J.C. Wilson early postal stationery

Wilson 1878
I’ve posted an early (for my collection) use of a J.C. Wilson & Co. advertising use of a postal stationery card, postmarked August 17, 1878. I’ve also updated the Franz Thiemer catalog-in-progress and added another card from this series, this time from Iceland.

More Franz Thiemer & Co. cards

132 Sidney
I’ve added some additional cards into the site, none of which are Canadian this time around, but instead represent some other areas of the world depicted on these cards. I’ve also updated the site with an updated catalog-in-progress of the cards of Franz Thiemer & Co., with about 140 of the ±200 cards identified to date.

Franz Thiemer & Co. additional cards

156 Quebec
Another Canadian pioneer postcard example from Franz Thiemer & Co. of Dresden, Germany has been added, along with more from that worldwide series dating to about 1899.

Toronto Litho Canadian Cities Series Business Use

An example of Toronto Litho’s Canadian Cities Series showing vignettes of Montreal has been added. This card has been used by Dominion Express Company for advertising delivery of Christmas packages at rates superior to those of registered mail.

Toronto Litho Warships Christmas use

A very nice used example of Toronto Litho’s pioneer patriotic series featuring ships of war of the Boer War era, in this case the Nymphe sloop. has been added. This card bear’s the company’s Christmas Greeting on the front, with the address and a 1¢ Jubilee + 1¢ QV Numeral stamp cancelled December 26, 1899, paying postage to England on the back.