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Tibet continued...

Tibet Postal History 1917-1942
LotNo. Symbol Lot Description
1359 cover image1917 (Dec. 11), Registered cover from Gyantse to Nepal, bearing on reverse King George V ½a and 1a (2), canceled by "Gyantse-Tibet/Siliguri Base" c.d.s. (Type B1), with "Gyantse-Tibet" handstamped registration label and arrival c.d.s. (Dec. 20) adjacent, Fine to Very Fine. (Image1) (Image2)

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Get Market Data for [Tibet 1917.12.11]

Est. HK$1,500-2,000
Selling for...HK$800.00
Will close during Public Auction
1360 cover image1920 (Apr. 6), Registered cover from Gyantse to the Commander-in-Chief of the Nepal Army at Kathmandu, bearing on reverse King George V ½a and 1a vertical pair, canceled by "Gyantse/Tibet" double-ring datestamp (Type B3), with "Gyantse-Tibet" handstamped Registration label, "Nepal" double-ring datestamp and "Kathmandu" oval handstamp (4.15) adjacent; some creasing and minor deterioration of flap at right, Fine to Very Fine. (Image1) (Image2)

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Get Market Data for [Tibet 1920.04.06]

Est. HK$1,800-2,400
Selling for...HK$900.00
Will close during Public Auction
1361 cover image1922 (July 25), Registered cover from the Gorkha Office in Gyantse to Kathmandu, Nepal, bearing on reverse King George V 1a pair and single, canceled by "Gyantse/Tibet" double-ring datestamp (Type B4), with "Gyantse-Tibet" handstamped registration label (handstamp inverted), "Nepal" double-ring datestamp and "Kathmandu" oval handstamp (8.3) adjacent, Fine to Very Fine usage. (Image1) (Image2)

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Get Market Data for [Tibet 1922.07.25]

Est. HK$1,800-2,400
Selling for...HK$900.00
Will close during Public Auction
1362 cover image1923 (Year of the "Water Pig", 6th month, 25th day), Scarf letter from the 13th Dalai Lama to the Concerned Officer of the Royal Ghorka Palace in Kathmandu, Nepal, measuring 740 x 615mm, showing large inner official seal (44 x 44mm) and small outer private seal of the 13th Dalai Lama, both in red, Very Fine and splendid, see our website for the entire letter opened out,

The text reads:
"I hope you are in good health and striving for the betterment of both our religion and the people.

"I am sending a small gift to the King of Nepal with my delegation. They are on a pilgrimage to the holy places of Nepal in order to make offerings and to promote friendly ties between Tibet and Nepal."
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Get Market Data for [Tibet 1923.06.25]

Est. HK$12,000-15,000
Selling for...HK$6,000.00
Will close during Public Auction
1363 cover image1926 (Nov. 3), Cover from Kathmandu to "Tibetan Pharijong", bearing India King George V 1a, canceled by "Nepal" c.d.s., showing on reverse "Kathmandu" oval handstamp and "Pharijong" British Indian P.O. c.d.s. (11.13) with Tibet 1/6t olive green shiny enamel ink (Waterfall #30), canceled by native double-ring handstamp and "D.L.O./Lucknow/8 Nov 25" framed datestamp; opened for display, Fine to Very Fine, unusual. (Image1) (Image2)

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Get Market Data for [Tibet 1926.11.03]

Est. HK$1,500-2,000
Selling for...HK$800.00
Will close during Public Auction
1364 cover image1927 (June 16), "O.H.M.S." linen envelope from Gyantse to Lt. Col. F.M. Bailey at Gangtok, bearing Tibet 1/6t deep green, canceled by "Lhassa P.O." double-ring handstamp (Type VII), forwarded to Bailey's camp at Yatung with India "Service" surcharge 1a on 1½a (faults) canceled by "Gyantse/Tibet" c.d.s.(6.16), showing "Yatung-Tibet/Siliguri" c.d.s. (6.19) and "Gantok" arrival c.d.s. (6.21), to where the cover was eventually delivered; the India Official has creasing at lower left and the cover has a few faults, Fine to Very Fine usage from this notable correspondence. (Image1) (Image2)

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Get Market Data for [Tibet 1927.06.16]

Est. HK$1,500-2,000
Selling for...HK$800.00
Will close during Public Auction
1365 cover image1938 (Feb. 20-21), Two Incoming Mail items to Gyantse, comprising a cover and a King George VI 1½p entire from Newport and Rotherham, Great Britain, respectively; the cover bearing Great Britain King George VI 1½d, canceled by duplex or c.d.s., with "Gyantse/Tibet" arrival and dispatch c.d.s. on reverse, "Inconnu/ Unknown" and "Non-Reclamé/Not Claimed" framed handstamps respectively, and "DLO/…" framed datestamps for Calcutta and Bombay on reverse, with "Undelivered for reasons stated" and "to be returned to sender/at the address shown on cover." straight-line handstamps in red and "Retour" framed handstamps on front, Very Fine pair of covers. (Image1) (Image2) (Image3) (Image4)

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Get Market Data for [Tibet 1935.02.20]

Est. HK$2,000-2,500
Selling for...HK$1,000.00
Will close during Public Auction
1366 cover image1938 (June 4), Censored cover from Benares, Nepal, to Pharijong, bearing on reverse India 1a, canceled by "Chaukhamba/Benares" c.d.s., showing "Opened by Censor/F.P.O. 70/Gyantse Tibet" framed handstamp in violet and "Pharijong" double-ring arrival datestamp (Type B3, 9 JUN) adjacent; horizontal letter fold at extreme top and small corner fault at top left, Fine to Very Fine, a rare postwar "F.P.O. 70" usage originating in Nepal. (Image1) (Image2)

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Get Market Data for [Tibet 1938.06.04]

Est. HK$1,200-1,500
Selling for...HK$600.00
Will close during Public Auction
1367 cover image1938 (Aug. 4) and 1941 (Sept. 1), Two censored covers from New York to Gyantse and Lhasa, bearing U.S. Prexies ½¢ + 4½¢, and Defense 1¢ strip of three + 2¢, respectively, canceled by duplexes, both with "Gyantse/Tibet" double-ring arrival datestamp, then returned to senders; the first cover with "Refused" and returned "To Sender" ink endorsements and eventual New York arrival c.d.s. (10.27); the second cover is censored, with "Non-Reclamé/Not Claimed" framed handstamp, "No Convention of Exchange of Mails between India & Tibet. No agents at Gyantse hence ret'd to Sender thus DLO Cal." manuscript endorsement, and "DLO/…" framed datestamps for Calcutta and Bombay on reverse, with "Undelivered for reasons stated" and "to be returned to sender/at the address shown on cover." straightline handstamps in red and "Retour" framed handstamp, as well as British "Passed by Censor" triangular cachet, on front, Fine to Very Fine. (Image1) (Image2) (Image3) (Image4)

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Get Market Data for [Tibet 1938.08.04]

Est. HK$2,000-2,500
Selling for...HK$1,000.00
Will close during Public Auction
1368 cover image1942 (Feb. 23), Censored returned cover from San Diego, Cal. to Lhasa, bearing U.S. Famous Americans 5¢ Howe, cancelled by duplex, showing "Non-Reclamé/Not Claimed" framed handstamp, "No Convention of Exchange of Mails between India & Tibet. No agents at Gyantse hence ret'd to Sender thus DLO Cal." manuscript endorsement, "Darjeeling" double-ring datestamp (9.2-3), and "DLO/…" framed datestamps for Calcutta (9.5) and Bombay (10.9) on reverse, with "Undelivered for reasons stated" and "to be returned to sender/at the address shown on cover." straightline handstamps in red and "Retour" framed handstamp, as well as British "Passed by Censor" octagonal cachet, on front, Fine to Very Fine. (Image1) (Image2)

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Get Market Data for [Tibet 1942.02.23]

Est. HK$1,200-1,500
Selling for...HK$600.00
Will close during Public Auction

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