Bamforth Postcards

Bamforth Postcards are probably the most recognised saucy seaside postcard series ever produced. Their postcard story began in Victorian times with James Bamforth, the son of a Yorkshire painter and decorator. The company was based in Holmfirth, West Yorkshire.

Bamforth originally used his talents to produce painted lantern slides but later moved to photography which proved more successful. By the 1900's the slides had evolved into what we know now as Bamforth postcards. The humorous postcards covered social aspects of life such as sex, drinking, marriage but are always done with innuendo. Bamforth postcards were hand drawn by artists from 1910 which is quite an accomplishment when you look at how many different postcards were produced.

Apparently, the printing works where Bamforth postcards were produced has now been converted into residential apartments.

Holmfirth was also the location used for the long running BBC comedy Last of the Summer Wine which ran from 1973 to 2010.

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COMIC HUMOR BAMFORTH ART COMIC 2036 I WANT TO WHISPER UNUSED 887
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unmailed Bamforth 1728 post card Now Bobbie kiss nurse and go to bed smack face
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Rare Vintage Antique Postcard A1 Bamforth Art Comics Just A Smile From Old Boy
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Bamforth Comic Seasick Postcard 1909
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Comic Vintage postcard Bamforth 4070 father daughter cartoon 1911
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Bamforth Comic No 177 RPPC Left at the Post Drunk Man Holding onto Lamp Post
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Vintage GOLF Comic Postcard Fat Lady Golfing BAMFORTH England UK c1930s Unused
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IM SHORRY FOR SHAILORS AT SHEA Drunk Man Humor Vintage Postcard 1910 Bamforth
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Driven To Drink By A Woman Comic Donkey Bamforth Postcard 1908
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Comic Postcard Bamforth Scotch Comic No 13548 Discussing Cigars R2434
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