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PORT SAID

Port Sad (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

Image obtained from a Feldman auction, inverted surcharge Image obtained from a Harmers auction

  "VINGT - CINQ" (red) on 25 c (red or black) on 10 c black
  "VINGT - CINQ" (red) on 10 c black

The "-" in "VINGT - CINQ" is sometimes replaced by a square dot.

Value of the stamps

vc = very common
c  = common
*  = not so common
** = uncommon
*** = very uncommon
R   = rare
RR  = very rare
RRR = extremely rare
Value Unused Used Remarks
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 c R R On basic stamp type II: RR
1 F R R  
2 F RR RR  
5 F RR RR  
'VINGT CINQ' (red) on 25 c (red) on 10 c RRR RR  
'VINGT CINQ' (red) on 25 c (black) on 10 c RRR RRR Inverted "VINGT CINQ": RRR
"25 c" vertical: RRR
'VINGT CINQ' (red) on 10 c RR RR Inverted surcharge: RRR


Forgery of the 25 c on 10 c stamp with "FAUX" overprint; possibly this forgery originates from a Fournier Album of Philatelic Forgeries. The "-" is missing in this Fournier forgery.


A page with forged Fournier overprints with two forged "VINGT CINQ" overprints. There is another page in the Fournier Album with a slightly different "VINGT CINQ" overprint and also a forged "PORT-SAID" overprint.

Recently (2005), some imperforate sheets with forgeries of the 20 c on 10 c are issued in large numbers on Internet auctions, example:


Both stamps and overprints are forged. It looks like some modern computer generated forgery to me.


A very dubious item, color of "PORT SAID" different, no dots on the "I" etc.

 

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
Value Unused Used Remarks
1 c c c  
2 c c c  
3 c c c  
4 c c c  
5 c * *  
10 c * *  
15 c * * Shades of colour
20 c * *  
25 c * *  
30 c * *  
40 c ** **  
50 c ** **  
1 F *** ***  
2 F R R  
5 F RR RR  
Value in 'Milliemes' (1927)

  3 m orange
  15 m blue
  20 m lilac
  50 m orange 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
Value Unused Used Remarks
3 m c c  
15 m * *  
20 m * *  
50 m *** ***  
100 m *** ***  
250 m R R  
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
Value Unused Used Remarks
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. The "5 Milliemes" on 3 c was also accidently printed on stamps of Alexandria (value RR):

Image obtained from a Harmers auction

Value of the stamps

vc = very common
c  = common
*  = not so common
** = uncommon
*** = very uncommon
R   = rare
RR  = very rare
RRR = extremely rare
Value Unused Used Remarks
2 m on 5 c *** ***  
4 m on 10 c *** ***  
5 m on 1 c R R I've seen a misprint 'inverted 5'
with 'Milliemes' in correct position
5 m on 2 c R R  
5 m on 3 c R R  
5 m on 4 c *** ***  
10 m on 2 c R R  
10 m on 4 c R R  
10 m on 25 c *** ***  
12 m on 30 c RR RR  
15 m on 4 c *** ***  
15 m on 15 c RR RR  
15 m on 20 c RR RR  
15 m on 40 c RR RR  
15 m on 50 c RR RR  
30 m on 50 c RR RR  
30 m on 1 F RRR RRR  
60 m on 50 c RRR RRR  
60 m on 2 F RR RR  
150 m on 50 c RRR RRR  
150 m on 5 F RRR RRR  
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
Value Unused Used Remarks
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 grey R R  
15 m on 50 c blue *** ***  
30 m on 1 F R ***  
60 m on 2 F violet and yellow RR RR  
60 m on 2 F orange and green R R  
150 m on 5 F RR RR  
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
Value Unused Used Remarks
1 m on 1 c c c  
2 m on 5 c c c  
4 m on 10 c c *  
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
Value Unused Used Remarks
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


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