Paternoster Series

by Fred Spurgin

Avenue Publishing Ltd

"Dauber" cards in the Paternoster - following cards in the Satire Series

May I present you with a Pair of Kids?

The Paternoster Series No 57

26 August 1910


This is where your money goes!

The Paternoster Series No 55


Soled out?

The Paternoster Series No 66


Examples of cards by Frederick Spurgin in the Paternoster Series

I wish I'd had breeks on!

No 501

11 June 1910



Hoots! The Pibroch

No 502



I'm fond of a wee drappie

No 503


Awa' Wi' Ye!

No 504


I'm nae sae verre weel the noo!

No 505 August 1910


I dinna ken whether  I'm a laddie or Lassie

No 506

12 September 1910

20 February 1911


Don't swank! I can see through you.

No 507

23 July 1910


Bertie the Flirt, All Front, No Shirt

No 508

7 September 1910


Swank !

no number


You do swank in your new clothes

No number



I saw you swanking in the park

No number

A Love Offering


No 600



No 600


Where do I come In

No 600


No 600




Can this be love!

No 601

16 June 1910


His Dear Girl !

No 601


Dare I?

No 601


They Toil Not, but they spin

No 602

26 October 1911


A Japanese Tea Spoon!

[no number]

22 August 1910?

How silver-sweet sound lovers' tongues by night  Like Softest music to attending ears!

Romeo & Juliet

No 603


That we can call these delicate creatures ours and not their appetites!


No 603   19 April 1911


A Social Debate

No 605

22 November 1910

There's a woman at the bottom of it!

Paternoster Series No 606

9 September 1910


I can't see through this!

Paternoster Series No 606

30 July 1910


Love brought is good but love given unsought is better

12th Night

No 606

3 February 1911

There's something beneath all this

Paternoster Series No 606

24 August 1910 


You're talking through your hat

Paternoster  [no number]

9 December 1911

[also 606]


Only to see her face again!Paternoster  [no number]

Whose little chick is oo?

Posted 1912


I don't believe in the Goose-berry Bush, do you?

The Avenue Publishing Co.

60 Avenue Chambers W.C.

No 1002


Oft in the stilly Night


Avenue Publishing Christmas Cards by Fredk Spurgin

A Merry Xmas!

The Words are few but the wish is true.

The Avenue Publishing Co.

60 Avenue Chambers W.C.



A Happy Christmas!

Hoping you'll have many large cheques on you!

The Avenue Publishing Co.

60 Avenue Chambers W.C.



Sweet Xmas Greetings

The Avenue Publishing Co.

60 Avenue Chambers W.C.


May your Xmas fare be of the best

With nought to shock the Ladies

No friends of yours consign you to

Well! sanguinary Hades!


May nothing unforseen and startling

Make your Xmas go contrary,

Get rid of your bad habits,

Keep a check on your Little Mary.


I will not send my greeting

That all may hear from North to South

But will whisper when I see you

Just from mouth to mouth

A Merry Xmas hoping you have some great things before you

The Avenue Publishing Co.

60 Avenue Chambers W.C.



May you spend a Merry Christmas in the lap of luxury

The Avenue Publishing Co.

60 Avenue Chambers W.C.



To greet you with tuneful lay on this happy Xmas Day

The Avenue Publishing Co.

60 Avenue Chambers W.C.


December 1911

Let's hope you'll have a good bust up

And be as happy as a nigger

But mind your joys don't run you

Right into a big figure


I'll think of you this Xmas oft

And hope that you're on something soft

I wish (don't think I mean to tease)

To you a life of love and ease (knees)


Peaceful be this Xmas Night

Free from care and trouble

May your joys be soft and light

And may you not get double

A Merry Xmas hoping you won't have a drop too much this season!

The Avenue Publishing Co.

60 Avenue Chambers W.C.



To wish you both a high old time

To you and your old Dutch

Let's hope that you will not fall out

Nor take a drop too much

Paternoster Christmas Cards by Fredk Spurgin

A Happy Christmas hoping you will be able to make both ends meet.

The Paternoster Series No 607


December 1910


It is very plain that I wish you a Merry Xmas

The Paternoster Series


Remember that the end is near

After the Christmas break

Unless you put a good deal away

You won't make both ends meet!


Xmas has come round again,

Let's drain the loving cup

Altho' we quarrelled years ago

I see you've mde it up.