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 363 - Egypt  -  Corbitts Sale #167

Lot 363 - Egypt - Corbitts Sale #167

1884 Postage Due set in blocks of four (one 20pa defective), M or o.g, odd imperfection or perf separation, SG.D57/D61. (20)

Corbitts Sale #167

Egypt
Lot 364 - Egypt  -  Corbitts Sale #167

Lot 364 - Egypt - Corbitts Sale #167

POSTAGE DUE selection 1884 10pa, 20pa, 2pi, 5pi, unused with part o.g, 1886 10pa o.g, 10pa, 1pi, 2pi U, 1888 2m, 5m, 1pi & 2pi U, also 5pi (forgery). Cat. £709. (13)

Corbitts Sale #167

Egypt
Lot 543 - Egypt  -  Cherrystone Auctions U.S. & Worldwide Stamps & Postal History

Lot 543 - Egypt - Cherrystone Auctions U.S. & Worldwide Stamps & Postal History

1934 UPU, complete set, l.h., fine-v.f.,
Cat. Val. $737
Estimate: $300

Cherrystone Auctions U.S. & Worldwide Stamps & Postal History

Egypt
Lot 544 - Egypt  -  Cherrystone Auctions U.S. & Worldwide Stamps & Postal History

Lot 544 - Egypt - Cherrystone Auctions U.S. & Worldwide Stamps & Postal History

1959 Transportation, 10m imperforate block of four, n.h., v.f.
Estimate: $250

Cherrystone Auctions U.S. & Worldwide Stamps & Postal History

Egypt
Lot 542 - Egypt  -  Cherrystone Auctions U.S. & Worldwide Stamps & Postal History

Lot 542 - Egypt - Cherrystone Auctions U.S. & Worldwide Stamps & Postal History

1934 UPU, complete set, h.r., fine-v.f.,
Cat. Val. $737
Estimate: $300

Cherrystone Auctions U.S. & Worldwide Stamps & Postal History

Egypt
Lot 42 - ottoman period Egypt -  Negev Holyland 98th Holyland Postal Bid Sale

Lot 42 - ottoman period Egypt - Negev Holyland 98th Holyland Postal Bid Sale

JAFFA SEAL from Egyptian office

Negev Holyland 98th Holyland Postal Bid Sale

ottoman period Egypt
Lot 4082 - World Egypt -  Status International Stamps & Covers Public Auction 369

Lot 4082 - World Egypt - Status International Stamps & Covers Public Auction 369

1922 Crown & Arabic opt 2m red, error opt DOUBLE. Superb fresh M. SG 99a cat £225. Only 1 sheet was recorded. 2020 Ceremuga photo cert. (P)
Estimate A$220

Status International Stamps & Covers Public Auction 369

World Egypt
Lot 4086 - World Egypt -  Status International Stamps & Covers Public Auction 369

Lot 4086 - World Egypt - Status International Stamps & Covers Public Auction 369

1926 King's 58th Birthday 50Pi purple. VF fresh M. SG 134 cat £130. (P)
Estimate A$150

Status International Stamps & Covers Public Auction 369

World Egypt
Lot 4098 - World Egypt -  Status International Stamps & Covers Public Auction 369

Lot 4098 - World Egypt - Status International Stamps & Covers Public Auction 369

British Forces: 1935 Silver Jubilee opt 1Pi ultramarine. VFU. SG A10 cat £180. (P)
Estimate A$250

Status International Stamps & Covers Public Auction 369

World Egypt
Lot 4077 - World Egypt -  Status International Stamps & Covers Public Auction 369

Lot 4077 - World Egypt - Status International Stamps & Covers Public Auction 369

1866 First Issue 10Pi slate bottom marginal imperf Plate Proof blk of 4 with backgrounds upright & inverted in rows (ie tete-beche arrangement). Superb UN as made, all 4 margins. SG 7(p) cat £1500 as normal singles. 2010 Ceremuga photo cert. (P)
Estimate A$700

Status International Stamps & Covers Public Auction 369

World Egypt