1908 Cobalt Ontario Canada humorous music and cat postcard

$12.00 CAD

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Postcard with musical notes and words 'This place don’t seem like home to me'. Below that is a velvet cat glued to card, walking on a fence.

Sent from Cobalt, which at the time was part of a silver mining rush.

Postmarked ‘COBALT JUN 17 08 ONT’ on 1 cent King Edward VII stamp, mailed to Golden Valley Ontario, with receiving postmark ‘GOLDEN VALLEY JUN 21---'. Golden Valley is very small place located south of Lake Nipissing in Northern Ontario.

Letter to Miss Ellie Moore.

Corner creases where mounted in album. Toning & smudges front and back.


The Cobalt silver rush started in 1903 when huge veins of silver were discovered by workers on the Temiskaming and Northern Ontario Railway (T&NO) near the Mile 103 post. By 1905 a full-scale silver rush was underway, and the town of Cobalt, Ontario sprang up to serve as its hub. By 1908 Cobalt produced 9% of the world's silver, and in 1911 produced 31,507,791 ounces of silver. However, the good ore ran out fairly rapidly, and most of the mines were closed by the 1930s. There were several small revivals over the years, notably in World War II and again in the 1950s, but both petered out and today there is no active mining in the area. In total, the Cobalt area mines produced 460 million ounces of silver.