• TPC Meeting – Thurs. May 17th at 7:00pm

    Advertising postcards. A workshop/show-and-tell session to expand our knowledge of this segment of our hobby. Details here.

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THE TORONTO POSTCARD CLUB
P.O. Box 47538, Don Mills
Don Mills, ON M3C 3S7

10 Comments

  1. I have 23 of the 24 original series set no. 2 “Representative Canadian Railway Type Post Cards. I am missing J.McGarvey freight conductor, toronto in the original packaging.

    I would like to know the value of these.

    • You are probably referring to “The Canadian Pacific Railway Employee Sketches” by artist Kathleen Shackleton. In a recent Club auction we sold several at about $10. per postcard. To a railway enthusiast, a complete set might be worth a premium for the complete set.

  2. Hello. I recently discovered an album full of old postcards. The problem is the album is one of those horrible ‘magnetic page’ albums so popular in the 1970s. Is there a safe way to remove the cards from the album as they are stuck very firmly? Thanks in Advance

  3. Bernie Bellefontaine

    hello there my name is Bernie and I recently got about 20 postcards all Canadian cities and range from 1942 to 1947, so my question is? is there a site that can help me categorize them.ty

    • On our web-site, in the FAQ tab there are comments about postcard valuations that may give you some insights. As well, a wander through EBay looking at the actual bids for a similar postcard is educational. We would classify postcards from the 1940s as ‘modern’ – despite being over 70years old. And while American, the MetroPostcard.com web-site postcard history commentary is a close enough to the evolution of postcards in Canada as well.

  4. My relative is a collector of old Brandon Manitoba post cards and has written many articles on Brandon’s history.I am interested in knowing of any cards and what cards there are- can you Help? Thank you so much!

  5. I am a view Pioneer post card and folder collector. 1) Does anyone have any info or images of a Wirths Folder (1898) made of a Canadian City? Wirths Folders were made in the USA (1898-1903) and a 1956 book says that some Canadian examples exist.
    2) any info on which Canadian (Toronto?)printer printed the Epworth or Victorian Expo Postcards of 1897? Thanks

  6. Hello,

    My late father … was born in Toronto in 1917. Among his papers is a postcard, made in Canada, where the picture is a black and white photo of a young boy, about 4 years old. He certainly resembles my father as a boy, but nothing is printed on the postcard that it is my father. Was it a practice in those days to have a postcard made of one’s children? Or perhaps my grandparents were struck by the picture’s likeness to their little son. Is there a website where I could search postcards of children? Can you help? Thank you.

    • Hi Lorraine. Thanks for the question. It was indeed a common practice to have postcards made in this way. Most photography studios offered postcard prints and there would also be itinerant photographers who would produce “real photo” portrait postcards at fairs or at the beach or anywhere that people congregated. Countless millions of postcards of this type would have been produced worldwide between 1900 and about 1930, after which time the practice became rarer as people increasingly tended to take their own family photos rather than rely on professional photographers. If the image on the postcard looks like your father as a boy, it very probably is just that.

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