Toronto Litho Canadian Sports Series

An unused copy of Toronto Litho's Canadian Sports Series has been added, illustrating the port of football.

Franz Thiemer—Manila

A new pioneer postcard from Franz Thiemer's Compagnie Comet has been added, one of four cards from Manila, from numbers 126 to 129, issued during the American occupation after the colonial war between Spain and the USA for control of some of Spain's former colonies. Click on the image to see more of this series.

Toronto Litho Canadian Sports Series

Another card has been added from Toronto Litho's Canadian Sports Series. Click on the card image to see more.

Toronto Litho Canadian Sports Series

Another card from Toronto Litho's Canadian Sports Series has been added, showing the two activities of bathing & wheeling. The card has been written on, but not postally used.

Royal Visit 1901—Ceylon

This update adds card 5 in E Wrench's "Links of Empire" series, posted at Colombo, Ceylon (Sri Lanka) during the 1901 visit of the Duke and Duchess of Cornwall en route to Australia. This card illustrates the map of the Royal Visit travels on the outbound leg of the journey.

More Franz Thiemer

A couple of additional Franz Thiemer cards with scenes from North America have been added, one showing a scene of the Three Sisters in Canmore, Alberta with the caption, "Greetings from America". The card has been postally used May 31, 1899 from Niagara Falls, USA, to Greussen, Germany. Also added is a Compagnie Comet advertising card from 1898 advertising the subscription to the series.

Royal Visit 1901 Part 3

Some additional cards from this “Links of Empire” series by E. Wrench, illustrating stops on the tour by the Duke and Duchess of Cornwall and York, specifically card no. 10 from Melbourne Australia, and card no. 13 from Ascension, have been added.

Royal Visit 1901 Part 2

A second update with some additional cards has been added. A further minor update was added May 23rd, 2022.

Royal Visit 1901

The 1901 Royal Visit series has been expanded by the addition of some postcards, both Canadian and British.

Pioneer Real Photo Post Card

I’ve added an early card showing an inset RPPC image of the main street of Medicine Hat, NWT, with several people in front of J.K. Drinnan’s Dry Goods & Groceries general store. The card is postmarked Dec. 23 1899 in Medicine Hat, ASSA—the earliest card I’ve encountered from this series. While not confirmed, the card may be part of a series published by Atkinson Bros.

More Franz Thiemer

108 Thiemer
Some additional Franz Thiemer cards have been added, including from Egypt, China, Birma and Denmark.

Franz Thiemer Greenland cards

169 Greenland
A couple of new Franz Thiemer Greenland postcards, one postally used in 1899, have been added to the site.

More Franz Thiemer

120 Japan
An assortment of additional cards published by Franz Thiemer, dating from 1898 to 1900, from countries including including Turkey, India, Burma (Myanmar), Japan and Sweden, have been added. I still haven’t cracked posting many of the European cards, but will at some point.

Short paid to Bermuda 1904

This 1904 undivided back postcard by B.C. Fairfield & Son, Stationers in St. Catharines, Ontario shows “Greetings from St. Catharines, Canada” with a scene from Thorold Mountain to Merritton. The card bears a 1¢ KEVII stamp postmarked in Merritton on February 8, 1904, and mailed via New York to Miss Millie Newcombe in Prospect, Bermuda, c/o Serg. J. Newcombe, Royal Engineers, Prospect, Bermuda from her cousin Henry. The back bears a pair of short paid markings.

The Royal Engineers 27th Company (Submarine Mining) had been permanently reassigned from Halifax, Nova Scotia to Bermuda in 1888 (part of the company had been split off to create the new 40th Company, which remained in Halifax), where they continued to maintain the mine defences to protect the harbour. In 1900 the Royal Engineers Submarine Mining Companies also assumed responsibility for operating electric searchlights defending harbours.

P.D. Ayer Series 8

An example of P.D. Ayer’s Series 8 has been added, showing card AYR8-002, as designated in Mike Smith’s The Canadian Patriotic & Heraldic Postcard Handbook 1897-1945.

Franz Thiemer Southeast Asia

99 Cochinchine
Another small posting of Franz Thiemer cards, this time from Southeast Asia.

Franz Thiemer Africa & Middle East

57 Alexandria
Another group of Franz Thiemer cards has been added, covering some of their issues in North Africa and the Middle East.

Franz Thiemer Caribbean cards

160 Cuba
I’ve added a couple of postally unused cards from the Caribbean, and a card from Denmark. There is at least one other card from Cuba.

Franz Thiemer Japanese cards

122 Japan
Several examples of Japanese cards produced by Franz Thiemer have been added.

Franz Thiemer & Co. filling in some blanks

200 Russia
I’ve filled in a few more blanks in the list and added some additional cards from Australia, the US, and Russia.