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ORIGINAL BRONZE LETTER OPENER, MARKED, '..TORONTO', c1894-1915 - $50 (Jarvis Street & Front Street E., Toronto, Ontario)

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Original Bronze Letter Opener, marked, 'The Dominion of Canada, Guarantee & Accident Insurance Co.' with raised illustration of its building marked, 'Head Office, Toronto & 'Dominion of Canada', c1894-1915, 9 1/4” x 1 1/4” (at its widest), in very good condition.
This was probably issued when the company was first listed as The Dominion of Canada, Guarantee & Accident Insurance Co. in 1899 at the McKinnon Building, 19 Melinda St, Toronto.
It's marked on verso, 'Genuine Bronze, W.& H. Co., Newark, N.J.', early 20th century.
The Dominion of Canada General Insurance Company, operating as The Dominion, was a Canadian general insurance company in operation from 1887 to 2013...head office was in Toronto. Its first president was Sir John A. Macdonald, Canada's first prime minister. In 2009, the company created the first championship for club curlers in Canada, known as The Dominion Curling Club Championship. In 2013, the Dominion was acquired by US insurer The Travelers Companies.
The Canadian Toronto branch office of W&H Co. spanned from c1894 to c1915.
Select Citations: *pgs. 74-80, Vol. XXII, Spink & Son's Monthly Numismatic Circular, Spink & Son, London, England, 1914.
Low definition images, & 'Watermark' are only online to protect the purchaser.
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