Back: "Number Only"


San-serif with dot [PC. I]


[PC. I]    POST CARD.  with single vertical dividing line

Stamp Box empty. Number bottom left.


It has been noted that a number of "F S" cards with this very simple back appeared in about 1913/4, together with other cards in the "F S" style - and many more by other artists. The idea of the following thumb collection is to try and map out the reference number ranges which might be "F S" related cards.

These cards are virtually all unsigned - and appear to include different artists, but some are definitely by "F S." In most cases there appears to be only one card per number, with a few sets of six consecutive cards. but in some places cards from different sets seem to appear in random order.

Many of the cards have "Printed in Germany" on the left margin, and on some the number is followed by a "B" - in both cases cards are known with and without these additions.

The cards I have located with this back are listed below - and are grouped to indicate their connection (if any) with "F S."  The earliest so far was posted in August 1912

Key to "F S" involvement
Background Green Card is either signed "F S" or is a reprint of a card known to be by "F S" - including those listed in the Picture Post Card Magazine as being by "F S." There will be a relevant link to the set.
Background Yellow Card can be linked to unsigned Crown Publishing cards, or are listed on the "Kilts" page - also cards by "Dauber" - So are also considered to be by "F S"
Background Pink Cards in the "F S" style, including unsigned Vertigen cards, which I consider should be deemed to be by "F S"
Background Grey Card (or obvious set) can be related to a earlier but relevant back. There will be a link to further information.
Background White No significant information on the artist or the post card history. In some cases the card may be by "F S."
Cards with back in number order

41  Hoping you'll get many a Christmas Box


47  Good Fortune Smile on you this Christmas Tide  [PC. I]



A Jolly Xmas to you

Hoping you'll look up some of your old friends this year

[PC. I]



Love brings prosperity if you're broke fall in love - and befor long you will own your own carriage and pair




"Conductor, I want to get off at Piccadilly."

"Lor, Mum, you couldn't get off there if you tried all night. The Elephant and Castle's more in your line

[PC. I]




I meant to get off the tube at Piccadilly last night, but I "got off" there instead!

[PC. I]



I am getting a mouthful of fresh 'air

[PC. I]



If you see this tonight It's Me

4 August 1915

[PC. I]



Sailors are not the only ones who wear bell bottoms

[PC. I]


Situations Wanted

Young lady wants position as window dresser. Can make attractive display.

[PC. I]



We have left undone that which we ought not to have left undone

[PC. I]



Nothing Doing

[PC. I]  


What a wonderful view Maria

[PC. I]



Don't Worry Miss - Limbs ain't no threat to me!

[PC. I]






What an exposure!

[PC. I]



"Mother said you're a fine bouncing baby so I'm going to see

[PC. I]


My love is truly Great

[PC. I]




"Jack says I am nice enough to eat - I wish this darned flea didn't think so too!"

[PC. I]




If you see this

It's Me!

[PC.I] .

14 July 1914



I got on the train all right - but I "got off" before it stopped.

[PC. I]



Table for sale by a lady with fancy draws and curved legs.

[PC. I]  



Thus will we greet

When next we meet

[PC. I]  



Another reputation gone

[PC. I]  


96 Have left the ship - coming home by rail [PC. I]



Situations wanted

Young man would like to take advantage of good opening

 [PC. I]

24 December 1913



Adam: Before I wore trousers I kept all my valuables in this

[PC. I]


See Adam & Eve

108 When you are out cycling do you get off  this way - or this way?


109 Situations wanted

Married man, energetic and pushing, would like to join others in the refreshment line.

 [PC. I]      February 1914



A Sailor's bags are roomy at the bottom - and there are others

[PC. I]

[18 December 1913]


Eve: "Not in that fig-leaf, Adam!"

[PC. I]

See Adam & Eve



A sailor's life at sea is a very wet one - but he always comes ashore because he is so very dry

[PC. I]



The fig leaf has one advantage over Trousers. Eve couldn't go through Adam's pockets while he was asleep

[PC. I]   13 October 1913

See Adam & Eve


The first tailor's shop

[PC. I]

See Adam & Eve



Said Adam: No trousers for me if you please. This fig-leaf of mine's a more sensible wheeze. ...

[PC. I]

See Adam & Eve



I'll bet this fig-leaf costume will tickle Eve's fancy

[PC. I]

See Adam & Eve



117 Hands wanted on trousers - Apply at the rear

[PC. I]



A large flat to let; nicely decorated


120 The Doctor ordered me away for a change

[PC. I]   [Known 1913]



Off for a holiday - just filling my bags

[PC. I]



If you want to get off

[PC. I]



The guard told the lady which station to get off at but she "got off" before reaching the station!

[PC. I]



Love - When a man is in love ...

[PC. I]

13 December 1913

The Marriage Market in 1950

A Glimpse into the Future

[PC. I]    407


The Scottish Maiden's Prayer

Oh Lord send us a storm

[PC. I]    408



Noe that father's shaved his whiskers off. and mother wears a harem skirt, how can I tell which is which?

[PC. I]


The old fashion of patches on the cheeks is coming into favour again

[PC. I]

30 Janury 1915

21 September 1916


Man! The Lord of All Creation

(We dont think)

[PC. I]    415

August 1912

See Unnamed set



"I think I'll have a dip, Maria - lend me yours for half an hour."

[PC. I]

Printed in Germany

10 October 1912


418 After all a pair of breeks saves a man standin' in a draught

[PC. I] [2 May 1913] also 418B

Printed in Germany


419 I'd like some veal off those calves, Bai Jove

[PC. I] 20 Jan 1913; 1 July 1913

Printed in Germany



I saw these last night

Are they yours?

[PC. I]

6 January 1914


Many different versions - See Unknown Green Back Publisher


Don't Worry! I have Millions at the back of me!

[PC. I]

Unsigned but reprint by "Dauber"


422 Advice to Girls in Love

Don't meet him more than  halfway by buying the engagement ring!

[PC. I] Printed in Germany

[With Advice to Men in Love ??]



I can't get to the bottom of this.

[PC. I]

Printed in Germany

425 Father's got to stay indoors to hide his dirty shirt for mothers pinched his trousers to make a harem skirt [PC. I]

September 1912


426 Going away for a little sun and air!

28 June & 20 September 1913 [PC. I]

Redrawn version of known card - see Not a word to the wife


427 I like plenty for my money

9 August 1913   [PC. I] Also

13 May 1913 Printed in Germany

[PC. I]  

See Vertigen No 6387



"They've always been the fashion down our alley!"

 [PC. I]


429 Someone has been there before him!  [PC. I]

Also Writing Space Series 3098

and Writing Space Printed in Germany


430 Advice to men in love - Don't marry a girl for her face alone

 [PC. I]  Printed in Germany

December 1912


431.  Percy, If you don't stop pinching I'll scream

27 September 1913

[PC. I]  Printed in Germany)

432 Man came First and woman followed him  [PC. I]

Also 432 B  23 November 1913

Also Crown Series 2 No 1034



Only to see her face again

[PC. I]

Also Crown Series 2 No 1029 


437.  "I don't see anything in the harem skirt, Charlie" "Plenty to see in the others, though, Willie

30 August 1913  [PC. I]  

also Writing space dot & Popular Series


Mary Jane in the hands of the law

[PC. I]

13 November 1913

23 July 1914


441 That'll make him sit up

[PC. I]   [also Printed in Germany


Oh George! He has seen it all!

[PC. I]  

Printed in Germany


445  The Explorer - can you wonder why the moon turned pale

[PC. I]

3 August 1912



The Harem Skirt has stopped all this sort of thing

[PC. I]


also Writing space dot

447 Not in those Trousers

[PC. I]  Printed in Germany

3 July 1913

[Other backs known]



Never do behind one's back what you wouldn't do in front of one's face.[PC. I]  Printed in Germany

30 ?? 1914



Paralytic - No other means of support

[PC. I]  

Printed in Germany

September 1916

451 Darkness that can be felt

[PC. I]  Printed in Germany


452 You must conceal nothing from me  [PC. I]



453 Scots Wha' Owe!

[PC. I]  Printed in Germany

8 September 1912, 13 September 1913[Also Inland Post]



The boy stood on the burning deck,

His feet were all in blisters,

His knickers were burnt off his back

So he put on his sisters!

[PC. I]  Printed in Germany


456 If you break the engagement off don't expect the girl to return all the presents!

[PC. I]   Printed in Germany

[Compare with Breach of Promise Series]


England expects that every man this day will do his duty!

459  [PC. I]


I hear you are going for a holiday - Would you like these bags to pu your luggage in?


[PC. I]


461 Raising the wind in Bonnie Scotland

Unsigned   No 461 [PC. I]


462 B  Some popular Scotch 'airs

[PC. I]   Printed in Germany

463   Man's mission in life is to support woman and he does!

[PC. I]   Printed in Germany

14 October 1912


464 Only to see her face again

[PC. I]    Printed in Germany

Also 464B

See Crown Series 2


465 (&465 B)

You can't tell a man by his cloths, unless he is wearing a kilt.

  [[PC. I]

466 Do you want a bed-warmer Sir?

[PC. I]  

19 July 1913

[4 & 12 October 1912]

Also "F S" version

See Entirely British


467 There's mony a slip, twixt the peel & the pip

[PC. I]

14 July 1913


468 You're asking for it

8 August 1913

[PC. I]

470  Make Room for your uncle

[PC. I] Printed in Germany

31 July 1913 



Hoots ma wee lassie wht do ye cry: You's crt if my big sister had you across her knee

[PC. I]   

Printed in Germany


474  It is very windy but I'm enjoying myself alright.  [PC. I]

See "It is vey windy"



Only 11/6 & it wont's talk back

12 September 1913 

 [PC. I]


477 PC: Here what are you doing ...

 [PC. I]  (Printed in Germany)

477 B - posted 15 November 1913

[also Writing Space]

480 Oh George! I think this place is ripping

[PC. I]  (Printed in Germany)


482 To the Pushing Young Clerk

[PC. I]  (Printed in Germany)

492   Use the sugar tongs Arry!!

Why it ain't ot, is it?

[PC. I]


496 A New Postal Order

[PC. I]

For variants see Shop & Office Workers

509   What a Pity  H's Married

[PC. I]


517 Breach of Promise Series

Printed in Germany

16 August 1912  [PC. I]

620   How would you like to push me?

[PC. I]


534  Lucky Washee Man

[PC. I]

No signature

See Lucky


541   Hints on Dress

A Walking Skirt should be Short!

The most comfortable skirt for walking in is a ballet dress

Unsigned   [PC. I]




653 At the seaside its quite the thing to be photographed seated on a donkey  [PC. I]


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

Won't you come and listen to our sermon on the prodigal son ...

707.   [PC. I]

[13  July 1913 with Printed in Germany]

[15 July 1913 without  Printed in Germany]

Also London View Co Ltd Writing Space


Are you one of the poor men on strike?

Yes Lady. I went on strike 50 years ago and I ain't never give in yet.

710   [PC. I]


The bachelor must be content with a little bit of pastry

But the married man can have a bit of meat

714  [PC. I]

"Henry, It's twenty to one!"

"All ri. I'll have five bob each way!"

715 [PC. I]


I want you to look at my drawers

716  [PC. I]


While the housemaid is emptying the slops The cook is busy filling them

718  [PC. I]

26 October 1913

Ma, Buy me that one with the long legs and fancy drawers

719   [PC .I]  see [PC II] 140