A copy of J.C. Wilson WLS-P02 Type I
Mailed from Montreal on February 14, 1898 to Montrose, Scotland with a 2¢ Small Queen stamp.
Above, a near immaculate copy of a J.C. Wilson WLS-P02 Type II P-7
Mailed from Berlin, Ontario on June 17, 1899 to Bern, Switzerland with receiving cancel dated June 29, 1899. Mailed a 2¢ Map Stamp, catalogue no. 86.
This variety, with no printer’s imprint and a Stamp Box type 13 (uncoloured “Private” and “Post Card” and omitted “Stamp Here”) was unknown to Henry Gates, and is designated here as WLS-003 P-7. A scarce destination for a J.C. Wilson patriotic on an uncommon variety, with a scarce stamp.
WLS-P05 P-1 — Overseas Use
This example of a WLS-P05 P-1 card showing 7 red bars in the shield The card illustrates the use of a 2¢ Map stamp cancelled with a Victoria BC squared circle dated April 28, 1899. The card was mailed to Rotterdam Holland, and has a Rotterdam receiver.
Queen’s Park Bazaar
Zybach & Co., Proprietors.
Niagara Falls, Ont., .................. 189
When at Niagara Falls don’t fail to descend by elevator to Table
Rock and go behind the Great Horseshoe Falls, Canadian side.
Elevator, Dress and Guide, only 50 Cents.
WLS-P01 Type I — ex. Larry Paige
This example of a WLS-P01 Type I card shows the use of a 5¢ Jubilee stamp cancelled with a Montreal Flag cancel dated July 26, 1897. The card was mailed to T. Wm. Wilson, 176 Mance, City. The card has a MT JY 26 97 cancel next to the handwritten text “Please leave stamp on this card”. The 5¢ postage was beyond the 1¢ that was required to deliver the card, but appears to have been sent by a stamp collector interested in the new Jubilee issue.