Sale 1106 — 2015 Rarities of the World

Sale Date — Thursday, 25 June, 2015

Category — Western Mails, continued

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
3077
c
Sale 1106, Lot 3077, Western Mails, continued3c Rose (65). Horizontal strip of five, deep rich color, tied by cogwheel cancels, "San Francisco Cal. Mar. 10, 1863" double-circle datestamp on lavender cover from British Columbia to Bowmanville, Canada West, with British Columbia & Vancouver Island, 1860, 2-1/2p Dull Rose (2), wing margin at right, cancelled by Westminster "1" in barred oval handstamp (tied by cogwheel), "Paid" in oval handstamp, red crayon "15" indicating 15c U.S. postage prepaid at origin, "General Post Office, British Columbia, Mar. 4, 1863" and Bowmanville Apr. 6 datestamps on back, 3c stamps small tears at top and one affected from placement at edge of cover, 2-1/2p stamp nicked at bottom and small faults

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"

E. 3,000-4,000
3,000