Sale 1270 — Worldwide Stamps and Postal History

Sale Date — Tuesday-Thursday, 6-8 December, 2022

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Category — Specialized Offering of Karl Lewis Postal History

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2585
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Sale 1270, Lot 2585, Specialized Offering of Karl Lewis Postal HistoryCAROLINE ISLANDS, 1935 Karl Lewis Cover, "Ponape, Caroline Islands, South Seas". Japan 1-1/2s (2) and 7s, tied by two strikes of scenic datestamp dated "10.3.22" (Mar. 22, 1935) on hand-painted cover with design of palm trees on beach with sunset, addressed to Easton Pa., Very Fine

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E. 300-400
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2586
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Sale 1270, Lot 2586, Specialized Offering of Karl Lewis Postal HistoryCHINA, 1934 Karl Lewis Cover, "Shanghai, China". China 2c block of eight and 4c single, tied by multiple strikes of Shanghai Aug. 12, 1934 circular datestamps on hand-painted cover with design of coastline and traditional ship, addressed to Phoenix AZ, underpaid for the 25c rate and with large "T" handstamp on reverse, Very Fine

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E. 300-400
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2587
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Sale 1270, Lot 2587, Specialized Offering of Karl Lewis Postal HistoryCHINA, 1935 Karl Lewis Cover, "Shanghai, China". China 10c and 15c, tied by two strikes of "Shanghai 19.3.35" bilingual circular datestamps on hand-painted cover with design of coastline and traditional ship, addressed to Roseville Cal, Los Angeles machine arrival datestamp, Very Fine

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E. 300-400
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2588
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Sale 1270, Lot 2588, Specialized Offering of Karl Lewis Postal HistoryJAPAN, 1936 Karl Lewis Cover, Tatsuta-Maru Japanese Seapost. Ten Japanese stamps from -1/2s-5s, all tied by either "Tatsuta-Maru, Nippon, 23.3.36" double-circle datestamps or scenic "Tatsuta-Maru Sea Post Nippon 23 3 1936" large datestamps on registered cover to East Orange N.J., Honolulu transit and East Orange arrival backstamps, Very Fine and attractive registered franking

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E. 200-300
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2589
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Sale 1270, Lot 2589, Specialized Offering of Karl Lewis Postal HistoryJapan 1936 Karl Lewis Covers, Japanese Seapost Nippon Covers. 5 hand drawn covers with house, mountains and ship out to sea designs, each with different ship cancels including Hikawa Maru, Hiye Maru, Tatsuta Maru, Asama Maru, and Chichibu Maru, each with three or four Japanese stamps tied by ship cancels and addressed to Seattle Wa., Very Fine and handsome group

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E. 300-400
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2590
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Sale 1270, Lot 2590, Specialized Offering of Karl Lewis Postal HistoryJAPAN, 1939 Karl Lewis Cover, "Kamakura Maru" Japanese Seapost. Japan 2s, 4s, and 14s, tied by two strikes of scenic "Kamakura-Maru Sea Post Nippon 8 2 1939" datestamps on hand-painted cover with design of house in mountainous range with sea backdrop, addressed to Niles Mich., Very Fine and quite scarce, this ship was ultimately renamed to Chichibu Maru

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E. 300-400
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2591
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JAPAN, 1935-1939 Karl Lewis Covers, Japanese Seapost Nippon Covers. Incredible offering of 40 hand drawn covers generally of house in mountain range or coast with ship at sea, includes Asama Maru, Chichibu Maru, Heian Maru, Hikawa Maru, Hiye Maru, and Tatsuta Maru scenic cancels, generally with two to five Japanese stamps on each cover, addressed generally to United States with a few Canada and even one to Canal Zone (cover with crease), mostly Very Fine, rarely offered in a collection of this size

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E. 1,000-1,500
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2592
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JAPAN, Commemorative and National Parks Karl Lewis Covers, 1935-1941. Eleven different hand drawn covers featuring various designs of for commemorative purposes or national parks (with appropriate stamps affixed), mostly with scenic datestamps, all addressed to U.S. except one unaddressed, Very Fine and particularly colorful group

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E. 500-750
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2593
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JAPAN, Karl Lewis Covers, 1935-1941. 21 covers consisting of twelve hand drawn covers of various scenes including Mount Fuji, plus nine Japanese Seapost covers without cachets of various ships, usually between three and five Japanese stamps, all addressed to the U.S., few small flaws but mostly Very Fine

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E. 500-750
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2594
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Sale 1270, Lot 2594, Specialized Offering of Karl Lewis Postal HistoryKOREA, 1934 Karl Lewis Cover, "To Ei". Korea 3s and 7s, tied by two strikes of "jumping fish" datestamp dated "9.6.16" (June 16, 1934) on hand-painted cover with design of a house beneath mountain range, addressed to Schenectady N.Y., Very Fine

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E. 300-400
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2595
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Sale 1270, Lot 2595, Specialized Offering of Karl Lewis Postal HistoryKOREA, 1934 Karl Lewis Cover, "Koshu". Korea 1s (3) and 7s, tied by three strikes of scenic datestamp dated "9.7 17" (July 17, 1934) on hand-painted cover with a design of a house in a mountainous valley, addressed to Schenectady N.Y., Very Fine

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E. 300-400
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2596
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Sale 1270, Lot 2596, Specialized Offering of Karl Lewis Postal HistoryKOREA, 1934 Karl Lewis Cover, "To Ei". Korea 1s, 2s, 3s, 4s, tied by two strikes of "jumping fish" datestamp dated "9.9.3" (Sept. 3, 1934) on hand-painted cover with design of a house on a hill with mountain range backdrop, addressed to Columbus, Ohio, Very Fine

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E. 300-400
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2597
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Sale 1270, Lot 2597, Specialized Offering of Karl Lewis Postal HistoryKOREA, 1934 Karl Lewis Cover, "To Ei". Korea 2s (2), 6s, tied by two strikes of "jumping fish" datestamp dated "9.10.22" (Oct. 22, 1934) on hand-painted cover with design of a house on a hill with mountain range backdrop, addressed to Columbus, Ohio, Very Fine

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E. 300-400
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2598
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Sale 1270, Lot 2598, Specialized Offering of Karl Lewis Postal HistoryMALAY STATES, 1937 Karl Lewis Cover, "Kwala Lumpur, Federated Malay States". Selangor 2c, 4c, and 6c, each tied by "Kuala Lumpur, Malaya, 20 OC 1937" double-circle datestamp on hand-painted cover with design of three individuals taking a stroll, addressed to Greenville Pa., few mounting stains on reverse of little consequence, Very Fine, covers from Malaya are quite scarce and interesting to note the alternative spelling of "Kwala" Lumpur

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E. 400-500
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2599
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Sale 1270, Lot 2599, Specialized Offering of Karl Lewis Postal HistoryMANCHUKUO, 1935 Karl Lewis Cover, "Mukden, Manchoukuo". Manchukuo 1f, 3f, and 6f, tied by three strikes of Fengtien Mar. 16, 1935 circular datestamp on hand-painted cover with design of traditional house amid mountainous backdrop, addressed to Rhinebeck N.Y., Very Fine

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E. 300-400
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2600
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Sale 1270, Lot 2600, Specialized Offering of Karl Lewis Postal HistoryMARIANA ISLANDS, 1935 Karl Lewis Cover, "Saipan, Marianne Islands". Japan 1-1/2s (2) and 7s, tied by two strikes of scenic datestamp dated "10.8.8" (Aug. 8, 1935) on hand-painted cover with design of village nestled around palm trees, addressed to Mount Ephraim N.J., Very Fine

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E. 300-400
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2601
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Sale 1270, Lot 2601, Specialized Offering of Karl Lewis Postal HistoryPITCAIRN ISLANDS, 1936 Karl Lewis Cover, "Pitcairn Island, From the Sea". New Zealand -1/2p and 1p (2), tied by "Pitcairn Island, N.Z. Postal Agency, 19 MY 36" double-circle datestamp with additional strike at bottom left on hand-painted cover with design of sun rising over the shore and crashing waves, addressed Dr. Sherwood Hall in Haiju, Korea, Very Fine and handsome cover, addressed to Dr. Hall who was a renowned missionary in Korea

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E. 300-400
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2602
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Sale 1270, Lot 2602, Specialized Offering of Karl Lewis Postal HistorySOUTH AFRICA, 1935 Karl Lewis Covers, "Johannesburg, South Africa". Two covers, each with five stamps, one with South Africa only and other with South Africa (3, Transvaal, and Orange River Colony stamps, both tied by 1935 Johannesburg datestamps, one machine and other handstamp, on hand-painted covers with similar design of native kraals surrounded by trees, both addressed to the U.S., Very Fine pair

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E. 400-500
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2603
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Sale 1270, Lot 2603, Specialized Offering of Karl Lewis Postal HistoryTAHITI, 1937 Karl Lewis Cover, Papeete, "Island of Tahiti, French Oceania". French Oceania 5c, 45c, and 1f, tied by "Visite Tahiti Perle ou Pacifique" and "Papeete, Ile Tahiti, 22-3 37" advertising and circular datestamp on hand-painted cover with a design depicting coastline and mountain backdrop, addressed to Middletown Pa., Very Fine and scarce

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E. 300-400
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2604
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Sale 1270, Lot 2604, Specialized Offering of Karl Lewis Postal HistoryTHAILAND, 1936 Karl Lewis Cover, "Bangkok, Siam". Thailand 5stg and 10stg Air Post, tied by "Bangkok P.O. 21.8.36" bilingual double-circle datestamp on hand-painted cover with design of Buddhist temple and trees, addressed to Salamanca N.Y., minor cover bends not affecting stamps, Very Fine and scarce origin

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E. 400-500
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2605
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Sale 1270, Lot 2605, Specialized Offering of Karl Lewis Postal HistoryTONGA, 1936 Karl Lewis Cover, "Niuafoou, Tin Can Island, Tonga". Tonga 1p and 1-1/2p, tied by two strikes of "Niuafoou, Tonga, 16 JL 36" circular datestamps on hand-painted cover with design of houses on seashore with tree background, "Tin Can Mail" handstamp and datestamp dated the same day, various cachets on reverse, addressed to Carpinteria Cal., Very Fine, a scarce and handsome use

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E. 400-500
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2606
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UNITED STATES, Dollar Steamship Line Karl Lewis Covers, 1935-1936. 21 different hand drawn covers generally showing house along mountainous seashore with ship at sea, generally with three or four Japan stamps and tied by U.S. Sea Post cancels with various ships such as Cleveland, Coolidge, Grant, Hoover, Jackson, Lincoln, Taft and others, all addressed to the U.S., mostly Very Fine

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E. 750-1,000
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2607
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Worldwide Balance of 1935-1938 Karl Lewis Covers. Eleven hand drawn design covers of different origins with scarce examples of Burma, Fiji, New Zealand, Niue, Cook Islands, St. Helena, Samoa, Seychelles, Netherlands Indies and others, each with appropriate cancels or cachets, a few small flaws but mostly Very Fine

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E. 750-1,000
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2608
 
Karl Lewis Balance of Collateral Material. Mixture of material including six hand drawn covers, plus dozens of other items such as uncacheted covers, price lists, signed letters, plus random other post cards produced by Lewis, and more, slightly mixed condition but mostly Fine-Very Fine

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E. 400-500
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