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    Posted: 16 January 2006 at 7:14am
Just for the good order, the paper clipping is of course from the
summer 1912. Dahnke confirms this on page 57 in his
handbook.
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I have written out the following from image 49 in Dahnke:
(Apparently a clipping from an English newspaper in British
India)

THE ENGLISHMAN, WED...........

TELEGRAMS.

Lhassa Post.

INDEPENDENT SERVICE ESTABLISHED

New Stamps Issued

(ASSOCIATED PRESS OF INDIA)

Kalimpong, Jun 9.

During the last month the Tibetan Government has established
an independent postal service
between Lhasa and Gyantse, a distance of about 150 miles.
New stamps have been issued. They are of 11 denominations,
with inscriptions in English and Tibetan, their face value
ranging from half anna to Rs. 2-1. They are of various colours
and bear designs of animals and mythological symbols. They
are unperforated. Everything used in their manufacture, except
the paper, is Tibetan. They should be of great interest to
philatelists.


Questions:

1. "11 denominations" - The now obsolete Imperial Chinese set
for Tibet had 11 values.

2. "except the paper" - did this refers to the Waterlow proofs?

3. A notation in ink on the clipping reads "at preparations / 5
denominations".

4. The notice tells us that the postal system already is
established. How to judge that?
Did the postal runners was already out doing service? If I
remember my Shakabpa right I think some Chinese soldiers
still did resistance in Lhasa, but only in a limited area.

Well, the questions are many and the answers probably few.
Good suggestions are welcome.

INDEPENDENT SERVICE
ESTABLISHED
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