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Sale 1114 — Worldwide Stamps and Postal History, featuring the F. Christian Killien, M.D. Collection

Sale Date — Wednesday-Thursday, 9-10 December, 2015

Category — Egypt

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
1164
 
Sale Number 1114, Lot Number 1164, EgyptEGYPT, Great Britain, 1917-21, £10 Claret & Green, £50 Claret & Vermilion, Consular Service (Barefoot 148, 150), EGYPT, Great Britain, 1917-21, £10 Claret & Green, £50 Claret & Vermilion, Consular Service (Barefoot 148, 150)EGYPT, Great Britain, 1917-21, £10 Claret & Green, £50 Claret & Vermilion, Consular Service (Barefoot 148, 150). Probate document with a whopping 57 £50 and one £10 example adding up to a total of £2,860, cancelled by "British Consulate General Cairo 21 FEB 36" circular datestamps, a couple £50 stamps with torn corner and some light file folds thru stamps to be expected, otherwise Very Fine, a massive amount of money in 1936 to pay the probate fee

E. 500-750
250
1165
 
Sale Number 1114, Lot Number 1165, EgyptEGYPT, Great Britain, 1917-21, £50 Claret & Vermilion, Consular Service (Barefoot 150a), EGYPT, Great Britain, 1917-21, £50 Claret & Vermilion, Consular Service (Barefoot 150a)EGYPT, Great Britain, 1917-21, £50 Claret & Vermilion, Consular Service (Barefoot 150a). Two half panes of thirty with full margins all around on each side of a ledger page, cancelled-to-order by "British Consulate Alexandria 14 APR 36" circular datestamp, manuscript notation at bottom and rust stain from staple just touching selvage on one sheet, Very Fine, Barefoot value as singles

£ 1,200
200
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1166
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Sale Number 1114, Lot Number 1166, EgyptEGYPT, Italian Post Office, Italy, 1863-77, 30c Brown, 40c Carmine (30-31), EGYPT, Italian Post Office, Italy, 1863-77, 30c Brown, 40c Carmine (30-31)EGYPT, Italian Post Office, Italy, 1863-77, 30c Brown, 40c Carmine (30-31). Tied by boxed "Piroscafi Postali Italiani" with "Alessandria d'Egitto Poste Italiane 28 DIC 63" circular datestamp at top left on folded letter to Gand, Belgium, originating in Cairo where it was sent via the Posta Europea service and received a Ty. VI strike in blue at bottom left at dated Dec. 18, transit and arrival backstamps, Very Fine, a scarce Posta Europea and Italian Post Office combination cover to a rare destination

E. 500-750
1,000
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1167
 
EGYPT, Foreign Post Offices in Egypt Accumulation. Housed in cards and glassines representing each of the six offices (French, British, Greek, Italian, Austrian and Russian) in Cairo, Alexandria, Suez and/or Port Said, with various stamps and cancels, seven covers from British (1), Austrian (1) and French (5) Offices, small faults to be expected but mostly Fine-Very Fine, worth careful inspection

E. 400-500
550
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1168
 
Sale Number 1114, Lot Number 1168, EgyptEGYPT, Consular Post Offices, EGYPT, Consular Post OfficesEGYPT, Consular Post Offices. Thirteen items on cards, usages from Gedda, Mersina, Salonicchi, Metelino, Dardanelli and even a strike of "Canal de Suez, Kil. 83", Gedda incl. an attractive small piece using 1867 Second Issue 1pi and 2pi, also with three intaglio seals of Dardanelles, Mytilene and another undecipherable, trivial small faults, otherwise clear Fine-Very Fine strikes

E. 400-500
850
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1169
 
Sale Number 1114, Lot Number 1169, EgyptEGYPT, Interpostal Seals of Consular and Territorial Offices, EGYPT, Interpostal Seals of Consular and Territorial OfficesEGYPT, Interpostal Seals of Consular and Territorial Offices. Fifteen in total, Kehr types III, IVA, V and VII, each from different consular or territorial offices incl. Gedda, Cavalla, Alessandretta, Scio, Gallipoli, Kassala, Dongola, Smirne, Dardanelli, and others, some with original gum but mostly unused, mixed condition, Fine

E. 200-300
325
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1170
c
Sale Number 1114, Lot Number 1170, EgyptEGYPT, 1896 Reconquest of the Sudan, EGYPT, 1896 Reconquest of the SudanEGYPT, 1896 Reconquest of the Sudan. Two clear strikes of "Wadi-Halfa Camp 14 JL 96" circular datestamps on Egyptian 1pi Letter Sheet to Wellington, New Zealand, reverse datelined "Head Quarters Staff, Dongola Expeditionary Force, Egypt 9.7.97", one of the dates is in error, vertical file crease and some light toning, Fine, a particularly scarce piece of military postal history to a fantastic destination which is often Great Britain or India

E. 400-500
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1171
 
EGYPT, Territorial Offices Accumulation. Over 228 stamps on stock pages with Egypt used in Territorial Offices such as Barbar, Dongola, Kassala, Khartoum, Korti, Suakin/Sawakin, Wadi Halfa and even a couple of British Army Post Office, various Stagg/Smith types incl. some unlisted/unrecorded material, variety in regards to date usages and issues, also with two covers and a postal card used in Wadi Halfa to foreign destinations, two of which are Smith Ty. VIII-I which Smith estimates 5-15 are known, strikes being from difficult to read to well-struck and bold, minor faults to be expected, Fine-Very Fine, worthy of close scrutiny

E. 750-1,000
950
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1172
E
Sale Number 1114, Lot Number 1172, EgyptEGYPT, 1866, Essay of Riester, Paris (Nile Post E21), EGYPT, 1866, Essay of Riester, Paris (Nile Post E21)EGYPT, 1866, Essay of Riester, Paris (Nile Post E21). Each of the four colors printed in blue, brown, green and red, the former three with particularly sharp and complete top lathework, green with minor bend, Very Fine

500
600
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1173
E
EGYPT, Small Essay Balance. Thirteen items, incl. 1870 Riester (Nile Post E47), 1922 Harrison & Sons singles of E220a, E230, E232, E237 and E238, blocks of four of E227, E233 and E235, and a block of four of the 1922 Postage Due (E253), mostly Very Fine, Nile Post value

1,925
950
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1174
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Sale Number 1114, Lot Number 1174, EgyptEGYPT, 1866, 2pi Yellow, Bisected (4d; Nile Post D5bb), EGYPT, 1866, 2pi Yellow, Bisected (4d; Nile Post D5bb)EGYPT, 1866, 2pi Yellow, Bisected (4d; Nile Post D5bb). Bottom left diagonal bisect, tied by blue "Cairo 27 Lug 67" circular datestamp with additional strike at right on folded letter to Alexandria, arrival backstamp, some trivial hinge remnants from mounting

VERY FINE. A RARE USAGE OF THE 2-PIASTERS BISECTED DIAGONALLY WHICH WAS AUTHORIZED FOR ONLY A SHORT PERIOD OF TIME IN CAIRO.

While nearing the end of validity of the 1866 Issue, 1 piaster stamps were in critically short supply. Permission was granted for 2 piasters to be bisected in Cairo from July 20-31 and Alexandria from July 16-31. Ex Delta Collection.

E. 1,500-2,000
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1175
 
Sale Number 1114, Lot Number 1175, EgyptEGYPT, 1867, 1pi Rose Red (13; Nile Post D11), EGYPT, 1867, 1pi Rose Red (13; Nile Post D11)EGYPT, 1867, 1pi Rose Red (13; Nile Post D11). Tied to piece by bold strike of "FESCN" straightline handstamp, without manuscript date, some slight toning mostly on piece, Very Fine, a superb complete strike which was used prior to circular datestamps being delivered, ex Gougas

E. 200-300
375
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1176
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Sale Number 1114, Lot Number 1176, EgyptEGYPT, 1872, 10pa Lilac, 20pa Blue (20-21; Nile Post D15-D16), EGYPT, 1872, 10pa Lilac, 20pa Blue (20-21; Nile Post D15-D16)EGYPT, 1872, 10pa Lilac, 20pa Blue (20-21; Nile Post D15-D16). 10pa block of four, 20pa block of six, each are top right margin examples with full selvedge incl. horizontal border markings in top margin, 10pa original gum with sensible hinge reinforcements, 20pa large part original gum with slight toning (mostly along edges), Fine, scarce positional pieces, Nile Post as blocks of four and 20pa singles

860
1,000
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1177
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Sale Number 1114, Lot Number 1177, EgyptEGYPT, 1874-75, 1pi Vermilion (22b; SG 38), EGYPT, 1874-75, 1pi Vermilion (22b; SG 38)EGYPT, 1874-75, 1pi Vermilion (22b; SG 38). Tied by "V.R. Poste Egiziane, Ismailia 2 MAR 74" circular datestamp with an additional strike below on cover to Oswego N.Y., via French Post Office in Alexandria where it was additionally stamped with horizontal strip of three of France 1872-75 80c Rose on Pinkish (63) and cancelled by dotted "5080", French and British transit markings, marked with a handstamp "2" due upon arrival, cover and stamps with small faults, Fine, a scarce high franking which paid the route from Egypt via France and England to New York

E. 500-750
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1178
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Sale Number 1114, Lot Number 1178, EgyptEGYPT, 1872, 1pi Rose Red, Perforated 12-1/2 x 13-1/2 (22m; SG 27; Nile Post D22), EGYPT, 1872, 1pi Rose Red, Perforated 12-1/2 x 13-1/2 (22m; SG 27; Nile Post D22)EGYPT, 1872, 1pi Rose Red, Perforated 12-1/2 x 13-1/2 (22m; SG 27; Nile Post D22). Traces of original gum, h.r., lovely color, Fine, a rarely encountered example of the Lithographed printing with a limited number known, with 2008 Hass certificate, Nile Post $500.00

550
600
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1179
c
Sale Number 1114, Lot Number 1179, EgyptEGYPT, 1872, 2pi Dull Yellow, 5pi Green (23, 25; Nile Post D18, D20), EGYPT, 1872, 2pi Dull Yellow, 5pi Green (23, 25; Nile Post D18, D20)EGYPT, 1872, 2pi Dull Yellow, 5pi Green (23, 25; Nile Post D18, D20). Singles of each, just tied by "V.R. Poste Egiziane Porto Said 16 GEN 73" circular datestamp with additional strike at top left on cover to Llansantffraid, England, fancy italicized "Franca" handstamp, boxed "P.D.", Alexandria transit and Oswestry arrival backstamp, despite the cover having edge faults, this is a particularly high franking using the 5pi stamp

E. 500-750
4,000
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1180
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Sale Number 1114, Lot Number 1180, EgyptEGYPT, 1874-75, 2-1/2pi Deep Violet, Perforated 12-1/2 (24b var; SG 40bw var; Nile Post D28m), EGYPT, 1874-75, 2-1/2pi Deep Violet, Perforated 12-1/2 (24b var; SG 40bw var; Nile Post D28m)EGYPT, 1874-75, 2-1/2pi Deep Violet, Perforated 12-1/2 (24b var; SG 40bw var; Nile Post D28m). Single with huge sheet-margin at right and imperforate between, original gum, h.r., stamp also with inverted watermark, selvage with trace of a bend and typical perfs, otherwise Very Fine, an undercatalogued item of which only 20 can exist, signed Hass, Nile Post value

250
375
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1181
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Sale Number 1114, Lot Number 1181, EgyptEGYPT, 1875, 2-1/2pi Deep Violet, Perforated 12-1/2 x 13-1/2, Tete-Beche (24di; SG 40ca; Nile Post D28p), EGYPT, 1875, 2-1/2pi Deep Violet, Perforated 12-1/2 x 13-1/2, Tete-Beche (24di; SG 40ca; Nile Post D28p)EGYPT, 1875, 2-1/2pi Deep Violet, Perforated 12-1/2 x 13-1/2, Tete-Beche (24di; SG 40ca; Nile Post D28p). Tete-beche pair within a block of six (2x3), original gum, h.r., bright color, surprisingly fresh, Fine-Very Fine, a rare block, signed Hass, SG £1,300, Nile Post $1,140.00

1,470
1,300
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1182
 
Sale Number 1114, Lot Number 1182, EgyptEGYPT, 1878, December 1, Assuan Receipt Coupon, EGYPT, 1878, December 1, Assuan Receipt CouponEGYPT, 1878, December 1, Assuan Receipt Coupon. Receipt coupon cut from an official postal requisition form, with near perfect strike of "Poste Egiziane Assuan" circular datestamp, partial form in both French and Arabic, the Assuan postmark itself is quite scarce, Very Fine, with 1999 Hass certificate which states this is the "only example of this type of official receipt known to me"

E. 150-200
300
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1183
 
Sale Number 1114, Lot Number 1183, EgyptEGYPT, 1879, 5pa Brown, Connected Arabic Variety (29 var; SG 44 var; Nile Post D32e), EGYPT, 1879, 5pa Brown, Connected Arabic Variety (29 var; SG 44 var; Nile Post D32e)EGYPT, 1879, 5pa Brown, Connected Arabic Variety (29 var; SG 44 var; Nile Post D32e). Two used examples showing the connected Arabic words at bottom (position 17), one being the early and other being the late stage of the variety, Very Fine, a rare plate variety, with 1991 Hass certificate (for both), Nile Post value

300
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1184
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Sale Number 1114, Lot Number 1184, EgyptEGYPT, 1902, 5pi Gray, Chalky Paper (41a; SG 56c; Nile Post D44b), EGYPT, 1902, 5pi Gray, Chalky Paper (41a; SG 56c; Nile Post D44b)EGYPT, 1902, 5pi Gray, Chalky Paper (41a; SG 56c; Nile Post D44b). Tied by "Alexandrie 2 XI 05 VI" bilingual circular datestamp on large registered cover to Herault, France, arrival backstamp, horizontal file fold not affecting stamp, Very Fine, Smith mentions "the 5pi. on any sort of cover is a rarity" as this was likely very heavy

E. 400-500
450
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1185
c
Sale Number 1114, Lot Number 1185, EgyptEGYPT, Italian Detachment of Palestine in Port Said, 1918, EGYPT, Italian Detachment of Palestine in Port Said, 1918EGYPT, Italian Detachment of Palestine in Port Said, 1918. Four singles of Italy 1906-19 5c Green (94; Sassone 81), tied by "Posta Militare 73, 15.8.18" double-circle datestamps on cover to Port Said, well-struck "Commando Tappa Italiana, Porto-Said" double-circle cachet, cover was returned to E.E.F. with address crossed out and replaced with "EEF" in red crayon, two British "Army Post Office, SZ22" circular datestamps dated Oct. 2 and Oct. 3 and Port Said arrival backstamps, struck with "58 Regg. Artiglieria Camp, 7 Batteria" purple handstamp on reverse, Very Fine, an incredibly rare Italian military cachet and the only example we can find used within World War I, Peter Smith in Egypt: Stamps and Postal History on page 614 indicates very few Italian troops were in Egypt for transit and were tied to the E.E.F. in the Palestine Campaign mentioning he only has seen one example from April 1919, signed Sorani

E. 1,500-2,000
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1186
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Sale Number 1114, Lot Number 1186, EgyptEGYPT, 1921, 5m Lake, Vertical Pair, Imperforate Between (66 var; Nile Post D69 var), EGYPT, 1921, 5m Lake, Vertical Pair, Imperforate Between (66 var; Nile Post D69 var)EGYPT, 1921, 5m Lake, Vertical Pair, Imperforate Between (66 var; Nile Post D69 var). Lightly hinged, rich color, top stamp with horizontal crease of little significance, Very Fine, this pair was not perforated by the normal comb and therefore a trial perforation, a mere three examples are believed to exist, signed Hass, severely undercatalogued in Nile Post which is (page 132)

200
1,200
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1187
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Sale Number 1114, Lot Number 1187, EgyptEGYPT, 1922, 1m Olive Brown, Inverted Overprint (78a; Nile Post D78IIAf), EGYPT, 1922, 1m Olive Brown, Inverted Overprint (78a; Nile Post D78IIAf)EGYPT, 1922, 1m Olive Brown, Inverted Overprint (78a; Nile Post D78IIAf). Position 43, Mint N.H., fresh color, Fine, only 34 unused examples were found at the Continental Hotel Post Office, signed Ela (Angeloglou) and Hass, catalogue values are for hinged, Nile Post $350.00

475
550
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1188
 
Sale Number 1114, Lot Number 1188, EgyptEGYPT, 1922, 1m Olive Brown, Inverted Overprint (78a; Nile Post D78IIAf), EGYPT, 1922, 1m Olive Brown, Inverted Overprint (78a; Nile Post D78IIAf)EGYPT, 1922, 1m Olive Brown, Inverted Overprint (78a; Nile Post D78IIAf). Used on piece with 4m stamp (defective) and cancelled by light Cairo machine cancel, Very Fine, a rare used example of which only five are believed to be known, signed Hass, Nile Post $450.00

450
475
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1189
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Sale Number 1114, Lot Number 1189, EgyptEGYPT, 1922, 1m Olive Brown, Double Overprint (78b; Nile Post D78IIIg), EGYPT, 1922, 1m Olive Brown, Double Overprint (78b; Nile Post D78IIIg)EGYPT, 1922, 1m Olive Brown, Double Overprint (78b; Nile Post D78IIIg). Mint N.H., bold strikes, well-centered, Very Fine, only one sheet of 200 is believed to have been printed, signed Hass, Nile Post $200.00

225
150
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1190
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Sale Number 1114, Lot Number 1190, EgyptEGYPT, 1922, 2m Red, Double Overprint (79a; Nile Post D79IIIi), EGYPT, 1922, 2m Red, Double Overprint (79a; Nile Post D79IIIi)EGYPT, 1922, 2m Red, Double Overprint (79a; Nile Post D79IIIi). Lightly hinged, wonderfully well-centered, fresh color, Very Fine, only one sheet of 200 known, signed Hass, Nile Post $200.00

225
150
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1191
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Sale Number 1114, Lot Number 1191, EgyptEGYPT, 1922, 2m Vermilion, 4m Green, 10m Lake, Crushed Crown (79, 81, 83; Nile Post D79Ih, D81Id, D83Ie), EGYPT, 1922, 2m Vermilion, 4m Green, 10m Lake, Crushed Crown (79, 81, 83; Nile Post D79Ih, D81Id, D83Ie)EGYPT, 1922, 2m Vermilion, 4m Green, 10m Lake, Crushed Crown (79, 81, 83; Nile Post D79Ih, D81Id, D83Ie). Matched left margin blocks of four showing position 192 on each, 2m Mint N.H. and signed Hass, other two with h.r. on top stamps, Nile Post value as blocks of six

2,350
1,300
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1192
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Sale Number 1114, Lot Number 1192, EgyptEGYPT, 1922, 20m Olive Green, Inverted Overprint (86a; Nile Post D86Ib), EGYPT, 1922, 20m Olive Green, Inverted Overprint (86a; Nile Post D86Ib)EGYPT, 1922, 20m Olive Green, Inverted Overprint (86a; Nile Post D86Ib). H.r., fresh color, Very Fine, signed Hass, only 200 known, Nile Post $200.00

200
80
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1193
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Sale Number 1114, Lot Number 1193, EgyptEGYPT, 1922, 20m Olive Green, Double Overprint (86b; Nile Post D86Ic), EGYPT, 1922, 20m Olive Green, Double Overprint (86b; Nile Post D86Ic)EGYPT, 1922, 20m Olive Green, Double Overprint (86b; Nile Post D86Ic). Lightly hinged, nicely centered, Very Fine, one pane of 100 known, signed Hass, Nile Post $200.00

300
120
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1194
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Sale Number 1114, Lot Number 1194, EgyptEGYPT, 1922, 100m Black, Double Overprint (88b; Nile Post D89Ib), EGYPT, 1922, 100m Black, Double Overprint (88b; Nile Post D89Ib)EGYPT, 1922, 100m Black, Double Overprint (88b; Nile Post D89Ib). H.r., fresh color, Very Fine, only 100 printed, signed Hass, Nile Post $400.00

400
150
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1195
 
Sale Number 1114, Lot Number 1195, EgyptEGYPT, 1922 Crown Overprint, Double and Inverted Overprint Balance, EGYPT, 1922 Crown Overprint, Double and Inverted Overprint BalanceEGYPT, 1922 Crown Overprint, Double and Inverted Overprint Balance. Six items, double overprints of 1m, 2m, 20m and 100m, inverted overprints incl. 1m (á cheval) and 20m, all unused, couple with very trivial faults (mainly small tone spots on reverse), each signed Hass, Nile Post $1,500.00

1,825
1,300
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1196
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Sale Number 1114, Lot Number 1196, EgyptEGYPT, 1923-24, 50m Myrtle Green, Imperforate (100 var; Nile Post D98f), EGYPT, 1923-24, 50m Myrtle Green, Imperforate (100 var; Nile Post D98f)EGYPT, 1923-24, 50m Myrtle Green, Imperforate (100 var; Nile Post D98f). Vertical pair with sheet margin at top and especially large at left, Mint N.H., Very Fine, only 100 printed, signed Hass, Nile Post value

300
475
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1197
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Sale Number 1114, Lot Number 1197, EgyptEGYPT, 1923-24, 100m Red Violet, Imperforate (101 var; Nile Post D100e), EGYPT, 1923-24, 100m Red Violet, Imperforate (101 var; Nile Post D100e)EGYPT, 1923-24, 100m Red Violet, Imperforate (101 var; Nile Post D100e). Vertical pair with sheet margin at top, Mint N.H., Very Fine, only 100 printed, signed Hass, Nile Post value

300
450
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1198
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Sale Number 1114, Lot Number 1198, EgyptEGYPT, 1926, 5m-50p "Port Fouad" Overprints (121-124; SG 141-144; Nile Post C17-C20), EGYPT, 1926, 5m-50p "Port Fouad" Overprints (121-124; SG 141-144; Nile Post C17-C20)EGYPT, 1926, 5m-50p "Port Fouad" Overprints (121-124; SG 141-144; Nile Post C17-C20). Lightly hinged, 15m with guideline at top right, 50p being particularly well-centered, Fine-Very Fine, 5m-15m signed Hass, 50p signed Calves, SG £2,500

2,425
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1199
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Sale Number 1114, Lot Number 1199, EgyptEGYPT, 1926, 5m-50p "Port Fouad" Overprints (121-124; SG 141-144; Nile Post C17-C20), EGYPT, 1926, 5m-50p "Port Fouad" Overprints (121-124; SG 141-144; Nile Post C17-C20)EGYPT, 1926, 5m-50p "Port Fouad" Overprints (121-124; SG 141-144; Nile Post C17-C20). Small h.r., rich colors, Fine-Very Fine, 5m-15m signed Hass, 50p signed A. Brun and Hass, SG £2,500

2,425
1,100
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1200
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Sale Number 1114, Lot Number 1200, EgyptEGYPT, 1926, 5m-15m "Port Fouad" Overprints (121-123; SG 141-143; Nile Post C17-C19), EGYPT, 1926, 5m-15m "Port Fouad" Overprints (121-123; SG 141-143; Nile Post C17-C19)EGYPT, 1926, 5m-15m "Port Fouad" Overprints (121-123; SG 141-143; Nile Post C17-C19). H.r., Very Fine, each value signed Calves, SG £975

825
275
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1201
 
Sale Number 1114, Lot Number 1201, EgyptEGYPT, 1926, 5m-15m "Port Fouad" Overprints (121-123; SG 141-143; Nile Post C17-C19), EGYPT, 1926, 5m-15m "Port Fouad" Overprints (121-123; SG 141-143; Nile Post C17-C19)EGYPT, 1926, 5m-15m "Port Fouad" Overprints (121-123; SG 141-143; Nile Post C17-C19). Each tied to piece by clear "Port Fouad 21 DE 26" first day circular datestamp, pieces then mounted on a single card, fresh colors, 5m with corner guide at bottom left, Fine-Very Fine, signed Hass, SG £600

450
225
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1202
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Sale Number 1114, Lot Number 1202, EgyptEGYPT, 1927-37, 210m King Fouad Second Portrait Issue Booklet (Nile Post SB11), EGYPT, 1927-37, 210m King Fouad Second Portrait Issue Booklet (Nile Post SB11)EGYPT, 1927-37, 210m King Fouad Second Portrait Issue Booklet (Nile Post SB11). Comprised of two 5m panes, one 10m and one 15m panes of six, Mint N.H., Very Fine, a scarce unexploded booklet

350
300
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1203
P
Sale Number 1114, Lot Number 1203, EgyptEGYPT, 1929, 5m-20m Ninth Birthday, Imperforate Royal Printing (155 var-158 var; Nile Post C29a-C32a), EGYPT, 1929, 5m-20m Ninth Birthday, Imperforate Royal Printing (155 var-158 var; Nile Post C29a-C32a)EGYPT, 1929, 5m-20m Ninth Birthday, Imperforate Royal Printing (155 var-158 var; Nile Post C29a-C32a). With "Cancelled" printed on back, each are corner sheet margin examples, Very Fine, only 50 sets printed, Nile Post value

700
1,500
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1204
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Sale Number 1114, Lot Number 1204, EgyptEGYPT, 1929, 5m-20m Ninth Birthday, Centers in Black or Brown (155-158 vars; Nile Post C29c-C32c), EGYPT, 1929, 5m-20m Ninth Birthday, Centers in Black or Brown (155-158 vars; Nile Post C29c-C32c)EGYPT, 1929, 5m-20m Ninth Birthday, Centers in Black or Brown (155-158 vars; Nile Post C29c-C32c). Two sets, one with light Cairo circular datestamps (each signed twice), the other set unused with h.r., fresh and Very Fine, prepared for distribution to the U.P.U. but eventually rejected for poor quality center images, Nile Post value

800
375
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1205
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Sale Number 1114, Lot Number 1205, EgyptEGYPT, 1937-44, 120m, 210m and 180m Young King Farouk Booklets (Nile Post SB13-SB15), EGYPT, 1937-44, 120m, 210m and 180m Young King Farouk Booklets (Nile Post SB13-SB15)EGYPT, 1937-44, 120m, 210m and 180m Young King Farouk Booklets (Nile Post SB13-SB15). Set of the three issued booklets, 120m stitched at left with Arabic interleaving and plate nos, 210m stitched at right with Arabic interleaving and 180m stitched at right, Mint N.H., Very Fine

725
400
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1206
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Sale Number 1114, Lot Number 1206, EgyptEGYPT, 1938, £1 King Farouk (224; Nile Post C82), EGYPT, 1938, £1 King Farouk (224; Nile Post C82)EGYPT, 1938, £1 King Farouk (224; Nile Post C82). Tied by perfectly struck "Cairo 11 FE 38" first day of issue circular datestamp with an additional strike below on cover to London, England, Extremely Fine, an immaculate cover with an especially well-centered stamp

E. 200-300
400
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1207
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Sale Number 1114, Lot Number 1207, EgyptEGYPT, 1953, 3m Sepia, Inverted Bar Overprint (346 var; Nile Post D215b), EGYPT, 1953, 3m Sepia, Inverted Bar Overprint (346 var; Nile Post D215b)EGYPT, 1953, 3m Sepia, Inverted Bar Overprint (346 var; Nile Post D215b). Complete pane of 100 with control no. A/44 at bottom left, Mint N.H., fresh color, some separated perfs along middle and reinforced in a couple places on selvage, otherwise Very Fine, a scarce sheet which we are doubtful many exist, Nile Post value as singles and control block

1,035
750
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1208
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Sale Number 1114, Lot Number 1208, EgyptEGYPT, 1953, £1 Deep Blue & Dark Brown, Triple Overprint, One Inverted (360 var; Nile Post D229b), EGYPT, 1953, £1 Deep Blue & Dark Brown, Triple Overprint, One Inverted (360 var; Nile Post D229b)EGYPT, 1953, £1 Deep Blue & Dark Brown, Triple Overprint, One Inverted (360 var; Nile Post D229b). Mint N.H., pencil position 26 on reverse, exceedingly well-centered, fresh and Very Fine, a striking error, signed Philatelic Society of Egypt, only 50 examples are known to exist, severely undercatalogued in Nile Post at $150.00

E. 200-300
650
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1209
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Sale Number 1114, Lot Number 1209, EgyptEGYPT, 1955, 5m Arab Postal Union, Inverted Overprint (381 var; Nile Post C158c), EGYPT, 1955, 5m Arab Postal Union, Inverted Overprint (381 var; Nile Post C158c)EGYPT, 1955, 5m Arab Postal Union, Inverted Overprint (381 var; Nile Post C158c). Position 36, Mint N.H., fresh colors, Very Fine, only 50 examples exist, with 1988 Hass certificate, Nile Post value

175
225
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1210
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Sale Number 1114, Lot Number 1210, EgyptEGYPT, 1956, 10m Dark Green, Imperforate (387 var; Nile Post C167a), EGYPT, 1956, 10m Dark Green, Imperforate (387 var; Nile Post C167a)EGYPT, 1956, 10m Dark Green, Imperforate (387 var; Nile Post C167a). Vertical pair with sheet margin and guideline at right, Mint N.H., Very Fine, undervalued as only 100 examples are known, Nile Post

250
190
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1211
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Sale Number 1114, Lot Number 1211, EgyptEGYPT, 1956, 10m Dark Green, Imperforate (387 var; Nile Post C167a), EGYPT, 1956, 10m Dark Green, Imperforate (387 var; Nile Post C167a)EGYPT, 1956, 10m Dark Green, Imperforate (387 var; Nile Post C167a). Horizontal pair, Mint N.H., fresh and Very Fine, right stamp showing significant unlisted retouching, undervalued as a mere 100 examples are known, Nile Post

250
200
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1212
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Sale Number 1114, Lot Number 1212, EgyptEGYPT, 1957, 5m-15m Afro-Asian Peoples Conference, Imperforate (410-412 vars; Nile Post C191b-C193b), EGYPT, 1957, 5m-15m Afro-Asian Peoples Conference, Imperforate (410-412 vars; Nile Post C191b-C193b)EGYPT, 1957, 5m-15m Afro-Asian Peoples Conference, Imperforate (410-412 vars; Nile Post C191b-C193b). Matching set of top right corner sheet-margin vertical pairs, Mint N.H., fresh colors, Very Fine, only 100 examples printed, Nile Post value

450
475
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1213
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Sale Number 1114, Lot Number 1213, EgyptEGYPT, 1958, 10m Industrial Production Fair, Double Overprint (456 var; Nile Post C210a-C210b), EGYPT, 1958, 10m Industrial Production Fair, Double Overprint (456 var; Nile Post C210a-C210b)EGYPT, 1958, 10m Industrial Production Fair, Double Overprint (456 var; Nile Post C210a-C210b). Five items total, two of which are doubled in a bottom horizontal pair in right pane vertical plate no. A/58 (English and Arabic) block of 20 (folded along center perfs), other eighteen normal, three with multiple (triple or more) overprints incl. a vertical pair, Mint N.H., Very Fine, block of 20 with 1991 Hass certificate, Nile Post value

640
850
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1214
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Sale Number 1114, Lot Number 1214, EgyptEGYPT, 1960, 10m Anniversary of United Arab Republic, Imperforate (499 var; Nile Post C238a), EGYPT, 1960, 10m Anniversary of United Arab Republic, Imperforate (499 var; Nile Post C238a)EGYPT, 1960, 10m Anniversary of United Arab Republic, Imperforate (499 var; Nile Post C238a). Complete pane of 50 examples with control no. A/60 at bottom right, fresh colors, two hinge marks mostly in selvage at top, otherwise Mint N.H.

VERY FINE. A REMARKABLE COMPLETE IMPERFORATE PANE OF 50 EXAMPLES. AS ONLY 100 EXAMPLES WERE PRINTED, THIS PANE IS UNIQUE AND CONSISTS OF HALF OF THE SMALL AMOUNT KNOWN.

Any imperforate pane is incredibly rare as most were cut down and sold individually or in blocks. Nile Post value as singles

3,750
3,250
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1215
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Sale Number 1114, Lot Number 1215, EgyptEGYPT, 1962, 10m-50m African Postal Union, Imperforate (548-549 vars; Nile Post C284b-C285a), EGYPT, 1962, 10m-50m African Postal Union, Imperforate (548-549 vars; Nile Post C284b-C285a)EGYPT, 1962, 10m-50m African Postal Union, Imperforate (548-549 vars; Nile Post C284b-C285a). Matching bottom right plate no. A/62 (both English and Arabic) blocks of four, Mint N.H., fresh and Very Fine, only 100 printed, Nile Post value

600
650
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1216
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Sale Number 1114, Lot Number 1216, EgyptEGYPT, 1943, 5m+5m Copper Brown, Double Overprint, One Black and One Albino (B2 var; Nile Post C91g), EGYPT, 1943, 5m+5m Copper Brown, Double Overprint, One Black and One Albino (B2 var; Nile Post C91g)EGYPT, 1943, 5m+5m Copper Brown, Double Overprint, One Black and One Albino (B2 var; Nile Post C91g). Vertical pair with selvage at bottom, Mint N.H., each stamp with clear black overprint and second albino strike on gummed side (incl. selvage), Very Fine, this is actually a listing error in the Nile Post and is technically a color trial, only ten pairs are possible, Nile Post value

375
750
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1217
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Sale Number 1114, Lot Number 1217, EgyptEGYPT, 1947, 5M+5M to 50M+50M International Exhibition of Art, Royal Imperforate Proof (B9-B12 var; Nile Post C111a-C114a), EGYPT, 1947, 5M+5M to 50M+50M International Exhibition of Art, Royal Imperforate Proof (B9-B12 var; Nile Post C111a-C114a)EGYPT, 1947, 5M+5M to 50M+50M International Exhibition of Art, Royal Imperforate Proof (B9-B12 var; Nile Post C111a-C114a). Cancelled backs (in Arabic), Very Fine, only 100 sets printed, Nile Post value

500
1,000
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1218
 
Sale Number 1114, Lot Number 1218, EgyptEGYPT, 1931, 100m on 27m Zeppelin, Violet Overprint (C4; Nile Post C37), EGYPT, 1931, 100m on 27m Zeppelin, Violet Overprint (C4; Nile Post C37)EGYPT, 1931, 100m on 27m Zeppelin, Violet Overprint (C4; Nile Post C37). With partial circular datestamp at bottom left of Suez, Very Fine, Suez is the rarest Zeppelin flight of Egypt with only a few known covers recorded and almost never found on single stamps

E. 300-400
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1219
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Sale Number 1114, Lot Number 1219, EgyptEGYPT, 1946, 30m M.E.I.A.N. Congress, Diagonally Misplaced and Arabic Portion Only (C38 var; Nile Post C103e-C103f), EGYPT, 1946, 30m M.E.I.A.N. Congress, Diagonally Misplaced and Arabic Portion Only (C38 var; Nile Post C103e-C103f)EGYPT, 1946, 30m M.E.I.A.N. Congress, Diagonally Misplaced and Arabic Portion Only (C38 var; Nile Post C103e-C103f). Top sheet-margin block of ten (positions 1-5/6-10) with selvage at top and right showing severe diagonal misplacement and à cheval of overprint, the top right example showing the Arabic portion of overprint only (position 5), Mint N.H., couple of stray tone spots mostly in selvage, position 5 with thin and positioning pinhole

FINE. A KEY SHOWPIECE RARITY OF EGYPT COMPRISING TEN OF THE FIFTY EXAMPLES KNOWN INCLUDING THE ARABIC ONLY PORTION WHICH IS UNIQUE.

The remainder of the sheet was broken down into blocks of ten as well. This, the top portion, has the most dramatic shifts. With 1991 Hass certificate.

1,850
2,400
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1220
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Sale Number 1114, Lot Number 1220, EgyptEGYPT, 1948, 22m on 200m "S.A.I.D.E." Surcharge, Double Surcharge (C52 var; SG 350a; Nile Post C120g), EGYPT, 1948, 22m on 200m "S.A.I.D.E." Surcharge, Double Surcharge (C52 var; SG 350a; Nile Post C120g)EGYPT, 1948, 22m on 200m "S.A.I.D.E." Surcharge, Double Surcharge (C52 var; SG 350a; Nile Post C120g). Top left Arabic plate no. block of nine, Mint N.H., wonderfully bold color, diagonal crease thru four stamps, still Very Fine, a lovely showpiece of which a single pane of 50 was found, each stamp signed Hass, SG value as singles £900, Nile Post value incl. "control number mint blocks of 4 is equal to six times the price of a single stamp"

1,100
1,400
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1221
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Sale Number 1114, Lot Number 1221, EgyptEGYPT, 1888, 5pi Postage Due, Proof in Black (J14P; SG D70P; Nile Post PD14P), EGYPT, 1888, 5pi Postage Due, Proof in Black (J14P; SG D70P; Nile Post PD14P)EGYPT, 1888, 5pi Postage Due, Proof in Black (J14P; SG D70P; Nile Post PD14P). Block of eight (4x2), positions 27-30, 37-40, two bottom stamps showing stop after "Piastres" (J14aP) variety, Very Fine, signed Hass, Nile Post value as normal singles

600
500
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1222
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Sale Number 1114, Lot Number 1222, EgyptEGYPT, 1889, 2m Green, Bisect (J15a; Nile Post PD15a), EGYPT, 1889, 2m Green, Bisect (J15a; Nile Post PD15a)EGYPT, 1889, 2m Green, Bisect (J15a; Nile Post PD15a). Top left diagonal bisect used with entire 2m Green, tied by wonderfully struck "Hamoul 31 V 98" double-circle datestamps on cover, cover originating in Merowi, Sudan on May 20 with circular datestamp at bottom left, boxed "T" handstamp, Hamoul and Cairo backstamps, backflap partially missing, otherwise Very Fine, a rare bisect cover sent from a solider to a family member where there were no stamps available

E. 500-750
1,300
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1223
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Sale Number 1114, Lot Number 1223, EgyptEGYPT, 1898, 3m on 2pi Orange, Postage Due Provisional (J19; SG D75; Nile Post PD19), EGYPT, 1898, 3m on 2pi Orange, Postage Due Provisional (J19; SG D75; Nile Post PD19)EGYPT, 1898, 3m on 2pi Orange, Postage Due Provisional (J19; SG D75; Nile Post PD19). Vertical pair tied by clear "Benha 3 FE 89" (date year plug transposed) bilingual circular datestamp upon arrival and with boxed "T" handstamp, cover sent by an Egyptian solider serving in the Sudan and stamped incorrectly with four left-hand halves of the 1898 "Camel Train" Military Telegraph stamps which are tied by "Omdurman 23 I 99" bilingual circular datestamp with an additional strike beside, Benha arrival backstamp, cover roughly opened at top right

FINE. AN INCREDIBLY RARE 1898 POSTAGE DUE PROVISIONAL USE ON COVER PAYING THE DOUBLED (PENALTY) SOLDER'S RATE.

Unused examples of this stamp are quite common and falsely lead collectors into believing genuine uses are as well. These stamps were surcharged as there were no stamps to cover the 3m Solider's rate. Therefore, the rarity is due to the fact that these were used by soldiers sending letters home, often to small Egyptian towns with most lost to collectors. Many of the known examples suffer cover faults.

E. 1,500-2,000
2,100
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1224
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Sale Number 1114, Lot Number 1224, EgyptEGYPT, 1935, 1pi British Forces in Egypt, Silver Jubilee (M9; Nile Post BF9), EGYPT, 1935, 1pi British Forces in Egypt, Silver Jubilee (M9; Nile Post BF9)EGYPT, 1935, 1pi British Forces in Egypt, Silver Jubilee (M9; Nile Post BF9). Block of four, positions 15-16, 19-20, Mint N.H., fresh color, bottom right stamp with positioning pinhole, Very Fine, signed Hass

1,400
1,400
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1225
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Sale Number 1114, Lot Number 1225, EgyptEGYPT, 1914-15, 2m Green, Inverted Overprint (O9a; Nile Post O11c), EGYPT, 1914-15, 2m Green, Inverted Overprint (O9a; Nile Post O11c)EGYPT, 1914-15, 2m Green, Inverted Overprint (O9a; Nile Post O11c). Horizontal pair, used with 1m O.H.H.S. and Official Stamp (O1, O11; Nile Post O1, O10), tied by "Dawawin Cairo 8 XII 15" circular datestamp on large O.H.H.S. cover, Cairo backstamp, Very Fine, an incredibly rare inverted overprint cover of which only a small number are believed to exist

E. 500-750
1,300
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Sale Number 1114, Lot Number 1226, EgyptEGYPT, 1914-15, 4m Brown Red, Official, Pair with One Missing Overprint (O10 var; SG O86b, Nile Post O13d), EGYPT, 1914-15, 4m Brown Red, Official, Pair with One Missing Overprint (O10 var; SG O86b, Nile Post O13d)EGYPT, 1914-15, 4m Brown Red, Official, Pair with One Missing Overprint (O10 var; SG O86b, Nile Post O13d). Vertical strip of three, the bottom stamp with missing overprint, top two shifted to the bottom left, original gum which is toned, bottom stamp with thin and strip with couple of creases, still Fine, believed to be one of two known examples (other example in similar condition), signed Hass, with 1971 R.P.S. certificate, unpriced in Stanley Gibbons, severely undercatalogued in the Nile Post which values it at

500
1,200
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1227
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Sale Number 1114, Lot Number 1227, EgyptEGYPT, 1915, 2m Green, Inverted Overprint (O14a; SG O88a; Nile Post O15c, O15e), EGYPT, 1915, 2m Green, Inverted Overprint (O14a; SG O88a; Nile Post O15c, O15e)EGYPT, 1915, 2m Green, Inverted Overprint (O14a; SG O88a; Nile Post O15c, O15e). Complete pane of 60 with control no. 1 at top left, Mint N.H., pos. 37 of this pane showing the short "ra" variety, some sensible perf reinforcements along edges in selvage, Very Fine, scarce as a complete pane, Nile Post value as singles

1,815
1,900
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1228
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Sale Number 1114, Lot Number 1228, EgyptEGYPT, 1915, 5m Lake Official (O16; SG O90; Nile Post O17), EGYPT, 1915, 5m Lake Official (O16; SG O90; Nile Post O17)EGYPT, 1915, 5m Lake Official (O16; SG O90; Nile Post O17). Vertical strip of five and three tied by 1918 Cairo bilingual circular datestamp on small registered official cover to Baltimore Md., red Egyptian School of Medicine cachet, Port Said, New York and Baltimore backstamps, top of one strip folded over cover, Very Fine and attractive

E. 300-400
650
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1229
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Sale Number 1114, Lot Number 1229, EgyptEGYPT, 1922, 5m Pink (O20; Nile Post O21), EGYPT, 1922, 5m Pink (O20; Nile Post O21)EGYPT, 1922, 5m Pink (O20; Nile Post O21). Vertical strip of four and horizontal pair, tied by clear "Salah El Din, Alexandria 23 OC 22" circular datestamp with an additional strike at right on large registered O.H.M.S. cover to Athens, Greece, Alexandria backstamp, cover with vertical file fold and roughly opened at right with large hole, Fine, the 5m Pink is one of the scarcest Officials to find on cover of which no more than 6-10 examples are thought to exist

E. 400-500
1,100
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1230
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Sale Number 1114, Lot Number 1230, EgyptEGYPT, 1922, 5m Pink, Double Overprint (O25 var; Nile Post O26x), EGYPT, 1922, 5m Pink, Double Overprint (O25 var; Nile Post O26x)EGYPT, 1922, 5m Pink, Double Overprint (O25 var; Nile Post O26x). Lightly hinged, position 84 showing only a trace of only one dot below Arabic letter, wonderful centering, fresh color, Very Fine, a striking error of which only one pane is known, Nile Post value

300
350
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1231
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Sale Number 1114, Lot Number 1231, EgyptEGYPT, 1952, 1m-50m Official Overprint (O60-68; Nile Post O61-O69), EGYPT, 1952, 1m-50m Official Overprint (O60-68; Nile Post O61-O69)EGYPT, 1952, 1m-50m Official Overprint (O60-68; Nile Post O61-O69). Each value in a complete pane of 100 with control no., incl. an additional 3m with different control no., Mint N.H., all but 50m (doesn't exist) showing the two damaged Arabic varieties in positions 70 and 71, 2m and 5m with selvage on two sides, rest with all around, 50m with central perf separation and some hinge reinforcements in selvage, Very Fine, Nile Post value as singles and control blocks

2,743
850
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1232
 
EGYPT, Official Collection Balance. Over 50 specialized items consisting of plate varieties, errors such as inverts and a cheval shifts and imperforates from 1893-1924, numerous items which catalogue between $25.00-$300.00+ in the Nile Post incl. items not listed (mostly minor varieties), some highlights incl. Nile Post O1f block of four, O7c block of four and single, O9g used at Tura, O13a used and unused singles, O15i block of four, etc., small faults to be expected but mostly Very Fine, quite a few items signed Hass

E. 500-750
1,900
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1233
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EGYPT, Official and Consulate Postal History Collection, 1889-1936. 26 covers in all, both stampless and with Official stamps from various offices to destinations in Europe, United States, domestically and even India, five Consular covers from Great Britain incl. High Commissioner's seal, Italian and German with Consular seals on reverse, a stampless cover from Suez Canal Police, a 5m and 10m "O.H.E.M.S." cover, Fine or better, a fascinating and scarce group

E. 400-500
950
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1234
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Sale Number 1114, Lot Number 1234, EgyptEGYPT, Postal History Addressed to King Fouad, EGYPT, Postal History Addressed to King FouadEGYPT, Postal History Addressed to King Fouad. Fourteen covers addressed to King Fouad in either Cairo, Alexandria or London, from 1909-1928 mostly as "Prince Fouad" incl. one from a Prisoner of War in Malta, mostly Fine-Very Fine, an interesting group

E. 200-300
6,250
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1235
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Sale Number 1114, Lot Number 1235, EgyptEGYPT, Suez Canal Company, 1868, 20c Blue (L3; SG 3, Nile Post SC3), EGYPT, Suez Canal Company, 1868, 20c Blue (L3; SG 3, Nile Post SC3)EGYPT, Suez Canal Company, 1868, 20c Blue (L3; SG 3, Nile Post SC3). Block of six (2x3), positions 45-46/57-58/69-70, large margins all around, Mint N.H., fresh color and impression, light bend through bottom horizontal pair, otherwise Very Fine, signed Hass, catalogue values as singles, SG £450

540
0
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1236
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Sale Number 1114, Lot Number 1236, EgyptEGYPT, 1930s, 3m King Fuad Postal Card, "Specimen" Overprint (Nile Post SPC36S, EGYPT, 1930s, 3m King Fuad Postal Card, "Specimen" Overprint (Nile Post SPC36SEGYPT, 1930s, 3m King Fuad Postal Card, "Specimen" Overprint (Nile Post SPC36S. With "Specimen" in green, slightly toned as most of the very few known examples, Fine, these were distributed by the UPU for postal archives of Portuguese Colonies

E. 150-200
325
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1237
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Sale Number 1114, Lot Number 1237, EgyptEGYPT, 1953, 35m Violet Affixed over 30m Yellow Green, Registered Envelope (Nile Post SRE14), EGYPT, 1953, 35m Violet Affixed over 30m Yellow Green, Registered Envelope (Nile Post SRE14)EGYPT, 1953, 35m Violet Affixed over 30m Yellow Green, Registered Envelope (Nile Post SRE14). Unused, 35m stamp affixed over 35m printed envelope with handstamp "X" over face, fresh and Very Fine, one of only a few examples that have been recorded, as such, undervalued in Nile Post

300
0
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