|The Stamps and Postal History of
Vancouver Island and British Columbia
Gerald Wellburn spent a lifetime putting together an international Grand Prix award winning collection of the postal history of Vancouver Island and British Columbia.
Editors Daniel Eaton and Jack Wallace have reproduced his hand written notes and layouts and have created a superb deluxe lithographed reproduction of this unique collection.
It sold in 1988 for more than one million dollars, and is acknowledged as the definitive postal history of BC.
At 11.5 x 16 inches (25 x 35 cm) with all pages in full colour, this is a book that serious philatelists and historians alike will enjoy.
Did you know that in the mid 1800's, a letter from BC to Ontario needed both a Canadian and American stamp? Because the closest transcontinental post office was in the US.
Covering the period from 1849 - 1871, this superb collection documents the story of how Vancouver Island and British Columbia grew from remote settlements, to Crown Colonies, to a Province of the Dominion of Canada.
Published in 1987, there are only 1,000 copies worldwide. A must have for BC philatelists and historians.