Tibet 1924 Mt Everest Expedition stamps or Cinderellas

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Re: Tibet 1924 Mt Everest Expedition stamps or Cinderellas

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The swasika comes from sanskrit meaning it is good and was widely used in India and Nepal, it was also used during the Raj as a symbol of good luck. I have a first edition of the Jungle Book somewhere which actually has the swastika in a circle on the front cover.

It was adopted by the nazi party in the 1920's and then rotated 90 degrees by Hitler in the 1930s.

So swastika's in Hinduism and Buddhism are considered good luck and not in any way nefarious.

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Value Of the 1924 Everest Expedition Covers And Item?

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A hotch potch collection came into the charity on Thursday and there were some very nice items amongst the common material.

There were a couple of items outside my collecting field including these items.

There were two covers from a 1924 expedition to Mount Everest, one a little moth eaten. There was also a nice piece with a cancelled trio.

A quick google search indicates that there might be some value in these. Does anyone have some knowledge in the area and an approximate value?
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The ebay search I conducted only revealed covers with actual postage stamps attached to pay the postage, making these unusual.
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Re: Tibet 1924 Mt Everest Expedition stamps or Cinderellas

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For ALL Information on Mount Everest Expeditions, look here...
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Re: Tibet 1924 Mt Everest Expedition stamps or Cinderellas

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Further to the comments made otherwise, the two covers cancelled with the Tibet cachets are decidedly unusual. I have been collecting India for some time (well over 30 years in round figures) and have a few of the cards with the more common cancels and also some of the rarer ones.

The vast majority of 1924 Everest material one sees are the postcards with the cinderella cancelled with the red Rongbuk Glacier cachet. These are franked with Indian 1 1/2a stamps and are postmarked Darjeeling or mostly Calcutta. Just the cinderellas themselves and with Tibet cancels and further addressed to the far reaches colony of Australia lift them into the scarce category. Likewise the piece with the three cancels - again most uncommon. I would expect that you should be able to command quite a nice price for these items - north of A$200 I should say.
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Re: Tibet 1924 Mt Everest Expedition stamps or Cinderellas

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Hi

As a part of my carried covers, I have the normal "British Empire Exhibition" cancelled postcard and a mint block of four of the cinderella.

However saw one more with me, this one cancelled in Darjeeling and mailed to England
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This Postcard depicts the first recorded mass mailing date for the Advertising Postcard, which is August 18th 1924, i.e. just over two weeks after the Expedition returned to Darjeeling. Later mass mailings continued until October 30th, when the last consignment was dispatched from Calcutta.

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Here's a nice scan again of the much rarer "17,000 ft" cancel
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It'll be in the RPSNZ November sale.

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Re: Tibet 1924 Mt Everest Expedition stamps or Cinderellas

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I notice most of the cinderellas for Everest have the base-camp postmark.

In this guide the base-camp postmark has six sided stars while most of the letters shown here have five. How many postmarks were there?

Just curious, George.

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I recently bought a handbook called The Postage Stamps & Postal History of Tibet by H.D.S.Haverbeck.
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At the back of the handbook is the scanned info.
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Re: Tibet 1924 Mt Everest Expedition stamps or Cinderellas

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This cover was mentioned in the upcoming sale of the magnificent Bo Olsson Tibet collection by Feldmans in early December 2017

https://stampboards.com/viewtopic.php?f=13&t=78292
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An absolutely unique cover with a block of six of the special 1924 Mt. Everest Expedition seal. All such covers mailed from Tibet are indeed scarce.
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warm wrote:This cover was mentioned in the upcoming sale of the magnificent Bo Olsson Tibet collection by Feldmans in early December 2017

https://stampboards.com/viewtopic.php?f=13&t=78292
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An absolutely unique cover with a block of six of the special 1924 Mt. Everest Expedition seal. All such covers mailed from Tibet are indeed scarce.
Very cool. :)

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Re: Tibet 1924 Mt Everest Expedition stamps or Cinderellas

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Superb cover. perhaps the potential buyer would like to complement his purchase with this unused block of six I currently have listed on ebay.

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/292211553784?ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1558.l2649

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Re: Tibet 1924 Mt Everest Expedition stamps or Cinderellas

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Wow; a superb piece of history there for sale at the auction, not to mention the scarf sent from the Dalai Lama almost one hundred years ago. This is why philately is such an intriguing hobby. Some things never cease to amaze me!

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Re: Tibet 1924 Mt Everest Expedition stamps or Cinderellas

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For the record, this is for sale on ebay with a buy-it-now price of approximately AUD$75.

https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/143601668784?hash=item216f5392b0:g:OK8AAOSw0YxexAK8

1924 Everest Cinderella Block
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Now I'm not 100% certain, but judging by some of this seller's other odd looking listings... is this real or fake?

I still prefer the look of W5LDY's block above....

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Re: Tibet 1924 Mt Everest Expedition stamps or Cinderellas

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VERY clearly the wrong colour, totally wrong perf guage, wrong gum.

And offered at 25% of what a real block would be.

It is FakeBay ..... go join up the dots Ben. :roll: :roll: :roll:

EVERYTHING this Croatia spiv hermes_diactoros offers is FAKE -- please report him folks - he MUST describe this stuff as FAKE and mark it thus, by eBay rules.

https://www.ebay.com.au/sch/hermes_diactoros/m.html?item=143 ... 6732.m1684

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Re: Tibet 1924 Mt Everest Expedition stamps or Cinderellas

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Yes, I thought it might be.

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