"F S" Post Cards:

"Inland Germany" Group

Published by the London View Company Ltd

"Inland Germany" Back

 

This Space may be used for

Inland communication.

The address only to be written here.

Printed in Germany [Stamp Box]

Publisher (if any) on left margin

 

All cards signed "F S"

Earliest reported August 1907

 

Except where indicated the following series were not republished with a different back

 

No Publisher

J Beagles

Blum & Degan

Gale & Polden

H Garner

London View Co Ltd

Woolstone Bros *

 

* With modified "Milton"

logo banner line

This group of cards were published in sets of 6, with the same back, are all signed "F S", and in many cases had a publisher's name printed on the left margin of the back. The cards were not republished - suggesting a different publishing arrangement to the cards with other "Inland Postage" backs, most of which were later republished. The group could well represent a natural continuation of the Early Saxony group, but with a German, rather than Saxony, printer.

The earliest known postal date is August 1907 and it seems clear that these cards were printed with the intention of either selling them with no publisher name, or with the "publisher" name added. They may represent the last London View Co Ltd cards to be published - and the fact that some sets are not recorded until 1908 may indicate that they had been printed but most had not been distributed at the time the company folded, and were later sold as bankruptcy stock. In fact the move to a different printer may have been triggered by the Company's financial problems.

Birthday Greetings

No Publisher

J Beagles

Gale & Polden

London View Co Ltd

Earliest: August 1907

All signed "F S" in a circle

At least four cards were later reprinted with different text, suggesting that the original drawings survived the failure of the London View Company.

Oh! Did he!

No Publisher

Blum & Degan

Gale & Polden Ltd

H Garner

London View Company Ltd

Earliest:  November 1907

All signed "F S" in circle

A seventh card, linked to the suffragettes, was probably not a part of the original set.

Turkish

No publisher

Beagles

Blun & Degan

H Garner

London View Co Ltd

Woolstone Bros

Earliest: ? 1907

Signed "F S" (no circle)

 

One variant back (for Woolstone Bros) with the company logo - was printed from the same plate

A Turkish husband wants beating

On their Honeymoon

No Publisher

H Garner

London View Co Ltd

Earliest: May 1908

Signed "F S" (no circle)