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 6758 - Egypt 1933-38 - UPA UPA Sale #84 worldwide Collections

Airs set of 21 very fine mint Cat £100 {MH} [US3] (Start Price = £27.20)

UPA UPA Sale #84 worldwide Collections

Egypt 1933-38

Lot 6753 - Egypt 1933 - UPA UPA Sale #84 worldwide Collections

'International Railway Congress, Cairo' issue, the set of four fine mint. (SG 189/92, Cat £90) {MH} [US2] (Start Price = £25.60)

UPA UPA Sale #84 worldwide Collections

Egypt 1933

Lot 6766 - Egypt 1959 - UPA UPA Sale #84 worldwide Collections

Transport min sheet (slight gum tone at edge), 1961 to 1968 good ranges incl. 1963-65 Air (3 sets, each on one 80m), fine u.m. (51 + MS) Cat £130 {UM} [US7] (Start Price = £11.20)

UPA UPA Sale #84 worldwide Collections

Egypt 1959

Lot 6760 - Egypt 1939-46 - UPA UPA Sale #84 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 {MH} [US7] (Start Price = £13.60)

UPA UPA Sale #84 worldwide Collections

Egypt 1939-46

Lot 6754 - Egypt 1933 - UPA UPA Sale #84 worldwide Collections

Cairo Railway Congress set of 4, very fine mint Cat £80 {MH} [US3] (Start Price = £21.60)

UPA UPA Sale #84 worldwide Collections

Egypt 1933
Lot 6761 - Egypt 1944-81 -  UPA UPA Sale #84 worldwide Collections

Lot 6761 - Egypt 1944-81 - UPA UPA Sale #84 worldwide Collections

An extensive collection of u.m. sets and mini sheets, mainly in blocks of 4, plus some additional duplication. Appears to be almost complete for the period 1944 to 1981. Housed in a 64 page stockbook. Stated to catalogue £8200. Many, many 100's. HEAVY/OVERSIZE LOT - OVERSEAS SHIPPING SURCHARGE APPLIES. Cat £8200 (image available) {UM} (Start Price = £800.00)

UPA UPA Sale #84 worldwide Collections

Egypt 1944-81

Lot 6762 - Egypt 1947 - UPA UPA Sale #84 worldwide Collections

Fine Arts to 1961 Anniversary duplicated selection on Prinz stock sheets, fine m.m. (120) Cat £170 {MH} [US7] (Start Price = £13.60)

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Egypt 1947

Lot 6755 - Egypt 1933 - UPA UPA Sale #84 worldwide Collections

Aviation Congress set of 5 very fine mint Cat £100 {MH} [US3] (Start Price = £27.20)

UPA UPA Sale #84 worldwide Collections

Egypt 1933
Lot 6759 - Egypt 1934 -  UPA UPA Sale #84 worldwide Collections

Lot 6759 - Egypt 1934 - UPA UPA Sale #84 worldwide Collections

UPU 100m to £1(4) mint, heavily mounted otherwise fine Cat £796 (image available) {MH} [US2] (Start Price = £162.40)

UPA UPA Sale #84 worldwide Collections

Egypt 1934

Lot 6737 - Egypt 1921-53 - UPA UPA Sale #84 worldwide Collections

Mint collection on Prinz sheets(113) including 1939 Fuad 50p,£1, 1952 King of Egypt and Sudan ovpt set to £1, various 1953 bars overprints values to £1, mainly fine {CC} [US2] (Start Price = £48.00)

UPA UPA Sale #84 worldwide Collections

Egypt 1921-53