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 2040 - World Egypt -  Status International Stamps & Covers Public Auction 370

Lot 2040 - World Egypt - Status International Stamps & Covers Public Auction 370

British Forces: 1932-33 Postal Seal 1Pi deep blue & red, perf 11. Superb fresh MNH. SG A1 cat £100 for M, should be at least double, £200 MNH. (P)
Estimate A$150

Status International Stamps & Covers Public Auction 370

World Egypt
Price: A$ 100.00
Lot 2035 - World Egypt -  Status International Stamps & Covers Public Auction 370

Lot 2035 - World Egypt - Status International Stamps & Covers Public Auction 370

1866 Arabic opt 1st issue set 5pa-10Pi, imperf Proofs, no wmk. Mostly VF UN as made, 5pa, 10pa & 5Pi small thins, all 4 margins. SG 1-7(p) cat £1130 as normals. 2020 Ceremuga photo cert. (7) (P)
Estimate A$400

Status International Stamps & Covers Public Auction 370

World Egypt
Price: A$ 240.00
Lot 2036 - World Egypt -  Status International Stamps & Covers Public Auction 370

Lot 2036 - World Egypt - Status International Stamps & Covers Public Auction 370

1879-81 Sphinx & Pyramid 2pi orange imperf plate proof, wmk star & Crescent inverted. VF fresh M, 4 margins. SG 48(p), cat £50++ as normal. rare, only 1 plate proof sheet of ea value believed printed & very few are recorded. 2020 Ceremuga photo cert. (P)
Estimate A$200

Status International Stamps & Covers Public Auction 370

World Egypt
Price: A$ 120.00
Lot 2037 - World Egypt -  Status International Stamps & Covers Public Auction 370

Lot 2037 - World Egypt - Status International Stamps & Covers Public Auction 370

British Forces: 1932-39 Mint collection comp inc 1932-33 Postal Seal 1pi & Letter Seal 1pi. 1932-35 Christmas Seals 3m set plus vermilion shade. 1934-35 Letter Stamp 1pi carmine & green plus carmine perf. 1935 Silver Jubilee opt 1pi. 1935 Xmas 1935 opt 3m on 1p. 1936 King Army Post 3m &10m. 1939 King Army Post 3m & 10m, smaller format. All diff. VF fresh M/MLH. SG A1-A15 cat £756. (16). (P)
Estimate A$450

Status International Stamps & Covers Public Auction 370

World Egypt
Price: A$ 300.00
Lot 2038 - World Egypt -  Status International Stamps & Covers Public Auction 370

Lot 2038 - World Egypt - Status International Stamps & Covers Public Auction 370

British Forces: 1932-33 Postal Seal 1Pi deep blue & red, perf 11, blk of 4. Superb fresh MNH. SG A1 cat £400 for M singles, should be at least double, £800 MNH, plus premium for multiple. (4). (P)
Estimate A$500

Status International Stamps & Covers Public Auction 370

World Egypt
Price: A$ 300.00
Lot 2039 - World Egypt -  Status International Stamps & Covers Public Auction 370

Lot 2039 - World Egypt - Status International Stamps & Covers Public Auction 370

British Forces: 1932-33 Postal Seal 1Pi deep blue & red, perf 11. Superb fresh MLH. SG A1 cat £100+. (P)
Estimate A$100

Status International Stamps & Covers Public Auction 370

World Egypt
Price: A$ 70.00
Lot 363 - Egypt  -  Corbitts Sale #167

Lot 363 - Egypt - Corbitts Sale #167

1884 Postage Due set in blocks of four (one 20pa defective), M or o.g, odd imperfection or perf separation, SG.D57/D61. (20)

Corbitts Sale #167

Egypt
Price: £ 180.00
Lot 364 - Egypt  -  Corbitts Sale #167

Lot 364 - Egypt - Corbitts Sale #167

POSTAGE DUE selection 1884 10pa, 20pa, 2pi, 5pi, unused with part o.g, 1886 10pa o.g, 10pa, 1pi, 2pi U, 1888 2m, 5m, 1pi & 2pi U, also 5pi (forgery). Cat. £709. (13)

Corbitts Sale #167

Egypt
Price: £ 40.00
Lot 365 - Egypt  -  Corbitts Sale #167

Lot 365 - Egypt - Corbitts Sale #167

POSTAGE DUE balance incl. 1888 5p grey Penasson Essay, 1889-1907 2m green bisect attached to normal stamp in pair together U on a small piece tied by Chouria/Caire c.d.s of 1898, 1888 5pi forgery, 1888 1pi blue imperf proof single, also various blocks of four (these offered 'as is'), condition varied but a useful range. (49)

Corbitts Sale #167

Egypt
Price: £ 60.00
Lot 366 - Egypt  -  Corbitts Sale #167

Lot 366 - Egypt - Corbitts Sale #167

1932 British Forces in Egypt postal seal 1piastre, Imperf Plate Proof UM block of forty being the top half of a sheet, some minor bends affecting top two rows, SG.A1 proof.

Corbitts Sale #167

Egypt
Price: £ 600.00