Realized $467 28 Sep 1890 Sandford Fleming signed letter on Wellburn page Lot 26 in our auction...Read More
Tag: Sandford Fleming
Aug 28, 2023 | Gerald Wellburn
24 28 Sep 1871 1d Red Cover to Sandford Fleming on Gerald Wellburn page Lot 24 in our auction at...Read More
Realized $605 in our auction 10th July 2021, Marcus Smith 1878 to his wife “..any motive to act dishonestly or underhand in a great national question- he [Fleming] took the sneaking course of finding out what the Govt. wanted and acted accordingly- ignoring me altogether, and keeping me in the dark as to what he was reporting even up to the last moment both in regard to the work to be done and the assistants to be appointed &.c-..”Read More
Ottawa Jan. 30th, 1875, My dear Annie, if you could come up with the children on Thursday morning and go with me- It is a full dress affair -dress should not be black but anything else would do, it is only for five minutes to walk past and bow…Read More
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.Read More
Railway pioneer Marcus Smith writes to his wife from Victoria B.C. “As the newspapers are so careful in chronicaling my movements I need say no more than that I have been working my way lately down the east side of Vancouver island from Seymour narrows to Esquimalt some 160 miles”Read More
Realized $1,430 in Auction #1264 6th June 2020 Lot 90 Victoria, B.C. 12 Jan 1873 4 sides Marcus...Read More
Canada #1a VF Used 1851 3d Beaver Orange Red Laid Paper $1600.
Lot 5 in our 1250th milestone auction, Saturday 29th February 2020
Canada’s first postage stamp was designed by Sir Sandford Fleming, a luminary Scottish Canadian engineer and inventor.