Sunday, 1 September 2013

Sunday stamps

In Egypt, January 2nd is Post Day, and it appears that most years stamps are issued on this day, so I had quite a few to choose from for this week's theme of 'Post'.
This mini-sheet was issued in 1966 to commemorate the centenary of the first Egyptian stamp.

This stamp (and FDC) are from Post Day 1985.  The stamp depicts the Pharaoh receiving a letter and the Postal Museum in Cairo.

Finally a set of two stamps from 1977, issued on 12th April, for the 25th Anniversary of the Arab Postal Union.

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  1. I like the one with the pharaoh receiving a mail.

    I also posted a stamp commemorating the Arab Post Day, but it's from Tunisia. Nice to see those 2 from Egypt.

  2. The Arabic writing on the postmark and the first stamps look very interesting.

  3. I'd never thought of a pharaoh receiving a letter before now, I don't know why. Neat idea for a stamp. Love those circles of flags.

  4. I wonder what the Pharoah's letter was written on.

  5. I like the circle of curving flags of all the nations. Neat. Thank you for participating.

  6. I like specially the first and the last set.

  7. The last set is my favourite; I just hope the Pharoah's letter was not on stone.


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