Lot 905, Barnard’s Express Cover from San Francisco to Cariboo, with three cent red Small Queen

Lot 905, Barnard's Express Cover from San Francisco to Cariboo, with three cent red Small QueenLot 905 Barnard’s Express Cover, being a Wells, Fargo & Co. 3c green Washington stationery cover with full corner card and “PAID” company franking. Mailed from San Francisco to “Cariboo,” this cover is franked with a very fine 3c red Small Queen, tied by double circle handstamps from Barnard’s Express, with another free strike, alongside two matching free strikes of “collect.” Overall soiling and opening tear at bottom right, else a scarce cover with better markings. Rsv. Estimate $750.

Lot 145 — Canada 1868 three cents red Large Queen block of four, mint

Lot 145Lot 145 Canada #25 1868 3c red Large Queen Block of Four, mint, with original gum and three never hinged stamps. A rare mint block, with a few problem perfs at right, still fine and accompanied by a 1984 Greene Foundation certificate stating “Mint, O.G., N.H.” Unitrade CV$14,000.