Lot 392, BC & Vancouver Island 1869 five cent on three pence surcharge cover

Lot 392Lot 392 British Columbia and Vancouver Island #14 1869 5c on 3d bright red Surcharged Heraldic, Perforated 12½, on Drop Letter Cover, mailed Victoria BC (c.d.s. dated JUN.26.1896 tying stamp) and franked with a fine 5c stamp. Rough opening at top, resulting in some tears in the backflap (which bears an embossed Star of David), still a very rare franking (this stamp unpriced on cover in Unitrade). Ex. Dale Lichtenstein 2004 Harmer sale where it was described as being one of only four known (two in that sale plus two owned by Wellburn). Accompanied by a 2004 Philatelic Foundation certificate which in our opinion harshly describes “stamp has a horizontal crease at top” (which we cannot see) and “without most of the backflap” (actually only has tears and missing two small pieces). Estimate $3,500.

Lots 404 and 405 — British Columbia & Vancouver Island 1867 mint overprints

Lot 404Lot 404 British Columbia & Vancouver Island #10 1867 10c violet on red British Columbia Heraldic, a well centered stamp with original gum. There is an offset of the violet surcharge on the gum. Fine. Unitrade CV$3,600.

Lot 405Lot 405 British Columbia & Vancouver Island #12 1867 50c on 3d violet British Columbia Heraldic, mint, with original hinged gum, fine. Accompanied by a 2014 Greene Foundation certificate. Unitrade CV$1,800.

British Columbia & Vancouver Island #17 cover, sold for $3051

BC & Vancouver Island #17 on coverLot 1372 British Columbia & Vancouver Island #17 50c on 3d violet on cover to England, very fine stamp is tied by numeral in grid to cover addressed to Wimbledon, England. There is a neat New Westminster B.C. cds on front (SEP.14.1869) and a London SW cds receiver on back OCT.12.1869. A bit of aging as expected, with a small tear at bottom and on backflap, else very fine. Ex. Dale/Lichtenstein and accompanied by 2004 Greene Foundation certificate. Unitrade CV$2,500 realized $2,700.00