Contemporary Publishers

E. R. Green & Co. of Blackpool

and the  "Victoria Series"

A Blackpool based Publisher of the Syllikuss series of cards in 1909


Edward Rhodes Green & Co was a stationer, draper and outfitter at 10 Victoria Street, Blackpool who sold post cards from 1904 with the initials "E R G & Co." in the "Victoria Series." The great majority of the cards he sold were views of the Blackpool area but the "Victoria Series" also included a number of comic cards, mainly unsigned, and apparently by different artists


The publisher is of interest because in published a number of cards signed by "Syllikuss" appeared in the "Victoria Series" in the summer of 1909. However it is now thought that there was no significant link between "SylliKuss" and Fred Spurgin - and this line is not being followed further.





for all known Syllikuss post cards

(which have the above back)


Some other E. R. Green comic cards in the numbered Victoria Series

In most cases the artist is not known.

4 Just a line from Blackpool

20 August 1909


6 What Ho, She Bumps



8 Hard on the boatman

24 December 1909

33  Everything going out, Nothing

coming in


43 It's the tailor makes the man


53 Pa getting fresh air at Blackpool

The " Sally and Sammy" cards  by Teddy Ashton


Other Ashton cards

39 Dark Room


61 The Sculpture Gallery


copyright 26 September 1908

[The cards in this series have the same back as the Syllikuss cards]


57 Courtin' Neet - two pair of squeezers

64 Another dark room

65  His mother's way 16 August 1909




69 Puzzle: Find the calves

28 August 1913


66 Your Bottle - Have A Suck

29 May 1908





257? We are having a gradely good time here

1 June 1909



By Jove, Blackpool's simply ripping, I've brought the place


When are you going to let this happen to me.



Rag time is all the rage at Blackpool




You've won a medal like this here for your great success in shifting beer

The "Victoria Series" mainly consisted of view cards such as these, which in general do not have the Delittle, Fenwick & co back.

37 Flying Machine, Blackpool

18 August 1907


41 Roof Gardens, Tower, Blackpool


77  Blackpool from the Cliffs


83 Having a trip round


215   On Blackpool Sands


Catholic Church, Talbot Road, Blackpool

[This card has the 1d postage applies wording on back but was printed in Germany.]

View cards with the Delittle, Fenwick & co wording.

Catholic Church, Talbot Road, Blackpool

[This card has the 1d postage applies wording on back but was printed in Germany.]


Hotel Metropole & Promenade

Victoria Series 103 - Posted