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A “Greetings from Montreal” card illustrating the Post Office & Bank of Montreal, mailed to Egypt May 9, 1902.
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Martello Tower
NATURA FORTIS INDUSTRIA CRESCIT QUEBEC
On the line of the Richelieu and Ontario Navigation Company

An early postcard published by the Canadian View Card Co. of Toronto,
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


Below, reverse of card

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.

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This W.G. MacFarlane Series 9 patriotic postcard showing the BC crest on a card mailed from Vancouver, July 20, 1904, to Tangier Morocco, with a Tangier receiver August 8, is from the same sender to the same receiver, mailed and received the same day as the next card in this listing.
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This postcard by The Albertype Company illustrates a Vancouver B.C. image of the salmon fleet on the Fraser River mailed July 20, 1904 to Tangiers, Morocco, with an August 8, 1904 receiving cancel.
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A W.G. MacFarlane card mailed from Montreal to Tunisia, with postage due, arriving in Tunisia on March 3, 1904.
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This J. Valentine & Sons postcard showing the Sacred Heart Chapel, Notre Dame Church, Montreal was mailed from Montreal to Madagascar vi Paris, with a Paris transit cancel dated February 16, 1907.
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The W.G. MacFarlane postcard showing Quebec from Levis was mailed from Quebec on May 8, 1908 to Boma, Congo, where it was received on June 9.
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This postcard showing Ecole des Freres - Fraserville, Quebec was mailed from Riviere-du-Loup Quebec on September 2, 1909 to Boma, Congo, from where it was forwarded to Italy, arriving December 8, 1909.