"International Art Co"


The International Art Company was formed by Robert and Louisa McCrum in 1909 and specialised in fine art postcards and continued until after the Second World War. They are of interest here because the compant published a very large number of Fred Spurgin's cards between 1910 and 1916. The flow stopped at about the time that Fred Spurgin started providing cards for Art & Humour.

A Selection of Frederick Spurgin's Cards

The list of sets was compiled by Ray Collier and was published (with titles of individual cards) in Picture Post Card Magazine April & May 1986. Sets typically consisted of six or 12 cards.



Bloomer Kids, Harem, Haremette, Hobble, Seaside, Springtime, Spurgin, Topical Christmas, Winning

My wife has worn them a long time

"Harem" Series

No 860


Taking after his Father

"Spurgin" Series

No 919


Have just reached this lovely place


Seaside Series No 130


Beauty, Johnny, Katchy Kids, Leap Year, Licker, Mephisto, Nipper, Pannier, Springtime, Turks, Xmas

We're only trying to get at you

"Leap Year" series

No 956   

I'll be with you in two ticks

"Dutch Kids" series

No 321


The things I have to go through

"Youngster" series

No 486


Birthday, Bobby, Bow-Wow, Briny, Cafe, Cinema, Dutch Kids, English Kids, Girlie, Hennery, Jack Tar, Kiddoo, Kitty Kats, Mirth, Odd Kids, Panel, Patriotic, Quaint Kiddies, Scout, Tartan, Target, Tiny Tots, Toast, Waifs, Wee Mites, Xmas, Youngsters

Alone at Last

Kitty Kats Series

No 329

Happy Birthday Greetings

Birthday Series

No 276

Alright Behind

Beauty Series

No 208


Artistic, Boy Scouts, Chic, Chic Coon, Fairy, Freak,Holiday, Kids, Komic Kids, Luvnot, Patriotic, Patriotic Xmas, Racy, Remembrance, Robert, Storyette, Tango, Tommy, Topics, Wee Rogues, Witty

Why don't they chain him up for biting

Girlie Series No 528

If only you were here

Chic Kids Series No 561

I Want you to know I remember

Forget-me-not Series No 271


Alliance, Beach, Bulldog, Cherie, Comrade, Forget-Me-Not, Good Luck, Home Sweet Home, Khaki, N A, New Love, One Four Nine, One Nine Seven, Steadfast, Ten Six )ne,  Terrier, Valliant

Friends in need are friends indeed

Patriotic Series No

More Dread-noughts

Patriotic Series No 471

Every little thing on my arm has a meaning all its own

Khaki Series No 1057


Eleven Twenty Two, Twelve Sixty Two

We all Love Jack

Patriotic III Series

No 796

God grant us Peace with Honour

Remembrance Series

No 844

You are my hero!

C'est toi mon heros!

Valiant Series

No 1117


No publisher name but part of Inter-Art Sets

Her's to the Good Girl! - not too Good, for the Good die young and we don't like dead 'uns

Toast Series No 261

O Lord! Give me a Pure Heart. A Loving Heart, A Sweet-Heart

Targer Series No 265


You are my favourite moving picture

Cinema Series


Publisher name but part of Inter-Art Sets


You are just my Mark


[Target Series]


D G back