Egypt


Catalog: Drummond OS10, Feltus 8

Date issued: 1931, EKU August 21, 1934

Printing: Black on off-white, thin paper

Perforation: 10

Inscription: Bilingual French/Arabic "EGYPTE / TROUVÉE / OUVERTE / OU / DÉCHIRÉE / ET / RÉPARÉE / D'OFFICE"

Control Number: None

Description: 1934 cover from Abu Zenima, Egypt to Ibrahimia Ramleh, Egypt with three halves of 8th design Egyptian official seals used to seal backflap. Likely sent improperly sealed. Labels tied by "IBRAHIMIA RAMLEH (REGISTRATION) 22. AU. 34." datestamps.


Catalog: Drummond OS10, Feltus 8

Date issued: 1931, EKU August 21, 1934

Printing: Black on off-white, thin paper

Perforation: 10

Inscription: Bilingual French/Arabic "EGYPTE / TROUVÉE / OUVERTE / OU / DÉCHIRÉE / ET / RÉPARÉE / D'OFFICE"

Control Number: None

Description: 1950 envelope franked with Indian stamps from Suez, Egypt to Bloomfield, CT recovered from TWA crash of the "Star of Maryland" in the desert near Cairo. Repaired at left and bottom with two horizontal pairs of 8th design Egyptian seals, all tied by Aeroport Farouk datestamps of September 6th. French "BUREAU DE POSTES / AEROPORT FAROUK / Le retard et l'etat de l'objet / sont du a l'accident survenu a / l'avion le 31-8-50." ("POST OFFICE AIRPORT FAROUK The delay and the state of the object are caused by an airplane accident which occurred on 31 August, 1950") accident label affixed on reverse.

A fairly scarce "crash" cover.

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