Egypt 1914 Definitives - Egyptian History (issue 1)

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  • Issue Date: 08 January 1914
  • Designed by: De la Rue
  • Watermark: Star & Crescent
  • Print Process: Typography
  • Sheet Format:
  • Stamp Size : 24.5mm x 20.5 mm (1m to 10m); 24mm x 30mm (20m to 200m)
  • Perforations: 14.0
  • Catalogue N°s: Yvert 44-55, SG 73-82
  • Similar Set was produced later by Harrison and Sons. For details Click on: Egypt 1921-1922 Definitives - Egyptian History (issue 2)

Sheet Stamps

  • Shades Exist
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Dhow, Felucca or Gyassa
Cleopatra IX
Palace Kasr Ras-el-Tin, Alexandria
Great Pyramids at Giza
Sphinx
Colissi of Memnon
Great Pylon - Temple of Karnak
Citadel of Cairo by Saladin
Abou-Simbel
Aswan Dam

Variety

Lower Right Stamp Missing 2 Dots in RH Panel at Top Cancelled at Cairo on 20th April 1908

Used stamps

  • Shades Exist
1m Sepia - DAWAWIN - Cairo
2m Green - Alexandria
3m Yellow Orange - Cairo
4m Vermilion - Alexandria
5m Carmine - Cairo Postmark
10m Carmine - Alexandria
20m Olive Green -Cairo Postmark
50m Lilac - Cairo Postmark
100m Black
200m Maroon - Cairo Postmark

Trial Printings

gummed paper, plate number, without watermark

1 M - Dhow on the Nile
2 M - Relief of Queen Cleopatra from the temple of Dendera (69 to 30 BC)
3 M - Ras-el-Tin-Palace in Alexandria
4 M - The Great Pyramids at Giza (c. 2560-2500 BC)
5 M - Sphinx at Giza (c. 2530 BC)
10 M - Memnons-Colossi, Thebes, western Nile River (c. 1380 BC)

Printers Presentation Sheet

De La Rue Printer's Presentation sheet

100 M - Great rock temple of Abu Simbel (c. 1250 BC)