Egypt 1879 Definitives - Sphinx and Pyramid (type 3)

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  • Issue Dates: 1st April 1879
  • Designed by:
  • Printer : De La Rue of London
  • Print Process: Typography
  • Sheet Format: 120 (2 panes of 60 - each 6 by 10)
  • Stamp Size : 25mm x 21mm
  • Perforations: 14. Imperf exists
  • Paper: Watermarked: Crescent and Star on Ordinary Paper.
  • Design (Slightly Changed) was used later on another definitive series. For Details Click on: Egypt 1888-1906 Sphinx & Pyramid - New Currency
  • NOTE: 40 Paras = 1 Piastre

Unused stamps

5 paras brown
10 paras lilac
20 paras blue
1 Piastre rose
2 Piastre orange
5 Piaste green

Used

5 paras - ALEXANDRIA 21st November 1887
10 paras - Port Said
20 paras with circle at ALEXANDRIA August 1881.
20 paras CAIRE (Cario) March 1886
1 Piastre - CAIRE (Cario) in January 1881
2 Piastre - CAIRE (Cario) 8th July 1882
5 Piastre - at CAIRE (Cario) 1884

Gutter Pairs

5 paras
1 piastre
2 piastres

Postal Stationary

20 paras
Postmarked Alexandria 7th January 1880