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The Steve Berlin Collection of Karl Lewis Covers


British South Atlantic (St. Helena)
 
 
Lot Photo Description
Lot 2264

"Lot" & "Lot's" Wife, Island of St. Helena, South Atlantic: 1936 (Feb. 15) to Oklahoma, A cachet of the two rock formations, franked by 1d and 2d King George V Badge of the Colony stamps, each tied by poorly struck "St. Helena/C/FE 15/36" c.d.s.'s. Reverse, toned, with typed ") N (" and darkening blue sake gourd logo handstamp across flap. Worth its weight in gold., Very Fine.
Estimate HK$ 1,800 - 2,200.
Realized HK$3,600.
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Lot 2265

Island of St. Helena, South Atlantic: 1936 (Mar. 13) to Ohio, A second cachet type, based on the Badge of the Colony (as depicted on the three King George V issues paying the 3d non-Empire rate). The three stamps are tied by four "St. Helena/A/MR 13/36" c.d.s.'s. Typed ") N (" on back, with blue sake gourd logo handstamp across flap. Opened at left. Light overall toning, but an artistically produced cover., Very Fine.
Estimate HK$ 1,800 - 2,200.
Realized HK$2,600.
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Lot 2266

James Valley, Island of St. Helena, South Atlantic: 1937 (Jan. 7) to Washington, DC, A previously unrecorded location and cachet design. The cachet, depicting several groups of buildings within walls, is presumably Jamestown, located in James Valley at the northern end of the island—though the valley is made to look far wider and gentler than its reality. Three King George V Badge of the Colony stamps make up the 3d postage, each tied by a clear "St. Helena/C/JA 7/37" c.d.s. Only a typed ") N (" appears on the back. Just a pretty cover—and the only one documented to our knowledge., Very Fine.
Estimate HK$ 2,400 - 2,800.
Realized HK$1,800.
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Lot 2267

Sandy Bay, Island of St. Helena, South Atlantic: 1940 (Feb. 26) to Michigan, marked postage due, A new latest-known cover, posted ten days after the JP-listed Feb. 16, 1940, cover. The cachet depicts a hilltop farm scene with Lot and Lot's Wife rising in the background. Franked by a single 3d King George V Badge of the Colony stamp tied by crystal-clear "St. Helena/A/FE 26/40" c.d.s., the black boxed "T/20 [in manuscript] C" postage due handstamp on the reverse is a bit of a mystery—especially as the "due" postage was never assessed. The cover has seen contact with water, as both the ") N (" and vertical oval kan handstamps have run, but the cachet is as crisp as the day it was painted. Opened at left, the cover shows some minor edge wear, but a stunning piece nonetheless., Very Fine.
Estimate HK$ 2,000 - 2,400.
Realized HK$2,600.
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