C W Faulkner & Co

C W Faulkner & Co


C W Faulkner & Co was an important publisher of games, pictorial souvenirs, children’s books, and postcards. Originally, the business was a partnership between Charles William Faulkner and Albert Hilder Scheimer working as lithographers around 1882. The partnership ended in 1885 when Faulkner took over the business. In the 1890’s the business changed its name and by 1905 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.