Lot 33901866 (Mar. 2) New Westminster, British Columbia to Bowmanville, Canada West via San Francisco, blue cover bearing British Columbia, 5d blue (7) singles tied by bold "New Westminster, British Columbia, Post Office" double-oval postmark on blue cover, reverse with black "General Post Office, British Columbian, 2 Mar 1866" double-circle backstamp, endorsed U.S. mails with U.S. 10¢ green (68) vertical pair tied by bold strikes of four-ring cancel duplexed with "San Francisco, Cal. Mar 9" double-circle datestamp, reverse with "Bowmanville, U.C., 3 AP" arrival backstamp; reduced slightly at right, trivial stamp flaws, Very Fine, ex-Wellburn.
Estimate $3,000 - 4,000.
A REMARKABLE DOUBLE-RATE USE FROM NEW WESTMINSTER, BRITISH COLUMBIA TO CANADA WEST VIA THE UNITED STATES.