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CVCC Series 1B displays the text “Canada” above royal crests. Mike Smith has listed 35 cards in this series in his book The Canadian Patriotic & Heraldic Postcard Handbook 1897–1945 Volume 1.

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CVCC Series 2A displays the text “Greetings from Toronto” on a single line. Mike Smith has listed 24 cards in this series in his book The Canadian Patriotic & Heraldic Postcard Handbook 1897–1945 Volume 1.

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CVCC Series 2B displays the text “Greetings from Toronto” on two lines. Mike Smith has listed 17 cards in this series in his book The Canadian Patriotic & Heraldic Postcard Handbook 1897–1945 Volume 1.

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CVCC Series 3 contains a series of cards that have both straight-line text and curved text above the crests.

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This CVCC patriotic postcard has been listed as Series 4 in Mike Smith’s The Canadian Patriotic & Heraldic Postcard Handbook 1897–1945 Volume 1. It was the only card of the series that Mike has encountered in this series as of the date of publication of his book.

Below, the reverse of the card.

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This CVCC patriotic postcard has been listed as Series 5 in Mike Smith’s The Canadian Patriotic & Heraldic Postcard Handbook 1897–1945 Volume 1. The series listings show 7 cards.

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CVCC Series 6 displays the text “Greetings from Thousand Islands Canada” on three lines. Mike Smith has listed 7 cards in this series in his book The Canadian Patriotic & Heraldic Postcard Handbook 1897–1945 Volume 1.

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CVCC Series 7A displays colour images with a beaver over the Canada crest. Mike Smith has listed 13 cards in this series in his book The Canadian Patriotic & Heraldic Postcard Handbook 1897–1945 Volume 1.

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CVCC Series 7B displays black & white images with a beaver over the Canada crest. Mike Smith has listed 69 cards in this series in his book The Canadian Patriotic & Heraldic Postcard Handbook 1897–1945 Volume 1.

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CVCC Series 8 are characterized by the symbols of a beaver superimposed against a green maple leaf, arrayed against the Red Ensign flag. The beaver sits on a log on a mound with the word “Canada” below in an arc.

Mike Smith, in his The Canadian Patriotic & Heraldic Postcard Handbook 1897–1945 Volume 1, attributes the publisher to be The Canadian View Card Co., Series 8, however, the cards are sometimes printed with a local publisher, such as is the case of the Niagara Falls cards, where R.P. Slater or F. Le Blond Jr. is printed on the card front. The cards appear to date to about 1902. There are 30 cards of this design listed in Mike Smith’s book.

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Variations to the standard Series 8 design exist as both added captions “Greetings from Niagara Falls” (as above), and with the attribution “F. Le Blond Jr., Niagara Falls Canada”, as shown below.

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CVCC Series 9A cards show colour views on a card with a red Canada crest.

Mike Smith, in his The Canadian Patriotic & Heraldic Postcard Handbook 1897–1945 Volume 1,lists 14 cards of this design.

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CVCC Series 10 cards show a red Manitoba crest.

Mike Smith, in his The Canadian Patriotic & Heraldic Postcard Handbook 1897–1945 Volume 1, lists 15 cards of this design.

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CVCC Series 11 cards show Quebec views on a card with a Quebec crest and the text “NATURA FORTIS INDUSTRIA CRESCIT QUEBEC”.

Mike Smith, in his The Canadian Patriotic & Heraldic Postcard Handbook 1897–1945 Volume 1, lists 11 cards of this design, and notes some have the text “On the line of the Richelieu and Ontario Navigation Company”, as shown above.

This particular card was mailed from Montreal on March 4, 1904 with a 2¢ KEVII stamp to Miss Flora Steele, c/o Col. S.B. Steele, SAC, Pretoria, South Africa.

Flora Steele was 13 years old at the time the card was sent, and was exchanging letters and postcards with Mabel Doyle of Montreal. After a legendary career in the Canadian northwest with the RCMP, her father, Sam Steele took command of Lord Strathcona's Horse, a cavalry unit, in 1900 for service in the Boer War. After returning with the unit to Canada early in 1901, Steele returned to South Africa that same year to command 'B' Division of the South African Constabulary, a position he held until 1906.

In his personal diary the day after this postcard was sent, Steele noted “a great many potty cases in the courts”, during a week of entries on generally routine matters. Steele later saw military duty in WWII, and was knighted in 1918.

For extensive information on Sir Sam Steele’s career and times, see the Sir Sam Steele Collection at the University of Alberta.

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This series of patriotic postcards shows a card front with a red ensign on a flag staff and a scenic image. The undivided card back, with an art nouveau flavour, show an elaborate view of a young woman in a gown bearing a torch, dancing on a globe, set against the radiating rays of the sun against a snowy mountain backdrop, with the words “XXth Century” superimposed below the sun. The cards are 3.5” x 6” in size, and are often found trimmed in length to fit standard postcard albums.

The cards appear to date from 1901, and feature scenes from various locations including Muskoka, Niagara, Toronto and other locales. Some of the scenes feature photos used on Canadian View Card Co. postcards. While photos were often used by many different publishers, the elaborate card back suggests this series may also have been published by the Canadian View Card Co.

Mike Smith, in his The Canadian Patriotic & Heraldic Postcard Handbook 1897–1945 Volume 1, lists 20 cards of this design

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CVCC Series 14 displays Niagara Falls views with a hospice crest. Mike Smith has listed 7 cards in this series in his book The Canadian Patriotic & Heraldic Postcard Handbook 1897–1945 Volume 1.