"F S" Post Cards:

"Early Saxony" Group

Published by the London View Company Ltd

"Early Saxony"

This Space may be used for

Communication. Inland Postage only

Printed in Saxony [Stamp Box]

Publisher (if any) on left margin

All cards signed "F S"

Published end 1906 - early 1907

 

J W Asher & Co ,

Blum & Degan

J Beagles

Gale & Polden

H Garner;

F G Harwood & Co

London View Co Ltd

J Mandel;

Morris Singer

Regal Publishing Co

H Vertigen

This group of cards were published in sets of 6, with the same back, are signed "F S", and in many cases had a publisher's name printed on the left margin of the back. With the exception of The Law and Jobs - the sets were not republished - suggesting a different publishing arrangement to the cards with other "Inland Postage" backs, most of which were later republished.

The earliest known postal date is June 1906 although most seem to date from November 1906 or shortly afterwards. It is likely that most of this later batch were published over a short period - as some series (especially the Pa's Holiday cards) have few dated examples.  In some sets it is likely that further publisher names are identified.

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. My current view is that "F S" may have worked for the London View Co. Ltd, who was the UK agent for the unidentified printer in Saxony who actually printed them.

Unfortunately I don't have the thumbs for some of the cards, and in some cases I do not even know the subject. If you can help to fill in any of the missing gaps I will be very greatful.

 

Additional information such as earlier first posting dates, or other publishers would also be welcome.

 

Contact Details

 

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

 

Clicking on the leading picture for each set will take you to a more detailed description of the set.

Sample Picture with Link Recorded Backs

Earliest Posts

Variants
 Seaside 1906

London View Co Ltd

Bernard Watkins

Earliest: 13 June 1906

Some unsigned

[Green Printing]

 

One card with different back for H. Garner

?

2  sets

of six each

 The Law

No Publisher

Gale & Polden

London View Co Ltd

J Mandel & Co

Earliest: 20 July 1906

Some on later backs

 Drink

No Publisher

Blum & Degan

J W A & Co ,  

Earliest: 22 September 1906

 
 Jobs

London View Co Ltd

Earliest: 6 November 1906

One example known with Inland back

 Post

No Publisher

Blum & Degan

H Garner;

London View Co Ltd

J Mandel;

H Vertigen

 Earliest: 2 December 1906

 

 Housemaids

No Publisher

Gale & Polden

H Garner

London View Co Ltd

Earliest: 4 December 1906

 
Xmas Cards - Holly Borders

No Publisher

London View Co Ltd

Earliest: 24 December 1906

 

Kind Remembrance

Hoping you won't put your foot in it

Well Filled Stocking

Where there is a Woman

"Where there is a woman Series"

The Regent's Comic Series [R. P. Co.]

J W A & Co ,

Earliest: 2 February 1907

[Series rather than publisher name]

Some later redrawn

Be Good

No Publisher

London View Co Ltd

H Vertigen & Co

Earliest: 3 February 1907

 

Firemen

No Publisher

Gale & Polden

London View Co Ltd

Earliest: 13 February 1907

 
New Leaf

No Publisher

London View Co Ltd

J Mandel & Co,

H Vertigen & Co

Earliest: 14 February 1907

 

?

I don't think

No Publisher

Blum & Degan

J Beagles

H Garner

London View Co Ltd

Morris Singer

Regal Publishing Co

Earliest: 6 March 1907

 
Puzzle

No Publisher

Gale & Polden

London View Co Ltd

H Vertigen & Co

Earliest: 18 April 1907

 
?
Pa's Holiday at Southend-on-Sea

London View Co Ltd

Earliest: 17 September 1907

 
[Cockles What Ho] [Our Bathroom will just suit] [He hasn't enjoyed the long walk] ?
Pa's Holiday at Brighton

F G Harwood & Co

London View Co Ltd

[No posting info]

 
Pa's Holiday at Hastings

London View Co Ltd

Earliest: 26 July 1909

 
[He pic-nics] ?
 
Same back, single cards - signed F S

Do You Reverse

Earliest: 2 March 1907

No publisher

 

Her Flowing Locks

Earliest: 4 September 1907

London View Co Ltd

Republished with different text

see Down Here

 

The Scarlet Pimpernel

No publisher

13 November 1906

 

Hosiery Exhibition now on

Please Inspect

JWA & Co, London

No 1553

 
The British Workman - possibly by F S

H Vertigen & Co

Earliest: 17 June 1907

Unsigned. Vertigen was selling F S cards with the same back at the same time

Check Backs

 
Same Back, unsigned, single cards - possibly by F S

Hello! Hello! Hello!

Earliest: 4 September 1907

No publisher

[No Signature]

Could it be by "F S"?

There is a divinity which shapes our ends (Shakespeare)

Earliest: 28 July 1907

No publisher

[No Signature]

Could it be by "F S"?

 
Same Back, by another artist, but linked publisher

The Typist  (set)

Flirting with the Clerks

Signed F V P

H Vertigen & Co, London E C

Early Saxony