Sale 29

Lot 2089

Toyohara, Island of Saghalien: 1937 (Sept. 25) to Missouri, The second iconic Sakhalin cover, the polar bear riverside, looking out on a snow-and-ice covered landscape but with the cresting sun incredibly warming the sky. Two Tazawas and two Pictorials, totaling 20s, are tied by two choice strikes of the Toyohara Scenic Datestamp. Blue "To US" handstamp centered below caption. Typed combination notation "C-19.N." on backflap, as is a handstamped ") N (" in blue. Horizontal oval blue genkan handstamp seals the flap, which was opened. The accompanying filler is a blank divided back to one of Lewis' postcards with UPU bilingual "Postcard" inscriptions, frame for stamp, and "Karl Lewis/[initialed sake gourd]/Yokohama" logo at upper left. A true beauty of a cover!, Very Fine.
Estimate HK$ 3,600 - 4,000.

Realized HK$ 22,000


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