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 3780 - World Egypt -  Status International Status International - Sale 378

Lot 3780 - World Egypt - Status International Status International - Sale 378

1927-37 King Farouk set 1m-£1 photogravure printing, with SPECIMEN opts in black or violet type BEC 2a h/s applied to specimen stamps received from UPU distribution by Bechuanaland. Mostly VF UN. SG 148-70(s). Only such set recorded & totally unique. 2021 Ceremuga photo cert. (24) (P)
Estimate A$4000

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Lot 3791 - World Egypt -  Status International Status International - Sale 378

Lot 3791 - World Egypt - Status International Status International - Sale 378

1946 Aviation Congress opt 30m green, error opt DOUBLE. VF fresh MLH. SG 314b cat £400. (P)
Estimate A$300

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Lot 3786 - World Egypt -  Status International Status International - Sale 378

Lot 3786 - World Egypt - Status International Status International - Sale 378

1927-37 King £1 bright chestnut & greenish-slate centre photo, frame litho, LL cnr with plate no. VF fresh MNH, tiny gum irregularities. SG 172 cat £200 for M, should be at least double, £400 MNH, plus premium for plate no. (P)
Estimate A$300

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Lot 3781 - World Egypt -  Status International Status International - Sale 378

Lot 3781 - World Egypt - Status International Status International - Sale 378

1927-37 King 500m greenish-blue & brown whole design photogravure. Superb fresh MLH. SG 169 cat £130. (P)
Estimate A$120

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Lot 3787 - World Egypt -  Status International Status International - Sale 378

Lot 3787 - World Egypt - Status International Status International - Sale 378

1929 Prince's Birthday set 5m-20m with diff colour centres from special printing. VF fresh MNH, pristine never hinged original gum. SG 178a-81a cat £560 for M, should be at least double, £1120 MNH. Rare MNH. (4). (P)
Estimate A$900

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Lot 3782 - World Egypt -  Status International Status International - Sale 378

Lot 3782 - World Egypt - Status International Status International - Sale 378

1927-37 King £1 chestnut & greenish-slate whole design photogravure. Superb fresh MNH. SG 170 cat £160 for M, should be at least double, £320 MNH. (P)
Estimate A$250

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Lot 3788 - World Egypt -  Status International Status International - Sale 378

Lot 3788 - World Egypt - Status International Status International - Sale 378

1934 UPU Congress 50Pi sepia. Stamp superb fresh MNH. SG 231 cat £300 for M, should be at least double, £600 MNH. (P)
Estimate A$500

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Lot 3783 - World Egypt -  Status International Status International - Sale 378

Lot 3783 - World Egypt - Status International Status International - Sale 378

1927-37 King £1 chestnut & greenish-slate, whole design photogravure. VF fresh MLH. SG 170 cat £160. (P)
Estimate A$120

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Lot 3789 - World Egypt -  Status International Status International - Sale 378

Lot 3789 - World Egypt - Status International Status International - Sale 378

1934 UPU Congress £1 greenish-blue. Superb fresh MNH, pristine never hinged original gum. SG 232 cat £475 for M, should be at least double, £950 MNH. Rare MNH. (P)
Estimate A$900

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Lot 3784 - World Egypt -  Status International Status International - Sale 378

Lot 3784 - World Egypt - Status International Status International - Sale 378

1927-37 King £1 bright chestnut & dark slate, centre photo, frame litho, LL cnr with plate no. Superb fresh MNH. SG 172 cat £200 for M, should be at least double, £400 MNH, premium for plate no. (P)
Estimate A$400

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