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.
Loretto Abbey, Toronto, mailed May 1, 1905
Designers and Builders of Light Yachts and Boats of any description, to order
Above, letterhead from J.L Jones Engraving Co. in 1910.