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The Steve Berlin Collection of Karl Lewis Covers


Netherlands East Indies
 
 
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Lot 2197

Moesi River, Palembang, Sumatra, Nederland Indies: 1935 (Apr. 8) to Missouri, A relatively early cover (earliest known, according to JP, is Mar. 9, 1935), sporting a four-line inscription and a cachet of huts on stilts. Each of the three stamps tied by a "Palembang/-8.4.35" bridge c.d.s. Reverse bears a typed ") N (", plus the signature "D.A. Pieren/Palembang/D.E.I." (Lewis' agent in Palembang and in Bandjermasin, Dutch Borneo.) Opened cleanly at right. A lovely cover., Very Fine.
Estimate HK$ 2,000 - 2,400.
Realized HK$2,000.
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Lot 2198

The Moesi River, Palembang-Sumatra, Nederland Indies: 1937 (Dec. 2) to Missouri, A bright, eye-catching franking on the huts-on-stilts cachet. The stamps are tied individually by "Palembang/-2.12.37" bridge cancel (note the new style of canceller). Blue handstamped ") N (" at top of backflap, which is sealed by vertical oval kan handstamp. Minor edgewear across the top, which does not detract., Very Fine.
Estimate HK$ 1,600 - 2,000.
Realized HK$2,600.
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