Egypt 1949-1952
 

 Egypt 1949 - 1952

  

1949 16th Agricultural and Industrial Exhibition, Cairo

Scott SG Date Notes Val M/U ( 2001)  
273

352

1949

1 m green
Reclining male figure symbolising River Nile

.10 / .60

274

353

1949

10 m violet

.15 / .60

275

354

1949

17 m red

.15 / 1.00

276

355

1949

22 m blue

.15 / .25

277

356

1949

30 m sepia
Protection of Industry and Agriculture by Army

.20 / .40

Scott no.s 278 and 279 are presentation sheets of the issues above

 

1949 Centenary of the Death of Mohammed Ali, Statesman and General
Mohammed Ali and Map

Scott SG Date Notes Val M/U ( 2001)  
280

358

1949

10 m green and brown

.15 / .55

 

1949 75th Anniversary of U.P.U
Globe

Scott SG Date Notes Val M/U ( 2001)  
281

359

1949

10 m violet

.65 / .40

282

360

1949

22 m red

.75 / .80

283

361

1949

30 m blue

.85 / .90

 

1949 Abolition of Mixed Courts
Scales of Justice

Scott SG Date Notes Val M/U ( 2001)  
284

362

1949

10 m green and deep green

.15 / .15

 
1950 Inauguration of Fuad I Desert Institute
Camels by waterhole

Scott SG Date Notes Val M/U ( 2001)  
285

363

1950

10 m brown and violet

.65 / 1.10


1950 25th Anniversary of Fuad I University
King Fuad University

Scott SG Date Notes Val M/U ( 2001)  
286

364

1950

22 m purple and green

.65 / 1.25

 

1950 75th Anniversary of the Royal Egyptian Geographical Society
Khedive Ismail and Globe

Scott SG Date Notes Val M/U ( 2001)  
287

365

1950

30 m purple and green

.70 / 2.00

 

1951 International Cotton Congress, Cairo
Girl and cotton

Scott SG Date Notes Val M/U ( 2001)  
290

366

1951

10 m green

.25 / .80

 

1951 Royal Wedding
King Farouk and Queen Narriman

Scott SG Date Notes Val M/U ( 2001)  
291

367

1951

10 m brown and green

1.25 / 2.25

 

1951 First Mediterranean Games, Alexandria

Scott SG Date Notes Val M/U ( 2001)  
292

369

1951

10 m brown
Triumphal arch

.85 / 1.25

293

370

1951

22 m green
Badge of Alexandria and map of Mediterranean

.85 / 1.75

294

371

1951

30 m blue and green
King Farouk and waves

.85 / 2.00

 

1952 Overprints

Overprints in Arabic, "King of Egypt and the Sudan, 16th October 1951"

A variety of previous definitives issues were overprinted, a combination of 1937, 1944 and 1947. Where I do not yet have a copy of the overprint I will show the original stamp in b&w.

Scott SG Date Notes Val M/U ( 2001)  

299

373

1952

1 m brown
(o/p SG291)

.60 / .70

300

374

1952

2 m red
(o/p SG292)

.20 / .20

301

375

1952

3 m brown
(o/p SG250)

.20 / 1.25

302

376

1952

4 m green
(o/p SG294)

.20 / .20

303

377

1952

6 m green
(o/p SG253)

.90 / 1.25

304

378

1952

10 m violet
(o/p SG296)

.30 / .10

305

379

1952

13 m red
(o/p SG297)

1.00 / 1.25

306

380

1952

15 m purple
(o/p SG298)

1.75 / 1.25

307

381

1952

17 m green
(o/p SG299)

1.25 / .20

308

382

1952

20 m violet
(o/p SG300)

1.00 / .20

309

383

1952

22 m blue
(o/p SG301)

2.00 / 2.25

310

384

1952

30 m green
(o/p SG340)

1.50 / .70

311

386

1952

40 m brown
(o/p SG341)

.50 / .15

312

387

1952

50 m blue
(o/p SG342)

1.10 / .20

313

388

1952

100 m purple
(o/p SG343)

2.00 / .35

314

389

1952

200 m violet
(o/p SG344)

9.75 / 1.60

315

390

1952

50 p brown and green (o/p SG345)

10.00 / 5.50

 

316

391

1952

E1 brown and blue (o/p SG346)

25.00 / 6.00

 

The 1947 Airmail stamps were similarly  overprinted - see the Airmail page

Scott SG Date Notes Val M/U ( 2001)  
C59 398 1952 20m blue (SG328) .35 / .15

 


1952 Abrogation of the Anglo-Egyptian Treaty of 1936
Inscribed "16th Oct. 1951"

Scott SG Date Notes Val M/U ( 2001)  
296

404

1952

10 m green
Egypt

.15 / 1.00

297

405

1952

22 m green and purple
King Farouk and map of the Nile

.35 / 1.10

298

406

1952

30 m green and brown
King Farouk and flag

.35 / 1.25

 

1952 Birth of Crown Prince Ahmed Fuad
Egyptian Flag

Scott SG Date Notes Val M/U ( 2001)  
317

408

1952

10 m green, yellow and blue

.25 / 1.25

 

1952 Revolution of 23rd July 1952
Inscribed "23 Juillet 1952"

Scott SG Date Notes Val M/U ( 2001)  
318

410

1952

4 m orange and green
Freedom, Hope and Peace

.20 / .25

319

411

1952

10 m brown and green
Allegory of Egyptian freedom

.20 / .80

320

412

1952

17 m brown and green
Map of Nile Valley, and Egyptian citizens

.75 / .90

321

413

1952

22 m green and brown
Rejoicing crowd and Egyptian flag

1.00 / .60

This is from Gibbons Stamp Monthly, April 2003

50 Years of the Republic of Egypt
Egypt Post has just sent us a complete folder of all the stamps issued during 2002 and whilst many reflect the country's glorious past under the Pharaohs, one souvenir sheet marks a more recent event in its history the fall of the House of Muhamet Ali and the establishment of the Republic.

Apart from its historical interest, the sheet will also be of interest to military thematic collectors and 'stamps on stamps' collectors.

The story behind the sheet really begins in 1936 when Farouk succeeded his father King Fuad I as King of Egypt. As the Prince was then under the age of 18 a Regency under Prince Mehmet Ali was established and Farouk did not assume full ruling powers until 29 July 1937.

Much was expected of the young King but unfortunately he disappointed. He was much criticised for failing to keep Egypt neutral in World War II and was regarded as a lackey of British imperialism. His military forces proved to be inefficient and lacking in preparation in the 1948 war, which saw the establishment of the Jewish state of Israel and his lifestyle, lived mainly in the casinos of Europe, all added up disquiet.

One commander in the 1948 war, Gamal Abdul Nasser, determined to restore Egypt's credibility and organised a clandestine group called the Free Officers and began planning a revolutionary overthrow of the Government. On 22 July 1952 the Free Officers realised that the King might be preparing a move against them and decided to strike and seize power the next morning. On 26 July King Farouk was forced to abdicate and sailed into exile in Italy, he died in Rome on 18 March 1965.

The 125p. souvenir sheet was issued on 23 July 2002 to mark the 50th anniversary of the founding of the Republic of Egypt and features reproductions of four stamps first issued on 23 November 1952 to celebrate the coup (SG410/13). The stamps represent 'freedom, hope and peace' (4m.), 'an allegory of Egyptian freedom' (10m.), a map of the Nile valley and citizens and a soldier (17m.) and rejoicing crowd and the Egyptian flag (22m.).

The sheet was designed by Saeid Abd El Aziz El Badrawy and printed in offset by Imprimeries de 1'Organisme National des Postes R A d'Egypte. Only 40, 000 were printed.