'F S' Series:

"The Pleasures of Cycling"

Series: The Pleasures of Cycling

The Pleasures of Cycling

Exchange is no Robbery

Signed "F S"

London View Company

FS Comic Series

10 August 1908

The Pleasures of Cycling

Amongst the poppies & the corn

Signed "F S" (bottom left corner)

London View Company

FS Comic Series

14 August 1907

The Pleasures of Cycling

Pneumatic-Tyred

Signed "F S"

FS Comic Series

SB: Printed in Germany

Writing Space

 

London View Co. Ltd.

FS Comic Series

Writing Space

15 November 1907

The Pleasures of Cycling

It is so nice to run across friends

Signed "F S"

Writing German SB

28 July 1911

The Pleasures of Cycling

Some have greatness thrust upon them

Signed "F S"

London View Co Ltd

?

8 October 1907

On a cycling tour

Signed "F S"

[Is this part of this set???]

Writing German SB

18 May 1909

The following would appear to be a separate set - probably not by "F S"

The Pleasures of Cycling

Will you mend my umbrella next please

No Signature

H Garner (Logo back)

15 April 1909

[also 30 October 1909]

The Pleasures of Cycling

Will you mend my umbrella next please [different writing]

No Signature

E.L.P.Co. Series

Printed in England

11 December 1911

[5 December 1911]

The Pleasures of Cycling

Cross-eyed Gent: Why don't you look where you're going?

Other Gent: Why don't you go where you're looking?

No Signature

H Garner (Logo back)

 

[Logo back version 191 seen]

31 Jan 1911

[1910]

The Pleasures of Cycling

Giving lessons is very exhilarating

No Signature

[Not listed as F S]

E.L.P.Co.  

The Pleasures of Cycling

Can't you put more speed on?

No Signature

[Not listed as F S]

E.L.P.Co.

 

27 June 1911

[2 August 1910]

The Pleasures of Motoring

The Motorist's Trials

As one version of "The Pleasure of Cycling" was by "F S" set it was worth considering whether he was also responsible for these sets. These "The Pleasure of Motoring" cards are probably by the same hand as the unsigned "The Pleasure of Cycling" cards and are probably not by "F S."

 

The "Motorist's Trials" cards - on investigation - turn out to be early Donald McGill cards which were later republished by the East London Publishing Co. with less aggressive wording.

The Pleasures of Motoring

Take your photo as you are for a shilling

E.L.P.Co.   16 May 1913

 

The Pleasures of Motoring

Motor cars may be alright but they can't find their way home

E.L.P.Co.

The Pleasures of Motoring

Oh baby! Look at the diver

H G L

26 August 1909

Possibly all by Donald McGill?  

The Motorist's Trials

A low plebian absolutely forces him to stop  Signed Donald McGill

The Regent Comic Series No 927

20 December 1907

The Motorist's Trials

The soiling of his nice clean car with nasty middle class blood

 Signed Donald McGill

E S London No 3042

 

The Motorist's Trials

The coarse language of the nasty middle class

 Signed Donald McGill

E S London No 3043

 

The Motorist's Trials

We were blocked on the road

E.L.P.Co.

The Motorist's Trials

And he went

E.L.P.Co.

The Motorist's Trials

Come back, come back! and I'll have your Sparking Plug

E.L.P.Co.   25 October 1911

 

The Motorist's Trials

Lumme Don't it hum

E.L.P.Co.

The Motorist's Trials

Have risen greatly since I saw you last

E.L.P.Co.

The Motorist's Trials

The walls and things left about by the nasty middle classes