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Tibet flag cals: Proof 50c FDC & mint set.

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  • Closed: Fri 9 Mar 2012, 12:26 pm
Listing #: 453953749

Chinese invaders have illegally occupied the country of Tibet since 1951. The year 2009 marked the 50th anniversary of the Tibet Uprising against the Chinese oppressors, in 1959, so to mark the date in a philatelic way, a set of two CAL stamps featuring the Tibet flag was issued.

50c ... Tibet flag, with a red stripe down the right margin.
$1 ... Tibet flag, with a white stripe down the right margin.

The stamps can be used on regular mail or overseas airmail by anyone.
The cal stamps are on gummed paper and perf 13.5. They are printed by NZ Post Ltd.

Date of issue of these stamps was 21st September 2009.

Each stamp shows the years 1959 - 2009 in small print below the flag. The margins of the sheets have been printed in blue, with a Tibet website down both sides, a heading along the top, and a three-line inscription along the bottom. This edge printing was privately done. The text at the bottom of the sheets reads:

These stamps remember the 50th anniversary of the Tibet Uprising against the illegal Chinese occupation of their country. The uprising followed repeated Chinese violations of the 1951 "17 Point Agreement" which China forced on Tibet.


Here for auction is a 50c Proof (printed on ungummed paper, and supplied as imperf by NZ Post, but later privately perforated perf 12 for convenient separating) on FDC, plus a mint set of the stamps (which are perf 13.5: the top two stamps in photo.)

These cals were NOT included in Annual Packs, as NZ Post frantically scrambled to avoid "offending" the occupying power. (Tibetans have been offended by the occupier for over 50 years!)


For further information on the current situation between China and Tibet, visit and

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  • $2.00  airmail to Australia and Nauru.
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  • Seller location: Auckland City, Auckland, NZ

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Closes: Fri 9 Mar, 12:26 pm. 2012