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The Steve Berlin Collection of Karl Lewis Covers


Sarawak
 
 
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Lot 2248

The 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.
Realized HK$3,000.
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Lot 2249

The 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.
Realized HK$3,000.
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Lot 2250

Kuching-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.
Realized HK$5,000.
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