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lot # 5058 - brit. colonies Brit. Columbia andVancouver Island

Thursday Jun 06, 2024 09:00 Europe/Zurich

1860: British Columbia & Vancouver Island 2½ d. pale reddish-rose, a horizontal pair, slight wrinkles at top, used on printed "PAID / DEIETZ & NELSONS / BRITISH COLUMBIA & / VICTORIA / EXPRESS" envelope, somewhat truncated at left, in combination with "BARNARD'S / Cariboo Express." / PAID." imperforate black on orange Forwarding Agent's label, all tied to cover to Quesnell Mouth by oval "PAID" handstamps in blue with part "POST OFFICE / COAT OF ARMS / VICTORIA V.I." cachet at left also in blue. The cover readdressed to Joseph Marks from Quesnell Mouth to William's Creek with mss. "Col 25 cts." forwarding fee noted at base. A rare and spectacular usage.rnProvenance: Collection Louise Boyd Dale & Alfred Lichtenstein, Harmers, New York, 11 May 2004, lot 258.


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