Lot 1326 Japanese Empire Onuma Park, Hokkaido to California, APR.28.1937, Karl Lewis Illustrated cover depicting a park scene, with two strikes of the Sapporo oval scenic datestamp tying four Japanese definitives. Rare and very fine, ex. Dr. Steven J. Berlin collection. Estimate C$500.
Lot 1034 Old Time Correspondence, Mostly to or From Japan, 1880s and 1890s with over 80 postal stationery cards, mailed to Japan from a number of countries such as Canada (many), Hawaii, USA, Russia, Great Britain, Italy, Hong Kong, China, Straits Settlements, Ceylon, Egypt, France, etc. Also a few local cards from Japan or the US. Many of the cards are UPU and pay the correct rate, but many are also uprated. We note lots of postmark interest, rates, routes, etc. Most of these cards were mailed to Miss Martha Jane Cunningham, who was a missionary in Japan from 1887 on, and eventually became the first principal at a school there (includes a copy of the history of this school and a little biography on her). A lovely and colorful collection, but unfortunately all the cards have been glued onto pages in a book. Still a great opportunity to acquire such a scarce destination collection. Estimate $350, sold for C$4,800.00 plus buyer’s premium.