2020.02.15 Filed in: Patriotic | P.D. Ayer | Publisher
P.D. Ayer & Co.’s Series 7 cards have been listed on the site on their own page.
This posting shows a pioneer patriotic postcard from Toronto Litho from their War Ships series, popular in light of the Boer War in which Canadian soldiers were participating at that time. This card shows Calliope, a 3rd class cruiser. The card has been postally used June 4, 1900 from Sturgeon Falls, Ontario by Gordon L. Cockburn to Albert Rudler Jr. of 227 William Street in New York City, by way Hamilton, with a Hamilton transit postmark on the front to the card.
2020.02.01 Filed in: Albertype | Pioneer | Postcard
A Vancouver card postally used in 1900 has been added to the Albertype pioneer postcard listings, along with some additional page redesign in preparation for some addition al material to be added.
A new Atkinson Bros. pioneer postcard has been added. This card was sent from Quebec City June 1, 1901 to Sassari, Sardaigne, which is the French spelling for Sardinia. The Kingdom of Sardinia (Royaume de Sardaigne) was a state in Southern Europe from the early 14th until the mid-19th century. On 17 March 1861, the Kingdom of Sardinia changed its name to the Kingdom of Italy, and in turn is the predecessor of the present-day Italian Republic. Sassari is located on the present island of Sardinia.