"Entirely British Manufacture"

Published circa 1916

This back is of interest because of the following series of "Bed-warmer" cards which show a known "F S" card was still being reprinted in 1916, as were some other cards that had been published with an earlier "number only" back.

Publisher & printer unknown.

Do you want a bed warmer Sir?

F S Signed "F S"

[Back not seen]


Writing Space dot

[4 October 1912]


Postcard PC dot I 466

[12 October 1912]


Entirely British 918

This is the only "F S" card which has definitely been identified  as being reprinted with an "Entirely British Manufacture" back. While the format of the cards seem to remain the same the colour of the printing varies and the image is slightly modified.

"The General" set (which might be by "F S")

A soldier will follow his 'general' anywhere, but ...

Entirely British 825


The Officers here are very nice. The General often asks me in to supper

Entirely British 827


It's a soldier's duty to salute the 'General'

Entirely British 830

These cards are all reprints of cards early printed with Postcard PC II backs in about 1913, but with the soldier redrawn in khaki.  For details see The General.

Non-"F S" cards previously published in 1913/4 or earlier

When Adam went courting

I hope Eve will smile on my suit

Entirely British 916


When I arrested the prisoner. your worship, he became violent, and tore my uniform

Entirely British 920


[Also Numbered [PC II] 706]


[Also Numbered [PC II] 705]

By "F P" (unidentified artist)

The weather is a bit rough but the birds are fine down here.

Signed FP

Entirely British 716



"Did you hear of my Jack being killed"

"Yes I shall feel it very much for you"

Signed FP

Entirely British 719


He: "Last time I spoke to you I was in trouble."

She: "And so was I, you know."

Signed FP

Entirely British 720

Many a cook has lost her mutton talking to a copper

Signed FP

Entirely British 721


Oh constable, could you oblige me with a penny for two ha'pennies?

Entirely British 723


He: "I feel as if I could fight the world."

She: "Why, you can'f fight pussy."

Signed FP

Entirely British 724

"What a nice girl. The more I see of her the more I like her."

Signed FP

Entirely British 744

14 September 1916


Nobody's doing it!

Signed FP

Entirely British 750


"An Interesting Case on here - I'm working on it."

Signed FP

Entirely British 815

"Keep still, Cookey, don't wriggle and I think we will be able to manage it"

Signed FP

Entirely British 818

Unsigned Cards - Previous artist & history unknown

Have you anything on to-night, dear?

Oh you rude boy, can't you see.

Entirely British 809


Woman, on her wedding day, dresses in garments bright and gay. But when she's married a year or two she thinks that any old thing will do.

Entirely British 809


What more bally railings? What a long walk home it is to-night!

Entirely British 820

16 November 1916


Its hard to ask for a girl's hand and get her father's boot

Entirely British 848

Society Gossip - Lady Blueblud is spending a little time at her husband's country seat 

Entirely British 904


CONTRASTS - When you're young the bottle keeps you quiet - When you're old it makes you d___ noisy!

Entirely British 906


CONTRASTS - In the country - a cow and calves - in the town - ditto!

Entirely British 907



CONTRASTS - A Man swanks if his father is a General - But you bet he'll keep it dark if his mother is one!

Entirely British ?909

23 February 1918

You can find a girl at almost any watering place - but there are exceptions

Entirely British

[no number - also with 910]



Mistress: "Mary, why have you been such a long time making the bed?"

Mary: "Well you see, Mum, the Master was in it!"

Entirely British 911


"Mary, I want you to clean the Old Master"

Mary Obeyed Instructions

Entirely British 914

Master: "Mary, I want you to warm my bed to-night"  Mary: Excuse me Sir. I don't intend to warm any man's bed till I'm married!"

Entirely British 915


Once they were always together - but now they are living far apart

Entirely British 923


Two good reasons for the short skirt craze.

Entirely British 931


This is your room, Sir, and if there is anything you want in the night, ring for me.

Entirely British 960

Summing up
With only one "F S" card definitely identified it would seem that the re-issue of the "F S" art work from before 1910 has now , in effect, ceased. While this may be a deliberate decision not to republish, it is possible that some of the original artwork was held in Germany at the time of the outbreak of war.