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Stamps and Postal History

Cover Collections
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Lot 628

1935 (Dec. 20), Provisional Christmas Seal, 3m on 1pi carmine, block of 4 on cover to England (Scott M11), philatelic use (quadruple-paying the Christmas card Concession rate); four beautiful strikes of the black retta cancel; doubled Crown Cancel #19 on front along with M.P.O. Cairo datestamp; cover slit open for display, Very Fine, a great showpiece.
SG A11; £1,400 as used singles on cover ($1,820). Nile Post BF11.
Scott $400 as used singles.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Current Bid$150
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Lot 629

1936-41, The Postal Concession & Army Post Covers, Exhibition Collection, a simply mind-bending accumulation of quality items, all mounted and expertly described on exhibition pages; this lot comprises the bulk of a six-frame (based on the pages present, numbered on reverse) exhibit on the British Forces in Egypt and their usages of the large (Fouad) and small (Farouk) Army Post issues during the period; all four stamps are included (Scott #M12-M15), with a smattering of pre-1936 BFE issues as well; while the UK was the main destination for these covers, Commonwealth countries are also represented; various usages, cancels, early/late uses, improper frankings, etc., etc., clean and fresh throughout, Very Fine, a splendid collection that must be seen—and can be, in full, on our website.
Estimate $2,000 - 3,000.
Current Bid$1,000
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Lot 630

1936 (Mar. 3), Letter Stamp, 1pi carmine Bisect, on cover from Faggala to Cairo, a philatelic cover with improper use of the 1pi (Scott #M5) bisected to pay the 5m internal letter rate; stamp tied by one of two crystal-clear strikes of bilingual Faggala bridge-type c.d.s.; reverse with next-day Cairo receiver, should have been charged postage due, as the Letter Seals were valid only on mail to the UK and Irish Free State; split open for display, Very Fine, one of four bisect covers known (two with vertical bisects, two diagonal).
Estimate $500 - 750.
Current Bid$250
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