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ALEXANDRIA

Alexandria ( Egypt), French Post Office issues

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Stamps of France, used in Alexandria, example:


1899 Peace and Commerce or 'sage' overprinted 'ALEXANDRIE'

1 c black on blue 5 c green 15 c blue 20 c red on green 30 c brown 50 c red 2 F brown on blue

  1 c black on blue (overprint red)
  2 c brown on yellow (overprint blue)
  3 c grey (overprint blue)
  4 c brown on bluish (overprint blue)
  5 c green (overprint red)
  10 c black (overprint red)
  15 c blue (overprint red)
  20 c red on green
  25 c black on red (overprint red)
  30 c brown
  40 c red
  50 c red
  1 Fr green
  2 Fr brown on blue
  5 Fr lilac

Value of the stamps

vc = very common
c  = common
*  = not so common
** = uncommon
*** = very uncommon
R   = rare
RR  = very rare
RRR = extremely rare
ValueUnusedUsedRemarks
1 c** 
2 c** 
3 c**** 
4 c**** 
5 c****On basic stamp type II: RR
10 c******On basic stamp type II: ***
15 c****** 
20 c****** 
25 c*** 
30 c****** 
40 c****** 
50 c******On basic stamp type II: ***
1 F****** 
2 FRRRR 
5 FRRRR 

 

1902 As french stamps of 1900, but inscription 'ALEXANDRIE'

1 c grey 4 c brown

  1 c grey
  2 c brown
  3 c orange
  4 c brown
  5 c green

20 c brown

  10 c red
  15 c red
  20 c brown
  25 c blue
  30 c lilac

1 F red and green

  40 c red and blue
  50 c brown and green
  1 F red and green
  2 F lilac and yellow
  5 F blue and yellow

Value of the stamps

vc = very common
c  = common
*  = not so common
** = uncommon
*** = very uncommon
R   = rare
RR  = very rare
RRR = extremely rare
ValueUnusedUsedRemarks
1 ccc 
2 ccc 
3 ccc 
4 ccc 
5 c** 
10 c** 
15 c**Shades of colour
20 c** 
25 c*c 
30 c**** 
40 c** 
50 c*** 
1 F****** 
2 F****** 
5 FRR 
Value in 'Milliemes' (1927)

  3 m orange
  15 m blue
  20 m lilac
  50 m red and blue
  100 m blue and yellow
  250 m green and red

Value of the stamps

vc = very common
c  = common
*  = not so common
** = uncommon
*** = very uncommon
R   = rare
RR  = very rare
RRR = extremely rare
ValueUnusedUsedRemarks
3 mcc 
15 m** 
20 m** 
50 m****** 
100 m****** 
250 mR*** 
Surcharged with a red cross and '5 c' in red (1915)

  5 c on 10 c red

Value of the stamps

vc = very common
c  = common
*  = not so common
** = uncommon
*** = very uncommon
R   = rare
RR  = very rare
RRR = extremely rare
ValueUnusedUsedRemarks
5 c on 10 cc* 

I've been told that all doubled, inverted, doubled with one inverted overprints of this red cross issue are forgeries. I have seen a doubled overprint (with one overprint inverted) offered on an Internet auction.

Surcharged with value in 'Mill.' in one line (1921)

'6 Mill.' on 15 c orange '15 Mill.' on 50 c brown and blue

  '2 Mill.' on 5 c green
  '3 Mill.' on 3 c orange
  '4 Mill.' on 10 c red
  '5 Mill.' on 1 c grey
  '5 Mill.' on 4 c brown
  '6 Mill.' on 15 c orange
  '8 Mill.' on 20 c brown
  '10 Mill.' on 25 c blue
  '12 Mill.' on 30 c lilac
  '15 Mill.' on 2 c brown
  '15 Mill.' on 40 c red and blue
  '15 Mill.' on 50 c brown and blue
  '30 Mill.' on 1 F red and green
  '60 Mill.' on 2 F violet and yellow
  '150 Mill.' on 5 F blue and yellow

A very rare '30 Mill.' and '15 Mill' on 1 F exist (RRR).


(Errors? on '3 Mill' on 3 c and '15 Mill.' on 2 c Port Said)

Value of the stamps

vc = very common
c  = common
*  = not so common
** = uncommon
*** = very uncommon
R   = rare
RR  = very rare
RRR = extremely rare
ValueUnusedUsedRemarks
2 m on 5 c** 
3 m on 3 c******Two types; second type: RR
4 m on 10 c** 
5 m on 1 c****** 
5 m on 4 c****** 
6 m on 15 c**Two types: second type: RR
8 m on 20 c****Two types: second type: R
10 m on 25 c**Exists with double or inverted surcharge: R
12 m on 30 c****** 
15 m on 2 c****** 
15 m on 40 c****** 
15 m on 50 c** 
30 m on 1 FRRRR 
60 m on 2 FRRRRTwo types: second type: RRR
150 m on 5 FRRRRRR 

Surcharged with value in 'MILLIEMES' in two lines

'6 MILLIEMES' on 15 c orange '30 MILLIEMES' on 1 Fr red and green

  '1 MILLIEME' on 1 c grey
  '2 MILLIEMES' on 5 c green
  '4 MILLIEMES' on 10 c red
  '4 MILLIEMES' on 10 c green
  '5 MILLIEMES' on 3 c orange
  '6 MILLIEMES' on 15 c orange
  '8 MILLIEMES' on 20 c brown
  '10 MILLIEMES' on 25 c blue
  '10 MILLIEMES' on 30 c lilac
  '15 MILLIEMES' on 50 c brown and blue
  '15 MILLIEMES' on 50 c blue
  '30 MILLIEMES' on 1 F red and green
  '60 MILLIEMES' on 2 F violet and yellow
  '60 MILLIEMES' on 2 F orange and green
  '150 MILLIEMES' on 5 F blue and yellow

Value of the stamps

vc = very common
c  = common
*  = not so common
** = uncommon
*** = very uncommon
R   = rare
RR  = very rare
RRR = extremely rare
ValueUnusedUsedRemarks
1 m on 1 c** 
2 m on 5 c** 
4 m on 10 c red****** 
4 m on 10 c green** 
5 m on 3 c**** 
6 m on 15 c brown and blue**** 
6 m on 15 c blue**** 
8 m on 20 c **** 
10 m on 25 c****** 
10 m on 30 c**** 
15 m on 50 cRR 
20 m on 1 F****** 
60 m on 2 F violet and yellow RRRRRR 
60 m on 2 F orange and green RR 
150 m on 5 FRRRR 
Surcharged with value in Milliemes in two lines and with 3 bars

'2 Milliemes' on 5 c orange '10 MILLIEMES' on 25 c blue

'150 MILLIEMES' on 5 F blue and yellow

  '1 MILLIEME' on 1 c grey
  '2 MILLIEMES' on 5 c orange
  '2 MILLIEMES' on 5 c green
  '4 MILLIEMES' on 10 c green
  '5 MILLIEMES' on 3 c orange
  '6 MILLIEMES' on 15 c orange
  '8 MILLIEMES' on 20 c brown
  '10 MILLIEMES' on 25 c blue
  '15 MILLIEMES' on 50 c blue
  '30 MILLIEMES' on 1 F red and green
  '60 MILLIEMES' on 2 F orange and green
  '150 MILLIEMES' on 5 F blue and yellow

Value of the stamps

vc = very common
c  = common
*  = not so common
** = uncommon
*** = very uncommon
R   = rare
RR  = very rare
RRR = extremely rare
ValueUnusedUsedRemarks
1 m on 1 ccc 
2 m on 5 c orange cc 
2 m on 5 c green cc 
4 m on 10 ccc 
5 m on 3 c** 
6 m on 15 c** 
8 m on 20 c** 
10 m on 25 c** 
15 m on 50 c***Variety: numbers more spaced: RR
30 m on 1 F*** 
60 m on 2 F****** 
150 m on 5 F****** 
Surcharged 'Caisse d'amortissement' (1927-1930)


(Reduced sizes)

  5 M on 15 M orange
  5 M on 15 M brown
  5 M on 15 M violet

Value of the stamps

vc = very common
c  = common
*  = not so common
** = uncommon
*** = very uncommon
R   = rare
RR  = very rare
RRR = extremely rare
ValueUnusedUsedRemarks
All values **** 

For postage due stamps of Alexandria click here.


PORT SAID

Port Said ( Egypt), French Post Office issues

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1899 Peace and Commerce or 'sage' overprinted 'PORT SAID'

2 c brown on yellow 3 c grey 4 c brown on bluish 5 c green 20 c red on green 25 c black on red 50 c red

  1 c black on blue (overprint red)
  2 c brown on yellow (overprint blue)
  3 c grey (overprint blue)
  4 c brown on bluish (overprint blue)
  5 c green (overprint red)
  10 c black (overprint red)
  15 c blue (overprint red)
  20 c red on green
  25 c black on red (overprint red)
  30 c brown
  40 c red
  50 c red
  1 Fr green
  2 Fr brown on blue
  5 Fr lilac

Surcharged

'VINGT CINQ' on 10 c black
(reduced view)

  'VINGT CINQ' (red) on 25 c (red or black) on 10 c black
  'VINGT CINQ' (red) on 10 c black

Value of the stamps

vc = very common
c  = common
*  = not so common
** = uncommon
*** = very uncommon
R   = rare
RR  = very rare
RRR = extremely rare
ValueUnusedUsedRemarks
1 c** 
2 c** 
3 c** 
4 c** 
5 c******On basic stamp type II: R
10 c******On basic stamp type II: R
15 c****** 
20 c****** 
25 c***** 
30 c****** 
40 c****** 
50 cRROn basic stamp type II: RR
1 FRR 
2 FRRRR 
5 FRRRR 
'VINGT CINQ' on 25 c (red) on 10 cRRRRR 
'VINGT CINQ' on 25 c (black) on 10 c RRRRRR 
'VINGT CINQ' on 10 cRRRR 

 

1902 As french stamps of 1900, but inscription 'PORT SAID'

1 c grey 20 c brown 25 c blue 30 c lilac

50 c brown and blue

  1 c grey
  2 c brown
  3 c orange
  4 c brown
  5 c green
  10 c red
  15 c red
  15 c orange
  20 c brown
  25 c blue
  30 c lilac
  40 c red and blue
  50 c brown and blue
  1 F red and green
  2 F lilac and yellow
  5 F blue and yellow

Value of the stamps

vc = very common
c  = common
*  = not so common
** = uncommon
*** = very uncommon
R   = rare
RR  = very rare
RRR = extremely rare
ValueUnusedUsedRemarks
1 ccc 
2 ccc 
3 ccc 
4 ccc 
5 c** 
10 c** 
15 c**Shades of colour
20 c** 
25 c** 
30 c** 
40 c**** 
50 c**** 
1 F****** 
2 FRR 
5 FRRRR 
Value in 'Milliemes' (1927)

  3 m orange
  15 m blue
  20 m lilac
  50 m red and blue
  100 m blue and yellow
  250 m green and red

Value of the stamps

vc = very common
c  = common
*  = not so common
** = uncommon
*** = very uncommon
R   = rare
RR  = very rare
RRR = extremely rare
ValueUnusedUsedRemarks
3 mcc 
15 m** 
20 m** 
50 m****** 
100 m****** 
250 mRR 
Surcharged with a red cross and '5 c' in red (1915)

  5 c on 10 c red

Value of the stamps

vc = very common
c  = common
*  = not so common
** = uncommon
*** = very uncommon
R   = rare
RR  = very rare
RRR = extremely rare
ValueUnusedUsedRemarks
5 c on 10 c** 
Surcharged with value in 'Milliemes.' or 'MILLIEMES' (15 m and above) in two lines

  '2 Milliemes' on 5 c green
  '4 Milliemes' on 10 c red
  '5 Milliemes' on 1 c grey (1921)
  '5 Milliemes' on 2 c brown (1921)
  '5 Milliemes' on 3 c orange
  '5 Milliemes' on 4 c brown
  '10 Milliemes' on 2 c brown (1921)
  '10 Milliemes' on 4 c brown
  '10 Milliemes' on 25 c blue
  '12 Milliemes' on 30 c lilac
  '15 Milliemes' on 4 c brown
  '15 Milliemes' on 15 c red (1921)
  '15 Milliemes' on 20 c brown (1921)
  '15 MILIIEMES' on 40 c red and brown
  '15 MILLIEMES' on 50 c brown and blue
  '30 MILLIEMES' on 50 c brown and grey (1921)
  '30 MILLIEMES' on 1 F red and green
  '60 MILLIEMES' on 50 c brown and grey (1921)
  '60 MILLIEMES' on 2 F violet and yellow
  '150 MILLIEMES' on 50 c brown and grey (1921)
  '150 MILLIEMES' on 5 F blue and yellow

Many errors, inverted overprints etc exist.

Value of the stamps

vc = very common
c  = common
*  = not so common
** = uncommon
*** = very uncommon
R   = rare
RR  = very rare
RRR = extremely rare
ValueUnusedUsedRemarks
2 m on 5 c****** 
4 m on 10 c****** 
5 m on 1 cRRI've seen a misprint 'inverted 5'
with 'Milliemes in correct position
5 m on 2 cRR 
5 m on 3 cRR 
5 m on 4 c****** 
10 m on 2 cRR 
10 m on 4 cRR 
10 m on 25 c****** 
12 m on 30 cRRRR 
15 m on 4 c****** 
15 m on 15 cRRRR 
15 m on 20 cRRRR 
15 m on 40 cRRRR 
15 m on 50 cRRRR 
30 m on 50 cRRRR 
30 m on 1 FRRRRRR 
60 m on 50 cRRRRRR 
60 m on 2 FRRRR 
150 m on 50 c RRRRRR 
150 m on 5 FRRRRRR 

Surcharged with value in 'MILLIEMES' (smaller size) in two lines

  '1 MILLIEME' on 1 c grey 
  '2 MILLIEMES' on 5 c green
  '4 MILLIEMES' on 10 c red
  '5 MILLIEMES' on 3 c orange
  '6 MILLIEMES' on 15 c red
  '8 MILLIEMES' on 20 c brown
  '10 MILLIEMES' on 25 c blue
  '10 MILLIEMES' on 30 c violet
  '15 MILLIEMES' on 50 c brown and grey 
  '15 MILLIEMES' on 50 c blue 
  '30 MILLIEMES' on 1 F red and green
  '60 MILLIEMES' on 2 F violet and yellow
  '60 MILLIEMES' on 2 F orange and grey
  '150 MILLIEMES' on 5 F blue and yellow

Value of the stamps

vc = very common
c  = common
*  = not so common
** = uncommon
*** = very uncommon
R   = rare
RR  = very rare
RRR = extremely rare
ValueUnusedUsedRemarks
1 m on 1 c** 
2 m on 5 c** 
4 m on 10 c** 
5 m on 3 c**** 
6 m on 15 c**** 
8 m on 20 c****** 
10 m on 25 c****** 
10 m on 30 c****** 
15 m on 50 c brown and greyRR 
15 m on 50 c blue****** 
30 m on 1 FR*** 
60 m on 2 F violet and yellow RRRR 
60 m on 2 F orange and green RR 
150 m on 5 FRRRR 
Surcharged with value in Milliemes in two lines and with 3 bars

  '1 MILLIEME' on 1 c grey
  '2 MILLIEMES' on 5 c green
  '4 MILLIEMES' on 10 c red
  '5 MILLIEMES' on 3 c orange
  '6 MILLIEMES' on 15 c orange
  '8 MILLIEMES' on 20 c brown
  '10 MILLIEMES' on 25 c blue
  '15 MILLIEMES' on 50 c blue
  '30 MILLIEMES' on 1 F red and green
  '60 MILLIEMES' on 2 F orange and grey
  '150 MILLIEMES' on 5 F blue and yellow

Value of the stamps

vc = very common
c  = common
*  = not so common
** = uncommon
*** = very uncommon
R   = rare
RR  = very rare
RRR = extremely rare
ValueUnusedUsedRemarks
1 m on 1 ccc 
2 m on 5 ccc 
4 m on 10 cc* 
5 m on 3 c** 
6 m on 15 c** 
8 m on 20 c** 
10 m on 25 c** 
15 m on 50 c **** 
30 m on 1 F**** 
60 m on 2 F****** 
150 m on 5 F****** 
Surcharged 'Caisse d'amortissement' (1927-1930)

  5 M on 15 M orange
  5 M on 15 M lilac
  5 M on 15 M brown

Value of the stamps

vc = very common
c  = common
*  = not so common
** = uncommon
*** = very uncommon
R   = rare
RR  = very rare
RRR = extremely rare
ValueUnusedUsedRemarks
All values**** 

Two erroneous surcharges exist '3 Mill.' on 3 c and '15 Mill.' on 2 c. These surcharges were actually ment to be put on the stamps of Alexandria, but a few sheets of Port-Said slipt through.


POSTAGE DUE STAMPS

1921 Postage due stamps of France surcharged with 'MILLIEMES', for Alexandria and Port Said

  2 m on 5 c bleu
  4 m on 10 c brown
  10 m on 30 c red
  15 m on 50 c lilac
  30 m on 1 F brown on yellow

Value of the stamps

vc = very common
c  = common
*  = not so common
** = uncommon
*** = very uncommon
R   = rare
RR  = very rare
RRR = extremely rare
ValueUnusedUsedRemarks
2 m on 5 cc* 
4 m on 10 c** 
10 m on 30 c** 
15 m on 50 c**** 
30 m on 1 F****** 

 

1921 Postage due stamps of France surcharged in 'Milliemes', for Port Said

Image reproduced with permission from: http://www.sandafayre.com

 
  12 m on 10 c brown
  15 m on 5 c blue
  30 m on 20 c green
  30 m on 50 c lilac

Value of the stamps

vc = very common
c  = common
*  = not so common
** = uncommon
*** = very uncommon
R   = rare
RR  = very rare
RRR = extremely rare
ValueUnusedUsedRemarks
12 m on 10 cRRR 
15 m on 5 cRRRR 
30 m on 20 cRRRR 
30 m on 50 cRRRRRR 

 

1921 Postage due stamps of France surcharged in 'MILLIEMES', for Port Said

  2 m (red) on 5 c blue
  4 m (blue) on 10 c brown
  10 m (blue) on 30 c red
  15 m (blue) on 50 c lilac

Many errors exist, inverted overprints, no accent on the 'E', 'M' inverted etc.

Value of the stamps

vc = very common
c  = common
*  = not so common
** = uncommon
*** = very uncommon
R   = rare
RR  = very rare
RRR = extremely rare
ValueUnusedUsedRemarks
2 m on 5 cRRExists with blue surcharge: RR
4 m on 10 cRR 
10 m on 30 cRR 
15 m on 50 cRR 

1928 As postage due stamps of France, but value in 'milliemes', for Alexandria and Port Said

  1 m black
  2 m blue
  4 m red
  5 m olive
  10 m red
  20 m brown
  30 m green
  40 m lilac

Value of the stamps

vc = very common
c  = common
*  = not so common
** = uncommon
*** = very uncommon
R   = rare
RR  = very rare
RRR = extremely rare
ValueUnusedUsedRemarks
1 mcc 
2 mcc 
4 m** 
5 m** 
10 m** 
20 m** 
30 m**** 
40 m**** 

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