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.

Sample Picture with Link Recorded Backs

Earliest Posts

Variants
 Seaside 1906

London View Co Ltd

Earliest: 13 June 1906

Some unsigned

[Green Printing]

? ?
 The Law

No Publisher

Gale & Polden

London View Co Ltd

J Mandel & Co

Earliest: 20 July 1906

Later back with no signature 

 Drink

No Publisher

Blum & Degan

J W A & Co ,  

Earliest: 22 September 1906

 
 Jobs

London View Co Ltd

Earliest: 6 November 1906

One example with Inland back

The Convict The Sweep
 Post

No Publisher

Blum & Degan

H Garner;

London View Co Ltd

J Mandel;

H Vertigen

 Earliest: 2 December 1906

 

Poste-Haste

Looking for Hidden Treasures

 Housemaids

No Publisher

Gale & Polden

H Garner

London View Co Ltd

Earliest: 4 December 1906

 
Xmas Cards - Holly Borders

No Publisher

London View Co Ltd

Earliest: 24 December 1906

 

Kind Remembrance

Hoping you won't put your foot in it

Well Filled Stocking

Where there is a Woman

"Where there is a woman Series"

The Regent's Comic Series

Earliest: 2 February 1907

[Series rather than publisher name]

When there is trouble

Be Good

No Publisher

London View Co Ltd

H Vertigen & Co

Earliest: 3 February 1907

 

Shoe shop boy fitting ladies Shoe

Firemen

No Publisher

Gale & Polden

London View Co Ltd

Earliest: 13 February 1907

 
New Leaf

No Publisher

London View Co Ltd

J Mandel & Co,

H Vertigen & Co

Earliest: 14 February 1907

 

?

I don't think

No Publisher

Blum & Degan

J Beagles

H Garner

London View Co Ltd

Morris Singer

Earliest: 6 March 1907

 
Puzzle

No Publisher

Gale & Polden

London View Co Ltd

H Vertigen & Co

Earliest: 18 April 1907

 
     
Pa's Holiday at Southend-on-Sea

London View Co Ltd

Earliest: 17 September 1907

 
[Cockles What Ho] [Our Bathroom will just suit] [He hasn't enjoyed the long walk] ?
Pa's Holiday at Brighton

F G Harwood & Co

London View Co Ltd

[No posting info]

 
Pa's Holiday at Hastings

London View Co Ltd

Earliest: 26 July 1909

 
[Rough Sea] [He pic-nics] ?
 
Same back, single cards - signed F S

Do You Reverse

Earliest: 1 April 1907

No publisher

 

Her Flowing Locks

Earliest: 4 September 1907

London View Co Ltd

Republished with different text

see Down Here

   
 
The British Workman - possibly by F S

H Vertigen & Co

 

Earliest: 17 June 1907

 

Unsigned. Vertigen was selling F S cards with the same back at the same time

Check Backs

?
 
Same Back, unsigned, single cards - possibly by F S

Hello! Hello! Hello!

Earliest: 4 September 1907

No publisher

[No Signature]

Could it be by "F S"?

There is a divinity which shapes our ends (Shakespeare)

Earliest: 28 July 1907

No publisher

[No Signature]

Could it be by "F S"?