An 1869 Wells Fargo Mixed Franked cover Victoria, B,C, to Liverpool, G.B. from the Gerald Wellburn collection sold for $2,400 in our auction 20th October A1181

Wells Fargo 1869 mixed franked Cover to Liverpool, tear, ex Wellburn

“The cover was franked in Victoria, Vancouver Island for 5c additional postage on a prepaid 10c Wells Fargo cover. It would have gone from Victoria to San Francisco and then as Wellburn notes “cover was carried in express bag on one of first intercontinental trains, Union Pacific Rail Road was completed May 1869. [This cover] left Victoria 7th June reached New York 15 days later. Arrived Liverpool via London 4th July, 27 days later”.

A postal delivery time of 27 days from Victoria, B.C.  to England was swift in an age when 6 months was not unknown.

Wells Fargo 1869 mixed franked Cover to Liverpool, back of cover

Lot 72 Wells Fargo 1869 mixed franked Cover to Liverpool, tear, ex Wellburn
Sold for $2,400 see other realized here A1181 20th October 2018