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This is the earliest Christmas overprint I’ve encountered on a Toronto Litho card, on a Kingston Type 1 card, postally used after the season in April 1901 to Cote d’Or, France.

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A second Kingston Type 1 card, wishing New Year’s Greetings, mailed in October 1900.

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All the Toronto Litho Cities Series cards with the “Wishing You a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year” overprint were on Type 2 cards, with the stamp and address on the reverse.

This card was sent December 22, 1903 to Glasgow, Scotland using a 1¢ QV Numeral stamp which was insufficient postage, and thus the card attracted short paid markings of 1d and T5.

Below, the reverse of the card.

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Above, a second copy of the same Christmas/New Year’s card sent to Scotland, this time with the correct postage (reverse shown below).

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Above, a second Toronto design with a Christmas overprint. Below, the reverse of the card, postmarked in Toronto December 16, 1902 sent via New York to Taunton, England with a 2¢ QV Numeral stamp

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