Pictured is an example of a Mahasul Chukt (Postage Fee Paid) cover sent from Palpa to Kathmandu in August 1879. This is a rather interesting item. Go to the "First Exhibit" Section and then click on Frame 1 and scroll down to Page 12 for the full story.
An Overview of Nepalese Stamps, Postal History, Stationery, and All Other Aspects of Nepalese Philately.
If you have questions, corrections or comments about this site or questions about Nepalese stamps and postal history, please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org. I will do my best to help you.
10/18/14 There is an interesting thread on the Stampboard relating to British Royal Tours and Visits. It includes several covers relating to Nepal which are worth a look. The link is:
10/18/14 I have recently learned that Geoffrey Flack passed away on Tuesday October 14. He was a moving force in the world of Nepal and Tibet area collectors having been very active in and having held several offices in the Nepal Tibet Philatelic Study Circle including president. For many years he was one of the primary dealers in Tibetan and Nepalese philatelic material. One of my favorite pastimes was checking his website to see what new items he was offering for sale. And I bought more than a few of them. He was a very nice man and always a pleasure to deal with. He will be missed.
10/17/14 I hope to add a number of new pages over the next few days.
Click on this link to see pictures of an outstanding exhibit of Nepalese Postal Stationery: http://www.bdph.de/index.php?id=1289
For Online Discussions and News About Nepal and Tibet Stamps and Postal History go to the NTPSC Forum at http://fuchs-online.com/forum/
The back issues of Postal Himal, the journal of the Nepal Tibet Philatelic Study Circle, are now online. The earlier issues are typewritten and are rather primitive. However, they rapidly improve in quality and contain a treasure trove of information. Go to: http://himalaya.socanth.cam.ac.uk/collections/journals/postalhimal/pdf/
Best regards, Ed Gosnell
THE QUICK GUIDES
For collectors and dealer wishing to make a quick identification of an item, I will be adding quick guides. The first which is already in place deals with the crescent telegraph cancellations often found on stamps of the early classic design. The Scott Catalog unfortunately perpetuates misinformation about these stamps which at leads to complete confusion about these issues among most general collectors and dealers.