Sale 3027 Part III - British Commonwealth and Worldwide Stamps and Covers
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  • Lot# : 2101 New Zealand

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    Proposed 1940 Capt Cook/ British Sovereignty Centennial Issue 2d Stamp Design Artists Original Drawing, pencil drawn design shows ship and Capt Cook flanking New Zealand map, 220x126mm on 238x142mm tissue paper mounted on thick paper, lightweight paper with some typical light wrinkling, Very Fine unadopted design for the 2d but this design was largely adopted for the 1d issue in the set (SG 614), unsigned but from the J Berry archive,
    Start Price : 150 USD
    Current Opening : 150 USD
    Hammer price : 180 USD

    Lot# : 2102 New Zealand

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    1953 6d Royal Visit Artists Original Drawing, signed "J. Berry." just below design, 154x202mm pencil drawing on 228x295mm paper mounted on card, some light corner wrinkling due to mounting in the top corners, Very Fine; this is in the same "size" as the issued 3d stamp (SG 721) but markedly different (and not adopted) design
    Start Price : 150 USD
    Current Opening : 260 USD
    Hammer price : 260 USD

    Lot# : 2103 New Zealand

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    362P, 1962 3d Railway Centenary, Imperforate progressive proofs, imperforate on gummed stamp paper, NH, Very Fine
    Start Price : 150 USD
    Current Opening : 150 USD
    Hammer price : 150 USD

    Lot# : 2104 New Zealand

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    Proposed 28c "The Remarkables...Central Otago" 28c Stamp Design Artists Original Drawing, spectacular 220x125mm full color design on 280x175mm blotter-like paper, accompanied by a stamp-sized black and white photo essay of the design, and a cut-out signature of designer/ artist James Berry, Very Fine and eye-catching work; probably intended for the first decimal issue of 1967/70 though the 28c value depicts the Fox Glacier in Westland National Park and none of the other denominations show this (or a similar) design
    Start Price : 150 USD
    Current Opening : 375 USD
    Hammer price : 400 USD

    Lot# : 2105 New Zealand

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    Proposed Health Series 2d+1d Stamp Design Artists Original Drawing, pencil drawn design shows two children with kiwi birds, 220x127mm on 227x156mm tissue paper mounted on thick paper, lightweight paper with some typical light wrinkling, Very Fine unadopted design, unsigned but from the J Berry archive,
    Start Price : 150 USD
    Current Opening : 150 USD
    Hammer price : 150 USD

    Lot# : 2106 New Zealand

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    1938 1d Health Issue Original Artist Drawing, triangular design in pencil and signed "J. Berry." adjacent to drawing and at the lower right corner, tissue paper overlay explains the "Torch of Life" symbolism for the stamp, 230x198mm design on 255x235mm paper affixed to card stock with a bit of edge wrinkling just affecting the top left corner of the drawing, Very Fine and attractive but not chosen for the issued stamp
    Start Price : 150 USD
    Current Opening : 210 USD
    Hammer price : 210 USD

    Lot# : 2107 New Zealand

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    Proposed 1968 Health Series 3½c+1c Stamp Design Artists Original Drawing, pencil drawn design shows female swimmer with Olympic rings above, 265x207mm on 287x230mm tissue paper mounted on thick paper, lightweight paper with some typical light wrinkling, Very Fine unadopted design though the issued stamp (SG 888) shows similar theme, unsigned but from the J Berry archive,
    Start Price : 150 USD
    Current Opening : 150 USD
    Hammer price : 150 USD

    Lot# : 2108 New Zealand

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    AR70, 1939 35sh on 35sh Yellow, right margin single, stamp NH, l.h. in the mrgin only, Very Fine and choice (Scott $500 for hinged, SG F186, £900 for NH)
    Start Price : 250 USD
    Current Opening : 375 USD
    Hammer price : 375 USD

    Lot# : 2109 New Zealand

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    AR71-74, 1940 3sh6d-22sh Surcharges, PO fresh, NH, Very Fine (Scott $488 for hinged, SG F187-90, £1,100 for NH)
    Start Price : 250 USD
    Current Opening : 500 USD
    Hammer price : 500 USD

    Lot# : 2110 New Zealand

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    AR92, 1948 £3 10sh Rose, PO fresh, NH, Very Fine and choice (Scott $2,300 for hinged, SG F209, £3,500 for NH)
    Start Price : 1,000 USD
    Current Opening : 1,600 USD
    Hammer price : 1,800 USD

    Lot# : 2111 New Zealand

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    AR75-91, AR93-94, AR98, AR100-01, 1939/56 Postal Fiscals, in mounts on quadrille pages, some NH, fresh and F-VF (Scott $2,400+)
    Start Price : 400 USD
    Current Opening : 725 USD
    Hammer price : 725 USD

    Lot# : 2112 Niger Coast Protectorate

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    8, 1893 "Half Penny" on 2d Green and carmine, well centered, o.g., l.h., Very Fine; signed Bloch (Scott $525, SG 20, £475)
    Start Price : 120 USD
    Current Opening : 230 USD
    Hammer price : 230 USD

    Lot# : 2113 Niger Coast Protectorate

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    13, 1893 "Half Penny" on 2½d Violet on blue, lovely color, o.g., Fine and attractive (Scott $525, SG 21, £375)
    Start Price : 130 USD
    Current Opening : 230 USD
    Hammer price : 230 USD

    Lot# : 2114 North West Pacific Islands

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    9, 1915 10sh Pink and grey, centrally struck "CANCELLED NAURU", couple nibbed perfs and light even toning as often, Very Fine; this marking was used by the radio station to cancel stamps affixed for payment for messages and is thus not a postal marking (Scott $200; SG 84, £180)
    Start Price : 50 USD
    Current Opening : 55 USD
    Hammer price : 55 USD

    Lot# : 2115 North West Pacific Islands

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    20-22, 27, 1915/18 Overprints, most with legible town cancel, usual few nibbed perfs, 1/- natural paper wrinkles, F-VF (Scott $377; SG 90-92, 101, £344)
    Start Price : 75 USD
    Current Opening : 80 USD
    Hammer price : 90 USD

    Lot# : 2116 North West Pacific Islands

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    26, 1916 £1 Ultramarine and brown, nicely centered with light cancel, corner perf crease, still Very Fine (Scott $525; SG 99, £450)
    Start Price : 75 USD
    Current Opening : 110 USD
    Hammer price : 120 USD

    Lot# : 2117 North West Pacific Islands

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    North West Pacific Islands Selection, includes 12 with "P.O. Pleasant Island/ Nauru" cancel, 12a used, 19 with "P.O. Pleasant Island/ Nauru" cancel (3 with one of each type of overprint), 30 with "P.O. Pleasant Island/ Nauru" cancel (6 with 2 of each type overprint), 41 with "OS" perfin mint (2), etc., usual mixed condition with most F-VF
    Start Price : 100 USD
    Current Opening : 100 USD
    Hammer price : 100 USD

    Lot# : 2118 Palestine

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    1, 1918 1pi Deep blue, lower left plate block of 4, bright and fresh, without gum as issued, Very Fine (Scott $760 as singles; SG 1a, £800 as plate block)
    Start Price : 300 USD
    Current Opening : 300 USD
    Hammer price : 300 USD

    Lot# : 2119 Palestine

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    1, 1918 1pi Indigo, lower left plate block of 4, bright and fresh, without gum as issued, Very Fine (Scott $760 as singles; SG 1, £900 as plate block)
    Start Price : 300 USD
    Current Opening : 300 USD
    Hammer price : 300 USD

    Lot# : 2120 Palestine

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    1, 1918 1pi Deep blue, cut to shape on small piece with "ARMY POST OFFICE" February 10, 1918 date of issue cancel, Very Fine (Bale $300)
    Start Price : 80 USD
    Current Opening : 80 USD
    Hammer price : unsold

    Lot# : 2121 Palestine

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    1, 1918 1pi Deep blue, used on cover from Jerusalem to Egypt, "ARMY POST OFFICE" cds and boxed censor handstamp, clean and Very Fine (SG 1a, £110 for used with "x6" factor for on cover)
    Start Price : 200 USD
    Current Opening : 200 USD
    Hammer price : 200 USD

    Lot# : 2122 Palestine

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    3a, 1918 5m on 1pi Gray blue, plate block "B18/A" from transfer G with "knee" variety in lower right stamp, minor crease at upper right, without gum as issued, Very Fine, 1995 Dorfman certificate (SG 2, £1,200 as plate block without variety)
    Start Price : 350 USD
    Current Opening : 350 USD
    Hammer price : unsold

    Lot# : 2123 Palestine

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    3a, 1918 5m on 1pi Gray blue, bottom margin block of 9, guide dot in margin, without gum as issued, rouletting slightly separated in two places and light toning on reverse but still Very Fine and rare (Scott $990 as singles; SG 2, £990 as singles)
    Start Price : 300 USD
    Current Opening : 300 USD
    Hammer price : 300 USD

    Lot# : 2124 Palestine

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    3a, 1918 5m on 1pi Gray blue, single tied by February 28, 1918 "ARMY POST OFFICE" cds to picture postcard from Jerusalem to Egypt (picture side shows "Group of Natives resting with their camels"), two different censor handstamps, Very Fine and attractive (SG 2, £500 for used single with "x4" factor for on cover)
    Start Price : 400 USD
    Current Opening : 400 USD
    Hammer price : 400 USD

    Lot# : 2125 Palestine

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    12 var, 1918 9pi Bister, upper right margin block of 4 exhibiting "kiss double print" variety, NH, margin slightly creased and each stamp signed in pencil, Very Fine and attractive, 1989 Muentz certificate (Bale 13b)
    Start Price : 100 USD
    Current Opening : 100 USD
    Hammer price : unsold

    Lot# : 2126 Palestine

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    15b, 1920 1m Dark brown "Jerusalem Narrow," Perf 14, used along 2m, 3m, and 4m on December 17, 1920 cover from Zammarin to London, Very Fine and scarce on cover (Bale 45)
    Start Price : 100 USD
    Current Opening : 160 USD
    Hammer price : 250 USD

    Lot# : 2127 Palestine

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    15e, 1920-21 1m Dark brown "Jerusalem II," Perf 14, faint partial cds, Very Fine, 2015 Tsachor certificate (Scott $975; Bale 38, $1,600)
    Start Price : 300 USD
    Current Opening : 300 USD
    Hammer price : unsold

    Lot# : 2128 Palestine

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    15g, 1920-21 1m Dark brown "Jerusalem II," Inverted overprint, bright and fresh, barest trace of hinging, Very Fine (Scott $450; Bale 30D, $800)
    Start Price : 200 USD
    Current Opening : 200 USD
    Hammer price : unsold

    Lot# : 2129 Palestine

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    17a, 19a var, 1920 3m Light brown, 5m Orange, "Jerusalem II," used singles each exhibiting "Palestino" variety, neat partial cds, Very Fine and attractive, 2016 Tsachor certificate (Bale 32o, 34o, $850)
    Start Price : 200 USD
    Current Opening : 200 USD
    Hammer price : unsold

    Lot# : 2130 Palestine

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    17b, 1920 3m Light brown "Jerusalem Narrow," block of 6, bright and post office fresh, NH, Very Fine (Scott $360; Bale 44, $450)
    Start Price : 200 USD
    Current Opening : 200 USD
    Hammer price : unsold

    Lot# : 2131 Palestine

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    17d var, 1920 3m Light brown, Perf 14, setting 1, position 54, lightly hinged, fresh and Very Fine, 2016 Tsachor/Levinger certificate (Bale 28, $700)
    Start Price : 150 USD
    Current Opening : 150 USD
    Hammer price : unsold

    Lot# : 2132 Palestine

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    17e, 1920 3m Light brown, Inverted overprint, bright and fresh, neat partial cds, barest trace of toning on perf tips, Very Fine and rare (Scott $700; Bale 18a, $900)
    Start Price : 200 USD
    Current Opening : 200 USD
    Hammer price : unsold

    Lot# : 2133 Palestine

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    19 var, 1920 5m Orange, Perf 14, setting 2, position 140, with "PALESTINF" variety, neat partial cds, Very Fine and rare, 1998 Muentz certificate (Bale 29F, $600)
    Start Price : 150 USD
    Current Opening : 150 USD
    Hammer price : unsold

    Lot# : 2134 Palestine

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    22 var, 1920 5pi Plum, with Arabic "z" error, lightly hinged, overprint offset on reverse, Very Fine, 2016 Tsachor certificate (Bale 23Z, $1,100)
    Start Price : 200 USD
    Current Opening : 200 USD
    Hammer price : 200 USD

    Lot# : 2135 Palestine

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    25 var, 1920 20pi Gray, "transposed" error, lightly hinged, Very Fine, 2016 Tsachor certificate (Bale 26T, $1,250)
    Start Price : 300 USD
    Current Opening : 300 USD
    Hammer price : 450 USD

    Lot# : 2136 Palestine

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    25d, 1921 20pi Pale gray "Jerusalem III," Perf 14, exceptional centering, parts of two date stamps, Very Fine copy of this elusive stamp, 2004 RPSL certificate (Scott $2,900)
    Start Price : 1,000 USD
    Current Opening : 1,000 USD
    Hammer price : unsold

    Lot# : 2137 Palestine

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    39 var, 1921 3m Light brown "London I," circle in Arabic inscription variety, bold cds, Very Fine, 1992 Dorfman certificate (Bale 62b, $1,000)
    Start Price : 200 USD
    Current Opening : 200 USD
    Hammer price : unsold

    Lot# : 2138 Palestine

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    47, 1921 20pi Gray "London I," partial "BETHLEHEM" cds, bright and fresh, Very Fine, 2016 Tsachor certificate (Scott $1,600)
    Start Price : 500 USD
    Current Opening : 500 USD
    Hammer price : 500 USD

    Lot# : 2139 Palestine

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    48b, 1922 1m Dark brown "London II," Double overprint, used alongside 2m and 3m and 1927 6m Deep green (pair) on March 18, 1928 registered cover from Tiberias to Haifa, Very Fine and rare, signed Tsachor (Scott $500 used; Bale 71c)
    Start Price : 300 USD
    Current Opening : 300 USD
    Hammer price : unsold

    Lot# : 2140 Palestine

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    58a, 1922 2pi Olive green "London II," Inverted overprint, top margin single, lightly hinged, Very Fine (Scott $350; Bale 81a)
    Start Price : 100 USD
    Current Opening : 100 USD
    Hammer price : unsold

    Lot# : 2141 Palestine

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    58a, 1922 2pi Olive green "London II," Inverted overprint, used on small piece with partial Haifa registry label, tied by October 17, 1927 Haifa registry oval, Very Fine, 1997 Dorfman certificate (Scott $575; Bale 81a)
    Start Price : 150 USD
    Current Opening : 150 USD
    Hammer price : unsold

    Lot# : 2142 Palestine

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    60a, 1922 9pi Bister "London II," Perf 14, left margin single, bright and fresh, lightly hinged, Very Fine, 2016 Tsachor certificate (Scott $1,150; Bale 82a, $2,000)
    Start Price : 300 USD
    Current Opening : 300 USD
    Hammer price : unsold

    Lot# : 2143 Palestine

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    60a, 1922 9pi Bister "London II," Perf 14, used horizontal strip of 3, "JAFFA/PARCEL POST" July 22, 1926 cancels, some reinforced perforations but still Very Fine and rare (Scott $825 as singles; Bale 82a, $1,200+)
    Start Price : 200 USD
    Current Opening : 200 USD
    Hammer price : unsold

    Lot# : 2144 Palestine

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    60a, 1922 9pi Bister "London II," Perf 14, alongside 2m, 4m, 5m, 7m, and 8m on January 11, 1927 registered cover from Jerusalem to Switzerland, Very Fine, 9pi perf 14 extremely rare on cover, signed Sorani and Tsachor (Bale 82a)
    Start Price : 300 USD
    Current Opening : 300 USD
    Hammer price : 300 USD

    Lot# : 2145 Palestine

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    62a var, 1922 20pi Violet, "high value" variety, partial parcel post cds, Very Fine, 2014 Tsachor certificate (Bale 84, $1,500)
    Start Price : 200 USD
    Current Opening : 200 USD
    Hammer price : 200 USD

    Lot# : 2146 Palestine

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    ca. 1926 Unadopted Essay, large size essay with "5 mils" pasted into value tablet, Very Fine and unusual
    Start Price : 100 USD
    Current Opening : 100 USD
    Hammer price : unsold

    Lot# : 2147 Palestine

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    64 var, 1927 3m Yellow green, Horizontally ribbed paper, bright and fresh, Very Fine, certificate mentions 2 tiny gum bends and 3 nibbed perfs at base for accuracy only, still extremely rare with only 4 mint copies recorded, 2016 Tsachor certificate (Bale 91D, $5,500)
    Start Price : 800 USD
    Current Opening : 800 USD
    Hammer price : unsold

    Lot# : 2148 Palestine

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    J2, J4, 1923 2m, 8m Postage Due, first issue postage dues used on February 28, 1924 cover from London to Sarafand, cover backstamped Haifa and with all appropriate due markings, Very Fine and scarce
    Start Price : 180 USD
    Current Opening : 180 USD
    Hammer price : 180 USD

    Lot# : 2149 Sarawak

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    4b, 1875 4c Brown on yellow, Vertical pair, Imperforate between, without gum as usual, fresh and Very Fine (Scott $925 for unused; SG 4a, £800 for unused)
    Start Price : 200 USD
    Current Opening : 375 USD
    Hammer price : 375 USD

    Lot# : 2150 Sarawak

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    8-21, 1888-97 1c-$1 Brooke, full set with 1c as pair, both shades of the 2c, 8c green and carmine a block of four, 25c left margin block of four (barest trace of toning), other values in singles, o.g. or very lightly hinged with few NH, generally fresh and F-VF (SG 8-21)
    Start Price : 250 USD
    Current Opening : 250 USD
    Hammer price : unsold

    Lot# : 2151 Sarawak

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    22a, 1889 2c on 8c Green and carmine; Double surcharge, well centered single with fresh color, part o.g., Very Fine; 1960 BPA certificate (Scott $525; SG 24a, £475)
    Start Price : 200 USD
    Current Opening : 200 USD
    Hammer price : 220 USD

    Lot# : 2152 Sarawak

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    23-24, 1891 5c on 12c Brooke, fresh colors, 23 o.g., 24 small h.r., F-VF (Scott $390; SG 25-26, £365)
    Start Price : 150 USD
    Current Opening : 150 USD
    Hammer price : 150 USD

    Lot# : 2153 Sarawak

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    SG 48, 1899 5c Olive grey and green, Unissued value, full sheet of 60, o.g., NH, some typical light tropical toning, F-VF (Scott $960 as hinged singles; SG £900 as hinged singles)
    Start Price : 100 USD
    Current Opening : 150 USD
    Hammer price : 150 USD

    Lot# : 2154 Sarawak

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    77b var., 1923 "ONE CNET" on 10c Ultramarine, Bars 1¼mm apart, top center stamp the variety in a bottom margin block of six with plate no 1, two stamps in bottom row l.h. (one with faint gum tone spots), others (including variety) NH, F-VF (SG 72a, £425 for hinged)
    Start Price : 180 USD
    Current Opening : 260 USD
    Hammer price : 450 USD

    Lot# : 2155 Sarawak

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    77, 77b, 78, 78a, 1923 1c on 10c, 2c on 12c Brooke, mint and used assortment which includes 77 used single tied on piece, mint block of eight (6 stamps NH), 77b mint single, 78 used single (2 incl one with the thick, narrow "W" in "TWO"), mint bottom margin block of 15 (14 stamps NH) with the bottom two rows (6 stamps) showing thick, narrower "W" in "TWO", 78a mint NH single, mint single thick, narrower "W" in "TWO", generally fresh and F-VF (SG 72-75)
    Start Price : 150 USD
    Current Opening : 270 USD
    Hammer price : 450 USD

    Lot# : 2156 Sarawak

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    Catalog# : 94S-108S
    94S-108S, 1932 1c-$1 Brooke, "SPECIMEN" perfin, fresh colors not dimmed by light evenly toned o.g., few nibbed perfs, F-VF (SG 91s-105s, £425)
    Start Price : 75 USD
    Current Opening : 75 USD
    Hammer price : 75 USD

    Lot# : 2157 Sarawak

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    135-54, 1945 "BMA" Overprints, fresh colors, o.g. with most very lightly hinged (incl $1-$4, $10), F-VF (Scott $335; SG 126-45, £550)
    Start Price : 220 USD
    Current Opening : 220 USD
    Hammer price : unsold

    Lot# : 2158 South-West Africa

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    108-20, 1931-37 ½d-20sh Views, mostly marginal pairs, NH, F-VF (Scott $228 for hinged; SG 74-85)
    Start Price : 100 USD
    Current Opening : 120 USD
    Hammer price : 120 USD

    Lot# : 2159 Straits Settlements

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    127, 1904 $5 Green and brown orange, fresh colors without the "rubbing" often seen, NH, pencil note on gum, Fine example (Scott $325 for hinged, SG 138, £350 for hinged)
    Start Price : 100 USD
    Current Opening : 100 USD
    Hammer price : 180 USD

    Lot# : 2160 Straits Settlements

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    Straits Settlements Assortment, includes 2 unused, 3 mint, 4 used (faults not affecting appearance), 6 unused and used, 8 pen cancel (reperfed), 9 used (2), typical mixed condition and centering, VG-Fine
    Start Price : 50 USD
    Current Opening : 50 USD
    Hammer price : 50 USD

    Lot# : 2161 Tonga

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    "U.S. NAVAL ECLIPSE EXPEDITION/ NIUAFOOU TONGA/ 21 OCTOBER 1930." rubber stamp cachet on 9 covers (8 are legal-sized) with various 1d/5d 1920/35 issue franking combinations tied by Niuafoou hand cancels with additional "TIN CAN MAIL" and boxed "NIUAFOOU" handstamps, addressed to Samoa (2) or USA (7), fresh and F-VF
    Start Price : 150 USD
    Current Opening : 150 USD
    Hammer price : 150 USD

    Lot# : 2162 Tonga

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    Tonga 1910s/40s Covers Assortment, approx 75 with some philatelic incl some postcards, couple Wilson covers, FDC incl 1949 UPU, registered, US WW II APOS, useful assortment of town cancels, foreign destinations incl Germany, USA, GB, New Zealand, Samoa, Australia, Fiji, Canada, Japan, etc., generally Fine group of desirable covers from this popular island
    Start Price : 250 USD
    Current Opening : 375 USD
    Hammer price : 375 USD

    Lot# : 2163 Tonga

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    Domestic "Tin Can" Mail Covers, 5 1938/39 covers (3 unfranked); the unfranked with 4-line "INWARD-TIN-CAN/ MAIL-COVER/ NIUAFOOU-TONGA/ South-Sea" handstamp plus array of other cancels, cachets and seals, franked covers also with wide selection of cancels and cachets, Very Fine
    Start Price : 75 USD
    Current Opening : 75 USD
    Hammer price : 75 USD

    Lot# : 2164 Tonga

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    Incoming "Tin Can" Covers from Pacific Islands, 14 covers from Australia (7), New Zealand (3) and Fiji (4) postmarked 1936/39 and with 3-line "Inwarb/ Tin Can Mail/ Niuafoou" handstamp plus wide array of additional cancels and cachets covering both sides of the envelope, some typical light bends/ postal wear but overall Fine selection
    Start Price : 150 USD
    Current Opening : 150 USD
    Hammer price : 150 USD

    Lot# : 2165 Tonga

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    Incoming "Tin Can" Mail from USA, 11 covers postmarked 1930/41 with variety of frankings incl few single 5c issues, assorted postmarks plus the plethora of Tin Can cancels and cachets on both sides of the envelope, usual mixed condition, Fine group
    Start Price : 100 USD
    Current Opening : 100 USD
    Hammer price : 100 USD

    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.
    Start Price : 150 USD
    Current Opening : 210 USD
    Hammer price : 230 USD

    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
    Start Price : 150 USD
    Current Opening : 150 USD
    Hammer price : 150 USD

    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
    Start Price : 150 USD
    Current Opening : 150 USD
    Hammer price : 150 USD

    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
    Start Price : 150 USD
    Current Opening : 150 USD
    Hammer price : 180 USD

    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
    Start Price : 100 USD
    Current Opening : 100 USD
    Hammer price : 130 USD

    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
    Start Price : 100 USD
    Current Opening : 100 USD
    Hammer price : 130 USD

    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
    Start Price : 200 USD
    Current Opening : 230 USD
    Hammer price : 270 USD

    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.
    Start Price : 150 USD
    Current Opening : 150 USD
    Hammer price : 170 USD

    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
    Start Price : 150 USD
    Current Opening : 150 USD
    Hammer price : 170 USD

    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.
    Start Price : 100 USD
    Current Opening : 100 USD
    Hammer price : 170 USD

    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
    Start Price : 200 USD
    Current Opening : 220 USD
    Hammer price : 260 USD

    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
    Start Price : 250 USD
    Current Opening : 250 USD
    Hammer price : 325 USD

    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
    Start Price : 150 USD
    Current Opening : 210 USD
    Hammer price : 400 USD

    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
    Start Price : 120 USD
    Current Opening : 120 USD
    Hammer price : 290 USD

    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
    Start Price : 200 USD
    Current Opening : 200 USD
    Hammer price : 300 USD

    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
    Start Price : 200 USD
    Current Opening : 200 USD
    Hammer price : 375 USD

    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
    Start Price : 150 USD
    Current Opening : 150 USD
    Hammer price : 425 USD

    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
    Start Price : 150 USD
    Current Opening : 170 USD
    Hammer price : 425 USD

    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
    Start Price : 150 USD
    Current Opening : 190 USD
    Hammer price : 400 USD

    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
    Start Price : 150 USD
    Current Opening : 150 USD
    Hammer price : 375 USD

    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.
    Start Price : 200 USD
    Current Opening : 375 USD
    Hammer price : 475 USD

    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
    Start Price : 250 USD
    Current Opening : 475 USD
    Hammer price : 525 USD

    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 .
    Start Price : 250 USD
    Current Opening : 250 USD
    Hammer price : 525 USD

    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
    Start Price : 250 USD
    Current Opening : 250 USD
    Hammer price : 525 USD

    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
    Start Price : 200 USD
    Current Opening : 200 USD
    Hammer price : 260 USD

    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
    Start Price : 100 USD
    Current Opening : 120 USD
    Hammer price : 170 USD

    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
    Start Price : 200 USD
    Current Opening : 200 USD
    Hammer price : 260 USD

    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
    Start Price : 300 USD
    Current Opening : 750 USD
    Hammer price : 800 USD

    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 .
    Start Price : 200 USD
    Current Opening : 200 USD
    Hammer price : 290 USD

    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 .
    Start Price : 200 USD
    Current Opening : 200 USD
    Hammer price : 240 USD

    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
    Start Price : 150 USD
    Current Opening : 170 USD
    Hammer price : 260 USD

    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
    Start Price : 200 USD
    Current Opening : 200 USD
    Hammer price : 400 USD

    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 .
    Start Price : 150 USD
    Current Opening : 210 USD
    Hammer price : 400 USD

    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
    Start Price : 120 USD
    Current Opening : 250 USD
    Hammer price : 350 USD

    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
    Start Price : 200 USD
    Current Opening : 280 USD
    Hammer price : 350 USD
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