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Posted 10/12/2010   10:25 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add Cjd to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Gibbons has one line in the catalogue that says that Port Said cancels used on stamps of Great Britain indicate mail posted on British ships. Anyone know any more about this? Royal Navy? Passenger liners? Did the mail go ashore in Egypt?

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This one is a new acquisition for me:

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Posted 10/12/2010   11:44 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add rod222 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply


Not mine, probably posted on SCF on the date noted :

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Posted 10/13/2010   12:01 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add rod222 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply

Port Tewfiq (sic) Port Said, etc
was a major temporary anchorage area on the Suez,
I came through there in 1957.

In a lot of cases postcards would have been purchased
on board, and taken off at Port Tewfik and Suez
for cancellation and sorting, to be delivered back on board for posting forward, or held for ship going in opposite direction.


Port of Suez / El Suez (Bur El Suweis) 2958N 3233E
The port of Suez is situated at the southern end of the
Suez Canal, forming the Northern Port of Suez Bay,
approx. 170km S of Port Said, and 120 km. East of Cairo.


The Suez bay is sheltered except from the South,
providing a waiting anchorage area for vessels.
The port consists of :


- Port Ibrahim, providing berths for general cargo
and passenger vessels;
- New Harbour, where facilities for tankers and
livestock vessels are situated.
- Port Tewfik is used to accommodate passenger
ships and vessels transiting the Suez Canal.


postcard of Port Tewfik 1917:
http://www.stamps-auction.com/pics/h1012.jpg


postcard cancelled at Port Tewfik 25 IV 01 (ie 25 Apr 1901) :
http://www.stamps-auction.com/pics/v0791.jpg


The center numeral is a Roman numeral,


However, there is no 30 February (see your example) 8*),
so the month must be III (March) , IV (April) or IX (September).


As you can see in my scan:
http://www.stamps-auction.com/pics/v0791.jpg ,
the V in IV has serifs on it. So, I would propose
that it is IV on your scan.


Thus the date would be "30 April 1905" .


Note 1: The eleven at the end of the date is not a date.
Notice that the Alexandria cancel has an X in the samw spot.
It could be the HOUR. II = 2 and X = 10.?

acknowledgement Blair rcsd.

Egyptian issues with port said


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Posted 10/13/2010   06:13 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add jubilee to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
That Port Said is mine rod, and happy to see it again. These are normal, commercial paquebot cancels.
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Posted 10/13/2010   06:18 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add jubilee to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Here's a nice Port Taufiq example.

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That's an interesting postcard Jubilee,
and adds another piece to the jigsaw of Port Taufiq.
One must assume the postcard was cancelled there,
and taken back on board, as the ship must have been going to
Australia, as she was to be "on the open sea after dinner"

Weird too, the "Ormuz" in 1925?

The Orient liner (or at least one of them) Ormuz, was renamed
in 1912. There must have been a later vessel with the same name.
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The Ormuz was originally a German ship called, wait for it, the Zeppelin. In 1920, it was handed over as war reparations and renamed the Ormuz. Ironically, it was sold to Norddeutscher Lloyd in 1927 and renamed the Dresden.

All this wonderful info can be found here http://www.theshipslist.com/ships/l.../orient.html
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Posted 10/13/2010   08:10 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add rod222 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Ah! brilliant. What a team :)
great link, that's one I'll be archiving.
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Posted 10/13/2010   08:15 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add jubilee to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
It's one I use more for genealogy than philately, but a great resource!
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Posted 10/13/2010   08:58 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add rod222 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply

Master P Read, was the Doctor's son,

Just check out Dad's most most beautiful home..."The Wurley" Wahroonga


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...for non Australians,

This beautiful home named "The Wurley" is a play on words

A Wurley.....definition
A humpy is a small, temporary shelter made from bark and tree branches, traditionally used by Australian Aborigines, with a standing tree usually used as the main support. ...
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