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Have been a bit busy these days so was not able to update, but here we go;

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1939-1946 King Farouk Definitives high values stamps. SG 276-283, SC 234-240

A continuation of the first King Farouk issue using a picture of the King in military uniform. Set was issued in seven higher values; 30m (three colours), 40m, 50m, 100m, 200m, 50p & £1.
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In the above set, I personally love the design of the higher value, the £1:

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1939-1946 King Farouk Definitives high values, £1 stamp. SG 283, SC 240

The background features Islamic Floral Ornaments which is not common on Egypt stamps, inspired by the flourishing art scene in Egypt Mameluke era (1250–1517). Mosques, schools and public buildings had a remarkable carved masonry & stone relief works which still stand till date in full glory - similar to the dome of the Mosque of Sultan Qaitbayin Cairo below:

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It is a very nice design, His father had the same too!

Once again Mohammed, your stamps look like they were printed yesterday!

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laurie02 wrote:It is a very nice design, His father had the same too!

Once again Mohammed, your stamps look like they were printed yesterday!

Cheers.
Thank you Laurie.

I believe you mean the 500mil & £1 values of the 2nd Portrait issue of King Fouad. They had similar patterns but not that sophisticated as of Farouk's:
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laurie02 wrote:Very nice!
Farouk is a lot slimmer there!

I have the 5mil in black and the 15mil in brown, just biding my time for the others to come along.... :D :D :D 8)

We missed Egypts first airmail and express stamps!

it was 1926 when these were first issued, love the fez on a motorbike!

both are incredibly beautiful stamps, the shade of the purple in the airmail is quite stunning.
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I thought I would add a little bit more background on these two stamps, starting with the Poste Aerienne stamp.

Aeronautics for the posts in Egypt begins in 1910 at the Heliopolis Air meeting during the week of Feb. 6th to the 13th. Mail was not carried by air anywhere at this time but a date stamp was used at a special post office and inscribed HELIOPOLIS AERODROME with the same inscription in Arabic. Most cancels are on souvenir postcards during this event with some not going through the mail.
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Private air mail deliveries were made by enterprising pilots over the years but the first regular Air Mail service from Egypt began on 28 June 1921 for service between Cairo and Baghdad with an extension to Great Britain on 28 July and opened to the public on 8 October. No official cachets were made available, but letters had to be endorsed “Air Mail” in the upper left corner in red.

Over time, the Air Mail rate settled at 27m which lasted many years and was the reason for issuing Egypt’s first Air Mail stamp in that denomination. On 10 March 1926, Egypt issued its first Air Mail stamp, a 27m violet with a total printing of 101,600 stamps.

Your copy is a little centered right but is a great example. :mrgreen:

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Very Interesting reading VFND55, I knew there was a British military airport there, your info is probably prior to that.

And thanks for the comment on my stamp!

Today we have the issues from 1940, Princess Ferial. 5m + 5m charity stamp, both Varieties here, copper brown and Chocolate , issued 17 May 1940.
And also the colour change for the airmails, from Grey to Orange.
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laurie02 wrote:Very Interesting reading VFND55, I knew there was a British military airport there, your info is probably prior to that.
No, I left out that detail. During WWI, the aerodrome had its own post office in 1915. In combination with the Allied transit camp, the post used a date-stamp inscribed MILITARY CAMP/AERODROME HELIOPOLIS with dates recorded between 16 Feb to 26 Nov. Although an airport for the Allied troops, the post had nothing to do with air mail, and postmarks from this era were not flown.

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Thanks for clearing that up!
Speaking of Airmails, 1941 only release of stamps in Egypt were just that
Airmails!

they refined the picture of the 1933-38 set and used the photogravure process, with and added the 25m value.
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VFND55 wrote:
laurie02 wrote:Very Interesting reading VFND55, I knew there was a British military airport there, your info is probably prior to that.
No, I left out that detail. During WWI, the aerodrome had its own post office in 1915. In combination with the Allied transit camp, the post used a date-stamp inscribed MILITARY CAMP/AERODROME HELIOPOLIS with dates recorded between 16 Feb to 26 Nov. Although an airport for the Allied troops, the post had nothing to do with air mail, and postmarks from this era were not flown.
Interesting information VFND55. Thank you for sharing.
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Reaching 1944, a couple of issues remaining:

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Lower stamp was a commemorative issue of the Eighth Death Anniversary of King Fuad I. A simple design but elegant IMHO.

Followed by that were King Farouk's Definitives, commonly named as "The Farouk Marshall Series ":

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1944-1950 King Farouk Definitives. SG 291-301, SC 242-251

The King, having matured from boyhood to manhood; it was time to choose a more appropriate portrait for the new issues. This provided an opportunity to redesign the low values completely. Essays were produced with somehow unusual designs (see pic below) and the final designs showed the King in a Marshall uniform in a beautiful set of 11 stamps.

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Once again a very nice page Mohammed!
And excellent info and showing the essays is priceless.
There were only 2 stamps issued in 1943

the Overprint of the charity stamp and a revised value of the express stamp, from 20 mil to 26mil.
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On 1 Dec 1936 the Egyptian Postal authorities issued a three-milliemes stamp labeled ARMY POST for Christmas and New Years post cards to be used by the British Forces in Egypt and were only valid for postal use to Great Britain and Ireland.

These stamps were used between Dec 1936 and Feb 1940, but were only available during the holidays (first of Dec to mid-Feb each year). Also available was a 10 milliemes stamp.
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On 16 Dec 1939, the Egyptian Postal authorities issue a small version of the ARMY POST stamps but were removed because they were too late to be used for the holidays. They were released in Oct 1940 and became invalid on 1 May 1941.

This pair of Egyptian ARMY POST 10 milliemes is canceled with a Australian Army post cancel. Unfortunately, only a partial cancel, 1ST BGE H.Q. PO
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Here's an Egyptian postmark that I like,

"COOK'S POST OFFICE CAIRO" from 14th December 1912:

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Is this from a post office at the Thomas Cook travel agency in Cairo?
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nigelc wrote:Is this from a post office at the Thomas Cook travel agency in Cairo?
Yes it is, nice postmark! :mrgreen:

Thomas Cook started his travel business in 1848 and became one of the front-runners of the industry. His son John Mason, entered into contracts with the British Army and Egypt for transportation and mail services in 1880.

From their website: https://www.thomascook.com/thomas-cook-history/

"Today, Thomas Cook Group plc is one of the world’s leading leisure travel groups, with sales of over £9 billion and more than 20 million customers."

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Nice, clear postmark!
They also had a private perfin "TC & S", which I have been collecting.
These are from the 1914 Monument set.
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Thanks VFND55 and laurie02. :D
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Also in 1943 another Express stamp was issued with an uprated value, 40 mil

A bit of history of the express mail series...
Egypt started an express service in 1922 for the major cities of Cairo and Alexandria, which also included express mail between the two. In November 1926 a special stamp was issued for the service which was rated at 20 millièmes, comprising the ordinary letter rate of 5m plus the express service fee of 15m.

The original all-green colour was changed to a bi-colour stamp in March 1929, still at the 20m rate. The letter rate was raised in 1940 to 6m, WHICH WITH AN EXPRESS INCREASE TO 20M MADE the express+letter rate 26m, but an appropriate stamp was issued only in February 1943. It was of a similar colour to the previous stamp, but with changes to the Arabic wording.

In July 1943 the fees were again raised, to 10m for postage and 30m for the express service. The appropriate 40m value stamp was issued some time later in November 1944, its surrounding frame being changed to brown. In January 1952 this stamp was overprinted, along with most other stamps of the period, with an all-Arabic inscription reading "King of Egypt and Sudan, 16 October 1951".

No further express stamps were issued, although the express service continues up to the present day.
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Nice stamp and history laurie02

I was wondering what type of motorcycle was used for the express service in Egypt and after searching through the internet and not finding any info on the subject, my best guess is a Triumph type H also known as the "Trusty Triumph."

Triumph motorcycles, a British manufacturer, was used for the Allied troops during WWI for dispatches between commands. I personally have driven a Triumph and can vouch for its toughness, lots of power and well made but be prepared for rough ride.

Picture From: "Egypt Stamps & Postal History A Philatelic Treatise" by Peter A.S. Smith
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Thanks VFND55, I think the motorcycle is definitely English, I was leaning towards Norton single cylinder 500 , but looking at your picture, I reckon a triumph looks correct and is definitely the correct era!

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Hi all!
Time for an update!
the time...1945, Egypt released 4 stamps that year
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The first commemorates 50 years of the passing of Ismael Pasha.
The second celebrates Farouk's 25th birthday.

The bottom 2 are the Arab league Set featuring the flags of the countries involved.

Here's some history on the Arab League:

The Arab League is a regional organisation of Arab countries in and around North Africa, the Horn of Africa and Arabia. It was formed in Cairo on 22 March 1945 with six members: Kingdom of Egypt, Kingdom of Iraq, Transjordan (renamed Jordan in 1949), Lebanon, Saudi Arabia, and Syria. Yemen joined as a member on 5 May 1945.
Currently, the League has 22 members, but Syria's participation has been suspended since November 2011, as a consequence of government repression during the Syrian Civil War.

The League's main goal is to "draw closer the relations between member States and co-ordinate collaboration between them, to safeguard their independence and sovereignty, and to consider in a general way the affairs and interests of the Arab countries".
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Alas, my scanner is not working anymore!
Guys, feel free to post until I can get things up and running again.
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laurie02 wrote:Alas, my scanner is not working anymore!
Guys, feel free to post until I can get things up and running again.
Cheers
Sorry to hear that Laurie. Hope you manage to have things fixed soon.
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Has been a while since I last posted. Hopefully would re-initiate the momentum of this beautiful thread.

1946 was a busy year for the Egyptian Postal authorities. A lot happened in this year and stamps were issued in vast quantities which explains their (very) cheap prices to obtain; the visit of King Abdul Aziz Al-Saud; King of Saudi Arabia to Egypt, 80th Anniversary of first Egyptian Postage issue, Withdrawal of British troops from Cairo Citadel, First Arab league congress, and a couple of airmail issues.:

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Quantities issued were huge to say the least. e.g.; the Saudi King visit was issued in a whopping quantity of 1,075,000... :!:
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Next would be a beautiful set & accompanying sheets (perf & imperf) celebrating The 80th anniversary of the First Egyptian Postage Stamp, featuring the first postage stamp, Khedive Ismail, King Fouad & King Farouk portraits respectively:

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1946 80th Anniversary of the First Egyptian Postage Stamp. SG 307/310, SC B3/B6

This is Egypt's first issue from my collection:

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1866 First Egyptian Postage Stamp. SG 1, SC 1
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And these are the souvenir sheets:

Perforated version:
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Imperf version:
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An accompanying Philatelic exhibition was held in Cairo as well commemorating the anniversary.
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Very nice stamps, an attractive set Mr. Mseif_99!
I am very jealous of you though, I have not got any 1866 first issue stamps yet!
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Wonderful stamps! Thanks to you folks who have displayed them here.

As a very new collector of Egypt, I was tempted to join the Egypt Study Circle, but after examining their website, I am appalled by their foolish auction rules.

The main motivation for me to join would be so I can participate in the auctions, since I am too far to attend. But the rules say that "postal bidders" can submit bids in advance, but then on the auction day, the top postal bid becomes the start price, so can easily be trumped by any room bidder.

This seems most unfair and discriminates horribly against postal bidders. Why not just have the published "reserve price" be the start figure?

So I guess I will have to continue to get my stamps from dealers. Pity, as I belong to other societies which offer
FAIR auctions, that give postal bidders equal chance to buy gems, e.g. Haiti and Austria.
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Hi mate,

and thank you for the kind words.

As you are new to Egyptian stamp collecting, if you wish to swap, I have heaps of doubles I can help you out with, drop me an email with your want list and I'll see what I can do.

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1866 First Egyptian Postage Stamp. SG 1, SC 1
I wanted to try and verify your 1866 5 Paras stamp as one of the 10 different designs base upon the study by specialist Dr. Byam O.B.E., F.R.P.S.L. ( If you are wondering what the acronyms mean - Officer of the British Empire and Fellow, Royal Philatelic Society, London respectively).

Based on Dr. Byams work of Egypt’s 1866 issue, he states that only one die was made for each value. Then, 10 transfers were taken from the die and laid down on a matrix stone (lithography printing). Multiple transfers were laid down side by side to form the printing stone for a total of 200 impressions per sheet. Due to the design, some of the transfers were inverted which makes for an interesting study of this issue.

These 10 transfers makeup the ten types of each design along with the flaws that recur across the sheet. Below are the ten different types for the 5 Paras. Nearly all stamps have the watermark inverted in relation to the overprint.

I have not been successful in determining which one of the 10 designs fit your stamp. Take a look and let me know, in your opinion, which type best fits your 5 Paras stamp.

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Type 1 design upright: (a) Small break in upper frame line just to right of tablet containing “5”, (b) Wide breach in lower outer frame line from half-way along left corner tablet containing “PARA” to point of first diamond.

Type 2 design inverted: (a) Small break in upper outer frame line just to left of point of third diamond, (b) Small break in lower outer frame line to right of point of big central diamond, (c) Wide breach with weak margins in upper outer frame line from above tablet containing “5” to right of point of first diamond, (d)Wide breach in lower outer frame line from under center of tablet containg “PARA” to right extremity of first diamond with fragments in the gap.

Type 3 design inverted: (a) Vertical colored line from inner and end of left upper corner tablet to inner frame line, (b) Sharp break in upper outer frame line just to left of (a), this line being fragmented above first diamond in upper border, (c) Lower outer frame line fragmented from level with top of “P” nearly to right extremity of first diamond in lower border, the most marked break is wide and just below the point of the diamond.

Type 4 design inverted: (a) Colored fragment adherent to upper outer frame line above sixth diamond, (b) Minute colored fragment adherent to lower outer frame line below cure of “5” and break in line to left of this with single fragment in its center, (c) Fragmented upper outer frame line from near left coner to right point of first diamond, (d) Ditto in lower outer frame line from midpoint of left lower tablet to right point of first diamond.

Type 5 design inverted: (a) “R” of “PARA” in upper corner is broken, (b) Wide break in lower outer frame line extending under whole of left coner tablet and two-thirds of first diamond; the upper outer frame line is complete.

Type 6 design inverted: (a) Break in lower frame line to right of point of fourth diamond; the extremity to the right of the break is thickened and turned upwards, (b) Ray of right upper star pointing to corner is broken on upper margin near the point, (c) Breach in upper frame line above inner portion of tablet containing “5”, (d) Ditto in lower outer frame line below inner half of tablet containing “PARA” to right extremity of first diamond.

Type 7 design inverted: (a) Upper outer frame line fragmented from mid-point of left corner tablet to right extremity of first diamond, (b) Ditto lower outer frame line from mid-point of left tablet to right extremity of first diamond, (c) Same line broken just to right of point of sixth diamond (in many instances the point of this diamond is joined to the inner frame line by a colored hair line).

Type 8 design inverted: Base stroke missing from ray of left upper star pointing to lower part of central diamond.

Type 9 design inverted: (a) Breach of ray of right upper star pointing to “PARA” andterminal cross bar missing, (b) Circle round left lower star broken in two places between the two rays pointing towards the corner, (c) Upper outer frame line broken above point of fifth diamond and above left third of tablet containing “PARA,” (d) Lower outer frame line breached from top of “P” to right of first diamond.

Type 10 design inverted: (a) Break in inner circle round right lower star between the two rays pointing upwards and inwards, (b) Short break in upper outer frame line mid-way between fifth and sixth diamonds; The outer frame line shows no wide breach, (d) Left lower frame line of first diamond in upper border is broken.

and to make matters more interesting, there are three substituted transfers that occur out of 200 impressions: Stamp #137-Type 3 upright for type 4 inverted, Stamp #157-Type 4 inverted for type 3 inverted and Stamp #165-Type 2 upright for type 2 inverted.

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:shock: :shock: :shock:

And I just wanted one of each value!

You sure know your stuff VFND55 !
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Can any Egyptians here identify these, please?

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Globe and (inset) portrait of Isma'il Pasha, known as Ismail the Magnificent (1830-1895), Khedive ("Viceroy") of Egypt and Sudan, printed by photogravure, and issued by Egypt on December 27, 1950 to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the founding of the (Royal) Egyptian Geographic Society by Isma'il Pasha, Scott No. 287, plus an image of a photograph of the reformist Khedive. Nice beard!

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Panterra wrote:Can any Egyptians here identify these, please?

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Thanks to this thread and the fascinating posts here, I am getting serious about Egypt stamps. :D
Hi Panterra,
Thanks for your email!
Re the stamps, they are revenue stamps from around1957, they are very intricate stamps and quite pretty for duty stamps.
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Nice stamp and description Nethryk, and welcome to the thread!
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laurie02 - Thanks! :) Here's an image of another one I like.

Bust of Queen Nefertiti, printed by photogravure, and issued by Egypt on October 15, 1956 to publicize International Museum Week, Scott No. 387, plus a photo of the painted stucco-coated limestone bust of Nefertiti, the Great Royal Wife of the Egyptian Pharaoh Akhenaten, which is believed to have been crafted in 1345 B.C. by the sculptor Thutmose.

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Great stamp mate!

My favourite Pharaoh is Akhenaten the first monotheistic pharaoh also father of king Tutankhamun.

A lot has been written about him, and his odd shape and elongated skull,and recently in King Tut's crypt secret doors have been found! The belief is it's Queen Nefertiti.

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Panterra wrote:Wonderful stamps! Thanks to you folks who have displayed them here.

As a very new collector of Egypt, I was tempted to join the Egypt Study Circle, but after examining their website, I am appalled by their foolish auction rules.

The main motivation for me to join would be so I can participate in the auctions, since I am too far to attend. But the rules say that "postal bidders" can submit bids in advance, but then on the auction day, the top postal bid becomes the start price, so can easily be trumped by any room bidder.

This seems most unfair and discriminates horribly against postal bidders. Why not just have the published "reserve price" be the start figure?

So I guess I will have to continue to get my stamps from dealers. Pity, as I belong to other societies which offer
FAIR auctions, that give postal bidders equal chance to buy gems, e.g. Haiti and Austria.
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Thank you Panterra for joining the discussions & your compliment. Wish all of you could participate with your collection and information.

I myself have "finally" managed to join the Egypt Study Circle though have not yet managed to participate in their auctions. However I must add that their library provide an in-comparable wealth of info seldom seen somewhere else.

Dig through and search for any topic and some would have researched it and provided data, essays, you name it.
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1866 First Egyptian Postage Stamp. SG 1, SC 1

I wanted to try and verify your 1866 5 Paras stamp as one of the 10 different designs base upon the study by specialist Dr. Byam O.B.E., F.R.P.S.L. ( If you are wondering what the acronyms mean - Officer of the British Empire and Fellow, Royal Philatelic Society, London respectively).

Based on Dr. Byams work of Egypt’s 1866 issue, he states that only one die was made for each value. Then, 10 transfers were taken from the die and laid down on a matrix stone (lithography printing). Multiple transfers were laid down side by side to form the printing stone for a total of 200 impressions per sheet. Due to the design, some of the transfers were inverted which makes for an interesting study of this issue.

These 10 transfers makeup the ten types of each design along with the flaws that recur across the sheet. Below are the ten different types for the 5 Paras. Nearly all stamps have the watermark inverted in relation to the overprint.

I have not been successful in determining which one of the 10 designs fit your stamp. Take a look and let me know, in your opinion, which type best fits your 5 Paras stamp.

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Always surprise me VFND55 with the wealth of info. Thank you for your contribution and information that I personally hadn't come through anywhere.

I'm having a hard time determining which type does my stamp fit into. A tedious task I must admit and unfortunately not my area of collecting at all.... :roll: :roll:
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nethryk wrote:laurie02 - Thanks! :) Here's an image of another one I like.

Bust of Queen Nefertiti, printed by photogravure, and issued by Egypt on October 15, 1956 to publicize International Museum Week, Scott No. 387, plus a photo of the painted stucco-coated limestone bust of Nefertiti, the Great Royal Wife of the Egyptian Pharaoh Akhenaten, which is believed to have been crafted in 1345 B.C. by the sculptor Thutmose.

- nethryk


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Welcome to the thread nethryk & thank you for the great info. Please share what you have; the thread will thrive by our contribution.
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mseif_99 wrote:
This is Egypt's first issue from my collection:

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1866 First Egyptian Postage Stamp. SG 1, SC 1
In my opinion, this 5 Paras does not meet any of the 10 designs as describe by Dr. Byams. Also, the overprint has some differences as compared to the original below. Unfortunately, more than likely a forgery.
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It might be. It was part of a bigger lot so maybe it was not checked.

I wonder why go through the hassle. Egypt SG 1 is not that much of a valuable stamp to forge. Any thoughts?
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mseif_99 wrote:It might be. It was part of a bigger lot so maybe it was not checked.

I wonder why go through the hassle. Egypt SG 1 is not that much of a valuable stamp to forge. Any thoughts?
Egyptian stamps, particularly for the first definitive issue of 1866, were in demand around the early 20th century and even today collectors of these stamps are increasing.

In my earlier post about forgeries of this issue, thousands of these stamps were reproduced because the forger had access to original sheets of watermarked paper. These are known as the Salama forgeries. It was hard for the amateur and some experienced collectors to detect these forgeries. There are other forgeries but that can be discussed at another time.

Although low valued stamps may not be worth much on a one off basis but when you multiply that figure by a few thousand and throw in some blocks and rare pieces you have the means to dupe anyone out of their money.

It’s my opinion that the individual 1866 definitive issues are woefully undercataloged at this time but supply and demand may change that someday. These stamps were for internal post (LOCALS) and on foreign letters to Alexandria only. Very few were used at Egyptian PO’s abroad. If sending a letter beyond Egypt, additional stamps of the country of origin or destination of the correspondence were required for franking. These stamps were in use for a short period of time, beginning 1 Jan 1866 and demonetized on 31 October 1867.

Below is a chart of the printings, used (sold) and remainders that were sent back to the Director General Central Administration. What happened to the remainders? I am not sure but my guess is that they were sold to dealers in Cairo and Alexandria.

Also, would you post a picture of the back of your 5 Paras stamp? I would like to know the orientation of the watermark.
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laurie02 & mseif_99 - Thanks!

Farmer carrying a hoe, printed by photogravure, and issued by Egypt in 1953, Scott No. 368.

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Hi all,

Thought I would share my collection, there are lots of gaps, but some nice bits, odd faults, my postmarks which I need to sort out and a few bits I still need to identify!

Mint first:
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Just noticed one of these is in the wrong place!
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Postmarks and perfins next

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All done bar a couple of covers which I will dig out when I can find them!

I have not put a lot of effort or money into stamps from Egypt but was pleased to add a few plate numbers etc which I am sure would be welcome in most collections...

Any observations most welcome as I am still getting to grips with identifying these. If you want close ups of any let me know

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A nice collection of cancels Lundy!

is that a NZ military post, expeditionary cancel?

Very nice indeed, I didn't see any Alexandria? is that intentional as it is very common?
Also what is the cancel on the 3rd issue 1 piastra Bulaq sphinx and pyramid?

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Just saw them (Alexandria cancels) on my 3rd pass! lol

Another cancel I like is Zagazig, just because of the name!

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Thanks Laurie,

I will sort the postmarks out and post better scans, yes it is a New Zealand expeditionary force cancel - one of my favourites!

On the second issue the only better postmark is Tanta whilst the 3rd issue one appears to end El Anater so guessing Scibin-el-Anater شبین ا will get some close ups sorted but everything is taking longer as I learn to use imgur...

There is also a part Lloyds shipping cancel, I like the Ines which incorporate the star and crescent personally but I only have a few
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Never the less Lundy, you have a very nice collection, I have some duplicates if you wish to swap or if you have some sets you need, let me know, I may be able to help.

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