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 6724 - Egypt 1884-1922 - UPA UPA Sale #84 worldwide Collections

A mainly used range displayed on 2 album pages. Includes 1884 10pa, 20pa & 2pi, 1886 set of 4, 1888 2m to 2pi, 1889 set of 4. These all used, then a few m & u vals to 1931-32 set either m or u. A really fine lot.(27) Cat £418 {PD} [US3] (Start Price = £121.60)

UPA UPA Sale #84 worldwide Collections

Egypt 1884-1922

Lot 6734 - Egypt 1914 - UPA UPA Sale #84 worldwide Collections

Set to 200m mint(10), a few low values with small faults Cat £110 {MH} [US2] (Start Price = £26.40)

UPA UPA Sale #84 worldwide Collections

Egypt 1914

Lot 6713 - Egypt 1866-1957 - UPA UPA Sale #84 worldwide Collections

Collection on leaves(approx 390) including 1866 set to 10pi used, 1867-71 Pyramids 10pa to 10pi used, 1872-5 Pyramids set to 5pi used, 1884 Postage Due set mint and used, 1888 Postage Due 2pi orange, 5pi grey mint, 1923 set to £1 used, Trains set used, mixed condition, many fine {CC} [US1] (Start Price = £307.20)

UPA UPA Sale #84 worldwide Collections

Egypt 1866-1957

Lot 6728 - Egypt 1888 - UPA UPA Sale #84 worldwide Collections

Postage Dues: No watermark 10pa unused & fine, 20pa unused(thin & perf fault), 2pi unused & fine (3) Cat £175 {PD} [US3] (Start Price = £21.60)

UPA UPA Sale #84 worldwide Collections

Egypt 1888
Lot 6746 - Egypt 1926 -  UPA UPA Sale #84 worldwide Collections

Lot 6746 - Egypt 1926 - UPA UPA Sale #84 worldwide Collections

King Faud 58th Birthday 50p purple, very fine mint Cat £170 (image available) {MH} [US3] (Start Price = £48.80)

UPA UPA Sale #84 worldwide Collections

Egypt 1926

Lot 6741 - Egypt 1923-24 - UPA UPA Sale #84 worldwide Collections

King Faud I set to 200m mint plus £E1 very fine used. (12) Cat £159 {MX} [US3] (Start Price = £30.40)

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Egypt 1923-24
Lot 6731 - Egypt 1888 -  UPA UPA Sale #84 worldwide Collections

Lot 6731 - Egypt 1888 - UPA UPA Sale #84 worldwide Collections

Postage Due - 5p grey, no wmk, p11½. Variety 'with stop after left-hand 'Piastres''. Lightly MM. Centred to NE but frames clear of perfs. Cat £325 (image available) {PD} [US2] (Start Price = £100.00)

UPA UPA Sale #84 worldwide Collections

Egypt 1888

Lot 6711 - Egypt - UPA UPA Sale #84 worldwide Collections

Agriculture & Industry set plus Air 27m(both), all very fine mint (8) Cat £116 {MH} [US3] (Start Price = £27.20)

UPA UPA Sale #84 worldwide Collections

Egypt

Lot 6719 - Egypt 1878-79 - UPA UPA Sale #84 worldwide Collections

A small unused group with 1878 overprints 5pa & 10pa, then 1879 5pa to 2pi with 2 shades of 10pa & the 20pa has inverted watermark. Fresh colours & very fine. Cat £294 {MH} [US3] (Start Price = £36.80)

UPA UPA Sale #84 worldwide Collections

Egypt 1878-79

Lot 6735 - Egypt 1914-81 - UPA UPA Sale #84 worldwide Collections

Collection of approx 80 mint and used issues on 4 vario stock sheets. Ex dealers stock has some duplication. Condition mostly good a couple of exceptions being poor. (Approx 80). {CC} [US11] (Start Price = £22.40)

UPA UPA Sale #84 worldwide Collections

Egypt 1914-81