F. S. Series -

"Xmas Cards with Holly Box"

The PCM (March 2009) lists 5 cards (presumably printed as a set of six) and I have only been able to locate two of these - but have found two possible contenders for this set - one of which is more raunchy that the normal "F S" cards!

Another card  (which is signed) "The Old Maidens Prayer" appears to have been printed in two forms  with the same back and same plate - apart from a rectangular area. which has been changed.

The earliest located is dated from December 1907 and they could have been "work in progress" when the London View Company Ltd. closed down in August 1907 - but publication went ahead using the same Saxony printer. The following observations point to this possibility:

Good Fortune smile on you this Christmas

Unsigned

No publisher

Inland Saxony back

24 December 1907

Good Fortune smile on you this Christmas

Unsigned

H Vertigen & Co

Inland Saxony back

 

Good Fortune smile on you this Christmas

Unsigned

No Publisher

Number only

47

   (PC. I)

 

Pleasant Things await you at every step this Christmas

Unsigned

 

 

The Old Maiden's Prayer

May your wildest hopes be realised this day!

Dear Father Christmas Bring me a husband or any kind of man

Signed F S

No publisher

Inland Saxony back

 

The Old Maiden's Prayer

May your wildest hopes be realised this day!

Oh Lord, what is it that disturbs

My slumbers sound and sweet

Oh  send a husband unto me

Whereon to warm my feet

Signed F S

[Note right hand corner changed - curtains do not match exactly over the join line]

No Publisher

Inland Saxony back

Unposted

19 December, 1907 April 1908

[Image not available]

Christmas Box

 

 

[Image not available]

Christmas Morn

 

 

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