Today in Postal History

Canada Domestic Use
September 22, 1898

This patriotic private post card was sent from St. John, New Brunswick.
St. John is on the south side of New Brunswick on the Bay of Fundy,
home of the most prodigious tides in the world.

The destination was Moncton, New Brunswick, about 140 km northeast of St. John.

What is so wonderful about this card is the patriotic illustration of Britannia.
This card was issued near the height of Victorian patriotic xenophobia.
Rule Britannia! was an unofficial national anthem.

The card is franked with an 1898 1 c. blue-green Queen Victoria (SG 151).

There is a St. John, NB CDS which was struck leaving a partial second rim.


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