Note: The pens featured on this page are part of my collection; they are not for sale or trade, with the exception of the Lake Manitoba pen (trades only).
Front: The “kids” – Wayne, Francine & Robert (floater) sit on The Big Rock and disappear behind the cottage to emerge on the other side all grown up (floater part 2)
Fireplace on left foreground and steps to the beach on right.
Back: “THE LUTY COTTAGE, Lake Manitoba, St. Laurent CANADA”
Picture of my hypertufa lake serpent (Mippie) on left and the Lutys – Mike & Mary on right, set against a beautiful Lake Manitoba sunset.
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Front: Plane (floater) flies over downtown city scene; parliament building in center.
Back: “Souvenir of WINNIPEG Canada”
Pictures of Assiniboine Park Pavilion and the Golden Boy.
The Golden Boy graces the top of the Manitoba Legislature.
Front: Plane (floater) flies over downtown city scene.
Back: “souvenir of WINNIPEG CANADA”
Picture on right is Upper Fort Garry.
1-vintage and 1-in colour
Same front as above pen, but airplane floater is about 1/4 inch longer.
Back: “WINNIPEG, CANADA, 1874 CENTENNIAL 1974”
Winnipeg’s Centennial was 1974, Manitoba’s 1970, and Canada’s 1967.
Front: Football player (floater) runs after the ball at the stadium.
Back: “WINNIPEG CANADA”
Pictures of the Grey Cup (the CFL trophy) and the Golden Boy.
Our home Canadian Football League team is called The Blue Bombers. It must be an opponent running for the ball! Our team colours are blue and gold.
Front: Airplane (floater) takes off.
Back: “WINNIPEG INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT, MANITOBA – CANADA“
Well, there’s not much to say here. It’s an airport.
It was renamed Winnipeg James Armstrong Richardson International Airport.
The original main terminal building was closed in 2011 and has since been demolished.
Front: Voyageurs in canoe (floater) paddle on the Assiniboine River at The Forks (where the Assiniboine and Red rivers meet).
A picture of the St. Boniface Cathedral is on left.
Back: “THE FORKS, Winnipeg, Canada”
Front: Voyageurs in canoe (floater) paddle down the Red River in St. Boniface. (The Cathedral is in the center background. The building to the right of it with the black roof is the St. Boniface Museum.)
Back: “SAINT BONIFACE, WINNIPEG, MANITOBA, CANADA”
St. Boniface is Winnipeg’s “French Quarter”.
Front: Miniature steam train (floater), passes through Assiniboine Park.
Back: “ASSINIBOINE PARK, WINNIPEG, CANADA”
Pictures of (left) Boy with the Boot who stands at the entrance to the English Gardens and (right) the park Pavilion.
While at first glance these 2 pens look identical, the backgrounds on them are mirror images of each other.
Assiniboine Park opened in 1908 and covers 378 acres (153 hectares) along the Assiniboine River.
Front: The Prairie Dog (floater), a vintage train, crosses the prairies. (Second pen also has a stationary Red River cart on left.)
Back: “PRAIRIE DOG CENTRAL”
Front: Turboprop plane (floater) crosses in front of the hangar.
Back: “WESTERN CANADA AVIATION MUSEUM INC.” along with the museum address.
1-classic (top image) and 1-twist & click.
Front: The Nonsuch (floater) sails on the water (probably Hudson’s Bay). (You can board a replica of this 17th century two-masted ketch at the museum.)
Back: “MANITOBA MUSEUM OF MAN AND NATURE”
They’ve now dropped the “of Man and Nature”
Front: The Countess (floater) passes in front of a train station (actually looks more like the Manitoba Legislative building).
Back: “COUNTESS OF DUFFERIN, WINNIPEG, MANITOBA, CANADA, GROWING TO BEAT 70”
Picture of Upper Fort Garry on left
This is a vintage pen issued in 1970, Manitoba’s Centennial year. Does anybody who was here at the time remember the “Hello Twenty-Seventy!” (2070) ceremony at the (old) arena? There was a time capsule that our family put something into for our descendents.
Front: The Countess (floater) passes in front of (left to right) the Manitoba Museum, Planetarium and Concert Hall .
Back: “COUNTESS OF DUFFERIN, WINNIPEG, MANITOBA, MANITOBA MUSEUM OF MAN AND NATURE”
Picture of legislative building dome on right
Front: Two jockies (floater) on horses race around the track.
Back: “ASSINIBOIA DOWNS, WINNIPEG, MANITOBA”
Front: Guards (floater) march along fort wall.
Back: “FORT GARRY HORSE GUARD, LOWER FORT GARRY, MANITOBA”
Front: The Paddlewheel (floater) travels on the Red River, towards the (old) Provencher Bridge.
Back: “PADDLEWHEEL QUEEN, WINNIPEG – MANITOBA, CANADA’S LARGEST EXCURSION SERVICE”
The Paddlewheel last ran in 2013.
Front: The River Rouge (floater) travels down the river.
Back: “M.S. RIVER ROUGE, WINNIPEG, Canada’s Finest River Cruise Ship”
Second Pen Front: Smaller floater; stationary sailboat on opposite side.
Back: Same as #1
Third Pen Front: Same as #1
Back: “M.S. RIVER ROUGE, WINNIPEG, MANITOBA, CANADA’S LARGEST AND FINEST RIVER CRUISE SHIP“
The River Rouge last ran in 2014.
Front: The Lady Winnipeg (floater) travels down the river.
Back: “M.S. LADY WINNIPEG, cruising the Historic Red River”
Second Pen Front: The same, but much better colour.
Back: “M.S. LADY WINNIPEG, CRUISE TO LOWER FORT GARRY“
The M.S. Lady Winnipeg last ran in 1993.
Front: Polar bear (floater) crosses snow covered land.
Back: “The Arctic Trading Co. | CHURCHILL, THOMPSON, WINNIPEG”
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Churchill is shown on the Canadian map above. Thompson is south and west of Churchill.
Front: Viking ship (floater) joins sailboats in the Gimli harbour.
Back: “GIMLI, MANITOBA, LAND OF THE VIKING”
Gimli is located along the shoreline of Lake Winnipeg, approximately 80 km northeast of Winnipeg.
Fronts: Steam engine (floater) crosses field.
Backs: “Manitoba Agricultural Museum, AUSTIN, CANADA”
Austin is about 130 km west of Winnipeg.
Front: Carriage and horses (floater) travel across farm lands. Crocus (provincial flower) on left.
Back: “Mennonite Village Museum, Steinbach, Manitoba”
Steinbach is about 58 km southeast of Winnipeg.
Front: RV (floater) travels across landscape.
Back: “TRIPLe e CANADA”
classic, short, silver tip
The headquarters for Triple E Recreational Vehicles is in Winkler, Manitoba.
Winkler is about 120 km southwest of Winnipeg.
Front: Buffalo (floater) wanders across the prairie. Crocus (provincial flower) on left.
Back: “MANITOBA, CANADA”
Pictures of (left) Manitoba flag and (right) Manitoba Coat of Arms.
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The Great Gray Owl is our provincial bird and the White Spruce our provincial tree emblem.
Front: Canoeist (floater) paddles across a lake.
Back: “MANITOBA, CANADA, THE LAND OF LAKES AND PINES”
1-vintage and 1-in colour.
Front: The Golden Boy (floater) rises.
Back: “MANITOBA’S “GOLDEN BOY“”
Pictures of (left) provincial shield and (right) the legislative building dome; all atop the Manitoba tartan.
Unfortunately, this pen is very faded.
The dome is practically invisible except when enlarged. Pictures below for information.
Front: CP Rail train (floater) travels across the prairies.
Back: “THE PRAIRIES OF CANADA”
This pen is one of my favourites. I’m a prairie girl. This is home. And I worked many years for CP Rail Intermodal Services (it’s not a ‘piggyback’ nor passenger train on the pen, though).
Manitoba and Saskatchewan then followed,
Where the wheat fields and the old Red River flowed.
In the quiet hours your whistling on the prairie,
Touched my heart and set my memories aglow.
Canadian Pacific, carry me 3,000 miles………