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 6738 - Egypt 1922 - UPA UPA Sale #84 worldwide Collections

Proclamation of Monarchy set with 1m, 2m, 3m, both 15m & watermark change 100m & 200m all fine used, the rest very fine mint Cat £155 {MX} [US3] (Start Price = £30.40)

UPA UPA Sale #84 worldwide Collections

Egypt 1922
Lot 6716 - Egypt 1867-71 -  UPA UPA Sale #84 worldwide Collections

Lot 6716 - Egypt 1867-71 - UPA UPA Sale #84 worldwide Collections

Pyramid 5pa orange yellow, 10pa dull lilac, 2pi blue, 5pi brown fresh mint, heavily mounted Cat £580 (image available) {MH} [US2] (Start Price = £121.60)

UPA UPA Sale #84 worldwide Collections

Egypt 1867-71

Lot 6733 - Egypt 1893-1922 - UPA UPA Sale #84 worldwide Collections

OFFICIALDS: A small mint & used range on two album sheets mint or used, No duplication with vals to 5pi or 50m mint. Very clean lot (16 mint & 14 used) Cat £269 {MX} [US3] (Start Price = £55.20)

UPA UPA Sale #84 worldwide Collections

Egypt 1893-1922

Lot 6750 - Egypt 1928-49 - UPA UPA Sale #84 worldwide Collections

An unmounted mint range, mainly in sets of the period, between 1928 Medical Congress pair & 1949 UPU. Very clean & fine (33) Cat £90 {UM} (Start Price = £33.60)

UPA UPA Sale #84 worldwide Collections

Egypt 1928-49

Lot 6718 - Egypt 1874-75 - UPA UPA Sale #84 worldwide Collections

A small mint, unused or used selection of Bulaq issues with: 5pa (both perfs - one unused(thinned) & one mint), 10pa x 3 used(both perfs). 20pa, 1pi & 5pi all used, 2½pi mint. Also 5pa on 2½pi & 10pa on 2½pi - both perfs - mint (one thinned). Mainly fine (10) Cat £100 {MX} [US3] (Start Price = £24.00)

UPA UPA Sale #84 worldwide Collections

Egypt 1874-75

Lot 6727 - Egypt 1886-87 - UPA UPA Sale #84 worldwide Collections

Postage Due - 2pi rose-red, no wmk, p10½. Mint, large part o.g. Cat £50 {PD} [US2] (Start Price = £12.80)

UPA UPA Sale #84 worldwide Collections

Egypt 1886-87

Lot 6745 - Egypt 1926 - UPA UPA Sale #84 worldwide Collections

27m deep violet and 27m chestnut 'Airmail' issue, the pair fine mint. (SG 132/3, Cat £36+) {MH} [US2] (Start Price = £11.20)

UPA UPA Sale #84 worldwide Collections

Egypt 1926

Lot 6739 - Egypt 1922-31 - UPA UPA Sale #84 worldwide Collections

A mint or used range on 8 album leaves with Officials, Dues, mainly sets (some mixed m/u), values to £E1, a very useful & clean lot (86) Cat £225 {MX} [US3] (Start Price = £36.80)

UPA UPA Sale #84 worldwide Collections

Egypt 1922-31

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