"Inland Germany" Back
This Space may be used for
The address only to be written here.
Printed in Germany
Publisher (if any) on left margin
All cards signed "F S"
Earliest reported 25 May 1907
Except where indicated the following series
were not republished with a different back
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 May 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 some of the last
View Co Ltd cards to be published - and the fact
that some sets are not recorded until late 1907 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 from the "regular" Saxony
printer to a German printer
may have been triggered by the Company's financial problems.