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of 79 Golden Lane, London, EC1. (1922)
Ditto address. Telephone: Clerkenwell 1067-8. Cables: "Poems, Barb, London". (1929)
An important publisher of games, pictorial souvenirs, children’s books, and postcards.
Faulkner was originally in the Christmas card business together with Albert Hilder Scheimer.
1882 Though they worked as lithographers they also began printing in gravure.
1885 The partnership ended with Faulkner taking over the business.
1890s He changed the company name.
1905 It became a Limited company. While they printed a wide variety of card types, they are best known for their early black and white view-cards paired with a coat of arms, real photo cards of actresses, artist signed cards by Louis Wain, and propaganda cards issued during World War One. Many of their cards were printed in Germany and Austria.
1922 British Industries Fair Advert as "The Leading Art Publishers". Christmas Cards, Birthday Cards, Postcards. Also Daily Tear-off Blocks Calendars, Turnover Calendars, Novelty Calendars. Toy and Painting Books; Pictures; Posters; Showcards. (Stand No. K.72)
1929 British Industries Fair Advert for all types of Calendars; Christmas and New Year Cards; Painting Books and Boxes; Motto Cards; Diaries; Story Books, etc. Pictures; Postcards; Toy Books; Posters; Showcards; Advertising Novelties, etc. (Stationery Section - Stand No. R.46)