The listing goes on to state: "Court-size card with the date 1895 incorporated in the multiple vignette design, signed by the artist, A.S. Couche of Exeter. Depicts Chapel Hill, Anstis Cove, Harbour, and Rock Walk. Attractively lithographed on pale blue card by the well-known Devon printer, J. Townsend of Exeter. The postcard publicizes Torquay's resort's low death rate; its warm climate; and, principal hotels and sporting activities.
Although the Torquay Health Resort postcard is unused, the printed date clearly establishes its status as Torquay's earliest picture postcard (see the listing of earliest recorded dates in The Picture Postcard Annual). The fact that the card was designed and printed in Exeter--some two years before the earliest recorded date for that city--also makes it of interest to collectors of Exeter postcards. Privately published postcards had been allowed through the post at the reduced halfpenny rate only since 1st September 1894."