Some Contemporary Artists of 'F S'

Teddy Ashton

This area of the research has proved to be an interesting blind alley.

Delittle, Fenwick & Co. Ltd. (Defco) introduced a rather verbose "1d postage applies" post-1906 back which was used a few years later for Fred Spurgin comic cards published by several different publishers. It was also used for Defco's own comic cards. This back is very uncommon and at first sight the only other comic cards with this back were those published in 1908/9 by E. R. Green of Blackpool - signed by "Syllikuss" or "Teddy Ashton" and it was appropriate to see if there was a connection with the Fred Spurgin cards.

Further Research: The latest research on "Syllikus" suggests that there is no simple link to the work of Fred Spurgin, apart from the common back, and there seems to be no reason for me to follow up the activities of Teddy Ashton in any detail. However if there are any further odd-ball cards, such as the baby's bottle, this might suggest that Teddy Ashton was a candidate for the identity of "Syllikuss."

Published by Teddy Ashton

 

Sammy (to his girl): "Dark Room! That'll be for courters."

Sally: "Should we ax how much they charge?"

 

Teddy Ashton Series - Copyright

(5/7/08)

 
 

Sammy (to his girl) - "We might as weel get one cheap while we've th' chance, I reckon we shall need one when we're wed."

Sally - "Ger off wi' thee!"

Teddy Ashton Series - Copyright

(1/8/08)

 

[same back]


 

Shirtless.

Sally's Mother: "I durn't think that girl thou'rt courtin' has much about her."

Sammy: " Well, I carn't say whether she has or not, but I'll ax her."

 

27/10/08 ]

Copyright - Teddy Ashton - Blackpool

[No. 79.

 

Published in the Victoria Series

39 Dark Room

 

57 Courtin' Neet - two pair of squeezers

 

61 The Sculpture Gallery

 

64 Another Dark Room

 

65  His mother's way

16 August 1909

   

Your Bottle

Have A Suck

29/5/08

Teddy Ashton's Copyright

No 66

Published by

E. R. G. & Co

Blackpool

 

Puzzle:

Find the Calves

One good cow and two calves

 

No 69