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laurie02 wrote:nice block there VFND55 and excellent cancel, the whole set of these definitives are a good looking set and the later variations (3 barred and the "king of egypt and Sudan" OPs) make for a big set of many variations and errors!
Agree - a nice block VFND55.

Regarding barred stamps, almost all issued had 6 bars. The sheet was being fed manually, so when the obliteration missed the King's face, they re-entered the sheet again. It should be an interesting topic once we reach 1953 and hopefully someone would have sufficient material to show us.
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laurie02 wrote:so today we have the first set of airmails from 1933 of an aircraft over the Pyramids in Giza (Gizeh) this is the 1933 original set and I haven't included the 1941 additional colours and charges.

I am slowly building a mint set of these. Believe it or not, the hardest value to get is the 7 mil!
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Nice set Laurie. The mint set is superb when completed.
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laurie02 wrote:Good morning!
Today we have my pride and joy, the 1934 U.P.U set complete to £1.
The set commemorates the Universal Postal Union Congress, held in Cairo, in 1934.

Many believe this is the key set for Egypt collectors with mint sets selling above AU$ 1000.00.

Featuring Isma'il Pasha, who was the Khedive of Egypt and Sudan and ruled from 1863 to 1879.
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Wow! I do not collect used, but this set is great in all conditions. A hard-to-find and an expensive set in either conditions. The scarcity comes from the limited issue of the higher values (which cost a fortune at that time); the 50p. & £1.00. Only 17,000 were issued of each.

Haven't seen postally used higher values unless of philatelic covers. I guess it was the same case with higher values' Commonwealth issues that cost a ton of money to buy but never were feasible to use commercially.
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Thanks Mohammed, it took me several years yo complete this set, now I will slowly replace the used with mint!

I wish you would put up some of your rarities!
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Really enjoying this thread. While I've more focused my interests on the Maghrib recently this thread has definitely revived my interest in Egypt. I actually have a copy of the Abd al-Hadi 2vol handbook coming to me (found it new from US dealer for US$80 for the set...a bargain :shock: ) so I'll be set to start working on Egypt soon.
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Hey DJCMH thank you for the kind words! Its good to know others out there are reading it.

I Just had a look at your blog and egypt would fit in nicely with your other North African Collections.

It's a thread for all lovers of Egyptian stamps to show what they have or even swap? maybe? :D :D :D :lol:

Feel free to post up any of your favourite Egyptian Stamps or sets.

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My set today is the 1936 Agriculture and industrial exposition, a nice set of 5 stamps
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Once again , this is one i am slowly upgrading to mint.
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DJCMH wrote:Really enjoying this thread. While I've more focused my interests on the Maghrib recently this thread has definitely revived my interest in Egypt. I actually have a copy of the Abd al-Hadi 2vol handbook coming to me (found it new from US dealer for US$80 for the set...a bargain :shock: ) so I'll be set to start working on Egypt soon.
Thanks for reading DJCMH. Finally someone is reading this...:)

I'm sure you'd be pleased with the books - they are the best regarding Egyptian Philately and include all verities, printings, quantities,...you name it. A true reference.
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laurie02 wrote:My set today is the 1936 Agriculture and industrial exposition, a nice set of 5 stamps
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Once again , this is one i am slowly upgrading to mint.
A beautiful set Laurie. Sadly still I'm missing basic sets for my collection - the Aviation set & the above to name a few. Early Egypt sets are in high demand it seems, and rarely something pops-up at a modest price.
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A couple of different pieces before we continue the regular display & sequence:

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Egypt 1914 Pictorial set, imperf marginal proofs

The first pictorial set issued by the Egyptian postal authority. The designs feature a selection of Egypt's landmarks at that time, and have seen the switch in language from French to English, and denominations changed from Piasters to Millieme. Typograph printing by De La Rue, London.

Designs feature the below:
1m - The "Felucca"; a traditional Nile vessel
2m - Queen Cleopatra, famous Pharaoh queen
3m - Ras-el-Tin Palace, Alexandria
4m - Giza Pyramids
5m - The Sphinx
10m - Colossi of Memnon - Massive twin statues of the Pharaoh Amenhotep III
20m - Karnak Temple, Luxor
50m - Cairo Citadel
100m - Abu Simbel temple
200m - Aswan Dam
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magnificent set!

i like any different like the imperf proofs, such fresh colours!
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mseif_99 wrote: A beautiful set Laurie. Sadly still I'm missing basic sets for my collection - the Aviation set & the above to name a few. Early Egypt sets are in high demand it seems, and rarely something pops-up at a modest price.
No problems mate, I have quite a few doubles, mint and used, that I can help you out with :D :D :D 8)
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laurie02 wrote:magnificent set!

i like any different like the imperf proofs, such fresh colours!
Thanks mate. I do have a couple of double/inverted O/P for the 1922 Crown overprint issues (hence my avatar... :mrgreen: ). Will upload once I get back from work.
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Flashback to the early posts of this thread; you'd see my album page for the 1922 Crown o/p issues that were surcharged once Egypt was proclaimed as a Monarchy:

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There has been numerous printings of he Crown overprints, hence the four types of surcharges, in addition to many verities related to the printing process itself (inverted, double, a cheval, to name a few).

Since I've "almost" completed the basic set -featured above-, I have been slowly building a parallel collection of it's verities/errors.

Below is the first stamp of the set; the 1mil Nile Felucca, inverted overprint:

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Egypt, 1922 Crown overprint (inverted), 1mil Nile Felucca - SG 98a, SC 78a
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Very nice, and very rare!

My set for today is the 1936 update on the French Fouad set
it has the values have been replaced with "Postes" written down the left side and "Egypte" across the bottom.
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This was the last set to feature King Fouad as he passed away in1937
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laurie02 wrote:Very nice, and very rare!

My set for today is the 1936 update on the French Fouad set
it has the values have been replaced with "Postes" written down the left side and "Egypte" across the bottom.
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This was the last set to feature King Fouad as he passed away in1937
I guess the 15mil is missing from this one Laurie. Why don't you post a request in "fill the gap" thread? Maybe someone has a duplicate.
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Now the second stamp of this set; the 2mil Queen Cleopatra, double overprint:

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Egypt, 1922 Crown overprint (double), 2mil Queen Cleopatra - SG 99a, SC 79a
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mseif_99 wrote:I guess the 15mil is missing from this one Laurie. Why don't you post a request in "fill the gap" thread? Maybe someone has a duplicate.
Thanks mate, I didn't even notice!
I will hunt through my doubles to see if I have one!

Loving your errors by the way, very interesting
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For the collector of canceled stamps, Egyptian stamps with legible dates or towns on singles can be difficult to find from the mid to late 19th century. Most stamps were canceled in Alexandria or Cairo and the postal agents did not pay much attention to how they applied the postmarks or maintain the ink density.

Postal Circulars were sent out to combat this problem.

Section 2a.
No. of Circular: 4452.
Subject: Postmarking of letters. Cancellation of stamps.

Alexandria, 17th August. 1871.

This Superior Office, being convinced that, in general, at the various Offices, very little care is given either to the cancellation of stamps or to the postmarking of letters, after noticing that the impressions are almost always imperfect, the date and place of departure illegible and the inking often weak.


Such inadvertence causes the Administration serious prejudice, therefore it is necessary that everybody must give more care in future. To this effect, the Direction General invites all Chiefs of Arrival and Departure Offices of the local Directions of Cairo and Alexandria to supervise with diligence the Staff entrusted with the postmarking, demanding from them that marking seals must be cleaned even many times a day (when necessary) and requests all Agents to give personally the best of care by recommending to all that the marking ink should be well prepared.

If, notwithstanding these warnings, some members of the Staff are found guilty of such negligence, this Superior Office would inflict fines upon them, reserving to itself the right of imposing a more severe punishment in case of a recurrence.

By observing strictly this prescription and by the good will of everyone, this Direction General, hopes that in future this serious and offending inconvenience will disappear and that the impression of postmarking seals will be as successful as it wishes it to be: clean and clear.

The Sub-Director General.

Due to the size of the cds, single stamps will most likely have only a partial postmark. Covers, if you can afford them, will usually have a complete postmark.

Below are stamps dated 1871 and 187? respectively but are not very legible. I have added samples of the cds below each stamp to identify the type of postmark.
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This is one of my better postmarks from, I believe, Tanta Egypt.
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Very interesting VFND55, I knew there were people into postmarks and I have a few , but I noticed one was Constantinople, so an Egyptian stamp with a Turkish postmark! That must be quite rare?
I do know there were a lot of foreign offices in Cairo and further west in Alexandria, French, Austrian, Russian, and British, up to the first world war, but I did not know Egypt had offices abroad?
Or is this incorrect.
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laurie02 wrote:Very interesting VFND55, I knew there were people into postmarks and I have a few , but I noticed one was Constantinople, so an Egyptian stamp with a Turkish postmark! That must be quite rare?
I do know there were a lot of foreign offices in Cairo and further west in Alexandria, French, Austrian, Russian, and British, up to the first world war, but I did not know Egypt had offices abroad?
Or is this incorrect.
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Excellent piece of info VFND55, I do indeed like your posts . It reflects a deep study of Egyptian philately and unknown background tales about issues and postmarks.

Laurie, Egypt had many offices abroad. The below summarizes it:

SUDAN
A total of 27 post offices were opened in Sudan - cancellations are known only from 11 of these. The first office was opened in 1867 and Egyptian stamps were used in Sudan till 1897 when they were replaced by stamps overprinted "SOUDAN".

TURKISH EMPIRE
20 post office were opened in the Turkish Empire. The present day location of these post offices are in Turkey, Greece, Lebanon, Saudi Arabia, Israel and Syria. These operated for only a few years and the last one was closed in 1881.

EAST AFRICA
4 post offices were opened in present day Somalia and one in present day Eritrea. The earliest was opened in 1867 and the latest was closed in 1885.
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The third and final stamp (in my collection of these) so we could resume "normal" issues; the 100mil featuring Abu Simbel temple, double overprint:

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Egypt, 1922 Crown overprint (double), 100mil Abu Simbel - SG 108b, SC 88b

What seems a bit strange; is that the series of errors featured above are somehow underpriced relative to their scarcity. i.e.; the 100mil above had only 1000 specimens known to exist. SG cat value is £450 as far as I've seen.
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nice example of a very hard stamp to get Mohammed.

Now, I forgot about the Sudan!
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:D :D 8) :lol:
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Hi everybody!
Mohammed, those imprint errors are fantastic, thanks for showing them.

Today I have the Anglo Egyptian treaty Commemorative stamps from 1936.
a lovely set in 5, 15 and 20 mil values.
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The Anglo-Egyptian Treaty of 1936 (officially, The Treaty of Alliance Between His Majesty, in Respect of the United Kingdom, and His Majesty, the King of Egypt) was a treaty signed between the United Kingdom and the Kingdom of Egypt. Under the terms of the treaty, the United Kingdom was required to withdraw all its troops from Egypt, except those necessary to protect the Suez Canal and its surroundings, numbering 10,000 troops plus auxiliary personnel. Additionally, the United Kingdom would supply and train Egypt's army and assist in its defence in case of war. The treaty was to last for 20 years; it was negotiated in the Zaafarana palace, signed in London on 26 August 1936 and ratified on 22 December. It was registered in League of Nations Treaty Series on 6 January 1937.
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laurie02 wrote:nice example of a very hard stamp to get Mohammed.

Now, I forgot about the Sudan!
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:D :D 8) :lol:
Nice collection Laurie. Haven't seen these before.

Any background on these? Issues, values,...etc.
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I've had them for a long time, I'll see what I can dig up with a bit of research, I have them mint as well but I like the cancelled look on these.

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mseif_99 wrote:
laurie02 wrote:nice example of a very hard stamp to get Mohammed.

Now, I forgot about the Sudan!
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:D :D 8) :lol:
Nice collection Laurie. Haven't seen these before.

Any background on these? Issues, values,...etc.
OK,

The first post offices to be opened in Sudan were in 1867 at Suakin and Wadi Halfa; in 1873 at Dongola, Berber and Khartoum; and in 1877 at Sennar, Karkouk, Fazoglu, Elkedaref, El Obeid, Al-Fasher and Fashoda (now Kodok).

I think my 2 Piastra cancel is Wadi Halfa

On 1 March 1897, contemporary Egyptian postage stamps, overprinted SOUDAN in French and Arabic, were made available in post offices. The values which appeared were 1, 2, 3 and 5 milliemes and 1, 2, 5 and 10 piastres. The overprinting was done at the Imprimerie Nationale, Boulaq, Cario, Egypt.
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Here's one page from my collection of stamps from the Egyptian post office in Constantinople.

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One of these days I'll organize the 40 or so stamps that I have from the Egyptian post office in Constantinople into a presentable form. :lol:

But for now, I hope you enjoy this meager page.
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Actually, here's a second page-

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As part of my Egypt collection I have some stamps from foreign post offices in Alexandria.

Here's a page of large Hermes heads from the Greek post office in Alexandria-

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Here are some French stamps from the French post office in Alexandria-

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Here's a cute little cover from the British Expeditionary Force post office in Cairo. It is seriously over-franked. But, it is a postally valid cover that passed through the mail. It fits nicely into by my Palestine collection (the stamp was issued primarily for use in the recently created Palestine) and Egypt collection.

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Thank you Mike for sharing your pages. They have taken this thread into a new level.

The Egyptian post office in Constantinople pages are very nice and I believe you've got a great base for a study, specifically items as the cover you included in page (1). Seeing used stamps on a cover has its charm, and is totally different than just examining a cancelled stamp.

Wonder if you have seen any Egypt-used-in-Sudan covers Laurie?
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laurie02 wrote:
mseif_99 wrote:
laurie02 wrote:nice example of a very hard stamp to get Mohammed.

Now, I forgot about the Sudan!
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:D :D 8) :lol:
Nice collection Laurie. Haven't seen these before.

Any background on these? Issues, values,...etc.
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The first post offices to be opened in Sudan were in 1867 at Suakin and Wadi Halfa; in 1873 at Dongola, Berber and Khartoum; and in 1877 at Sennar, Karkouk, Fazoglu, Elkedaref, El Obeid, Al-Fasher and Fashoda (now Kodok).

I think my 2 Piastra cancel is Wadi Halfa

On 1 March 1897, contemporary Egyptian postage stamps, overprinted SOUDAN in French and Arabic, were made available in post offices. The values which appeared were 1, 2, 3 and 5 milliemes and 1, 2, 5 and 10 piastres. The overprinting was done at the Imprimerie Nationale, Boulaq, Cario, Egypt.
Really interesting Laurie. Though a small set but would form a considerable collection if you chased postmarks for each town.
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Now with the first issue of 1937; the King Farouk's Investiture set of 11:

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1937-1944 Investiture of King Farouk, the "boy king". SG 248-258, SC 206-216

A bit of history:
In 1935, Farouk attended the Royal Military Academy in Woolwich in Great Britain. On May 6 1936, the 16 year old Farouk was back in Egypt, because his father; Kind Fouad I, had died. Since he was not 18 yet, he was assisted by a regency council, until he became officially the King of Egypt in July 1937. His full title was "His Majesty Farouk I, by the grace of God, King of Egypt and the Sudan, Sovereign of Nubia, of Kordofan and of Darfur".

This set is not considered a commemorative set, but rather the first definitive issue of the new era. Issue date is the day on which the King officially ascended the throne; 29 July 1937.
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Mike, nice posts! I really like your set out and your research, you guys have got me going back through my stamps looking for postmarks!

Re the Sudan set, I think that is a great idea Mohammed, but it could be costly, i see the Egypt with "Soudan" OP's are commanding a fair price these days, and there happen to be quite a few forgeries floating about I believe.
Also thats a nice Farouk set and info, This has become my favourite thread!

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mseif_99, where do you get your stamps? They look as though the were printed yesterday. :mrgreen:

Here is a list of Egyptian Post Offices in the Turkish Empire beginning June 1865 thru June 1881 (from: Stampdomain.com). Collecting postmarks from these offices can be a real challenge especially from the offices that were short lived. I do not have any rarity ratings for any of these postmarks but it is my belief many are scarce to very rare.
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In 1865 the Ottoman Postal Service had difficulty with inbound mail. They could not read mail written in the Latin alphabet. A local distribution company Liannos et Cie was established in Constantinople for interpreting and distributing mail not written in Arabic. Below, from my collection, is one of three different valued stamps used for their services (5, 20 and 40 paras).
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Egyptian postal agents also had the same problem reading inbound mail written in the Latin alphabet. In 1866 additional services was established for the benefit of the Egyptian post office and the following stamps were used to deliver mail within the city. Below are the stamps used for local delivery within the city (picture file from: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Liannos_local_stamps_1866.jpg).
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Both services were short lived and covers with these local stamps are scarce to very rare. Beware of forged cancels on single stamps.

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VFND55 wrote:mseif_99, where do you get your stamps? They look as though the were printed yesterday. :mrgreen:
I have to Agree with you there VFND55 they are all so fresh looking!

interesting post my friend, and I look forward to seeing more of your posts and depth of knowledge. I never knew about the local post issues, I will have to look out for some.

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laurie02 wrote:
VFND55 wrote:mseif_99, where do you get your stamps? They look as though the were printed yesterday. :mrgreen:
I have to Agree with you there VFND55 they are all so fresh looking!

interesting post my friend, and I look forward to seeing more of your posts and depth of knowledge. I never knew about the local post issues, I will have to look out for some.

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:D :D Thank you guys.

It's just a matter of colour matching. In my opinion; most images you guys post are a bit darker than normal. If you have access to say; photoshop, you just need to adjust the levels a bit so you'd have the tones to match the actual stamps. Posting on WHITE also emphasizes the (fresh) effect - check Mike's posts too although they are 1860's issues.

Have to admit I tend also to be a bit selective when buying/bidding. I try to get the set in a decent condition so that I do not go through the cycle of replacing stamps later.

Egypt stamps are not easily found in good condition and the majority of what I've acquired from there directly are badly stored, full of toning/rust...etc. That is why although I have some high-value items, still lack the "basic" sets, e.g.; aviation & railway sets of the 1930's.
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The next set from 1937 is the Montreux Convention Regarding the Abolition of the Capitulations in Egypt commemorative set in 5, 15, and 20 mil values.
Quite a pretty set with great definition in the Bas relief style, and commemorating a huge step towards Egyptian independence.

Quote From Wikipedia;

"The Montreux Convention Regarding the Abolition of the Capitulations in Egypt was an international convention concluded on May 8, 1937, which led to the abolishing of the extraterritorial legal system for foreigners in Egypt, known as the capitulations. It was signed by the governments of Egypt, the United States of America, Belgium, the United Kingdom, Denmark, Spain (the Republican side in the civil war), France, Greece, Italy, Ethiopia, Norway, the Netherlands, Portugal and Sweden. It went into effect on October 15, 1937, and was registered in League of Nations Treaty Series on the same day.
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So for today we have the last commemorative set from 1937, Egypt, Ophthalmology Conference in Cairo.
The design came from ancient Egypt, the Sacred Eye of Horus.
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A short piece of history for us:

HORUS Mythical son of the Egyptian deities Isis and Osiris. Horus is considered the Egyptian equivalent of Apollo, founder of the healing arts or medicine. He fought with Set, the demon of evil and lost an eye which was replaced by miraculous means. The symbol Âx is said to represent the eye of Horus and was first used as an amulet 5000 years ago by the Egyptians. The symbol has served as the ‘recipe’ sign for medical prescriptions throughout the ages.

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Hi all,

today we celebrate 1938 young King Farouk's wedding with a commemorative stamp.
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And a newspaper article on said wedding from the Launceston examiner!:

ROYAL WEDDING
TO-DAY
Thousands Flocking to
Egyptian Capital
CAIRO, Jan. 18.
Thousands of people are travelling to Cairo from all parts of Egypt for the wedding of King Farouk and Princess Farida on Thursday.
Many will be accommodated in huge tents, and food will be dispensed.
The British Ambassador to Egypt (Sir Miles Lampson) to-day presented to King Farouk the wedding gift sent by King George VI.-two sporting guns and other sporting equipment.
The gilt was accompanied by a letter of
congratulation.
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laurie02 wrote:The next set from 1937 is the Montreux Convention Regarding the Abolition of the Capitulations in Egypt commemorative set in 5, 15, and 20 mil values.
Quite a pretty set with great definition in the Bas relief style, and commemorating a huge step towards Egyptian independence.
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This is one of my favourite sets. The bas-relief medallion depicts the traditional illustration of the Egyptian female peasant with the clay jar; a common sight in rural Egypt.

The figure itself has long been a symbol for Egypt itself.

A bit off-topic, but if you guys have a passion of Egypt and art, then you should have a look at Mahmoud Mokhtar's work:
https://tinyurl.com/n7469mo

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He is considered the father of modern Egyptian sculpture and many of his works symbolize the scenes of the daily life in the Egyptian countryside.
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No problem going off topic for fine art mate!
the history behind a lot of the stamps we show and the stories that people are sharing are priceless and very educating... to me anyways! :lol: :lol: :D
It is a beautiful set I agree, and what it stands for is a very powerful message and a testament to the Royal family and their plan for Egypt.

I like the sculpting as well, I sculpt in clay for a past time as well and Mahmoud's work is well known to me
his work "Egypt's Renaissance" is one of my favourite stone sculptures!

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laurie02 wrote:No problem going off topic for fine art mate!
the history behind a lot of the stamps we show and the stories that people are sharing are priceless and very educating... to me anyways! :lol: :lol: :D
It is a beautiful set I agree, and what it stands for is a very powerful message and a testament to the Royal family and their plan for Egypt.

I like the sculpting as well, I sculpt in clay for a past time as well and Mahmoud's work is well known to me
his work "Egypt's Renaissance" is one of my favourite stone sculptures!

Cheers
Totally agree. Honestly this thread has intrigued me to study my collection further and know the backgrounds. Other info posted by you and fellow posters are very educating. Hope more members would participate too.
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Today I bring to you one of the hard-to-find and expensive stamps of any Egypt collection; the King's 18th Birthday stamp:

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1938 King Farouk 18th Birthday. SG 272, SC 224.

Will quote some useful info from another stampboards thread:

"The design of the stamp resembled the first wedding stamp, except it showed the couple in their wedding gowns and was framed in green instead of maroon.

The issue was made in sheets of 25 stamps each and only 400 sheets were printed, totaling 10,000 stamps printed. The main reason why this stamp was printed in such quantity was the high denomination (1 LE), which was extremely expensive at that time.

Due to the design of the stamp, it is referred to commonly as the "Le Marriage" in French, and some people still mistake it for a third issue for the Royal weddings."


Very informative and I encourage you to read as well:
https://www.stampboards.com/viewtopic.php?f=17&t=54437
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Wow, do you have this stamp Mohammed?
I can only dream of owning it!
Le marriage and the U.P.U. set would be the crown in any Egyptian collection I think, then would come the errors and the 1866 Ottoman OP's
Thank you for posting this and the link to the other thread.
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laurie02 wrote:Wow, do you have this stamp Mohammed?
Yes.... :D

Just received it last week in a bulk auction lot I won recently. The lot had very nice issues and did not cost much, and to my surprise this one was in! They did not mention it in the lot description, sort of "valuable Egypt collection on pages...etc." kind of description.

Considered myself a lucky guy...
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you are a very lucky chap to score it cheaply!

even at normal cat value they are very hard to find for sale.
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Continuing with the 1938 commemorative issues -a busy year for a country that rarely issued commemoratives-, below is my album page of the year:

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1938 Egypt commemoratives stamps

Last three rows are related to conferences/congresses, whereas the first row (under marriage & birthday issues) celebrates the International Cotton Congress, then both the International Telecommunication Conference and the International Leprosy Conference respectively.
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Nice page Mohammed!
There is something about the telecommunications conference stamps that is timeless, I think that is one of the best designs I have ever seen, its up with The G.B. P.U.C. 1 pound stamp, and the colours are so suited to the design.

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