Karl Lewis Hand-Illustrated Covers

Sale 3027 Part III - British Commonwealth and Worldwide Stamps and Covers
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  • Lot# : 2166 Karl Lewis Hand-Illustrated Covers

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    HASE - Kamakura,/ JAPAN/ - - - - , 1936 to Toronto, cachet of the Daibutsu, Japan 10s franking all tied by nice strikes of the 11.3.4 scenic datestamp, combination "C-9" and ") N (" on backside along with oval kan seal, at far left. No combination or opening notations on backflap, which is sealed by a blue oval kan handstamp, Very Fine.
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    Lot# : 2167 Karl Lewis Hand-Illustrated Covers

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    ITSUKUSHIMA/ INLAND SEA of JAPAN, 1935 to Chicago, torii cachet A presenting the view on approach to the torii and shrine from the mainland, Japan 10s franking tied by two 10.8.12 Miyajima Ekimae Scenic Datestamp strikes, "To US" handstamp at left, combination "C-30." and typed ") N (" on reverse, flap sealed by oval kan handstamp, Very Fine
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    Lot# : 2168 Karl Lewis Hand-Illustrated Covers

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    ITSUKUSHIMA,/ INLAND SEA of JAPAN/ - - - - - - - - -, 1936 to Kankakee Ill (USAL), islands-with-temple cachet, Japan 10s franking tied by with two strikes of the Miyajima Ekimae 11.7.27 scenic datestamp, blue "To US" at lower right, typed "C-29." combination and an ms ") N (" notation on backflap, circular blue handstamp seals flap, fresh and Very Fine
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    Lot# : 2169 Karl Lewis Hand-Illustrated Covers

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    ITSUKUSHIMA/ INLAND SEA of JAPAN/ - - - - - - - - -, 1937 to NY City, torii cachet A, presenting the view on approach to the torii and shrine from the mainland, Japan 20½s franking (4 stamps) tied by two 12.6.11 Miyajima Ekimae scenic datestamp strikes, blue "To US" handstamp directly above the columns, no combination code on back but with typred ") N (" on reverse and the flap sealed by oval kan handstamp, Very Fine
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    Lot# : 2170 Karl Lewis Hand-Illustrated Covers

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    SHIMIZU - SHIZUOKA./ JAPAN/ - - - -, 1937 to St Louis, peaceful design shows trees surrounding a beached boat with lowered mast with Mt. Fuji and sun in the distance, Japan 20s postage tied by two Shimizu 12.9.30 scenic datestamps, blue "To US" handstamp at far right, combination "C-24.N." and ) N ( on back along with light strike of oval Kan sealing handstamp, 4mm edge break at top plus some light wrinkling not affecting stamps, still Fine and attractive
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    Lot# : 2171 Karl Lewis Hand-Illustrated Covers

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    TAIHOKU,/ ISLAND of FORMOSA./ - - - - - - - -, 1936 to Buffalo, NY (USA), litter-bearers Type I common cachet, Japan 10s franking crisp strikes of the Taihoku 11.8.3 scenic datestamp, blue "To US" handstamp at far right, combination "C-23" and ") N (" typed on backflap, blue circular kan sealing handstamp in blue, portion of the address crossed-out in pencil with new address added and with large "ADVISE..." auxiliary marking obscuring portion of cachet, envelope opened, Fine
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    Lot# : 2172 Karl Lewis Hand-Illustrated Covers

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    MAOKA, Island of Saghalien, 1934 to St. Louis, collared bear with birds in the sky design, Japan 10s franking (4 stamps) tied by clear strikes of the Maoka crab-design datestamp plus a black 9.12.19 comb cancel, "To US" handstamp at far left, combination "C-21" plus ") N ( ", oval kan sealing handstamp, Very Fine
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    Lot# : 2173 Karl Lewis Hand-Illustrated Covers

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    TO EI,/ KOREA./ ---, 1934 to Chester Pa (USA), features a location-specific cachet of mountainside temple among the peaks unusually placed at right. Japan 10s postage tied by strikes of the fish-shaped 9.12.25 Christmas Day scenic datestamp, blue "To US" at far right atop the cachet, combination "C-28." and typed ") N (" on reverse along with oval kan handstamp across flap, light wrinkling along the top edge not affecting stamps, Very Fine.
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    Lot# : 2174 Karl Lewis Hand-Illustrated Covers

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    TO EI,/ KOREA./ - -, 1935 to Ardmore, Pa (USA), Korea type I common cachet, Japan 10s franking tied by strikes of the 10.8.14 fish-shaped scenic datestamps, blue "To US" handstamp placed at right edge of cachet, combination "C-23." and ") N (" typed on back and accompanied by square blue kan handstamp, some light wrinkling along top edge, still Very Fine
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    Lot# : 2175 Karl Lewis Hand-Illustrated Covers

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    TO EI./ KOREA/ - - , 1937 to Spokane, Wash (USA), colorful Korea common cachet Type II depicting covered bridge backed mountain spire and surrounded by foliage, Japan 10s franking tied by strikes of the 12.3.30 scenic datestamp, centrally struck blue "To US" handstamp, combination "C-26." and , with opening instruction ") N (" on black plus blue oval kan handstamp to seal, pinhole above one stamp, still Very Fine.
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    Lot# : 2176 Karl Lewis Hand-Illustrated Covers

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    MUKDEN./ MANCHUOKUO./ - - - - - - - -" 1936 to Newfield NY (USA), all-over Ming Imperial Tombs cachet with birds franked with 1934/36 1f, 9f Pagoda issues tied by lightly struck 3.9.29 cds (similar used as a backstamp), missing a "To USA" handstamp, back side with no combination number (Manchukuo stamps used), typed ") N (" but no sealing handstamp, Very Fine
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    Lot# : 2177 Karl Lewis Hand-Illustrated Covers

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    YAP./ CAROLINE ISLANDS./ -- - - - - -, 1937 to Meriden, Conn (USA) overall cachet of a palm-lined path with a large rai at center, Japan 10½s franking tied by strikes of the Yappu 12.3.13 scenic datestamp with details somewhat obscured by the cachet, blue "To US" handstamp at the left, combination "C-31" and ") N (" typed on reverse plus oval kan sealing handstamp in blue, cover light bend upper right affecting one stamp, still Very Fine and attractive
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    Lot# : 2178 Karl Lewis Hand-Illustrated Covers

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    SAIPAN./ MARIANNE ISLANDS., 1937 to San Francisco, location-specific village and pier cachet, Japan 20s franking (5 stamps) tied by three strikes of Saipan 12.11.18 scenic datestamps (similar to cachet design), blue "To Canada" handstamp at upper left, back side with combination "C-28 new." in black and typed ") N (" in blue, oval kan handstamp across flap, barest impressions of photo mounts in corners, gently opened with backflap intact but with insignificant edge break, Very Fine, scarce Canada destination
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    Lot# : 2179 Karl Lewis Hand-Illustrated Covers

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    1939 International Red Cross First Day Cover, set (Scott 214-17) on envelope on envelope with printed inscription at top and a generic design featuring torii between trees on a knoll with Mt Fuji in the background, tied by nice strikes of the Yokohama 14.11.15 Red Cross datestamp, addressed to San Francisco with the blue "To US" handstamp at lower right, back side with typed "22" at lower left and the ") N (" top center, blue oval kan sealing handstamp, , Very Fine, just 9 examples recorded
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    Lot# : 2180 Karl Lewis Hand-Illustrated Covers

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    1936 Imperial Diet Building First Day Cover, Diet Building issue complete set (Scott 230-33) affixed in a square pattern and tied on pre-printed envelope with cachet of bridge across Edo Castle's innermost moat, stamps tied by single strike of Yokohama 11.11.7 commemorative datestamp whose design was taken from the 10s value depicting the Diet's main tower, addressed to Oklahoma and without the usual "To US" handstamp, back side with "m-25" typed at lower left plus a ") N (" at top of flap, oval kan handstamp seals flap, trivial light horiz bend at top, Very Fine, just 10 FDC recorded
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    Lot# : 2181 Karl Lewis Hand-Illustrated Covers

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    1937 ½s Ship First Day Cover, strip of four (Scott 257) below "A FIRST DAY COVER FROM JAPAN." handstamp, envelope with cachet showing path and torii with ship and mountain in background, addressed to Connecticut with blue "To US" handstamp at far right, back side with "15" typed at lower left and the ") N (" top center, 18s Airmail tied by the same scenic datestamp, neatly opened at bottom, Very Fine and rare with a mere 5 covers known
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    Lot# : 2182 Karl Lewis Hand-Illustrated Covers

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    1937 4s Admiral Togo First Day Cover, single and block of four (Scott 261) on envelope with printed inscription at top and cachet featuring seascape with anchor in forefront and several birds with sunrise over Mt Fuji in background, tied by Yokohama 12.8.1 scenic datestamps, addressed to San Francisco with "To US" handstamp at upper left, back side with "15" typed at lower left, ") N (" top center and an oval kan backflap seal, cover opened with backflap intact but a small tear into the bottom flap, Very Fine, scarce with 11 examples recorded
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    Lot# : 2183 Karl Lewis Hand-Illustrated Covers

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    1937 4s Admiral Togo First Day Cover, strip of five (Scott 261) on envelope with printed inscription at top and cachet featuring seascape with anchor in forefront and several birds with sunrise over Mt Fuji in background, tied by Yokohama 12.8.1 scenic datestamps, addressed to Connecticut with "To US" handstamp adjacent to stamps at upper left, back side with "15" typed at lower left, ") N (" top center and an oval kan backflap seal, cover opened at bottom and a small barely noticeable edge break at bottom, still Very Fine, scarce with 11 examples recorded
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    Lot# : 2184 Karl Lewis Hand-Illustrated Covers

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    1939 12s Experimental Airplane First Day Cover, single (Scott 267) on envelope with "FIRST DAY COVER FROM JAPAN" handstamp at top and "generic" torii and Mt Fuji design to which the airplane has been added, tied by Yokohama 4.12.7 scenic datestamp, addressed to San Francisco with the "To US" handstamp adjacent to the address, back side with additional 8s make-up postage tied on backflap by same datestamp, also a "15" typed at lower left and the blue ") N (" top center, envelope couple very light corner bends, still Very Fine, reportedly just 7 examples known
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    Lot# : 2185 Karl Lewis Hand-Illustrated Covers

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    1938 14s Kasuga Shrine First Day Cover, single (Scott 268) on envelope with "FIRST DAY COVER FROM JAPAN" handstamp at top and a "generic" cachet showing a small hut overlooking Mt Fuji with couple of birds, tied by crisp strike of Yokohama 11.2.38 foreign mail cancel, addressed to Connecticut with the blue "To US" handstamp at right, back side with additional 6s postage (1s Harvesting, 5s Tazawa) tied on backflap by 13.2.11 Yokohama scenic datestamp, "15" typed at upper left and blue ") N (" top center, on reverse, neatly opened at bottom, Very Fine, just 7 covers known
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    Lot# : 2186 Karl Lewis Hand-Illustrated Covers

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    1939 30s Miyajima Torii First Day Cover, single (Scott 271) with "FIRST DAY COVER FROM JAPAN" handstamp at top and neat cachet matching the stamp's design tied by a clear strike of the Yokohama scenic datestamp (missing the leading "1" in the year slug, making the issue date appear to be "4.4.3"9, addressed to Connecticut with bold blue "To US" centered above torii, back side with typed "2 1" at lower left and a ") N ( top center crossed out with ms "open this" below, oval kan sealing handstamp, neatly opened at top, Very Fine and scarce as just 9 examples recorded, enclosure a letter from Lewis to the cover's recipient asking to settle a past-due account.
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    Lot# : 2187 Karl Lewis Hand-Illustrated Covers

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    1940 2s, 10s 2600th Anniversary of the Accession of H.M. The Emperor Jin-Mu First Day Cover, two values of the set (Scott 299, 301) with superlative painted cachet of a hut and boat on shore, two sampans off the coast and Mt. Fuji rising in the distance by Lewis' (unknown) master painter, stamps are tied by single strike of the Yokohama 15.2.11 commemorative datestamp, addressed to Niles Mich (USA) with the blue "To US" handstamp unobtrusively applied at left edge, typed "15" bottom left corner of back side but no opening instruction or flap seal, neatly opened at left, Very Fine and scarce with just 8 known
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    Lot# : 2188 Karl Lewis Hand-Illustrated Covers

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    1940 Daisetsuzan National Park First Day Cover, full set (Scott 303-06) affixed on cover with printed inscription at top and a colorful cachet depicting sampan sailing among tree-topped islands, stamps tied by two strikes of the Yokohama 15.4.20 scenic datestamp, addrressed to Oklahoma with blue "To US" handstamp at lower right corner, back side with typed "22" lower left and ") N (" at top accompanied by blue oval backflap seal, Very Fine, only 9 FDC recorded .
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    Lot# : 2189 Karl Lewis Hand-Illustrated Covers

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    1940 Kirishima National Park First Day Cover, full set (Scott 308-11) on envelope with printed inscription at top and a lovely cachet showing mountains through a glade filled with flowers, stamps tied by two strikes of Yokohama 15.8.21 scenic datestamp , addressed to Colorado and with the usual "To US" handstamp at the far left, back side with small "OPEN THIS" and oval kan sealing handstamps, cover carefully opened with backflap intact, Very Fine and choice, reportedly just 7 known
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    Lot# : 2190 Karl Lewis Hand-Illustrated Covers

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    1940 Imperial Rescript on Education 50th Anniversary First Day Cover, set (Scott 313-14) on envelope with printed inscription at top and a detailed cachet showing two sampans just outside a breakwater with lantern atop, tied by Yokohama 15.10.25 scenic datestamp as the issue's large commemorative datestamp was not available until Oct. 30, addressed to Michigan with "To US" handstamp at far left, back side with typed "15" at lower left and ") N (" at top, missing the backflap seal, cover neatly opened at right, Very Fine, a lovely cover with just 5 examples known
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    Lot# : 2191 Karl Lewis Hand-Illustrated Covers

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    "SHANGHAI./ CHINA./ - - - -" 1937 to Greenville Penn (USA), China 38c postage tied by Shanghai 3.6.37 bilingual daters (late use) on envelope with attractive cachet showing seaside pagoda, junk at sea and birds overhead, backside with ms "open this" and an oval backstamp seal, neatly opened at top, some mounting remains at each corner, Very Fine and attractive
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    Lot# : 2192 Karl Lewis Hand-Illustrated Covers

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    "Moesi River,/ PALEMBANG-SUMATRA/ Nederland Indies." 1935 to Seminole Okla (USA), cachet of huts on stilts with forest in the background, Neth Indies 15c franking tied by two strikes of Palembang 10.8.35 date stamps, back side without the usual typed notations but with oval sealing handstamp and signed "D.A. Pieren/ Palembang/ D.E.I.", choice Very Fine, Pieren was Lewis' agent in Palembang and in Bandjermasin, Dutch Borneo
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    Lot# : 2193 Karl Lewis Hand-Illustrated Covers

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    "MANILA/ PHILIPPINE' ISLANDS./ - - - - - - - -" 1937 to Middletown Pa (USA), lovely pastel cachet depicts a sampan (on Manila Bay?) with onlookers on shore, Philippines 6c postage tied by Manila Mar 14 1937 duplex cancel, back side with typed ") N (" in blue, oval sealing handstamp and a rubber-stamp return address of W. Bruggmann in Manila, trivial and very light diagonal bends at left, Very Fine and rare with reportedly just 2 covers known
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    Lot# : 2194 Karl Lewis Hand-Illustrated Covers

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    "SUVA BAY./ FIJI./ - - -" 1935 to St Louis, standard cachet from the island showing a boat alongside a pier, with trees and building in foreground and mountains in the distance, 3d George V tied by two strikes of Suva Fiji 11 AP 35 cds, back side with the typed ") N (" and with oval sealing handstamp, neatly opened at left, Very Fine .
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    Lot# : 2195 Karl Lewis Hand-Illustrated Covers

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    SUVA BAY./ FIJI ISLANDS./ - - - - - -" 1936 to St Louis, the usual cachet from the island showing a boat alongside a pier, with trees and building in foreground and mountains in the distance, ½, 1½d, 1d George V issues tied by two strikes of Suva Fiji 21 NO 26 cds, back side with the typed ") N (" and with sealing handstamp, Very Fine .
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    Lot# : 2196 Karl Lewis Hand-Illustrated Covers

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    NUKUALOFA,/ Island of Tonga./ - - - - - - - -" 1935 to Sistersville WV (USA), envelope with the usual cachet for this town showing a quay with harbor structures, Tonga 3d postage (2 stamps) with each tied by a Nukualofa/ 21 AP 35 cds, back side a typed ") N (" and oval sealing handstamp, cleanly opened at top, trivial bit of edge wear and a tiny bit of hinge remainder at right edge, still Very Fine
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    Lot# : 2197 Karl Lewis Hand-Illustrated Covers

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    "NIUAFOOU,/ ("Tin-can" Island.)/ TONGA/ - - - -" 1937 to Floral Park NY (USA), coastal village cachet, Tonga 2½d Queen Salote single tied by Niuafoou 8 MR 37 cds, four different "Tin Can Mail" handstamps also on address side, back side without any of Lewis' usual markings but adorned with six more Tin Can Mail handstamps: three in English (one dated 22 MAR 1937), one in Irish, one in Greek, plus Walter George Quensell's two-line signature and sealing handstamp, Very Fine
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    Lot# : 2198 Karl Lewis Hand-Illustrated Covers

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    "NIUAFOOU,/ ("Tin-can" Island.)/ TONGA/ - - - -" 1937 to Middletown Penn'a (USA), coastal village with trees, buildings and mountains cachet, Tonga 2d franking with each stamp tied by a Niuafoou/ 18 MR 37/ Tonga cds, three additional "Tin Can Mail" handstamps on address side, back side without any of the usually seen Lewis markings but graced with six additional Tin Can Mail handstamps in English (one dated 22 MAR 1937), Irish and Greek plus Walter George Quensell's two-line signature handstamp and sealing mark, neatly opened at top, trivial corner bends at left, still Very Fine .
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    Lot# : 2199 Karl Lewis Hand-Illustrated Covers

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    "JOHANNESBURG./ SOUTH (AFRICA)" 1935 to Seminole Okla (USA), cachet shows Zulu beehive huts among trees with birds, South Africa 3d franking (5 stamps incl ½d ad stamp and ½d official) and covering "Africa" all tied by Johannesburg 21 NOV 35 roller cancel, no markings or typed notations on back (just a bit of cancel offset), 2mm edge break at bottom, o/w Very Fine
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    Lot# : 2200 Karl Lewis Hand-Illustrated Covers

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    "Lot, and Lot's wife,/ ISLAND of St HELENA/ South Atlantic Ocean/ - - - - - - - - - " 1935 to St Louis, cachet of the famous rock formations, St Helena 3d postage (½d-1½d Centenary issue) tied by fair strikes of St Helena AU 4 35 cds, no markings or notations of any kind on the back side, neatly opened at right, little bit of edge wear (most notably at left), overall Very Fine
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    Lot# : 2201 Karl Lewis Hand-Illustrated Covers

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    "CHICHIBU MARU" Imperial Japanese Seapost Cover, 1935 to Hartford Conn (USA), typed inscription on a house-on-ground cachet, Japan 10s franking (incl 9½s airmail) tied by two strikes of the "CHICHIBU-MARU/ SEA POST/ NIPPON 8.4 1935" scenic datestamp, blue "To US" handstamp to left of stamps, back side typed "C-6." and ") N (" on backflap, sealed by square kan handstamp. opened along top, some light wrinkling upper left, Very Fine.
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    Lot# : 2202 Karl Lewis Hand-Illustrated Covers

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    "CHICHIBU MARU" Imperial Japanese Seapost Cover, 1936 to Hawthorne NJ (USA), simple cachet with house, ship and sunrise over Mt Fuji cachet on envelope with printed inscription, Japan 10s franking (incl 9½s airmail) tied by "Chichibu-Maru/ Sea Post/ Nippon 12.4 1936" scenic datestamp, blue "To US" above Mt Fuji, combination "C-6" and an ") N (" typed on back plus an circular blue kan handstamp across the flap, pristine and Very Fine.
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    Lot# : 2203 Karl Lewis Hand-Illustrated Covers

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    "CHICHIBU MARU" and"HIKAWA MARU" Imperial Japanese Seapost Covers 1936 to USA, two covers with generic cachets, proper Jana 10s frankings and the blue "To USA" handstamp, Hikawa Maru combination C-1, ") O (", ms. "open this" and "S.A.G." label sealing backflap, neatly opened at top; Chichibu Maru "C-5." combination, ") N (" and oval kan sealing backflap which is partially opened, Fine pair of covers
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    Lot# : 2204 Karl Lewis Hand-Illustrated Covers

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    "CHICHIBU MARU" Imperial Japanese Seapost Cover, 1937 to Newfield NY (USA), simple cachet with torii before Mt. Fuji and printed inscription, Japan 10s franking tied by "Chichibu-Maru/ Sea Post/ Nippon 10.9 1936" scenic datestamps, blue "To US" above Mt Fuji, combination "C-4" and an ") N (" typed on back plus an oval blue kan handstamp across the flap, pristine and Very Fine.
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    Lot# : 2205 Karl Lewis Hand-Illustrated Covers

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    "HIKAWA MARU" Imperial Japanese Seapost Cover, 1934 to Bridgeport Conn (USA), typed inscription on a generic cacheted envelope Japan 10s franking (4 stamps) tied by two strikes of the "HIKAWA-MARU/ SEA POST/ NIPPON 25.10 1934" scenic datestamp, blue "To US" handstamp to left of stamps, back side typed "C-1." and ") N (" on backflap, sealed by square kan handstamp. backflap unsealed, neatly opened at left, Very Fine.
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    Lot# : 2206 Karl Lewis Hand-Illustrated Covers

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    "KAMAKUA MARU" Imperial Japanese Seapost Cover, 1939 to Stonewall, Okla (USA), colorful cover with cachet showing buildings nestled against a low hill with Mt. Fuji, sun, birds and ship in the distance; printed inscription at top and blue "To US" handstamp, Japan 20s franking tied by strikes of "Kamakura-Maru/ Sea Post/ Nippon/ 8. 2/ 1939" scenic datestamp, combination "C-4.n." and ") O (" typed on back plus additional "open this" in pencil (neatly opened at left), Very Fine and choice, a late Lewis ship cover
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    Lot# : 2207 Karl Lewis Hand-Illustrated Covers

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    "TATSUTA MARU" Imperial Japanese Seapost Cover, 1938 to Hawthorne NJ (USA), classic Lewis cachet of seaside building with ship and Mt Fuji background, Japan five-stamp 10s franking tied by strikes of "TATSUTA-MARU/ SEA POST/ NIPPON/ 28.10 1938" scenic datestamps, blue "To USA" handstamp at far right, back side with combination "C-2." and ") N (" typed on backflap, blue oval kan handstamp sealing backflap, Very Fine
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    Lot# : 2208 Karl Lewis Hand-Illustrated Covers

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    "U.S.S. "GOLD STAR"./ YOKOHAMA. - JAPAN. -/ - - - - - -" 1936 to Greenville Pa (USA), generic cacheted cover showing house on a hill with Mt. Fuji, sun, birds, and warship on the water, 3c USA franking tied by U.S.S. GOLD STAR Dec 10 1936 three-bar "Yokohama/ Japan" cds, usual blue "To US" handstamp at far right, blue typed ") N (" on back side plus typed "10" at lower left, Very Fine.
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    Lot# : 2209 Karl Lewis Hand-Illustrated Covers

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    "By THE DOLLAR STEAMSHIP liner, "PRESIDENT LINCOLN" to San Francisco" 1935 cover with attractive cachet showing a cliff-side road and village with Mt. Fuji, sun, birds and ship in the distance, addressed to Hartford, Conn with Japan 10s franking tied by U.S.T.P. SEA POST S.S. PRES. LINCOLN Sep 4 1935 East duplex cancels, blue "To US" handstamp at upper left, back side with combination "C-15" and ") N (" typed on backflap, oval kan sealing handstamp across the flap, Very Fine and colorful
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    Lot# : 2210 Karl Lewis Hand-Illustrated Covers

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    "By THE DOLLAR STEAMSHIP liner, "PRESIDENT TAFT," to San Francisco" 1935 cover with cachet at right showing buildings on shore with a ship plus Mt Fuji background, addressed to St Louis with Japan 10s franking tied by strikes of U.S.T.P. SEA/POST S.S. PRES. TAFT Oct 30 1935 East duplex cancels, blue "To US" handstamp upper right, combination "C-23." and ") N (" typed on back, accompanied by blue oval sealing handstamp, neatly opened at left, Very Fine and choice
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    Lot# : 2211 Karl Lewis Hand-Illustrated Covers

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    Karl Lewis Covers Balance. comprised of "Tinian/ Mariane Islands" scene with Japan franking on cover front only; first day covers for Japan 1939 6s Lighthouse and 30s Torii, both with cachet related to the stamp design (both opened), finally a Karl Lewis picture postcard showing a modern soldier at the graves of the "47 Ronins" (unmailed), Fine selection
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