The French Post Offices in Egypt, Part 2 (1876-1931), by Pierre Louis Grech.
Following on from Part 1 (Before 1876), published in 2012, this second and final part continues from France’s entry into the UPU (1876) until the closure of the French P.O.s in Egypt in 1931.

Topics covered: the Sage “Peace & Commerce” design; the UPU rates; auxiliary postmarks used in Egypt (Après le Départ, Return to Sender, AR); Military and Campaign postmarks as well as later maritime and paquebot markings; the 1882 destruction of the French Post Office and consulate at Alexandria and the British occupation. The 20th century heralds the introduction of special stamps for Alexandrie and Port-Saïd (printing, essays, varieties): the local issues for the inauguration of de Lesseps’ statue, the Sage Overprints, the 1902 Redrawn French stamps. A detailed account of French Forces in Egypt during WWI, using French P.O. postmarks and services (Dardanelles, Red Cross, Base de Port-Saïd, the Palestine offensive, censorship). Port-Saïd used abroad (Abyssinia, Rouad, etc). The 1921 Millièmes surcharges, Local and from Paris, and subsequent issues including Sinking Fund. Taxed letters and Postage Dues, Postal Stationery, Registration. Closure of the P.O.s. An appendix surveys the known Ballons Montés to Egypt.

Soft-cover A4, fully illustrated in colour. 178 pages.
Price to ESC Members £45 (£55 to non-members) plus postage & packing:
UK £5 ; Europe £9 ; USA/ROW £13. Contact Peter Grech, care of