|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.