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LotNo. Symbol Lot Description
2241 imageRabaul, New Guinea: 1935 (Dec. 10) to Oklahoma, On the second of three cachet types known for Rabaul, a view of a village with sea and mountains beyond. Franked by 2d and 1d Airmail overprints, the 2d tied once by a "Rabaul/10DE35/New Guinea" c.d.s., and again with the 1d by a "Postage Paid/11DE35/Rabaul" dater. Reverse with only ") N (" remarque., Light overall toning, but still Very Fine.
Estimate HK$ 2,000 - 2,400. (Image1)
Est. HK$2,000-2,400
SOLD for HK$2,600.00
Will close during Public Auction
2242 imageRabaul, New Guinea: 1936 (June 17) to California, The third known cachet design, a colorful view of a sailing boat just offshore from palms and two huts. The 3d postage is tied by a single clear "Rabaul/17JE36/New Guinea" c.d.s. Reverse with only ") N (" remarque typed. A clean and colorful cover., Very Fine.
Estimate HK$ 2,000 - 2,400. (Image1)
Est. HK$2,000-2,400
SOLD for HK$3,000.00
Will close during Public Auction
2243 imagePort Moresby, Papua: 1936 (Feb. 3), Registered to Pennsylvania, The sole known example from this location. The cachet is a common design of a seaside hut amongst trees. The cover is franked by the complete Papua Silver Jubilee overprinted set, overpaying postage and Registration fees by 5d. Each stamp is tied by a socked-on-the-nose "Port Moresby/-3FE36/Papua" c.d.s., with a fifth strike below. Registration label at far left, wrapping around to the back of the envelope, which bears a sixth Port Moresby c.d.s. along with Brisbane (21FE36), Sydney (24FE36), Chicago (MAR 23) and Greenville, PA (MAR 24) Registry transits and receiver (Greenville mis-dated as 1986!). The flap is sealed by a stationery cut-out giving Lewis' address over four lines. No opening remarque, but neatly opened at top. An exquisite cover that has only recently come to light., Very Fine.
Estimate HK$ 4,000 - 5,000. (Image1) (Image2)

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Est. HK$4,000-5,000
SOLD for HK$2,600.00
Will close during Public Auction
2244 imageApia, Island of Upolu, Western Samoa: 1935 (July 9) to Missouri, An earliest-known date cover (JP 68:5 gives the date as July 8 based, we believe, on a misreading of the broken day slug), on an unrecorded cachet for this location (though used at, e.g., Port Moresby, Papua; see the previous Lot). Postage paid by two ½d Samoa hut-with-flag issue, only one of which is tied despite there being two strikes of the "Apia/-9.JL.35" c.d.s. Reverse shows only a typed ") N (" remarque, but cleanly opened at right. The cover appears to be slightly reduced as the second c.d.s. runs off the right edge, but it measures full-size (149 x 101 mm)., Very Fine.
Estimate HK$ 1,800 - 2,200. (Image1)
Est. HK$1,800-2,200
SOLD for HK$2,400.00
Will close during Public Auction
2245 imageApia, Samoa: 1936 (Jan. 16?) to Minnesota, A generic shoreline huts and palm trees cachet, as used at, e.g., Pago Pago (see Lot 2204 above). A left margin single 1d Western Samoa Apia pictorial pays postage, tied by an "Apia/16.JA.36/Western Samoa" broken-ring c.d.s. (with day slug unclear). Typed ") N (" remarque at top center of the backflap, with Lewis' sake gourd logo handstamped in blue across the flap. Opened at top, with a ragged 14mm tear at top center tape-repaired both front and back., Only Fine to Very Fine thanks to the tear, but still a pretty cover.
Estimate HK$ 1,400 - 1,800. (Image1) (Image2)

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Est. HK$1,400-1,800
SOLD for HK$2,400.00
Will close during Public Auction
2246 imageApia, Western Samoa: 1936 (Apr. 14) to Minnesota, To the same recipient as the previous cover! This one bearing a shoreline building among trees cachet (one of four commonly found for Apia), with postage paid by two ½d Western Samoa Girl and Kava Bowl pictorials, which are tied by a single "Apia/14 AP. 36/Western Samoa" c.d.s. strike. Reverse, without flap seal, is marked ") O (", and is cleanly opened at top. Filler paper still enclosed. A nice, clean example., Very Fine.
Estimate HK$ 1,800 - 2,200. (Image1)
Est. HK$1,800-2,200
SOLD for HK$2,600.00
Will close during Public Auction
2247 imageApia, Island of Upolu, Western Samoa: 1937 (Jan. 23) to Ontario, On an all-over cachet depicting a harbor town (based on the 1d Western Samoa pictorial used in Lot 2245). Two ½d Samoan Girl and Kava Bowl definitives pay the postage, each tied by a clear "Apia/23.JA. 37/Western Samoa" c.d.s. Reverse without any Lewis markings. Neatly opened at top. One of the few Canada-bound non-Japan covers in this sale., Very Fine.
Estimate HK$ 2,000 - 2,400. (Image1)
Est. HK$2,000-2,400
SOLD for HK$2,400.00
Will close during Public Auction
Sarawak
LotNo. Symbol Lot Description
2248 imageThe Datu's Road, Kuching-Sarawak, Borneo: 1935 (Apr. 6) to Oklahoma, The first of three covers, on each of which Lewis mis-identifies Sarawak's location, here referring to it as part of Borneo rather than as an independent state. This copy is an example of the more common cachet used at Kuching, showing a road parallel to a river which is crossed by two bridges, with buildings on the far side (note also the telegraph/telephone pole at center!). Each of the three stamps making up the 12c postage is tied by a "Kuching/6/APL/1935" c.d.s. Reverse shows a "N (" remarque, missing the leading parenthesis, plus a blue vertical oval kan handstamp across the flap., Very Fine.
Estimate HK$ 1,600 - 2,000. (Image1) (Image2)

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Est. HK$1,600-2,000
SOLD for HK$3,000.00
Will close during Public Auction
2249 imageThe Datu's Road, Kuching-Sarawak, North Borneo: 1937 (Feb. 23) to Pennsylvania, Identically cacheted to the previous Lot, but here Sarawak is placed in North Borneo and a later issue of the Brooke definitives is used to pay the 12c postage, each stamp tied by a Kuching c.d.s. A blue handstamped ") N (" remarque and double-ringed circular kan handstamp adorn the backflap. Cleanly opened at top. Small areas of mounting residue on reverse. A nice cover., Very Fine.
Estimate HK$ 1,600 - 2,000. (Image1) (Image2)

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Est. HK$1,600-2,000
SOLD for HK$3,000.00
Will close during Public Auction
2250 imageKuching-Sarawak, British North Borneo: 1940 (Nov. 20), Censored to Michigan, A last-known date cover, Sarawak now part of British North Borneo. The cachet is a lovely design of riverside buildings, to which are tied three definitives by two "Kuching/20/NOV/1940" c.d.s.'s, the 2c value further tied by the violet boxed "Passed by/Censor" handstamp at top center. Reverse with ") N (" handstamp nearly washed off by water, plus double-circle kan handstamp across flap also bleeding. Opened at left. Blank insert plus the cut-away left edge of the envelope enclosed. A pretty war-time cover., Very Fine.
Estimate HK$ 1,800 - 2,400. (Image1) (Image2)

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Est. HK$1,800-2,400
SOLD for HK$5,000.00
Will close during Public Auction
Tonga & Tin-Can Mail
LotNo. Symbol Lot Description
2251 imageNukualofa, Island of Tonga: 1934 (Aug. 30) to California, A new earliest-known cover, pre-dating those listed in JP 68:5 by nearly six months. A single 2½d Toga Queen Salote tied by "Nukualofa/30.AU.34/Tonga" c.d.s. to a cover depicting a banana tree with birds and a mountain behind. Backflap with typed ") N (" remarque. Opened at top. A clean, simple cover that is sure to please., Very Fine.
Estimate HK$ 2,000 - 2,400. (Image1)
Est. HK$2,000-2,400
SOLD for HK$3,000.00
Will close during Public Auction
2252 imageNukualofa, Island of Tonga: 1935 (Apr. 29) to Missouri, On the standard cachet for this town, a quay with harbor structures. Single 2½d Queen Salote stamp is tied by "Nukualofa/29.AP.36/Tonga" c.d.s., while back has only a typed ") N (" remarque. Opened neatly at right. Posted five days after JP's earliest-recorded cover., Very Fine.
Estimate HK$ 2,000 - 2,400. (Image1)
Est. HK$2,000-2,400
SOLD for HK$3,000.00
Will close during Public Auction
2253 imageNiuafoou ("Tin-can" Island), Tonga: 1937 (Mar. 18), Tin Can Mail to Connecticut, A coastal village cachet in muted colors, franked by a Toga 2½d Queen Salote single tied by a "Niuafoou/18MR37/Tonga" c.d.s. Four "Tin Can Mail" handstamps accompany on the front (one of which additionally ties the stamp), including a straightline "Tin Can-Canoe Mail: Island" handstamp. Reverse without any of Lewis' usual markings, but filled with six additional Tin Can Mail handstamps: three in English (one dated 22 MAR 1937—the only fully-dated example in this sale), one in Irish and one in Greek (!), plus Walter George Quensell's two-line signature handstamp. Light crease lower left hardly detracts from this fun cover., Very Fine.
Estimate HK$ 2,800 - 3,200. (Image1) (Image2)

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Est. HK$2,800-3,200
SOLD for HK$3,000.00
Will close during Public Auction
2254 imageNiuafoou ("Tin-Can" Island), Island of Tonga: 1937 (June 17) Tin Can Mail to Pennsylvania, A second coastal village scene cachet, this time in richer colors. Postage of 2½d paid by ½d Coat-of-Arms and 2d Queen Salote, each tied by a 17JE37 Niuafoou, Tonga, c.d.s. Three Tin Can Mail handstamps on front, including a "Tin/Can/Mail"-in-circle, plus a magenta combined slogan/wavy-line c.d.s. with day slug omitted (and here dated American style, unlike the previous cover, where the date was given Continental-style). Reverse with Lewis' trademark ") N (" and vertical oval kan handstamps in blue, along with seven additional Tin Can Mail handstamps in four varying colors. Who knew a biscuit tin could yield so much fun? Very Fine.
Estimate HK$ 2,800 - 3,200. (Image1) (Image2) (Image3)

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Est. HK$2,800-3,200
SOLD for HK$3,600.00
Will close during Public Auction
2255 imageThe Mail Canoe, Niuafoou ("Tin-Can" Island, Island of Tonga: 1937 (June 17) Tin Can Mail to Nebraska, A magnificent all-over cachet showing three men paddling an outrigger canoe on the water. Postage comprises two ½d Coat-of-Arms issues plus a 1½d Queen Salote, all tied by two Niuafoou c.d.s.'s (date easily discernible under magnification). Three Tin Can Mail markings on front, with an additional seven on reverse. No opening remarque, but Lewis' horizontal oval genkan handstamp in blue is present. Included with the cover is a note from a previous owner stating that "75 covers were made from Tonga for Special Tin Can Mail". An absolutely beautiful cover. Brave the sharks for this one!, Very Fine.
Estimate HK$ 4,000 - 5,000. (Image1) (Image2)

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Est. HK$4,000-5,000
SOLD for HK$11,000.00
Will close during Public Auction
British Indian Ocean
LotNo. Symbol Lot Description
2256 imageMount Lavinia, Colombo, Ceylon, India: 1937 (Mar. 20) to Pennsylvania, A new earliest-known cover with an unlisted five-line inscription. JP 68:5 (p. 296) states, "These covers are uncommon and are known to be sent between December 1937 and 19 July 1939." This cover predates the prior earliest known by nine months. The cachet depicts the Mt. Lavinia hotel sitting on a peninsula, with the cover franked by four King George V Ceylon pictorials, all but the 6c at lower left tied by strikes of the "Colombo/20MR/37/4" c.d.s. Blue ") N (" and double-ringed kan handstamps on reverse. A lovely cover from a difficult location., Very Fine.
Estimate HK$ 2,800 - 3,200. (Image1) (Image2)

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Est. HK$2,800-3,200
SOLD for HK$2,800.00
Will close during Public Auction
2257 imageThe Rugged Coast of Mahé, Seychelles Islands, Indian Ocean: 1936 (Dec. 29) to Oklahoma, A very early cover, the earliest recorded by JP being Dec. 6, 1936. The cachet portrays the rocky coast, with palms but without seagulls as mentioned at JP 68:5, pp. 297-298. A vertical pair of 9c plus a single 2c Seychelles King George V make up the postage, tied by two of three "Victoria/C/DE 29/36/Seychelles" c.d.s.'s. Lacking an opening remarque, the backflap is sealed by a double-circle kan handstamp in blue. Minor discoloration from mounting corners hardly detracts., Very Fine.
Estimate HK$ 2,000 - 2,400. (Image1) (Image2)

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Est. HK$2,000-2,400
SOLD for HK$2,600.00
Will close during Public Auction
2258 imagePointe Cabris, Island of Mahé, Seychelles Islands: 1937 (Dec. 24) to Pennsylvania, A Christmas Eve cover, bearing the rocky coast cachet, this time with birds, and franked by 21c postage composed of a 3c King George V definitive plus 12c and 6c King George VI Coronation issues, all tied by two of three "Victoria/B/DE 24/37/Seychelles" daters. Reverse with remarque ") N (" and horizontal double-oval heavy-character kan handstamps in blue. Mounting residue on reverse, but colorful cover on its face., Very Fine.
Estimate HK$ 2,000 - 2,400. (Image1) (Image2)

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Est. HK$2,000-2,400
SOLD for HK$2,400.00
Will close during Public Auction
2259 imagePointe Cabris, Island of Mahé, Seychelles Islands: 1939 (Apr. 18) addressed to Karl Lewis, One of the few covers in this sale addressed to Lewis himself. The standard rocky coastline (with gulls) cachet is franked by 21c postage, a 3c King George V definitive plus 12c and 6c King George VI pictorial definitives. The stamps are tied by two of three "Victoria/B/AP 18/39/Seychelles" c.d.s.'s. Reverse without opening remarque, but carries Lewis' blue horizontal oval genkan handstamp across the flap, a "Yokohama/11.5.39/Nippon" foreign mail comb receiver, plus Lewis' own straightline "MAY 11 1939" handstamp in blue. Opened at left. Perhaps the most distant cover Lewis sent to himself., Very Fine.
Estimate HK$ 2,400 - 2,800. (Image1) (Image2)

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Est. HK$2,400-2,800
SOLD for HK$1,800.00
Will close during Public Auction
British Africa (South Africa)
LotNo. Symbol Lot Description
2260 imageJohannesburg, South Africa: 1934 (Oct. 24) to California, An unreported early uncacheted cover, pre-dating those listed in JP 68:5 (p. 299) by 8½ months. The 3d postage, comprising two South Africa stamps (one in Afrikaans with "Official" overprint, the other in English), plus one each from Natal and Cape of Good Hope, is tied to the cover by two strikes of a wavy-line "Johannesburg/OCT24/1934" roller cancel. Reverse with only Lewis' typed ") N (" remarque. A great item just as Lewis was moving to cacheted covers., Very Fine.
Estimate HK$ 2,000 - 2,400. (Image1)
Est. HK$2,000-2,400
CLOSED
Will close during Public Auction

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