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
3079°
c
Sale Number 1106, Lot Number 3079, Western Mails, continuedBritish Columbia & Vancouver Island, 1869, 50c on 3p Violet, Perf. 12-1/2 (17; SG 26), British Columbia & Vancouver Island, 1869, 50c on 3p Violet, Perf. 12-1/2 (17; SG 26)British Columbia & Vancouver Island, 1869, 50c on 3p Violet, Perf. 12-1/2 (17; SG 26). Tied by numeral grid cancel, "New Westminster B.C. 1869 JUN 11" circular datestamp on cover to Market Harborough, Leicestershire, England, receiving backstamp, few small toned spots

VERY FINE. ONLY FIVE COVERS ARE RECORDED BEARING THE BRITISH COLUMBIA 50-CENT ON 3-PENCE PERF 12-1/2. A PHENOMENAL RARITY.

Of the five recorded covers, four are to England, including one registered use with a 5c perf 14, and one was used within British Columbia. None are known on cover with the perf 14 (Scott 12). This is an especially early use.

Ex Wellburn and Wallace.

E. 5,000-7,500
4,500