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

THE ALEXANDRIA SEALS

Types iii-b, iii-c, iv-b iv-c, v-e, vi, vi-a and vi-b

These were not ordinary Interpostals, but were used concurrently with those of Alexandria.

1867 - Kehr type IIIb

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Kehr Cat.

Color

Value (1984)

 

74

red on white

£ 4.00

 

74a

red on azure

£ 5.00

 

74b

red on rose

£10.00

1867 - Kehr type IIIc

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Kehr Cat.

Color

Value (1984)

 

75

red on white

£ 4.00

 

75a

red on azure

£ 7.00

 

75b

red on rose

£12.00

1868 - Kehr type IVb

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Kehr Cat.

Color

Value (1984)

 

153

red and green on white

 £7.00

 

153a

red & pale blue on white

 £10.00

 

153b

red and green on rose

 £12.00

 

153c

red and green on bluish

£12.00

 

153d

red and green on pink

£15.00

 

153e

red and green on greenish

£12.00

 

153f

red and green on azure

£15.00

1870 - Kehr type IVc

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Kehr Cat.

Color

Value (1984)

 

154

gold on white

£10.00

 

154a

gold on greenish

£12.00

 

154b

gold on blue

£15.00

 

154c

gold on rose

£15.00

1871 - Kehr type Ve

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Kehr Cat.

Color

Value (1984)

 

377

gold on white

£10.00

1872 - Kehr type VI

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Kehr Cat.

Color

Value (1984)

 

377A

Lake red on white

£3.00

 

377B

Deep blue on white

£3.00

 

377C

Sky blue on white

£4.00

 

377D

Indigo on buff

£4.00

 

377E

Indigo on bright blue

£6.00

 

*377F

Dark blue on lilac-rose

-

 

377G

Indigo on dark green

£4.00

 

377H

Indigo on dark brown

£6.00

 

377I

Red on rose

£6.00

 

377J

Indigo on orange

£4.00

1867 - Kehr type IIIb Triple-lined outer circle, around the inscription :"Poste Vice Reali Egiziane/Alessandria" and "Direzione/Generale " in the centre. Red (shades) or green.

1867 - Kehr type IIIc As above without "Alessandria". Same colours.

1868 - Kehr type IVb Same outer inscriptions as TYPE IV, with Star and Crescent in the centre surrounded by "Direzione Generale". Red with green centre.

1868 - Kehr type IVcInscribed "Direzione Generale Deller—Poste Egiziane •Alessandria*" in the frame, and same in Arabic in the centre. Star and C rescent in the middle. Gold on white.

1871 - Kehr type Ve Inscribed "Direzione Generale Delle Poste Khedeuie Egiziane *Alessandria*" (also in Arabic in centre, with Star and Crescent). Gold on white.

1872 - Kehr type VI Inscriptions as above, but periods in place of stars on each side of 'Alessandria'. Smaller format and embossed in several colours on coloured papers. Also gold on white.

This issue exists in two different printings using two different stones or ‘dies’:

Die A: The Arabic letter ‘h’ located directly below the letters HE of KHEDIVIE looks like the latin ‘e’ with two dots on its top.

In die B: This letter appears like the letter ‘o’ with two dots on its top.

1873 - Kehr type VIa

Inscribed "Poste Khedevie Egiziane. /Gabinetto DelDirettore Generale." Also in Arbic in centre, with small Star and Crescent. Even smaller format than TYPE VI. No town name is indicated. Embossed in red, rose, gray blue (only 25mm in diameter, dark blue and dark red on thick paper.

This issue exists in two printings or ‘dies’, die I and die II. Die I roman letters are close together with no clear separation between the words. In Die II, apparently a later printing, the words are clearly separated by spaces.

1873 - Kehr type VIa

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Kehr Cat.

Color

Value (1984)

 

378

Rose on white

£3.00

 

378A

Gray-blue on white *

£4.00

 

378B

Dark blue on white

£3.00

 

378C

Dark red on white

£4.00

* 378 A is 25 mm in diameter, the others are 28 mm.

1873 - Kehr type VIb As above but inscribed "Vice Direttore" (in place of `Direttore Generale'). Stars in place of periods between top and bottom inscriptions. Larger Star and Crescent.

1873 - Kehr type VIb

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Kehr Cat.

Color

Value (1984)

 

379

dark red on white

£1.00

 

379A

blue on white

£1.50

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