StampNews.com hurries to amaze our readers with the surprising results from the recent auctions.
The page 55 in Gerald Wellburn’s historic Vancouver album – a Burrard Inlet road building contract dated June 1875 – was sold for US$11,000 in All Nations Stamp and Coin’s 5 November noon auction.
A handful of leading local collectors and history buffs bid on the historic contract made out to New Westminster merchant Arthur Herring, and signed by Sheriff Jim Morrison among others. Herring's wife, Frances, was an early teacher and writer.
Vancouver archivist Major Matthews notes that Herring did not complete the road, which was finished by Thomas Kidd in 1876.