The postcards of W.G. MacFarlane are extensively catalogued in the second edition of “The W.G. MacFarlane Picture Postcard Handbook, 1910-1910” by Michael J. Smith, a book that is essential for the collector of this prolific Canadian postcard publisher. The series numbers shown relate to Mike Smith’s book.
Series 9 shows a muuti-coloured BC crest, embossed. The earliest recorded postmark is noted by Mike as December 10, 1905, however the Famous Big Tree card shown here has a date of July 20, 1904, and is mailed to Tangier, Morocco. Mike Smith has recorded 6 cards in this series.
Cards from this series come with a W.G. MacFarlane publisher’s attribution, and all appear as numbered cards.
Note that the colour of the leaves around the crest come as either green or blue.