The Nepal and Tibet Philatelic Study Circle
Robson Lowe has died.
Robson Lowe has died at the age of 92. He was an international authority on adhesive postage stamps issued in the British Empire, and on earlier handstruck postal markings; he has also been called the father of postal history.
One of the most remarkable event in my (personal) opinion was his declining an invitation to sign the Roll of Distinguished Philatelists of the Royal Philatelic Society because the society refused to delete the signature of the South African forger Jurgens.
His complete obituary can be found at http://www.telegraph.co.uk so I will only mention his efforts on the Tibetan Philately.
Robson Lowe has written several books and monographs on Tibet (for sure this list is not complete, please help me out if you have more informations.......).
- From China to Tibet, a commentary on letters by missionaries working in the interior 1844-1865, issued in 1981.
- The Gee-Ma forgeries, issued in 1980.
- and of course unforgotten his reports about the younghousband correspondence, based on letters which Col. Bailey has send to his family.....
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