"F. S." Set of 6 Cards

"Barmaids"

The Barmaids series was one of the last sets of six signed "F S" cards to be printed for the London View Company Ltd by the usual Saxony printer. The initial printing was on two different backs - one with no publisher name and the other with an ornate typescript "L V C" logo and the words "London View Co. Ltd, E.C." along the left margin.

 

.As the London View Company closed down in August 1907 these cards must have been ordered before that date but the apparent absence of any copies circulated in 1907 may indicate that the initial distribution was been delayed, and may even have been by a firm such as John Thridgould & Co, which sold assorted packages of cheap (and possibly bankruptcy stock) cards.

 

The original master drawings clearly survived and were used to produce two further unsigned reprints, appearing in 1910 and by 1914.

 

All six cards are recorded in the Picture Post Card Magazine of March 2009.

Plate (1)

Earliest date - 1908 - most 1909

Signed "F S" Inland Postage Back  - No Publisher

LVC Logo back - London View Co Ltd

Plate (2)

Earliest date - 1910

Unsigned:  Lined Address: No Publisher

Plate (3)

Earliest date - 1914

Unsigned:  No Publisher: Writing Space

A Lady and a Gentleman of the Bar

One is Wigged and the other is wicked

Signed 'F S'

London View Co Ltd

[LVC Logo back]

19 February 1909

A Lady and a Gentleman of the Bar

One is Wigged and the other is wicked

Unsigned

Lined Address

Unposted

A Lady and a Gentleman of the Bar

One is Wigged and the other is wicked

Unsigned

Printed in Germany

Writing Space

Unposted

A Barmaid Bertie !

Saying sweet things over the bitter

Signed 'F S'

London View Co Ltd

[LVC Logo back]

4 May 1909

A Barmaid Bertie !

Saying sweet things over the bitter

Unsigned

Lined Address

Unposted

The Leading Lady of the Bar

Signed 'F S'

London View Co Ltd

[LVC Logo back]

2 March 1909

The Leading Lady of the Bar

Unsigned

Lined Address

Unposted

The Barmaid's Favourite

Signed 'F S'

No Publisher

Inland (1)

 

London View Co Ltd

[LVC Logo back]

[11 July 1908]

The Barmaid's Favourite

Unsigned

Lined Address

 

The Barmaid's Favourite

Unsigned

Printed in Germany

Writing Space

Unposted

The Barmaids day out

Signed 'F S'

London View Co Ltd

[LVC Logo back]

 

The Barmaids Day Out

Unsigned

Lined Address

31 December 1910

 

Printed in Germany

Writing Space

13 November 1914

Lemon and Angostura

Signed 'F S'

London View Co Ltd

[LVC Logo back]

30 April 1910

Lemon and Angostura

Unsigned

Lined Address

2 January 1912

 

If you know of any earlier postal dates (particularly any for 1907) or other variants, please me know

 

February 2019

  Prepared for Archive