This pamphlet was published by Marconi, the company responsible for patenting the radio in 1904. This specific pamphlet was a substitution list for replacement 'radio tubes'. Radio tubes generate and amplify radio-frequencies, but have a temporary shelf life and need to be replaced periodically. Before the introduction of television, and especially during wartime, having functional radios was crucial for any family.
During the Second World War, these magazines were published by Morny, an up-scale pharmacy and parfumerie. It was given out to Officers in His Majesty's Armed Forces and the Civil Defence Forces as a tourist guide while they were on leave in London, England. This edition featured various social clubs, restaurants and theatres.
This publication by the Empire Stamp Company featured rare stamps, upcoming new stamps, and general news of interest to philatelists. During the Second World War, stamps became an important element of supporting the war effort at home. Philatopic Monthly followed closely the release of new war stamps by the War Savings Committee in Ottawa, with this issue providing a discussion of what the new stamps could look like.
Vehicles were used for military maneuvers and demonstrations when not in use in the field. This group of touring cars and military trucks were used by Canadian soldiers in maneuvers at Camp Hughes, Manitoba. In the other photos, the Duchess and Princess of Connaught were transported alongside the Duke of Connaught for a demonstration in Vernon, British Columbia in 1916.
HMT Grampian was a steam ship owned by Allan Line Steam Ships Company and used as a troop carrier during the First World War. It carried Canadian troops to and from Europe, and at least one voyage produced this little shipboard newsletter.