Expedition Mail of the Himalaya


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Appendix C

1933 British Mt. Everest Climbing Expedition Cover

Details of Cover EV33-M1_006


Cover addressed to Alton, England, bearing a KVG 2a6p stamp. The cover shows the expedition mark on front and stamp is tied by Gangtok cancel (Type ?) dated 8 July 1933. Cover was sent from William 'Smidge' Smyth-Windham (initials LL), the chief radio operator.

Ex Shambhala collection

From Geofrey Flack catalog dated Feb 2003. Price $1,475
Spink Auction, The Shambhala collection of Tibet, January 14, 2022, Lot: 603; Realized: HK$8,000 (US $1,030)

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