Rare Stamps & Postal History of the World
February 7-8, 2023

Welcome to our February 7-8, 2023 Sale of Rare Stamps and Postal History of the World, which will take place at our Teaneck, N.J. Galleries and over the internet via CherrystoneLIVE. This 1,366 lot sale features better United States, with quality material assembled by a Japanese gentleman. Foreign countries include Albania, with 1913 Double Eagle handstamps, Austria, France and Colonies, Germany with a selection of WWII Occupation Issues, Great Britain and British Commonwealth with Australia, BNA, New Zealand, British Asia and Africa. There are rarities from Iran, including postal history, Italy and Italian Colonies, a collection of hand-painted Karl Lewis covers and more. The auction concludes with over two hundred Large Lots and Collections, ranging from single country albums and specialized collections, to multi-carton worldwide groups and large cover lots offered intact.

ImagesDescriptionCurrent Bid
Lot #1905
Karl Lewis Hand-Painted covers Ship Mail
1934-37 United States Dollar Steam ship Line President", five covers to USA, including USS President Grant, Lincoln, Wilson, Jefferson (two, one not hand-painted), various cachets with different Japanese franking, combination numbers and violet kan chops on back, two with signed Karl Lewis letters, opened at top, fine-v.f.
Envelope
Price Realized
$575.00

Lot #1906
Karl Lewis Hand-Painted covers Ship Mail
1934-37 selection of 11 covers, Japanese "Imperial Sea-Post; per Trans-Pacific m/v" "Chichibu Maru", "Heian Maru" (2), "Asama Maru", "Chichibu Maru", "Tatsua Maru", "Hiye Maru" (3), "Hikawa Maru", "Tasuta Maru", various combination frankings and hand-painted illustrations, different typed letters and sealing handstamps on back, two with Karl Lewis signed letters, opened at top, couple of insignificant flaws, mostly fine-v.f.
Envelope
Price Realized
$1,500.00

Lot #1907
Karl Lewis Hand-Painted covers Ship Mail
1935 (14 Mar) "Asama Maru" cover to Holton, Kansas, franked with Red Cross and 7s regular issue, blue "To US" directional handstamp, violet "Asama-Maru Sea Post Nippon" datestamps, with "C-J's'n.", "Sp'1" and "O", with penciled "Open This" and oval horizontal kan closing the backflap, tiny cover tear at top, otherwise fine, with long letter from Karl Lewis
Envelope
Price Realized
$250.00

Lot #1908
Karl Lewis Hand-Painted covers Ship Mail
1935 (12 Mar) "Heian Maru" Gossip Printery return envelope to Holton, Kansas, beautifully hand-painted, franked with three regular issues, tied by violet "Heian-Maru Sea Post Nippon" datestamps, blue "To US" directional, with typed "C-J's'n'" and "O" on reverse, v.f.
Envelope
Price Realized
$250.00

Lot #1909
Karl Lewis Hand-Painted covers Ship Mail
1936 (28 Apr) By the Imperial Japanese Trans-Pacific M/v "Heian Maru" to Seattle, franked with 1/2s and 9 1/2s Air Post, tied by "Heian-Maru Seapost Nippon" illustrated handstamps, cover opened at top, with "O" and "C-6" typed on backflap, with vertical handstamp
Envelope
Price Realized
$180.00

Lot #1910
Karl Lewis Hand-Painted covers Ship Mail
1936 (17 May) By the Imperial Japanese Sea Post; per Trans-Pacific M/v "Asama Maru" To Tacoma, franked with four different regular issues, tied by "Asama-Maru Seapost Nippon" illustrated handstamps, typewritten "O" and "C-1", with round handstamp sealing backflap, tiny cover tear at bottom
Envelope
Price Realized
$150.00

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