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Canada/Other : postcards or pictures of the Royal Tour of 1939

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2010ccg
09 Apr 2017
08:09:19pm
Just wondering if any of our members collect postcards or pictures of the Royal Tour of King George Vl and Queen Elizabeth (Queen Mum) to Canada in 1939...I am always checking for a source of these items
Thanks for any help Cheryl
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09 Apr 2017
08:40:31pm
re: postcards or pictures of the Royal Tour of 1939

Hey Cheryl. Serendipitous timing!

I was organizing a box of covers just now and found this near the bottom. Looks like the lady from whom The Hoard originated was a bit of a Royal buff and traded with literally hundreds of people worldwide starting in 1935 (the earliest cover I've found. There are some Coronation issues too.

I haven't seen any others (and can't promise to dig deeply any time soon) but thought you might want to see this.

Newfoundland was not yet part of Canada and I found it interesting they called this "The Royal Landing". I haven't Googled it so have no idea of what their timeline was and where they visited.

Must say, it is rather nice!

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09 Apr 2017
08:46:37pm
re: postcards or pictures of the Royal Tour of 1939

Had to Google the recipient.

At the time, Dr. R. C. Montgomery was the recently retired Superintendent of the charmingly-named Toronto Asylum for the Insane.

Dave.

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2010ccg
09 Apr 2017
09:10:34pm
re: postcards or pictures of the Royal Tour of 1939

Holyrood was the final destination of the Royal tour . The couple visited St John`s as well There are 2 distinct cancels for the visit to Nfld.Our member Bailey is the man with so much knowledge of the Royal Tour. He has helped me get my collections in order
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09 Apr 2017
09:24:59pm
re: postcards or pictures of the Royal Tour of 1939

I believe that is Holyrood.

I too am a collector of British Royalty. A fascinating collection to create.

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2010ccg
10 Apr 2017
06:44:31am
re: postcards or pictures of the Royal Tour of 1939

Thanks Glad you noticed My eyes and fingers don`t always work together lol a typo for sure..... Glad to hear that you collect as well The western postmarks are difficult for me to find.... I also have a collection of the 1937 coronation cancels Looking for a New Westminster cancel as well

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Bailey
10 Apr 2017
10:28:18am
re: postcards or pictures of the Royal Tour of 1939

Re the Newfoundland visit by the Royal couple here is some additional detail--the last day of the Royal tour of Canada and USA(in the USA from June 7th until return to Canada on June 12th)was Halifax on June 15th.The Royal Couple was hosted at a luncheon by the Province of Nova Scotia after which their Majesties delivered very emotional farewell addresses that were broadcast across North America and around the world.Later that day the Royal party left Halifax on the "Empress of Britain"They landed at Holyrood on Conception Bay in Newfoundland around 10:30 am on June 17.The cancel shown on the cover in the earlier post was designed for this occasion.They then motored to St. John's.After touring the city they drove back to Conception Bay and at 8:30 pm they departed for home on the Empress of Britain arriving in Southampton on June 22nd.
A special cancel for the visit to St.John,s was also used on June 17th--it was similar in design to the Holyrood cancel but with the text being "issued to Commemorate visit of their Graciious Majesties to Britain,s Oldest Colony-ST.John,s-!7 June 1939 "
My scanner is down so perhaps someone with a cover with this postmark could post a scan.
Note --both the Holyrood and the ST.John.s postmarks were for use as day of issue cancels on Newfoundland Scott # 249 issued on June 17th to commemorate the visit.
Probably too much info but some of the "British Royalty " fans might appreciate the additional detail
Harold

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