Sale 1106 — 2015 Rarities of the World
Sale Date — Thursday, 25 June, 2015
Category — Western Mails, continued
VERY FINE APPEARANCE. A RARE MIXED FRANKING OF UNITED STATES AND BRITISH COLUMBIA & VANCOUVER ISLAND STAMPS ON A COVER ORIGINATING IN BRITISH COLUMBIA AND SENT TO CANADA VIA SAN FRANCISCO, PANAMA AND NEW YORK.
The 2-1/2p stamp paid the British Colonial postage, and the red crayon "15" indicated that U.S. postage was fully paid. The 3c 1861 stamps were affixed in Victoria, and the cover was carried to San Francisco on the PMSS Pacific. After cancelling the U.S. stamps, the San Francisco post office bagged the cover for transport to New York via Panama. It reached its final destination in Canada on April 6.
Ex Wellburn, Mitchell, Wilkinson, Walske and "New Helvetia"