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It is one of four cards in a series of portraits of royalty published by the Toronto Lithographing Co. Limited. The card features a pair of shields flanking the image—the crest of Canada on the upper right, and of Great Britain on the lower left. This particular card is known in Smith's The Canadian Patriotic Postcard Checklist as TGL1-003, and is considered scarce, however, it also bears a reference to W.R. Adams not found in the catalogue.
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Michael J. Smith’s The Canadian Patriotic & Heraldic Postcard Handbook 1897–1945, Volume 2 lists this series of Toronto Lithographic Co. Ltd. patriotic cards as Series 2, featuring the phrase “From The Land of the Maple” along with a large maple leaf and a vignette of a Canadian scene.

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Michael J. Smith’s The Canadian Patriotic & Heraldic Postcard Handbook 1897–1945, Volume 2 lists this series of Toronto Lithographic Co. Ltd. patriotic cards as Series 3, featuring a pair of draped Red Ensign flags along with a large maple leaf, a pair of beavers, a golden sun and (generally) a vignette of a Canadian scene.

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Michael J. Smith’s The Cana8 lists this series of Toronto Lithographic Co. Ltd. patriotic cards as Series 4, featuring a flag along with a circular vignette of a Canadian scene surrounded by sprigs of green and a ribbon.

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Michael J. Smith’s The Canadian Patriotic & Heraldic Postcard Handbook 1897–1945, Volume 2 lists this series of Toronto Lithographic Co. Ltd. patriotic cards as Series 5, featuring a pair of draped banners along with clusters of maple leaves, a crown and a vignette of a Canadian scene.

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Michael J. Smith’s The Canadian Patriotic & Heraldic Postcard Handbook 1897–1945, Volume 2 lists this series of Toronto Lithographic Co. Ltd. patriotic cards as Series 6, featuring a horseshoe with clusters of maple leaves, and, generally, a vignette of a Canadian scene.

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Michael J. Smith’s The Canadian Patriotic & Heraldic Postcard Handbook 1897–1945, Volume 2 lists this series of Toronto Lithographic Co. Ltd. patriotic cards as Series 7, featuring a beaver superimposed over maple leaf against a golden sun, with a pair of flanking vignettes of Canadian scenes.

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Michael J. Smith’s The Canadian Patriotic & Heraldic Postcard Handbook 1897–1945, Volume 2 lists this series of Toronto Lithographic Co. Ltd. patriotic cards as Series 8, featuring oval portraits of Canadian politicians.

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Michael J. Smith’s The Canadian Patriotic & Heraldic Postcard Handbook 1897–1945, Volume 2 lists this series of Toronto Lithographic Co. Ltd. patriotic cards as Series 9, featuring at least 20 black & white political cartoons.

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Michael J. Smith’s The Canadian Patriotic & Heraldic Postcard Handbook 1897–1945, Volume 2 lists this series of Toronto Lithographic Co. Ltd. patriotic cards as Series 10, featuring a drawing of Sir Wilfred Laurier manning the ship of state with the caption “The Old Pilot”.

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Michael J. Smith’s The Canadian Patriotic & Heraldic Postcard Handbook 1897–1945, Volume 2 lists this series of Toronto Lithographic Co. Ltd. patriotic cards as Series 11. This Boer War era patriotic postcard series by The Toronto Lithographing Co. Limited shows a series of warships including the Benbow, a 1st Class Battleship, the Calliope, a 3rd Class Cruiser, as well as the Nymphe & the Terrible.

Each card features one of the four ships at sea, with, in the foreground, the text “What We Have We’ll Hold” superimposed over a Union Jack Flag upon which stands a British Bulldog. The Union Jack and Bulldog was a frequent symbol used to demonstrate the strength and ferocity of the British Empire. It was used as part of a J.C. Wilson Boer War-era series, and was resurrected for use during both WWI and WWII.

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Michael J. Smith’s The Canadian Patriotic & Heraldic Postcard Handbook 1897–1945, Volume 2 lists this series of Toronto Lithographic Co. Ltd. patriotic cards as Series 12. This Boer War era patriotic postcard series by The Toronto Lithographing Co. Limited shows a series of cards featuring Canadian soldiers from the Boer War.