Postcards Home Page

Although the most well-known Bairnsfather postcards are the Fragments from France series issued by The Bystander from 1916, many more cards featuring Old Bill, his creator and cartoons by him were produced from the First World War right through to the Second World War. Click on the links opposite to see a selection of cards from the different periods/categories.


If you have a Bairnsfather postcard not already featured on these pages please e-mail an image and description to

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& Old Bill


Fragments from France

Bystander Merchandise

BB Books

Grimwades Bairnsfather Ware

Old Bill on Stage

Old Bill on the Screen

Old Bill Newsletter

News and Events

BB in WW2

Carry On



the Wars