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Egypt Sphinx Issue With Strange Marking

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Posted 07/05/2017   4:42 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add area66 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I see those hats on Egypt stamps and Indonesia, is that hat have a name ???
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Posted 07/05/2017   4:56 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add rod222 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply

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I see those hats on Egypt stamps and Indonesia, is that hat have a name ???


Egypt : Fez?

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fez
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Posted 07/05/2017   6:24 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add GeoffHa to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I think the Malay term is 'songkok'. My memory is that Kemal tried to stamp out fez-wearing as part of his efforts to modernise and secularise Turkey.
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Posted 07/13/2017   6:02 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add rod222 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
24th August 1914
Paquebot (Packet Boat) Port Said.
T=Taxe auxilliary marking (no backstamp) no postage due?

Stationery paper : Sussex secretive.
Evidence of mounting by sellotape

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Posted 07/13/2017   9:44 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Laurie 02 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply

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Egypt : Since the very first issue until 1914 (48 years)
there was a pyramid on every stamp but 1!


The first Khedive issue had no Sphinx or Pyramid!

Nice cover, and pretty rare I believe!
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Posted 07/13/2017   11:59 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add rod222 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Thanks Lawrence,


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The first Khedive issue had no Sphinx or Pyramid!


Can we have a date or SG number please? not au fait with that naming convention.
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Posted 07/14/2017   03:58 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add 22crows to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
That would be Egypt SG 1-7, issued from Jan 1, 1866. They do not have a visible Sphinx or Pyramid. However, SG 1-3 and 5-7 have a Pyramid watermark. More about the first issue is in this thread. There are some dead links.

http://goscf.com/t/28983
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Posted 07/14/2017   04:22 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add rod222 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Nicely solved.
That would be the 1pi lilac -rose, I guess.


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SG 1-3 and 5-7 have a Pyramid watermark.

Therein lied the teaser.

Lawrence was correct then.
I think the original cartoon of the Pyramids, came from Mr. Monty Wedd. (Stamp Oddities)
Perhaps he missed that one
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Posted 07/14/2017   04:42 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add rod222 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply

Adhesive Stamps
The most Cosmopolitan Stamps.
Definitives of Egypt 1867

Designed by Frederick Hoff of Hirschberg in Silesia and Lithographed by the French printer, Victor Penasson, at Alexandria, they were inscribed in Arabic.

Later (1872) stamps were also inscribed in Italian, because the head of the Egyptian Postal Service at the time, was an Italian, Giacomo Muzzi.

The Guiness Book of Facts and Feats : James Mackay.
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Posted 07/14/2017   04:53 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add rod222 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply

The Khedives? on the Left, and the Pyramids on them RHS.

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Posted 07/14/2017   05:40 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Laurie 02 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply

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That would be Egypt SG 1-7, issued from Jan 1, 1866. They do not have a visible Sphinx or Pyramid. However, SG 1-3 and 5-7 have a Pyramid watermark. More about the first issue is in this thread. There are some dead links.


I bow in the presence of greatness, I forgot about the watermark!

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Posted 07/14/2017   05:44 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add rod222 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply

Hehehe.
Kudos goes to the Aussie, Monty Wedd.

Cannot locate his catalogue just yet. The Library is a veritable mess.


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Posted 07/14/2017   05:50 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Laurie 02 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply

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Designed by Frederick Hoff of Hirschberg in Silesia and Lithographed by the French printer, Victor Penasson, at Alexandria, they were inscribed in Arabic.


I like the first Penasson sphinx and pyramid design with the column and obelisk.

This is my small collection of them. I need the 5 Piastre or PE to complete this set however, it is proving elusive for me, both in price and condition!



Cheers
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Posted 07/14/2017   05:59 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add rod222 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply

Fabulous stamps Lawrence,
any schoolboy seeing those in my day, was filled with wonder.
Stuff of dreams.

I actually had thought the "Khedives" were perhaps the Pyramid and Sphinx
with "Khedive" inscriptions.
So I learnt something else today.

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Posted 09/29/2020   08:42 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add perf12 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Hello: Does anyone have the different characteristics of the 4 types of the sphinx & pyramid issue of 1867 ?
Sometimes I forget what I have;found the descriptions it in my archives..
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