Back:

"Early Saxony Group"

"Early Saxony Back"

 

This Space may be used for

Communication. Inland Postage only

Printed in Saxony [Stamp Box]

Publisher (if any) on left margin

 

All cards signed "F S"

Published end 1906 - early 1907

 

Except where indicated the following series were not republished with a different back

 

J W A & Co ,

Blum & Degan

J Beagles

Gale & Polden

H Garner;

F G Harwood & Co

London View Co Ltd

J Mandel;

Morris Singer

Regal Publishing Co

H Vertigen

This group of cards were published in sets of 6, with the same back, are signed "F S", and in many cases had a publisher's name printed on the left margin of the back. With the exception of The Law and Jobs - the cards were not republished - suggesting a different publishing arrangement to the cards with other "Inland Postage" backs, most of which were later republished.

The earliest known postal date is June 1906 although most seem to date from November 1906 or shortly afterwards. It is likely that most of this later batch were published over a short period - as some series (especially the Pa's Holiday cards) have few dated examples.  In some sets it is likely that further publisher names are identified.

It seems clear that these cards were printed with the intention of either selling them with no publisher name, or with the "publisher" name added. My current view is that "F S" may have worked for the London View Co. Ltd, who was the UK agent for the unidentified printer in Saxony who actually printed them.

Seaside 1906

Earliest: 13 June 1906

Signed "F S"

London View Co Ltd

[Green Printing]

Perhaps earlier than others

The Law

Earliest: 20 July 1906

No Publisher

Gale & Polden

London View Co Ltd

J Mandel & Co

Later back with no signature

 

Jobs

Earliest: 6 November 1906

London View Co Ltd

One example with Inland back

Post

 Earliest: 2 December 1906

No Publisher

Blum & Degan

H Garner;

London View Co Ltd

J Mandel;

H Vertigen

Housemaids

Earliest: 4 December 1906

No Publisher

Gale & Polden

H Garner

London View Co Ltd

Xmas cards - Holly Borders

Earliest: 24 December 1906

No Publisher

London View Co Ltd

New Leaf

Earliest: 14 February 1907 (for end 1906?)

No Publisher

London View Co Ltd

H Vertigen & Co

Firemen

Earliest: ?

No Publisher

Gale & Polden

Where there is a woman

Earliest: 2 February 1907

"Where there is a woman Series"

[Series rather than publisher name]

Be Good

Earliest: 3 February 1907

No Publisher

London View Co Ltd

H Vertigen & Co

Drink

Earliest: 1 March 1907

No Publisher

Blum & Degan

J W A & Co ,

I Don't Think

Earliest: 6 March 1907

No Publisher

Blum & Degan

J Beagles

H Garner

London View Co Ltd

Morris Singer

Puzzle!

Earliest: 18 April 1907

No Publisher

Gale & Polden

London View Co Ltd

H Vertigen & Co

The British Workman

Earliest: 17 June 1907

H Vertigen & Co

[Unsigned]

Could it be by "F S"?

Pa's Holiday at Brighton

[No posting info]

F G Harwood & Co

London View Co Ltd

Pa's Holiday at Southend-on-Sea

Earliest: 17 September 1907

London View Co Ltd

Pa's Holiday at Hastings

Earliest: 26 July 1909

London View Co Ltd

Single "F S" cards with same back

Do You Reverse

Earliest: 1 April 1907

Signed "F S"

No publisher

Her Flowing Locks

Earliest: 4 September 1907

Signed "F S"

London View Co Ltd

Republished with different text

see Down Here

 

Single unsigned cards with same back could be "F S"???

Hello! Hello! Hello!

Earliest: 4 September 1907

No publisher

[No Signature]

Could it be by "F S"?

There is a destiny

Earliest: 28 July 1907

No publisher

[No Signature]

Could it be by "F S"?