Our 1250th Milestone auction is coming..
Once a year on a significant auction number we try and put our best foot forward with a more substantial/valuable sale.
Our 1,250th auction falls on leap year Saturday February 29th and includes exceptional Canada and People’s Republic of China stamps, plus historic highlights from the Gerald Wellburn collection.
There is no buyer’s premium.
City TV ask Brian Grant Duff about the 1865 Hasting Mill ledger – an insight into the earliest Vancouver and the beginnings of the lumber industry. It’s from the collection of fabled B.C. collector Gerald Wellburn
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Historic Hastings Mill ledger to be auctioned
It offers a glimpse back in time, when our city wasn't even named Vancouver and the shoreline was dotted with sawmills > A historic ledger from 1865 is going up for auction at the end of the month.Posted by Breakfast Television & CityNews Vancouver on Wednesday, February 5, 2020
British Columbia and Vancouver’s Island Mint 1860 Gutter Block of eight of the first issued stamp of the twin colonies
British Columbia and Vancouver's Island Mint 1860 Gutter Block of eight of the first issued stamp of the twin colonies. From the Mayfair find. One of many rare and enchanting lots in our 29 February 1250th auction, See more previews and media coverage of our 29...
North West Canada 1885 Silver Riel Rebellion Medal with Saskatchewan Bar, named to Forbes R. Johnston Major Barton’s Corps
North West 1885 Canada North West Canada 1885 Silver Riel Rebellion Medal with Saskatchewan Bar, named to Forbes R. Johnston Major Barton's Corps coming to our 1250th Auction Saturday 29th February 2020 see more here
Hasting's Mill 1865/1868 6-page Edward Stamp Accounting Ledger, ex Gerald Wellburn Edward Stamp’s accounting journal from 1865 to 1869, listing out all his expenses for his English investors establishing lumber mills on Vancouver Island and the first main lumber mill...
Newfoundland #OX2i Very Fine Used 1905 Watermarked LINE(N). One of many scarce stamps in our 1250th auction Saturday 29 February
Most people think Vancouver started in Gastown. But the early city actually sprang up a few blocks east, at the foot of Dunlevy Avenue. That was where Capt. Edward Stamp decided to build a lumber mill in 1865. Incredibly, Stamp’s accounting ledger for the mill still...
22 December 1902 E. Pauline Johnson 2 page Christmas letter, written on Clarendon Hotel Winnipeg stationery
I have not even written to thank you for all your kindness, for the best of reasons. I wished to make it a Christmas letter, and while I yet thanked you for the pleasantness of my visit to wish you all a very happy Christmas, and a jolly one too.