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    DescriptionThe Yorkshire-based publisher Bamforth & Co started producing 'saucy' postcards in 1910. These cheeky designs became synonymous with the English seaside resorts where they were sold, but were exported all over the world. After WW2, Bamforth artists began to satirise the classic comic archetypes that still resonate today - henpecked husbands, naughty nurses and randy milkmen. Contemporary concerns ranging from the contraceptive pill to the Space Race also received the irreverent Bamforth treatment. Saucy Postcards: The Bamforth Collection celebrates the golden age of these comic gems, with a selection of more than 250 cards originally published from the early 1950s to the mid-1970s. The book's introduction reveals the story behind the company, and the battles with the postcard censorship committees that resulted in almost 150 prosecutions.


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    Title
    The Saucy Postcards: The Bamforth Collection
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Marcus Hearn
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 224
    Width: 187 mm
    Height: 188 mm
    Thickness: 26 mm
    Weight: 629 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781472105462
    ISBN 10: 147210546X
    Classifications

    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T13.0
    BIC subject category V2: WH, AK
    BIC E4L: HUM
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15860
    BISAC V2.8: DES007030, HUM000000
    DC23: 741.683094281
    Thema V1.0: WH, AK
    Publisher
    Constable and Robinson
    Imprint name
    Constable
    Publication date
    18 July 2013
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    Marcus Hearn has been writing about popular culture since the early 1990s. Co-author of The Hammer Story, the company's official history, and Hammer Glamour, he also wrote the Sunday Times bestseller Star Wars: Attack of the Clones -- The Illustrated Companion, and Eight Days a Week, the story of The Beatles' final world tour. He is an associate research fellow at Leicester De Montfort's Cinema and Television History Research Centre, and is the official historian of Hammer Film Productions.