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 1799 - World Egypt -  Status International Stamps & Covers Public Auction 364

Lot 1799 - World Egypt - Status International Stamps & Covers Public Auction 364

1922 Crown & Arabic opt 20m olive, error opt INVERTED. F-VF fresh M. SG 106a cat £275. Only 1 sheet was recorded. 2020 Ceremuga photo-cert. (P)

Status International Stamps & Covers Public Auction 364

World Egypt
Price: A$ 300.00
Lot 1816 - World Egypt -  Status International Stamps & Covers Public Auction 364

Lot 1816 - World Egypt - Status International Stamps & Covers Public Auction 364

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 as only 1 plate proof sheet of ea value believed printed & very few are recorded. 2020 Ceremuga photo-cert. (P)

Status International Stamps & Covers Public Auction 364

World Egypt
Price: A$ 250.00
Lot 1794 - World Egypt -  Status International Stamps & Covers Public Auction 364

Lot 1794 - World Egypt - Status International Stamps & Covers Public Auction 364

1914 Pictorial 1m-10m all marginal horiz imperf proof prs, no wmk. VF MNH, all 4 margins. SG 73-78(p). Only 10 sheets of ea printed. (6 prs =12). (P)

Status International Stamps & Covers Public Auction 364

World Egypt
Price: A$ 150.00
Lot 1810 - World Egypt -  Status International Stamps & Covers Public Auction 364

Lot 1810 - World Egypt - Status International Stamps & Covers Public Auction 364

1932 '100 MILLS' opt King £1 dull violet-blue & blue. VF M. SG 188 cat £250. (P)

Status International Stamps & Covers Public Auction 364

World Egypt
Price: A$ 250.00
Lot 1805 - World Egypt -  Status International Stamps & Covers Public Auction 364

Lot 1805 - World Egypt - Status International Stamps & Covers Public Auction 364

1923-24 King £1 dull violet-blue & blue. VF fresh MLH. SG 122 cat £225. (P)

Status International Stamps & Covers Public Auction 364

World Egypt
Price: A$ 250.00
Lot 1822 - World Egypt -  Status International Stamps & Covers Public Auction 364

Lot 1822 - World Egypt - Status International Stamps & Covers Public Auction 364

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, & should be at least double, £3000 MNH. Rare genuine multiple. Exp Ceremuga. (4) (P)

Status International Stamps & Covers Public Auction 364

World Egypt
Price: A$ 400.00
Lot 1800 - World Egypt -  Status International Stamps & Covers Public Auction 364

Lot 1800 - World Egypt - Status International Stamps & Covers Public Auction 364

1922 Crown & Arabic opt 20m olive, error opt DOUBLE. VF fresh MLH, tiny thin. SG 106b cat £325. Only 1 sheet was recorded. 2020 Ceremuga photo-cert. (P)

Status International Stamps & Covers Public Auction 364

World Egypt
Price: A$ 250.00
Lot 1817 - World Egypt -  Status International Stamps & Covers Public Auction 364

Lot 1817 - World Egypt - Status International Stamps & Covers Public Auction 364

Egypt: 1866-1967 collection inc 1866 1st issue vals to 10pi perf & to 5pi imperf. 1867-71 Sphinx & Pyramid vals to 5pi. 1872-75 Sphinx & Pyramid vals to 5pi inc shades & printing. 1878 Surch 5pa on 2½pi & 10p on 2½pi 1879-1902 Sphinx & Pyramid vals to 5pi & 1888-1900 vals to 10pi. 1914-22 Pic vals to 200m. 1922 Crown opt vals to 200m. 1923-24 King to £1 & 1927-37 King to £1. 1934 UPU vals to 200m. 1939-46 King & Pyramid to £1. Commems inc 1925 Geographical set 1926 Birthday 50pi. 1931 Zeppelin opt 100m on 27m M&U. 1933 Aviation set. Airmails 1933-38 to 200m & 1947 to 200m. Postage Dues 1884-1907 selection to 5pi inc blks. Also British Forces 1932-35 inc Letter & Christmas seals. Occupation of Gaza inc 1955-56 Pic Def opt vals to £1 plus range of commems to 1967. Most F-VF M/MNH/U. SG cat £4400+ = A$8000. (1275). (P)

Status International Stamps & Covers Public Auction 364

World Egypt
Price: A$ 900.00
Lot 1795 - World Egypt -  Status International Stamps & Covers Public Auction 364

Lot 1795 - World Egypt - Status International Stamps & Covers Public Auction 364

1914 Pictorial set 1m-200m, all horiz imperf proof prs, no wmk. VF fresh M, all 4 margins. SG 73-72(p) cat £220++ as normal. Only 10 sheets printed. (10 prs). (P)

Status International Stamps & Covers Public Auction 364

World Egypt
Price: A$ 300.00
Lot 1812 - World Egypt -  Status International Stamps & Covers Public Auction 364

Lot 1812 - World Egypt - Status International Stamps & Covers Public Auction 364

1934 UPU Congress 50Pi sepia. VFU. SG 231 cat £110. (P)

Status International Stamps & Covers Public Auction 364

World Egypt
Price: A$ 110.00