Bidboard # 1902
Lot # 123
Catalogue Value or Estimate: $200.00
Price Realized: $34
Canada Literature

"The Post Offices of British Columbia 1858-1970" by George H. Melvin. The 1972 and 1965 editions of my favourite philatelic book! In the 189 pages of the 1972 hardcover edition it lists every Post Office (up to 1970) and explains where it is and how it got its name with a list of postmaster and opening and closing dates. As well, there is a large back section with Pioneer Airmail Flights, forgeries, handstruck postmarks, Railway and Ship markings, Colonial Post Offices and more. Out of print for some time now, these books are tough to find. The book is numbered 197, signed by George Melvin, Gerry Walburn and Ken Ellison. A "must have" reference for the BC specialist. For the avid BC literature collector there is also an example of the much scarcer 1965 first edition (with editorial assistance from Bill Topping). Estimate