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New Tibet Post Office at Mount Everest

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Topic: New Tibet Post Office at Mount Everest
Posted By: Brian Smith
Subject: New Tibet Post Office at Mount Everest
Date Posted: 04 July 2008 at 2:48pm
Have recently become aware of a new Post Office in Tibet set up in May 2001 in the Rongbuk Valley  at the base camp for Mount Everest. At 17,000 feet it is claimed to be the worlds highest Post Office. It apparently opens at 11am every day from April to August and costs 3 yuan (c43 US cents) to send a letter to Beijing, and 9 yuan (c1.35 US dollars) to send aletter to England.
My questions are:   1. Has anyone seen any postal items from this Post Office ?
                                2. Where can I obtain an example (other than going there!) ?



Replies:
Posted By: Rainer
Date Posted: 05 July 2008 at 5:45am
Dear Brian,

i feel that is a question which a China Collector can answer..., maybe you can check with the:
http://www.cpsl.org.uk/ - China Philatelic Society of London !
or:
http://www.chinastampsociety.org/ - The China Stamp Society inc., USA

In any case, if you receive an answer form the mentioned societies, kindly post that reply also here.


Posted By: Rainer
Date Posted: 26 July 2008 at 1:08am
Dear Brian,

a friend in china just sent me these Chinese links where photos of the Post Office in question are shown.  I try to get more informations...

http://www.china.com.cn/sport/zhuanti/huoju/2008-05/01/content_15046316.htm - http://www.china.com.cn/sport/zhuanti/huoju/2008-05/01/content_15046316.htm
http://www.chinamil.com.cn/site1/2008a/2008-05/02/content_1229048.htm - http://www.chinamil.com.cn/site1/2008a/2008-05/02/content_1229048.htm
http://news.163.com/08/0430/13/4APHGBOJ0001125G.html - http://news.163.com/08/0430/13/4APHGBOJ0001125G.html
http://info.tibet.cn/news/xzxw/kjtw/t20080508_307500.htm - http://info.tibet.cn/news/xzxw/kjtw/t20080508_307500.htm




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