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


Could this have the wrong back on and it should really be No 66 in the Satire Series.

Examples of cards by Frederick Spurgin in the Paternoster Series

I wish I'd had breeks on!

No 501


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


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


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



You're talking through your hat

Paternoster  [no number]

9 December 1911

[also 606]


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

Swank !

no number


You do swank in your new clothes

No number



I saw you swanking in the park

No number

Whose little chick is oo?

Posted 1912




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.





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.


Paternoster Christmas Cards by Fredk Spurgin

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

The Paternoster Series No 607



To greet you with tuneful lay on this happy Xmas Day

The Paternoster Series


December 1911


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!


Peaceful be this Xmas Night,

Free from care and trouble,

May your joys be soft and light,

And may you not get double.


Xmas has come round again,

Let's drain the loving cup

Altho' we quarrelled years ago

I see you've mde it up.