The first issues Printed by Pellas Brothers, Genoa. Various designs with Turkish overprint in black This issue is found in many perf variations, as imperforates and bisects. Many good forgeries exist. They were issued Jan. 1 1866 and became obsolete on 1st September 1867
Last Edit: Dec 21, 2019 11:10:01 GMT -5 by sforgca
The first Pyramid/Sphinx series 1867 ( I Aug.) to 1869 (July) Designed by F. Hoff of Hirschberg, Silesia and lithographed in Alexcmdria by V. Fenasson. Unified design for all values. These stamps were demonetized on Februayy 1, 1872. The design was engraved four times (2 x 2) for each value, the resulting block of 4 served to form the entire sheet of 200 stamps so plating these is easy.
The 2 high value stamps of the 1914 issue Temples of Abu Simbel and Assouan Dam
Very nice. I have these two in Used and not even close to this condition. When I was in Egypt with UN Peacekeepers in 1976, I found a stamp shop somewhere in Cairo. He had quite a few Egyptian issues but not as many as one would think. Have a few earlies but after that just about complete up to around 1985. At the time it was a country I could afford to collect, even the expensive ones were fairly cheap. No so any more.
Thanks for all your postings. I will post a few of mine later.
sforgca , do you know the history of why those early issues were demonetized so quickly? Seems odd.
If you look at the 1872 issue that followed it is written in Italian: Poste Khedive Egiziane which had something to do with Italian influence at that time. "Somewhere" I have a Dec. 1871 decree that explains it but finding it is another story
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