Lot 255, Vancouver Island five cent rose uprating a ten cent green Washington stationery cover (US), sold for $3105

Lot 255, Vancouver Island five cent rose uprating a ten cent green Washington stationery cover, sold for $3105Lot 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.

2015 V.G. Greene Foundation certificate

Lot 255, Vancouver Island five cent rose uprating a ten cent green Washington stationery cover (US)

Lot 255, Vancouver Island five cent rose uprating a ten cent green Washington stationery coverLot 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 $3,000.

Lot 801 — British Columbia 1860 two and a half pence dull rose Victoria imperf, mint

Lot 801Lot 801 British Columbia #1 1860 2 ½d dull rose Queen Victoria Imperforate, Unwatermarked, mint with large part original gum and four large to clear margins. An unusually fresh stamp, with razor sharp impression and rare thus. Accompanied by a 1991 David Brandon certificate and stamp is signed by Herbert Bloch. Unitrade CV$62,500

Lot 455 — Vancouver Island #5

Lot 455Lot 455 Vancouver Island #5 1865 5c rose Queen Victoria Block of Four, with sheet margin at right. Mint, with full original hinged gum (tiny bit disturbed, as usual). Tiny corner perf crease at bottom left mentioned for accuracy, else a rare block in this fresh condition, ex. Gawaine Baillie and illustrated in the Wellburn handbook on page 86. Accompanied by a 2013 Greene Foundation certificate. Unitrade CV$5,000.