Rainer's Stamp Corner  
 
Forum Home Forum Home > Tibet > Tibet Postmarks and Postal History
  New Posts New Posts RSS Feed - China Tibet 1954 comb. cover w. bisect
  FAQ FAQ  Forum Search   Events   Register Register  Login Login

China Tibet 1954 comb. cover w. bisect

 Post Reply Post Reply
Author
Message
Rainer View Drop Down
NTPSC Member
NTPSC Member
Avatar

Joined: 11 October 2005
Location: Germany
Status: Offline
Points: 279
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Rainer Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Topic: China Tibet 1954 comb. cover w. bisect
    Posted: 15 October 2005 at 6:36am

The shown cover was sold at ebay for a relatively high amount of money. I am definitely not the authority to judge such covers but feel the Tibetan stamps, especially the bisect, was not necessary and eventually later on added.

Other opinions welcomed.

Back to Top
Rulle Hatt View Drop Down
Newbie
Newbie
Avatar

Joined: 14 January 2006
Location: Svalbard
Status: Offline
Points: 7
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Rulle Hatt Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 14 January 2006 at 12:10pm
The cover is from 1954. The first Chinese P.O. in Tibet opened
in Lhasa that year. The cover is addressed to Shigatse. The
cover went by Chinese mail to Lhasa. Could it be that the
Chinese PO in Shigatse (opened 1956?) still was unopened
and the tibetan postage was for the Lhasa-Shigatse trip? This
was perhaps the good news.

The bad news is the fact that the rate is 4 tranka, a rate for
registration, but no mark on the cover indikate that it should be
a registered cover.

The stamp arrangement of bisecting a 2tr at the same time
both1 tr and 2 tr stamps apparently are avalable is peculiar.
Such bisects smells "nepalese" and I think the cover is
addressed to a Nepali gentleman in Shigatse.

So, like you say Rainer, it is not easy to judge this item. Stamps
and postmark of course can have been added later, but after 50
years of collecting Tibet my judgement is:

Correct as combination cover, but philatelic.
Rulle Hatt rullar Hatt
Back to Top
Rulle Hatt View Drop Down
Newbie
Newbie
Avatar

Joined: 14 January 2006
Location: Svalbard
Status: Offline
Points: 7
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Rulle Hatt Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 14 January 2006 at 12:19pm
The postmark on the front cancelling the Chinese stamp, is
very unclear, but is it a Lhasa postmark (same as on the
back???). If so this item really is VERY PHILATELIC!
The sender on the back is a person in Lhasa, but when I judged
the cover I thought it could be the "forwarding agent".
ANYHOW: P H I L A T E L I C.
Rulle Hatt rullar Hatt
Back to Top
 Post Reply Post Reply
  Share Topic   

Forum Jump Forum Permissions View Drop Down

Forum Software by Web Wiz Forums® version 11.09
Copyright ©2001-2017 Web Wiz Ltd.

This page was generated in 0.047 seconds.