Sunday, 14 July 2013

Sunday stamps

For this week's theme of Kings and Presidents, I'm back in my accumulation of Egyptian stamps for King Fouad, who ruled Egypt from 1917 - 1936, (wiki link),  and King Farouk, who ruled from 1936 - 1952, (wiki link).

The above stamps are just a few values of the definitives issued in 1923/24 which have the script in Arabic only.  The stamp below was issued in 1926 to commemorate the 58th birthday of King Fouad.

Next follows definitives from 1927-1937, with script in French and Arabic.

The Army Post stamps were issued in 1936 and allowed for mail from members of the British forces and their families to be sent at reduced rates.  

On to King Farouk, the 'Boy King' issue I posted 2 weeks ago (here).
The following 3 stamps belong to the definitives issued between 1939 - 1946.

Of the stamps below, the 10 mills (purple)  was issued in February 1945 to commemorate the 25th birthday of King Farouk.  
The 30 mills depicting King Farouk and the Egyptian flag is from a set issued in February 1952 to commemorate the abrogation of the Anglo-Egyptian treaty of 1936 (wiki link).

After King Farouk's abdication in 1952, stamps were still sold with his image, but in 1953 the remaining stamps depicting King Farouk were overprinted with 3 bars to obliterate the portrait.

I'm participating in Viridian's Sunday Stamps, click on the icon below to see more Kings, Queens and Presidents.
Thanks for visiting.


  1. The obliteration on the last stamps is interesting.

  2. He seems to be the same on each stamp, no matter the year - ageless!

  3. wow thats quite a selection indeed

  4. That's something, to have your face covered by three black bars.
    Thank you for participating!

  5. A great collection you have here. I just have one - Farouk (10 Mils) without the bars.


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