Friday, May 23, 2008

Summer's approaching

The lack of regular sun and calor in Paris is making me look at hot country's stamps.

This Egyptian stationery was sent to Paris in 1904. It is from the first part of the philatelic history of this country: the khedivian rule by Ismail Pacha and his descendants. This régime fell in 1914 when the United Kingdom imposed Pacha's second son, Husayn Kamil, as Sultan.

The most part of the first Egyptian stamps represented, from 1872 to 1913, the same landscape as this stationery: the pyramid of Cheops and the Sphinx.

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