Lot# 102 - Sales #3010-11 - NY 2016 Rarities Sales

  • Lot# : 102 Polar Covers

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    1934 Norway/ Bouvet Island, Norway 5o, 10o, 20o pairs with "BOUVET OYA" overprints tied on envelope by strikes of "CAPETOWN/ PAQUEBOT" 28 FEB 34 cancels, addressed to Simonstown So Africa, Very Fine in every respect; claimed by Norway in 1927, Wikipedia comments that Bovet Island "is the most remote island in the world" and has had just one post associated with it, that on the occasion of a visit in Feb 1934 by Adm Edward "Teddy" Evans (British C. in C., Africa Station) who obtained some Norwegian stamps at the consulate, these stamps were overprinted and used by crew members of the H,M.S. Milford to post letters which were accepted by the Cape Town postal authorities and cancelled by the paquebot marking, the Norwegian government repudiated the unauthorized overprinting of their stamps and insisted they be regarded as a private issue, hence their lack of catalog status.
    Start Price : 1,500 USD
    Current Opening : 3,250 USD
    Hammer price : 4,500 USD