Egypt - Stamp Auctions

Postal services were introduced in Egypt during the Napoleon invasion in 1799. Hand stamps for the four main cities are from "ALEXANDRIE", "LE CAIRE", "BENESOUEF" and "SIOUTH". In 1821 Carlo Meratti, an Italian, organized first postal system in Egypt. The hand stamps were inscribed in Italian. Postal service with Europe was introduced in 1842 this service was a private enterprise, known to philatelist as "POSTA EUROPEA". In 1857 Meratti received Government permission handle all Egyptian postal services. On 1 January 1865 the Egyptian Government, realizing the financial benefits of the post purchased it back and took control of this service. The service was renamed to "POSTE VICE-REALI EGIZIAN" on 1 January 1866 the first Egyptian stamps were issued consisting on 7 values. In 1875 Egypt joined the UPU. European governments provided post services particularly in Alexandria and Port Said. British, French, Italian, Austrian, Russian and Greek post offices operated on Egyptian soil some as late as the 20th century. British troops stationed in Egypt used special stamps inscribed BRITISH FORCES IN EGYPT or ARMY POST EGYPT Egypt post opened offices in Sudan, using Egyptian stamps. A total of 27 post offices were opened in Sudan, they can only be identified by the cancellation. In 1897 the stamps were overprinted "SOUDAN". Four post offices operated in Somalia and one in Eritrea. Other post office was opened in the Turkish Empire. The present day location of these post offices is in Turkey, Greece, Lebanon, Saudi Arabia, Israel and Syria. Some operated for only a few years, the last one was closed in 1881. Egypt is a very popular with collectors, Egyptian stamps and postal history items bring high prices in stamp auctions.

Lot 414 - Egypt  -  Corbitts Sale #163 - Day 1

Lot 414 - Egypt - Corbitts Sale #163 - Day 1

1935 Silver Jubilee 1p ultramarine, FU marginal single, SG.A10. Cat. £180

Corbitts Sale #163 - Day 1

Egypt
Price: £ 50.00
Lot 409 - Egypt  -  Corbitts Sale #163 - Day 1

Lot 409 - Egypt - Corbitts Sale #163 - Day 1

1873 incoming folded letter to Cairo from Naples (5 June) via Brindisi (7th June) arriving 11th June when a '4½' tax mark was applied. This is the only recorded use of this tax mark. Fine & very rare.

Corbitts Sale #163 - Day 1

Egypt
Price: £ 900.00
Lot 415 - Egypt  -  Corbitts Sale #163 - Day 1

Lot 415 - Egypt - Corbitts Sale #163 - Day 1

1946 80th Anniversary of Egyptian stamps M/Sheet (2) perf & imperf fine M, SG.MS311/12. Cat. £240

Corbitts Sale #163 - Day 1

Egypt
Price: £ 50.00
Lot 410 - Egypt  -  Corbitts Sale #163 - Day 1

Lot 410 - Egypt - Corbitts Sale #163 - Day 1

BRITISH FORCES IN EGYPT 1882 1d concessionary rate envelope to Kent endorsed 'From 37 Co. Sgt. W. Anderson R.M.L.I Port Said' of the Royal Marine Light Infantry and countersigned by commanding officer, franked 1d lilac, cancelled by fine Plymouth Ship Letter 'NO 22/82' c.d.s with next day arrival back stamp.

Corbitts Sale #163 - Day 1

Egypt
Price: £ 400.00
Lot 416 - Egypt  -  Corbitts Sale #163 - Day 1

Lot 416 - Egypt - Corbitts Sale #163 - Day 1

1955-56 Gaza Egyptian Occupation 30m, 32m, 35m, 40m, 50m each in a lower left corner block of four UM, variety corner stamps with 'E' of PALESTINE omitted plus partial or full omission on the stamp above. SG.78/82var. Zeheri 48/b, 49a, 50b, 51a & 52a. Scarce group. (20)

Corbitts Sale #163 - Day 1

Egypt
Price: £ 120.00
Lot 411 - Egypt  -  Corbitts Sale #163 - Day 1

Lot 411 - Egypt - Corbitts Sale #163 - Day 1

1888 reg envelope sent to Cairo, franked 2 piastres, tied 'ZEFTA/crescent/27 AO 88' bilingual c.d.s, 'R' h/stamp on front, CAIRO b/stamp, some creasing.

Corbitts Sale #163 - Day 1

Egypt
Price: £ 70.00
Lot 417 - Egypt  -  Corbitts Sale #163 - Day 1

Lot 417 - Egypt - Corbitts Sale #163 - Day 1

REVENUES, POSTAL SEALS etc. duplicated range in a stock book incl. seals in shades of vermilion, Salt Tax, Consular Service KGV £50 block of four used Alexandria, Tobacco Tax etc. (100's)

Corbitts Sale #163 - Day 1

Egypt
Price: £ 200.00
Lot 412 - Egypt  -  Corbitts Sale #163 - Day 1

Lot 412 - Egypt - Corbitts Sale #163 - Day 1

BOOKLETS (exploded for display) different comprising 1927 SG.SB14 (2) right stitch & left stitch, 1939 SG.SB15 right stitch + extra 5m pane with A/37 binding margin, 1942 SG.SB16 (2) right stitch & left stitch, all panes are complete with binding margin. Scarce group. Cat. as complete booklets £2500.

Corbitts Sale #163 - Day 1

Egypt
Price: £ 250.00
Lot 413 - Egypt  -  Corbitts Sale #163 - Day 1

Lot 413 - Egypt - Corbitts Sale #163 - Day 1

1935 Silver Jubilee 1p ultramarine, FU (tiny thin), SG.A10, also 50 vermilion postal seals.

Corbitts Sale #163 - Day 1

Egypt
Price: £ 50.00
Lot 408 - Egypt  -  Corbitts Sale #163 - Day 1

Lot 408 - Egypt - Corbitts Sale #163 - Day 1

Postal history accumulation of covers & cards incl. 1845 to GB from Alexandria, 1846 to London from Alexandria, 1929 cover with 'Full Graving Dock Co Ltd' double ring d/stamp, 1915 two censor covers, both PASSED/CENSOR 'B' h/stamps, Zenith cigarette advert postcards (4) fine unused, 1932 cover to GB with 3½d charge & KGV ½d + 1d & 2d postage dues added, good range of postal stationery items from 1880's, U or unused (some pieces), incl. postcard with censor '2' h/stamp, Military Airgraphs (11) incl. Christmas V-Mail envelope unused, 1896 cover with Cooks advert 'DAHABEAHS ON THE NILE,' F.P.O cards etc. (60+)

Corbitts Sale #163 - Day 1

Egypt
Price: £ 140.00