Lot# 107 - Erivan Sale 1

  • Lot# : 107 Western Express Covers

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    Paid Wells, Fargo & Co. Over Our California and Coast Routes (“A” of “Paid” connected at the bottom), printed frank on 3c Pink on white entire (Scott U58) uprated with 1869 3c Ultramarine (Scott 114), originated in British Columbia and is franked with British Columbia 1869 5c on 3p Bright red perf 14 (Scott 9; tied by blue «35» oval grid of Victoria) to pay for the exit postage, blue straightline «For Great Britain and Ireland» hand stamp at left, directed «per California» indicating Victoria to San Francisco routing, from there it went out of the mails via Union Pacific Railroad to NY City where it was posted to London where it received a faint London "Paid" arrival cancel and an ms. received notation, entire with a couple of light vertical bends and missing portion of backflap, tiny piece out at top right just into indicia, Fine use, pictured on page 155 of Gerald E. Wellburn's The Stamps & Postal History of Vancouver Island & British Columbia
    Start Price : 500 USD
    Current Opening : 1,300 USD
    Hammer price : 4,500 USD