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Western Express Covers - British Columbia Expresses continued...
LotNo. Symbol CatNo. Lot Description
1261       imageBarnard's British Columbia Express, Paid. Printed ribbon frank on cover to Yale, franked with Canada 1873, 3¢ orange red tied by "Barnard's Express" circular handstamp (BBC-102); cover opening edge nick and minor edge wear, otherwise Very Fine.
Estimate; $500 - 750. (Image1)
Est. $500-750
CLOSED
Will close during Public Auction
1262       imageBarnard's British Columbia Express, Paid. Printed ribbon frank on paste-up cover to Yale reverse franked with Canada 1873, 3¢ orange red tied by Barnard's Express circular handstamp (BBC-102), with additional strike on reverse; covers separated from display, Very Fine.
Estimate; $750 - 1,000. (Image1) (Image2)

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Est. $750-1,000
SOLD for $750.00
Will close during Public Auction
1263       imageBarnard's British Columbia Express, Paid., Quesnelle. Printed sideways (BBC-001c) on unused U.S. 1861, 10¢ green entire (U40) with Wells, Fargo & Co. printed frank at top, Extremely Fine, two unused examples are the only examples recorded in Thomas.
Estimate; $200 - 300. (Image1)
Est. $200-300
SOLD for $250.00
Will close during Public Auction
1264       imageBarnard's British Columbia Express, Paid., Yale. Printed sideways on two unused U.S. 1861, 10¢ green entires with Wells, Fargo & Co. printed frank at top; one with 2mm "Yale." directive on U40 (BBC-001d) and one with 1.5mm "Yale" directive on U41 (BBC-001C); former with mounting adhesion on reverse, still Very Fine.
Estimate; $400 - 600. (Image1)
Est. $400-600
SOLD for $270.00
Will close during Public Auction
1265 /o      imageBarnard's British Columbia Express Balance. Of five covers; 1870's San Francisco to Cariboo - Wells Fargo combination usage,scroll frank local usage with Canada 3¢ tied by blue crayon, three unused scroll frank covers including "Victoria and New Westminster" underprint frank and one with "The British Columbia Express Company." straight line overprint, also 2 different Canada Large Queen issues with fake "BxR" shield postmarks, F.-V.F.
Estimate; $500 - 750. (Image1)
Est. $500-750
SOLD for $400.00
Will close during Public Auction
1266     7 image(Barnard's Cariboo Express) Lillooet. Straight line handstamp (BCE-103) tying 1865, 3d blue, two singles on cover to Barkersville, circular "F.W. Foster, Lillooet" merchant corner card handstamp; right stamp with pre-use tears and cover with light soiling and a bit reduced at left, Fine, accompanied by contemporary Barksville news clipping showing the two routes of Barnard's Express, connecting with Dietz & Nelson at Lillooet and Yale., ex-Welburn.
Scott No. 7; Estimate $1,500 - 2,000. (Image1)
Est. $1,500-2,000
SOLD for $1,900.00
Will close during Public Auction
1267       imageBarnard's Cariboo Express, Paid. Black on vermilion label (flaws) on 1867 collection envelope from Lillooet agent to the Clinton office; file fold and minor toning, F.-V.F.
Estimate; $300 - 400. (Image1)
Est. $300-400
SOLD for $170.00
Will close during Public Auction
1268       imageBarnard's Express. Circular handstamp (BBC-102) on cover addressed to Victoria, V.I. forwarded to New Westminster, faint "Coll." in pencil at upper left and docketed "Rec'd Mar 1867", no indication of government postage paid, Very Fine.
Estimate; $500 - 750. (Image1)
Est. $500-750
SOLD for $325.00
Will close during Public Auction
1269       imageBarnard's Express. Paid. Printed three-line frank on unused cover, with "Post Office, Victoria, V.I." oval coat of arms frank at left and matching "Paid" in oval handstamp, Extremely Fine.
Estimate; $200 - 300. (Image1)
Est. $200-300
SOLD for $270.00
Will close during Public Auction
1270     2a image(British Columbia and Victoria Express Company) B.C. V. Express Co., Paid. Blue circular handstamp frank (BVC-100) on folded letter sheet to Victoria, with 1860, 2½d pale dull rose, perf 14 uncancelled used to pay local postage; large mended cover tear, Fine, British Columbia & Victoria Express was operated by Frank Barnard in 1862 and usages are rare, similar cover with same addressee and uncanceled stamp in Welburn collection. SG No. 3.
Scott No. 2a; Estimate $400 - 600. (Image1)
Est. $400-600
SOLD for $230.00
Will close during Public Auction
1271       imageBritish Columbia and Victoria Express Company. Imprint at top of cover with "Paid From Victoria to Lytton or Lilooet" at bottom, with "Post Office, Victoria, V.I." oval coat of arms and circular "B.C. & V. Express co., Paid" handstamp franks at left; faint central fold, still Very Fine.
Estimate; $200 - 300. (Image1)
Est. $200-300
SOLD for $230.00
Will close during Public Auction
1272       imageBritish Columbia Express Co. (Forwarded By). Black on red label affixed to cover to "A. Henderson Esq., B.C. Express" in Cache Creek; cover corner nick, edge wear and a bit reduced at left, F.-V.F., a very rare usage of the British Columbia Express Co. label, ex-Welburn.
Estimate; $750 - 1,000.

Antoine Henderson was a stagecoach driver for the British Columbia Express Co.
(Image1)
Est. $750-1,000
SOLD for $625.00
Will close during Public Auction
1273       imageBritish Columbia Express Company. Purple straight line handstamp applied over Barnard's ribbon frank, on cover to Cache Creek franked with Canada 1873, 3¢ orange red tied by "Paid" in oval express handstamp; some light cover edge wear, Very Fine.
Estimate; $400 - 600. (Image1)
Est. $400-600
SOLD for $260.00
Will close during Public Auction
1274       imageBritish Columbia Express Co. (Forwarded By), Charges $ 1.00 Col. Purple boxed handstamp with pencil rating, on U.S. 2¢ brown entire to Fort Yale, B.C., Wells, Fargo & Co. black printed frank at top; light soiling, F.-V.F., a very scarce unlisted handstamp, ex-Mader.
Estimate; $300 - 400. (Image1)
Est. $300-400
SOLD for $350.00
Will close during Public Auction
1275       imageDietz & Nelson's British Columbia & Victoria Express. Black ribbon frank (DIE-002) on cover to William's Creek, with blue "Post Office, Paid, Victoria, Vancouver Island" oval frank, additionally franked with 1860, 2½d dull rose, horizontal pair tied by blue "Dietz & Nelson's, B.C. & V., Express" circular handstamp, manuscript "Coll 1.00" express fee collected by Barnard's Express who carried the letter from Yale to Williams Creek' cover opening tear at left slightly into Victoria frank, otherwise Very Fine, an attractive combination express usage.
Estimate; $750 - 1,000. (Image1)
Est. $750-1,000
SOLD for $600.00
Will close during Public Auction
1276 ()      imageDietz & Nelson's British Columbia & Victoria Express. Black ribbon frank (DIE-002) on U.S. 1861, 3¢ pink rebacked front to San Francisco, Cal. with Wells, Fargo & Co. printed frank at top, uprated with U.S. 1861, 3¢ rose and 1860, 2½d dull rose (2), black on vermilion "Barnard's Cariboo Express. Paid." label affixed at top and all tied by blue "Wells, Fargo & Co., Victoria, Jun 4" oval date stamps, additional small blue oval "W.F. & Co., Jun 9, 1864" date stamp and blue crayon "2" indicate double rate, Fine appearance, a very rare triple express usage.
Estimate; $600 - 800.

Sent by Barnard's Express from the Cariboo Mines to Yale, Dietz & Nelson to Victoria and Wells, Fargo & Co. to San Francisco.
(Image1)
Est. $600-800
SOLD for $850.00
Will close during Public Auction
1277       imageDietz & Nelson's British Columbia and Victoria Express. 1863 collection envelope from the B.C. Stage Co. in Douglas on F.I. Barnard in Yale, with remarks regarding transaction with Ballou, Very Fine.
Estimate; $400 - 600. (Image1)
Est. $400-600
SOLD for $425.00
Will close during Public Auction
1278       imageGerow & Johnson's British Columbia Express. Printed company frank with Victoria and Yale directives above, on unused cover franked with Canada 1872, 3¢ orange red, Very Fine.
Estimate; $200 - 300. (Image1)
Est. $200-300
SOLD for $130.00
Will close during Public Auction
1279       imageGerow & Johnson's British Columbia Express. Printed company frank with Victoria and New Westminster directives above, on fresh unused cover, 1869, 25¢ on 3d orange hinged on cover (may not belong), small "G&J, E" express initial handstamp on backflap, Very Fine.
Estimate; $200 - 300.

Gerow & Johnson underbid Barnard's Express for the mail contract in 1871 and also started an express. They lasted only two months before selling out to Barnard.
(Image1)
Est. $200-300
SOLD for $140.00
Will close during Public Auction
1280       imageNorthern Pacific Express Co. Light blue frank (NOR-011b) on Canada 1877, 3¢ red entire to San Francisco, manuscript "per Steamer Elder ship" endorsement, canceled by "Victoria, Canada, Ap 25, 87" cds and grid duplex, red entry postmark, Extremely Fine, a very rare usage of this frank.
Estimate; $1,000 - 1,500.

Northern Pacific Express cover the Pacific Northwest from British Columbia to San Francisco connecting with Wells, Fargo & Co.
(Image1)
Est. $1,000-1,500
SOLD for $675.00
Will close during Public Auction

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