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

    Details on our show calendar page.

Postcard Books by TPC Members

sallows-front-cover**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 many antique postcards to their original Sallows photograph. More details and ordering information here  

W. E. Hebb Front Cover‘The W. E Hebb Picture Postcard Handbook 1904 – 1914’
120 colourful pages of postcards from the Maritime provinces from the early 1900s by publisher W.E. Hebb of Halifax, N.S. Researched and compiled by Alan Hebb, grandson of W.E. Hebb.

More details and ordering information here


Mike Smith Postcard Handbooks and Publisher Reference Guides.
More details and ordering information here   or contact Mike at msmith55@hurontel.on.ca
ThFront Cover Patriotic Vol. 1e Canadian Patriotic & Heraldic Postcard Handbook 1897–1945, Volume 1

TheFront Cover Patriotic Vol. 2 Canadian Patriotic & Heraldic Postcard Handbook 1897–1945, Volume 2

The W.G. MacFarlane Picture Postcard Handbook 1902 – 1910

J. W. Bald Front Cover Steel BlueThe J.W. Bald Picture Postcard Handbook 1905-1955




‘Postcards froLake of Baysm Lake of Bays’ by Bruce MacLellan, TPC#1371
Published in 2007, illustrates the history of this Muskoka lake using post cards from 1900 to the late 1940s. Hard cover, 160-pages of mostly colour images and including all parts of the lake, local villages and old resorts.  A sequel and companion book, ‘Back Again at Lake of Bays’ was published in 2010 with 160-pages featuring cards and places not included in the first book. Profits from the sale of both books are donated to the Lake of Bays Heritage Foundation. Available by calling Bruce at (416) 969-2727 for $26.95 plus GST and mailing.

Aurora book‘Postcards of Olde Aurora’ by Bob McRoberts, TPC#1328
122 images of the Town of Aurora, Ontario, mostly from 1900 to 1930 as captured in postcards of the day. A brief history of the image on each postcard is alongside each view. Soft cover, coil bound, 112 pages with 72 pages in colour, 5½” x 8½”, includes an index of 165 items of interest. Published for  the Sesquicentennial Project of the Town of Aurora in 2013. Available for $15.00 plus postage by emailing Bob at postcardsofoldeaurora@bell.net or by calling 905-727-4636.

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