Lot 114British Columbia & Vancouver Island, Victoria Vancouver Island, Post Office, Paid, blue oval frank handstamp on 1863 cover to Cork, Ireland, additionally franked with U.S. 1862, 24¢ lilac tied by cogwheel handstamp and matching "San Francisco, Cal., Nov 21, 1863" cds alongside, red "New York, Am. Pkt., Paid 19, Dec 22" exchange cds, reverse with transit and receiving cds's, Very Fine, a choice usage to Ireland.
Scott No. U.S. 78 Estimate $1,500 - 2,000.
Lot 115British Columbia & Vancouver Island, Nanaimo Post Office, Vancouver Island, bold red oval handstamp on cover to New Westminster, B.C., with "Aug 30/64" docketing at top; slight cover soiling and some edge wear, otherwise Very Fine.
Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.
Lot 116British Columbia & Vancouver Island, Post Office, Victoria V.I., clear strike of blue Coat of Arms oval frank handstamp on local printed "Trade Licenses Act, 1862" assessment notice, Very Fine, a rare local usage.
Estimate $750 - 1,000.
Lot 117British Columbia & Vancouver Island, 1866 Ardgay, Scotland to Victoria, Vancouver Island, cover addressed to the Hudson Bay Co. Store, franked with G.B. 1862, 6d lilac, two singles tied by "Ardgay, Au 13", 66 cds and barred "40" handstamp, reverse with red London transit and matching mail sorter cachet; sealed cover tear and small nick at top, Very Fine.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Lot 118 oBritish Columbia & Vancouver Island, 1865, 10¢ blue, imperf, right margin single, blue "Post Office, Victoria Vancouver Island, Paid" oval cancel, large margins, Extremely Fine and choice, a exceptional gem margin single.
Scott No. 4 $1,150.
Lot 119British Columbia & Vancouver Island, 1865, 10¢ black, large die proof, on glazed card (93x61mm) taken before hardening, dated "Mar, 10. 1865" with manuscript "7190" die number and initialed at lower right, Very Fine.
Scott No. 4P Estimate $3,000 - 4,000.
AN EXTREMELY RARE ORIGINAL DIE PROOF OF THE 1865 10¢ QUEEN VICTORIA ISSUE FROM THE DE LA RUE RECORDS.
Lot 120 SBritish Columbia & Vancouver Island, 1865, 5¢ rose, perf 14, "Specimen" overprint, overprint type DS, part o.g. with paper remnant, strong color, Very Fine, a rare specimen type.
Scott No. 5 Estimate $750 - 1,000.
Lot 121British Columbia & Vancouver Island, 1865, 5¢ rose, perf 14, irregular block of 8, full o.g., rich bright color, some reinforced and sensibly rejoined perf separations, F.-V.F.
Scott No. 5 $4,000.
THE LARGEST KNOWN MULTIPLE OF THE 1865 5¢ QUEEN VICTORIA PERFORATED ISSUE.
Lot 122 PBritish Columbia & Vancouver Island, 1865, 3d blue, die proof on thin wove, bright and fresh, vertical crease in right margin, Very Fine.
Scott No. 7P Estimate $2,000 - 3,000.
AN EXTREMELY RARE DIE PROOF OF THE 1865 3D SEAL ISSUE.
Lot 123British Columbia & Vancouver Island, 1869, 25¢ on 3d orange, perf 14, block of 4, full o.g., rich bright color, fresh and Very Fine, a rare multiple.
Scott No. 11 $1,600 for singles.