Denominations Milliemes(m), Piastres(p), Egyptian pound(L.E)
10m = 1p, 100p = 1L.E.

Definitive Stamps 1954 - 2002
First Republican issue
1953-56
Egypt's first Republican stamps of various designs. Eighteen values: 1m, 2m, 3m, 4m, 10m, 15m, 17m, 20m, 30m, 32m, 35m, 37m, 40m, 50m, 100m, 200m 500m and E1
Lower values redrawn
1954-55
Five lowest ("farmer") values redrawn in a similar design and 5m value added. Five values: 1m, 2m, 3m, 4m, 5m
Change of Design
1957-58
Different designs for the three low values, now inscribed EGYPT. Three values: 1m, 5m, 10m
UAR Egypt issue
Mar 15 1958
Issued to mark United Arab Republic (combining Syria and Egypt), inscribed Egypt UAR. Seven values: 1m, 2m, 3m, 4m, 5m, 10m and 35m

    
55m surcharge
Jan 20 1959
The 100m value of the First Republican issue overprinted with 55m and UAR in Arabic and English

    
UAR issue Aug 30 1959 The word Egypt was dropped, leaving UAR only. Seventeen values: 1m, 2m, 3m, 4m, 5m, 10m, 15m, 20m, 30m, 35m, 40m, 45m, 55m, 60m, 100m, 200m, 500m
UAR overprint
Feb 22 1960
The E1 value of the First Republican issue overprinted UAR in Arabic and English
New UAR
Aug 31 1961
Design and colour changes (single colours) with a new 10m design. Four values: 1m, 4m, 10m, 35m
New Pictorials
Jan 2 1964
Completely new designs. Fifteen values: 1m, 2m, 3m, 4m, 5m, 10m, 15m, 20m, 30m, 35m, 40m, 60m, 100m, 200m and 500m.
New Design and Value
Aug 12 1967
New designs in single colours. Two values: 10m, 55m
New sizes
Dec 27 1969
Last two values resized (20x25mm to 25x30m) and colours changed. Two values: 10m, 55m ???
Pictorials
May 1 1970
New pictorial issues all multicoloured. Seven values: 1m, 5m, 10m, 50m, 200m, 500m and E1.
Military stamp
Apr 15 1971
Single 10m stamp as a concessionary value for serving military personnel.
Nasser stamps
May 1 1971
Before his death Nasser had not appeared on any of the definitive stamps and very sparingly on commemoratives. Two stamps, values 20m and 55m, issued as definitives.
AR Egypt
Jan 1 1972 - 1976
Previous issues some with colour change and new designs all inscribed A.R. Egypt (Arab Republic of Egypt). Ten values: 1m(two colours), 5m(two designs and colour change of second design), 10m(two designs), 20m(two colours), 50m(two designs), 55m(two designs), 100m, 200m, 500m and E1.
Tourist set
Feb 27 1978
New issue based on aspects of Egypt. Fourteen values: 1m, 5m, 10m, 20m, 30m, 50m, 55m, 70m, 80m, 85m, 100m, 200m, 500m and E1. Some underwent colour changes
Pharaonic issue
Feb 27 1985 - 1986
New set based on Pharaonic aspects. Due to inflation all stamps now priced in piastres. Nine values: 1p, 2p, 3p, 5p, 8p, 11p, 15p, 20p and 35p
Arabesque issue
Oct 1 1989 - 1992
Seven values: 5p, 10p(two sizes), 20p(two sizes), 30p(two sizes), 50p, E1, E2.
Ancient heads issue
Feb 1 1993 - 1994
New set based on Pharaonic heads. Ten values: 5p, 10p, 15p, 20p, 25p, 30p, 55p, E1, E2, E5. Colour changes and some redesigns were introduced in 1994.
New heads
Feb 1 1997
Replacement ancient portraits issue but with English as well as Arabic for portrait title. Six values: 5p, 20p, 75p, E1, E2, E5.
Goddess Silakht June 23, 1999 - 2001 Designs using a similar portrait, two new values and one replacement. Three values: 10p, 25p and 30p.
Goddess Nofret Aug 25, 2000 Single design to pay basic internal postage rate: 20p.
New Pharaonic issue May 25, 2002 New Pharaonic issue of wall scenes, artefacts and monuments from the era. The Arabic for post (barid) dropped from the designs and piastres now indicated PT instead of P Ten values: 10p, 25p, 30p, 50p, E1, 110p, 125p, 150p, 225p and E5.
Note that the various stamp catalogues arrange the stamp "sets" differently from the above on account of the often piecemeal way in which they were issued. They are presented here for general guidance only, without implying that this is how they must be ordered into defined "sets". From 1990 onwards, the picture is quite confused, added to which is the further confusion that the "Ancient Heads" grouping, issued from February 1, 1993, also contains air mail stamps which have in Egyptian Philately traditionally been treated separately, a tradition probably started by the Zehri catalogue.


Early Definitives

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