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The Politics of Printing in Stamp Design and Production

By |April 24th, 2016|

It is a truism that political considerations have affected every stamp issuing country, some more than others.

Stamps of Egypt: Railway Congress (1933)

By |April 28th, 2015|

British engineers who built the world's first railways in their own country also introduced them to others.One of these was Egypt, whose first railway was engineered by Robert Stephenson. But the first Egyptian line was unlike the others.

Postcard: Port Said Post Office, Egypt (1920)

By |September 9th, 2013|

For collectors of Egypt.

Map of Egypt and Nubia (1890)

By |July 13th, 2013|

For collectors and postal historians of Egypt and area, this handsome map should be of interest...

An Unusual WWI Postcard to a Soldier in Egypt

By |July 4th, 2013|

This home-made postcard was made from cut-outs of red Australian KGV heads and postage due stamps pasted to the front of a blank "Graphic" post card that was sent, presumably under cover (as there were no stamps for postage nor postmarks), to an Australian soldier in Egypt on leave from fighting at Gallipoli in Turkey. The design was drawn in black ink, but the red and green colour was filled in by the stamps. The comical design was of a woman with a plumed hat racing after a fleeing rooster who had already lost three of his tail feathers.

The Stamps of Syria (1927)

By |July 2nd, 2013|

The postage stamps of Syria offer a wide and interesting field of study to the general collector as well as to the most minute and exacting of philatelic specialists.

Cetinje, Montenegro Via Suez From Mackay, Qld: 1894 Postcard

By |May 8th, 2013|

E.L. Angeloglou, Dean of Cairo Stamp Dealers

By |March 28th, 2013|

The cover has a total postage of 1/ 7d made up of a pair of ½d orange KGV heads and the 1/6 Hermes airmail stamp. It has two ENMORE/ 130P 16 JL 36/ N.S.W postmarks plus a blue By Air Mail/ Par Avion vignette. It is addressed to E. L. Angeloglou. Esq./ 13. El. Manakh. St/ Cairo, Egypt.

The Royal Mail Steam-Packet Company

By |January 15th, 2013|

The Royal Mail Steam-Packet Company was incorporated in 1839 by Royal Charter, with a subsidy of ₤240,000. Supplemental charters extending the operations of the Company were granted at intervals, one in 1904 containing an ‘all British’ clause confining control of the Company to British subjects.

Palestine, Egypt and India 1920s (Video)

By |August 25th, 2009|

Home movie tour of Palestine, Egypt and India in the 1920's.

Postcards of Egypt: Alexandria, View of the port and Light House (c.1914)

By |May 16th, 2009|

This is an interesting picture postcard of the Port and Lighthouse at Alexandria in Egypt (c.1914). It was probably purchased in early 1915 by one of the vast number of soldiers stationed in Egypt, prior to engagements in places such as Gallipoli during World War One.