Lot 212, British Columbia & Vancouver Island two and a half pence dull rose, VF o.g.

Lot 212 British Columbia & Vancouver Island #1 1860 2½d Dull Rose Queen Victoria Imperforate, VF o.g.Lot 212 British Columbia & Vancouver Island #1 1860 2½d Dull Rose Queen Victoria Imperforate, mint with thin, white original gum, on unwatermarked glossy paper. This stamp was prepared for the 1862 International Exhibition and never put into use. Very few of these stamps exist in private hands, especially with full original gum and with four large to well clear margins. Very fine and accompanied by a 1998 and a 2015 Greene Foundation certificate. Rsv. $20,000. From The Outaouais Collection. Unitrade CV$45,000

Lot 665, British Columbia & Vancouver Island two and a half pence dull rose Victoria, VF appearing unused

Lot 665, British Columbia & Vancouver Island two and a half pence dull rose Victoria, VF appearing unusedLot 665 British Columbia & Vancouver Island #1 1860 2½d dull rose Queen Victoria Imperforate, unused (no gum), quite fresh and with four large margins. The stamp has a small filled-in thin, still a lovely and very fine appearing example of this sought after first stamp of Vancouver Island. The stamp has partially erased expert signatures on back, including that of Alberto Diena, and is accompanied by a 1989 Philatelic Foundation certificate. Rsv. 5,500. Unitrade CV$24,000.

Lot 670, Vancouver Island 1865 five cent rose Victoria, Fine used with #35 Victoria

Lot 670, Vancouver Island 1865 five cent rose Victoria, Fine used with #35 VictoriaLot 670 Vancouver Island #3 1865 5c rose Queen Victoria Imperforate, used with #35 in grid (Victoria), with sheet margin at left, two large margins and just clear at bottom, fine. Accompanied by a 1935 RPSL certificate and a 1987 Greene Foundation certificate. A very nice example of this scarce stamp. Rsv. $2,000. Unitrade CV$5,000.

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.