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Australia VF 1858 Prof. Holloway London Penny Token, rim nicks

Australia VF 1858 Prof. Holloway London Penny Token, rim nicks Lot 186 in our auction Saturday 17th April 2021 #australiatokens #hollowaytoken

Anglo-Gallic Richard I Lion Heart 1189-1196 Silver Denier

Anglo-Gallic Richard I Lion Heart 1189-1196 Silver Denier Lot 185 in our auction Saturday 17th April 2021 #richardthelionheart #hammeredcoins #ancientcoins

G.B. #7 Fine Used 1854 Embossed 6d on piece

G.B. #7 Fine Used 1854 Embossed 6d on piece US$1000 Lot 129 in our auction Saturday 17th April 2021 #gbstamps

Canada #338 Never Hinged 1954 2c Wilding Misperf ex Penko

Canada #338 Never Hinged 1954 2c Wilding Misperf ex Penko Lot 58 in our auction Saturday 17th April 2021 #canadastamps #dramaticmisperf

Canada #203 VFNH 1933 30c Grain Exhibition Regina

Canada #203 VFNH 1933 30c Grain Exhibition Regina $120 Lot 49 in our auction Saturday 17th April 2021 #canadastamps

Canada #153b VF Unused 1928 5c Scroll Imperforate Pair

Canada #153b VF Unused 1928 5c Scroll Imperforate Pair $150 Lot 46 in our auction Saturday 17th April 2021 #canadastamps #imperfpair

London, U.C. 30 Au 1854 3d Stampless MP Mourning Cvr ex Wellburn

London, U.C. 30 Au 1854 3d Stampless MP Mourning Cvr ex Wellburn Lot 13 in our auction Saturday 17th April 2021 #geraldwellburn

Celtic Gaul, Coriosolites 75-50 BC 6gm Billon Stater

Celtic Gaul, Coriosolites 75-50 BC 6gm Billon Stater Lot 193 in our auction Saturday 17th April 2021 #celticbritaincoins #ancientcoins #celticcoins

P.R. China #1586 1980 8f Monkey

P.R. China #1586 VFNH 1980 8f Monkey US$1900 Lot 105 in our auction Saturday 17th April 2021 #chinastamps #yearofthemonkey

Roderick Finlayson Signature on piece

Roderick Finlayson was born in Scotland and came to Vancouver’s Island with the HBC. He worked under Charles Ross in the building of Fort Victoria in 1843–1844. By 1859 he was the HBC Chief Factor in Victoria.

David Cameron 9 May 1859 signature on piece

David Cameron.  first chief justice of the Supreme Court of the colony of Vancouver Island. 9 May 1859, signature on piece Lot 83 in our auction Saturday 17th April 2021 #davidcameron #bchistory

Matthew Baillie Begbie signature on piece

“Upon BC entering Confederation in 1871, Begbie became its first chief justice. He guided the judicial system of the province to an era of considerable sophistication, displaying characteristics unexpected of a Victorian judge: espousal of the rights of Chinese and native people; a lifelong interest in progressive law reforms and a tendency to take the side of the “little man.”

Roderick Finlayson Signature on piece

Roderick Finlayson Signature on piece

Roderick Finlayson was born in Scotland and came to Vancouver’s Island with the HBC. He worked under Charles Ross in the building of Fort Victoria in 1843–1844. By 1859 he was the HBC Chief Factor in Victoria.

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Matthew Baillie Begbie signature on piece

Matthew Baillie Begbie signature on piece

“Upon BC entering Confederation in 1871, Begbie became its first chief justice. He guided the judicial system of the province to an era of considerable sophistication, displaying characteristics unexpected of a Victorian judge: espousal of the rights of Chinese and native people; a lifelong interest in progressive law reforms and a tendency to take the side of the “little man.”

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Clinton, B.C. 14 Nov 1874 2.5pg Marcus Smith letter to his wife

Clinton, B.C. 14 Nov 1874 2.5pg Marcus Smith letter to his wife

I could get through easily and give a decided Report if I were Chief Engineer-but with Mr. Flemings perpetual alterations and non committals combined with the political forces in the back ground I expect to have a hard time of it- I have a good mind to give in my Report pure and simple and not submit to any alterations and let them suppress it altogether if they think fit…I am weary weary and long for rest. I have been travelling every day and many nights since I left you in May..So excuse my writing more, it is late and I am tired travelled 60 miles today in an open wagon- thermometer to zero.

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Kamloops, B.C. 30 Oc 1874 Marcus Smith letter to his wife

Kamloops, B.C. 30 Oc 1874 Marcus Smith letter to his wife

I got back from my long trip north and within the limits of civilization a few days ago and received a great pile of letters, among others, yours of sept. 25th (with Tom’s and Eloise’s likeness enclosed) in which you tell me you have got them both to school- I am glad Eloise went to Miss Dupont’s I think she will do well-

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