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Egypt - FIP DATA

Philatelic Society of Egypt
Abdel Khalek Saroit 16-P.O. Box 142
Phone: 0020 2 392 7540

Egypt -
The Suez canal was constructed in 1869. A 1879 revolt was put down by the British in 1882 and the country became a British protectorate in 1914. The country was declared independent in 1922. Postage stamps have been issued since 1866. We divide the stamps into the following groups:
Issues of 1866 to 1914 as a Turkish Suzerainty

Issues of 1915 to 1922 as a British Protectorate

Issues of 1922 to 1940 as an Independent Kingdom
Postal and dealer contacts:

Postal Organization Philatelic Office
Arab Republic of Egypt

and from Malte:

National Postal Organisation
Philatelic Office
Al-Ataba, CAIRO

Organisme national des postes
Mme Salwa Abbas Mohammad
Directrice du département des accords internationaux et des conférences
Téléphone (+20 2) 391 3727
Téléfax (+20 2) 391 4156
From the UPU
Egypt via the CIA:
Location: Northern Africa, bordering the Mediterranean Sea, between Libya and the Gaza Strip
Independence: 28 February 1922 (from UK)

Museums around the World - Egypt's Postal Musem
"... The first document indicating the use of post dates back to 2000 years BC. It is a will sent by a scribe to his son emphasising the importance of writing and the bright future of a scribe in government posts. ...
The museum is located at Al-Ataba Square in Central Cairo. Its area is 543 square meters and it has more than 1254 exhibits in its ten different sections which are: a historical section, a section for postal equipment, a third for stamps, a fourth for postal buildings, a fifth for transport, a sixth for costumes, a seventh for maps and statistics, an eighth for air mail, a ninth for conferences and lastly the tenth for foreign mail.- Site includes a link to "Information on Egyptian Post Day" - Jan. 1 each year.

Culture in Egypt

Egypt State Information Service

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