J.C. Wilson Postcards
One of the most intriguing aspects of the postcards published by J.C. Wilson & Co. is the wide variety of printings that were created. Since some of the designs went through a number of iterations during their printing life, sometimes with elements of the design, or attribution text, or other features being changed as the printings evolved, there are a large number of varieties of some of the postcards.
The most detailed essay on Wilson Patriotics and their many varieties is by Henry Gates, published in 1957, referencing the cards in his own collection. While additional varieties of cards have been uncovered since that time, his study is often referenced on the following pages.
The postcards on this site, accessed by the Postcards submenu, are labeled with titles corresponding to catalogue numbers assigned by Michael J. Smith in his The Canadian Patriotic & Heraldic Postcard Handbook 1897 - 1945, an indispensable reference for collectors of Canadian patriotic postcards.
The various designs of this series can be accessed by clicking on the images below, or using the sub-menus. Other sub-collections of postcards may be accessed by clicking on the postcard images below that.