Q50 December 2008   member 168

1866 First Issue Zopara

In the auction catalogue of Philangles dated 11 August 2008 there are quite a number of Egypt lots. The description of one lot had me puzzled, it reads "Lot 747 1866 First Issue Zopara compound perf VFU with red CDS SG 3d (ex SG) 50/55". Can any member enlighten me as to the meaning of the word "Zopara" I have not come across it before. I might add that I have looked in all the books that mention the First Issue and I have drawn a blank.





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