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Dominion Express Company

All original documents from Old Time Trains archives.

Arrival notice for goods shipped from Liverpool, England via St.John, New Brunswick and held In Bond at 56 Wellington Street West. Complete with Excise tax stamp (an early form of GST!) Reverse side (see below) shows extent of the Foreign Department in Great Britain and Europe, for many years an important source of traffic for the CPR.


Two inexpensive and effective forms of advertising include a rate card on an ink blotter size 3 3/8 x 5 7/8 inches (and below), this card was prepunched for a time when it was common to hang things up on a hook. Original size: 3 1/2 X 6 1/2 inches.


Another service offered by the Express Company was payment of bills such as this one for gas. Miss M.Doyle lived at 337 Royce Avenue an easy walk to the CPR West Toronto depot where longer hours prevailed than at banks in those days.

The reverse of the gas bill includes an advertisement for the Vulcan Special gas stove $52.00 with terms offered of $7.00 cash and $5.00 per month on your gas bill. Showrooms at 12 and 14 Adelaide Street West. Another sign of the times was the use of multiple street numbers to indicate a large premise. Original size: 4 7/8 x 6 inches.


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