Sudan



Catalog: Drummond OS6

Date issued: Unknown, EKU March 26, 1969

Printing: Black

Perforation: Die cut

Inscription: Bilingual Arabic/English "SUDAN / FOUND / OPEN / OFFICIALLY / SECURED" with circle in center for postmark and thick outer frame line

Control Number: "Pmr. No. 29" at upper right inside frame line

Description: 1969 cover from "Military Forces Hospital" at Maadi, Egypt to a Post Office Box in unspecified town (note manuscript "without destination") in Sudan repaired at Khartoum with two black on white die cut official seals of Sudan. Seals postmarked "26 MAR 1969 / KHARTOUM / MAILS."

The only known on cover use of this seal to date.


Catalog: Drummond OS7

Date issued: Unknown, EKU 1957

Printing: Black

Perforation: Die cut

Inscription: Bilingual Arabic/English "SUDAN / FOUND / OPEN / OFFICIALLY / SECURED" with circle in center for postmark and thick outer frame line

Control Number: "Pmr. No. 29" at upper right inside frame line

Description: Mangled circa 1957 metered cover from Berlin, East Germany to Khartoum, repaired with five Sudanese official seals.

The design of this seal is very similar to Drummond OS6, but the text on the left side of this type is centered between the frame line and the circle rather than shifted towards the left as in the previous example.

This is also the only reported use to date of this seal.

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