Lot 293British Columbia & Vancouver Island, Barnard's Cariboo Express, Paid, black on orange label on large cover to New Westminster B.C. bearing British Columbia & Vancouver Island 1860, 2½d dull rose (2), two pairs, left stamp faulty, each pair tied by blue "Dietz & Nelson Express, B.C. & V." double-circle handstamp and each stamp additionally cancelled by manuscript "2" probably indicating double rate, additional complete bold strike of Dietz & Nelson's Express double-circle on reverse; left reduced slightly at left, F.-V.F.
Estimate $2,000 - 3,000.
This is an unusual use from the mines by Barnard's Express to Yale, then to New Westminster by Dietz & Nelson.