1905 Canada Patriotic J.C. Wilson postcard 'Patria Amamus'

$65.00 CAD

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Attractive and colourful Canadian postcard with image of Britannia holding the flag, surrounded by maple leaves. Banner saying ‘Maple Leaf Forever’ and titled PATRIA AMAMUS (We Love our Country).

Written along bottom ‘Entered according to Act of  the Parliament of Canada in the Year 1898 by J.C. Wilson & Co. Montreal, at the Department of Agriculture’.

Text on back “Dear Gertie – hope you are a good girl. From“. Undivided.

Postmarked ‘NANAIMO JUL 15 05 BC’ with 1 cent King Edward VII stamp, mailed within city.

Deep diagonal crease UR corner. Toning. Smudges on back.


J.C. Wilson & Co. Limited was a Montreal, Quebec-based maker of papers who printed a series of patriotic postcards and envelopes, from 1897 to 1902, to "show the patriotic feeling of the colonies towards the mother country".

J.C. Wilson & Co. was the first Canadian publisher to create a series of patriotic postcards and envelopes that were widely distributed and which received wide public use, at a point when Canadian spirits were running high, first with Queen Victoria’s Diamond Jubilee in 1897, and soon after with references to other themes of the day, leading up to and including the Second Anglo-Boer War of 1899 through 1902.