Stamps and Covers of the World

20 Dec 2006, starting at 11:00 GMT .

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Egypt: A specialised collection of airmail issues contained in an album inc. stamps, proofs, covers, first flights, special cachets, labels, vignettes, booklets and varieties inc. 1946 30m. air with inverted overprint (B.P.A. 1957 cert.), 1933-38 imperf. Royal Printings, blocks and large multiples, etc. (469)

Egypt: A collection of correspondence to the British Red Cross in Cairo; the Imperial Services Information Bureau in Cairo, The Royal Air Forces Comforts Committee Middle East Branch, C.W.L. Huts for the Forces, General Staff Intelligence, Middle East Forces, etc. all addressed to His Excellency Prince Loftallah, an important figure in the Egyptian and Arab political policies during the 1940-45 wartime period, also six b/w photographs showing servicemen on board the Prince's Nile steamer and forty one letters to and from his excellency's estate during 1953. (298)

Egypt: A collection on printed leaves and in a stockbook, mint and used, fair to fine; including earlier overprints, better sets with 1925 Geographical, 1926 Birthday 50p., 1931 Zeppelins, 1933 Airmails, 1933 Railway Congress and 1946 80th Anniversary pair of Miniature Sheets. Also a range of Vatican City. (315)

Egypt: A selection of 1940's King Farouk issues used on a variety of medical advertising flyers. (473)

Egypt: British Forces: A collection of British Forces postal seals in a binder with stamps and covers inc. 1935 Silver Jubilee (one used on cover and 4 loose), etc. (471)

Egypt: Interpostal Seals: A collection in a stock album, Types I -X1, mostly fine unused. Also a group of Salt Tax stamps with values to 10pi. and 5l., and Tobacco Tax issues with blocks. (777)

Egypt: Occupation Issues: A collection in a Schaubek album, mint and used, mostly fine and clean; including French Post Offices in Alexandria and Port Said with sets to 5f., Transjordan from 1920 with 1925 1m. to 20p. mint pairs, 1927-29 2m. to 1000m., 1933 1m. to 500m., 1943-44 1m. to £P1, Occupation of Palestine 1948 1m. to £P1, B.M.A. 1920 1m. to 20p., and Gaza with sets to £P1. (781)

Egypt: Postage Dues and Officials: A collection from 1884 to 1997 on Schaubek leaves, well written up and mostly very fine; including 1884 10pa. to 5pi., 1886 10pa. to 2pi., 1888 2m. to 5pi., 1893 chestnut Official wmk. sideways in a block of four, 1898-1905 3m. on 2p. with Arabic "2" for "3" in a block of four, 1914-15 issue with "no stop" and inverted overprint varieties, 1924-5 1m. to 50m., and later sets with many blocks. (776)

Egypt: United Arab Republic: 1958-61 unmounted mint collection of stamps on stockcards with commemorative sets and miniature sheets inc. 1958 International Fair (2), one cut down, etc. (368)

Ethiopia: A small collection of mint and used issues in mixed condition in a stockbook with commemoratives, definitives and airs, etc. (383)

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