"Number Only"


It has been noted that a number of "F S" cards with this very simple back appeared in about 1913/4, together with other cards in the "F S" style - and many more by other artists. The idea of the following thumb collection is to try and map out the reference number ranges which might be "F S" related cards.



There are two main families of back involved

[PC II]    POST CARD with double vertical dividing line


[PC. I]    POST CARD.  with single vertical dividing line




"Conductor, I want to get off at Piccadilly."

"Lor, Mum, you couldn't get off there if you tried all night. The Elephant and Castle's more in your line

(PC. I)




I am getting a mouthful of freah 'air

(PC. I)




If you see this tonight It's Me

4 August 1915

(PC. I)



What a wonderful view Maria

(PC. I)



Don't Worry Miss - Limbs ain't no threat to me!

(PC. I)


"Mother said you're a fine bouncing baby so I'm going to see

(PC. I)



My love is truly Great

(PC. I)



"Jack says I am nice enough to eat - I wish this darned flea didn't think so too!"

(PC. I)


96 Have left the ship - coming home by rail



Adam: Before I wore trousers I kept all my valuables in this

(PC. I)



A Sailor.s bags are roomy at the bottom

(PC. I)

[18 December 1913]


Eve: "Not in that fig-leaf, Adam!"

(PC. I)



A sailor's life at sea is a very wet one - but he always comes ashore because he is so very dry

(PC. I)



The fig leaf has one advantage over Trousers. Eve couldn't go through Adam's pockets while he was asleep

(PC. I)



Said Adam: No trousers for me if you please. This fig-leaf of mine's a more sensible wheeze. ...

(PC. I)




I'll bet this fig-leaf costume will tickle Eve's fancy

(PC. I)


117 Hands wanted on trousers - Apply at the rear

(PC. I)


120 The Doctor ordered me away for a change

(PC. I)   [Known 1913]



If you want to get off

(PC. I)



Love - When a man is in love ...

(PC. I)


The old fashion of patches on the cheeks is coming into favour again.



418 After all a pair of breeks saves a man standin' in a draught

(PC. I) [2 May 1913] also 418B


419 I'd like some veal off those calves, Bai Jove

[PC. I] 20 Jan 1913; 1 July 1913


425 Father's got to stay indoors to hide his dirty shirt for mothers pinched his trousers to make a harem skirt [PC. I]

September 1912


426 Going away for a little sun and air!

28 June & 20 September 1913 [PC. I]

See Not a word to the wife

427 I like plenty for my money

9 August 1913   [PC. I]   Also

13 May 1913 Printed in Germany

[PC. I]   could be ?? Crown Series??


429 Someone has been there before him!

Also Writing Space Series 3098

and Writing Space Printed in Germany


430 Advice to men in love - Don't marry a girl for her face alone

Printed in Germany

431.  Percy, If you don't stop pinching I'll scream

27 September 1913

(PC./I  Printed in Germany)


432 Man came First Him

Also 432 B  23 November 1913

Also Crown Series 2 No 1034



Only to see her face again

Also Crown Series 2 No 1029


Mary Jane in the hands of the law

23 July 1914


441 That'll make him sit up

[also Printed in Germany



Oh George! He has seen it all!

Printed in Germany


445  The Explorer - can you wonder why the moon turned pale.

[PC. I] Printed in Germany



The Harem Skirt has stopped all this sort of thing

 [PC. I]

447 Not in those Trousers

[PC. I] Printed in Germany

3 July 1913

[Other backs known]



Never do behind one's back what you wouldn't do in front of one's face.[PC. I] Printed in Germany


451 Darkness that can be felt

[PC. I] Printed in Germany


453 Scots Wha' Owe!

[PC. I] Printed in Germany

8 September 1912 [Also Inland Post]



The boy stood on the burning deck,

His feet were all in blisters,

His knickers were burnt off his back

So he put on his sisters!

[PC. I] Printed in Germany



456 If you break the engagement off don't expect the girl to return all the presents!

Printed in Germany


[Compare with Breach of Promise Series]



England expects that every man this day will do his duty!

459  [PC. I]


462 B  Some popular Scotch 'airs

[PC. I]   Printed in Germany




You can't tell a man by his cloths, unless he is wearing a kilt.

  [PC. I]

466 Do you want a bed-warmer Sir?

[PC. I]

19 July 1913

[4 & 12 October 1912]

Also "F S" version

See Entirely British


467 There's mony a slip, twixt the peel & the pip



468 You're asking for it

8 August 1913



470  Make Room for your uncle

Postcard PC dot I Printed in Germany

31 July 1913 



Only 11/6 & it wont's talk back

12 September 1913 

  [PC. I]



477 PC: Here what are you doing ...

 [PC. I] (Printed in Germany)

[also Writing Space]

480 Oh George! I think this place is ripping

[PC. I] (Printed in Germany)


482 To the Pushing Young Clerk

[PC. I] (Printed in Germany)




492   Use the sugar tongs Arry!!

Why it ain't ot, is it?

[PC. I]


496 A New Postal Order

Also Crown Series 1 No 1008

[PC. I]


509   What a Pity  H's Married


517 Breach of Promise Series

Printed in Germany

16 August 1912 [PC. I]


534  Lucky Washee Man

No signature

See Lucky







Don't Worry - You'll strike something soon   -  Signed Reg Maurice

602 [PC. II]

Don't Worry - Something's bound to turn up   -  Signed Reg Maurice

603 [PC. II]


Don't Worry - Because its all off   -  Signed Reg Maurice

606 [PC. II]

I wish I was that Boy   -  Signed Reg Maurice

621  [PC. II]


The sea-weed smells very bad this year

626  [PC. II]



We've a fine big front here  -  Signed Reg Maurice 642  [PC. II]


Look Ma! That old cow has got some fine calves

644  [PC. II]


Oh Eve, What is it and where did you get it from

645  [PC. II]



Society Gossip - Major Mashem ...

700  [PC. II]

Society Gossip - Lady Tatters ...

701  [PC. II]


Society Gossip - Lady Blueblud ...

702   [PC. II]

Society Gossip - Lady Hightone ...

703 B   [PC. II]

Society Gossip - Lord and Lady Neverpay have left town, and the 'shooting' season is now on. Her ladyship is credited with some big bags.

705   [PC. I]


Won't you come and listen to our sermon on the prodigal son ...

707.   Postcard PC dot I

[13  July 1913 with Printed in Germany]

[15 July 1913 without  Printed in Germany]

Also London View Co Ltd Writing Space

"Henry, It's twenty to one!"

"All ri. I'll have five bob each way!"

715 [PC. I]

While the housemaid is emptying the slops ...

718  [PC. II]

26 October 1913



653 At the seaside its quite the thing to be photographed seated on a donkey




?53 or ?63

Also Inland Post












433 If you've got a wife that nags get one of these patent gags[PC. I]


436B It is folly to suggest yhat men are descended from monkeys

[PC. I]

13 August 1913