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Rare Signed Everest First Day Cover

Sir Hillary passes away; Rare First Day Cover



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Sir Edmund Hillary passes away at the age of 88. This information and article , along with the photograph of Sir Edmund Hillary can be published. Pls also refer to the attached newspaper article published in 2003.


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1.. Mount Everest was conquered for the first time in the history by Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing on May 1953.

2.. Probably the first stamp after conquering Mount. Everest was issued in India on 2nd October 1953 , there were two stamps.

3.. Rare of the the rare , the only first day cover in the world , which has autographs of both Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing, and documented :-
a.. Birgadier D.S. Chowdhry , now staying at Poona , tel no 09820422405 , then a student of Lawrence school , Sanawar , upon joining army presented his collection to his brother Karanjit Singh.
b.. On 20th January 1961, Karanjit Singh 14 years old , a student of Delhi Public School Mathura Road when . Tenzing accompanied with Brig. Gian Singh , also a mountaineer , visited his school. A day prior to his vis, the Principal announced that those students desiring to get his autograph are to bring their autograph books next day , and Karanjit took the first day cover for his autograph on the stamp of the first day cover.
c.. Around 1998 , Nanki Singh ,daughter of Karanjit Singh , then a student, got the autograph of Sir Edmund Hillary , when he visited India . (Evidence: Photograph with Sir Hillary attached). Earlier Sir Hillary was Ambassador to India , but Karanjit and family were staying overseas.

4.. In 2003 , fifty years celebration of the conquest of Mount Everest, Karanjit and family visited Khatmandu and got the autographs of all famous Mountaineers , who climbed Mount. Everest and incude:
a.. Peter Hilary ,son of Sir Hillary .


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b.. Tashi ,grandson of Tenzing
c.. Reinhold Messner from Italy , known as greatest Mountain climber of all time , and has climbed all fourteen 8,000 Mts mountain , and first to climb Mount Everest without oxygen.
d.. First lady Junko Tabai to climb Mount Everest

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e.. Yuichino Muiro, oldest man at the age of 70 years and 222 days to climb Mount Everest.
f.. Again Signatures of Sir Hillary

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g.. All docuemented with photographs

5.. Ask Capt . Karanjit Singh , what price he will sell and he has offer from USA for a million dollar , and he targets for two million dollars. He is sure that he will get it . This is the only one cover in the world , and cannot be duplicated.


ENDS

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