Friday, 11 February 2011

11 February . . .

Egypt is celebrating the birth of a new era, a new Republic.

11th February is also the birthday of King Farouk, I was thinking from last night (while waiting to hear the speech of Mubarak on tv) that it would be quite uncanny if the new Republic were born on the birthday of King Farouk.
The above stamp was one of a set of 4 values issued in 1929 to commemorate the 9th birthday of the Prince.

1 comment:

  1. Farouk,,,Farouk, now where have I heard that name before?


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