MADAM: Re “Views of Glasgow” (“Clippings”, Summer 2016), Andrew Allan ( 1863- 1942) was a talented Scottish artist who frequently exhibited at the Glasgow Institute of Fine Arts and the Royal Scottish Academy between 1880 and 1940.
The set of 12 postcards from his original drawings was published by Millar & Lang, a Glasgow company who claimed to be the “Largest Publisher of View Postcards in Britain.” This wasn’t an idle boast because in 1904 they were producing a staggering million views per week.
The firm developed what they termed “the New Color- Crayon” Process for original drawings by Allan and another artist Joseph Pike to produce impressions of Edinburgh and London as well as Glasgow. Millar & Lang produced a huge range of topographical and subject cards but are most revered by collectors today for their superb comic output.
While your correspondent’s cards are attractive, and certainly old and collectable, they are probably only worth about a couple of pounds each.