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Sale 29

The Steve Berlin Collection of Karl Lewis Covers


British Africa (South Africa)
 
 
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Lot 2260

Johannesburg, 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.
Unsold
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Lot 2261

Johannesburg, South Africa: 1936 (Jan. 29) to Missouri, Cover cacheted by image of three Zulu beehive huts among trees with birds, franked 3d for the non-Empire rate by Orange River Colony, Cape of Good Hope, plus two South Africa (one in Afrikaans, one English, both with advertising tabs for telephone services), cancelled by wavy-line Johannesburg roller c.d.s. Back blank save for typed ") N (" remarque. A relatively early cacheted cover; JP notes the first known is dated July 6, 1935., Very Fine.
Estimate HK$ 1,800 - 2,200.
Realized HK$2,400.
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Lot 2262

Johannesburg, South Africa: 1937 (July 22) to Pennsylvania, A Zulu beehive hut cover, its 3d postage comprising Transvaal, Cape of Good Hope plus two South Africa issues (one bilingually inscribed, the other in Afrikaans), tied by wavy-line roller "Johannesburg/22JL37/E" cancel. Blue handstamped ") N (" and horizontal oval genkan across flap. Fresh and bright., Very Fine.
Estimate HK$ 1,800 - 2,200.
Realized HK$2,600.
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Lot 2263

Johannesburg, South Africa: 1938 (Apr. 7) to Pennsylvania, Four South Africa definitives, two with advertising tabs, tied by three "Johannesburg/7-.IV.38/92" double-ring bridge c.d.s.'s on the second cachet known for the location, depicting a single hut on a low bluff with the sun and mountains in the distance. A manuscript ") N (" in blue ink plus vertical oval kan handstamp across the flap. Mounting residue on reverse, but the face of the cover crystal clear., Very Fine.
Estimate HK$ 1,800 - 2,200.
Realized HK$2,400.
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