1911 Canada three Stedman mini-postcards with views of nature

$25.00 CAD

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Interesting (and scarce!) tiny postcards showing scenes of nature. Sent by H.A. Cross, who was listed in the 1912-13 Dominion of Canada, Sessional Papers, Second Session of Parliament, Public Works Department as “French River, Lake Nipissing: Regulating Works at Outlet, Inspector of Delivery”

Published by Stedman's department store.
  • Small river in wooded area ---
  • Man and two children canoeing on a lake  S.B. 3336
  • Nightime view near lake S.B. 3359
For 1 cent. Postage, Sender’s Name and Address only allowed From
North Bay March 25/11 H.A.C.
Published by Stedman Bros., Ltd. Brantford, Canada

All three with 1¢ King Edward VII stamp, and postmarked ‘NORTH BAY ONT. MR 25 11’, to Bronte and Ottawa.

4.5 x 13.5 cm


Stedman’s was a department store chain whose roots were planted in Brantford, Ontario in 1905. The business was incorporated in 1908. Gradually expanding through franchising outlets in small-town Canada the chain grew to more than 350 stores nationwide.

The postcards they published were a division of the business along with clothing, a magazine, and other retail products. Their cards were made and printed in Germany. Production started in about 1905 and continued until the outbreak of the first World War. With the ban on German imports, their inventory source was lost. In that time period, however, it is likely that they produced well over 7,000 cards.