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Tibet continued...

Tibet Postal History 1862-1917
LotNo. Symbol Lot Description
1339 cover image1862-ca. 1920, Selection of five envelopes and a document from Nepal to Tibet, the earliest an Official cover with wax seal, three are to Kathmandu via Tatapani and Chautara showing jurisdictional Court seals of Kuti from Kuti (2) and Rasuwa, and the document shows jurisdictional Court seal of Kerong, Fine to Very Fine. (Image1) (Image2) (Image3) (Image4) (Image5) (Image6) (Image7)

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Get Market Data for [Tibet 1862-1920.]

Est. HK$4,000-5,000
Selling for...HK$2,000.00
Will close during Public Auction
1340 cover image1874 (Daoguang 27th Year, Sept.), Official Amban cover from Lhasa to Nepal, sent by His Highness Tu Chang Tathin Shri Tuitarin Amba stationed at Lhasa, addressed to Emperor Shri Surendra, King of Gorkha (Nepal), showing Amban (ambassador) large seal in red; conveyed by courier, Very Fine. (Image1)

Get Market Data for [Tibet 1874.09]

Est. HK$4,000-5,000
Selling for...HK$2,000.00
Will close during Public Auction
1341 cover image1888 (Sept. 20), Cover from Abergele, Wales to a member of the Sikkim Field Force, addressed to "Arthur E. Sandbach Esq., Royal Engineers, Field Force, Sikkim, India" bearing Great Britain 1d lilac pair and three singles, canceled by "181" duplex, with "Sea Post Office/B" c.d.s. (9.27) on reverse; cover a little ragged at top, Fine to Very Fine,

Following the Tibetan incursion into Sikkim and refusal to comply with the British ultimatum for withdrawal in 1888, Great Britain sent a Field Force of 2,000 men under Brigadier General Graham. After retaking Sikkim in March 1888, a force was dispatched to Tibet on 9 November, where it remained until 1 December 1888. This included the addressee's unit, the Bengal Sappers and Miners, which spent this short period in Tibet at "Camp Byutan". In essence, this was the first British Post Office in Tibet.
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Get Market Data for [Tibet 1888.09.20]

Est. HK$2,500-3,000
Selling for...HK$1,300.00
Will close during Public Auction
1342 cover image1891 (Year of the "Earth Rabbit"), Scarf letter from Tibet to the Prime Minister of Nepal, Bir Shamsher, measuring 650 x 750mm and showing official red seal of the Prime Minister of Tibet (53 x 53mm, Dawson #17), Very Fine with beautiful stylistic calligraphy, see the letter fully opened online. (Image1) (Image2)

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Get Market Data for [Tibet 1891.]

Est. HK$6,000-8,000
Selling for...HK$3,000.00
Will close during Public Auction
1343 cover image1895 (Oct. 23), Official envelope from the Court of Khasa to Kathmandu, showing two seals of Nepalese officials, Chautara circular intaglio datestamp (Oct. 23) and Kathmandu arrival c.d.s., Very Fine and rare,

Mail from the Khasa office is only known during the short period of 1895-96.
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Get Market Data for [Tibet 1895.10.23]

Est. HK$1,800-2,000
Selling for...HK$900.00
Will close during Public Auction
1344 cover image1904 (June), Younghusband Expedition cover to Darjeeling, sound envelope ("Tibet Frontier Commission" embossed seal on flap) to Darjeeling (6.9) bearing Great Britain King Edward VII 1a pair, canceled by faint strike of "Field Post Office 24" segmented c.d.s. (Type B2); cover addressed to Colonel Francis Younghusband's wife, Fine to Very Fine. (Image1) (Image2)

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Get Market Data for [Tibet 1904.06]

Est. HK$3,000-4,000
Selling for...HK$1,500.00
Will close during Public Auction
1345 Z image1904 (Aug. 3 - Sept. 22), Selection of six stamps canceled by "Lhasa" c.d.s. during Younghusband Expedition, each bearing Type B1 cancel; five on piece, comprising Queen Victoria 3p (2) and King Edward VII 3p, ½a (2) and 2a, with significant dates including arrival of the expedition at Lhasa (8.3), signing of the Anglo-Tibetan Treaty (9.7) and last day of the Lhasa F.P.O. (9.22); also India 1a on piece tied by 31 OC 03 "Khamba-Jong/Tibet" c.d.s.; all but one are complete strikes, Very Fine. (Image1) (Image2) (Image3)

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Get Market Data for [Tibet 1904.08.03]

Est. HK$2,500-3,000
Selling for...HK$1,300.00
Will close during Public Auction
1346 cover image1904 (Oct. 6), Picture Post Card from Younghusband Expedition member to Lebong, received 10.13, bearing Queen Victoria 3p gray, canceled by "Field Post Office 32" c.d.s. (Lhasa, Type B1), smudged strike as usual, and additionally tied by "Field Post Office 26" c.d.s. (Chumbi, 10.12), with "Lebong" arrival c.d.s. adjacent, Fine to Very Fine. (Image1) (Image2)

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Get Market Data for [Tibet 1904.10.06]

Est. HK$1,500-2,000
Selling for...HK$800.00
Will close during Public Auction
1347 cover image1906-08, Selection of four Sven Hedin covers mailed from India, three to his father and one to his sister in Stockholm, written in his own hand during his 1905-08 Tibetan Expedition, each mailed from Simla on three different stages of the expedition and from Leh; three are Registered, bearing various India values (14, one a mixed Queen Victoria/King Edward VII franking); two canceled by "Viceroy's Camp P.O." c.d.s. with one showing "R/Viceroy's Camp P.O." framed handstamp adjacent, the other two canceled by "Leh/Kashmir" c.d.s. and "Simla" segmented c.d.s. respectively, with appropriate "R/Leh" or "R/Simla" framed handstamps alongside, Fine to Very Fine. (Image1) (Image2) (Image3) (Image4) (Image5)

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Get Market Data for [Tibet 1906-08.]

Est. HK$4,000-5,000
Selling for...HK$2,000.00
Will close during Public Auction
1348 O/cover image1907-54, Representative collection of covers and cancels, comprising 25 envelopes, 3 postal cards, 4 acknowledgement of receipt cards, and cancellations on loose stamps or pieces, with an excellent and diverse range of usages, including Gyantse with 1910 India ½a entire to Nepal, canceled by Type B1 c.d.s.; 1907-15 covers (3, one is ½a stationery, the other two franked with ½a) from Calcutta to Gyantse with Type B1 arrival c.d.s.; 1916 cover to Nepal bearing on reverse ½a, cancelled by Type B2 c.d.s.; 1925 cover to Col. F.M. Bailey in London bearing 2a6p, canceled by Type B4 c.d.s.; and 1937 cover to Nepal bearing on reverse 1a, canceled by Type B4 double-ring datestamp, with "Nepal/ Due/One Anna" horseshoe handstamp on front; Yatung printed matter cover to US bearing India 1½a, cancelled by Type B3 double-ring datestamp, and Pharijong with 1928 (Jan. 30) Airmail cover to England via Karachi (2.6) and Basra (6.17) bearing 3p pair, ½a (3) and 1a, cancelled by Type B3 double-ring datestamp; 1940 (Apr. 14) censored postcard to London via Darjeeling (4.24) bearing King George VI values (9) to 1r, cancelled by Type B4 double-ring datestamp and showing "Passed/Censor/21" triangular handstamp in red adjacent; and 1948 King George VI 1½a entire registered to England bearing on reverse 3p pair, ½a (3) and 1r, cancelled by Type B3 double-ring datestamp (a few faults); also 1903-04 bronze medal with ribbon (no clasp) with "Edwardus VII/Kaisar-I-Hind" engraved with King's portatrait on front and Potala Palace and "Tibet 1902-04" on reverse, generally Fine to Very Fine, imaged in full online. (PDF for this Lot) (Image1) (Image2)

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Get Market Data for [Tibet 1907-54.]

Est. HK$8,000-1,000
Selling for...HK$4,000.00
Will close during Public Auction
1349 cover image1907 (Jan. 21), Registered envelope from Sven Hedin while at Naktang, Tibet to Ludwig Hedin in Stockholm, written in his own hand and carried by courier to Gyantse, bearing India King Edward VII 1a and 4a canceled by "Gyantse-Tibet/Siliguri Base" c.d.s. (2.7, Type B1), and showing "R/Temporary P.O. Y" framed handstamp (Type 63) adjacent, with part strike of arrival c.d.s. on reverse; small peripheral cover faults, still Fine to Very Fine cover sent during his Tibetan expedition. (Image1) (Image2)

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Get Market Data for [Tibet 1907.01.21]

Est. HK$5,000-6,000
Selling for...HK$2,600.00
Will close during Public Auction
1350 cover image1907 (Jan.), Registered envelope from Sven Hedin while at Naktang, Tibet to Ludwig Hedin in Stockholm, in Hedin's own hand; carried by courier to Gyantse, bearing on reverse India King Edward VII 1a and 4a, canceled by "Gyantse-Tibet/Siliguri Base" c.d.s. (2.25, Type B1), and showing "R/Temporary P.O. Y" framed handstamp (Type 63) on front, with "Stockholm/Ank 1 Lsr" arrival c.d.s. (3.31) on reverse, Fine to Very Fine, cover sent during his Tibetan expedition. (Image1) (Image2)

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Get Market Data for [Tibet 1907.01]

Est. HK$3,500-4,000
Selling for...HK$1,800.00
Will close during Public Auction
1351 cover image1909-10, Five Incoming Mail items to Tibet, comprising four India postal stationery entires and one franked envelope from India (2) or Nepal (3), showing "Gyantse-Tibet/Siliguri Base" c.d.s., and one additionally with "Pharijong F.P.O. No. 81" arrival c.d.s. (Type B1); also 1910 envelope to Nepal bearing India ½a, canceled by "Gyantse-Tibet/Siliguri Base" c.d.s. (Type B1); a few cover faults, otherwise Fine to Very Fine. (Image1) (Image2) (Image3) (Image4) (Image5) (Image6)

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Get Market Data for [Tibet 1909-10.]

Est. HK$3,000-4,000
Selling for...HK$1,500.00
Will close during Public Auction
1352 cover imageca. 1909, I-Chan "Wine fee" cover from Shigatse to Lhasa, showing private sender's seals on reverse with endorsement in Chinese "wine fee one dollar", Fine to Very Fine and rare "wine" cover predating the opening of the Chinese Post Office in 1910, Fine to Very Fine, a rare "wine" cover predating the opening of the Chinese Post Office in 1910,

The Chinese Army occupied Tibet in 1909. Prior to the opening of the Chinese Post Office in early 1910, the I-Chan couriers would sometimes carry private mail for a fee, even though this was forbidden. This "wine fee" practice was employed during the latter part of 1909 and early 1910.
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Get Market Data for [Tibet 1909.]

Est. HK$4,000-5,000
Selling for...HK$2,000.00
Will close during Public Auction
1353 cover image1913 (Aug. 4), Registered "Wilson" envelope from Pharijong to Birmingham, England, with 6 SP 13 receiver on reverse; bearing India King George V 3p (2) and 2a6p, canceled by "Pharijong F.P.O. No. 81" segmented c.d.s. (Type B2), and showing "Pharijong F.P.O. No. 81" handstamped in red on blue registration label, Fine to Very Fine, a scarce usage. (Image1) (Image2)

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Get Market Data for [Tibet 1913.08.04]

Est. HK$2,000-2,500
Selling for...HK$1,000.00
Will close during Public Auction
1354 cover image1915 (July 8), Registered envelope from Gyantse to Kathmandu, Nepal, bearing on reverse King George V ½a and 2a, canceled by "Gyantse-Tibet/Siliguri Base" c.d.s. (Type B1) with "Nepal" double-ring arrival datestamp (7.17) alongside; "Gyantse-Tibet" handstamped registration label on front, Fine to Very Fine. (Image1) (Image2)

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Get Market Data for [Tibet 1915.07.08]

Est. HK$2,000-2,500
Selling for...HK$1,000.00
Will close during Public Auction
1355 cover image1916 (July 6) Registered envelope from Yatung to England, addressed to Manchester and redirected to Bournemouth, bearing India King Edward VII ½a and 1a pair (perforations trimmed at right) with King George V ½a, canceled by "Yatung-Tibet/via Siliguri" c.d.s. (Type B1), with "Yatung-Tibet" handstamped registration label alongside; reverse with London (9 AU 16), Manchester (10 AU) and Bournemouth (11 AU) Registered receivers, Fine to Very Fine. (Image1) (Image2)

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Get Market Data for [Tibet 1916.07.06]

Est. HK$1,200-1,500
Selling for...HK$600.00
Will close during Public Auction
1356 cover image1917 (Sept. 4), King Edward VII ½a entire from Gyantse to Nepal, bearing on reverse King George V ½a, the indicia and stamp canceled by "Yatung-Tibet/via Siliguri" c.d.s.'s, Types B1 and B2 respectively, showing crisp strike of the scarce "Temporary P.O. Y/One Anna" horseshoe handstamp (Hellrigl Type B110), since the postmaster erroneously thought the letter was underpaid, this subsequently overwritten "Cancelled" in red ink and initialed by the clerk; with "Nepal" double-ring arrival datestamp (9.12) on reverse; with original enclosure; some peripheral cover faults, Fine to Very Fine, a highly unusual usage, ex Mizuhara Meiso. (Image1) (Image2)

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Get Market Data for [Tibet 1917.09.04]

Est. HK$4,000-5,000
Selling for...HK$2,000.00
Will close during Public Auction
1357 cover image1917 (Sept. 21), Cover from Gyantse to Nathia Gali, addressed to "Colonel W.[William] J.D. Dundee, C.I.E., Royal Engineers, Nathia Gali, N.W. Frontier Province", bearing India King George V 1a, canceled by "Gyantse-Tibet/Siliguri Base" c.d.s. (Type B1), with arrival c.d.s. (1 Oct.) on reverse; cover has horizontal creasing at top clear of stamp, Fine to Very Fine. (Image1) (Image2)

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Get Market Data for [Tibet 1917.09.21]

Est. HK$1,200-1,500
Selling for...HK$600.00
Will close during Public Auction
1358 cover image1917 (Oct. 10), Registered envelope from Yatung to London, 1917 (Oct. 10), Registered envelope from Yatung to London (11.22) bearing India 1a and 2a, boldly canceled by "Yatung-Tibet/via Siliguri" c.d.s. (Type B1), with "Yatung-Tibet" handstamped Registration label alongside; London receiver (Nov. 22) on reverse, Very Fine. (Image1) (Image2)

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Get Market Data for [Tibet 1917.10.10]

Est. HK$1,500-2,000
Selling for...HK$800.00
Will close during Public Auction

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