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

Type VII-a  Interpostal Seals 1879-80

Type VII-a seals are rarer and more sought after by interpostal seal collectors than either types VII, VIII or VIII-a, this type differs from type VII in that the town names are inscribed in both Latin and Arabic letters on the circular frame of seal.

the word ‘Masrieh’ is inscribed in the center in Arabic letters below ‘POST KHEDIVIE’ in Arabic. ‘Masrieh’ is the Arabic word for ‘Egyptian’. Therefore these seals are inscribed in Arabic “Khedival Egyptian Post” Pronounced “..Bosta Khediwya Masrieh”. However, in French (Above center), the Inscription is “Poste Egyptiennes”, or Egyptian Post without any mention of the Khedival authority!!

Type VII-a seals supplemented type Vii Issues for a small number of mainly Sudanese and foreign offices.

Description:

cross­hatched lines in top of outer circular panel. Below, in a white panel, is the name of the town. In centre, in three lines is the Arabic, "Bustah Khadywiet Masrieh", in coloured letters against a background of fine vertical lines. Printed in vermilion on white, various shades. Size: 39 - 39-1/2 mm.

 

Type VII-a Kehr Catalog Numbers

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Kehr Cat No.

Town

Value (1984)

 

473

Adaref

£ 5.00

 

474

Chaka

£ 5.00

 

475

Dara

£ 7.00

 

476

El Abiad

£ 5.00

 

477

El Facher

£ 6.00

 

478

El Kalabat

£ 6.00

 

479

El Meslemieh

£ 7.00

 

480

Fachouda

£ 5.00

 

481

Fazoglou

£ 5.00

 

482

Hellouan

£ 5.00

 

483

Kalkal

£ 5.00

 

484

Khatatbe

£ 7.50

 

485

Sennar

£ 5.00

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