Lot 2593Victoria, 1852, Queen Victoria ("Queen on Throne"), Ham printing, 2d reddish brown, horizontal pair, large to huge margins all around, tied by "1" barred oval cancellation on blue preprinted 1856 government circular from Melbourne to Carisbrook at 4 pence internal rate (no reduction for printed matter), endorsed "O.H.M.S." and "56/1099, Treasury, 29/3/56" at bottom left; vertical file fold not affecting stamps, Very Fine. SG No. 18.
Scott No. 14 Estimate $200 - 300.
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Lot 2594Australia, 1931 Melbourne to Trang, S.W. Siam, cover endorsed "via Tung Tong", franked with 1d KGV pair tied by "Melbourne, Victoria, 21 Oct, 1931" slogan machine cancel, cover forwarded to Ipoh and eventually returned, with numerous transit backstamps including Singapore, Penang, Tung Song, Trang and Ipoh; native return slip on front, Very Fine and unusual.
Estimate $100 - 150.
Lot 2595British Guiana, 1901, Seal of the Colony, 2¢ dull purple & black on red, horizontal pair, tied by "Georgetown, B. Guiana, Jun 6, 02" on 4c orange registered entire to Auckland, New Zealand, with overlapping registry British Guiana and San Francisco exhange etiquettes, appropriate transit and receiving postmarks, Very Fine. Scott No. 134.
SG No. 235 Estimate $100 - 150.
Lot 2596British Solomon Islands, 1940 Postage Due Cover Collection, exhibition collection of 27 covers and cards; includes Munda local delivery with 1d+2d dues, rare incoming oversized cover Australia to Vanikoro, Santa Cruz Islands with 1s6d + 4d dues, 1950 registered New Foundland to New Jersey forwarded to Auki with solo 1s6d due, 1sh due on cover fropm Romania to U.S. redirected to Auki, Australia to Yandina with 4-color due franking, etc.; condition a little varied with many scarce usages throughout, generally Very Fine.
Estimate $750 - 1,000.
Lot 2597British Columbia & Vancouver Island, Barnard's Cariboo Express, Paid, black on orange label tied by blue oval "Paid" handstamp on cover with printed "Paid, Dietz & Nelsons British Columbia & Victoria Express" frank to Victoria V.I., bold "New Westminster, British Columbia, Post Office" double-oval frank handstamp for 2½d British Columbia postage; reduced at left, Fine.
Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.
A RARE CONJUNCTIVE USE OF THE BARNARD'S CARIBOO EXPRESS PAID LABEL ON A DIETZ & NELSON FRANKED COVER.
This outbound cover from Cariboo Mines cover was carried by the Cariboo Road stage to Yale by Barnard's Express. Turned over to Dietz & Nelson who carried to Victoria.
Lot 2598British Columbia & Vancouver Island, Barnard's Cariboo Express, Paid, black on orange label affixed on 3¢ pink (U34) entire to Lillooet, British Columbia, blue "Wells, Fargo & Cos Express, S.Frco. 16 Jun" double-circle datestamp, portion of paste-up remains on back; address slightly restored, diagonal crease, Fine, ex-Carr, Wilkinson, Walske.
Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.
A RARE CONJUNCTIVE EXPRESS USE CARRIED BY THREE COMPANIES, WELLS FARGO & CO., DIETZ & NELSON, AND BARNARD'S CARIBOO EXPRESS.
Wells Fargo sent this cover by ship to Victoria where it was turned over to Dietz & Nelson, who pasted their envelope with Vancouver Island postage on reverse (portion of paste-up adheres on back), and carried to Yale. Then by Barnard's stage to Lillooet.
Lot 2599British Columbia & Vancouver Island, 1865, 5¢ rose, perf 14, wing margin single, cancel, tied by blue "35" barred oval handstamp and receiving docketing on U.S. 10¢ yellow green (U41) entire with printed black Wells Fargo frank to San Francisco, indicia canceled by blue "Wells Fargo & Co., Victoria, Aug 31" oval datestamp, Fine and scarce Wells Fargo use from Victoria.
Scott No. 5 Estimate $750 - 1,000.
Lot 2600New Brunswick, 1860, 5¢ blue green, horizontal pair, tied by red "PAID ALL" straightline on blue cover from New Brunswick to Boston, Mass.; reduced slightly at right, Very Fine, a rare usage, ex-Carr, Wilkinson.
Scott No. 8a Estimate $400 - 600.
Lot 2601Newfoundland, 1857, 8d scarlet vermilion, o.g., lightly hinged, rich deep color, large margins, Extremely Fine; with 1985 P.F. certificate.
Scott No. 8 $400.
Lot 2602 PNewfoundland, 1865, 24¢ blue, plate proof on India, on card, corner margin block of 9 with imprints at bottom right and top left, bright and fresh, full margins, Very Fine.
Scott No. 31Pi $810.