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Virk, D.S. - Postal History of Indian Military Campaigns Sikkim - Tibet 1903-1908
Virk, D.S. - Postal History of Indian Military Campaigns
Sikkim - Tibet 1903-1908

Publisher: Philatelic Congress of India & Army Postal Service Association, 1989.
Hardback, dustwrapper, 144 pages + plates, dustwrapper spine a little sunned, spine-lean, in Good condition.
An excellent handbook covering the postal history of the Sikkim-Tibet campaign. Well illustrated, including several pages of colour plates. "The Postal History of the Sikkim-Tibet Campaign is most interesting, covering as it does, a period of 5 years beginning in 1903 with political manoeuvres, followed in 1904 by the long military march to Lhasa and ending in 1908 with the evacuation of the occupied Chumbi Valley. Moreover it offers an unusual example of the mingling of civil and army post offices. "Besides providing detailed postal history of the Campaign, the book offers much useful information in its Appendices for researching postal covers - Roll of Officers, Table of Post Offices, Postal Rates, List of Stamps and Seals and many illustrations. Part 2 of the book contains a Table of Recorded Postmarks and their drawings specially prepared by Dr. Wolfgang Hellrigl. The contemporary Field Post Office Diary of the Campaign containing a rare day-to-day chronicle of postal work and problems on Field Service is reproduced in Part 3 in its entirety."

Waterfall, Arnold C. - The Postal History of Tibet
Waterfall, Arnold C. - The Postal History of Tibet
Publisher: Robson Lowe, London, 1981.
Second edition, hardback, dustwrapper, illustrated, 188 pages, dustwrapper rubbed, top page-edges a little dust-marked, internally clean, in Good condition.
The classic work on the interesting postal history and curious native stamps of Tibet. The history of the Younghusband expeditions of 1903 and 1904, the introduction of the British-Indian and Chinese postal agencies and the establishment and expansion of Tibet's own postal services are dealt with fully. The philatelic problems arising from the Tibetan stamps with their varied inks and settings, and the variety of datestamps are also carefully described. For good measure, the history of the Mount Everest expeditions and flights are also included. Long out of print and scarce.

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