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Middle East/All : Suez Canal company stamps

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rrraphy
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11 Jul 2014
06:56:32pm

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Came into possession of 3 of the 4 Suez Canal Company stamps...most likely no genuine, but I got interested and found the following link: http://www.rjbw.net/SuezCanal.html

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""""THE SUEZ CANAL CO. carried mail between the two canal ports (Port Said and Suez) free until July 1868 when the company started charging for this service and issued stamps. These stamps were granted recognition by the French consulates at the two ports but not by the Egyptian Government, who suppressed them in October of the same year and took over the service.

The stamps are scarce to rare, but forgeries, of which at least 12 complete sets are known, are quite common. Furthermore, genuine stamps with forged or bogus cancellations are known to exist."""
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11 Jul 2014
07:56:19pm
re: Suez Canal company stamps

I have the set but I too doubt they are genuine. I was in quite a discussion years ago here on SOR with someone (not sure if he's still involved here) whose specialty is the Suez Canal.

Some day I'll pull mine out again and do some more research on them. They are rather nice though, aren't they?

Kelly

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28 Sep 2015
08:52:34pm

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re: Suez Canal company stamps

Check:

http://www.egyptstudycircle.org.uk/Stamps/suez.html

The best source for telling real stamps from counterfiet stamps of the Suez Canal Co is:

http://www.rjbw.net/suezcanal.html

rrr...

The funniest piece of worthless Suez Canal information you will come across is that The centerpiece of a new 2014 Egyptian stamp touting a new-and-improved Suez Canal is actually the Panama Canal. Check it out! Wonder what happened to the person who made the mistake? Come to think of it, maybe not worthless. Anyone knows if the stamps were withdrawn from circulation? (edited: they have..see picture with error and the replacement)

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