29 May 2008

Fujeira Set


This set has everything! I already covered a couple of the stamps in earlier posts but I have now obtained the full set of mint stamps and I thought I would share them with you.

So why did I say this set had everything? Well, first of all, these are really nice, big, colourful stamps which are always an asset to a collection even though they are actually of low value.

But then, in this single set, I also get the Ancient Egyptian theme and my three principal topics: Queen Nefertiti, the Nubian Monuments and the Egyptian Earlies. OK, I admit that last one is a bit of a cheat because it's only commemorating the centenary of the first stamp but still...

So now for the details:
  • SG 57 Bust of Queen Nefertiti
  • SG 58 Colossi of Abu Simbel
  • SG 59 Tutankhamun's Mask
  • SG 60 Sphinx of Giza
  • SG 61 Statues of Prince Rahotep and his wife Princess Nofret
  • SG 62 Ancient Church
  • SG 63 Colonnade of the Great Temple of Isis at Philae
  • SG 64 Nile Sphinxes
  • SG 65 Pyramids of Giza


  • SG MS66 Mini Souvenir Sheet showing SG 64 and 65 as well as the Penny Black and the first Egyptian Stamp

UNESCO Campaign - Mali


The Republic of Mali issue of 1964 for the UNESCO Campaign to save the Nubian monuments (SG81-2).

The stamps depict Cleopatra and Ptolemy at Kom-Ombo.

28 May 2008

UNESCO Campaign - Senegal


Airmail stamp issued by the Republic of Senegal in 1964 for the UNESCO Campaign to preserve the monuments of Nubia (SG 273).

UNESCO Campaign - Tunisia


This stamps depicts the gateway to the great temple at Philae. It was issued in 1964 in Tunisia for the UNESCO Campaign to save the monuments of Nubia (SG 594).

UNESCO Campaign - Algeria



These stamps were issued in Algeria in 1964 for the UNESCO Campaign to preserve the monuments of Nubia. The first one depicts a painting from Abu Simbel showing Ramses II on his war chariot (SG 435); the second shows the colossal statues of Ramses II (SG 436).

PROOF

24 May 2008

UNESCO/Nubian Monuments - Syria





Here are two sets from Syria I have recently tracked down.

The one at the top shows Ramses II on his war chariot and the colossi in Abu Simbel. They were issued in 1965 for the UNESCO Campaign to save the monuments of Nubia (SG 870-1).

The second set was issued in 1966, this time for the "Arab Week to Salvage the Nubia Monuments". Both stamps depict the statues of the Great Temple of Abu Simbel (SG 907-8).

1867 - Egypt's Second Issue - Wish List


This is the sixth and last stamp in the second issue, the 5pi Brown which is worth £300 in mint condition and £180 used (SG 16).

1867 - Egypt's Second Issue


This is the second stamp of the second issue, the 10pa Dull Lilac/Bright Mauve (SG 12).

21 May 2008

Nubian Monuments - Egypt


Egypt, 1978, SG 1338-9

Relief showing the coronation of Queen Nefertari and Statue of Ramses II, both Abu Simbel.

Champollion - France FDC



This is a nice silk cover from France issued on 14 October 1972 for the 150th Anniversary of the deciphering of hieroglyphics by Jean-Fran├žois Champollion. The stamp is SG 1978.





16 May 2008

UNESCO Campaign - Dominican Republic

Dominican Republic, 1964, SG 915-24

UNESCO Campaign - Egypt

With these two stamps, just arrived today, I have now completed the Egyptian series for the UNESCO Campaign to save the monuments of Nubia!!

Coincidentally, this is the 8th and last issue from 1966, depicting both the Great and the Small Rock Temples of Abu Simbel (SG 878-9).

UNESCO Campaign - Palestine

Palestine, 1963, SG 130-2

15 May 2008

Nubian Monuments - Guinea


These stamps were issued in 1966, overprinted "Centenaire du Timbre Caire 1966". They depict the submerged Nile sphinxes at Wadi es Sebua and a colossal statue of Queen Nefertari.
The original stamps were part of a set of 6 issued in 1964 for the UNESCO Campaign.
Were these two stamps the only ones reissued with an overprint in 1966? If you know, do add a comment :¬)

Egypt - Congres International - New Arrival



A set of 4 mint stamps issued in 1933 for the Congres International des Chemins de Fer, International Railway Congress, in Cairo (SG 189-92).

The stamps depict:
  • Stephenson Locomotive No1, 1852;
  • Stephenson Locomotive No41, 1859;
  • Nelson Reid Locomotive No68, 1862;
  • Steam Locomotive No787, 1932.

Egyptian Earlies - New Arrival


This stamp was issued in 1884. It is a Green 5pi stamp, depicting the sphinx and the great pyramid, surcharged with 20pa (SG 57a).
Because the surcharge is inverted, it makes this stamp much more valuable than if the surcharged was the correct way around.

13 May 2008

UNESCO Campaign - Congo

Received this morning, a very nice mint set from the Republic of Congo, issued in 1964, for the UNESCO Campaign to save the monuments of Nubia (Scott #CB1-3 ).

The stamps depict the Hathor Pillars within the small temple of Queen Nefertari at Abu Simbel.


UNESCO Campaign - Wish List


This Miniature Sheet issued in 1963 is unlisted in Stanley Gibbons but the stamps it shows are SG 224 and SG 225. These are the same as SG 159 and SG 160 issued in 1962 but they are overprinted with "Y.A.R 27.9.1962" - the date the Republic was proclaimed.

UNESCO Campaign - Yemen


This is a Yemen Royalist Civil War issue of the UNESCO Campaign stamp. Issued in 1962, they are imperforate and overprinted with "FREE YEMEN FIGHTS FOR GOD IMAM & COUNTRY" in English and in Arabic (SG R8-9).

11 May 2008

Queen Nefertiti - Berlin


I recently received this stamp from Germany (not this exact one - mine is VF used). It depicts the famous bust of Queen Nefertiti and was issued in 1989 in Berlin (SG B785).
According to Wikipedia, the Deutsche Bundespost Berlin - German Federal Mail of Berlin - was the governmental agency to provide mail and telecommunication services for West Berlin. It was in operation from 1949 until the reunification of Germany in 1990.

8 May 2008

UNESCO/Nubian Monuments - Egypt



These stamps, issued se-tenant, are part of a set of 6 issued to commemorate the 25th Anniversary of the United Nations in 1970. They depict the pylons of the Temple of Philae (SG1076-7) and the UN emblem (SG 1073).

UNESCO/Nubian Monuments - France


This stamp was issued by France in 1987 as part of a set of two stamps; one depicts the Temple of Philae; the other the Acropole of Athens in Greece (SG U39).

UNESCO Campaign - Ghana


This lovely colourful set of 5 stamps was issued by Ghana in 1963 for the UNESCO Campaign to save Nubian monuments (SG 319-23).

The stamps depict: the Great Temple of Ramses II at Abu Simbel; a colossal statue of Ramses II; rock painting; Queen Nefertari making an offering to the Gods; one of the Sphinx of Wadi es Sebua.

Nubian Monuments - Kuwait


This set of two stamps was issued by Kuwait in 1967 on the occasion of the Arab Week to Save the Monuments of Nubia (SG 359-60). The stamps show the colossal statues of Ramses II at Abu Simbel.

UNESCO Campaign - Kuwait



This set, depicting Ramses II on his war chariot, was issued by Kuwait in 1964 for the UNESCO Campaign to save Nubian monuments (SG 235-7).


Champollion - France

France, 1972, SG 1978.
Stamp commemorating the 150th Anniversary of Jean-Fran├žois Champollion deciphering hieroglyphics.

Nubian Monuments - France FDC


Another new addition; this First Day Cover from France, depicting Ramses II on his war chariot.

I already had the stamp (Yvert #1899) but really liked this cover: the left-hand panel shows the same image and is painted on silk.

UNESCO Campaign - Iraq


Just got these today: a nice mint set of three stamps from Iraq issued in 1966 for the UNESCO Campaign to save the monuments of Nubia (SG 723-5).

The two lower values show Queen Nefertari while the high value depicts the Temple of Ramses II at Abu Simbel.

7 May 2008

Nubian Monuments - Morocco


In 1966, Morocco commemorated the 20th Anniversary of the UNESCO by issuing this airmail stamp (SG 187) which shows a colossal statue of Ramses II.

Egypt - Congres International


These stamps were issued in 1937, in Egypt to commemorate the 15th Ophthalmological Congress in Cairo (SG 262-4).

They show Nekhbet, patron of Upper Egypt; Wadjat, the sacred eye of Horus; and Buto, the cobra goddess, patron of Lower Egypt.

Egypt - Congres International


This set was issued in 1926 by Egypt to commemorate the Congres International de Navigation in Cairo (SG 138-40). They depict a pharaonic ship from the Temple of Deir-el-Bahari.

Nubian Monuments - Italy



This is a nice mint set I received recently. It was issued by Italy in 1980 to commemorate "the good works of Italy around the world" and depicts the island of Philae (SG 1639-40).

UNESCO Campaign - Maldives


This is a lovely mint set from the Maldives, issued in 1965 for the UNESCO Campaign to save Nubian monuments (Scott #151-8). Four values depict Ramses II and the other four, Queen Nefertari.

Nubian Monuments - Lebanon


This is the second half of the set issued in 1962 (SG 760-1). Both stamps show a detail of the Isis of Kalabsha Temple.

Nubian Monuments - Lebanon



This is half a set issued by Lebanon in 1962. It shows a view of the Small Temple of Abu Simbel (SG758-9).

Egypt - Congres International


This set was issued in 1928 on the occasion of the Congres International de Medecine, International Medical Congress, and the Centenaire de la Faculte de Medecine, Centenary of the Cairo Medical Faculty (SG 176-7).

The first stamp depicts Imhotep, who is often considered the father of Egyptian medicine. The second stamp shows Mohammed Ali Pasha, who reformed Egypt in the 19th Century and set up the largest school in the country, for medical studies, in 1828.

Egypt - New Arrival


Just received today! A mint set of three stamps from Egypt, issued for the International Telecommunications Conference in Cairo (SG 269-71).

Each stamp depicts the Pyramids of Giza and one of the Colossus of Thebes.

6 May 2008

Egypt - Congres International


These stamps, issued in 1927 on the occasion of the Congres Statistique, Statistical Congress in Cairo, depict the royal scribe Amenhotep (SG 173-5).