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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Big Boobs Vintage Bamforth Dutch Comic Postcard Posted 1975 Artist Fitzpatrick
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Bamforth comic homely wife cross eyed bad teeth apron c1910 postcard
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Bathing Beauty In Cap Vintage Vacation Bamforth Comic Postcard Used Signed
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Vintage Muddy Balls an Artist Signed by CHASo Bamforth Comical Postcard 704
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Bamforth comic artist TEMPEST happy man smoking pipe in bed radio headphones
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Fat woman dinner restaurant food Bamforth comic vintage postcard
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Fat Women Place to Be Why Dont You Come Old Bamforth Vacation Comic Postcard
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Goofy Man Named Seaside Lady Killer Vintage Bamforth Comic Postcard Posted
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Artist Signed Donald McGill Police Baby Vintage UD Bamforth Comic PC Unused
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US vintage Bamforth Co Comical Post Cards lot of 9ea unused
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