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Lot No. 553

Auction No. 29
Category World
    Collections, Accumulations and Selections
Est. $1500
Status SOLD $500



Tibet 1912-1956 specialised collection written up on leaves with c140 stamps & 50 covers. Incls many forgeries indicated with reference to 2 specialist publication "The Postal History of Tibet" by Arnold C. Waterfall & "Postmarks of Tibet" by Wolfgang C.Hellrigl, RDP. FRPSL. Noted 1911 Chinese Imperial Post surcharges in Indian currency to 12 annas on 50¢. Top value fine but a few stained perfs on 1 anna, 3 annas & 4 annas. SG Cat. £2000+ for these 9 vals. Noted "One Rupee" on $1 used on piece (SG C10, Cat. £1400), 1915 cover to Calcutta with Indian KGV ½a tied by Gyantse-Tibet cds & Baba-Bazar/Calcutta arrival. Note that during the period of Tibet stamps additional franking was required on mail leaving Tibet as it was not a UPU member so it's stamps only had local mail validity. This collection incls Telegraphs & Official stamps not listed in SG. Serious collectors unable to attend the sale may request emailed scans of some pages to appreciate the standard & depth of this collection which has been kept intact. Conservative estimate. (c140 stamps, c50 covers)