Private Post Card

Toronto Litho Co. Ltd.

postally used, postmarked Montreal April 18, 1900

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

Below, the reverse of the card

Below, an unused version of the design, with a blank back, without the words

“Private Post Card” on the front. The attribution line with the words

“Entered According to Act of Parliament of Canada in the year 1898 by

The Toronto Lithographing Co. Limited, at the Department of Agriculture”

is printed in a light coloured ink to the right of the card.

This may be an example of the second issuance of this design.

Below, a later version of the card design, with the stamp and address on the back of the card.

Below, the reverse of the card, sent to Armetieres, France from St. Hyacinthe, Quebec

under the printed matter rate using a pair of ½ cent QV Numeral stamps, postmarked

on December 18, 1902, arriving December 27th.

Above and below, a similar card to Nancy, France sent December 10, 1901 with a Montreal Flag cancel,

arriving in Paris on December 18th and at Nancy on December 20th