Sale 1270 — Worldwide Stamps and Postal History

Sale Date — Tuesday-Thursday, 6-8 December, 2022

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Category — Egypt

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2640
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Sale 1270, Lot 2640, EgyptGreat Britain Used in Egypt, 1867, 1p Rose Red, 2p Blue (A43-A44; SG Z44-Z45). 1p plate 99, lettered L-J, 2p horizontal strip of three, plate 9, lettered T-A to T-C, all cancelled or tied by "B02" barred cancel of Suez on 1867 cover to London, London Paid Oct. 14, 1867 arrival datestamp, cover missing top flap and minor edgewear, otherwise Very Fine, with 1975 B.P.A. certificate

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E. 300-400
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2641°
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Sale 1270, Lot 2641, EgyptGreat Britain, Offices in Turkish Empire, Beirut, 1875, 2p Blue (A4; SG Z4). Plate 14, lettered S-F, tied by "G06" barred cancel with corresponding "British Post Office Beyrout, MR 9 75" circular datestamp beside on mourning cover to Florence, Italy, used with Italian Offices 40c Rose, "Estero" Overprint (9) tied by boxed cancel and with corresponding "Alessandria d'Egitto, Poste Italiane, 13 MAR 75" circular datestamp beside while in transit, Alexandria (British P.O.) transit and Florence arrival backstamps, slightly rough opening at top

VERY FINE. A REMARKABLE DUAL-COUNTRY FOREIGN POST OFFICES USE WITH THE BRITISH OFFICE IN BEIRUT AND ITALIAN OFFICE IN ALEXANDRIA ON MOURNING COVER TO ITALY. AN EXCEPTIONAL COVER AND MAJOR FOREIGN POST OFFICE RARITY.

Ex Danson. With 2010 B.P.A. certificate

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E. 7,500-10,000
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2642
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Sale 1270, Lot 2642, EgyptEGYPT, 1874, 1pi Vermilion, Rough Perf 12-1/2 (22b; SG 38; Nile Post D26). Block of 49, original gum, few h.r.'s though a majority of the stamps appear Mint N.H., uncommonly well-centered, fresh color, few minor splits and gum bends as would be expected, Very Fine and quite scarce as a multiple of this size, catalogued simply as singles, Scott $588.00, SG £539

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E. 300-400
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2643
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Sale 1270, Lot 2643, EgyptEGYPT, 1923, 5m Red Brown, "Cancelled" Overprint, Horizontal & Vertical Formats (Nile Post D95n, D95o). Mint N.H. vertical and horizontal strips of six, horizontal strip with paste-up, each stamp with "Cancelled" overprint, fresh colors, Very Fine and quite scarce, especially in strips this size, these were produced for use in experimental coil vending machines but was discontinued as they cut the stamps irregularly, the stamps were supposed to be destroyed but some rolls found their way to the market, Nile Post $1,050.00 as singles

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E. 400-500
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2644
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Sale 1270, Lot 2644, EgyptEGYPT, 1926, 50p Brown Violet & Red Violet, Perf 14 x 14 x 14-3/4 (114 var; Nile Post C13c). Bottom left corner selvage block of four, original gum, top pair minor h.r., bottom pair Mint N.H., top right stamp additionally showing "Colored Spot" variety (Nile Post C13d), fresh and Very Fine

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E. 200-300
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Sale 1270, Lot 2645, EgyptEGYPT, 1926, 5m-50p "Port Fouad" Overprints (121-124; SG 141-144; Nile Post C17-C20). Mint N.H., 50p with selvage at bottom, strong colors, well-centered, 50p with minute gum skip, Very Fine, surprisingly rare to find in Mint N.H. condition, with 1998 B.P.A. certificate, Scott $2,500.00 as hinged

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E. 1,000-1,500
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2646°
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Sale 1270, Lot 2646, EgyptEGYPT, 1926, 5m-50p "Port Fouad" Overprints (121-124; Nile Post C17-C20; SG 141-144). Mint N.H. blocks of four with corner sheet selvage, 5m-10m with top left, 15m with top right, and 50p with bottom right selvages, 5m and 10m with unobjectionable light gum toning (not mentioned on accompanying certificate), 15m with minor gum disturbance (not mentioned on accompanying certificate), 50p particularly fresh

VERY FINE. A REMARKABLE COMPLETE SET OF THE 1926 PORT FOUAD SET IN CORNER SELVAGE BLOCKS OF FOUR. ONLY A SMALL HANDFUL OF MULTIPLES ARE BELIEVED TO EXIST.

Even at the time of issuance, this set was incredibly popular. In order to feed collector demand, sets of singles were quickly created and sold leaving very few multiples available today. 5m, 10m, and 50p with 2008 R.P.S. certificate and 15m signed A. Diena and with photocopy of 1966 A. Diena certificate. Catalogued as hinged. Scott $10,000.00 as singles. Nile Post $10,850.00

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E. 15,000-20,000
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2647
 
Sale 1270, Lot 2647, EgyptEGYPT, 1926, 5m-50p "Port Fouad" Overprints (121-124; SG 141-144; Nile Post C17-C20). 5m with selvage at right, each with Port Fouad Dec. 21, 1926 first day cancels, accompanied by original glassine the 5m-15m were affixed to for cancellation, fresh and Very Fine, 5m-15m signed Perullo, 5m additionally signed Buhler, 50p with 1992 Raybaudi certificate, Scott $1,625.00

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E. 500-750
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2648
 
Sale 1270, Lot 2648, EgyptEGYPT, 1926, 50p Port Fouad Overprint (124; SG 144). With selvage at left, complete bold strike of Port Fouad Dec. 21, 1926 first day cancel, bold color, Very Fine and choice, signed Perullo and Buhler, Scott $875.00

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E. 400-500
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2649
 
Sale 1270, Lot 2649, EgyptEGYPT, 1926, 50p Port Fouad Overprint (124; SG 144). With Port Fouad Dec. 21, 1926 first day cancel, fresh color on bright paper, Very Fine, with photocopy of 1955 B.P.A. certificate, Scott $875.00

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E. 400-500
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2650
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Sale 1270, Lot 2650, EgyptEGYPT, 1927-37, 1m-500m King Fuad, Royal Oblique Perfs (128-148 vars; Nile Post D106f-D125h). Mint N.H., with both 10m shades, missing Nile Post No. D115, D117, and D118, bright colors, Very Fine, as low as 50 printed, ex Royal Collection, Nile Post $1,005.00

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E. 400-500
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2651
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Sale 1270, Lot 2651, EgyptEGYPT, 1927-37, 120m and 210m King Fouad Second Portrait Issue Booklet (Nile Post SB10-SB11). Two unexploded booklets, Mint N.H., each pane contained in both booklets with inverted watermarks, both with manuscript notation on back panel, Very Fine and scarce, Nile Post $550.00

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E. 300-400
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2652
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Sale 1270, Lot 2652, EgyptEGYPT, 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., each pane with "A/30" control and second 5m with inverted watermark, pencil manuscript on back panel, Very Fine, Nile Post $350.00

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E. 300-400
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2653
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Sale 1270, Lot 2653, EgyptEGYPT, 1927-37, 210m King Fouad Second Portrait Issue Booklet (Nile Post SB11). Five unexploded booklets, each comprised of two 5m panes, one 10m and one 15m panes of six, Mint N.H., each slightly differing with watermarks or control numbers including a) each with inverted watermarks, b) 15m right-side up, others inverted, c) one 5m right-side up, others inverted, d) all right-side up with control number, and e) both 5m inverted, others right-side up and all with control number, small flaws including some manuscript notations and the odd toned spot, otherwise Fine-Very Fine, an excellent group for the specialist, Nile Post $1,750.00

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E. 750-1,000
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2654°
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Sale 1270, Lot 2654, EgyptEGYPT, 1938, £1 King Farouk Birthday (224; Nile Post C82). Mint N.H. complete pane of 25 (5x5) with plate "A/38" at bottom left, wonderfully bright and fresh, few minor perf splits and previously folded along perfs, barest trace of toned spot in bottom selvage edge

VERY FINE. AN INCREDIBLY RARE COMPLETE PANE OF 25 OF THE 1938 ONE-POUND KING FAROUK BIRTHDAY ISSUE. LESS THAN TEN COMPLETE PANES ARE THOUGHT TO STILL EXIST.

The vast majority of sheets have been broken up to feed collector demand. Scott $5,000.00 simply as hinged singles.

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E. 10,000-15,000
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2655
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Sale 1270, Lot 2655, EgyptEGYPT, 1939-40, 50p-£1 King Farouk, Imperforate Royal Printing (239-240 vars; Nile Post D153a-D154g). With "Cancelled" printed on back, large margins, Very Fine, only 400 of the 50p and 350 of £1 printed, Nile Post $300.00

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E. 200-300
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Sale 1270, Lot 2656, EgyptEGYPT, 1951, 10m Royal Wedding Miniature Sheet, Inscriptions & Crown Doubled, Printed in Pale Gray (291a var; Nile Post MS5d). Mint N.H. miniature sheet, wonderfully fresh

VERY FINE. THIS IS THE ONLY KNOWN EXAMPLE OF THE 1951 ROYAL WEDDING MINIATURE SHEET WITH THE INSCRIPTIONS & CROWN DOUBLED AND PRINTED IN PALE GRAY THAT ORIGINATED FROM THE ROYAL COLLECTION. AN EXCEPTIONAL MODERN EGYPTIAN RARITY OF THE HIGHEST MAGNITUDE.

An important Egyptian rarity.

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E. 7,500-10,000
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Sale 1270, Lot 2657, EgyptEGYPT, 1951, 10m Royal Wedding Miniature Sheet, Imperforate (291a var; Nile Post MS5h). Mint N.H. imperforate miniature sheet, bold colors

VERY FINE. A RARE AND DESIRABLE IMPERFORATE MINIATURE SHEET OF THE 1951 ROYAL WEDDING ISSUE. ONLY 27 WERE PRINTED.

The first we have ever offered.

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E. 4,000-5,000
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Sale 1270, Lot 2658, EgyptEGYPT, 1952, 10c-30c Abrogation of the Anglo-Egyptian Treaty Miniature Sheet, Imperforate (298a var; Nile Post MS7a). Mint N.H. imperforate miniature sheet, wonderfully rich colors, accompanied by normal perforated sheet

VERY FINE. A RARE 1952 IMPERFORATE MINIATURE SHEET OF THE ANGLO-EGYPTIAN TREATY. ONLY 25 WERE PRINTED.

A seldom offered imperforate souvenir sheet

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E. 7,500-10,000
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2659
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Sale 1270, Lot 2659, EgyptEGYPT, 1952, 10c-30c Abrogation of the Anglo-Egyptian Treaty, Imperforate Press Sheet of Two Miniature Sheets (298a var; Nile Post MS7c). Mint N.H. imperforate press sheet containing two perforated miniature sheets, wonderfully rich colors, minor wrinkling in far bottom corner

VERY FINE AND CHOICE. THIS IS ONE OF ONLY TWO PRESS SHEETS CONTAINING TWO PERFORATED MINIATURE SHEETS THAT ARE KNOWN TO EXIST. A MAJOR EGYPTIAN RARITY.

With 1996 Hass certificate

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E. 3,000-4,000
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2660
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Sale 1270, Lot 2660, EgyptEGYPT, 1952, 10c-30c Abrogation of the Anglo-Egyptian Treaty Miniature Sheet, Imperforate with Green Printing Streak (298a var; Nile Post MS7d). Mint N.H. imperforate miniature sheet with strong green vertical printing streak, with large margins showing part of press sheet, some slight creasing and small tear in bottom margin

STILL VERY FINE AND RARE WITH ONE IMPERFORATE PRESS SHEET OF TWO MINIATURE SHEETS WITH THE GREEN PRINTING STREAKS RECORDED. ONLY ONE OTHER MINIATURE SHEET IS THOUGHT TO EXIST.

At some point in time, the press sheet was cut horizontally making two miniature sheets with printing streaks.

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E. 3,000-4,000
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2661
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Sale 1270, Lot 2661, EgyptEGYPT, 1947, 5m + 5m - 50m + 50m Intl. Exposition of Contemporary Art, Royal Oblique Perfs (B9-B12 var; Nile Post C111b-C14b). Mint N.H., bright and fresh, Very Fine, only 100 sets printed, ex Royal Collection, Nile Post $340.00

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E. 200-300
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2662
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Sale 1270, Lot 2662, EgyptEGYPT, 1956, Arab Scout Jamboree Souvenir Sheet of Three, Perforated and Imperforate (B13-B15 var; SG MS513-MS514; Nile Post MS9-MS10). Mint N.H., bright and fresh, Very Fine, Scott $3,500.00, SG £3,400

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E. 1,000-1,500
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2663
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Sale 1270, Lot 2663, EgyptEGYPT, 1933-38, 1m-200m Air Post, Royal Oblique Perfs (C5-C25 vars; Nile Post A3e-A23b). Original gum, very lightly hinged, fresh colors, Very Fine and scarce, only 100 sets are possible

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E. 500-750
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2664
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Sale 1270, Lot 2664, EgyptEGYPT, 1932, 1pi Red & Blue, Military Stamp, Imperforate Proof (M1P var; SG A1P; Nile Post BF1). Mint N.H. block of four with sheet margin at right, top left stamp showing hooked "1" variety (Nile Post BF1a), fresh colors, Very Fine, Nile Post $300.00 as normal singles

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E. 200-300
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2665
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Sale 1270, Lot 2665, EgyptEGYPT, 1935, 1pi British Forces in Egypt, Silver Jubilee (M9; SG A10; Nile Post BF9). Mint N.H., well-centered, Very Fine, Scott $525.00

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E. 200-300
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2666
 
Sale 1270, Lot 2666, EgyptEGYPT, British Navy Propaganda Label Booklet. Unexploded booklet containing ten panes of 20 labels (200 total) with sample label affixed to front cover, labels reading "We realise in Egypt that the safe arrival of this letter is due to the British Navy", Very Fine, an exceptionally rare unexploded booklet, we doubt many others still exist

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E. 750-1,000
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2667
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Sale 1270, Lot 2667, EgyptEGYPT, 1942, 1m-20m Young King Farouk, Italian Military Occupation Overprints (206/215 vars; Nile Post D136/D145 vars). Complete set of ten values, 1m-2m, 4m, and 13m-20m unused (no gum), others Mint N.H., each with "Oasi di Siwa Occupazione Militare Italiane" four-line handstamp, Very Fine and scarce, referenced in Smith pg. 810, these crude overprints were unauthorized issues produced by an Italian lieutenant (who was a stamp collector) with captured stamps ("a few sheets") during the Italian occupation of Siwa Oasis in western Egypt, these stamps were never placed into use and the handstamp destroyed shortly afterwards

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E. 750-1,000
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