The Shambhala collection of Tibet

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Date of the auction: 14.01.2022

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Tibet The Imperial Courier Post I-chang 1830 (July) a yellow silk envelope being a Protocol Submission to the Emperor by the Commander of Songpan, Szechwan Province; fresh and fine. Songpan was an important strategic Tibetan town in Szechwan Province and this pledge of allegiance to the Emperor was

Lot #: 501

Reserve: HK$6,000 - HK$8,000

Date: 14 Jan 2022

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Tibet The Imperial Courier Post The Nepali Resident in Lhasa 1876 cover from the Resident in Lhasa to the Prime Minister of Nepal bearing a fine strike of his seal across the flap on the reverse. A fine cover. Photo Following the third Nepal - Tibet War, provisions of the 1856 treaty gave Nepal the

Lot #: 502

Reserve: HK$5,000 - HK$8,000

Date: 14 Jan 2022

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Tibet The Imperial Courier Post The King of Mustang 1882 cover carried by runner to the King of Nepal in Kathmandu bearing, on the reverse, a fine strike of the seal of the King of Mustang in red. Some soiling and a small fragment of the address side is missing. A good royal cover. Photo 詳情請參閱英文說明

Lot #: 503

Reserve: HK$5,000 - HK$6,000

Date: 14 Jan 2022

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Tibet The Imperial Courier Post I-Chang Joint Service with Nepali Post Office 1896 I-chang cover to the border town of Kerong despatched from Tingri where it was taken across the border to Rasuwa and with a good array of Nepali postmarks with Kathmandu and Trisuli transits. The cover has suffered

Lot #: 504

Reserve: HK$15,000 - HK$25,000

Date: 14 Jan 2022

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Tibet The Imperial Courier Post The Nepali Tribute Mission to China 1908 cover from Kazi Bharab Bahadur, leader of the Quinquennial Mission to China in 1906. Written on his return journey from Peking and addressed to Kathmandu, it bears his personal seal on the reverse. This letter would have been

Lot #: 505

Reserve: HK$5,000 - HK$8,000

Date: 14 Jan 2022

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Tibet The Imperial Courier Post Hand Over Report 1900 a report from Gulang (Tibetan region of Kansu province); the report details that the accounts handed over by the predecessor were found to be in good order. Impressed with a fine strike of the official seal of Gulang County. In a fine state of

Lot #: 506

Reserve: HK$1,500 - HK$2,000

Date: 14 Jan 2022

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Tibet The Imperial Courier Post Daily Returns 1909 (27 Sept.) red band envelope, with the daily return of the Royal Despatch Office, in this it records outgoing mail from the Cabinet Office to the Amban of Lhasa. This is the longest of the I-chang routes. Photo 詳情請參閱英文說明

Lot #: 507

Reserve: HK$1,500 - HK$2,000

Date: 14 Jan 2022

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Tibet The Imperial Courier Post Daily Returns 1910 (29 Aug.) red band envelope with the daily return of the Royal Despatch Office to the Minister of War which records an incoming mail from the Lhasa Amban sent on 7 July, an express journey taking 47 days; some light soiling or ageing but generally

Lot #: 508

Reserve: HK$1,500 - HK$2,000

Date: 14 Jan 2022

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Tibet The Imperial Courier Post Postal Memo 1903 Ministry of Works Postal Memo regarding a despatch of mail to the Lhasa Amban; with large red wax seal. In fine condition. These memos were required by the Ministry of War in order for them to issue a Postal Warrant, allowing the free transmission of

Lot #: 509

Reserve: HK$2,000 - HK$3,000

Date: 14 Jan 2022

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Tibet The Imperial Courier Post Postal Memo 1904 internal postal memo from the official's department of the Ministry of War regarding a despatch of mail including to the Lhasa Amban. With two different red seals. The content was about citations of merits which were to be conducted locally rather

Lot #: 510

Reserve: HK$2,000 - HK$3,000

Date: 14 Jan 2022

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Tibet The Imperial Courier Post Postal Memo 1907 pre-printed memo from the Ministry of Human Resources to the Ministry of War regarding a despatch of mail to the Lhasa Amban. These pre-printed Postal Memos were only issued in the last days of the Empire by some of the ministries. Scarce. Photo

Lot #: 511

Reserve: HK$4,000 - HK$5,000

Date: 14 Jan 2022

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Tibet The Imperial Courier Post Postal Pass 1906 a pass to provide two horses to carry the submission from the Lhasa Ambna to the Emperor. Attached were two leather cases and a Buddhist stature. Unusual. Photo 詳情請參閱英文說明

Lot #: 512

Reserve: HK$2,000 - HK$3,000

Date: 14 Jan 2022

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Tibet The Imperial Courier Post Viceroy Letter 1910 file cope of a submission to the Emperor regarding replacement of Tibetan hereditary leaders by appointed officials in Kham. Although not signed, this letter must have been sent by Viceroy Zhao Erfeng, who was actively executing the political

Lot #: 513

Reserve: HK$1,500 - HK$2,000

Date: 14 Jan 2022

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Tibet Amban Mail 1810 (c.) cover from Lhasa Amban to the Maharaja of Nepal; the reverse with receipt date and filing note in Bikram Sabat, with a single impression of the Grand seal of the Lhasa Amban. The envelope has become a little crumpled, especially at top and bottom and there are a few age

Lot #: 514

Reserve: HK$7,000 - HK$10,000

Date: 14 Jan 2022

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Tibet Amban Mail 1915 (12 Jan.) telegram from the Chinese Amban to Lhasa to the Ministry of Finance in Peking. The message reads, "Ministry of Finance, Peking, trust you have received the 4th January telegram. Kindly remit money expediently for office use. Lu Hingki, 11th". There is a small amount

Lot #: 515

Reserve: HK$2,000 - HK$3,000

Date: 14 Jan 2022

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Tibet Dalai Lama Mail Scarf letter to the King of Nepal bearing a fine strike of the 14th Dalai Lama's small official seal in red (42x42 mm) and showing the small private seal of the King of Nepal (14mm). Fine. Photo 給尼泊爾國王的信函, 上面印有十四世達賴喇嘛的完好紅色小公章 (42x42 mm) 並顯示尼泊爾國王的小私人印章(14 mm

Lot #: 516

Reserve: HK$15,000 - HK$20,000

Date: 14 Jan 2022

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Tibet Panchen Lama Mail Treasure Seal The seal impressed in red on overlapping strips of paper (10) 128x123mm); there are a few edge faults and with backing paper but in a fine state of preservation. This seal was only used on submissions to the Emperor. Impressed on a continuous string of paper to

Lot #: 517

Reserve: HK$20,000 - HK$30,000

Date: 14 Jan 2022

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Tibet Panchen Lama Mail 1920 (c.) personal, pre-printed envelope of the ninth Panchen Lama whilst exiled in China, in yellow with yellow silk lining and with the Panchen crest on the flap; a few marks and a small fault on the lower flap, in a good state of preservation. Photo 詳情請參閱英文說明

Lot #: 518

Reserve: HK$4,000 - HK$6,000

Date: 14 Jan 2022

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Tibet Sakya Lama Mail 1910 scarf letter to the King of Nepal bearing a fine strike of the official small red ink seal of the Sakya Lama (42x42 mm) and showing the small private seal of the King of Nepal at foot (18mm) also in red. Fine. Photo 1910 年寫給尼泊爾國王的信函, 上面印有薩迦喇嘛官方小紅墨水印章 (42x42 mm

Lot #: 519

Reserve: HK$20,000 - HK$24,000

Date: 14 Jan 2022

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Tibet Monastic Mail Interesting enclosure of a cover to Miss Gould features a hand-painted picture by a Tibetan artist, copied from the original which was painted over one of the stalls in the summer palace of the Dalai Lama, Norbhu Lingka at Lhasa. The picture represents the anatomy of the horse

Lot #: 520

Reserve: HK$10,000 - HK$12,000

Date: 14 Jan 2022

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Tibet Border Areas Kuti 1872, a privately carried letter from a Nepali merchant in the Tibetan border town of Kuti (Nylam) to Lalitpur in the Kathmandu valley; unfolded, the address panel with black wax seal along with the paper tie. There are a few light age marks, a good entire. 詳情請參閱英文說明

Lot #: 521

Reserve: HK$1,500 - HK$2,000

Date: 14 Jan 2022

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Tibet Border Areas Kuti Kuti Court: 1903 (9 Jan.) local envelope from the Kuti Court to Kathmandu, tied by the official seal of the court in black, this was carried by Nepalese couriers to the nearby town of Tatapani from where it was posted free of charge, also bears the Tatapani postmaster's seal

Lot #: 522

Reserve: HK$3,000 - HK$5,000

Date: 14 Jan 2022

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Tibet Border Areas Kerong 1950 receipt from the Gorka Nepalese officer in Kerong bearing and unidentified small square black seal (17mm in Horyig script); vertical folding folds. The receipt states that Kirong Dzong had received a sealed bundle on 28th August Kerong was a small Tibetan town near the

Lot #: 523

Reserve: HK$500 - HK$1,000

Date: 14 Jan 2022

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Tibet The Younghusband Expedition Amban Mail 1904 Official I-chang cover from Lhasa Amban Yuutai to his predecessor, Yugang to Sichuan in Chamdo, who was on his way back home; with the three handstruck Grand Seal of the Lhasa Amban in red. There are two typical horizontal folds. fresh and in a good

Lot #: 524

Reserve: HK$25,000 - HK$40,000

Date: 14 Jan 2022

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Tibet The Younghusband Expedition F.P.O. 24, Tuna 1904 (3 Mar.) envelope from Major Bailey to Edinburgh bearing India ½a. green strip of four tied by slightly smudged strikes of the F.P.O. 24 c.d.s. and Edinburgh arrival (27.3), the reverse with Base Office (7.3), Edinburgh, Helensburgh and Shandon

Lot #: 525

Reserve: HK$5,000 - HK$6,000

Date: 14 Jan 2022

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Tibet The Younghusband Expedition F.P.O. 24, Gyantse 1904 (8 July) envelope sent from Younghusband to his wife in Darjeeling bearing India 1a, red pair tied by the single-ring F.P.O. 24 c.d.s., the reverse with Darjeeling arrival c.d.s. (16.7) and shows the crest of the Tibet Frontier Commission on

Lot #: 526

Reserve: HK$5,000 - HK$6,000

Date: 14 Jan 2022

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Tibet The Younghusband Expedition F.P.O. 26 Chumbi 1904 (11 Sept.) picture post card to Lebong bearing India 3p. grey tied by Lahasa c.d.s. (type B1) bearing a fine strike of "F.P.O. No. 26" (type B1) transit c.d.s. (26.9) and Lebong arrival (27.9); clean and fine. The picture is of a lama with a

Lot #: 527

Reserve: HK$6,000 - HK$8,000

Date: 14 Jan 2022

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Tibet The Younghusband Expedition F.P.O. 32 Gyantse 1904 (5 Oct.) a similar picture postcard to Lebong bearing India Q.V. 3p. grey tied by a fair strike of "field post office no. 32" c.d.s., a good strike of "FIELD P.O. No.26" (12.10) and Lebong arrival (13.10); good. The picture is of a Tibetan

Lot #: 528

Reserve: HK$5,000 - HK$7,000

Date: 14 Jan 2022

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Tibet The Younghusband Expedition F.P.O. 32 Gyantse 1904 (6 Oct.) Byrne picture post card to Lebong bearing K.E.VII ½a. green tied by a smudged strike of the type B1 F.P.O. c.d.s. with a second strike alongside, faint Darjeeling and good Lebong c.d.s. (13.10). Photo 詳情請參閱英文說明

Lot #: 529

Reserve: HK$2,000 - HK$3,000

Date: 14 Jan 2022

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Tibet The Younghusband Expedition Lhasa 1904 (8 Aug.) Younghusband envelope to his wife in Darjeeling bearing India K.E.VII 1a. (3, one defective) tied by Lhasa type B1 c.d.s., the reverse with faint Darjeeling arrival c.d.s. (14.8) and the crest of the Tibet Frontier Commission printed on the flap

Lot #: 530

Reserve: HK$6,000 - HK$8,000

Date: 14 Jan 2022