The picture above shows a portion of the back of a Red Seal Document issued in the name of the King in 1846 just prior to the Kot Massacre. It bears he signatures of several of leading historical figures including that of Jang Bahadur, the founder of the Rana dynasty of hieretiary prime ministers who ruled Nepal until 1951. The full document may be seen on the last page of the section listed below as "A Period of Chaos 1837-1846."
I am currently working with a huge archive of over 2000 Classic and Pashupati Era offical stampless covers that originally belonged to Hans Wittmann, a well known German specialist in Nepalese philatelic and numismatic history, who acquired the material during several trips to Nepal. When Mr. Wittmann died in 2004, the archive was passed on to Stephan Bildhem, who was kind enough to let me acquire it. As I have researched the material a number of new postmarks and philatelic discoveries have come to light which I will list here as time permits.
A New Postmark Type from Bhadgaon
Thus far this lot has yielded what appears to be a new form of postmark from Bhadgaon that is unlisted by either Dr. Hellrigl or Dr. Shrestha. It appears to be a variation of the H132 manuscript in circle. This variation has what seems to be the postmaster's seal impressed at the top of the circle. This form would at first glance would appear to be simply a coincidence of placement of the postmark next to a personal seal. However, there are three covers in the lot with the same seal impressed in exactly the same position at the top of the postmark; and Stephan has emailed me a picture of a fourth example from his collection. Four examples would to me indicate that this combination of markings was intentional in a manner similar to the Manuscript Postmarks with Seals such as H60-H68 or H80-H107. Pictures of the three covers are shown below.