September is also when postcard shows resume – in Merrickville (Sept. 9th) and Dundas (Sept 24th).

    Details on our show calendar page.

Mike Smith Books

Mike Smith Postcard Handbooks and Publisher Reference Guides.
Books are available for the prices noted, to a Canadian or USA address. Please send cheque or money order or Interac® e-Transfer to Mike Smith, 182 Newgate Street, Apt. 3, Goderich, Ontario. N7A1P6. Please E-mail any questions to: msmith55@hurontel.on.ca or call 519-612-1021.

**NEW** The Reuben Sallows Picture Postcard Handbook.  by Mike Smith and Larry Mohring.  A ‘Canadian Photographic Genius’,  Ontario photographer Reuben Sallows (1855–1937) is little known outside of Huron County. From his Goderich studio in the 1890s, he became a master photographer of local folks in their natural surroundings. His stellar outdoor photos caught the eye of magazine publishers, railway companies and government ministries. This handbook links as many antique postcards as possible to their original Sallows photograph. Full colour, laminated soft cover,  spiral bound; 8.5 by 11 inches, 310 pages including a lavishly-illustrated biography of Reuben Sallows. 1800+ postcards catalogued by publisher and 1300+ illustrations. CDN$70. (postpaid Canadian address) US$70.00 (postpaid USA address) Order from Mike Smith or Larry Mohring.

The Canadian Patriotic & Heraldic Postcard Handbook 1897–1945, Volume 2 Front Cover Patriotic Vol. 2
This second and final volume contains almost 2,000 full-colour images, lists and value categories to educate and entertain both the amateur and seasoned postcard collector. Includes abridged business histories of some of Canada’s most important postcard publishers, over 60 series of postcards from anonymous publishers, and the largest listing of patriotic & heraldic postcards from Valentine & Sons and the Photogelatine Engraving Co. ever published. Full colour, soft cover (laminated), spiral bound, 8.5 x 11 inches, 438 pages. $79.95 CDN (Canadian address, Expedited Parcel postpaid) or $79.95 US (USA address, Expedited Parcel postpaid)

The W.G. MacFarlane Picture Postcard Handbook 1902 – 1910W.G. MacFarlane was one of Canada’s most prolific publishers in the early part of the 20th century. This handbook has something in it for everyone. Showcasing the variety and quality of MacFarlane postcards from Patriotic, Heraldic & Royalty Postcards (39 series) to artist-signed, novelty and 52 special series postcards. This 2nd edition includes over 1400 MacFarlane regular view cards and 12 new “fancy” series. Also includes 60 designs of MacFarlane back types and an Index of Cities and Towns, 12 pages in glorious colour, a price guide and earliest known usage for each series. Soft cover, 6.75 x 9 inches, 238 pages (12 in colour). Please contact Mike for new discounted prices.


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