This copy of WLS-P08 Type I, P-1 variety, is postally unused.
This copy of WLS-P08 Type I, variety P-1, was postally used from Ojibway, Ontario to Detroit, Michigan, USA on September 2, 1901.
This copy of WLS-P08 Type I is a P-2 variety, with Songback 15, more commonly found on J.C. Wilson’s patriotic envelopes. The card was postally used from Sarnia, Ontario to Staten Island NY, USA on September 22, 1903.
Below, a view of the back of the card with the songback showing next to the writer’s own comments.
Below, a second example of a P-2 variety, illustrating the difficulty that songback posed for the postcard’s writer, with the song interfering with the writer’s message.
This copy of WLS-P08 Type I, variety P-1, was postally used from Paris, Ontario to England on August 6, 1900.
This copy of WLS-P08 Type I was postally used from England to Bohemia on April 18, 1900.
WLS-P08 Type I⏐Business Use
A number of businesses chose to use J.C. Wilson’s patriotic postcards for their business correspondence. Below are some examples using the WLS-P08 Type I design.
WLS-010 P-1 postally used from the USA to England with a NY RPO postmark dated Nov 30, 1903 and, on the reverse, a vignette of Niagara Falls and the text “Niagara Falls, Ontario” and “Cards Duplicated, M. Davis”
WLS-010 P-1 with preprinted correspondence from the Lawn Tennis and Bicycle Club of Weston, Ontario, postmarked March 13, 1901 with a Weston squared circle cancellation.
An unused example of WLS-010 P-1 with preprinted header from Clark’s Observatory & Burning Springs, Falls View, Ontario.
This business use of the WLS-P08 Type I Maple Leaf For Ever patriotic postcard was mailed from Sackville, NB, with a Dec 15 1899 split ring cancel, to Moncton NB, by the Post Printing Co., acknowledging payment for a subscription to the Sackville Post until December 1900.