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.
VERY FINE. AN EXTREMELY RARE MIXED-FRANKING COVER FROM VENEZUELA TO THE UNITED STATES VIA ST. THOMAS WITH THE DANISH WEST INDIES SECOND ISSUE AND 10-CENT 1861 ISSUE.
This is one of three recorded U.S. and Danish West Indies mixed-franking covers sent from St. Thomas on June 13, 1867. The D.W.I. stamps on these covers were not cancelled at the St. Thomas post office. The covers were carried on the USBMSC North America, which departed St. Thomas on June 14, 1867, and arrived in New York on June 20.
Ex Risvold. With 2010 P.F. certificate
FINE APPEARANCE. A RARE EXAMPLE OF THE 90-CENT 1861 ISSUE ON AN AGRICULTURE DEPARTMENT IMPRINT COVER TO ENGLAND. ONLY NINE 90-CENT COVERS ARE KNOWN USED TO ENGLAND.
Ex "Lake Shore". With 1973 Diena certificate.
FINE APPEARANCE. A SCARCE AND LATE USE OF THE 90-CENT 1861 ISSUE ON A COVER TO FRANCE.
Ex "Lake Shore". With 1974 Diena and 1992 P.F. certificates
VERY FINE. THIS IS THE ONLY EXAMPLE OF THIS "VIA PANAMA" ILLUSTRATED DESIGN WE HAVE ENCOUNTERED. A WONDERFUL 1861 ISSUE TRANSATLANTIC COVER.
The illustrated "Via Panama" envelopes were published and used mainly from 1858 through 1860. This is the only example of this particular type we have seen or could locate in our Levi records. It is used quite late, but was probably published years earlier.
VERY FINE. A COLORFUL AND EXTREMELY RARE 1861 ISSUE COMBINATION FOR THE DOUBLE 33-CENT RATE TO THE CAPE OF GOOD HOPE.
Double-rate covers from the Howland correspondence are almost always paid with 30c and 3c pairs, rather than this three-color combination. This cover is the perfect mate to lot 2505 in our sale of the Bailar collection (Sale 1105). Both covers were carried by the same Cunarder (different sailings) to Edwin Howland in the Cape of Good Hope. They have the same composition of denominations; however, the 5c on the Bailar cover is the Buff shade, and on this cover the relatively new Red Brown printing was used.
VERY FINE. A COLORFUL AND RARE THREE-COLOR 1861 ISSUE FRANKING, INCLUDING THE SCARCE 24-CENT STEEL BLUE, PAYING THE 39-CENT RATE TO AUSTRALIA BY BRITISH MAIL VIA MARSEILLES.
Ex Vogel. With 1971 P.F. certificate