Sale 29

Lot 2220

From Adamstown, Pitcairn Island: 1934 (Feb. 23) to New Jersey, Perhaps the most exciting cover in the sale: An unrecorded location/inscription, an unrecorded cachet, plus a new earliest known date! Covers from Pitcairn described and illustrated in JP 68:5 (pp. 281-283) bear captions of "Pitcairn Island", "Bounty Bay" or "Point Lookout"; this follows Lewis' early covers' wording of "From,/ADAMSTOWN./Pitcairn Island." with seven spaced underscores. The cachet is a breathtaking depiction of the Bounty, her lines and rigging at first appearing engraved (note the original sketch, still visible amid and around the final inked design). Each stamp of the 3d New Zealand postage is tied by an unmistakable "Pitcairn Island/23.FE.34/N.Z. Postal Agency" dater, further tied by a London "Victoria Docks/27 MCH/1934/E.1" wavy-line c.d.s. Reverse with " N " remarque (in quotation marks), offset from an unknown roller cancel, a second London 27 MR 34 dater, plus a blue circled "KL" handstamp at lower left. Neatly opened at right. A stunning cover all around—we expect mutinous bidding., Very Fine.
Estimate HK$ 5,000 - 6,000.

Realized HK$ 7,500


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