Sunday, 24 July 2011

Sunday Stamps

For this week's free theme, I've chosen one of my favourite postcards.  Sent in June 1933 from Cairo to Hungary, the sender very nicely arranged the stamps on the front.  The stamps are from the definitives issued under King Fuad (the stamps being issued from 1927 - 1937 with a few colour changes and value changes during that time).  The deep blue green version of the 3ml was issued in 1931 (the earlier 3ml was pale brown and another brown value was issued later); the brown 4ml value was also issued in 1931 (the earlier 4ml was green, then the brown value was succeeded by a blue-green 4ml issued in 1933). The red 10ml was replaced by a violet 10ml in 1934.   I don't know the reason for the colour changes over the years.  In any case the recipient received a very nice postcard with a selection of the lower values definitives. 

This post is part of Viridian's Sunday Stamps, you can check this week's entries here or by clicking on the icon.


  1. And waht a grat photograph on the card!

  2. I love the card!
    Wow, that's a unique way of placing stamps. Here in our PO they won't let me do that though.

    Postcards Crossing

  3. Great card indeed! I really like the deep green version of the stamp. And the pyramids are always great subjects.


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