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The Steve Berlin Collection of Karl Lewis Covers

Siam (Thailand)
Lot Photo Description
Lot 2192

Bangkok, Siam: 1936 (Apr. 7) to Oklahoma, A relatively early example, as the earliest recorded by JP is dated Jan. 1, 1936. A beautiful rendition of the Royal Pantheon in Bangkok, one of two cachets used for the city (see Lot 2194 for the second), franked by three values of the Chakri Dynasty Sesquicentenary issue tied by two grand strikes of the bilingual "7.4.36/Bangkok G.P.O.g" comb cancel. Reverse, with light overall toning, has only a typed ") N (" indicator. A fresh and clean example from this popular location., Very Fine.
Estimate HK$ 6,000 - 8,000.
Realized HK$7,000.
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Lot 2193

Bangkok, Siam: 1936 (June 1) to Washington, DC, A magnificent cover, portraying the Royal Pantheon, with 15stg postage provided by three First Issue Airmails. The stamps are tied by two clear strikes of the Bangkok G.P.O.g bilingual 1.6.36 comb c.d.s. Reverse with typed ") N (" at top. Exquisite color and rendering of the cachet, with multicolored Garudas keeping watch. A great item., Very Fine.
Estimate HK$ 6,000 - 8,000.
Realized HK$6,500.
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Lot 2194

Bangkok, Siam: 1937 (Mar. 8) to Pennsylvania, A single 15stg First Issue Airmail covers the postage, and is tied by a fully legible Bangkok G.P.O.g bilingual comb cancel dated 8.3.37. The cachet here is the second design known for Bangkok, portraying the Royal Palace and Wat Phra Kaew. Reverse bears blue handstamped ") N (" and vertical oval kan. A clean and inviting cover, the stamp's rich color complementing the softer tones of the cachet., Very Fine.
Estimate HK$ 4,000 - 5,000.
Realized HK$4,500.
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