Karl Lewis Hand-Illustrated Covers

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  • Lot# : 2205 Karl Lewis Hand-Illustrated Covers

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    "Rarotonga/ Cook Islands," heading on an envelope with a buildings on stilts in the water and schooner plus background mountains design, 1d Capt Cook tied by Rarotonga 29 De 35 cds, addressed to USA, ") N (" on back, envelope opened and with some small mounting remains on back corners, a light internal wrinkle in the address, Very Finern
    Start Price : 100.00 USD
    Current Opening : 200.00 USD
    Hammer price : 210.00 USD

    Lot# : 2206 Karl Lewis Hand-Illustrated Covers

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    "Suva/ Fiji Islands," heading on an envelope with a smoking steamer at a short pier with palm trees and mountains, ½d, 1d, 1½d George V tied by Suva 13 De 34 cancels, addressed to USA, ") N (" on backflap, couple mounting remains on back lower corners, a bit of wrinkling in the upper left corner, Fine and attractive
    Start Price : 100.00 USD
    Current Opening : 190.00 USD
    Hammer price : 375.00 USD

    Lot# : 2207 Karl Lewis Hand-Illustrated Covers

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    "TO EI/ KOREA" heading on an envelope with a design showing a walled brick structure with trees set before distant mountains, 10s in Japan postage tied by light strikes of 9-10-29 scenic handstamp, addressed to USA, back side with "C-29.", ") N (" and oval handstamp, couple small mounting remains on back lower corners, some light wrinkling lower right corner, Very Finern
    Start Price : 75.00 USD
    Current Opening : 210.00 USD
    Hammer price : 220.00 USD

    Lot# : 2208 Karl Lewis Hand-Illustrated Covers

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    "KEISHU/ KOREA" heading on an envelope with huts and trees set before distant mountains, 10s in Japan postage tied by strikes of 9-11-16 scenic handstamp, addressed to USA, back side with "C-25.", ") N (" and oval handstamp, sealed envelope slit open along the top causing couple tiny edge breaks, couple small mounting remains on two of the back corners, some light wrinkling upper left corner, Very Fine
    Start Price : 75.00 USD
    Current Opening : 200.00 USD
    Hammer price : 210.00 USD

    Lot# : 2209 Karl Lewis Hand-Illustrated Covers

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    "TOYOHARA/ Island of Saghalien" heading on an envelope with a penguin on an ice shelf with mountains and sun in the background, 10s in Japan postage tied by strikes of 9-11-17 scenic handstamp, addressed to USA, back side with ") N (" and square handstamp, opened envelope, couple small mounting remains on back side bottom corners, Very Fine and popular Sakhalin design
    Start Price : 100.00 USD
    Current Opening : 180.00 USD
    Hammer price : 425.00 USD

    Lot# : 2210 Karl Lewis Hand-Illustrated Covers

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    "TAIHOKU/ Island of Formosa" heading on an envelope with litter-bearers on a forested hill with a mountain in the background, 10s in Japan postage tied by clear strikes of 7-12-28 scenic handstamp, addressed to USA, back side with "C-28." and ") N (", opened envelope, some light wrinkling on a couple of corners, Very Finern
    Start Price : 100.00 USD
    Current Opening : 200.00 USD
    Hammer price : 425.00 USD

    Lot# : 2211 Karl Lewis Hand-Illustrated Covers

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    "ITSUKUSHIMA/ Inland Sea of Japan" heading on an envelope with torii and shrine behind with mountains in the background, 10s in Japan postage tied by a clear strike of 8-11-15 scenic handstamp, addressed to USA, back side with "C-26." and ") N (", envelope slit open along the top, some small mounting remains on three corners of back side, Very Fine
    Start Price : 100.00 USD
    Current Opening : 170.00 USD
    Hammer price : 275.00 USD

    Lot# : 2212 Karl Lewis Hand-Illustrated Covers

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    "HASE - Kamakura/ JAPAN" heading on an envelope bearing a cachet of the Daibutsu but from one of Lewis' staff artists as the style is distinctly different, 10s in Japan postage tied by strikes of 8-11-17 scenic handstamps, addressed to USA, back side with "C-27." and ") N (", envelope slit open along the top, some small mounting remains on each corner of the back side, Very Fine
    Start Price : 100.00 USD
    Current Opening : 170.00 USD
    Hammer price : 275.00 USD

    Lot# : 2213 Karl Lewis Hand-Illustrated Covers

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    "FUJIYAMA" summit post office mailing envelope with view of hut, trees and cloud covered Mt Fuji, 10½s franking (incl C4) tied by a scenic date stamp, addressed to USA, neatly opened at top, back side with "C - 18.", ") N (" and oval handstamp, a trivial bit of wear in the top right corner, Very Fine
    Start Price : 75.00 USD
    Current Opening : 150.00 USD
    Hammer price : 190.00 USD

    Lot# : 2214 Karl Lewis Hand-Illustrated Covers

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    Japanese Sea Post; "ASAMA MARU", typed heading on an envelope with design portraying a path to a building with a background of trees, birds, ship and Mt Fuji, 10½ franking tied by a 11-9 1934 scenic date stamp, addressed to USA, opened at top causing a tiny edge break, small edge break at bottom, back side with "C - 5.", ") N (" and oval handstamp, small bits of mounting remnant on three corners of back side, Very Fine appearance
    Start Price : 60.00 USD
    Current Opening : 170.00 USD
    Hammer price : 400.00 USD

    Lot# : 2215 Karl Lewis Hand-Illustrated Covers

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    Japanese Sea Post; "CHICHIBU MARU", typed heading on an envelope with design portraying a torii amongst the trees with a mountain backdrop, 10s franking tied by strikes of 17-8 1934 scenic handstamps, addressed to USA, opened at top, back side with "C - 2.", ") N (" and oval handstamp, light corner bend lower right, Very Fine
    Start Price : 75.00 USD
    Current Opening : 150.00 USD
    Hammer price : 275.00 USD

    Lot# : 2216 Karl Lewis Hand-Illustrated Covers

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    Japanese Sea Post; "HIKAWA MARU", typed heading on an envelope with design showing house on the ground amongst the trees with a backdrop of ocean, birds, steamer and Mt Fuji, 10s franking (incl C4) tied by strikes of 4-8 1934 scenic handstamps, addressed to USA, opened at top with horizontal bend along top edge, back side with "C - 6.", ") N (" and oval handstamp, tiny scuff at bottom right corner, Very Fine
    Start Price : 75.00 USD
    Current Opening : 140.00 USD
    Hammer price : 200.00 USD

    Lot# : 2217 Karl Lewis Hand-Illustrated Covers

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    Japanese Sea Post; "HEIAN MARU", typed heading on an envelope with design showing tree on a hilltop overlooking the sea and birds with Mt Fuji and sun in background, 10s franking tied by strikes of 18-8 1934 scenic handstamps, addressed to USA, opened at top, back side with "C - 4.", ") N (" and oval handstamp, Very Fine
    Start Price : 100.00 USD
    Current Opening : 170.00 USD
    Hammer price : 300.00 USD

    Lot# : 2218 Karl Lewis Hand-Illustrated Covers

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    Japanese Sea Post; "HIYE MARU", typed heading on an envelope with Mt Fuji and tree line backdrop to a steamer at sea, 10s franking tied by strikes of 2-8 1934 scenic handstamps, addressed to USA, opened at top, back side with "C - 1.", ") N (" and square handstamp, some trivial wear to bottom corners, Very Fine
    Start Price : 75.00 USD
    Current Opening : 150.00 USD
    Hammer price : 200.00 USD

    Lot# : 2219 Karl Lewis Hand-Illustrated Covers

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    Japanese Sea Post; "TATSUTA MARU", typed heading on an envelope with design showing road leading to a torii with mountain and sun, steamer and sampans plus birds in the distance, 10s franking tied by strikes of 24-8 1934 scenic handstamps, addressed to USA, opened at top, back side with "C - 5.", ") N (" and oval handstamp, small scuff in portion of design at lower left and in lower right corner, Very Fine appearance
    Start Price : 50.00 USD
    Current Opening : 140.00 USD
    Hammer price : 375.00 USD

    Lot# : 2220 Karl Lewis Hand-Illustrated Covers

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    Dollar Steamship Liner; "PRESIDENT COOLIDGE" to San Francisco, typed heading on an envelope with design showing torii and lamp with backdrop of Mt Fuji, sun, ship and birds, 10s franking tied "U.S.T.P. Sea Post/ S.S. Pres. Coolidge Nov 9 1934" duplexes, addressed to USA, envelope opened, back side with "C - 7.", ") N (" and oval handstamp, light corner crease upper left, Very Fine
    Start Price : 75.00 USD
    Current Opening : 160.00 USD
    Hammer price : 300.00 USD
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