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R.B. Andrew’s Private Post Card
Authorized For Transmission Through The Canadian Mails
By The Government of Canada By Affixing P.O. Dept. Stamp
Postmarked with Bowmanville August 9, 1895 circular date stamp cancellation
on a 1¢ Small Queen no. 35 stamp
mailed to J. Coates & Son, Prescott, Ontario

With the recent innovation of Canadian private post cards on January 1, 1895, R.B. Andrew saw it necessary to inform those encountering this postcard of the legal nature of its use. The card was published by J.L. Jones Engraving. Co. Toronto. The firm, located at 168 Bay Street, J.L. Jones, proprietor, specialized in engraving and electrotyping.

Below, reverse of card, No. 8 of a series, the card provides a lesson in good luck in business, as well as touting the merits of The Morris Piano from Morris, Field, Rogers Co., Piano Manufacturers, Listowel, Ontario.

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Below, the detail from the engraving showing the J.L. Jones credited.
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Loretto Abbey, Toronto, mailed May 1, 1905

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Below, a cover printed by J.L. Jones for H.W. Embree & Son, Port Hawkesbury, N.S. noting:

Designers and Builders of Light Yachts and Boats of any description, to order

with a Map stamp postmarked June 24, 1899 with a Port Hawkesbury CDS cancellation.

Below, the detail from the engraving showing the J.L. Jones credited.
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Below, J.L. Jones ran advertisements in a number of publications of the day, the designs for which varied over time. From a 1904 publication, the following two ads appeared
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By 1916, the firm had moved to 133 Richmond Street West.
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Above, letterhead from J.L Jones Engraving Co. in 1910.