"Green Back" Sets

with Large Red Titles

While none of these cards are signed they are all by the same Green Back Publisher who appears to have specialised in supplying cards drawn by Fred Spurgin - and so it is reasonable to assume that they are all by Fred Spurgin.

Many contain cards showing a Lady in a red dress with a feathered hat.

As the cards were typically not printed with consecutive numbers and of this reason the number of cards in any set is uncertain, but there is no reason to assume it exceeded six.

In Our Office!

179

In our office

Our office boy will soon get a rise!

[PC II]

 

 

187

In our Office

We are good at French and shorthand and are very familiar with the typewriter

[PC II]

12 September 1915

 

 

197

In our office

we are engaged in an absorbing business

[PC II]

Get Married

181

Is business bad?

GET MARRIED and you will soon have a pushing concern!

[PC II]

 

 

195

If you are hard up GET MARRIED and you will soon learn to make ends meet!

[PC II]

 

 

196

Are you BALD? GET MARRIED - and you will soon have a little heir!

[PC II]

 

204

Are you too long?

Get Married

and you'll soon become short

[PC II]

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Nut

183

The Nut

Me Work? not while mothe rcan take in washing?

[PC II]

July 1914

 

184

The Nut

Why girls leave home!

[PC II]

 

185

The Nut

The Sea-side variety is like the weather - "Balmy"

[PC II]

189

The Nut

Beware of the ginger nit girls! He's not stuff!

[PC II]

June & July 1914

 

 

190

The Nut

A dream of the future!

[PC II]

 

194

The Nut

Things we see when we go out without our gun!

[PC II]

Sea-Side Weather

186

Sea-side Weather

"Wet - and close"

[PC II]

 

 

182

Sea-side Weather

"Very Dry"

[PC II]

 

226

Sea-side Weather

"Changeable"

[PC II]

I hear you are

201

I hear you are looking for an opening - I can recommend these

[PC II]

 

 

203

I hear you're going on strike

but not against this

I bet a quid 

[PC II]

 

 

 

Beside the sea-side

214

Beside the Sea-Side

We don't care, although we are absolutely on the rocks

[PC II]

 

258 Beside the seas side   You see lots of things you can't see in Town 

[PC II]  September 1915

 

259 Beside the sea side  If you go for a sail don't have dinner on board. It's a waste of money.   

[PC II]    September 1915

Doctor's orders

607   Doctors Orders - Lung Trouble - Take plenty of walking exercise

[PC II]

 

Doctor's Orders "In need of change - am visiting relatives"

 

611B   Doctor's Orders - Heart affected - Try the Seaside

[PC II]

Note: Further work needs to be done on a small number of cards which appeared with a different [PC i] back.

 

609  Doctor's Orders - Something hot to be take at bed-time

[PC i]

 

611B   Doctor's Orders - Heart affected - Try the Seaside

[PC i]

When you are - Single - Married

649 B   When you are single you think you're the only one she's attached to: Married You find she has other attachments   [PC II]

 

When you are ...

Single you stop up half the night

Married you stop up all the night

619    [PC II]

 

 

 652   When you are Single you make the girl lots of presents - Married she makes you lots of presents.   [PC II]

 

659 (??? query) When You are Single - Married ...      [PC II]

29 August 1914

 

654 When You are Single you can't afford a carriage and pair - Married you have too. - [ [PC II] [also 654 B]    1913?

Everybody's doing it

Everybody's doing it! but not always with the wife!

676    [PC II]  11 August 1913

 

 

Everybody's doing it! is this any of your doing!

675

[PC II]

 

Everybody's doing it! This is what a sailor did!

[PC II]

 

Everybody's doing it! but some wish they had never done it!

676   [PC II]  3 August 1916

 

Everybody's doing it! but its time pa stopped!

674 [PC II]

 

Everybody's doing it! except the stour copper and the fat cook

678    [PC II] 678B

Society Gossip

Society Gossip - Mrs de Jones is visiting a well known watering place but she is not accompanied by her husband. 245  [PC II]

 

Society Gossip - Lady Tatters was presented at court this morning

701  [PC. I]

 

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

702 [PC. I]

Society Gossip - Lady Hightone took a long tramp through the woods today

703 B

[PC. I]

 

Society Gossip - Major Mashem the noted 'dear' stalker is back in town

704  [PC. I] Printed in Germany

 

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]

20 August 1914


     

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

Entirely British 904

     

Contrasts

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 - The single girl wishes her young man would go home - The married woman wishes he old man would come home.

Entirely British 907

18 June 1918

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