THE I n t e r p o s t a l  S e a l s OF EGYPT:1864-1892

TYPE IVa Interpostals  January 1868

Kehr describes the Type IVa seals as follow:

    Inscribed “POSTE YICE REALI EGIZIANE” in white letters on a background of cross-hatching around the top arch; and town name in coloured letters around bottom of the same arch-panel. The whole enclosed by a circular frame of thick, thin and thick lines and finally, around outside, a double-thick line measuring 39 mm in diameter. The Arabic inscription, "Busta Masrieh Mirieh" - which means Official Egyptian Mail - is arranged in three lines in the centre in coloured lettering on a background of fine vertical lines. Printed in black on tinted paper, except as noted.

    • The letter 0 in POSTE, is round.
    • The letter G in EGIZIANE, is shaped  more like a C

The 1915 O. May Catalog describes Type IVa issue in more detail below:

    Letter 0 is oval, and G poorly shaped, thus : " G " ; inscription is in thicker lettering, with less space between words : e.g., 1.5 mm. between " VICE " and " REALI ".

According to O. May, these seals were in circulation from 1869 to 1874 .

...Kehr records a total of 136 varieties in the type iv a seal, listed below with link to pictures from our collection

LINK TO PICTURE

KEHR CATALOG NUMBER

COLOR

VALUE (1984)

 

107

Alessandretta

on pearl-gray

£ 8.00

 

107a

"

on white

£ 8.00

 

107b

"

on purple

£12.00

 

107c

"

on greenish

£12.00

 

107d

"

on bluish

£12.00

 

108

Alessandria (name is 24mm long)

on lilac-rose

£ 4.00

 

108a

"

on white

£ 5.00

 

108b

" (26 mm)

on lilac-rose

£ 5.00

 

108c

" (26.5 mm )

on gray

£ 4.00

 

108d

" (24mm)

on gray

£ 5.00

 

109

Atfe

on bistre

£ 4.00

 

109a

"

on buff

£ 4.50

 

109b

"

on green

£ 5.00

 

109c

"

on magenta

£ 6.00

 

109d

"

on white

£ 8.00

 

109e

"

on dark blue

£10.00

 

110

Benha

on brown

£ 4.00

 

111

Bairouth

violet on white

£15.00

 

111a

"

violet on lilac

£15.00

 

111b

"

violet on greenish

£20.00

 

112

Bilbes

on blue

£ 4.00

 

113

Birket-el-Sab

on gray

£ 4.00

 

113a

"

on green

£ 5.00

 

113b

"

on purple

£10.00

 

114

Cairo (heavy letters ,20 mm long)

on red-brown

£ 4.00

 

114a

" (thin letters,16mm long )

on red-brown

£ 4.00

 

115

Cavalla

chocolate on white

£10.00

 

115a

"

chocolate on greenish

£12.00

 

115b

"

chocolate on rose

£15.00

 

116

Damanhour

on bistre

£ 4.00

 

117

Damiata

on pea green

£ 4.00

 

117a

"

on yellow-green

£ 4.00

 

117b

"

on dark green

£ 5.00

 

117c

"

on blue

£ 6.00

 

117d

"

on violet

£ 6.00

 

117e

"

on slate

£ 4.00

 

118

Dardanelli

on lemon-buff

£10.00

 

118a

"

on slate

£12.00

 

118b

"

on magenta

£15.00

 

118c

"

on green

£15.00

 

119

Desuk

on gray

£ 4.00

 

119a

"

on white

£ 4.50

 

119b

"

on blue

£ 6.00

 

119c

"

on purple

£ 7.50

 

119d

"

on lilac-rose

£ 7.50

 

120

El Gisr

on pink

£ 4.00

 

120a

"

gray on pink

£ 5.00

 

120b

"

on purple

£10.00

 

120c

"

on gray

£ 7.50

 

121

Embabe

on pale rose

£ 4.00

 

121a

"

on gray

£ 5.00

 

122

Galiub

on brown

£ 4.00

 

123

Galipoli

yellow-green on white

£10.00

 

123a

"

blue-green on white

£12.00

 

123b

"

yellow-green on lilac

£15.00

 

123c

"

yellow-green on greenish

£16.00

 

124

Ghisa

on gray

£ 4.00

 

124a

"

on blue-gray

£ 4.50

 

*124b

"

on pale green

-

 

124c

"

on magenta

£10.00

 

125

Ismailia

on blue

£ 4.00

 

126

Jaffa

blue on white

£50.00

 

127

Kafr-el-Dauar

on blue

£ 5.00

 

128

Kafr-el-Zayat

on magenta

£ 6.00

 

128a

"

on dark blue

£ 6.00

 

128b

"

on lilac-rose

£ 4.00

 

129

Kantara

on yellow

£ 4.00

 

129a

"

on buff

£ 4.00

 

129b

"

on rose

£ 5.00

 

129c

"

on green

£10.00

 

130

Kilometro 83

on pale yellow

£ 6.00

 

130a

"

on buff

£ 8.00

 

130b

"

on white

£10.00

 

130c

"

on blue

£12.00

 

130d

"

on pink

£15.00

 

131

Lagos

chestnut on white

£10.00

 

131a

"

chestnut on greenish

£12.00

 

131b

"

chestnut on rose

£12.00

 

131c

"

black on white

£20.00

 

*132

Latachia

rose on white

-

 

133

Magaga

on yellow

£ 4.00

 

*133a

"

on red

-

 

133b

"

on green

£ 5.00

 

133c

"

on brown

£ 5.00

 

133d

"

on white

£ 8.00

 

134

Mahalla

on brown

£ 5.00

 

134a

"

on orange

£4.00

 

134b

"

on buff

£ 6.00

 

134c

"

on green

E 7.50

 

134d

"

on magenta

£10.00

 

134e

"

on yellow

£ 6.00

 

135

Mahallet Roh

on bistre

£ 4.00

 

135a

"

on magenta

£10.00

 

136

Mansura

on gray white

£ 4.00

 

136a

"

on gray-brown

£ 4.50

 

136b

"

on pale blue

£ 7.50

 

137

Medinet el Faium

on gray-lilac

£ 5.00

 

137a

"

on gray-white

£ 6.00

 

138

Metelino

red on white

£10.00

 

138a

"

red on rose

£12.00

 

138b

"

red on greenish

£15.00

 

139

Minet-el-Gam

on bistre

£ 5.00

 

139a

"

on pale rose

£ 5.00

 

139b

"

on green

£ 6.00

 

139c

"

on yellow-buff

£ 6.00

 

140

Porto Said

on green

£ 4.00

 

140a

"

on pale blue

£ 4.50

 

140b

"

on bright blue

£ 5.00

 

140c

"

on gray

£ 5.00

 

140d

"

on purple

£10.00

 

141

Ramle

on bistre

£ 4.00

 

141a

"

on dark blue

£ 5.00

 

141b

"

on magenta

£10.00

 

142

Salonicco

red on white

£10.00

 

142a

"

red on greenish

£20.00

 

142b

"

red on azure

£20.00

 

143

Samanud

on rose-lilac

£ 4.00

 

143a

"

on gray-lilac

£ 5.00

 

144

Scibin-el-Anater

on blue

£ 5.00

 

145

Scio

lemon on white

£10.00

 

145a

"

lemon on azure

£15.00

 

146

Suez

on light blue

£ 4.00

 

147

Tanta

on deep blue

£ 4.00

 

147a

"

on dark blue

£ 5.00

 

148

Tenedos

orange on white

£ 8.00

 

148a

"

orange on greenish

£12.00

 

149

Took

on rose-lilac

£ 4.00

 

149a

"

on gray

£ 6.00

 

150

Uasta

on pale rose

£ 4.00

 

150a

"

on dark green

E 6.00

 

150b

"

on lilac-rose

£ 5.00

 

151

Volo

green on white

£10.00

 

151a

"

green on greenish

£12.00

 

151b

"

green on rose

£15.00

 

152

Zagazig

on yellow-green

£ 4.00

 

152a

"

on green

£ 5.00

 

152b

"

on pale blue

£ 6.00

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