The Crown of Bhutanese Philately.
1920ca. The finest of two existing scarf covers from HRH the King of Bhutan to his friend Sir Charles Bell in Bumthang. Bell was Minister and administrator in Sikkim.
Throughout the history of Bhutan - as in Tibet - a runner service existed between the fortified cities of Dzongs and Lamaseries. This is one of only two recorded covers sent by Bhutan's ruler - the Dharma Rajah of Bhutan, sealed...
Special Jubilee Auction #203 - Euro (€)
By: David Feldman S.A.
David Feldman S.A. Special Jubilee Auction #203 - Euro (€)
David Feldman Auctioneers is proud to announce that the offering of our Jubilee Auction, which will be held from in Geneva, will be spectacular in its depth and variety. With specialised collections of Finland, French Levant, Indian States, Mafia Island, Mauritius, and Tibet, joining our customary selections of France & Colonies, Great Britain & Empire, All World and Collections and our prized Rarities of the World auction – further testimony that David Feldman remains the world’s most international stamp auction company.
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You will find below the detailed agenda of the auction week:
: Finland Grand Prix Collection (Lots 10000-10245)
: Tibet (Lots 20000-20607)
: French Levant Grand Prix Collection (Lots 30000-30189)
: France & Colonies (Lots 40000-40542)
: Europe – From A to G (Lots 41000-41419)
: Europe – From H to Z (Lots 41420-42118)
: Rarities of the World (Lots 70000-70117)
: Mauritius (Lots 80000-80278)
: Mafia Island (Lots 81000-81302)
: Indian States (Lots 82000-82325)
: Great Britain and British Empire (Lots 60000-60789)
: Overseas (Lots 50000-50712)
: All world collections (Lots 50713-50912)
Lot #20598 - bhutan
The Crown of Bhutanese Philately.
Lot #20599 - bhutan
1954 Envelope sent from Tashigong (inland Bhutan) to Kalimpong in India, bearing 4 tranka revenue stamp on reverse with handwritten cancellation "Kanchho", four rare transit postmarks with handwritten dates alongside, extremely rare
Lot #20600 - bhutan
1954 Double weight (>20g) cover from Taga Dzong to Kalimpong in India, bearing 8 tranka red revenue stamp tied by rare Taga prephilatelic cancellation, Kalimpong 3.9.54 arrival backstamp, very fine & scarce
Lot #20601 - bhutan
1955ca. Official army correspondence: This fancy postmark is similar to the civilian Thimpu postmark, but text reads "Dadul Yigtsang" which reads "Suppression of Enemies Office". Most probably the letter was sent from the late Deputy Commander-In-Chief who was executed on charges of the assassination of the late Prime minister Mr. J.P. Dorji, an important item
Lot #20602 - bhutan
1956 Official stampless cover from Taga Dzong to Kalimpong in India, arrival postmark
Kalimpong 12.12.56, very fine and rare
Lot #20603 - bhutan
1960ca. Cover sent to Phunsholing and franked by 2 tranka red revenue stamp and
postmarked with the fancy postmark of Thimpu. Large governmental steel engraved seal on backflap, scarce
Lot #20604 - bhutan
1961-71, Small group of ten commercially used covers all franked by surcharged down new values, includes a fine registered cover with two examples of the 1962 15 on 70ch value
Lot #20605 - bhutan
1962-70 Cover sent to Phunsholing and franked by 1 tranka blue revenue stamp and
postmarked with the fancy postmark of Thimpu. Large governmental steel engraved seal on backflap, scarce, also a more modern cover franked with a surcharged down single from 1970 having a small seal on back flap, nice duo