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 96 - British Commonwealth Egypt -  Raritan Stamps Inc. Live Bidding Auction #84

Lot 96 - British Commonwealth Egypt - Raritan Stamps Inc. Live Bidding Auction #84

1924, King Fuad, £1 blue and dark violet, nice and post office fresh, full OG, NH, VF, SG #122, £225 as hinged

Raritan Stamps Inc. Live Bidding Auction #84

British Commonwealth Egypt
Price: $ 140.00
Lot 97 - British Commonwealth Egypt -  Raritan Stamps Inc. Live Bidding Auction #84

Lot 97 - British Commonwealth Egypt - Raritan Stamps Inc. Live Bidding Auction #84

1929, King Fuad, 5m red brown, imperforated proof in horizontal tete-beche pair, printed on thick paper with diagonal black overprint ''Cancelled'' on reverse, no gum as produced, NH, VF and very scarce, ex-King Farouk Collection

Raritan Stamps Inc. Live Bidding Auction #84

British Commonwealth Egypt
Price: $ 240.00
Lot 98 - British Commonwealth Egypt -  Raritan Stamps Inc. Live Bidding Auction #84

Lot 98 - British Commonwealth Egypt - Raritan Stamps Inc. Live Bidding Auction #84

ROYAL PRINTING PROOFS - VALUABLE GROUP: 1939-49, 25 imperforated stamps printed on thick paper with black overprint ''Cancelled'' in English or Arabic, including 242/51 (no 13c), 265, 267-69B, M14-15, three air post stamps, including the high value, nice quality, no gum as produced, VF and rare assemblage

Raritan Stamps Inc. Live Bidding Auction #84

British Commonwealth Egypt
Price: $ 700.00
Lot 95 - British Commonwealth Egypt -  Raritan Stamps Inc. Live Bidding Auction #84

Lot 95 - British Commonwealth Egypt - Raritan Stamps Inc. Live Bidding Auction #84

1914, Definitive issue, Pyramids, Sphinx, Views and Scenes, 1m-200m, complete set of ten imperforated proofs in horizontal pairs, printed on paper without watermark, occasional toning on 2m and 20m pairs, full OG, mainly LH, VF and very scarce

Raritan Stamps Inc. Live Bidding Auction #84

British Commonwealth Egypt
Price: $ 275.00
Lot 2785 - worldwide Egypt -  BEHR Philatelie Mail-Auction #40

Lot 2785 - worldwide Egypt - BEHR Philatelie Mail-Auction #40

Série complète. 4 valeurs. Le n°18 est*. TB.

BEHR Philatelie Mail-Auction #40

worldwide Egypt
Lot 570 - World Stamps Egypt -  Corbitts Sale #162

Lot 570 - World Stamps Egypt - Corbitts Sale #162

1897 stampless cover to Luxor from Alexandria bearing very large official H/S in purple numerous range of B/S incl. Sorac, Assouan, Assiout, Guerga, Miniat, Luxor, Halfa, etc, 1898 two stampless mourning covers to his excellency Abdel Fattah Tehia Pasha in Ramleh. Both with large commissioner Egypt purple B/S scarce trio. (3 covers)

Corbitts Sale #162

World Stamps Egypt
Price: £ 60.00
Lot 586 - World Stamps Egypt -  Corbitts Sale #162

Lot 586 - World Stamps Egypt - Corbitts Sale #162

1927-34 5m dark red brown Control A29 block of ten from the royal imperf printing with two Tete Beche pairs in the block, all with usual 'cancelled' b/s. Ex. SG stock, SG.156a Var. (10)

Corbitts Sale #162

World Stamps Egypt
Price: £ 50.00
Lot 554 - World Stamps Egypt -  Corbitts Sale #162

Lot 554 - World Stamps Egypt - Corbitts Sale #162

1739 entire from Cairo (2nd Oct) with m/s Bello & Calanin via Alexandria, within m/s (Chi Dia Conduce) etc. Scarce early item. (1 entire)

Corbitts Sale #162

World Stamps Egypt
Price: £ 40.00
Lot 565 - World Stamps Egypt -  Corbitts Sale #162

Lot 565 - World Stamps Egypt - Corbitts Sale #162

19th/20thC varied & interesting range of postal history on leaves, incl. 1871 1pi cover 'Poste-Vice-Reali-ATFE', c.d.s, rural service c.d.s's, 1891 Cherbin c.d.s, 1912 Balyana, 1927 'Samalut-Paqu' c.d.s, others franked Sphinx & Pyramid covers or stationery with censor & good range of postmarks, noted scarce 'Tor' c.d.s of Sinai 1902, 1904 Ornamental cover with wildlife & C of Cairo as the moon. 1894 Reg postal stationery envelope with added franking used Cherbin, varied Tanta c.d.s on postcards 1885-88, 1896 cover Retta cancels on 1mi values (5). British Forces in Egypt 1930's Postal & Letter seals singles & blocks of four 1pi green & red, 1946 tea invitation printed card of Egyptian Army to French Admiral on King Farouk accession, large group hotel postmarks on covers or stationery, good airmails, paquebots, 1929 Khedivial mail, S.S.Rashid cover, PPC's incl. unused 'Hold to light', Oilettes, railway interest, French P.O's (Port Said) multiple franked covers & postcards. Austrian P.O card used 1889 Alexandrien c.d.s. 115 covers & a few pmks on individual stamps or blocks. Useful lot, viewing recommended.

Corbitts Sale #162

World Stamps Egypt
Price: £ 500.00
Lot 581 - World Stamps Egypt -  Corbitts Sale #162

Lot 581 - World Stamps Egypt - Corbitts Sale #162

Officials 1922 3m yellow-orange variety 'Large Hamza' to 'Alef' and extra dot to right of Alef, also normal for comparison, both fresh fine M. Rare Zeheri 19a, SG.0100 variety. The variety expertised. (2)

Corbitts Sale #162

World Stamps Egypt
Price: £ 55.00