Q81 July, 2010   member 384

This postmark from Asyut in July 1956 has me completely out of ideas. Above is "Asyut"; below is "Qissaria". What does this word mean?

Reply 1 July 2010 member 240

Qissaria (Arabic ) is probably best translated as "covered market" or "bazaar", so although I do not know where the covered market is in Asyut, it seems to have its own post office. Similar postmarks are known from Alexandria Fruit and Vegetable Market (in French) and from Luxor Tourist Market.

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