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VanSunVancouver Sun article by Glenda Luymes
Map drawn by man who bought Kits Beach for $200 sells at auction for $33,000

The map sold Saturday was part of an extensive collection assembled by collector Gerald Wellburn, who died recently."Dawn by settler Sam Greer, the map was sold by All Nations Stamp and Coin for more than five times its original estimated price. “The map is incredibly rare,” said All Nations owner Brian Grant Duff, who admits his estimate was “conservative.”

The map sold Saturday was part of an extensive collection assembled by collector Gerald Wellburn, who died in 1993. JOHN YANYSHYN Other items in the collection, which came from an album put together by the late Gerald Wellburn, a legendary collector of B.C. stamps and ephemera, have been auctioned off over the last two years, with another Greer map (which was likely drawn by someone else) fetching $24,200 in May, and a Gassy Jack letter selling for $44,000 in 2016.

The map sold on Canada Day was drawn by Greer and also included a land claim letter, said Duff. It was bought by a collector with an interest in local history. In 1884, Greer bought 200 acres from four First Nations men for $200, then built a farmhouse near the beach and planted some fruit trees... "

See here for the whole article with story of Sam Greeer And what his descendants say now,

See our Gerald Wellburn page. We're down to the last few pages of this once-in-a-lifetime historic Vancouver album.

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John Streit

Brian Grant-Duff from All Nations Stamp and Coin in Vancouver is speaking about a map and landclaim letter dating back to 1884 from pioneer settler Sam Greer. The item is up for auction on Sat July 1st, 2017.

The Sam Greer 1884 handdrawn map and landclaim letert to what became Vancouver's Kitsilano Beach is one of the highlights of the Gerald Wellburn historic Vancouver collection

VanSunVancouver Sun article by John Mackie

Special auction: Celebrating Canada's 150th with Louis Riel, Sam Greer and a flaming zeppelin



Highlights - #Canda150 All Nations Auction

All Nations Canada 150 auction brought in new clients and attracted interest from Canada collectors around the world.

The Sam Greer 1884 handdrawn map and landclaim letter to what became Vancouver's Kitsilano Beach is one of the highlights of the Gerald Wellburn historic Vancouver collection. Realized $33,000

Sam Greer

Sam Greer

UBC Professor Peter Murtha specialized in Canada and B.N.A. stamps, with a particular focus on historic aviation stamps, postcards, and postal history.

82 Canada #CLP1 26 Aug 1918 cacheted 25c Toronto/Ottawa Flight Cover etc, faults realized $1,100

"Iron-nerved Aviatrice" Alys Mckey Bryant 31 July 1913 Unused #Vancouver, B.C. Flight #Postcard Realized $462

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Hudson's Bay Company Fine 1868 York Factory Pound Realized $730

Beaver first B.C. Stamp

Canada’s first stamp featured a beaver. That first stamp was issued in 1851, when Canada was still a British colony.

“It was designed by Sanford Fleming, the transcontinental railway engineer (for the Canadian Pacific Railway) and inventor of standard time,”

“It was the first stamp in the world to depict an animal. Of course with Canada, it’s the beaver.”~Brian Grant Duff

Canada #1a F/VF Used 1851 3d Orange Red realized $440

"The most collectible Canadian stamp was also issued in 1851. Known as the “12 Penny Black,” it features a portrait of a young Queen Victoria. Grant Duff has a “specimen overprint” for sale that carries an estimate of $1,000. It’s a proof made for the printer’s archives,

“It’s nicer looking than a genuine stamp. There’s only about 100 (known) of the issued stamp, so the odds of getting one are not great. Generally speaking, they’re worth at least $15,000 — we sold a rough condition one earlier this year for $13,000.” ~Brian Grant Duff

Canada #3Pi VF 1851 12d Black Plate Proof, Carmine Specimen overprint sold for $1,320

Louis Riel, S. Davis & Sons, Montreal Real Photo 2.5x4” Carte de Visite realized $600

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Realized Prices - All Nations Canada 150 Stamp & Coin Auction #1115 - Noon 1 July 2017

Lot #DescriptionEstimate Realized Price
1Canada #1a F/VF Used 1851 3d Orange Red pencil note on back $1200.$400.00$440.00
2Canada #2 VF Used 1851 6d Albert, clear laid lines $2000.$750.00$832.00
3Canada #2 F/VF Used 1851 6d Shade $1500.$750.00$665.00
4Canada #3Pi VF 1851 12d Black Plate Proof, Carmine Specimen overprint $2500.
5Canada #4 XF Kingston #18 4-ring Numeral Used 1852 3d Beaver $300.$150.00$360.00
6Canada #4a VF Used 1853 3d Brown Red $350.$150.00$385.00
7Canada #4d about VF Used 1852/1857 3d Thin Paper Horizontal Pair $600.$200.00$253.00
8Canada #5 Fine Used 1855 6d Albert, expertly repaired $800.$200.00$110.00
9Canada #7 VF Used 1855 10d Cartier Thin Paper $2400.$750.00$799.00
10Canada #8i about Fine Used 1857 1/2d Lilac Rose $550.$200.00$73.00
11Canada #9 about Fine Used 1857 7.5d Green $2000.$500.00$622.00
12Canada #10 VG Used 1857 6d Reddish Purple Thick Paper, small thin $1500.$400.00$514.00
13Canada #11 F/VF Used 1858 1/2d Rose Perforated Pence, small flaws $1750.$500.00$565.00
14Canada #12 about Fine Unused appearing 1859 3d Red Perforated Pence $600.$250.00$330.00
15Canada #16 Fine Used 1859 10c Black Brown, corner rounding, small flaws $3500.
16Canada #19a 11 Au 1862 17c Transatlantic Cover w/ various markings $400.$125.00$330.00
17Canada #22 Fine Mint 1868 1c Large Queen, corner crease, small spot $800.$150.00$92.00
18Canada #25iii VF Used 1868 3c Thick Paper Large Queen, small perf tears $600.$150.00$110.00
19Canada #26 Fine regummed to appear never hinged 1875 5c Large Queen $465.$150.00$82.50
20Canada #28 Fine Unused 1868 12.5c Large Queen $600.$200.00$120.00
21Canada #29a F/VF Mint HR OG 1874 15c Large Queen, clipped perfs $3000.$600.00$425.00
22Canada #30c Fine Crown Cancel Used 15c Thick Paper LQ, clipped perfs $1000. $250.00$132.00
23Canada #33 VG/Fine Used 1868 dated 3c Laid Paper, faults, Greene cert. $700.$250.00$137.50
24Canada #34 VFNH 1882 1/2c Black SQ Gutter Block of eight with offset $1300.
25Canada #34 about VF 7 NH top margin reversed Plate 1 Imprint Block, gum spot $200.00$137.50
26Canada #35 Fine Never Hinged 1873/1874 top margin Imprint Strip, gum bends (5)$75.00$93.50
27Louis Riel, S. Davis & Sons, Montreal Real Photo 2.5x4” Carte de Visite
28Canada #54-61 F/VF Mint 1897 5c-$1 Jubilee, creases $1800. (8)$200.00$178.00
29Canada #55P about VF 1897 6c Jubilee Plate Proof, cple trivial spots $350.$100.00$88.00
30Canada #61 Fine Mint 1897 $1 Jubilee $600.$200.00$220.00
31Canada #61 Fine Used 1897 $1 Jubilee, ink spot on back, ex Davidson $600.$200.00$99.00
32Canada #62 Fine or better Mint 1897 $2 Jubilee $1200.$400.00$660.00
33Canada #62 Fine or better roller Used 1897 $2 Jubilee, owner's backstamp $400.$125.00$99.00
34Canada #63 Fine Used 1897 $3 Jubilee, hidden wrinkle, ex Davidson $800.$200.00$220.00
35Canada #64 F/VF matching face-free Purple Used 1897 $4 Jubilee $1200.
36Canada #64 F/VF Union Station roller Used 1897 $4 Jubilee, ex Davidson $1200.$400.00$286.00
37Canada #65P VF right margin 1897 $5 Jubilee Plate Proof, only 800 issued $800.$300.00$396.00
38Canada #65 Fine regummed 1897 $5 Jubilee, re-entry, wrinkle $1000.$250.00$346.50
39Canada #65 Fine Union Station roller Used 1897 $5 Jubilee, perf crease $800.$200.00$165.00
40Wilfrid Laurier 1895 Prescott Dominion Campaign red silk Ribbon w/ 1979 letter$50.00$75.00
41Canada #80 VF Mint HR 1898 6c Queen Victoria Numeral $300.$100.00$50.00
42Canada #81 VF Mint HR 1902 7c Queen Victoria Numeral $250.$75.00$42.00
43Canada #86P XF 1898 2c Map Vertical Plate Proof Pair, thick card, ex Brigham$200.00$165.00
4425 Dec 1898 Toronto Flag 2c Map transatlantic First Day Cover, small faults $900.$300.00$374.00
45Canada #93 VF Mint HR 1903 10c Brown Lilac Edward VII $800.$300.00$90.00
46Canada #98 VFNH 1908 2c Quebec Tercentenary $210.$100.00$107.00
47Canada #104 XFNH 1911 1c Dark Green George V Admiral $120.$60.00$82.50
48Canada #105 about VF 28 NH left margin 1c Admiral Block of 30, thin in one $3400$1,000.00$495.00
49Canada #105LW VFNH 1922 1c Type C Lathework bottom margin Block $600. (4)
50Canada #106a VFNH 2c Admiral exploded #BK5 $240.$100.00$49.50
51Canada #108/119 VF & F/VF Mint 1911/1925 3c/20c Admirals $347. (6 different)$100.00$64.00
52Canada #112c VFNH 1925 5c redrawn vertical line in upper right spandrel $210.$75.00$82.50
53Canada #114LW VF Mint 7c bottom margin Type D Lathework $250.$100.00$100.00
54Canada #119 F/VF Never Hinged 1925 20c Admiral $260.$100.00$66.00
55Canada #120 VF+ Never Hinged 1925 50c re-engraved Dry Printing $390.$125.00$154.00
56Canada #122iv about VF Registered Used $1 Admiral Block of 32, trifle sep. $640.$200.00$203.50
57Canada #124 Fine Mint 1 NH 1913 2c Admiral Vertical Coil Pair $330.$100.00$71.50
58Canada #125-130 VF & F/VF NH 1912/1924 1c-3c Admiral Coil Set $584. (6)$200.00$115.00
59Canada #130b VF Mint 3c Admiral Die II Horizontal Coil Pair $250.$75.00$90.00
60Canada #139i Fine NH 1926 2c Slanting Surcharge rt margin Block, toning (10)$300.00$178.00
61Canada #157b VFNH 1929 20c Harvesting Horizontal Perf by Imperf Pair, gum spot
62Canada #158 XFNH 1929 50c Bluenose $700.$300.00$440.00
63Canada #158 Fine or better Stamps NH top margin plate A2 Block, hdlng mks (4)
64Canada #158iii Fine Used Man on the Mast Variety, hidden wrinkle $1000.$250.00$393.00
65Canada #184 F/VF NH top margin Plate A14 3c Admiral Block of eight $165.+$75.00$55.00
66Canada #203i about VF 4 NH rt margin Broken X Variety Block of six, bend in three $150.00$80.00
67Canada #208 Fine or better 1 July 1934 Gaspe cacheted 3c Cartier First Day Cover$50.00$60.00
68Canada #241-245 VF+ Mint 1938 10c-$1 Pictorial Set incl 50c Vancouver $250. (6)$75.00$44.00
69Canada #245i VFNH 1938 $1 Chateau Aniline Ink Variety $225.$75.00$85.00
70Canada #249-262 VF Mint 1942/1943 1c-$1 George VI War Set $200. (14)$75.00$53.00
71Canada #249/262, C7/E10 1 July 1942 oversized War First Day Cover $400.$125.00$99.00
72Canada #261 F/VF NH 1942 50c Munitions Plate One Matched Set $960. (16)$300.00$363.00
73Canada #262 VFNH 1942 upper right $1 Destroyer Plate One Block, hdlng mks (4)$250.00$247.50
74Canada #262 VF+ Never Hinged 1942 $1 Destroyer Block of Four $600.$200.00$148.50
75Canada #334i VFNH 1953 50c Textiles top margin Fluorescent Paper Variety $200.$75.00$80.00
76Canada #614a VFNH 1973 15c R.C.M.P. Imperforate Vertical Pair, bottom fault $125.00$86.00
77Canada #727a F/VF NH 1979 $2 Kluane left margin Missing Silver Variety $400.$150.00$143.00
78Canada #806a VFNH 1979 17c Parliament Imperf Horizontal Coil Strip $400. (4)$150.00$88.00
79Canada #BK4b Fine or better NH 1922 Complete Booklet $600.$200.00$170.00
80Canada #BK10c F/VF+ NH 1923 Complete Booklet $600.+$300.00$192.50
81Canada #C3ii Fine NH 1932 6c Shifted Surcharge Airmail Block $570. (4)$200.00$82.50
82Canada #CLP1 26 Aug 1918 cacheted 25c Toronto/Ottawa Flight Cover etc, faults
83Canada #CLP2g VF Mint 1918 25c Burning Zep se-tenant Pair, thin at left $1700.
84Canada #CLP3b 25 Aug 1919 $1 Aero Club First Flight Cover etc, age spots$300.00$815.00
85Canada #CLP3c 25 Aug 1919 $1 Aero Club First Day Cover, age spots $925.$300.00$658.00
86Canada #CLP5i 1 Oct 1924 $1 Estevan/Winnipeg Wide Spacing Variety Cover $300$150.00$380.00
87Canada #CLP9 Mint 1926 25c Pane w/ Invert upper right & Filled Wing, sep. (8)$200.00$220.00
88Canada #CL41a VF Unused 1927 10c Perf by Imperf Vertical Pair $450.
89Canada #CL41 1 July 1927 Lac du Bonnet/Rice Lake pilot-signed Cover, toned pfs$100.00$385.00
90Canada #CL42 13 Apr 1928 Carcross/Atlin re-entries First Flight Cover $65.+$75.00$126.50
91Canada #CL41i 13 Apr 1928 Whitehorse Star Flown Newspaper, small flaws $160.$75.00$165.00
92Canada #CL43 4 July 1928 Rolling Portage Flight Cover to Montreal $175.$75.00$159.50
93Canada #CL44i 3 Aug 1928 Vancouver/Victoria First Flight Cover $200.$100.00$170.00
94Canada #CL48a, CL48d NH left margin 10c Thin Paper Block w/ Broken Oval (10)$75.00$160.00
95Canada #CL51, CL51c 1932/1933 10c Edmonton/Ft McMurray & return Cover duo$75.00$175.00
96Canada #CL52 19/21 July 1934 Edmonton/Ft McMurray & return Cover duo $180.$100.00$175.00
97Canada #J1 VFNH 1906 1c Postage Due Block of Four $320.$100.00$84.00
98Canada #MR3 VFNH 1916 2c+1c George V Admiral War Tax $180.$75.00$88.00
99Canada #MR4LW Fine NH bottom margin Type A Lathework Block, some sep (4)$150.00$110.00
100Canada #MR7 VFNH 1916 2c+1c George V Admiral War Tax Coil Pair $360.$125.00$121.00
101Canada #OA195-OA199 VF Used 1932 1c-5c 5-hole Type A Perf OHMS $410. (5)$125.00$132.00
102Canada #OA217-OA219, OA241a, OA242 VF Used 1935/38 5-hole Perfin $340. (5)$100.00$110.00
103Canada #O1i, O2i, O3i VFNH left margin Narrow Spacing Variety Strip trio $210. (9)$75.00$73.00
104Canada #O23 VF stamps NH lower right Plate One 1950 20c G Overprint Block (4)$75.00$59.00
105Canada #O32 VFNH 1951 G Overprint $1 Totem Plate One Matched Set $400. (16)$150.00$93.50
106Canada #O47i, O48i VFNH lower left Blunt G Variety positional block duo $240. (8)$100.00$75.00
107British Columbia & Vancouver's Island #2 VG Mint OG 1860 2.5d Shade $500.$125.00$247.50
108British Columbia #11 Fine Mint HR OG 1867/1871 25c on 3d Orange, sml flaws$150.00$165.00
109British Columbia #12i Fine Mint HR OG Inverted Watermark Variety, nibbed perf $750.00$600.00
110British Columbia #14 Fine Mint HR OG 1869 5c on 3d Bright Red ex Painter $4000
111British Columbia #15 Fine Mint 1869 10c on 3d Lilac Rose, owners backstamps$400.00$440.00
112British Columbia #16 Fine Unused 1869 25c on 3d Orange, cple toned perfs $750.$200.00$250.00
113British Columbia #16 Fine blue Victoria numeral 35 Used, small tear $750.$150.00$60.00
114British Columbia #17 Fine Unused 1869 50c on 3d Violet, short perf $1200.$300.00$360.00
115British Columbia #18 Fine Unused 1869 $1 on 3d Green, usual rough perfs $1800.$500.00$357.50
116Paid Wells Fargo Victoria, V.I. 1875/1878 Unused 3c SQ Cover ex Wallace$100.00$97.00
117Sam Greer, Dec. 1884 2-page Map & landclaim Letter, ex Wellburn (his page 80)
118Foote & McMillan 1911 Vancouver, B.C. Express Co. Framed B&W Photo, ageing
119Alys Mckey Bryant, 31 July 1913 Unused Vancouver, B.C. Flight Postcard$100.00$462.00
120New Brunswick #1 VF indistinct numeral Used 1851 3d Red, thin $700.$150.00$166.00
121New Brunswick #1 8 Sep 1854 3d Folded Letter Sheet w/ various markings, crease$150.00$130.00
122Newfoundland #6 VG Used 1857 6d Imperforate, two margins $3500.$500.00$600.00
123Newfoundland #20 m/s Used on undated 6d transatlantic Cover, as is $7500.$300.00$170.50
124Newfoundland #98-103 about VF Mint HR 1911 6c-10c Guy Set $575. (6)$200.00$175.00
125Newfoundland #C3f 1921/1922 35c Botwood/Halifax Narrow Spacing No Period Cvr$150.00$175.00
126Newfoundland #C12 VFNH 1932 $1.50 DO-X Airmail w/ 1999 P.F. Certificate $800.
127Newfoundland #C12 19 May 1932 $1.50 DO-X First Day/Flight Cover $500.$200.00$320.00
128Newfoundland #C12i 19 May 1932 Slanting Surcharge Cover to Germany, foxed perf$200.00$242.00
129Newfoundland #C18 VFNH 1933 $4.50 on 75c Balbo Airmail, perf corner crease$300.00$363.00
130Newfoundland Mint 1932 $1 Wayzata Airmail Sheet of 20, album offset on 10 $1000$200.00$422.00
131Nova Scotia #1 F/VF Used 1853 1d Red Brown $525.$125.00$200.00
132Nova Scotia #3 28 Apr 1859 3d Dark Blue Folded Letter Sheet, toned margin $500.$150.00$330.00
133Nova Scotia #6 about Fine Used 1851 1/- Red Violet, owner's backstamps $3500.$500.00$730.00
134P.E.I. #9, 9ii, 9v Fine mainly NH 1868/1870 4d Black Sheet, selvedge flaws $600.$200.00$150.00
135Canada XF+ 1858 small date Silver 5 Cents $120.+$100.00$130.00
136Canada AU 1870 Silver 5 Cents, small facial scratch, Die Crack $200.$125.00$220.00
137Canada VG 1926 Far Six Variety 5 Cents $165.$125.00$90.00
138Canada VG/Fine 1870 & 1871 Silver 10 Cents duo $105.$75.00$99.00
139Canada G/VG 1893 Key Date Silver 25 Cents $175.$100.00$159.50
140Canada AU 1946 Voyageur Silver Dollar, scratch $85.$75.00$79.00
141Canada VF 1948 Key Date Silver Dollar, scratches $1150.$750.00$1,000.00
142Canada Proof 1980 Arctic Territories $100 Gold .497oz AGW
143Canada Proof 1982 Constitution $100 Gold .497oz AGW
144Canada #BC-1 AU 1935 George V $1 Banknote serial number A99377037, spot$200.00$220.00
145Canada #BC-27c VF 1937 prefix B/J Sir John A. Macdonald $100 Bill $150.00$220.00
146Hudson's Bay Company Good 1846 York Factory Shilling Banknote $700.$400.00$275.00
147Hudson's Bay Company Fine 1868 York Factory Pound $2000.
148Hudson's Bay Company/Dease Post, B.C. VG $1 Scrip $1000.
149Percy Lesueur 1910/1911 Imperial Tobacco #2 Rookie Hockey Card, weak corners$200.00$125.00
150Art Ross 1911/1912 Imperial Tobacco #31 Hockey Card, central crease
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