How to use the E.H. Mitchell checklist

Walt & Gail ANNOUNCEMENT on Bancroft Library Donation

Walt and Gail's  Edward H. Mitchell collection is being given to the U. C. Berkeley, Cal. "Bancroft Library" on Dec. 3. 2016. This Collection of over 12,000 Postcards and ephemera depicting the Western United States, Hawaii and the Philippine Islands. Using the Postcards as a source, they will document the early 1898-1930 history of this area, making them available to all. Those items flagged with an "*" (asterisk) will indicate that the Bancroft Library has the Postcard! It will take them up to 6 months to a year before they will all be available to view, etc..

WALT will continue to keep this checklist updated and pass any new material to the Bancroft Library. Please Advise Walt when you find new EHM Postcards / Ephemera at: [email protected]


1. Determine if postcard is COLOR, SEPIA, and divided or undivided back.

     1-A. Go to Back Designs and Definitions

Step 2

For  Color

Go to Color Divided Backs 1 -299  Checklist 

Go to Color Divided Backs 300-699 Checklist

Go to Color Divided Backs 700 - 1099 Checklist

Go to Color Divided Backs 1100-1499 Checklist

Go to Color Divided Backs 1500 - 1999 Checklist

Go to Color Undivided Backs 1- 179 checklist

For SEPIA Tone Cards

GO TO Sepia Divided Back List

GO TO Sepia Unnumbered List

For Miscellaneous & Real Photo

GO TO the Misc Items list

GO TO the Real Photo list


NOTE: All Other types not in above categories can be found in special listings

defined in the Checklist INDEX

Step 3   Got to Master Codes & Definitions,

OR Suggested Codes to use by Collector to Maintain their Inventory of EHM Material.

Other Publishers(Venders)

NOTE: (*) in USMP column will indicate change/addition!

(Credits-Initials of person adding info will be indicated) here.

Please advise Walt, if you do not want Credits.

When Vendor column is blank "EHM" is assumed! "SPECIAL INFORMATION"

NOTICE: This Reference list for E H MITCHELL is for individual personal use "ONLY" Use & Reproduction(Including scans) of this listing for business purposes will require Walt's written permission. ANY Links to this page will also require Walt's Permission

CREDITS: Walter R Kransky (SJPCC/SFBAPCC), and many others, with information.

NOTE: For those of you who download these Listings for your PERSONAL USE - A donation of $15.00 USD would be appreciated by the San Jose Postcard Club, and the San Francisco Bay Area Postcard Club, P. O. Box 32042, San Jose, California, 95152 (The above have put many days and hours into this effort!)

Make Checks Payable to: SJPCC. 

If you have information/corrections to add to this Checklist, for MITCHELL cards/material-Contact Walt: [email protected]

Suggestions are also invited to improve these listings.

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