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Lot No. 2087

Auction No. 24
Category Commonwealth & Foreign
Est. $75
Status SOLD $230



India 1924 (6th Aug) Mount Everest Expedition led by General CG Bruce. A pictorial postcard showing Mt Everest from the base camp in the Rongbuk Valley, Tibet with "Dispatched by Postal Runner to India" printed above message. Addressed to SD in Liverpool, it is signed "Best Wishes JBL Noel Captain Mt Everest Expedition" who was the photographer & movie camera operator for the accent. The postcard has the blue mountain cinderella cancelled by Rongbuk Glacier Base Camp cachet in red with India NINE PIES on 1/- surcharge pair of KGV stamps pmkd Darjeeling 2 SEP 24. Central fold otherwise fine. It was an ill-fated attempt with the two man team of Mallory & Irvine disappearing into the mist only a couple of hundred feet short of the summit. The body of Mallory was found in 1999 but Irvine is yet to be were found. Even today there is debate as to whether they were the first to reach the summit. A scarce item full of history with a personal touch by Noel who filmed the tragedy.


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