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Canada/Stamps : British Columbia & Vancouver Island Stamps

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BeeSee
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Langley, BC
18 Oct 2013
12:51:15pm
Historical Dates

1848 (Jan 13): Colony of Vancouver Island established (also called Vancouver’s Island)
1858 (Aug 2): Colony of British Columbia established
1860: Stamp issued for use in both colonies, inscribed British Columbia & Vancouvers Island
1865 (Sep): Vancouver Island stamps issued
1865 (Nov): British Columbia stamps issued
1866 (Aug 6): The two colonies unite under the name British Columbia and use British Columbia stamps
1871 (Jul 21): British Columbia enters the Dominion of Canada and uses Canadian stamps

My latest acquisition:

Unitrade No. 11, 25c overprint on 3p orange. Unissued without the overprint. "35" Victoria numeral cancel in blue.

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18 Oct 2013
09:23:43pm

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Beautiful Bee See !!!!!

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Mike
19 Oct 2013
08:28:57am
re: British Columbia & Vancouver Island Stamps

What a beautiful stamp.

Mike

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Langley, BC
19 Oct 2013
07:33:30pm
re: British Columbia & Vancouver Island Stamps

Thanks guys!

Here are some more from my collection:

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First stamp for both colonies, a joint issue of 1859. No. 10 Williams Creek (present day Barkerville area) cancel.

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19 Oct 2013
11:22:45pm
re: British Columbia & Vancouver Island Stamps

I've always loved BC stamps but I don't have any. My goal was to finish my Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island and New Brunswick. By and by, I'm picking up Newfoundland. I guess maybe some day I'll get to the BC ones.

First I need to complete my Russia and Germany though - then I'll tackle my massive hoard of Canada! Although as I acquire my Provinces I neatly put them into varios - and for the shilling stamps - well, I've got some pretty nice forgeries Happy

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Langley, BC
20 Oct 2013
10:47:41am
re: British Columbia & Vancouver Island Stamps

Here is my only Vancouver Island stamp. It was issued in 1865 when the colony switched to decimal currency. I still need the 10c blue.

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I am also working on Prince Edward Island, but I only collect used, so it is rather tough to find some.

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Langley, BC
20 Oct 2013
11:10:10am
re: British Columbia & Vancouver Island Stamps

The first stamp for use in British Columbia only, 3p blue, also issued in 1865.

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I think it is re-perfed on the right.

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20 Oct 2013
03:02:29pm
re: British Columbia & Vancouver Island Stamps

Beautiful stamps... and very hard to get.

I get collectors in the store looking for BC stamps and I rarely have them, if ever at all. They are so hard to get.

They are beautiful stamps.

David

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Langley, BC
20 Oct 2013
06:49:31pm
re: British Columbia & Vancouver Island Stamps

They sure are hard to find, especially in good condition or better. I have had most of my luck on eBay.

I replace the last image with a higher resolution. David, do you think there is re-perfing on it?

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20 Oct 2013
07:06:28pm
re: British Columbia & Vancouver Island Stamps

It certainly looks re-perfed, but I'd have to see it.

David

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Langley, BC
20 Oct 2013
07:16:12pm
re: British Columbia & Vancouver Island Stamps

I paid a low price on the assumption it is re-perfed. The lower right corner is the clue to me. Still, a nice looking stamp Happy

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