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 2268 - World Egypt -  Status International Coins & Banknotes Public Auction 362

Lot 2268 - World Egypt - Status International Coins & Banknotes Public Auction 362

Suez Canal Company: 1868 Ship 20c blue. Superb fresh MNH, 4 margins. SG 3 cat £75 as M, should be at least double £150 MNH. Scarce genuine. Exp Brun & Ceremuga. (P)

Status International Stamps & Covers Public Auction 362

World Egypt
Price: A$ 150.00
Lot 2269 - World Egypt -  Status International Coins & Banknotes Public Auction 362

Lot 2269 - World Egypt - Status International Coins & Banknotes Public Auction 362

Suez Canal Company: 1868 Ship 20c blue, blk of 20 from LR cnr of sheet. Superb fresh MNH, pristine never hinged original gum. SG 3 cat £1500 as M singles, & should be at least double, £3000 MNH. Impressive genuine multiple. 2002 Ceremuga photo cert. (20) (P)

Status International Stamps & Covers Public Auction 362

World Egypt
Price: A$ 1,800.00
Lot 2267 - World Egypt -  Status International Coins & Banknotes Public Auction 362

Lot 2267 - World Egypt - Status International Coins & Banknotes Public Auction 362

Suez Canal Company: 1868 Ship 20c blue, blk of 4. Superb fresh MNH with pristine never hinged original gum, all 4 margins. SG 3 cat £300 as M singles, and should be at least double £3000 MNH. Rare genuine multiple. Exp Ceremuga. (4) (P)

Status International Stamps & Covers Public Auction 362

World Egypt
Price: A$ 400.00
Lot 2264 - World Egypt -  Status International Coins & Banknotes Public Auction 362

Lot 2264 - World Egypt - Status International Coins & Banknotes Public Auction 362

1933 Aviation Congress set 5m-20m in LL cnr blks of 12. Superb fresh MNH. SG 214-18 cat £1080 as M singles, should be at least double, £2160 MNH, plus premium for rare large multiples. Beautiful quality. (48) (P)

Status International Stamps & Covers Public Auction 362

World Egypt
Price: A$ 2,700.00
Lot 2265 - World Egypt -  Status International Coins & Banknotes Public Auction 362

Lot 2265 - World Egypt - Status International Coins & Banknotes Public Auction 362

British Forces: 1935 Jubilee opt 1Pi ultramarine. Superb fresh MNH, pristine never hinged original gum. SG A10 cat £400 for M, should be at least double, £800 MNH. Very scarce so nice. (P)

Status International Stamps & Covers Public Auction 362

World Egypt
Price: A$ 1,000.00
Lot 2266 - World Egypt -  Status International Coins & Banknotes Public Auction 362

Lot 2266 - World Egypt - Status International Coins & Banknotes Public Auction 362

Suez Canal Company: 1868 Ship 1c black, type 2. VF fresh UN, 4 margins. SG 1 cat £250. Rare genuine. (P)

Status International Stamps & Covers Public Auction 362

World Egypt
Price: A$ 180.00

Lot 10466 - übersee Egypt - Heinrich Koehler Auktionen 375rd Heinrich Köhler auction - Day 4

1953/75, postfrischer und gestempelter Bestand (Mi. nach Angaben des Einlieferers ca. 7.000,-)

Heinrich Koehler Auktionen 375rd Heinrich Köhler auction - Day 4

übersee Egypt
Price: € 700.00

Lot 10467 - übersee Egypt - Heinrich Koehler Auktionen 375rd Heinrich Köhler auction - Day 4

1884/1950 (ca.), 34 Briefe und Karten sowie eine Vorderseite, alle nach Griechenland, teils auch mit Nachsendungen, dabei Nachportomarken, Einschreiben etc., dazu 5 spätere Sonderbelege

Heinrich Koehler Auktionen 375rd Heinrich Köhler auction - Day 4

übersee Egypt
Price: € 300.00

Lot 10468 - übersee Egypt - Heinrich Koehler Auktionen 375rd Heinrich Köhler auction - Day 4

Suez-Kanal-Gesellschaft 1868, Dampfschiff 1 C.-40 C., Nachdrucke in Bogen zu 120 Marken, gummiert, senkrecht gefaltet (Mi.-Nr. 1-4 NaD)

Heinrich Koehler Auktionen 375rd Heinrich Köhler auction - Day 4

übersee Egypt
Price: € 300.00

Lot 10464 - übersee Egypt - Heinrich Koehler Auktionen 375rd Heinrich Köhler auction - Day 4

1866/1968, postfrische, ungebrauchte und gestempelte, reichhaltige Sammlung mit u.a. Pfadfinder-Blocks, dazu UAR und Jemen, in 2 Alben

Heinrich Koehler Auktionen 375rd Heinrich Köhler auction - Day 4

übersee Egypt
Price: € 4,000.00