Groups of "F S" cards

"F. S. Comic Series" Back

All sets recorded in PCM (March 2009)

 

The "F. S. Comic Series" cards were signed "F S". and share the same back but there are three variants which differ by what appears along the left edge:

  1. No Publisher or series

  2. F S Comic Series

  3. London View Co Ltd  F S Comic Series

Earliest Posting: 3 August 1907

It seems that they were printed in mid 1907, and while more postal dates are needed it is possible that some were issued in 1907 and the issue of others may have been delayed - possibly having been sold as bankruptcy stock in 1908/9.

Sample Picture Recorded Backs

Earliest Posts for set

Variants
He would if he could but he can't

  1. No Publisher or series

  2. F S Comic Series

  3. London View Co Ltd  F S Comic Series

10 September 1907

25 October 1907

15 December 1909

20 December 1909

23 March 1910

23 December 1910

No reprints or variants identified
Not a Word to the Wife

  1. No Publisher or series

  2. F S Comic Series

  3. London View Co Ltd  F S Comic Series

3 August 1908

20 July 1909

2 November 1909

15 September 1910

No reprints identified

Redrawn unsigned variant of one card known with numbered back

The Pleasure of Cycling

  1. No Publisher or series

  2. F S Comic Series

  3. London View Co Ltd  F S Comic Series

3 August 1907

14 August 1907

8 October 1907

15 November 1907

20 November 1907

30 May 1908

10 August 1908

18 May 1909

2 September 1909

December 1910

28 July 1911

The unsigned set of cards with the same title published by H Garner (1909) and E.L.P.Co. (1911) are almost certainly not by "F S."
Try and Forget It

  1. No Publisher or series

  2. F S Comic Series

  3. London View Co Ltd  F S Comic Series

23 September 1907

21 December 1907

1 March 1909

26 August 1909

15 September 1909

18 August 1910
No reprints or  variants identified
When at the Seaside Don't Forget

  1. No Publisher or series

  2. F S Comic Series

  3. London View Co Ltd  F S Comic Series

6 August 1907

23 August 1907

21 July 1908

22 March 1909

6 June 1909

February 1910

31 March 1910

No reprints or variants identified
When you wish

  1. No Publisher or series

  2. F S Comic Series

  3. London View Co Ltd  F S Comic Series

2 September 1907

14 September 1907

27 September 1907

9 November 1907

16 December 1907

2 January 1908

7 October 1908

31 July 1909

16 August 1909

One card unsigned

An American version of one card suggesting two different printings - apparently with the same plate and just the text modified.