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

Halifax
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

I have yet to add this card variety to my collection.

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

St. John, N.B.
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

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

Quebec
Custom House
Hope Hill
The Braves Monument

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

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

Quebec
Custom House
Hope Hill
The Braves Monument

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

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

Montreal
Victoria Bridge G.T.R.
Bank of Montreal
Bonsecours Market

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

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

Montreal
City Hall
Notre Dame
Bonsecours Church
Running Lachine Rapids

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

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

Ottawa
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

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

Ottawa
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

I have yet to add this card variety to my collection.
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This is the only known card design for Kingston, bearing the text:

Kingston
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

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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

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

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

Muskoka
Shadow River
South Falls
House Boat
Toronto Lith. Co. Ltd.

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This is one of three card designs for Toronto, and the scarcest, bearing the text:

Industrial Exhibition Toronto
Fine Arts
Main Building
The Arena
Night Effects

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

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The second card design for Toronto, bears the text:

Toronto
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

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The third card design for Toronto bears the text:

Toronto
Trinity College
Toronto University
Court House

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 postcard was mailed by the company’s president, William Stone, to Hotel de la Poste in Ghent, Belgium from the company’s headquarters at 680 King Street West in Toronto. It is postmarked with a Bathurst Street Toronto postmark dated October 10, 1899, and bears a 2 Map stamp as well as a “Too Late” cancellation. The card also bears a Gand October 24, 1899 receiving cancel. Stone writes:

“Dear Sir: Knowing your good Hotel by reputation, I take the liberty of asking you to kindly mail mean illustrated post card of your City. Hoping to pay you a visit in the near future. Yours sincerely,Wm. Stone”

This note by William Stone prompts the question, was Stone a postcard collector? Was this research into contemporary European postcard printing part of company business? Or was Stone just curious about a city he planned to visit? Below, the reverse of the card:

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

Brantford
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

The postally unused card shows the crest found in lieu of the stamp box for this printing.

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

Niagara Falls
Goat Island
Cave of the Winds


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

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

Niagara Falls
Whirlpool Rapids
Toronto Litho 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

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

Winnipeg
Parliament Buildings
City Hall
Main Street

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