Sale 1272 — United States Postal History

Sale Date — Wednesday-Thursday, 14-15 December, 2022

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Category — San Francisco: British Columbia Mail

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
3076
c
Sale 1272, Lot 3076, San Francisco: British Columbia Mail10c Green (68). Vertical pair, used with 1c Blue, Ty. V (24), tied by segmented cork cancels and affixed over blue "Post Office Victoria V.I." oval Coat of Arms handstamp on 3c Pink entire (U59) with Wells Fargo printed frank, paste-up without address, "Coventry NO 10 63" circular datestamp, some edgewear, 1c with tear at bottom, faint vertical file fold at center, Fine and scarce, the 24c U.S. postage probably paid the treaty rate to England

Bid on this lot

E. 400-500
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3077
c
Sale 1272, Lot 3077, San Francisco: British Columbia Mail5c Buff (67). Natural straight edge at right, used with 10c Green (68), tied by target cancels, "San Francisco Cal. Mar. 20, 1862" double-circle datestamp on cover from Vancouver to Yorkville, Canada West and forwarded to Ingersoll, blurry strike of "Post Office, Victoria, V.I." oval crown handstamp, red Chicago exchange office circular datestamp ties 5c, Yorkville and Ingersoll backstamps, Fine and rare use of the 5c Buff from Canada to Canada via San Francisco and Chicago

Bid on this lot

E. 750-1,000
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3078
c
Sale 1272, Lot 3078, San Francisco: British Columbia Mail10c Yellow Green (68). Tied by cogwheel cancel on 1867 cover to Lisbon Falls, Maine, posted at Williams Creek, British Columbia with strip of four British Columbia & Vancouver Island, 1860, 2-1/2p Dull Rose (2), tied by barred "10" cancels (of Williams Creek), "San Francisco Cal. Aug. 26" double-circle datestamp ties strip, blue "General Post Office British Columbia 17 Aug." double-circle datestamp struck on back, left stamp in strip with some slightly blunted scissors-trimmed perfs at bottom and small nick

VERY FINE. A STRIKING AND RARE MIXED FRANKING WITH THE U.S. 10-CENT 1861 ISSUE AND THE BRITISH COLUMBIA AND VANCOUVER ISLAND 1860 2-1/2 PENCE ISSUE, USED ON COVER TO MAINE VIA THE OVERLAND MAILS.

The BC&VI 1860 2-1/2p stamps had been retired in November 1865, but some were sold during shortages of 3p stamps in 1867. In this case they are used provisionally as 6-1/4 cents.

Ex Carr, Wilkinson and Walske. With 2005 P.F. certificate

Bid on this lot

E. 1,500-2,000
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3079
c
Sale 1272, Lot 3079, San Francisco: British Columbia Mail10c Green (68). Centered to left, tied by cogwheel cancel and affixed overlapping with horizontal strip of three of British Columbia, 1865, 3p Blue (7), strip tied by blotchy strikes of Williams Creek "10" on oval grid cancel on 1866 cover to Elgin County, Canada West, "General Post Office British Columbia" backstamp with unclear origin date but pencil "Jan 8th 66" is indicated at top, bold "PAID" handstamp and "San Francisco Cal. Feb. 17" double-circle datestamp, March 15 arrival backstamp, slightly reduced at right and minor corner wear, otherwise Very Fine, a rare mixed-franking cover from the gold fields of British Columbia to Canada via the United States

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E. 1,500-2,000
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3080
c
Sale 1272, Lot 3080, San Francisco: British Columbia Mail10c Green (68). Cancelled by cogwheel, used with horizontal strip of three of British Columbia, 1865, 3p Blue (7), cancelled by two strikes of Williams Creek "10" in oval grid, “San Francisco Cal. Sep 1” (1866) circular datestamp on cover to Aylmer, Canada West, “PAID" handstamp, red British Columbia backstamp and Aylmer receiving backstamp, pencil docketing at top, cover with few small stains, Fine, a rare mixed-franking cover from the gold mines of British Columbia to Canada via the United States

Bid on this lot

E. 1,000-1,500
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3081
c
Sale 1272, Lot 3081, San Francisco: British Columbia Mail24c Lilac (78). Near perfect centering, cogwheel cancel, matching "San Francisco Cal. Jun. 19, 1865" double-circle datestamp, with blue "Post Office Paid Victoria Vancouver Island" oval handstamp on mourning cover to Bristol, England, red "N. York Br. Pkt. Paid 19 Jul. 18" 19c credit datestamp, receiving backstamps, stamp with very minor perf tip gum soaks, still Extremely Fine and attractive use

Bid on this lot

E. 750-1,000
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3082
c
Sale 1272, Lot 3082, San Francisco: British Columbia Mail10c Yellow Green, F. Grill (96). Enormous margins all around and virtually perfect centering, deep rich color, tied by two strikes of blue "Wells, Fargo & Co. San Francisco Oct. (?)" oval datestamp on 3c Pink entire (U58) with Wells, Fargo & Co. frank and grocer's overall lithographed advertising design, to Victoria, Vancouver Island, neat arithmetic notation, stained at right, otherwise Very Fine, a rare use of the 10c F Grill to pay required U.S. postage on an express cover carried outside the mails to Vancouver Island, ex Dale-Lichtenstein, with 2004 P.F. certificate

Bid on this lot

E. 500-750
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