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From 1870 to 1897 the stamps of Egypt were used in Sudan.

 

1897 Stamps of Egypt overprinted 'SOUDAN' and arabic text

5 m red
(Reduced view)

5 Pi grey

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

The overprint was performed in such a way, that six slightly different types 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
1 mcc 
2 mc* 
3 mc* 
5 m** 
1 Pi** 
2 Pi****** 
5 Pi ****** 
10 Pi****** 

ATTENTION: many forgeries exist! It seems that forged overprint are more numerous than genuine ones. Examples of forged overprints (I'm not sure if all the above stamps are genuine):


(Forgeries, reduced sizes)

 

1898 Camel with Postman

2 Pi blue and black

  1 m red and brown
  2 m brown and green
  3 m green and violet
  4 m brown and red
  4 m brown and blue (1906)
  5 m black and red
  1 Pi brown and blue
  2 Pi blue and black
  2 Pi orange and lilac (1921)
  3 Pi blue and brown
  4 Pi black and blue
  5 Pi green and brown
  6 Pi black and blue
  8 Pi black and green
  10 Pi violet and black
  20 Pi blue (issued later)

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 'Rose' (1898)
1 m** 
2 m**** 
3 m**** 
5 m** 
1 Pi****** 
2 Pi blue and black ****** 
5 Pi ****** 
10 PiR*** 
Watermark 'Moons and stars' (1903)
1 m** 
2 m*** 
3 m*** 
4 m brown and red **** 
4 m brown and blue** 
5 m**c 
1 Pi*** 
2 Pi blue and black **** 
2 Pi orange and lilac*** 
5 Pi **** 
10 Pi**** 
Watermark 'SG' (1927)
2 Pi orange and lilac** 
5 Pi**** 
10 Pi***** 

Surcharged

  '5 Milliemes' on 5 Pi green and brown (1903)

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 'Rose'
5 m on 5 Pi ****** 

I have seen forgeries of these stamps. Forgery with no watermark:


(Forgery with no watermark)

Envelope cut in the same design, 5 m red:

More values were issued after 1929.

 

1927 Camel with postman, smaller design

  1 m orange and black
  2 m brown and orange
  3 m green and violet
  4 m brown and green
  5 m black and brown
  10 m black and red
  15 m brown and blue

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 'SG', perforation 14
1 mcc 
2 mcc 
3 mcc 
4 mcc 
5 m*c 
10 m*c 
15 m** 

Official stamps

Some stamps of Sudan were perforated with 'S.G.' (1900), 'AS' or 'SG' (1912 onwards) to serve as official stamps, examples:

 

1903 Postage stamps overprinted 'O.S.G.S.'


(local overprint?)

  1 m red and brown
  3 m green and violet
  5 m black and red
  1 Pi brown and blue
  2 Pi blue and black
  5 Pi green and brown
  10 Pi violet and black

The 1 m exists with local overprint, all the other overprints were done in London.

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 'Rose'
1 m*****(local overprint)
10 Pi****** 
Watermark 'Moons and stars'
1 m** 
3 m** 
5 m*c 
1 Pi **** 
2 Pi**** 
5 Pi****** 
10 Pi****** 

 

1904 Overprinted 'ARMY OFFICIAL'

  1 m red and 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
Watermark 'Rose'
1 mRRRRTwo types of overprint (size different)
Watermark 'Moons and stars'
1 m*****Two types of overprint (size different)

 

1905 Overprinted 'Army Service'


('Army Service', 1908, reduced size)

  1 m red and brown
  2 m brown and green
  3 m green and violet
  5 m black and red
  1 Pi brown and blue
  2 Pi blue and black
  5 Pi green and brown
  10 Pi violet and 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
Watermark 'Rose'
1 PiRR*** 
5 PiRRRR 
10 PiRRRR 
Watermark 'Moons and stars'
1 m**** 
2 m**** 
3 m***** 
5 m***c 
1 Pi**** 
2 PiR*** 
5 PiRRRR 
10 PiRRRRRR 

 


(Later issue, 'S.G.' overprint on a 2 Pi stamp)


Postage due stamps

1897 Postage due stamps of Egypt, overprinted with 'SOUDAN' and arabic text

  2 m green
  4 m brown
  1 Pi blue
  2 Pi 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
2 m***** 
4 m***** 
1 Pi****** 
2 Pi ****** 

 

1901 Inscription 'SUDAN POSTAGE TAX'

(Sorry, no picture available yet, if anybody posesses a picture, please contact me!)

  2 m orange and black
  4 m green and brown
  10 m violet and green
  20 m red and blue

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 'Moons and stars' (1901)
2 mcc 
4 m** 
10 m*** 
20 m** 
Watermark 'SG' (1927)
2 mcc 
4 mcc 
10 m** 


Telegraph stamps

The postage stamps of 1897 seem to exist with overprint 'TEL' in an ellipse in blue or black. The following values seem to have been issued: 5 m, 1 Pi, 2 Pi, 5 Pi and 10 Pi. I have never seen these stamps.


Military telegraph stamps

1898 Inscription 'SUDAN MILITARY TELEGRAPHS' Examples

These stamps were perforated in the middle. The values 5 m violet and brown, 5 m blue and brown, 1 Pi red and black, 2 Pi lilac and green, 5 Pi black and violet, 10 Pi green and red and 25 Pi brown and blue exist.


Postal Stationery

Envelopes of Egypt, overprinted 'SOUDAN' and arabic text:


(Reduced sizes)


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