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Lot No. 2357

Auction No. 29
Category Commonwealth & Foreign
Est. $150
Status SOLD $180

 

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India 1924 (30th Oct) 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 Master R Sutherland, 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 1┬Ża KGV tied by Calcutta British Empire Exhibition slogan cancel. A couple of corner bends otherwise sound. 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 found. A scarce item full of history.