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 2288 - World Egypt -  Status International Stamps & Covers Public Auction 358

Lot 2288 - World Egypt - Status International Stamps & Covers Public Auction 358

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 358

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Lot 2285 - World Egypt -  Status International Stamps & Covers Public Auction 358

Lot 2285 - World Egypt - Status International Stamps & Covers Public Auction 358

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 358

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Lot 2286 - World Egypt -  Status International Stamps & Covers Public Auction 358

Lot 2286 - World Egypt - Status International Stamps & Covers Public Auction 358

1946 Aviation Congress opt 30m green, error opt INVERTED. Superb MLH. SG 314a cat £400. (P)

Status International Stamps & Covers Public Auction 358

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Lot 2287 - World Egypt -  Status International Stamps & Covers Public Auction 358

Lot 2287 - World Egypt - Status International Stamps & Covers Public Auction 358

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

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Lot 4429 - Egypt 1972 - Universal Philatelic Auctions Sale #77 worldwide Collections

Tutankhamun min sheet, fine u.m. Cat £55 (Start Price = £20.00)

Universal Philatelic Auctions Sale #77 worldwide Collections

Egypt 1972
Price: £ 25.00

Lot 4413 - Egypt 1951 - Universal Philatelic Auctions Sale #77 worldwide Collections

Wedding, Games and 1952 Treaty (2) sets and min sheets, u.m. (7 + 4MS) Cat £80 (Start Price = £25.60)

Universal Philatelic Auctions Sale #77 worldwide Collections

Egypt 1951
Price: £ 32.00

Lot 4424 - Egypt 1964-81 - Universal Philatelic Auctions Sale #77 worldwide Collections

An unmounted mint collection on 3 stock pages. All commem issues with a wide range of interesting thematic content. Little, if any, duplication. Very fresh & fine (c150-200) Cat £630 (Start Price = £126.40)

Universal Philatelic Auctions Sale #77 worldwide Collections

Egypt 1964-81
Price: £ 158.00

Lot 4408 - Egypt 1947 - Universal Philatelic Auctions Sale #77 worldwide Collections

Fine Arts to 1961 Anniversary duplicated selection on Prinz stock sheets, fine m.m. (120) Cat £170 (Start Price = £40.00)

Universal Philatelic Auctions Sale #77 worldwide Collections

Egypt 1947
Price: £ 50.00

Lot 4403 - Egypt 1939-46 - Universal Philatelic Auctions Sale #77 worldwide Collections

set to £1E1 (ex. 30m grey), 1952 ovptd. postage set to £1 (top values never hinged), gum toning on some other values, m.m. (26) Cat £135 (Start Price = £38.40)

Universal Philatelic Auctions Sale #77 worldwide Collections

Egypt 1939-46
Price: £ 48.00

Lot 4419 - Egypt 1956-65 - Universal Philatelic Auctions Sale #77 worldwide Collections

A fine unmounted mint collection on 3 stock pages, mainly sets with great thematic content, includes 1960 opt on £1 red & green, a few odd duplicates, includes a small u.m. range of Gaza (Palestine opts), these cat c£30, very fresh & fine (c200 & 10 min sheets) Cat £510 (Start Price = £100.80)

Universal Philatelic Auctions Sale #77 worldwide Collections

Egypt 1956-65
Price: £ 126.00