Lot 528 British Columbia & Vancouver Island #2 1860 2½d dull rose Queen Victoria, Perforated 14, a mint upper right sheet margin block of six, with full original gum and five never hinged stamps. Selvedge at top reads “ENCE HALF PENNY” in two lines. The block was once folded horizontally, affecting the three bottom stamps, still a lovely and fresh appearing block, unpriced in Unitrade for never hinged stamps and ex. Jack Wallace and the Mayfair find. Unitrade CV$6,000, sold for C$2,300 plus buyer’s premium.
Lot 255 Vancouver Island #5 1868 Wells Fargo & Co. cover, being a 10c green Washington stationery cover, mailed at Victoria on April 3, 1868 (docketing at left), uprated with a 5c rose perforated QV adhesive (sheet margin at right and showing part of stamp at top and bottom), tied by a #35 in grid (in blue), addressed to San Francisco, received there on April 7th, as evidenced by docketing at left, which also mentions this letter contained a draft for $400. A lovely and desirable cover, in very fine condition and accompanied by a 2015 Greene Foundation certificate. Ex. Jack Wallace. Estimate $3000, sold for C$2,700 plus buyer’s premium.
Lot 256 British Columbia #7a 1866 3d pale blue Heraldic on cover, mailed at New Westminster, BC (oval dateless handstamp in blue, properly tying stamp) to Victoria, with a large double circle (in blue also) on back, reading “General Post Office British Columbia” and dated NOV.7.—6. Slightly reduced at right and stains on back, still a scarce cover, with two lovely cancellations and very presentable. Accompanied by a 2015 Greene Foundation certificate. Ex. Ken Kutz (1997) and Jack Wallace (2014). Estimate $1,000, sold for C$1,150 plus buyer’s premium.