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British Forces in Egypt
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Lot 122

British Forces in Egypt, 1935 (Dec. 5), Crown Cancel #13 on cover from Cairo to Harpenden, England, reverse bearing 1pi green Letter Stamp (Scott #M7) with two black retta cancels, with black M.P.O. Cairo and red Crown Cancel on front; envelope opened and unfolded along bottom to show front and back, Very Fine, an excellent start for further research, an unrecorded usage of this Crown Cancel, as there is no record that it was ever assigned to Cairo (allocated originally to Abu Qir and transferred to Alexandria); further, this M.P.O. Cairo datestamp is unrecorded, with its measurements not matching any of the five known datestamps used 1932-39.
Estimate $300 - 400.
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Lot 123
British Forces in Egypt, 1932, Postal Seal, 1pi, imperf, red frame only (SG A1), positions 13-14, 17-18, left margin block of 4, pristine o.g., never hinged, margins well clear top, right and bottom; great color as to be expected, Very Fine, a stunning position piece multiple.
Scott M1. Nile Post BF1; $1,000 as four singles.
Estimate $600 - 800.
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Lot 124

British Forces in Egypt, 1933, Christmas Seal, 3m brown lake (SG A4), a trio of varieties: the first a top left margin block of four showing the non-constant variety in position 7 (blob on left "3"); the second a misperforated position 10 single; and the last being a full booklet pane of 20; blocks with margin perforation issues or portions of selvage missing (not affecting any of the stamps); pane of 20 with oblique misplaced perforations in selvage above position 5, foxing in selvage (only), plus an odd paper/gum separation on back of position 4 (invisible from the front), Fine to Very Fine++, a nice selection of specialized material; be sure to view.
Scott M4; $1,000 as singles. Nile Post BF4.
Estimate $400 - 600.
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Lot 125

British Forces in Egypt, Letter Stamp, 1935, Silver Jubilee overprint on 1pi ultramarine (SG A10), o.g., very lightly hinged, Fine to Very Fine.
Scott M9; $350.
SG £300 ($390).
Estimate $200 - 300.
Realized $300.
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