Shell Postcard Checklist & Rarity Guide

  • SQ No
  • No. on card
  • Earliest Known Date
  • Description
  • In Album
  • Rarity
  • 0
  • P
  • 1
  • 22
  • 1908
  • It's Perfect Purity - Thats the Point.
  • SM
  • 3
  • 2
  • 23
  • 1905
  • Avoid inferior spirit as you would a trap. It's Perfect Purity that's the Point.
  • SM
  • 3
  • 3
  • 24
  • 1905
  • Shell Motor Spirit. Every can Sealed.
  • SM
  • 3
  • 4
  • 25
  • 1908
  • The Keystone to Motoring. Every can Sealed
  • SM
  • 2
  • 5
  • 32
  • 1908
  • Kindred Spirits.
  • SM
  • 2
  • 6
  • 33
  • 1908
  • Votes for Women
  • SM
  • 3
  • 7
  • 34
  • 1908
  • They all want.
  • SM
  • 2
  • 8
  • 35
  • 1908
  • Speeding the parting guest.
  • SM
  • 3
  • 9
  • 36
  • 1908
  • See that you always have "SHELL".
  • SM
  • 2
  • 10
  • 37
  • 1908
  • Best for Motor Cars. Best for Boats.
  • SM
  • 2
  • 11
  • 38
  • 1908
  • For all times and all climbs.
  • SM
  • 3
  • 12
  • 39
  • 1908
  • More records on "SHELL" than any other.
  • SM
  • 4
  • 13
  • 40
  • 1908
  • CAUTION! See that every can carries a seal......
  • SM
  • 3
  • 14
  • 41
  • 1908
  • The spirit of great strength....
  • SM
  • 3
  • 15
  • 64
  • 1908
  • More miles on "SHELL" than any other!.......
  • MR
  • 4
  • 16
  • 65
  • 1908
  • Latest Successes. Scottish Trials......
  • MR
  • 3
  • 17
  • 66
  • 1908
  • When you think of SPEED think of "SHELL"
  • SM
  • 2
  • 18
  • 66
  • 1908
  • As previous but overprinted: FOUR-INCH RACE.....
  • SM
  • 3
  • 19
  • 69
  • 1908
  • When you think of SPEED think of "SHELL"
  • MR
  • 3
  • 20
  • 71
  • 1908
  • Of amazing power.
  • SM
  • 2
  • 21
  • 72
  • 1908
  • Best on Earth. Best in the Air
  • SM
  • 2
  • 22
  • 73
  • 1908
  • Invincible!
  • SM
  • 1
  • 23
  • 74
  • 1908
  • "SHELL" is the password to successful motoring......
  • SM
  • 2
  • 24
  • 75
  • 1908
  • Helping Father.
  • SM
  • 2
  • 25
  • 76
  • 1908
  • Always ahead of time
  • SM
  • 2
  • 26
  • 77
  • 1908
  • King Petrolemy Sendeth unto Pharaoh Gifts of Precious Spirit
  • SM
  • 2
  • 27
  • 78
  • 1908
  • 1st unsuccessful motorist.........
  • SM
  • 1
  • 28
  • 79
  • 1908
  • "Shell" Motor Spirit. The Best Mascot.
  • SM
  • 2
  • 29
  • 83
  • 1908
  • Scottish Reliability Trials 1908.
  • SM
  • 3
  • 30
  • 84
  • 1909
  • Reform Oil Heaters. Obtainable Everywhere.
  • HL
  • 4
  • 31
  • 92
  • 1909
  • Hutton car driven by Mr W Watson. The winner of the Four-Inch Race.....
  • MR
  • 4
  • 32
  • 134
  • 1909
  • Souvenir of Blackpool Aviation Week 1909
  • SM
  • 2
  • 33
  • 135
  • 1909
  • Must have "SHELL" at all costs!
  • SM
  • 2
  • 34
  • 136
  • 1909
  • Aircraft, Glider and Red Balloon
  • SM
  • 2
  • 35
  • 143
  • 1910
  • General Election 1910
  • SM
  • 3
  • 36
  • 145
  • 1910
  • The Key to Successful Motoring
  • SM
  • 2
  • 37
  • 146
  • 1910
  • Illustrates waiter offering a can of Shell
  • SM
  • 3
  • 38
  • 147
  • 1910
  • Holds more honours than any other
  • SM
  • 1
  • 39
  • 148
  • 1910
  • "SHELL" the Spirit of Many Triumphs
  • SM
  • 2
  • 40
  • 149
  • 1910
  • Safeguard your interests by buying "SHELL"
  • SM
  • 2
  • 41
  • 150
  • 1910
  • What makes them go so fast
  • SM
  • 2
  • 42
  • 155
  • 1910
  • Triumphs of the air. Mr L I Paulhan.....
  • AR
  • 4
  • 43
  • 164
  • 1910
  • Reform Oil Heater. Illustrates an Eskimo sitting on crate of Shell Motor Spirit.
  • HL
  • 3
  • 44
  • 174
  • 1912
  • Use More Air
  • CM
  • 2
  • 45
  • 175
  • 1912
  • Crown Motor Spirit. Use more air
  • CM
  • 2
  • 46
  • 176
  • 1912
  • Insist on Crown Motor Spirit. Use more air. Reject substitutes
  • CM
  • 2
  • 47
  • 177
  • 1912
  • Crown Motor Spirit. A tower of strength
  • CM
  • 2
  • 48
  • 178
  • 1012
  • Crown Motor Spirit. Obtainable everywhere. Use more air
  • CM
  • 3
  • 49
  • 179
  • 1912
  • Crown Motor Spirit. Use more air. The spirit of the past and the spirit of the present
  • CM
  • 3
  • 50
  • 180
  • 1910
  • Shell Motor Spirit. Best for hill climbing
  • SM
  • 2
  • 51
  • 181
  • 1911
  • Scottish Trials
  • SM
  • 1
  • 52
  • 182
  • 1911
  • With Captain Scott R.N. In the Antarctic. En route to the South Pole
  • SM
  • 2
  • 53
  • 183
  • 1911
  • The Spirit of the coming age
  • SM
  • 2
  • 54
  • 184
  • 1911
  • Old King Cole was a merry.....
  • SM
  • 1
  • 55
  • 185
  • 1911
  • (Illustrates child sitting in a shell)
  • SM
  • 1
  • 56
  • 200
  • 1911
  • Waiter (presenting wine list).......
  • SM
  • 3
  • 57
  • 201
  • 1911
  • The Favourite with every engine!
  • SM
  • 4
  • 58
  • 202
  • 1911
  • What a find for the "SHELL" collector
  • SM
  • 4
  • 59
  • 203
  • 1911
  • Give a Camel food and water.....
  • SM
  • 3
  • 60
  • 208
  • 1911
  • The Spirit that is always used on Arduous Trials. SHELL helped a 20hp Ford climb Ben Nevis.
  • MR
  • 3
  • 61
  • 213
  • 1911
  • The leading Motor Spirits.
  • HL
  • 3
  • 62
  • 222
  • 1911
  • 12 Hours record. At Brooklands, 1st September 1911.
  • MR
  • 3
  • 63
  • 226
  • 1912
  • The RAC test of a 40-50hp 6 cylinder Roll-Royce......
  • MR
  • 3
  • 64
  • 227
  • 1912
  • Illustrates a Witch flying on a Shell Motor Spirit can.
  • SM
  • 4
  • 65
  • 228
  • 1912
  • Illustrates a dog pulling a Shell Motor Spirit can.
  • SM
  • 3
  • 66
  • 229
  • 1912
  • Illustrates a school teacher with pupil and schoolboys.
  • SM
  • 4
  • 67
  • 230
  • 1912
  • You can't touch "Shell" Motor Spirit for Uniform Excellence
  • SM
  • 3
  • 68
  • 232
  • 1911
  • The finish of the Lorraine Dietrich 7000 miles Reliability Trial....
  • MR
  • 3
  • 69
  • 246
  • 1912
  • On the Track of a Good Thing.
  • SM
  • 3
  • 70
  • 247
  • 1912
  • Illustrates an Angel flying with a can of Shell Motor Spirit.
  • SM
  • 2
  • 71
  • 248
  • 1912
  • A friend in need. Illustrated a dog with Shell can round neck.
  • SM
  • 2
  • 72
  • 249
  • 1912
  • Illustrates Stoneage Motorists.
  • SM
  • 3
  • 73
  • 252
  • 1912
  • Mr Grahame-White at Weymouth....
  • AR
  • 3
  • 74
  • 256
  • 1912
  • IIlustrates a By-Plane with a man holding walking stick leaning against plane
  • MR
  • 3
  • 75
  • 257
  • 1912
  • As above, but with man holding a SHELL can of Shell Motor Spirit
  • AR
  • 3
  • 76
  • 267
  • 1912
  • Illustrates man raising flag up flagpole
  • AR
  • 4
  • 77
  • 270
  • 1912
  • Illustrates two heralds, one each side of a Shell can
  • SM
  • 2
  • 78
  • 272
  • 1912
  • This card illustrates a car, a boat, a plane and a motor cycle with side-car.
  • SM
  • 4
  • 79
  • 273
  • 1912
  • As above, but only the top two illustrations are shown
  • SM
  • 4
  • 80
  • 283
  • 1912
  • Avro Biplane at Brooklands, October 24 1912
  • AR
  • 4
  • 81
  • 286
  • 1913
  • Mr Gustav Hamel on a Blerio Monoplane.....record non-stop flight from Dover to Cologne on 17th April 1913.
  • AR
  • 4
  • 82
  • 288
  • 1913
  • Mr Hawker setting new British height record at Brooklands may 31st 1913
  • AR
  • 4
  • 83
  • 289
  • 1913
  • Illustrates a Man looking into a Cannon.
  • SM
  • 3
  • 84
  • 290
  • 1913
  • Illustrates two cars, one large, one small
  • SM
  • 2
  • 85
  • 291
  • 1913
  • He sells the "Shell" on the sea shore
  • SM
  • 3
  • 86
  • 292
  • 1913
  • Highest in public esteem
  • SM
  • 3
  • 87
  • 293
  • 1913
  • Buoyed up by the "Best of Spirits"
  • SM
  • 2
  • 88
  • 295
  • 1913
  • Shelsly Walsh Hill Climb, June 7 1913
  • MR
  • 4
  • 89
  • 303
  • 1913
  • Mr Gustav Hamel winner of the Second Arial Derby, and the Morane Saulnier Monoplane.....
  • AR
  • 4
  • 90
  • 312
  • 1913
  • Mr Gustav Hamel filling up the tank of his Morane Saulnier .......
  • AR
  • 4
  • 91
  • 312
  • 1913
  • Looping the Loop by Mr M. Chanteloup in his Cauldron Biplane..
  • AR
  • 3
  • 92
  • 319
  • 1914
  • Edwin Prosser with his Cauldron Biplane.
  • AR
  • 4
  • 93
  • 320
  • 1914
  • Edwin Prosser with his Cauldron Biplane.
  • AR
  • 4
  • 94
  • 323
  • 1914
  • Crown Motor Spirit. Illustrates a man on phone.
  • CM
  • 4
  • 95
  • 324
  • 1914
  • Go to he summit of Snowdon on 'Shell 11'
  • MI
  • 4
  • 96
  • 334
  • 1914
  • Glasgow 12 hours Reliability Trials.
  • MR
  • 4
  • 97
  • 335
  • 1914
  • Saltburn Speed Trials.
  • MR
  • 4
  • 98
  • 350
  • 1914
  • Naval and Military Aeroplane Engine competition.
  • AR
  • 4
  • 99
  • 351
  • 1914
  • Members of the Canadian Transport Contingent...
  • MI
  • 4
  • 100
  • 750
  • 1938
  • Summer Shell on sale until next October.
  • MI
  • 3
  • 101
  • None
  • 1905
  • Isle of Man Trophy Race
  • MR
  • 4
  • 102
  • None
  • 1905
  • Best on Land and Sea.
  • SM
  • 2
  • 103
  • None
  • 1906
  • As SQ102 but overprinted Tourist Trophy Race 1906.
  • SM
  • 4
  • 104
  • None
  • 1905
  • C.S. Rolls in a Rolls-Royce winning the Tourist Trophy Race. This is an undivided back postcard.
  • MR
  • 3
  • 105
  • None
  • 1905
  • Illustrates a Driver pouring from Shell can. This is an undivided back postcard.
  • SM
  • 2
  • 106
  • None
  • 1905
  • This is an undivided back postcard.
  • SM
  • 3
  • 107
  • None
  • 1909
  • Playing card design. Always turns ur Trumps.
  • SM
  • 3
  • 108
  • None
  • 1905
  • I though so it's everywhere.
  • SM
  • 3
  • 109
  • None
  • 1909
  • 1909 With Compliments card
  • MI
  • 2
  • 110
  • None
  • 1910
  • Royal Standard Lamp Oil correspondence card
  • HL
  • 3
  • 111
  • None
  • 1910
  • Royal Standard Lamp Oil correspondence card
  • HL
  • 3
  • 112
  • None
  • 1910
  • White May Lamp Oil correspondence card
  • HL
  • 3
  • 113
  • None
  • 1910
  • Royal Standard Lamp Oil correspondence card
  • HL
  • 3
  • 114
  • None
  • 1910
  • Shell carried unanimously
  • SM
  • 4
  • 115
  • None
  • 1913
  • Mr R O Clark nine world records
  • MR
  • 3
  • 116
  • None
  • 1911
  • Rock Light finest lamp oil correspondence card
  • HL
  • 3
  • 117
  • None
  • 1911
  • Lorraine Dietrich seven thousand mile road trial
  • MR
  • 3
  • 118
  • None
  • 1907
  • Illustrates two drivers on rocket to Moon
  • SM
  • 4
  • 119
  • None
  • 1920
  • Atlantic flight won on Shell
  • AR
  • 4
  • 120
  • None
  • 1910
  • Mr Grahame-White's aeroplane
  • AR
  • 3
  • 121
  • None
  • 1919
  • In times past the pioneer depended on Trade Winds
  • AR
  • 2
  • 122
  • None
  • 1915
  • M Pegoud flights on the Bleriot Mono-plane
  • AR
  • 3
  • 123
  • None
  • 1916
  • At the front. Hold to light postcard
  • MI
  • 4
  • 124
  • None
  • 1917
  • Aerial warfare
  • AR
  • 3
  • 125
  • None
  • 1917
  • Gravity fed
  • SM
  • 4
  • 126
  • None
  • 1917
  • In the All-Gold cans illustrates car with wings
  • AR
  • 3
  • 127
  • None
  • 1921
  • Remarkable model shown at the Daily Mail efficiency exhibition
  • MI
  • 3
  • 128
  • None
  • 1921
  • Remarkable model shown at the Daily Mail efficiency exhibition
  • MI
  • 3
  • 129
  • None
  • 1922
  • Easily first Shell Motor Lubricating Oils
  • MI
  • 3
  • 130
  • None
  • 1924
  • Produced within the British Empire
  • MI
  • 3
  • 131
  • None
  • 1953
  • Many Happy Returns of Shell Day!
  • MI
  • 2
  • 132
  • SRC1
  • 1959
  • Car Service reminder: Just to remind you....
  • MI
  • 3
  • 133
  • None
  • 1965
  • Correspondence Card
  • MI
  • 3
  • 134
  • None
  • 1965
  • Correspondence Card
  • MI
  • 3
  • 135
  • None
  • 1965
  • South African Fishing Industry
  • MI
  • 3
  • 136
  • None
  • 1925
  • Stick to the best.
  • MI
  • 3
  • 137
  • None
  • 1925
  • Shell on the right road
  • MI
  • 3
  • 138
  • None
  • 1924
  • Illustrates ten small pictures of a red car. Signed: Fougasse
  • MI
  • 4
  • 139
  • 253
  • 1912
  • Mr B.C. Hucks remarkable flights Weymouth to Hendon.
  • AR
  • 4
  • 140
  • 306
  • 1913
  • World Record Beaten by 6-cylinder Sunbeam.
  • MR
  • 4
  • 141
  • 343
  • 1914
  • All the "Daily Mail" Exhibition flights......
  • AR
  • 4
  • 142
  • 164
  • 1910
  • Reform Oil Heater. Illustrates an Eskimo sitting on a barrel of Royal Standard Oil.
  • HL
  • 4
  • 143
  • 322
  • 1914
  • Crown Motor Spirit. Post Office van.
  • CM
  • 4
  • 144
  • 311
  • 1913
  • British Empire Michelin Trophy won by Mr R.H. Carr.
  • AR
  • 4
  • 145
  • 294
  • 1913
  • Isle of Man TT Races. Me T. Wood ridind a Scott Two-stroke.
  • MR
  • 4
  • 146
  • 284
  • 1912
  • Shell v. The wind.
  • AR
  • 4
  • 147
  • 299
  • 1913
  • "Daily Mail" Waterplane Race round Great Britain.
  • AR
  • 4
  • 148
  • None
  • 1920
  • Austrailian Flight. London to Port Darwin.
  • AR
  • 4
  • 149
  • None
  • ?
  • "By Gad Sir". Shell is now reformed.
  • MI
  • 3
  • 150
  • SRC2
  • 1959
  • Car Service reminder: Just in case you forgot....
  • MI
  • 3
  • 151
  • SRC3
  • 1959
  • Car Service reminder: Next week....
  • MI
  • 3
  • 152
  • SRC4
  • 1959
  • Car Service reminder: It's a date.
  • MI
  • 3
  • 153
  • SRC5
  • 1959
  • Car Service reminder: Isn't it time you dropped in?
  • MI
  • 3
  • 154
  • SRC7
  • 1959
  • Car Service reminder: Is anything wrong?
  • MI
  • 3
  • 155
  • SRC8
  • 1959
  • Car Service reminder: Just to remind you....
  • MI
  • 3
  • 156
  • 451c
  • ?
  • White May British made Paraffin.
  • HL
  • 3
  • 157
  • 225
  • 1911
  • Gustav Hamel First Aerial Post 9th September 1911.
  • AR
  • 4
  • 158
  • None
  • 1911
  • M. Vedrines Daily Mail prize for Dover-London-Calais Competion 8th August 1911
  • AR
  • 4
  • 159
  • 742
  • 1938
  • Winter Shell until next May.
  • MI
  • 3
  • 160
  • 758
  • 1938
  • Time to change to Winter Shell.
  • MI
  • 3
  • 161
  • 772
  • 1938
  • Summer Shell May to October.
  • MI
  • 3
  • 162
  • 66
  • 1908
  • as SQ17 but overprinted "Kettleby Hill Climb"
  • SM
  • 3
  • 163
  • -
  • 1907
  • Shell Motor Spirit (Banner)
  • SM
  • 4
  • 164
  • Shell Motor Spirit on sale here. B/W.
  • SM
  • 3
  • 165
  • 280
  • 1912
  • The Record Breaking Lorraine-Dietrich....
  • MR
  • 3
  • 166
  • 307
  • 1913
  • Beating World's Records in Sunbeam
  • MR
  • 3
  • 167
  • 274
  • 1912
  • as 272 but just illustrating aeroplane & Motorcycle
  • SM
  • 4
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