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

KEHR TYPE III INTERPOSTALS - ISSUED 1867

In his 1915 O. May Interpostal Seals Catalog, O. May described these seals as follows:

    Type III. (Jan. 1867). Inscribed as II. Larger size. No ornaments whatever on stamp: name of town in Roman, rest in sans-serif, type. Frame :— Triple outer and single inner lines, coloured impression on white. Size 382mm. (We believe he meant 38.2 mm)

In his catalog Kehr described type III as follows:

    Inscribed, “POSTE VICE REALI EGIZIANE” in arch across top of circular panel, surrounded by a thick, thin and thick line around the outer frame, and a single thiAk line around the inner frame. The town name is in an arch at the bottom of the same circular panel. In the centre, arranged in three lines, is the Turkish Arabic, POST, MSRY , MYRY. Coloured impression on white paper. 381 mm in diameter. We have no record, but evidence suggests that these were lithographed by V. Penassan, of Alexandria, since the paper and type differ from the previous issues, and this firm got the contract for the contemporary postage stamps of this year.

    Extensive study indicates that these were printed from stones containing six subjects.

    There are two distinct types of each Interpostal of this series :

    • Die A: Tiny tail of the lower stroke of the P of POSTE. Bottom bar of second E in EGIZIANE is broken. Bottom of second Y in MYRY is wavy.
    • Die B: No tail on P. Bottom of bar of E is perfect. Y is slightly curved, but not wavy.

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KEHR CATALOG NUMBER

COLOR

VALUE (1984)

 

39

Abuhomos

mauve

£3.50

 

39a

"

magenta

£4.00

 

39b

Abuhomus

Carmine

£5.00

abuhomus type iii 39

39c

"

brown

£3.50

abuhomus type iii 39

39d

"

deep brown

£4.00

Alessandria type iii 40

40

Alessandria

red-violet

£3.00

 

40a

"

dark rose

£4.00

Atfe type iii 41

41

Atfe

gray-blue

£3.50

Atfe type iii 41

41a

"

dark gray-blue

£4.00

Atfe type iii 41

41b

"

pale blue

£5.00

Benha type iii 42

42

Benha

gray

£4.00

 

42a

"

pale gray

£4.00

bilbes type iii 43

43

Bilbes

ochre-yellow

£4.00

BIRKET-EL-SAB type iii 44

44

Birket-el-Sab

deep green

£5.00

BIRKET-EL-SAAT type iii 44a

44a

Birket-el-Saat

green

£7.00

cairo type iii 45

45

Cairo

black-brown

£3.50

constantinopoli type iii 46

46

Constantinopoli

vermilion

£10.00

konstantinopoli type iii 46a

46a

Konstantinopoli

vermilion

£8.00

damanhour type iii 47a

47

Damanhour

green

£5.00

damanhour type iii 47a

47a

"

blue-green

£5.00

damiata type iii 48

48

Damiata

gray-blue

£4.00

damiata type iii 48

48a

"

dark blue

£4.00

 

48b

" (cut squ)

gray-blue

£15.00

 

48c

" " "

black on blue

£15.00

 

48d

" " "

black on pale blue

£15.00

 

48e

" " "

black on yellow

£15.00

 

48f

" " "

black on rose

£15.00

 

48g

" " "

black on violet

£15.00

Galiub type iii 50

50

Galiub

green

£4.00

Galiub type iii 50

50a

"

dark green

£4.00

gedda type iii 51

51

Gedda

blue-gray

£25.00

gedda type iii 51

51a

"

slate

£25.00

gedda type iii 51

51b

"

blue

£25.00

 

51c

Gfdda (error)

slate

£50.00

jsmailia type iii 52

52

Jsmailia

yellow-green

£5.00

jsmailia type iii 52

52a

Jsmilia

yellow-green

£5.00

jbafi-el-dauar type iii

53

Jbafi-el-Dauar

 deep yellow

£6.00

kafr-el-dauar type iii

53a

Kafr-el-Dauar

lemon

£7.00

 

54

Jbafi-Zajat

olive-yellow

£10.00

kafr-el-zayat 54a type iii

54a

Kafr-el-Zayat

olive-yellow

£6.00

 

54b

"

rose

£8.00

Mahalla type iii 55 55a and 55b

55

Mahalla

ochre-red

£5.00

Mahalla type iii 55 55a and 55b

55a

"

rose

£5.00

Mahalla type iii 55 55a and 55b

55b

"

cinnamon

£6.00

Mahallat Roh type iii 56

56

Mahallat Roh

magenta

£6.00

Mansura type iii 57

57

Mansura

lilac

£3.50

 

57a

"

gray

£4.00

 

58

Minet-el-Gamp

rose-brown

£6.00

minet-el-gamh type iii 58a

58a

Minet-el-Gamh

vermilion

£8.00

 

59

Porto Said

blue

£5.00

porto said 59a type iii

59a

"

ultramarine

£5.00

samanua 60a type iii

60

Samanua

gray

£4.00

samanua 60a type iii

60a

"

dark gray

£4.00

samanud type iii 60b

60b

Samanud

slate-green

£4.00

Samanud Type I 13

60c

"

gray

£4.00

scibin-el-anater type iii  61 and 61a

61

Scibin-el-Anater

brown-red

£6.00

scibin-el-anater type iii  61 and 61a

61a

"

cinnamon

£7.00

smirne type iii 62

62

Smirne

gray

£8.00

smirne type iii 62

62a

"

blue-gray

£10.00

suez type iii 63

63

Suez

yellow-green

£6.00

 

64

Tanta

lilac-rose

£5.00

 

65

Jeh-el-Barud

vermilion

£10.00

Teh-el-Barud type iii  65a

65a

Teh-el-Bar ud

vermilion

£6.00

 

65b

Tek-el-Barud

vermilion

£8.00

Took type iii 66

66

Took

brick red

£4.00

Jook type iii 66a

66a

Jook (error)

 pale rose

£12.00

zagazig type iii 67

67

Zagazig

turquoise

£4.00

Zefta Type III 68 68 a and 68 b

68

Zefta

olive

£4.00

Zefta Type III 68 68 a and 68 b

68a

"

gray-green

£5.00

Zefta Type III 68 68 a and 68 b

68b

"

dark green

£5.00

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