2c Black (73).
Used with 5c Brown (76),
perfs scissors-separated but mostly intact, tied by blue "Wells, Fargo & Co. Victoria Feb. 16" oval datestamp, used with Vancouver Island, 1865, 5c Rose (5)
tied by blue "PAID"
in double oval handstamp on 3c Pink entire with Wells Fargo & Co. printed frank, affixed to slightly smaller cover to Bidwell's Bar, Cal.,
light vertical file fold not affecting stamps or indicia
VERY FINE. A RARE AND ATTRACTIVE BRITISH COLUMBIA AND UNITED STATES MIXED-FRANKING COVER FROM VICTORIA, VANCOUVER ISLAND, TO CALIFORNIA.
This was handled by Wells Fargo's office in Victoria. Even though Wells Fargo carried it, the postage prepayment requirement was the same as if it went through the mails.
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