One of the highlights are two Tibet collections.
They were formed over many years by Bo Olsson and Bengt-Erik Larsson.
Bo Olsson is one of the very few experts that can write certificates for the difficult early issues.
The catalogue will be a invaluable reference for current and future Tibet collectors.
Contact Feldmans to buy a hard copy or download the digital version when available.
Of the two collections one is specialized in the various shades/printings and the other in 1933 issue sheets.
A number of the rare Waterlow essays and also native Tibetan proofs will be on offer. Not to mention other interesting items, like Bailey 1924 covers. Colonel Bailey was the only Westerner to actually see the early stamps being printed.
A highlight in the Tibet auction is a XIIIth Dalai Lama scarf cover, c.1925.
Today such scarf cover are seldom seen.
Examples of some Bailey covers:
Bo had started to collect Tibet already in 1956, over 60 years ago. He was a schoolboy then and had been fascinated by his teachers telling about the mysterious Tibet.
His major interest was to study the different printing or colour shades as we also can say about them. His checklist completed Waterfall’s Handbook list. Only a few impossible printings are missing in his collection, such as the super-rare Pastel-Pink (Bluish Pink) printings of 1 tr 1912 and 8 tr 1914.
Bo is more interested in research than mounting on pages, so his only participation in an exhibition was one that the Swedish Post arranged at their PostExpo localities in 1988. A special postmark depicting The Potala was available for all posting. Bo was especially happy for all school classes and their teachers who visited the exhibition.
Some very rare items from his collection will now come up for auction. Such as a rare cover stamped with a bistro stamp and an early registered cover with a 4 tr green perforated among others.
A remarkable sale.