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 12 - Egypt  -  Cedarstamps Auction #38

Lot 12 - Egypt - Cedarstamps Auction #38

Egypt, 5 and 10mls Medical Congress Stamps (SG n. 176/177) used on Official Cover with commemorative bilingual postmark "CONGRES INTERNATIONAL DE MEDICINE" on 21/12/1928 sent to Beirut, arriving the day after on 22/12/1928. SCARCE.

Cedarstamps Auction #38

Egypt
Price: € 30.00
Lot 18 - Egypt  -  Cedarstamps Auction #38

Lot 18 - Egypt - Cedarstamps Auction #38

Egypt, piece of parcel post form sent on 2/1/1946 with "CAIRO CUSTOM PARCEL DRAWBACK" postmark killing 10mls violet x3, 30mls grey, 200mls violet and 1£ blue & brown stamps (SG n. 237, 276, 281 and 283). INTERESTING.

Cedarstamps Auction #38

Egypt
Price: € 20.00
Lot 13 - Egypt  -  Cedarstamps Auction #38

Lot 13 - Egypt - Cedarstamps Auction #38

Egypt, 1933 FDC International Railway Congress complete stamps set from Cairo on 19/1/1933 to London (SG n. 189/1921). VERY NICE.

Cedarstamps Auction #38

Egypt
Price: € 50.00
Lot 19 - Egypt  -  Cedarstamps Auction #38

Lot 19 - Egypt - Cedarstamps Auction #38

Egypt, 1920s Collection of Perfin stamps and cover of Thomas Cook & Son company mounted on ten pages ready for exhibition. Great study of perfin positions on different stamps and pieces. VERY NICE AND INTERESTING.

Cedarstamps Auction #38

Egypt
Price: € 400.00
Lot 14 - Egypt  -  Cedarstamps Auction #38

Lot 14 - Egypt - Cedarstamps Auction #38

Egypt, 1934 postcard franked by 5mls UPU stamp (SG n. 223) with Cairo cancel on 1/2/1934 togheter special UPU POSTMARK. SCARCE.

Cedarstamps Auction #38

Egypt
Price: € 20.00
Lot 15 - Egypt  -  Cedarstamps Auction #38

Lot 15 - Egypt - Cedarstamps Auction #38

Egypt, a scarce officially last day of use of British Forces 1P carmine stamp (SG n. A9) killed by rosetta cancel, used on cover on 15/3/1936 to England from Alexandria Military post Office cancel jointly to carmine crown circle "3" for prepaid postage seal. SCARCE.

Cedarstamps Auction #38

Egypt
Price: € 50.00
Lot 16 - Egypt  -  Cedarstamps Auction #38

Lot 16 - Egypt - Cedarstamps Auction #38

Egypt, 1936 FDC Registered Air Mail cover to Sudan with complete set of Anglo-Egyptian Treaty (SG n. 245/247) sent on the day of issue from Cairo on 22/12/1936 to Khartoum arriving on 27/12/1936. VERY NICE AND SCARCE FDC.

Cedarstamps Auction #38

Egypt
Price: € 50.00
Lot 11 - Egypt  -  Cedarstamps Auction #38

Lot 11 - Egypt - Cedarstamps Auction #38

Egypt, Nederland Holland two incoming stationery cards to Alexandria sent respectively from Zaandam on 20/4/1894 and Rotterdam on 11/8/1897 (via Marseille), using uprated 2½ct card with 2½ stamp and 5ct bluish card. INTERESTING.

Cedarstamps Auction #38

Egypt
Price: € 20.00
Lot 17 - Egypt  -  Cedarstamps Auction #38

Lot 17 - Egypt - Cedarstamps Auction #38

Egypt, 1946 FDC cover sent locally with complete set of Anniversary of first Egyptian stamp issued (SG n. 307/310) sent on the day of issue from Cairo on 28/2/1946 to Alexandria. NICE FDC.

Cedarstamps Auction #38

Egypt
Price: € 20.00
Lot 280 - world wide philately Egypt -  Romano House of Stamp sales ltd Auction #47

Lot 280 - world wide philately Egypt - Romano House of Stamp sales ltd Auction #47

Egypt 1876, Registered letter bearing 2 piastres (1 pia Penezon issue - x2), posted from Mansura to Cairo, with arrival backstamp.

Romano House of Stamp sales ltd Auction #47 - Live Internet Auction

world wide philately Egypt
Price: $ 80.00