SOLDEarly BC Fire fighters (3 cards)
This is a nice 3 card set of Vancouver Firefighters. The first card shows Number 2 Fire Hall firefighters surrounding a Fire Hall Auto (No. 8) from Vancouver, B.C. (postally used with a 1-cent stamp and a 1910 Vancouver, B.C. Postmark). The second card is a group photo of 4 Vancouver firefighters. The third card features 4 firefighter on the No. 6 Fire Auto. $650.00 for the set of 3 cards.
SOLDEarly B.C. Sports Teams & Events (6 cards)
First 3 cards shown. The first card features the Westminster Lacrosse Team in 1908 – photographer Hacking. It is postally used with a short message stating in part “They are off for the Cup. I consider this a very good line up. You will recognize most of the faces here.” The second card shows a field with many spectators of a Lacrosse Match in Queens Park, New Westminster, B.C. Among the spectators are horse-drawn carts. The Ferris Wheel can be seen in the distance. (It is postally used with a 1-cent stamp and New Westminster postmark dated 1908). (It has a small tear on the bottom middle). The third card shows a jockey being presented with the Vancouver Derby Winner’s Cup. The fourth card is another view of the horse and jockey, Sainhosal Klein. Writing on the card indicates that the race took place in 1909. The fifth postcard is a group photo of the Canadian Colleries Basketball Team in 1915-16 from Cumberland, B.C. (The back has a black paper remnant along the top showing that it was probably glued to a photo album at one time). The final card in the group depicts men and boys outside the C. A. PHAIR, GENERAL STORE gathering around the spoils of a hunting trip. The text at the bottom of the card states “BIG GAME SHOOTING. A Sportsman’s Paradise, Lillooet, British Columbia. Spoils of a three months’ trip: 6 Rocky Mountain rams, …”. $800.00 for the group of 6 cards.
SOLDEarly B.C. Storefronts (6 cards)
First 3 cards shown. This is a nice selection of early B.C. storefronts. The first shows a scene of Port Essington, B.C. The second features Main Street, Stewart, B.C. with Tooth’s Smoke Shop and John Mellor Groceries (postally used with a 2-cent U.S. Stamp postmarked 1928). The third depicts a storefront in Keremeos, B.C. (showing G. G. Keeler General Store and Restaurant as well as Keeler Auto Transport vehicle, with people posing on boardwalk). The fourth card is a scene of Main St. Keremeos, B.C. (including a street view of a couple horse-drawn buggies going past the G. G. Keeler General Store and Restaurant), (back has black paper remnants indicating card was probably glued to a photo album at one time). The fifth features a group of men outside the F. (or E.) J. MacKenzie Druggist storefront in New Westminster, B.C. The sixth highlights the Noble Block located in Kamloops, B.C. (Storefront signs include Hats and Caps F. E. BURNS Boots Shoes). $810.00 for the group of 6 cards.
SOLDEarly Arctic and Antarctic Explorers (6 cards)
First 3 cards shown. The first is from the Rotary Photographic Series and depicts Lieut. Sir E. H. Shackleton, Antarctic Explorer 1908 Nearest to the South Pole. The second features C.C. Hofgren of Admiral Byrd’s Antarctic Expedition and Husky. The third shows Petty Officer Evans of Captain Scott’s South Pole Expedition. The fourth is a group shot of “The Southern Party 1911” of Captain Scott’s South Pole Expedition. The back of the card includes details about Sir Charles Wright, who died Nov. 2, 1975 on Salt Spring Island. The writer states “He was the lone Canadian amongst 6 scientists attached to the Scott Expedition to the South Pole of 1910-1912…” (from an article in the Vancouver Sun 1975). The fifth shows the ship The Duchess of Bedford at the dock in Victoria, B.C. The caption states “To search for the North Pole.” The sixth card has an image of Shackleton’s Southern Depot Party with Dogs. It is postally used with a one-penny stamp and a Manchester 1909 postmark. $730.00 for the group of 6 cards.
SOLD1937 CNE Battleship Display (1 card)
This postcard depicts Jack Clifford’s Battleship Display at the Canadian National Exposition in Toronto in 1937 with the H.M.S. Hood at the top and the H.M.S. Renown at the bottom. $75.00
SOLDEarly Vancouver (2 cards)
These two cards are of early Vancouver, one depicts a flood and the other depicts 2 Vancouver locations (Cordova and Water Streets and C.P.R. Wharf, Empress in Port). The second card is postally used with stamp and cancel on the front. $220.00 for the set of 2.
SOLDAshcroft, B.C. First Nations Family (1 card)
Early Ashcroft, B.C. card picturing a First Nations family. The back includes a split-circle ASHCROFT postmark from 1904 on a 1-cent Edward. $95.00
SOLDTrains (3 cards)
This is a small collection of 3 rare Train postcards. Postcard one commemorates the First Passenger Train to reach Log Cabin July 6, ’99 – White Pall & Yukon R.R.; The second, from Atlin, B.C., shows an engine pulling a passenger car. The third card is titled Prince Rupert, B.C. First Locomotive and is postally used with a 1911 Prince Rupert cancel on a 1-cent Edward. $210.00 for the group of 3.