As a small side project I thought it would be interesting to create a iPhone / iPad app showcasing some of the more beautiful items on TuckDB and TuckDB Ephemera.
Well it’s finally done and called Tuck Gallery. Search for “Tuck Gallery” in the App Store on your iPhone or iPad, or get it here:
Also we’d like thank everybody for their positive feedback and emails. Many people have offered to contribute to the listings. But because of the way we started the database we feel the need to clean up the existing 125,000+ entries before we can accept outside contributions. Our current plan is to wait until we have scanned and edited all the cards we currently have in the database.
We are currently 69% finished scanning, and will hopefully scan every card in the base collection sometime this year. When we get closer to 100% we will look to start accepting contributions and images.
We are happy to announce a new website TuckDB Ephemera. TuckDB Ephemera is the sister site of TuckDB. While the original TuckDB lists antique postcard published by Raphael Tuck and Sons, TuckDB Ephemera is for everything else: puzzles, books, toys, china, and much more.
Unlike TuckDB Postcards we are starting the database from scratch. There are already 1800+ items uploaded with high quality images. Here are a few highlights:
Everything on TuckDB Ephemera is free. We do not sell antique ephemera.
A special thanks to Alison Milling and Richard Moulton for making this site possible.
TuckDB is the first on-line database of Raphael Tuck & Sons postcards. We are happy to announce the public beta and open the site to the general public. The website remains very much a work in progress with many listings incomplete. Instead of waiting we have decided to open the site now to solicit feedback from the Tuck postcard collecting community.
The Current Listings
The Americas is the first edited tag in our listings. We are beginning an editing sweep of the remaining cards, completing it will take years.
We have several helpers scanning postcards & have finished this first edition of The Americas which represents about 10% of the total scanning.
During this beta our postcards scanners will continue to scan and upload postcards. The next focus will probably be on The Tuck Postcards of Lance Thackeray.
For those collectors interested in contributing to the database we are considering allowing everybody to edit postcards and upload pictures. If you are interested please send us some feedback