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Nepal

May 1881

Asia 6

Nep1
  Sc4, SG4, YT1 xxx

no wmk, typographed
Printed by the Chhapakhana Press, Thapathali, Kathmandu

Description   Scott# SG# Mi# Y&T#  
April-May 1881, European wove paper, white or brown gum, pin-perf
1 anna ultra   1 1   4  
2a purple   2 2   5  
4a green   3 3   6  
June 1881, native wove paper, no gum, imperf
1 anna ultra   4 4   1  
2a purple   5 5   2  
4a green   6 6   3  

NepC1
1958 Sc-C1 SG115

Scott describes Nepal as in, "the Himalaya Mountains between India and Tibet". It goes on to note that the stamps were only valid in Nepal and India until April 1959 and since then throughout the world.

Nepal's first airmail stamp, released in 1958, roughly perforated and without gum is rather attractive. This full sheet happened to be on ebay on the day this page was written, selling for $480.

NepC1 sheet
1958 Sc-C1 SG115 full sheet

Sources: ScS [1], SGP21.

Images from ebay.

FI ref: 208 Page credit: NB

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