Patriotic Postcard Song Backs

WLS-P02T2SongbackB
A variation of J.C. Wilson’s series of patriotic postcards exists that includes a scaled down version of a patriotic song on the postcard back, similar to that printed on the company’s patriotic envelopes. While Henry Gates was unfamiliar with this variation, Kenneth Rowe noted in his The Postal History of the Canadian Contingents, Anglo-Boer War, 1899-1902, that he knew of a single example of “When Johnny Canuck Comes Home” being printed on the back of a postcard, but no other instance. Needless to say, this is a rarely occurring variety.

I’ve updated the section on patriotic postcards with song backs to include a new instance found on a WLS-P02 Type II that has patriotic song no. 2 on the reverse.