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The Kangchenjunga, is the third highest mountain on earth.

Three of its main peak marks the borderline to India, Kangchenjunga Main (8'586 m), -Central (8'482 m) and -South (8'494 m). Other main summits are the Kangchenjunga West (8'505 m) and Kangbachen (7'903 m). The Kangchenjunga West (8'505 m) is connected by a ridge to the Jannu (7'710 m) and the Kangchenjunga South (8'494 m) to the Kabru massif (7'412 m).

First ascent: 25.05.1955 by British expedition, Joe Brown and George Band. One day later Norman D. Hardie und Antony H. R. Streather reached the summit as well.  

Nepal India  Kangchenjunga stamp timbre Briefmarke francobolli 1955

India 1955
The stamp is showing a plane over the Darjeeling region and the Kangchenjunga Himal in the background. 

 

Nepal India Kangchenjunga stamp timbre Briefmarke francobolli 1978

Nepal 1971, Kangchenjunga.
The stamp is showing a view from Oktang (Nepal) towards the Kangchenjunga south-face.
 The stamp was issued in the series "Mountains".

 

 Nepal India Kangchenjunga  stamp timbre Briefmarke francobolli 1978

Poland 1978, Kangchenjunga.

Nepal India Kangchenjunga stamp timbre Briefmarke francobolli 1978 by IndiaNepal  India Kangchenjunga stamp timbre Briefmarke francobolli 1955 by India

India 1978, "Indian Conquest of Kangchenjunga". 

Major Prem Chand and Naik N.D.Sherpa of the Army Expedition scaled the summit of Kanchenjunga at 2.45 P.M. on 31st May 1977 and planted the National and Army flags very near the summit.

 

India 1982 Darjeeling Railway

India 1982, Centenary of the Darjeeling Himalayan Railway.
The Kangchenjunga Range in the background.

 

Nepal India Kangchenjunga stamp timbre Briefmarke francobolli 1988 by India

India 1988, Kangchenjunga east face seen from India.
The stamp was issued in the series "Himalayan Peaks".

Nepal  India Kangchenjunga stamp timbre Briefmarke francobolli 1990 by Nepal

Nepal 1990
The stamp is showing a view from the southwest towards Jannu and the Kangchenjunga in the background.

 

Xu Beihong The Himalayas

Tanzania 1999, "The Himalayas".
(the picture above, depicts the inscription on the painting)
Artwork (1940, 36 x 52 cm), Artist: Xu Beihong (Chinese painter 1895-1953).
The Biography of Xu Beihong reads, that Xu Beihong visited Darjeeling in 1940.

 

 

Nepal India  Kangchenjunga stamp timbre Briefmarke francobolli 2004 by Nepal

 Nepal 2004, Kangchenjunga
The stamp is showing a view from Pang Pema (Nepal) towards Kangchenjunga north-face.
The stamp was issued in the series "Nepal's Eight-Thousanders".

Nepal India Kangchenjunga stamp timbre Briefmarke francobolli 2004 by India

India 2004, "100th Birthday of Swjatoslaw Roerich".
In the background a painting by Swjatoslaw Roerich.
"Kangchenjunga in the evening"
1952, Tempera on canvas, 92x153 cm
Karnataka Chitrakala Parishath Bangalore, India.

In the year 2004 the Russian Post issued for the same reason a postage stamp, which features another painting of  Swjatoslaw Roerichs "Two Peaks" (Gepang Goh).

 

Nepal 2006, "Golden Jubilee of the First Ascent of Kangchenjunga".
The stamp is showing a view from the west across the Ramtang Glacier towards Kangchenjunga massif.

 

Nepal 2015 Kangchenjunga Diamond Jubilee First Ascent stamp timbre Briefmarke francobolli

Nepal 2015, "Diamond Jubilee of the First Ascent of Kangchenjunga".
A view from Pang Pema towards Kangchenjunga north-face.
The stamp was issued in the miniaturesheet
"Diamond Jubilee of the First successful Ascent of Mt. Kangchenjunga and Mt. Makalu".

 

 

 

note:
There is existing a cindarella issue from Gabun 2010/2011, often offered in the net.
(picture you can see here)

 

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