• 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.

Club Meetings

Club meetings are held mostly every month from 7:00pm. The first half hour is for the exchange of postcard chat and a free coffee. A presentation of interest to history buffs and postcard collectors follows, or, we have a show and tell exchange about a select postcard topic. Visitors are welcome.


Thursday, May 17th, 2018 – 7:00 to 9:00-pm – ‘Advertising Postcards’  They are usually filed as a separate topic in the dealer’s box and they are usually priced higher than a view postcard.  What have you got? What’s the significance of the card? Bring along your examples and their story.
Location: John McKenzie House, 34 Parkview. TTC Line 1 to North York Centre stop. Free street parking out front.


Saturday, June 9th 2:00 to 4:00 pm – Field Trip to the HARRY SUTHERLAND PHILATELIC LIBRARY at the Vincent Graves Greene Philatelic Research Foundation.  This library and its resources are as voluminous as its name! Reference Librarian Kathy Hartley will tell us all about the resources that are available to philatelists and deltiologists and anyone else interested in philately in Canada, British North American and indeed worldwide. Understanding the postal history and philatelic nuances of our postcards allows us to better appreciate and value them.  Come and learn how the Harry Sutherland Philatelic Library and the Greene Foundation can help.
10 Summerhill Ave.  just north of the TTC Summerhill stop on the north side of the street.


Evening Meeting Location: Ontario Historical Society Offices   34 Parkview Avenue in Willowdale near Yonge & Empress.  MAP Free on-street parking after 6:00pm. Accessible by TTC, from the ‘North York Centre’ stop on the Yonge Line 1. Cross to the east side of Yonge and walk 2 blocks north to Parkview Ave. then one block east on Parkview. Cross Doris Ave. to the big red house on the corner by the park. Look for the blue Ontario Heritage plaque out front.


One Comment

  1. Re: Gold frame postcards by Toronto publishers

    MacFarlane was first out of the block in early 1908 [see his ad in the Bookseller & Stationer], the others followed later in 1908 and continued into 1909.

    MacFarlane may seem to be late to the game because of fewer samples, but keep in mind that his company went under in late 1908, hence seemingly fewer cards from him.

    I twigged to your article while researching something else, and this hit came up.

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