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Marcus Smith 1 Fe 1875 C.P.R. Engineer 3.5pg letter to his wife

CANADIAN PACIFIC RAILWAYOFFICE OF THE ENGINEER-IN-CHIEFFeb 1st(4pm) 1875My dear WifeI sent a letter to you by Mr. Hazelwood on Saturday evening- which I hope was delivered to you yesterday- and that you have made up your mind whether you will come up to the opening of...

Iceland #O66 F/VF Mint 5K Official

Iceland #O66 F/VF Mint 5K Official US$140 Lot 146 in our auction Saturday 8th May 2021 #icelandstamps

Canada #103 VF Mint 1908 20c Quebec Tercentenary

Canada #103 VF Mint 1908 20c Quebec Tercentenary $400 Lot 32 in our auction Saturday 8th May 2021 #canadastamps

Canada #71P VF 1897 6c QV Leaf Plate Proof on card

Canada #71P VF 1897 6c QV Leaf Plate Proof on card $225 Lot 25 in our auction Saturday 8th May 2021 #canadastamps

Victoria, V.I. 1 Au 1861 James Bell Mining Tools invoice, ex Wellburn

Victoria, V.I. 1 Au 1861 James Bell Mining Tools invoice, ex Wellburn Lot 81 in our auction Saturday 8th May 2021 #geraldwellburn #victoriainvoices

Canada #157 VF Mint 20c Harvest selected for centering

Canada #157 VF Mint 20c Harvest selected for centering $100Lot 45 in our auction Saturday 8th May 2021 #canadastamps #centered

Canada #83 VF Mint 10c QV Numeral

Canada #83 VF Mint 10c QV Numeral $750 Lot 28 in our auction Saturday 8th May 2021 #canadastamps

Canada #176 F/VF Mint 1930 50c Grand Pre

Canada #176 F/VF Mint 1930 50c Grand Pre $225 Lot 49 in our auction Saturday 8th May 2021 #canadastamps

Canada #34 VFNH 1/2c Small Queen

Canada #34 VFNH 1/2c Small Queen $75 Lot 14 in our auction Saturday 8th May 2021 #canadastamps #smallqueens

B.C. Amos Card Youmans circa 1800 uniface 25 Cents Copper Token

B.C. Amos Card Youmans circa 1800 uniface 25 Cents Copper Token Lot 188 in our auction Saturday 8th May 2021 #bctokens #bchistory A.C. YOUMANS / 25¢(reeded border) B R 24, TC-528882 [CA1]; Amos Card Youmans Amos Card Youmans was a trader operating out of Hazelton in...

Canada #136-138 VFNH Admiral Imperforate Pairs Set (6)

Canada #136-138 VFNH Admiral Imperforate Pairs Set $500 (6) Lot 56 in our auction Saturday 1st May 2021#admirals #canadastamps #misperf

Canada #BC9b VG/F 1935 Princess Elizabeth 20 Dollars

Canada #BC9b VG/F 1935 Princess Elizabeth 20 Dollars $650+ Lot 199 in our auction Saturday 1st May 2021 #canadanotes
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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