Egypt 1888-1906 Sphinx & Pyramid - New Currency

From Stamps of the World
  • Currency Change 1000 milliemes = 100 piastres = £1 Egyptian
  • Issue Date: From 1st January 1888 to 1906 (See below stamps)
  • Designed by:
  • Printer: De la Rue of London
  • Print Process: Typography
  • Sheet Format: 120 (2 panes of 60 - 6 x 10)
  • Stamp Size : 24.5 x 20.5 mm
  • Perforations: 14
  • Watermark: Star and Crescent
  • Design (Slightly Changed) was used on an earlier definitive series. For Details Click on: Egypt 1879 Definitives - Sphinx and Pyramid (type 3)

Unused stamps

  • NOTE: All values were reprinted in 1902 with Chalk Surfaced Paper. 4m exists with Chalk Surfaced Paper Only. (see heading 1906 issue)
  • Shades Exist
1m Pale Brown (1.1.88)
1m Deep Brown
2m Blue Green (1.1.88)
2m Green
3m Maroon (1.1.92)
3m Yellow (1.8.93)
3m Orange Yellow
5m Rose Carmine (1.03.88)
5m Bright Rose
5m Aniline Rose
10p Mauve (1.1.89)
10p Aniline Mauve

Used stamps

1 m deep brown, used at HILWAN on the 1888 issue Mi36
1 m pale brown - ABBASIA (Caire)
2 m Green - CAIRO
3 m Orange Yellow - CAIRO on 11.12.1910
5 m Carmine at (EL) MAHALLA
10p Used at CAIRE (Cairo) in 1906

1906 issue

  • Printed on Chalk Surfaced Paper Only
  • Sheet Format: 240 (4 panes of 60 - 6 x 10)
  • The sky at left is white.
4m Vermilion unused
4m Orange-red used at PORT-SAID in 1912. Mi43

Gutter Pair

3m Yellow

Postal Cards and covers

5 m on Cairo (EG) local cover in 1893.
2 m pair on a card from PORT SAID to France in 1899

Postal Stationary

5m Unused