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1879 Pyramid, inscription 'POSTES EGYPTIENNES'

Value in 'paras'

5 pa brown 10 pa lilac 10 pa grey 10 pa green 20 pa blue 20 pa red

  5 pa brown
  10 pa lilac
  10 pa red
  10 pa grey
  10 pa green
  20 pa blue
  20 pa red

These stamps have perforation 14 and watermark 'Star and Crescent'.

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 pacvc 
10 pa lilac**** 
10 pa red****1881
10 pa grey*c1882
10 pa greenvcvc1884
20 pa blue**** 
20 pa red*c1884

Value in 'piastres'

1 Pi red 2 Pi orange

  1 Pi red
  1 Pi blue
  2 Pi orange
  2 Pi brown
  5 Pi green
  5 Pi grey
  10 Pi lilac

These stamps have perforation 14 and watermark 'Star and Crescent'.

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 Pi red**vc 
1 Pi blue*vc1884
2 Pi orange**c 
2 Pi brown*vc1893
5 Pi green**** 
5 Pi grey*c1884
10 Pi**c1889

Value in 'milliemes'

  1 m brown
  2 m green
  3 m lilac
  3 m orange
  4 m red
  5 m red

These stamps have perforation 14 and watermark 'Star and Crescent'.

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 mcvc1888
2 mcvc1888
3 m lilac*c1892
3 m orange*c1893
4 mcvc1906
5 mcvc1888

Surcharged


(Reduced size)

  '20 paras' + arabic text on 5 pi green

Value of the stamps

vc = very common
c  = common
*  = not so common
** = uncommon
*** = very uncommon
R   = rare
RR  = very rare
RRR = extremely rare
ValueUnusedUsedRemarks
20 pa on 5 Pi **1884
Official stamps surcharge 'O.H.H.S.' (On His Higness Service) 
and arabic text (1907)

  1 m brown
  2 m green
  3 m orange
  4 m red
  5 m red
  5 m red (without arabic text)
  1 Pi blue
  5 Pi grey

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 mcvcTwo types of overprint
2 mcvcThree types of overprint
3 mcvcTwo types of overprint
4 mcvcTwo types of overprint
5 mcvcThree types of overprint
5 mcc'O.H.H.S.' only
1 Picvc 
5 Pi*c 

 

1914 Various designs of Egypt

  1 m brown
  2 m green
  2 m red
  3 m orange
  4 m red
  4 m green
  5 m red
  10 m blue
  10 m red
  15 m blue
  20 m green
  50 m lilac
  100 m black
  200 m brown

These stamps have perforation 14.

Value of the stamps

vc = very common
c  = common
*  = not so common
** = uncommon
*** = very uncommon
R   = rare
RR  = very rare
RRR = extremely rare
ValueUnusedUsedRemarks
Watermark 'Star and Crescent'
1 mcvc 
2 m greencc 
3 mcc 
4 m redcc 
5 mcvc 
10 m blue*vc 
20 m*vc 
50 m*c 
100 m**c 
200 m**** 
Watermark 'Multiple Star and Crescent'
1 mcc 
2 m greencc 
2 m redcc1921?
3 mcc 
4 m greencc1921?
5 m cvcTwo shades of red exist
10 m blue*vc 
10 m red*c 
15 m*cTwo types (arabic inscription at right hand side different)
20 m**c 
50 m***c 
100 m**** 

Surcharged

  '2 Milliemes' and arabic text on 3 m orange

Value of the stamps

vc = very common
c  = common
*  = not so common
** = uncommon
*** = very uncommon
R   = rare
RR  = very rare
RRR = extremely rare
ValueUnusedUsedRemarks
Watermark 'Star and Crescent'
2 m on 3 mcc1915
Overprinted with 'O.H.M.S.' (official stamps, 1915) and arabic text

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  1 m brown
  2 m red
  3 m orange
  5 m 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
Watermark 'Multiple Star and Crescent'
1 m** 
2 m** 
3 m***R 
5 m** 

Later, in 1922, these stamps were also overprinted with 'O.H.E.M.S.' and arabic text to serve as official stamps:1 m, 2 m, 3 m, 4 m, 5 m, 10 m blue, 10 m red, 15 m blue (2 types), and 50 m, all with watermark 'Multiple Star and Crescent'.
Furthermore they were overprinted with a crown and arabic text (also in 1922): 1 m, 2 m, 3 m, 4 m, 5 m, 10 m, 15 m (2 types), 20 m, 50 m, 100 m and 200 m, all with watermark 'Multiple Star and Crescent' the 100 m also on watermark 'Star and Crescent'.

 

1923 King Fuad I, arabic text only


(Reduced size)

  1 m orange
  2 m black
  3 m brown
  5 m brown
  10 m red
  15 m blue

Larger size

  20 m green
  50 m green
  100 m purple
  200 m lilac
  1 Pound blue and violet

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