Mercury Print & Packaging have been granted the exclusive right to reprint these iconic Postcards and distribute Bamforths' other licensed products.


Bamforth and Company was founded by James Bamforth in the late 19th century and by the end of World War I more than 20 million postcards were being produced each year, selling all over the world.

Established in Holmfirth, West Yorkshire, Bamforth quickly became the world's largest publisher of saucy, comic Postcards, depicting among others, hen pecked husbands, large ladies, with lots of cheeky captions. With over 70,000 images produced in over 90 years by such illustrators as Douglas Tempest, Arnold Taylor & Phillip Taylor, Ben Fitzpatrick and the famous Donald McGill, Bamforth was the iconic seaside postcard.

The phenomenal success of these cheeky Postcards quickly became world famous, and to this day they remain much sought after collector's items.

Bamforth has seen many changes over its 120 year life and was rescued from the brink of extinction in 1998 by its present owner himself a son of Holmfirth, West Yorkshire.

Many Licences have been issued over the past few years to re-establish the Bamforth brand, with a multitude of merchandise being produced from cushions to seaside rock, mouse mats to fridge magnets.

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Classic Bamforth collection