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 2255 - Egypt postal history -  Guillermo Jalil - Philatino Auction # 2222 WORLDWIDE + ARGENTINA: Special June auction!

Lot 2255 - Egypt postal history - Guillermo Jalil - Philatino Auction # 2222 WORLDWIDE + ARGENTINA: Special June auction!

MAIL WITH POSTAGE DUES: 3 Covers used between 1956 and 1958, all with postage due stamps and marks, interesting lot for the specialist! IMPORTANT: Please view ALL the photos of the lot, because all the covers have been scanned (both sides)

Guillermo Jalil - Philatino Auction # 2222 WORLDWIDE + ARGENTINA: Special June auction!

Egypt postal history
Price: $ 25.00
Lot 2256 - Egypt postal history -  Guillermo Jalil - Philatino Auction # 2222 WORLDWIDE + ARGENTINA: Special June auction!

Lot 2256 - Egypt postal history - Guillermo Jalil - Philatino Auction # 2222 WORLDWIDE + ARGENTINA: Special June auction!

Official cover sent from Cairo to Belgium on 23/JA/1962, attractive!

Guillermo Jalil - Philatino Auction # 2222 WORLDWIDE + ARGENTINA: Special June auction!

Egypt postal history
Price: $ 1.00
Lot 2254 - Egypt Postal stationery -  Guillermo Jalil - Philatino Auction # 2222 WORLDWIDE + ARGENTINA: Special June auction!

Lot 2254 - Egypt Postal stationery - Guillermo Jalil - Philatino Auction # 2222 WORLDWIDE + ARGENTINA: Special June auction!

11 Very old postal stationeries, including a double card (with paid reply), mixed quality (some with defects, others of fine to very fine quality), interesting. ATTENTION: please view ALL the photos of the lot, because all the items have been scanned (both sides)

Guillermo Jalil - Philatino Auction # 2222 WORLDWIDE + ARGENTINA: Special June auction!

Egypt Postal stationery
Price: $ 25.00
Lot 906 - Egypt  -  Raritan Stamps Inc. Auction #93 Worldwide Air Post stamps and postal history, Zeppelin Flight items, philatelic rarities of the World

Lot 906 - Egypt - Raritan Stamps Inc. Auction #93 Worldwide Air Post stamps and postal history, Zeppelin Flight items, philatelic rarities of the World

1944-45, King Farouk ''Military'' issue, imperforated proofs of 1m, 2m, 4m, 10m, 17m, 20m and 22m, set of seven in sheet margin blocks of four with black Arabic ''CANCELLED'' on reverse, no gum as issued, NH, VF, Nile Post #D155/65, C.v. $420 as singles, Est. $200-$300

Raritan Stamps Inc. Auction #93 Worldwide Air Post stamps and postal history, Zeppelin Flight items, philatelic rarities of the World

Egypt
Price: $ 325.00
Lot 216 - 2. Worldwide Zeppelin Flights Egypt -  Raritan Stamps Inc. Auction #93 Worldwide Air Post stamps and postal history, Zeppelin Flight items, philatelic rarities of the World

Lot 216 - 2. Worldwide Zeppelin Flights Egypt - Raritan Stamps Inc. Auction #93 Worldwide Air Post stamps and postal history, Zeppelin Flight items, philatelic rarities of the World

1931 (April 11-13), Egypt Return Flight postcard (Graf von Zeppelin) to Germany, franked by three non- Zeppelin stamps, cancelled Cairo ''11.AP.31'' date stamps, straight line violet confirmation marking and Friedrichshafen ''13.4.31'' arrival hs, VF, Mi #166A III, €500, Est. $250-$300

Raritan Stamps Inc. Auction #93 Worldwide Air Post stamps and postal history, Zeppelin Flight items, philatelic rarities of the World

2. Worldwide Zeppelin Flights Egypt
Price: $ 180.00
Lot 66 - 1. Worldwide Air Post Stamps and Postal History Egypt -  Raritan Stamps Inc. Auction #93 Worldwide Air Post stamps and postal history, Zeppelin Flight items, philatelic rarities of the World

Lot 66 - 1. Worldwide Air Post Stamps and Postal History Egypt - Raritan Stamps Inc. Auction #93 Worldwide Air Post stamps and postal history, Zeppelin Flight items, philatelic rarities of the World

GROUP OF 7 PIONEER FLIGHT ITEMS: 1910-34, 5 postcards picturing Airplanes (views of Cairo, Heliopolis) some with appropriate aerodrome cancellations, two air post covers Cairo-Basrah via Bagdhad of 1923 and Alexandria - England of 1934, last one with slight fold, still F/VF or better, Est. $250-$300

Raritan Stamps Inc. Auction #93 Worldwide Air Post stamps and postal history, Zeppelin Flight items, philatelic rarities of the World

1. Worldwide Air Post Stamps and Postal History Egypt
Price: $ 150.00
Lot 3482 - other countries Egypt -  Viennafil Auktionen Auction #73 Worldwide Mail Auction: Italy, Austria, Germany, Europe and Overseas

Lot 3482 - other countries Egypt - Viennafil Auktionen Auction #73 Worldwide Mail Auction: Italy, Austria, Germany, Europe and Overseas

1848, Brief mit vollständigem Inhalt vom 16.9.1848 von Alexandrien (Ägypten) nach Malta, Desinfektionsstempel des Kontumazamtes in Malta sowie Desinfektionsschnitte; der Brief enthält zusätzlich eine Rechnungsaufstellung

Viennafil Auktionen Auction #73 Worldwide Mail Auction: Italy, Austria, Germany, Europe and Overseas

other countries Egypt
Price: € 60.00
Lot 303 - Egypt  -  Cherrystone Auctions Worldwide Rare Stamps and Postal History

Lot 303 - Egypt - Cherrystone Auctions Worldwide Rare Stamps and Postal History

1866 1pi claret, 10pi slate blue, imperforate horizontal or vertical, imperforate plate proofs, printed "tete-beche", backgrounds upright and inverted, v.f., with 2010 Ceremuga certificates
Estimate: $150

Cherrystone Auctions Worldwide Rare Stamps and Postal History

Egypt
Lot 319 - Egypt  -  Cherrystone Auctions Worldwide Rare Stamps and Postal History

Lot 319 - Egypt - Cherrystone Auctions Worldwide Rare Stamps and Postal History

1923 picture postcard from "Scibin el Kom" to Zagazik, franked (on face) with 1921-22 2m vermilion, taxed with a 1922 2m Crown-overprinted "Postage due" on arrival, fine and scarce card
Estimate: $150

Cherrystone Auctions Worldwide Rare Stamps and Postal History

Egypt
Lot 335 - Egypt  -  Cherrystone Auctions Worldwide Rare Stamps and Postal History

Lot 335 - Egypt - Cherrystone Auctions Worldwide Rare Stamps and Postal History

1938 Royal Wedding and King Farouk's Birthday, the former l.h., latter n.h., v.f.,
Cat. Val. $206
Estimate: $150

Cherrystone Auctions Worldwide Rare Stamps and Postal History

Egypt