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Sale 1226 — Worldwide Stamps and Postal History

Sale Date — Tuesday-Thursday, 29 September-1 October, 2020

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Category — Egypt and Far Eastern Republic

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
1478
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Sale Number 1226, Lot Number 1478, Egypt and Far Eastern RepublicEGYPT, Paid at Alexandria (A1; CC1), EGYPT, Paid at Alexandria (A1; CC1)EGYPT, Paid at Alexandria (A1; CC1). Red "Paid at Alexandria" crowned circle handstamp on cover to Cork, Ireland, blue "Alexandria MR 24, 1856" rimless datestamp, London transit, receiving backstamp, sender's routing instructions "Via Marseilles", red crayon rating, missing part of top flap, some soiling and edgewear, still Very Fine strike of this scarce marking, Scott value $3,500.00, SG £3,250

E. 1,000-1,500
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1479
 
Sale Number 1226, Lot Number 1479, Egypt and Far Eastern RepublicEGYPT, 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, Barefoot value as singles £2,015

E. 500-750
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1480
 
Sale Number 1226, Lot Number 1480, Egypt and Far Eastern RepublicEGYPT, 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

E. 300-400
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1481
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Sale Number 1226, Lot Number 1481, Egypt and Far Eastern RepublicEGYPT, 1923, 100m Violet, Color Trial (Nile Post D101ct), EGYPT, 1923, 100m Violet, Color Trial (Nile Post D101ct)EGYPT, 1923, 100m Violet, Color Trial (Nile Post D101ct). Imperforate and printed in the issued color, large margins, tied by "Cairo 10 DE 23" bilingual circular datestamp with additional strike at left on unaddressed cover, some minor stray adhesion marks around stamp, Very Fine and rare, an attractive philatelic cover with the 100m color trial, "used" only five days prior to the release of the normal stamp (Dec. 15, 1923)

E. 500-750
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1482
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Sale Number 1226, Lot Number 1482, Egypt and Far Eastern RepublicEGYPT, 1924, £1 Ultramarine & Dark Violet, Imperforate (103a; Nile Post D102c), EGYPT, 1924, £1 Ultramarine & Dark Violet, Imperforate (103a; Nile Post D102c)EGYPT, 1924, £1 Ultramarine & Dark Violet, Imperforate (103a; Nile Post D102c). Horizontal pair, lightly hinged, large balanced margins, bright color, Very Fine and rare, only 50 stamps printed, Scott $1,750.00, Nile Post as singles $1,600.00

E. 750-1,000
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1483
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Sale Number 1226, Lot Number 1483, Egypt and Far Eastern RepublicEGYPT, 1923, £1 Blue & Deep Reddish Violet, Color Trial (Nile Post D102ctb), EGYPT, 1923, £1 Blue & Deep Reddish Violet, Color Trial (Nile Post D102ctb)EGYPT, 1923, £1 Blue & Deep Reddish Violet, Color Trial (Nile Post D102ctb). Imperforate with large sheet margin at left, other margins large, tied by "Cairo 10 DE 23" bilingual circular datestamp with additional strike at left on unaddressed cover, Very Fine and rare, a fantastic philatelic use of a color trial and interesting to note this was "used" about a month prior to the release of this £1 stamp (Jan. 5, 1924)

E. 750-1,000
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1484
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Sale Number 1226, Lot Number 1484, Egypt and Far Eastern RepublicEGYPT, 1927, 1m Orange, Ty. II, Royal Oblique Perfs (Nile Post D106f), EGYPT, 1927, 1m Orange, Ty. II, Royal Oblique Perfs (Nile Post D106f)EGYPT, 1927, 1m Orange, Ty. II, Royal Oblique Perfs (Nile Post D106f). Mint N.H. complete pane of 100 with plate no. A/34 (A/32 crossed out), vibrant color, Very Fine and especially rare as a complete pane, only eighteen panes printed with most likely separated to feed collector demand, we doubt more than a few complete panes still exist, Nile Post as singles $1,000.00

E. 400-500
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1485
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Sale Number 1226, Lot Number 1485, Egypt and Far Eastern RepublicEGYPT, 1934, 1m-£1 Universal Postal Union Congress, Royal Oblique Perfs (Nile Post C47b-C60b), EGYPT, 1934, 1m-£1 Universal Postal Union Congress, Royal Oblique Perfs (Nile Post C47b-C60b)EGYPT, 1934, 1m-£1 Universal Postal Union Congress, Royal Oblique Perfs (Nile Post C47b-C60b). Mint N.H. set of fourteen values, bold colors, Very Fine and fresh set, 200 examples of 1m-200m printed and only 100 printed of the 50pi and £1, Nile Post $1,520.00

E. 500-750
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1486
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Sale Number 1226, Lot Number 1486, Egypt and Far Eastern RepublicEGYPT, 1934, 1m-200m Universal Postal Union Congress, Imperforate Royal Printing (Nile Post C47a-C58a), EGYPT, 1934, 1m-200m Universal Postal Union Congress, Imperforate Royal Printing (Nile Post C47a-C58a)EGYPT, 1934, 1m-200m Universal Postal Union Congress, Imperforate Royal Printing (Nile Post C47a-C58a). With "Cancelled" printed on back, large margins, Very Fine, only 100 of each value printed, Nile Post $960.00

E. 300-400
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1487
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Sale Number 1226, Lot Number 1487, Egypt and Far Eastern RepublicEGYPT, 1934, 1m-£1 Universal Postal Union Congress (177-190; Nile Post C47-C60), EGYPT, 1934, 1m-£1 Universal Postal Union Congress (177-190; Nile Post C47-C60)EGYPT, 1934, 1m-£1 Universal Postal Union Congress (177-190; Nile Post C47-C60). Mint N.H. blocks of four, each with selvage on one side (couple hinged in selvage only), exceptionally fresh colors on bright paper, 100m with corner crease affecting one stamp of little consequence

VERY FINE. A CHOICE SET OF NEVER-HINGED BLOCKS OF THE 1934 U.P.U. CONGRESS SET.

Scott as hinged singles $2,950.40

E. 3,000-4,000
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1488
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Sale Number 1226, Lot Number 1488, Egypt and Far Eastern RepublicEGYPT, 1936, 1m-20m King Fouad "Postes", Imperforate Royal Printing (Nile Post D129a-D135a), EGYPT, 1936, 1m-20m King Fouad "Postes", Imperforate Royal Printing (Nile Post D129a-D135a)EGYPT, 1936, 1m-20m King Fouad "Postes", Imperforate Royal Printing (Nile Post D129a-D135a). Each with large sheet margin at top and "Cancelled" printed on back, affixed to "Palace Collections of Egypt" card, Very Fine, Nile Post $370.00

E. 150-200
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1489
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Sale Number 1226, Lot Number 1489, Egypt and Far Eastern RepublicEGYPT, 1936, 5m-20m Agricultural & Industrial Exhibition, Royal Oblique Perfs (Nile Post C61b-C65b), EGYPT, 1936, 5m-20m Agricultural & Industrial Exhibition, Royal Oblique Perfs (Nile Post C61b-C65b)EGYPT, 1936, 5m-20m Agricultural & Industrial Exhibition, Royal Oblique Perfs (Nile Post C61b-C65b). Mint N.H., bright and fresh, Very Fine, Nile Post $425.00

E. 150-200
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1490
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Sale Number 1226, Lot Number 1490, Egypt and Far Eastern RepublicEGYPT, 1937, 1m-£1 Young King Farouk, Control Block Collection (206-216, 234-240; Nile Post D136-D154), EGYPT, 1937, 1m-£1 Young King Farouk, Control Block Collection (206-216, 234-240; Nile Post D136-D154)EGYPT, 1937, 1m-£1 Young King Farouk, Control Block Collection (206-216, 234-240; Nile Post D136-D154). Collection of over 160 control blocks of four or six, with large degree of completion for lower values, one example of each of 50pi (A/44 with five crossed out) and £1 (A/45), few duplicates, Very Fine and useful group of these collectible control blocks, a strong foundation from which to build upon

E. 300-400
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1491
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Sale Number 1226, Lot Number 1491, Egypt and Far Eastern RepublicEGYPT, 1944, 10m Deep Violet, Imperforate (Nile Post D160b), EGYPT, 1944, 10m Deep Violet, Imperforate (Nile Post D160b)EGYPT, 1944, 10m Deep Violet, Imperforate (Nile Post D160b). Mint N.H. block of 60 comprising the bottom six rows of pane with bilingual plate no. A/51 (A/50 crossed out), second and third row with interesting printing scratch thru row, bold color, Very Fine and rare multiple, considering only 250 were printed, this block comprises nearly a quarter of printed examples, Nile Post as control block and singles $2,210.00

E. 750-1,000
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1492
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Sale Number 1226, Lot Number 1492, Egypt and Far Eastern RepublicEGYPT, 1956, 10m + 10m to 35m + 15m Arab Scout Jamboree, Imperforate (Nile Post C161a-C163a), EGYPT, 1956, 10m + 10m to 35m + 15m Arab Scout Jamboree, Imperforate (Nile Post C161a-C163a)EGYPT, 1956, 10m + 10m to 35m + 15m Arab Scout Jamboree, Imperforate (Nile Post C161a-C163a). Mint N.H. horizontal pairs, 20m with sheet margin at bottom and 35m with sheet margin at right, fresh colors, Very Fine and scarce, only 50 pairs printed, Nile Post $1,800.00

E. 750-1,000
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1493
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Sale Number 1226, Lot Number 1493, Egypt and Far Eastern RepublicEGYPT, 1957, 5m-10m Afro-Asian Conference, Imperforate (Nile Post C191b-C193b), EGYPT, 1957, 5m-10m Afro-Asian Conference, Imperforate (Nile Post C191b-C193b)EGYPT, 1957, 5m-10m Afro-Asian Conference, Imperforate (Nile Post C191b-C193b). Mint N.H. vertical pairs, fresh and Very Fine, only 100 examples printed, Nile Post as singles $450.00

E. 150-200
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1494
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Sale Number 1226, Lot Number 1494, Egypt and Far Eastern RepublicEGYPT, 1959, 10m Anniversary of the Revolution, Imperforate (Nile Post C221a-C226a), EGYPT, 1959, 10m Anniversary of the Revolution, Imperforate (Nile Post C221a-C226a)EGYPT, 1959, 10m Anniversary of the Revolution, Imperforate (Nile Post C221a-C226a). Mint N.H., large margins, Very Fine, only 100 examples printed, Nile Post $450.00

E. 150-200
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1495
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Sale Number 1226, Lot Number 1495, Egypt and Far Eastern RepublicEGYPT, 1941, 5m Brown Lake, Air Post, Watermark Inverted (Nile Post A24a), EGYPT, 1941, 5m Brown Lake, Air Post, Watermark Inverted (Nile Post A24a)EGYPT, 1941, 5m Brown Lake, Air Post, Watermark Inverted (Nile Post A24a). Mint N.H. complete pane of 50 with plate no. A/45 (A/40 crossed out), fresh color, Very Fine and scarce complete pane, unlikely many other panes still exist, Nile Post as control block and singles $510.00

E. 200-300
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1496
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Sale Number 1226, Lot Number 1496, Egypt and Far Eastern RepublicEGYPT, 1959, 5m-90m Air Post Definitives, Imperforate (Nile Post A75a-A78a), EGYPT, 1959, 5m-90m Air Post Definitives, Imperforate (Nile Post A75a-A78a)EGYPT, 1959, 5m-90m Air Post Definitives, Imperforate (Nile Post A75a-A78a). Mint N.H., each with sheet margin at either left or right, fresh and Very Fine, only 100 examples printed, Nile Post $400.00

E. 150-200
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1497
TC
Sale Number 1226, Lot Number 1497, Egypt and Far Eastern RepublicEGYPT, 1952, 2m-30m Postage Due, Color Trial Overprints (Nile Post PD42-PD48 vars), EGYPT, 1952, 2m-30m Postage Due, Color Trial Overprints (Nile Post PD42-PD48 vars)EGYPT, 1952, 2m-30m Postage Due, Color Trial Overprints (Nile Post PD42-PD48 vars). Complete set of the known color trials (no 8m inverted as it was in issued color) on exhibit pages, Mint N.H., each with Koubbeh Palace backstamp, Very Fine and scarce set, only 100 printed of each, ex Peter Smith, Nile Post $1,000.00

E. 300-400
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1498
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Sale Number 1226, Lot Number 1498, Egypt and Far Eastern RepublicEGYPT, Occupation of Palestine, 1953, 4m Green, Overprint  "a cheval" Horizontally (Nile Post P23b), EGYPT, Occupation of Palestine, 1953, 4m Green, Overprint  "a cheval" Horizontally (Nile Post P23b)EGYPT, Occupation of Palestine, 1953, 4m Green, Overprint "a cheval" Horizontally (Nile Post P23b). Mint N.H. block of four, deep rich color, Very Fine and scarce multiple, Nile Post value as singles $200.00

E. 100-150
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1499
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Sale Number 1226, Lot Number 1499, Egypt and Far Eastern RepublicEGYPT, Occupation of Palestine, 1955, 50m Dull Purple, "Palestine" Only and Overprint Transposed (Nile Post P52c-P52d), EGYPT, Occupation of Palestine, 1955, 50m Dull Purple, "Palestine" Only and Overprint Transposed (Nile Post P52c-P52d)EGYPT, Occupation of Palestine, 1955, 50m Dull Purple, "Palestine" Only and Overprint Transposed (Nile Post P52c-P52d). Vertical pair with selvage at bottom, top stamp Mint N.H. with transposed overprint, bottom stamp lightly hinged with "Palestine" only, Very Fine and scarce, only one pane was discovered, due to a severe overprint shift upwards, the bottom row has the Arabic missing, only 10 pairs are possible, Nile Post as singles $200.00

E. 100-150
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1500
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Egypt Military and Prisoner of War Cover Collection. Over 55 covers mounted on neatly annotated pages from 1890s-1940s, with British Army Post post offices, Army Post stamps on cover, Civilian Internee mail, and various prisoner of war covers, most censored, some with censor tape, some slightly mixed condition as to be expected but mostly Fine or better, ex Danice Clarke

E. 500-750
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1501
 
Egypt, British Forces Military Stamp Collection. Neatly mounted on pages, incl. 1932 1pi imperforate proof pair, 1932 3m mint block of four, single and used single (M2), 1933 1pi with Blob on "I" variety (Nile Post BF3b), 1934 3m mint block (M6), 1935 3m complete pane of 20 (M10), 1936 10m "Cancelled" back (Nile Post AP2a) and 1936-39 3m-10m with Royal Oblique perfs (Nile Post AP1b-AP4b), mostly Fine-Very Fine

E. 300-400
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1502
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Egypt Postal History Group. 75 covers on pages from 1860s-1940s, interesting array of covers incl. 1pi First Issue, 1884 1pi with boxed "AR" on registered cover, various cancels and better destinations such as Hungary, Russia and Japan, some post cards, mostly Fine-Very Fine

E. 300-400
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1503
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Egypt Cover Collection. Over 90 covers and entires from 1890s-1950s, wide range of uses noticed incl. Air Posts, Military related, cancels, various European destinations and more, mostly Fine-Very Fine

E. 300-400
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1504
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Sale Number 1226, Lot Number 1504, Egypt and Far Eastern RepublicFAR EASTERN REPUBLIC, 1923 Air Post Surcharges (Michel 45A, 49A, 53A, 55A, 58), FAR EASTERN REPUBLIC, 1923 Air Post Surcharges (Michel 45A, 49A, 53A, 55A, 58)FAR EASTERN REPUBLIC, 1923 Air Post Surcharges (Michel 45A, 49A, 53A, 55A, 58). Five stamps, Nos. 45A and 49A lightly hinged, other three Mint N.H., wonderfully fresh colors, Very Fine group of these rare Air Post stamps, only between 25-100 of each were surcharged, each stamp signed Bloch (and others), with 2020 Buchsbayew certificate, Michel €6,600

E. 1,000-1,500
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