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Tibet 1933 issue cover Genuine or fake Translation

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Topic: Tibet 1933 issue cover Genuine or fake Translation
Posted By: reddust
Subject: Tibet 1933 issue cover Genuine or fake Translation
Date Posted: 01 January 2017 at 5:45pm
A friend who does not collect Tibet found the attached cover in a dollar box in the Seattle area. Maybe 2 Tr. Registered from Lhasa? Genuine or fake? Has anyone seen this cover or a similar cover? A translation of the address side of the cover would be greatly appreciated.

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Clark



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Posted By: Snow Lion
Date Posted: 04 January 2017 at 6:35pm
At first, "lo gsar 2017 la bkra shis bde legs zhu" to all of you, i.e. best seasons's greetings !
Well, the cover:
- it is written in both Tibetan and Nepali, so probably a commercial
cover.
- the tibetan handwriting is mainly crude (therefore, perhaps written
by a Nepalese) - but there are also some handsomely written words !
- I can only translate on the first line "To Shigatse Phari" (so: why
Phari ??? - a contradiction.
- Of the 4th line, I can only partially read "from Gyantse".
- At bottom, there is a boxed manuscript mention "deb skyel", i.e.:
registered.
- The 6th line indicates 11th day from the 12th month (no year).
- The cancel is faint, but legibly Gyantse, which matches the writing.
- More interestingly, this cancel on the 2 red stamps, unfortunately (!)
but certainly purposely is just arranged to exactly blotch the face
value of the pair of red stamps !!!
So, when the registered rate was 4 Tr, it was obviously possible to
use 2 X 2Tr stamps. But it seems the Postmaster did took benefit from
the red stamps, being paid 2 x 2 Tr by the sender, and putting only
2 X 1 Tr stamps, covering the face value with a well adjusted handstamp,
and poaching the difference !!! Best !


Posted By: reddust
Date Posted: 04 January 2017 at 8:20pm
THANKS!!!!! MUCH APPRECIATED!!!!!


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Clark



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