The last few years of the nineteenth century were marked In Canada by an outpouring of patriotism, sparked first by the Golden Jubilee of Queen Victoria and then by the South African War, with some side interest in the Spanish-American War which took place in the same period. One of the manifestations of this was the printing of beautifully designed multicolour envelopes and post cards, the subject of the late Larry Paige’s Canadian Patriotics – J.C. Wilson & Company. An offshoot of Larry’s Canadian Flag Cancellation exhibit, Larry first showed his Wilson Patriotics at BNAPEX 1984 in San Francisco, CA where he received a Silver award with Felicitations of the Jury and was the first ever recipient of the Ed and Mickey Richardson Award. Given annually to the exhibit best representing one or more of research, originality, innovativeness and presentation, the Ed and Mickey Richardson Award is sponsored by the Prairie Beavers Regional Group of BNAPS. Larry showed the version of the Wilson Patriotics illustrated in this book at BNAPEX 1996 in Fort Worth and again received a Silver with Felicitations of the Jury.