A range of updates

RB Andrew 1895
I’ve added a wide range of updates to the site, adding a number of pages in the current site format and deprecating the older formatted pages.

The Province Publishing Coy.

Province Wharf Germany
The section on the postcards of The Province Publishing Coy. Ltd., and its successor, BC Print’g & Engr Corp. Ltd. have been updated to the new site format, and additional information added.

The Photochrom Company

Photochrom Niagara
A new page for the cards of The Photochrom Company, the precursor of the Detroit Photographic Company, has been added, with some new material.

Toronto Litho Brantford Paquebot

Toronto Litho Brantford Packet
This Toronto Litho Canadian Cities Series pioneer postcard was mailed from St. John NB to Liverpool England in January 1902 and marked paid with a Liverpool Packet cancel. Clicking on the postcard image will take you to the Toronto Litho sub-site in a separate window.

Toronto Litho Illustrated Envelope

Toronto Litho King Edward Hotel Cover
This illustrated envelope featuring Toronto’s King Edward Hotel has been published by the Toronto Litho Co. showing a scene similar to their postcard for the same hotel. The reverse of the envelope bears a stamp box and location for the address, and the words “Design Patented” and “Toronto Litho Co.”

Toronto Litho to Malta

Toronto Litho Malta Jubilee
This example of a Toronto Litho pioneer postcard from the Canadian Cities Series shows a late use of a 2¢ Jubilee stamp, no. 52, mailed March 22, 1904 to Sliema, Malta.

There is extensive correspondence on the reverse from H.B. Currie to a collector in Malta with whom he had been corresponding. H.B. Currie was a post office clerk in Walkerton in the 1901 census, living as a roomer in a local residence at the time. Born October 14, 1875, he would have been 28 years old when he mailed this card. Currie sought to sell the collector a map of Kimberly & Boshof, South Africa. The 2’ x 3’ map on canvas folded into pocket size, and was given to him by his brother who served in the Boer War.

Summerside Journal

PEI Crest
A new card has been added to the patriotic postcards published by the Summerside Journal, and that section has been updated to the current website format.

McCoy Series 1 Scalloped Edges

McCoy S1 Windsor Detroit Ferry
This example of the McCoy Series 1 coin card has been overprinted by Victor E. Marentette & Son of Windsor, Ontario. The unusual feature of the card is that the card has scalloped edges, likely also added by Victor E. Marentette & Son. The card has been postally used from Windsor to Paris, France on May 28, 1906.

Semple & Luke

Semple For Liberty reverse
A new example of a Semple & Luke pioneer postcard back has been added, and the Semple & Luke listings updated to suit.

W.G. MacFarlane Series 17

MacFarlane Calgary
This patriotic W.G. MacFarlane postcard has been added to the site, along with a new Series 17 page, which illustrates cards from the City of Calgary.