The Napoleonic Post

During the French Campaign in Egypt, from July 1798 to September 1801, a full postal service was planned and put into effect, intended to enable the inhabitants of the country to correspond easily among themselves. (Order No. 2929) of the Commander in Chief, dated at Cairo the 15th Messidor of Year 6 = 2nd August 1798. This postal service gave rise to the first handstamped postal markings of Egypt.

The Post:
The Postal System
The Postal Markings
Example Covers

QC 94 June 1975
QC 147 November 1988
QC 188 March 1979
Die Brifmarke Philatelistche Fachzeitschrift Feb. 1999
An article by deceased member Kurt Wolfsbauer. Any member prepered to give us an Enlish translation.

EGYPT Stamps and Postal History:
II The Napoleonic Post
Update June 2008

The Dick Wilson Collection

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