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Lot 4029
Argentina Postal Stationery, of 48 pictorial postal cards, letter cards and letter sheets used in the 1899-1902 period (one is mint), all with different pictures or views, generally F-VF. Scarce group.
Estimate 200 - 300
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Lot 4030

British Columbia & Vancouver Island 1860, 2½d dull red, perf 14 (2), pair uncancelled but applied over manuscript "Paid 10¢" with "Barnard's Cariboo Express. Paid" label alongside, on 1864 cover from San Francisco to Dereham, Canada West, U.S., postage paid with 10¢ green (68) tied by framed grid, postmarked mostly bold Nov. 2 San Francisco double circle, Dereham receiver (Dec 1) on reverse; stamps with creases, cover opened roughly at left and with edge tears, one affecting express label, Fine and rare usage. SG 2.
Estimate 2,000 - 3,000

In June of 1864 the use of British Columbia stamps by the express companies was made compulsory. Re-rated in British Columbia at 3d, they paid the Colonial postage of 6d or 10¢. The express label showed that a $1.00 charge from the interior had been paid. The U.S. 10¢ paid the reduced rate (as of July 1, 1864) to Canada West.

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