Back:

"Number Only"

POST CARD  [PC II]

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.

 

[PC II]    POST CARD with double vertical dividing line

 

Note Some have [PC i] backs with same or different number

 

 

129

Every Picture tells a Story

[PC II]

[August 1914]

 

 

 

 

132  Life is one damn thing after another

[PC II]

133 He: "What are you thinking of, Darling" She: "Of you, Dear"

[PC II]

 

134 She: "I've oiled the little cylinder, Dear"

He: "Cylinder be blowed! That was my ear!"

30 July 1914  [PC II]

 

1

135 A good opening for a lazy man

[PC II]

 

   

139   Every picture tells a story

"Sorry I'm all behind!"

13 June 1914 [PC II]

 

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

[PC II]

144

Every Picture tells a story

Now Showing

[PC II]

Post Card PC II No 144

 

  145

Our trousers are down again!

[PC II]

Post Card PC II No 144

see Every Picture tells a Story

 

147 (FS)

Lucky Washee Man

[PC II]

 

153 Every Picture tells a story

Signed "F S"

Number only Back 153

[PC II]

 

154 Marriage at first is all "billing and cooing" Then the cooing stops - but the billing goes on for ever!

June 1914  [PC II]

 

156  When you're first married you call her "Kitten" and she purrs. Ten years later you call her an old cat and she scratches.

[PC II]  27 May 1914

157

A Safe Deposit drawing big interest!

4 July 1914

15 October 1914

[PC II]

 

158

I was in an awful crush last night!

[PC II]

 

 

 
   

168

Is marriage a failure?

No it is a howling success

[PC II]

 

174

The bachelor grumbles because he has no one to sew buttons on his shirt

But the poor old married man hasn't a shirt to sew a button on to!

[PC II]

August 1914

179

In our office

Our office boy will soon get a rise!

[PC II]

 

181

Is business bad?

Get married and you will soon have a pushing concern!

[PC II]

 

 

182

Sea-Side Weather

Very Dry

[PC II]

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

[PC II] 

186

Sea-side Weather

Wet - and close

[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

 

189

The Nut

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

[PC II]

July 1914

190

The Nut

A dream of the future!

[PC II]

 

191  When the Skipper said "Heave To," we all obeyed the order!

[PC II] 4th August 1914

     

194

The Nut

Things we see when we go out without our gun!

[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]

197

In our office

we are engaged in an absorbing business

[PC II]

 

200

I'm Leaving

(PC II)

 

 

201

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

(PC II)

202

"I wonder if Maria would be jealous if I brought that"

[PC II]

 

203   Wife: "Why don't you hang up my portrait?" ... ...

???????

 

 

203

I hear you're going on strike

but not against this

I bet a quid 

204

Are you too long?

Get Married

and you'll soon become short

 

207

The Soldiers are down here for their usual manoeuvers!

See also

Entirely British 818 & The General

 

208 The 'General' isn't pleased with the result of the Military Manvres!

[PC II]

 

209

What sort of bags do you prefer to take for a week-end?

[PC II]

 

 

211

The Winning Post and a bottle of Port. My word what combinations

20 February 1914 

[PC II]

See

Entirely British 805

 

 

213

Mary had a little calf

Split skirts were all the go  So everywhere that Mary went

That calf was bound to show

5 August 1914

[PC II]

214

Beside the Sea-Side

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

[PC II]

 

216

Heaven help the sailor on a night like this!

[PC II]

 

222 Do send a line as to your whereabouts!

[PC II]

224 We don't like the Colonel but we love the General

[PC II]

see also The General

 

226

Sea-side Weather

"Changeable"

[PC II]

 

227

"Pick out your old woman, Charlie, and I'll have one of the other two!"

25 August 1914

[PC II]

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

[PC II] see also The General

 

230   I shall see something soon if they don't turn the gas out!

[PC II]

 

232

If one of 'em don't move off I shall go boss-eyed!

[PC II]

 

238  

Private View at a dress Exhibition

[PC II]

21 July 1914

 

See

Entirely British 801

 

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

[PC II]  22 October 1914

see also The Genera

 

244 I came down here on my week end, and it is very wet.

[PC II] 

 

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

           

248

The only way to have a quiet time at ...

  249

You'll have to wait a bit, Miss. She ain't got her stockings on yet!

 

250

You can find a girl at almost every watering place

but there are exceptions

[PC II] 

253 Mistress "Mary, why have you been such time making the bed?"

[PC II] October 1914

 

255 "Go away, young man - you're very rude to want to look in here!"

 [PC II]   7 August 1914

 

256  "She's asked him to prove his love. I'll wait and see!"

[PC II]

257 "And yet some folk say they cant see anything in these slit skirts!"

 [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

    263

Aint 'E got a lovely profile

   

284 Maid: You do look bad, Sir - Shall I call the Doctor ...

[PC II] 

       

286 "What more bally railings? What a long walk home it is tonight!"

[PC II]  See also Entirely British 820

   

289

"I've been walking along these bally railings for two hours - Funny I haven't come to my front door yet!"

[PC II]

 

 

291

Landlord: "I see you are behind with the rent, Mr Smith.."

Mr Smith: "Yes, I must get the old woman to mend it."

6 December 1914

[PC II]

292 Widower: "Ah, It's hard to lose your wife!"  Married Mann "Hard! Why it's bally well impossible!"

[25 June 1915]

 

293  Mistress: "Mary, why have you been such a long time making the bed?"  Mary: "Well you see, Mum, the Master was in it!"

( Also Entirely British 911)

 

295 "What, are you married, old man?"

     

300 "Mary I want you to clean the old master"

Mary obeyed instructions

[PC II] 

also

Entirely British 914

     

302

Man wants but little here below

[PC II] 

 

303

You get lots of chances to show your charity now-a-days!

[PC II] 

 

304

"Well, Herbert, if i were a girl I'd be ashamed to show my legs like that!"

[PC II] 

June 1915

 

305

Ah! that prodigal son! and Oh! that fatted calf!

[PC II] 

 

306

Percy: "This man is the half back".

Flossie: "Gracious" what will he look like when he's a whole back?"

[PC II] 

 

307

"Sandy, you must wear trousers! I don't like to be seen with a man whose legs are so indecently exposed!"

[PC II] 

310

"Glad we've met hope to see more of you before we part!"

[PC II]

 

309 The weather here is somewhat close - I'm wondering if it will get closer!

 

314

Man came into the world first -

Woman came later

- and she's been coming later ever since!

[PC II]

See Adam & Eve

327

"Ah, Percy dear, no matter what awful dangers the world may contain, I feel safely hidden from them when your strong arms are round me.

[PC II]

 

331   Where ignorance is bliss

[PC II]

 

338

Please write soon -- I'm waiting for the males!

[PC II]

340 Ring up my wife and tell her I shall be doing some overtime tonight!

[PC II]

 

 

 

434B   Sometimes it's warmer in the shade than in the sun. 

570B The Maiden Cats Prayer

O Lord! Send me a Tom

       

602

A good opening for a pushing young man

[PC II]

 

604 Its a good job I had my mother with me!

[Also 604 B]  [PC i]

2 November 1913

   

610 Two minds with but a single thought Oh if they were only filled with husband!

Oh if they were only filled with wife!

[PC II]

 

621 "Close up"

[PC II]

23 August 1913

 

 

 
       

 

I "Got off" all right

711 [PC ii]  

 

617  There she is Bill. We'll just turn her upside down and tar her bottom

[PC i]  

   
         
         
         
         

 

 

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

[PC II]

  608  

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

[PC i]

610  

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

[PC II]

  612
 
613  

614   Two's Company - Three's none !

[PC II]

 

615 B The Turning Point in a man's career

[PC II]

616  I wonder who's been at those drawers

 [PC II] 11 September 1913

  617   618
 

When you are ...

Single you stop up half the night

Married you stop up all the night

619    [PC II]

 

How would you like to push me? 620 [PC II]

 

"Close up"  621

 [PC II] August 1913

622   623  

Girls will look at anything in trousers - but only married ones can look at this sort of thing

624B  

[PC II]

 

 
625  

The old maid's prayer

626    [PC II]

  627
628  

Some one has been there before him

629 B   [PC II]

  630
 

631

Last summer Mary was in the swing and her young man pushed her.

This summer Mary is doing the pushing.

[PC II]

  632   633

634

 

635

An old country seat under repairs

[PC II]

 

636

 
637  

638

The bare idea!

20 March 1915

[PC II]

  639
640   641   642
 
643   464   645
646  

647 Cabby, I'm afraid my bags are coming down. I want you to pu them up properly for me

8 March 1913.  [PC II]

  648
 

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

 

650  When Johnny was in the country he used to chase cows -- and now in town he chases the calves

5 March 1913 [PC II]

 

651 I want to see more of you he said when first they met - he married the girl this morning - now he is seeing more, you bet

[PC II]

When you are Single you make the girl lots of presents - Married she makes you lots of presents.

  652   [PC II]

 

When You are Single - Married ...

659 (??? query)    [PC II]

29 August 1914

 

 

654 When You are Single you can't afford a carriage and pair - Married you have too.

   1913? - [ PC II]   [also 654 B]

 
665

 

Please Maam, Here's the railway porter come to take your bags off

656    [PC II]

 

Oh if only they were full of girl

657    [PC II]

I say Bill, I wish there was something in these drawers

658   18 September 1914  [PC II]

      660
 
661   662   663

 

It's nice to come to a good understanding

664 [PC II]

 

 

If you please ma'am, will you come & pick out your husband - the rest of us want to go home

665 [PC II]

 

 

I saw these last night - are they yours

666  [PC II]

28 July 1913

24 March 1914

 

Also Writing Space Series

 

Mary had a little lamb ...

667    [PC II]

See Fleas

 

Why Lucy didn't get the letter

668    [PC II]

  669
670  

This is where the milkman comes in

671    [PC II]

For other variations see The Milkman

  672
 

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

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

 

677

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!

????

 

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

678 & 678B   [PC II]

 
679   680   681
682   683   684
 

685  Fain would I clasp you closer, Love! [PC II]   June 1916

 

686   Can't make ends meet

[PC II] also 715 [PC i]

  687

Ah Maria  How Small

688    [PC II]  18 July 1913

 

689

 

690
Fleas   See Fleas 

   Flea with Me, Beloved!

Postcard PC II 691B

 

See Fleas 

 

   Don't Move!

Postcard PC II 693B

Adversity aquaints us with strange bedfellows

Postcard PC II 694   See Fleas

 

Chase Me Girls

Postcard PC II 695

See Fleas

 

    Scratch as Scratch can!

Postcard PC II 696B

Down Here  See Down Here

"We're Leaving today"

697 Down Here [PC II]

 

698 It is very hot Down Here

     [1913] [PC II]

 

It is very Close Down Here

699    [PC II]

700

 

It is very breezy Down Here! but I'm enjoying myself alright!

701     [PC II]

 

701

Adam & Eve  See Adam & Eve

Want a new suit, Sir? Our lady assistant will measure you

703 [PC II]

 

Adam Dear, Is my leaf on straight?

704 [PC II]

 

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

705 [PC II]

When Adam went courting

I hope Eve will smile on my suit

706 [PC II]

 

[Also Entirely British 916]

 

Adam I hope you will never hide anything from me

707 [PC II]

 

 

Adam I Must have a new dress

708[PC II]

 
709   710   711
712   713   714
 

The Old Maid's Wish

I wish not for gold or silver most rare

I don't want to have power or high place

But I'd count myself rich if I only but had

The jewel that was once in this case

 715 B  [PC II]

2 August 1920

 

Oh George I do like the way you kiss 716  [PC II]

29 July 1913

  717
718   719   720
 
721   722  

Porter, Just keep an eye on my bags!

723 [PC II]

724    

That bally kid can get a tart for a penny

725    [PC II]

 

"It's going to be a lovely night, Flo"

"Yes Jack - but mother musn't know"

726 B    [PC II]

 
727   728   729
730   731  

The British Workman series

732 B    [PC II]

also 732 - 30 November1914

 

Flea with me Beloved

No 733 B     [PC II]

See Fleas

  734   735
736  

737

"Well, little boy, why have you been staring at me for the last 10 minutes?"

"Please sir, I want to see you get up. A man painted that seat half an hour ago!"

[PC II]

December 1913

 

738

My word! If I catch you in an airship! I'd have your propeller!

[PC II]

22 July 1913

 
739   740   741
742   743   744
 
745  

Don't Worry, Ol' Man - I'm reduced to three ha'pence, but I don't care a damn!

746   [PC II]

 

Higher up there!

747   [PC II]

August 1914

Every Seat Filled

748   [PC II]

 

"Mary Dear, Could you lend me a copper?"

749     [PC II]

See also Policeman series [PC i]

 

The seats in the gallery need re-upholstering

750     [PC II]

9 September 1913

 

Why don't you kiss me as you used to Dear?

751     [PC II]

20 Nov 1913

  752  

"He's mine! I saw first!"

753     [PC II]

754   755   756
 
757   "Maude dear, will you please blow my nose for me?"

  [PC II]

758

 

759

"Booking" a seat!

  [PC II]

1914

You are bound to rise high in the world

760    [PC II]

13 November 1913

 

Offering his seat to a lady

761     [PC II]

August 1916

  762
 

"Drat the Motors! Here comes another one!"

763    [PC II]  27 November 1913

 

 

Cook wanted - Advertiser has vacancy that must be filled at once

764    [PC II] October 1914

See also Policeman series [PC i]

 

The Policeman's Beat

765    [PC II]

[Also with soldier in kharki - back not seen - see The General] See also Policeman series [PC i]

766   767   768
 
         
         
         

 

771   The Lover's Seat needs repairing

[PCi] also 771  [PC II] 

           

 

   

 

     

 

 

 

 

 
         

The Modern Girl is simply ripping

760    [PC II]

 

I'm going to "see" with a sailor

770    [PC II]

 

Moses in the Bullrushes

772 [PC II]

3 August 1914

Please have you got a cigarette picture

880   [PC II] [Check back]

  Occasionally the most up-to-date like to be behind the Times!

775 [PC II]