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The Steve Berlin Collection of Karl Lewis Covers

Kyushu/Ryukyu Islands
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Lot 2070

Naha: 1935 (Dec. 17) to Connecticut, One of just three covers known, the all-over cachet largely copying the Scenic Datestamp, which portrays the Naminoue promontory at Naha. One of two covers dated Dec. 17 (the other was posted Aug. 31, 1935), this bears the letter-spaced inscription "NAHA,/(OKINAWA.)/LOO CHOO ISLANDS", the latter a transliteration of the original Chinese name for the islands. Two Scenic Datestamps tie the 10s postage, with blue "To US" handstamp centered below inscription. Reverse displays "C-29." combination and ") N (" opening remarque (both typed), plus a vertical oval kan handstamp in blue. Small spot of mounting adhesive at lower right on the reverse mentioned solely for accuracy, as is the light line of blue crayon diagonally across the ½s stamp. See JP 70:6, pp. 331-332 for more information. A real beauty., Very Fine.
Estimate HK$ 3,000 - 3,400.
Realized HK$3,600.
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