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Colonial British Columbia Stamps

BC150 Commemorative Stamp There were only 300 people living in Victoria when gold was discovered in the Fraser canyon and 40,000 49ers from California flocked North to take advantage of the find.

Dismayed, Governor James Douglas of Vancouver Island petitioned Queen Victoria for Colonial status for the mainland to protect British sovereignty.

Supposedly, she asked her minister what the Colony should be called. "A river runs through it, called Columbia," she was told.

"Then call the Colony Columbia," she said.

"But there already IS a Columbia, your Majesty," the minister replied.

"Then call it British Columbia," she pronounced and so it became. Governor Douglas read the proclamation on November 19, 1858, Making British Columbia a reality.

The first stamps were produced in 1860 and continued until 1871, when BC became a province of Canada on July 2. All Nations has some examples of these Colonial stamps available and they would be great additions to collectors of things Colonial.

Canada Post will be releasing a stamp to commemorate the anniversary on August 1, 2008, and it was unveiled recently by the Premier. Read the newsletter here.

Read the newsletter about the stamp's release at Fort Langley here.

Colonial British Columbia Stamps

#2 1860 2 1/2d dull rose
Perf 14, Very Fine Mint
Original gum

$1,084.00 CDN

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Colonial British Columbia Stamps #2a 1860 2 1/2d pale dull rose
Perf 14, Fine Unused

$279.95 CDN

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Colonial British Columbia Stamps #3 1865 5¢ Rose
Inperforate thin
Fine Used

$4,250.00 CDN

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Colonial British Columbia Stamps #4 1865 10¢ blue
Imperforate, repaired
Fine Used

$624.95 CDN

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Colonial British Columbia Stamps #5 1865 5¢ rose
Perf 14, misperf
Very Good, Used

$159.95 CDN

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Colonial British Columbia Stamps #7 1865 3d blue
Perf 14, trifle shortish perf
Fine Used

$75.00 CDN

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Colonial British Columbia Stamps #7a 1865 3d pale blue
Fine Mint, original gum
Right wing margin

$349.95 CDN

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Colonial British Columbia Stamps #8 1867/71 2¢ on 3d brown
Perf 14, surcharge
Fine Mint, original gum

$299.95 CDN

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Colonial British Columbia Stamps #8 1867/71 2¢ on 3d brown
Very Good Used
Misperf

$79.95 CDN

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Colonial British Columbia Stamps #9 1867/71 5¢ on 3d bright red
Perf 14, for Great Britain and Ireland cancel
Fine Used thin

$169.95 CDN

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Colonial British Columbia Stamps #9 1867/71 5¢ on 3d bright red
New Westminster barred oval numeric cancel
Very Fine Used

From the Gerald Wellburn collection

$149.95 CDN

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Colonial British Columbia Stamps #10 1867/71 10¢ on 3d lilac rose
Fine Mint, original gum

$3,599.95 CDN

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Colonial British Columbia Stamps #11 1869 25¢ on 3d orange
Fine Mint, original gum, perf 14

$3,599.95 CDN

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Colonial British Columbia Stamps #12 1867/71 50¢ on 3d violet
Fine Mint, original gum

$1,799.95 CDN

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Colonial British Columbia Stamps #13 1867/71 $1 on 3d green
Perf14
Very Fine Mint, original gum

From the Gerald Wellburn collection

$4,495.00 CDN

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Colonial British Columbia Stamps #14 1869 5¢ on 3d bright red
Perf 12 1/2, blunted perfs
Very Fine Unused

$1,499.95 CDN

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Colonial British Columbia Stamps #15 1869 10¢ on 3d lilac rose
Perf 12 1/2
Fine Mint, original gum
Trifle rounded corner

$2,399.95 CDN

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Colonial British Columbia Stamps #16 1869 25¢ on 3d orange
Perf 12 1/2
Very Fine Mint, original gum

$2,249.95 CDN

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Colonial British Columbia Stamps #17 1869 50¢ on 3d violet
Perf 12 1/2
Very Fine Mint, original gum

$3,599.95 CDN

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Colonial British Columbia Stamps #17 1869 50¢ on 3d violet
Pef 12 1/2
Fine Used
Straight edge at bottom

$499.95 CDN

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Colonial British Columbia Stamps #18 1869 $1 on3d green
Perf 12 1/2
Fine unused, crease

$899.95 CDN

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