Q96 September, 2011   Former member   20-para unrecorded variety

Foremer member ESC 380, who resigned in December on account of advancing years, reports that he is still collecting Egypt and recollects seeing in a stamp shop that closed before the First War an upper pane of the 5 para on 2 piastres surcharge with all stamps in excellent condition, and a very clear cleft in the pyramid in position No 1.

But his query is on the 20-para of the Second Issue, where he has spotted, on a used Type I (probably 1869 printing), a clear variety in a very crumpled frame line over the first Arabic word from the right in the bottom inscription.

This variety has not been catalogued or even recorded, he believes. Has anyone seen another one?





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