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This is one of the two card designs for Halifax, bearing the text:

Halifax
Toronto Lith Co. Ltd
Address Only This Side
Sunday church parade of troops, Garrison Chapel
Public Gardens
Indians in the Market Square
City and Harbour from the Park

Entered According to Act of Parliament of Canada in the Year 1898 By the Toronto Lithographing Co. Limited at the Department of Agriculture

The card has been postally from St. Hyacinthe Quebec June 20, 1901 to Charleroi, Belgium.

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This is the second of the two card designs for Halifax, bearing the text:

Halifax
Toronto Lith Co. Ltd
Address Only This Side
Purcell’s Cove
Harbor From George’s Island
Provincial Building

Entered According to Act of Parliament of Canada in the Year 1898 By the Toronto Lithographing Co. Limited at the Department of Agriculture

Above, the card has been postally used to West Hartlepool, England on January 13, 1903.

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This is the only known card design for St. John, NB, bearing the text:

St. John, N.B.
Toronto Lith Co. Ltd
Address Only This Side
Bank of New Brunswick
Suspension Bridge
Custom House
Rockwood Park

Entered According to Act of Parliament of Canada in the Year 1898 By the Toronto Lithographing Co. Limited at the Department of Agriculture

The card has been postally from St. Hyacinthe Quebec August 22, 1901 to Charleroi, Belgium, by the same sender as the Halifax card.

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This is one of the two card designs for Quebec, bearing the text:

Quebec
Private Post Card
Toronto Litho Co. Ltd.

Address Only This Side
Custom House
Hope Hill
The Braves Monument

The card is postally used, postmarked Montreal April 18, 1900, used locally within Montreal.

This may be an example of the first issuance of this design, with the “Private Post Card” text appearing on the card front.

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Another variety in the Greetings from Quebec series, this card shows vignettes of Quebec City, and was mailed to Belgium in 1901 with a 2¢ provisional QV stamp, bearing the text:

Quebec
Toronto Litho Co. Ltd.

Address Only This Side
Quebec City
Chateau Frontenac Hotel

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This is one of the two card designs for Montreal, bearing the text:

Montreal
Toronto Lith Co. Ltd.
Address Only This Side
Victoria Bridge G.T.R.
Bank of Montreal
Bonsecours Market

The card was mailed with a Toronto February 22, 1900 flag cancel on a 1¢ QV Numeral stamp to New York City, with a receiving New York Post Office (PONY) cancel dated February 23rd.

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This is the second card design for Montreal, bearing the text:

Montreal
Private Post Card
Toronto Lith Co. Ltd.
Address Only This Side
City Hall
Notre Dame
Bonsecours Church
Running Lachine Rapids

The card bears a QV Leaf 2¢ purple stamp no. 68 cancelled June 22, 1898 in Montreal, mailed to Grenoble, France, with a July 8, Grenoble receiver.

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This is one of the two card designs for Ottawa, bearing the text:

Ottawa
Address Only This Side
Parliament Buildings
Chaudière Falls
Rideau Falls

Entered according to Act of Parliament of Canada, in the year 1898, By The Toronto Lithographing Co. Limited, at the Department of Agriculture

The postcard was mailed from Georgetown, Ontario with a squared circle cancellation dated September 20, 1902, to Acton, Ontario.

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This is the second card design for Ottawa, bearing the text:

Ottawa
Address Only This Side
Toronto Lith. Co. Ltd.
Main Building, Houses of Parliament
Western Block
Eastern Block
Hull

Entered according to Act of Parliament of Canada, in the year 1898, By The Toronto Lithographing Co. Limited, at the Department of Agriculture

The postcard was mailed mailed to Worchestershire, England on May 7, 1900 with a 2¢ QV Numeral stamp. The reverse of the card shows “The Russell”, an Ottawa hotel with F.X. St. Jacques, proprietor, with an image of the hotel, together with an image of “The Victoria Hotel” in Aylmer Quebec under the same proprietorship.

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This is the only known card design for Gananoque, bearing the text:

Gananoque
Address Only This Side
Toronto Lith. Co. Ltd.
Among The Thousand Islands
Fremont Park
Canada The Rift U.S.
Lost Channel

Entered according to Act of Parliament of Canada, in the year 1898, By The Toronto Lithographing Co. Limited, at the Department of Agriculture


The card has been postally used January 13, 1903 to Hurtleford, England

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This is the only known card design for Kingston, bearing the text:

Kingston
Address Only This Side
Toronto Lith. Co. Ltd.
City & Harbor
Royal Military College
City from FortAmong The Thousand Islands
Cedar Island
St. George’s Cathedral
Court House
Royal Military College

Entered according to Act of Parliament of Canada, in the year 1898, By The Toronto Lithographing Co. Limited, at the Department of Agriculture

This card has been mailed from Toronto to Tiefenfurt, Germany with a Toronto Flag cancel dated July 4, 1899, and a Tiefenfurt back stamp dated July 17. The postcard was short paid, and bears a T/15 cancel and a “25” postal marking.

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This is one of two card designs for Muskoka, bearing the text:

Muskoka
Address Only This Side
A Summer Home
Camp Life

The card has been mailed to the USA using 1¢ QV Numeral stamp with a Royal Muskoka split ring cancellation dated August 19, 1902.


Below, the reverse of the card postally used, with a Brooklyn NY cancel August 22 1902 showing a printed image of “Royal Muskoka” Hotel, Muskoka Nav. Co., Proprietors

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This is second card design for Muskoka, bearing the text:

Muskoka
Address Only This Side
Shadow River
South Falls
House Boat
Toronto Lith. Co. Ltd.

This very unusual use of a Toronto Litho Co. Canadian Cities Series postcard with vignettes of Muskoka has been mailed from Natal to Liverpool, England shortly after the end of the Boer War. Bearing a Durban cancellation dated July 5, 1902 on a pair of ½ penny Natal stamps, the card was mailed to Miss Thomson, Westfield House, Stonecroft, Liverpool, England.

The Boer War had ended on May 31st, and the return of foreign troops to their homelands was underway at this time. The card may have been sent from a Canadian soldier waiting to embark on his homeward journey. Durban was the busiest port in South Africa, and Port Natal was the jumping off point for many of the returning troops.

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This is one of three cards designs for Toronto, bearing the text:

Industrial Exhibition, Toronto
Address Only This Side
Main Building
Night Effects
The Arena
Fine Arts
Toronto Lith. Co. Ltd.

Entered according to Act of Parliament of Canada, in the year 1898, By The Toronto Lithographing Co. Limited, at the Department of Agriculture


The fair, today known as the Canadian National Exposition (CNE) started in 1879 under the name of the Dominion Industrial Fair. At its outset, the fair grew from a 16 day event with attendance of 102,000 people to a 12 day event in 1897 that attracted 320,000 people. During the course of its history, it had a variety of themes, such as in 1895, “The New Woman”, and in 1897 “Victorian-Era Exposition”. From 1888 to 1902 it was known as “Canada's Great Industrial Fair & Exposition”, with the exception of the theme years mentioned.

This copy was postally used August 31, 1899 to the USA, and bears a Toronto Flag cancel.

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The second of three cards designs for Toronto, bearing the text:

Toronto
Address Only This Side
Armouries
Ontario Parliament Buildings

Entered according to Act of Parliament of Canada, in the year 1898, By The Toronto Lithographing Co. Limited, at the Department of Agriculture

This card used from 11 Alpha Avenue, Toronto to Strassburg, Germany with a two ring Toronto cancellation dated January 24, 1899 on a 2¢ Map stamp with a February 5, 1899 Strassburg receiver.

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The third of three cards designs for Toronto, bearing the text:

Toronto
Address Only This Side
Trinity College
Toronto University
Volunteers Monument
Court House
Toronto Lith. Co. Ltd.

Entered according to Act of Parliament of Canada, in the year 1898, By The Toronto Lithographing Co. Limited, at the Department of Agriculture

The card was postally used, postmarked Toronto July 4 1898 with a Toronto Flag A cancellation sent to New York. The reverse of the card bears a New Jersey receiving stamp.

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The single card design found for Brantford, bearing the text:

Brantford
Address Only This Side
Jubilee Park
Institute for the Education of the Blind
Indian Church
The Brant Monument
Mohawk Park
Toronto Lith. Co. Ltd.

Entered according to Act of Parliament of Canada, in the year 1898, By The Toronto Lithographing Co. Limited, at the Department of Agriculture

This particular card has been mailed from St. John NB to Liverpool England bearing a 2¢ QV Numeral stamp, and has had been marked paid with a Liverpool Packet cancel.

The postally unused card below shows the standard stamp box text for this initial printing.

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One of two card designs found for Niagara Falls, bearing the text:

Niagara Falls
Address Only This Side
Private Post Card
Goat Island
Cave of the Winds


This example is postally used, postmarked Niagara Falls South Nov 1, 1898 with receiving postmark from Minneapolis Nov. 3 1898.

The reverse of the card has been overprinted by R.P. Slater with Clifton Incline Emporium, Niagara Falls, Ont.

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The second two card designs found for Niagara Falls, bearing the text:

Niagara Falls
Address Only This Side
Whirlpool Rapids
Toronto Litho Co Ltd

The card was sent from Rathwell, Manitoba, with a Rathwell split ring cancellation dated February 3, 1903 to Miss D. Morse, Alproton Hall, Wembly, Near Harrow, England.

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The only card design known for Winnipeg, bears the text:

Winnipeg
Address Only This Side
Parliament Buildings
City Hall
Main Street
Toronto Lith. Co. Ltd.

Entered according to Act of Parliament of Canada, in the year 1898, By The Toronto Lithographing Co. Limited, at the Department of Agriculture

This card was postally used from Natal to Liverpool, England July 5, 1902, received July 26, 1902.

The Boer War had ended on May 31st, and the return of foreign troops to their homelands was underway at this time. The card may have been sent from a Canadian soldier waiting to embark on his homeward journey. The Winifredian had left Port Natal June 27 bound for Halifax. Durban was the busiest port in South Africa, and Port Natal was the jumping off point for many of the returning troops.