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MOUNT EVEREST FIRST INDIAN ASCENT 1965 FIRST DAY COVER Bombay India Post (4 stamps) SIGNED by Edmund Hillary
By Everest First Day Cover
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The Indians made their first ascent of Everest on 20 May 1965. It was their third attempt. In all, nine Indians and Nepalis summited. The one of most interest to Americans is Nawang Gombu, who had already summited once with the Americans in 1963. This made him the first person to summit Everest twice.

The cover was cancelled at the Bombay G.P.O. on 15 August 1965. There are 4 copies of the postage stamp affixed. The Indian postage stamp is .15 Rupees and the colorful stamp says Indian Everest Expedition 1965 and shows two climbers furling flags on the summit. The envelope has an illustration of the mountain with the route and camps marked, but does not show the two roped climbers standing casually on our other copy of this First Day Cover.

The envelope is clean with no flaws, and the overall condition is Very Fine.

The envelope is SIGNED in blue ink by Ed Hillary in the space above the illustration.

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