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1957 Egypt Proof of Evacuation Overprint in Black

Overprint on defense of Port Said postage stamp.
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Illustrated two marginal proofs from the unique sheet of 50
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I’ve only just discovered this thread and I am enjoying it. It reminded me that my great uncle who got me collecting a long time ago gave me an album with few pages of of stamps from a number of countries and Egypt was one of them. Which makes sense as he met my Aunty there. I’ll have to dig them out to see what I have and post them.

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The Egyptian revolution of 1952, began on 23 July 1952, by the Free Officers Movement, a group of army officers led by Mohammed Naguib and Gamal Abdel Nasser. The revolution was initially aimed at overthrowing King Farouk. However, the movement had more political ambitions, and soon moved to abolish the constitutional monarchy and aristocracy of Egypt and Sudan, establish a republic, end the British occupation of the country, and secure the independence of Sudan (previously governed as an Anglo-Egyptian condominium). The revolutionary government adopted a staunchly nationalist, anti-imperialist agenda, which came to be expressed chiefly through Arab nationalism, and international non-alignment. (Wikipedia)

Here are four souvenir sheets issued on July 23 of 1970, 1971, 1972 and 1973 celebrating the 18th, 19th, 20th and 21st anniversaries of the revolution, respectively:

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As promised last week here is the Egyptian section of the collection that I inherited from my great uncle. My memory must be playing tricks as I thought there were more than there are. And I see that I have a put a couple of UAR items in without realising..... :lol:

From what I gather from earlier posts, my favourites in this lot, the Pyramid/Sphinx items are from the late 1800's,and so are the oldest items in my collection. I had to transfer them from one of those terrible Chinese acid baths as well.
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I hope that someone here with expertise in Egyptian postal history can help me out. Here is an 1899 cover from Mylapore India to Cairo via Suez, which is additionally franked by GB 2 ½ pence Rose Mauve canceled B02 of Alexandria and postage due 8m applied in Cairo. As far as I can tell, the cover seems to be genuine except perhaps for the B02 cancel of Alexandria. My understanding is the B02 obliterator was used only until 1878, more than 20 years before this cover was mailed. I would appreciate any insights anyone has about the stamps or cancels on this cover.

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B02 is a Suez, not an Alexandria cancel.

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GB 1875/6 2½d SG 139/141 is a bogus addition. ☹️

The cover was underpaid by 1A as the rate from India to Misr was 2½A per 14.18gm (½oz) from Jan 1,1891 to Sep 30,1907.

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Thanks, Joy. Although I agree with you that the 2 ½ pence might be philatelic mischief, there is some possibility it could be a legitimate tax paid. There is a Suez cds cancel on the cover, and if the cover was underpaid for the trip to Suez, then the British stamp could have been applied at the Egyptian British PO. But then, the cover would still require additional payment for the trip from Suez to Cairo, which may account for the 8m postage due (double rate?) paid at Cairo. Here is another cover, this one from France in 1902, which has also been taxed twice (French PO in Egypt as well by Egyptian PO).

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Joy Daschaudhuri wrote:
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GB 1875/6 2½d SG 139/141 is a bogus addition. ☹️

The cover was underpaid by 1A as the rate from India to Misr was 2½A per 14.18gm (½oz) from Jan 1,1891 to Sep 30,1907.
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