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Asian Stamps & Postal History


Tibet
 
 
 

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Lot 2208 Tibet, 1903 (25 June) envelope ("The Hong Kong Land Investment and Agency Co. Ltd." imprint on flap) to "Captain W.R.Mc.D. Parr, Special Frontier Commission re., Yatung, Tibet…via Siliguri, Reinach P.O., Sikhim, India", redirected to "P.O. Khampajang, Tibet" bearing Hong Kong 5c. yellow pair (slight creasing) with violet firm's security handstamp and cancelled by "Victoria/Hong Kong" c.d.s., showing "Tuticorin" (14.7), "Kalimpong" (21.7) and "Rhenock/Darjeeling" (22 and 29.7) transit c.d.s. on reverse, fine and highly unusual.
Estimate HK$ 8,000 - 10,000


The Hong Kong stamps are tied by "The Hong Kong Land Investment and Agency Co. Ltd." security handstamp in violet.

The addressee, Captain Randall Parr, was a member of the Chinese Customs Service at Yatung, and, while serving as such, was also appointed as a Commissioner of the Special Frontier Commission.
  Realized HK$40,250
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Lot 2209 Offices in Tibet, 1911 surcharged on Waterlow issue 3p. on 1c. to 2r. on $2, fine unused with part to much original gum, hinge remainders and some slight gum glazing from the protective mounts, the 2r. on $2 has small paper adherence. Chan T1-T11.
Estimate HK$ 8,000 - 10,000
  Realized HK$23,000
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Lot 2210 /() Offices in Tibet, 1911 surcharged on Waterlow issue 3p. on 1c. to 2r. on $2, mainly fine appearance unused with part to much original gum, except the 3a. on 16c. has foxed perfs., the 1r. on $1 is regummed and the 2r. on $2 has completely glazed gum from the protective mount. Chan T1-T11.
Estimate HK$ 5,000 - 6,000
  Realized HK$9,775
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Lot 2211 P Tibet, 1912 die proof by Waterlow & Sons of 1/3t. in deep ultramarine on thin wove paper (68-75 x 76-81mm.), die sinkage shows at sides, extremely fine and indicative of the high standard and sophistication of the Waterlow engravers. An exquisite piece of artwork.
Estimate HK$ 15,000 - 20,000
  Unsold
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Lot 2212 o Tibet, 1933-60 third issue imperforate 4tr. bright yellow-green on thick native paper, Setting II, a complete sheet of twelve, striking pre-printing paper fold along first vertical row of stamps, cancelled by "Lhasa" double-ring h.s. (type VIII), central fold crosses right side of second vertical row of stamps, fine. Wilfried Franke BPP certificate (2001).
Estimate HK$ 1,200 - 1,500
  Unsold
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