VERY FINE APPEARANCE. A BEAUTIFUL AND EXTREMELY RARE USE OF THE 1861 5-CENT BUFF ON AN ILLUSTRATED ADVERTISING COVER TO NOVA SCOTIA. THIS IS THE ONLY ADVERTISING COVER WITH ANY OF THE 1861 5-CENT SHADES WE HAVE OFFERED SINCE KEEPING COMPUTERIZED RECORDS.
A Power Search review did not find any other advertising or illustrated corner card covers with Scott 67, 67a or 67b. This use to Nova Scotia makes this even more desirable.
With 1984 P.F. certificate
VERY FINE APPEARANCE. A RARE BRITISH COLUMBIA AND UNITED STATES MIXED-FRANKING COVER SENT FROM VANCOUVER ISLAND TO CANADA VIA SAN FRANCISCO AND CHICAGO.
The "3" barred numeral cancel is attributed to the post office at Hope, a town at the confluence of the Fraser and Coquihalla Rivers in British Columbia, which was laid out in 1859 during the Fraser Canyon Gold Rush. The internal postage from Hope to Victoria was prepaid by the 2-1/2p stamp, and the U.S. 15c rate to Canada for distances over 3,000 miles was paid by the 5c and 10c 1861 stamps. The coat-of-arms handstamp indicates that the 5c colonial postage was paid.
Ex Carr, Wilkinson and Walske. With 2004 P.F. certificate
VERY FINE. A BEAUTIFUL THREE-COLOR FRANKING WITH THE 1861 5-CENT BROWN YELLOW, PAYING THE TRIPLE 15-CENT RATE TO FRANCE.
VERY FINE. A RARE AND COLORFUL COVER FROM CALIFORNIA TO SWITZERLAND, BEARING 5-CENT AND 30-CENT 1861 ISSUES IN SHADES FROM THE EARLIEST PRINTING.
The Prussian Closed Mail rate to Switzerland was 35c from October 1852 to May 1863. Until July 1, 1863, an additional 5c was required on mail from the West Coast. The 38c postage on this November 1861 cover appears to have been accepted as full prepayment.
Ex Caspary and Baker. With 1990 P.F. certificate
VERY FINE. A PHENOMENAL THREE-COLOR FRANKING OF THE 1861 ISSUE, WITH THE RARE 5-CENT OLIVE YELLOW, ON A GORGEOUS COVER TO HONG KONG.
The franking pays the 45c rate by British Mail via Southampton. Ex Baker, Klein and Dupuy.