Two patriotic postcards Windsor Ferry steamer (Warwick & Rutter) @1910

$30.00 CAD

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#1 Ferry “Victoria” Windsor to Detroit

Mailed to U.S.A., cancelled Windsor 1916.

Warwick Brothers & Rutter #3447.

Corner creases.

#2 Car Ferry Windsor, Canada

Mailed, cancelled Windsor 191_.

Warwick Brothers & Rutter #5785.

Corner creases. Couple vertical creases lower portion. Some red/pink coloration in white areas (normal?).


Warwick Brothers & Rutter, Ltd., a Toronto-based printing company, is known to have published in the vicinity of 7,500 picture postcards between 1903 and 1912. Warwick produced colour lithographed cards on its own presses in Canada rather than outsourcing that work to printers in Germany or England, as was then the prevailing practice among its Canadian competitors (and among postcard publishers in most other countries as well).

Warwick was the first Canadian firm to enter the field with Canadian-made coloured cards, leading the way in three-colour and four-colour printing processes and making available the highest class of color printing at a popular price.