About Series : Series 93,000

Series 93,000

There are eleven different series of McVilly & Little cards, each with their own distinctive front and back layout. A summary of these, with publication dates, is given at the end of the "About the Publisher" section.


This series is called "Series 93,000" because the printer numbers on the back of the cards are in the 93,000s.


Printer: Cards in this series were printed by a combination of collotype and lithography by C.G. Röder of Leipzig, Germany, in 1906. For information on the printing date of C.G. Röder cards, see Note 1.


Date: Printed in 1906


Number in Series: Cards I have seen are in the range 93321-93344, but the range is probably wider. There is one anomalous card numbered 93587 which fits all the characteristics of the Series 69,000 cards, apart from the printer's number.



An example of the back of one of this series is given below. The identifying features are:

  • Back of card printed in green with the words "POST CARD" in a large serif font at the top.
  • Printer's number at bottom right
  • Along the left margin "Published by McVilly & Little, Hobart, Tasmania"
  • Stamp box dotted, with "Printed in Germany" inside it.
  • Dividing line between correspondence and address area on back is a double line. 

The cards of this series are similar to the Series 69,000 cards. The characteristics of Series 93,000 cards compared to Series 69,000 cards are:

  • The caption on the front is in a smaller font.
  • The words "POST CARD" on the back are in a smaller font.
  • The spelling error of "McVilley" on the back of the 69,000 cards has been corrected to "McVilly"
  • The vertical dividing line on the back is a double line.

Note 1: The printing dates and numbering of C.G. Röder cards are discussed in this reference:

Webber, George. (2003) "C.G. Röder 1901 to 1944" The Postcard Album 20: 28-31.    (The Postcard Album is published by Helmfried Luers, Gartenstr. 14, 26180 Rastede, Germany. No ISSN. Email: TPA-Luers@t-online.de)