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|"1035 Caire -- Native Street"
including a few people & a donkey, sepia-tone post card from Lehnert & Landrock,
very late usage at Cairo Illinois, mild corner wear. $3.25 e
"1072 Egypt - Boating during Inundation" showing a small boat loaded with 4 people, unused sepia-tone postcard, tiny speckles throughout both sides may simply be a fancy paper, minor wear at one corner. $2.75 e
"1173 Cairo - Interior of the Mosque Azhar" including many people grouped into classes, unused sepia-tone post card, Lehnert & Landrock copyright, mild wear at one corner. $3.50 ei
"1330 // C M V 'ALCYONE' / ... // Port of DAMIETTA / EGYPT" photograph on Kodak paper showing the cargo ship Fully loaded alongside a dock, continental size but slightly reduced in the sky by a scissors trim that could easily be straightened. The name of the port is sometimes seen as Damiata or Domyat. In early 1942, this ship evacuated civilians from Antigua to the United States; while on such duty for the Naval Transportation Service she survived German submarine attacks. Later in the war, she was attacked by air off Scoglitti Sicily, and participated in the invasion of Makin Island (Gilbert Islands). In total this storied ship earned eight (!) battle stars for service as a merchant vessel. Truly rare. $25.00 es(m)gsa
"1547 Assuan type of the Bisharin Race" showing a young woman standing with a staff, sepia-tone post card fro Lehnert & Landrock, minor corner wear & rounding, very late usage at Weare New Hampshire (2 different cancels). $3.25 e
"17 - THE WORKERS AND CHILDREN AT MISSION HOME AT SENNOURES EGYPT W.R.S." unused circa-1911 sepia-tone real photo postcard with some focus problems in the foreground, small bottom corner crease, light toning both sides. Our date is from a mention in 'The Southern Democrat, 1908 - 1914' of a Baptist missionary's death there from smallpox. Rare: we found no other offers, recorded sales, or exhibits when we searched the Internet. $17.00 er
"19 PORT-SAID. -- Steamer in the Harbor. -- LL." black-and-white, actually showing 2 steamers prominently (both steamers with masts), Postcard with green back. Good, crisp & interesting image with natives in small boats going out to service the ships. City is not emphasized, but some of the waterfront shows at the left. $5.00 *
"2 MEMPHIS. -- Colossal Statue of Ramses. -- LL." including a stairway made by archaeologists near its head, post card with green back, unused, tiny nick in one edge, internal crease about 1-inch. Sold but front side still available for scholarly study & research as an enlarged (about 771% of original print area) & enhanced 200-dpi scan in .jpg format. $2.00 a(e)e
"338 EGYPTE. -- Marchand de curiosités / Comptoir Philatélique d'Egypte. -- Alexandrie" showing a vendor of curiosities / oddities (such as a large animal skull), postcard with undivided back, unused, album marks at front corners, wear at one corner shows on back. The localization to Alexandria is uncommon for street vendor postcards generally. Sold but front side still available for scholarly study & research as an enlarged (about 771% of original print area) & enhanced 200-dpi scan in .jpg format. $2.00 ep
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"36- / GOVERNMENT PARK, FAYOUM, EGYPT." with 5 people, 4 of which are seated on a park bench; unused sepia-tone Azo (triangles up) real photo postcard with good focus & contrast, minor corner wear, light toning near the back edges. Rare: when we searched the Internet no other offers, recorded sales, or exhibits were found. $13.00 e
"37. BOATS ON THE NILE, EGYPT" unused color postcard in vertical formal, faint corner crease mostly in caption area, trivial wear at 2 corners, paper starting to yellow evenly with age. $2.00 e
"59. Cairo - The Citadel" unused hand-tinted (and, hence, unique) real photo postcard, slightly longer than regular size, copyright by Lehnert & Landrock, some oxidation showing age, minor corner & edge wear. A beautiful postcard. $4.00 eh
"77 EGYPTIAN TYPES AND SCENES. -- Bisharins Assuan in Fighting Action. -- LL." showing 2 swordsmen with shields, unused postcard with green back, caption of back printed in French, good edges. The Bisharin are a nomadic tribe now inhabiting the Bayuda desert near the Sudan. Rare. $25.00 ei
"93 CAIRO. -- Kasr-el-Nil Bridge" including a lot of pedestrian & horse-drawn traffic, color post card from Lévy Fils et Cie booklet, very late usage at Newtonville Massachusetts, noticeable cancel ink in sky. $1.75 e
"96 EGYPTIAN TYPES AND SCENES. -- Cabbage Seller. -- LL." showing a man with his loaded donkey, caption in French on the back is less specific (just indicates vegetables), postcard with tiny corner creases, light speckles of toning on the back, front color is fresh & appealing. $8.50 ep
"A GROUP OF DONKEY BOYS. RAILWAY STATION, CAIRO." unused Tuck Oilette Postcard 9021, printed in England, light album marks at the front corners. Sold but still available for scholarly study & research as an enlarged (about 771% of original print area) & enhanced 200-dpi scan in .jpg format. $2.00 eta
"Alexandria Cherif Pacha Street" including autos & pedestrians, copyrighted black & white post card with very late usage at New Alexandria Pennsylvania, mild corner wear & rounding. $3.00 e
"Alexandria. Fort Napoleon." showing shops with awnings & a wagon, black & white postcard in vertical format, Lehnert & Landrock 117, copyrighted, ink smear & other light toning on back, light toning on front, corner wear & rounding, very late usage at Alexandria Alabama. $2.00 e
"ASSOUAN / Carl Neufeld, / le prisonnier du Mahdi" showing him with a monkey on a balcony in the Anglo-Egyptian Sudan, circa 1910 - 1912; unused postcard numbered 64 on its divided back, tiny left bottom corner crease, light toning along 2 back edges. During his imprisonment & exploitation by the Sudanese religious leader Muhammad Ahmad bin Abd Allah (the Mahdi or 'guided one'), he wore about 60 pounds of chains at all times. So this image is obviously after he had been freed, when he was staying at Aswan with his sister during the time we quote here. Someday we have no doubt his adventures (and misadventures!) will make an interesting movie. SALE IN PROGRESS spge#
"Assouan, Cataract Hotel. / ASSOUAN." circa-1905 unused multiview carte postale with undivided back, light album marks at the corners, minor corner rounding. The name of the city is also spelled Assuan & Aswan. $7.00 em
"BEDOUINS HUT" actually a tent, color postcard with writing on back, extraneous writing on back, soft corners. $4.25 e&
"Bicharis huts near Assuan" post card from Lichtenstern & Harari, very late usage in the United States, corner & edge wear. The Bisharin nomads roam principally in the Nubian Desert in Sudan, sometimes going into southern Egypt. A small ethnic group that is not often seen on postcards. $12.00 ei
"BICHARIS / HUTS NEAR ASSOUAN" including a group of 5 children, unused carte postale with undivided back & good edges. The Bisharin nomads roam principally in the Nubian Desert in Sudan, sometimes going into southern Egypt. A small ethnic group that is not often seen on postcards. $12.00 ei~
"Boat from King Tutan- / kham's tomb (1400 B.C.)" including 3 female onlookers in a museum setting, well done home-made (and, hence, unique) post card mailed 1964 at Hannibal New York. $2.00 em
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"BORD DU NIL." showing small riverboats on the palm-lined banks of the Nile, unused color carte postale from Lichtenstern & Harari (their number 197 on back), mild corner wear & rounding, light toning on back especially near the top edge. $4.00 es(r)
"CAIRO - Arab manifestation." showing a large group of people parading with many flags & banners, unused sepia-tone postcard from L. Scortzis et Co. (their number 318), paper browned evenly with age, not as tall as most regular postcards, but as wide. $5.00 ep
"Cairo, Egypt / 4-5-66" showing auto traffic & a cart with large wheels on a road, Kodak real photograph in color, photographer's annotation on back. Slightly longer than a regular-size postcard. $2.00 e
"CAIRO - General view and Sultan Hassan Mosque." black & white with brown caption, from Serie 627 of The Cairo Postcard Trust, a little writing on the back, lightly toned back, mild corner wear & rounding. $2.00 e
"Cairo - Interior of the Mosque Mohamed Ali." real photo post-card with wonderful composition, contrast, tonal range & focus doing justice to its beauty & grandeur; copyright by Lehnert & Landrock Succ., slight oxidation, trivial corner wear. Teach a photography class with it. $4.75 i(c)e
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"CAIRO - On the Cank(sic) of the Nile" with some masted ships & palms in the foreground, black & white postcard from L. Scortzis & Co., a little writing in the stamp box, back lightly toned, minor wear to the bottom corners. $2.00 e
"CAIRO -- Sakieh near the Ghizeh Pyramids" signed art (J. A. Midiaila?) color on pebbled stock, unused, Cairo Postcard Trust Serie 635 21, light toning on back. $2.50
"CAIRO. SHARIA KAMEL" including several horse-drawn vehicles, post card, writing on back, extraneous writing on back dates to 1909, trivial wear at the bottom corners. Shown. $4.50 e. Another example, no writing but 2 small creases at the same lower corner. $3.75 e
"CAIRO. STREET SCENE" including food vendors, one with a 4-wheeled cart; unused Tuck Oilette Postcard 7440, minor corner rounding, toned back. $3.75 et
"CAIRO -- Sunset on the Ghizeh Pyramids" signed art (J. A. Midiaila?), Serie 635 / 4 from the Cairo Postcard Trust, unused, light toning on back. $2.50
"Camel driver at the site / of the Sphingx(sic) an(sic) the pyra- / mid of Khufru. Egypt" home-made (and, hence, unique) post card mailed 1962 from Fillmore Missouri, trivial wear at 2 corners, light spot of toning on back. $1.75 ep
"CARAVANE OF BEDOUINS" showing a loaded camel & 2 natives, color Egyptian postcard with undivided back, writing on back dates to 1909, faint album marks at the front corners. $6.50 e
"CE CAIRE, RUE AU QUARTIER ARRABLE" including a water wagon & a man with donkey, unused color postcard in vertical format from Lichtenstern & Harari (their number 135), back toned, mild corner wear. $3.00 e
"CHADOUFS DE / LA HAUTE EGYPTE / 435 Lichtenstern & Harari, Commission-Agents, Cairo." showing workers raising water from a well; post card with brown caption, unused, undivided back, couple light fingerprint smudges in the front border, good edges. The device is sometimes written shadoof. $7.00 e~
"CULTIVATEUR DAN LA HAUTE EGYPTE" showing a farmer plowing land with the aid of a camel & cow hitched together, carte postale, unused, the Cairo Postcard Trust No. 202, minor corner & edge wear. $4.75 ea
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"Das Katharinenkloster am Sinai. St. Catherine's Cloister by Mount Sinai. / ..." color post card with signed Perlberg art, pertinent information writing on back, toned back, light edge wear. $3.00
"D. J. L. - N. 329 - Le Port de PORT-SAID." including several old oceanic ships (steam but 0still masted); carte postale in color, very late usage at Piedmont Oklahoma, light toning both sides, plus several dark speckles of toning noticeable in the front water, minor corner rounding. $3.50 e
"Edfou. / 193 Lichtenstein & Harari, Commissions-Agents, Cairo." showing the Ptolemaic Temple of Horus, in its remarkable state of preservation; unused carte postale with undivided back, fairly fresh with good edges. The spelling is sometimes seen as Idfu. Seen elsewhere offered as high as 8 Euros, but we need only $5.00 ea
"EGYPTE" black & white view of a native well with some people & animals nearby, bordered in yellow & white; unused carte postale from Serie No. 17 from The Cairo Postcard Trust, faint album marks at the corners, a tiny bottom corner bend. $1.75 e
"Egypte / Au bord du Nil LL." showing natives with their sheep near the banks of the Nile at high water; color view within an embossed border, 4 pinholes close well at the top, 2 corners with small creases, 2 small areas of toning in the bottom front border. $1.50 e
"EGYPT - Caravan in the desert." including 3 Arabs & 4 camels, unused black & white post card numbered 217 on back. $3.75 e
"Egypt -- Eventide in the desert" showing a man on a camel with another camel behind, real photo postcard copyrighted by Lahnert & Landrock. good edges. $2.50 ead
"EGYPT - Sailing boats on the Nile" at night, unused color post card numbered 204 on back, tiny pinholes at the corners close well, corner & edge wear is mild. $4.00 es(r)
"EGYPTE: Village de Ghiséh" undivided back post card, No. 30 from Fritz Schueller, mailed to Ohio, stamp removed, corner wear & rounding, toned back, lightly toned front, 2 tiny ink spots in right margin of front. $5.50 e
"FÊTE DU TAPIS SACRÉ" unused color postcard in vertical format, Lichtenstern & Harari No. 19, album impressions & light marks at corners, dark toning at upper left front corner. $4.50 e
"Groupe de baudets." meaning group of donkeys, postcard with undivided back mailed to England 1906 and forwarded there, stamp removed, 2 small bottom corner creases, other corners with trivial wear. Perhaps we are reading too much into the caption, but it sounds condescending to us. $4.00 ea(d) NEW / UUSI / NÝR
"GROUP / OF BICHARIS // No. 578 (Registered) Lichtenstern & Harari, Cairo" unused black & white postcard with undivided back, fingerprint smudge at upper left front corner (in sky), good edges. The Bisharin nomads roam principally in the Nubian Desert in Sudan, sometimes going into southern Egypt. A small ethnic group that is not often seen on postcards. $12.00 ei
"Heliopolis The Palace Hotel" showing the interior of its dining area in use circa 1920, real photo with glossy finish, Gevaey published, good edges. Built in 1908-1910, this hotel was once the most luxurious in Africa, and its architecture is still studied. Postcard sold. Still available for scholarly study & research as an enlarged (about 277% of original area) & enhanced 120-dpi scan in .jpg format. $1.75 eai
"Isis Temple on Philae island" black & white with red-orange caption, mailed 1904 from Luxor to Ohio (cancel & arrival marks clear), part cancel on front, 2 corner creases, mild yellowing of the paper with age, small ink smear on front. Post card sold. Still available for scholarly study & research as a full-size & enhanced 72-dpi scan in .jpg format. $1.50 ea(e)
"Karnak -- Intérieur du temple / No. 581 Vegnios & Zachos ..." unused black & white carte postale in vertical format, tiny corner crease, back toning possibly from the printing process itself. $3.00 a(e)e
KARNAK -- Pylon of Khonsu Temple." sepia-tone real photo carte postale from Mohamed Aboudi in Luxor, slight oxidation, very late usage at Croft Kansas, slight curl to the paper, small spot of toning in the front sky. The ancient Egyptian god's name is sometimes spelled Chonsu or Khensu. $3.75 a(e)e
"KARNAK -- The Granite Shrine" sepia-tone real post card from Mohamed Aboudi in Luxor, dark image with slight oxidation, very late usage at Manuelito New Mexico, slight curl to the paper, small chip out of one corner, other corners with minor wear & rounding. $3.00 a(e)e
"Le Caire / 328 Lichtenstern & Harari, Commissions-Agents, Cairo" showing many Arabs seated in a courtyard, black & white post card with undivided back, unused, small bend at one corner, lightly toned front. $6.50
"Le Caire / Charrette / transportant / des femmes arabes / 5977 G. H. 30" showing many Arab women sharing a ride on a mule-cart, unused carte postale with undivided back, trivial wear to one bottom corner. Sold but front still available for scholarly study & research as a full-size & enhanced 72-dpi scan in .jpg format. $1.50 eu
"Le Caire / Cour de la mosquée Mohammed-Ali" unused carte postale with undivided back, light but extensive toning on back from over-inking in the printing process itself, small bottom corner crease, the other corners with minor rounding. Surprisingly hard to find, except as a reprint; ours is the original however. $5.75 e
"LE CAIRE, LA ROUTE AUX PYRAMIDES" unused color carte postale from Serie No. 6 of The Cairo Postcard Trust (their number 4423 on back), good edges. $5.00 e
"Le Caire. / L'Université / 710" showing many male students outdoors in a courtyard, unused post card with undivided back. This is the Egyptian University in Cairo; Cairo University, its successor, was founded in 1908. $7.00 ec(e)~
"LE CAIRE, RUE AU QUARTIER ARABE" an unposed street scene with Arabs, animals & a cart; unused color carte postale from Serie No. 6 of The Cairo Postcard Trust (their number 4423 on back), trivial corner wear. $4.75 ea
"LE CAIRE, TOMBEAUX DES KHALIFS" unused color carte postale from Serie No. 6 of The Cairo Postcard Trust (number 4423 on back), tiny nick otherwise good edges. $4.75 ec
"Le Caire -- Tombeaux des Mamelouks / No.558 Vegnios & Zachos. Cairo & Luxor" carte postale with undivided back sent at the imprimee rate to Auburn New York, stamp removed, long crease from the top center edge, upper corner crease, a few specks of cancel ink in the front sky. As is. $1.25 ec
"LE CAIRE, VUE GÉNÉRALE" unused color carte postale from Serie No. 6 of The Cairo Postcard Trust (number 4423 on back), good edges. $5.00 e
"Luxor, Egypt / 4-7-66 / Local transportation / to ruins of Karnak / Green grass is the fuel." Kodak real photo in color, photographer's notes on the back. A little longer than a regular-size postcard. $2.50 e
"Luxor, Egypt / 4-8-66 / Sun-rise looking across Nile / River to 'Valley of the Kings'" seen through steamboat smoke. Kodak real photo in color, photographer's notes on the back. A little longer than a regular-size postcard, small corner crease tangential to image. $2.50 e
"Lewis E. Glenn, Mrs. Viola L. Glenn / Fayoum, Egypt / North Africa // Princes shall come out of Egypt: Ethiopia shall soon / stretch out her hands unto God. - Psa. 68:31" also giving an Indianapolis Indiana address for these missionaries, unused postcard on pinkish stock with undivided back, tiny bottom corner crease, other corner wear is trivial. Rare: no other offers, past sales, or exhibits were found when we searched the Internet. A pamphlet on 'Mohammedan Women', authored by the Reverend Glenn in 1909, is in the collection of the Columbia University Library. $17.00 eg(g)r
"LUXOR TEMPLE -- The Sacred Offering." real photo post card with matte finish & slight oxidation, very late usage at Lickingville Pennsylvania, small but noticeable ding in bottom edge (not into image). $2.00 ea(e)
"LUXOR TEMPLE -- View of the Columns." real photo postcard with matte finish & slight oxidation, very late usage at Saddlestring Wyoming, faint small corner crease, a few speckles of cancel ink in the upper left sky, short vertical mark mostly within the top front border. $3.00 a(e)e
"Marques & Fiorillo, photographers & editors, Assuan. Island of Philae. II. Pilone." unused black & white carte postale with undivided back & red captions. Now relocated due to a UNESCO project to save it from flooding. $5.00 eua~
"Memphis - Head of the Statue of Rameses II / 177" with donkeys in the foreground for scale, penciled message on back from visitor who rode on the donkeys for 12 miles, noticeable paper adherences along & mostly inside 2 front borders. $2.75 ea(e)
"Memphis - The Colossal Statue of Rameses II (Detail) / 178" with a boy crouched beside it for scale, unused real photo postcard, some oxidation due to age. $4.00 a(e)e
MISRAIR, S. A. E.. Continental black-and-white photo showing its Antonov AN-24 (SU-AOC) ready to board on a rainy day, good focus, but contrast is low & image is dark. Later, when flying for United Arab Airlines on March 14 1970, it was forced to land at Cairo, where the hull was lost without fatalities. Rare. $7.50 ae
"m.s. 'NEDFREEZER' / Entering Harbour / of Port Saïd / Egypt" color with rounded corners as printed, caption from ship handstamp & writing on back, stress marks internally. Built in 1983 for Company Nedfreezer ms in Rotterdam, its name was changed to Medemsand in 1992. Rare: the only image of it we have ever seen in anyone's stock. $10.00 nes(o)
"N. 13 - PORT SAID - Vue de l'entrée du canal avec le bureau de la compagnie." black & white postcard with good contrast & red caption, published by Ephtimios Frères there, unused & fresh except for one corner weakened by crease. $5.50 *
"NEGRESSE AVEC ENFANT / COPYRIGHT L. & H. CAIRO" showing a black woman standing with her baby in her arms, color carte postale, very late usage at Felch Michigan, minor corner & edge wear. $4.50 nb
"No. 118 'Felukas' sailing on the Nile at sunset." unused postcard reproducing signed Bishai art, paper yellowing evenly with age. Sold but still available for scholarly study & research as an enlarged (about 771% of original print area) & enhanced 200-dpi scan in .jpg format. $2.00 a(b)e
"No. 12. - The Pyramids and Nile at Moonlight" with signed Vassiliou art, unused post card in excellent condition. Sold but still available for scholarly study & research as an enlarged (about 771% of original print area) & enhanced 200-dpi scan in .jpg format. $2.00 em
"No. 3525 / Aegypten. No. 6" with signed Perlberg art showing an Arabs praying at their encampment near 2 monuments; Postkarte with name Mrs. Amanda McKoy written on the back, 1902 date partially erased in the front message area, minor corner rounding, vivid colors. $4.00 ea
"No. 58 Giza - The Great Sphinx and Kheops Pyramid / Le Grand Sphinx et Pyramide de Chéops / Die grosse Sphinx und Kheops Pyramide" continental postcard mailed from Egypt to New York with a 185-m stamp but no cancel, wear at one bottom corner. $1.00 e
"ON AN IRRIGATION CANAL. CAIRO." art including a man, a woman & a sheep; unused Egyptian Gazette Tuck Oilette post card (Series No. 2), minor toning on back, trivial corner wear. The Gazette is the oldest English-language newspaper in the Mideast. Seldom offered. $10.00 nte
"PAYSAGE EN EGYPTE" showing pedestrian traveling on a dusty road, unused color carte postale from Serie No. 6 of The Cairo Postcard Trust (their number 4423 on back), good edges. $5.00 e
"PAYSAGE EN EGYPTE" showing 3 women with water bottles balanced on their heads passing between a building and a stream, unused carte postale from Serie No. 6 of The Cairo Postcard Trust, trivial wear on one edge. $4.25 e
PETROLEUM AIR SERVICES. Unused continental post card showing its DeHavilland Canada DHC-7-102 (SU-CBB) at Ras Sheikir in October 1984, published in the Netherlands, near mint. From a photo taken at a striking angle by G. Ottenhof. $7.50 ae
PETROLEUM AIR SERVICES. Continental color photo showing its DeHavilland Canada DHC-6 on the ground, good composition & focus. Rare. $7.50 ae
"Philae. // Kiosk. / Le Kiosque. // Vegnios & Zachos, Cairo & Luxor. No. 1133." carte postale in black & white with red caption, clear 27 II 07 CATARACT HOTEL cancel ties 4 milliemes Egyptian stamp franking it to Ohio, upper corner crease not on stamp side, couple small spots of toning in the address area. $5.00 e-e
"Porteurs d'eau. / 294 Lichtenstern & Harari. Commissions-Agents, Cairo" showing 5 water carriers filling up their bags, unused black & white carte postale on yellowish paper, toning in the front sky & and lower left front areas. $7.00 ep~
"Port Said. Eglise Protestante. D. J. L. Port Said" black & white view of the exterior of the Protestant church showing one native for scale, postcard mailed in England 1916, one corner weakened by crease necessitating careful handling, light toning to both sides. $3.00 e*
"PORT-SAID / Embarquement de charbons au bord / d'un bateau" showing coal being loaded by stevedores aboard the Hamburg American Line SILESIA (name plainly visible), unused carte postale from Ephtimios Frères in Port Said, a little light toning along the bottom back edge, minor edge wear. $10.00 eps(o)
"Port-Said. Jardin de Lesseps" as viewed from above in color with many buildings and the waterfront in the distance, postcard with very late usage in US but printed circa 1915, light album marks at the corners, small piece of one corner knocked off, minor corner & edge wear elsewhere. $2.75 %
"Port Said Native Quarter" sepia tone postcard, showing native carts and stalls along the streets catering to pedestrian traffic, pronounced album marks at the corners both front & back. Unposed, with a you-are-there type of feeling. $5.00 *
"PORT-SAID: QUEEN'S VICTORIA-DIAMOND JUBILEE / No. 28 PHARE DE PORT-SAID" multiview post card showing a waterfront scene & the lighthouse, undivided back, unused, small corner crease, minor edge wear, reddish toning near the front edges. The reference to the Diamond Jubilee in the caption dates the postcard to 1897. $9.00 el
"Port-Said / Rue de l'Eastern Exchange Hotel" street scene with many pedestrians & interesting signs (the hotel, its billiard room & the optical works across the street); unused postcard from booklet, back paper browned with age, minor corner & edge wear. $7.00 eb+
"PORT SAID S. S. GIBRALTAR" showing a side view of the cargo steamship bedecked with flags, near the lighthouse; carte postale, Lichtenstern & Harari No. 114, very lightly toned back, trivial corner wear. She bore the name only from August 1914 to August 1916, when serving as a store ship & water carrier in the eastern Mediterranean for the Royal Navy. $8.00 es(m)l
"Port-Said Statue Ferdinand de Lesseps" looking out towards the ships, unused carte postale from Ephtimios Frères (their number 56024), paper yellowing evenly with age, good edges, album marks at front corners. $8.00 es
"Postkarte mit Nationalflagge // Wert exclusive Courtage / Aegypten" unused Postkarte with deeply embossed images of 13 different coins in circulation circa 1904 (1 millième through the old & new gold coins) & the Egyptian flag, very faint album marks at the corners, excellent condition overall. Interesting center table gives 8 different exchange rates for 4 of the coins, meant to help merchants with travelers. $22.50 nef
Seti I and his chariot at Karnak, real photo, minor faults. Post card sold. Still available for scholarly study & research as an enlarged (almost 2x original postcard area) 100-dpi scan in .jpg (393,290 bytes) or .tif format. $1.50 ae
"Souvenir / du Caire" color multiview post card showing the Sphinx & the tombs of the Mamelouks, mailed 1897, minor ink smear on front, mild yellowing of the paper with age, minor corner wear & rounding. Sold but still available for scholarly study & research as a full-size & enhanced 72-dpi scan in .jpg format. $1.50 emc
"Souvenir de PORT-SAID / Étrangers Visitant le Sphinx / Tourist on a visit to the Sphinx" color postcard on grayish paper, unused, printed circa 1915. Three tourists on camels near the Sphinx with 2 natives on foot nearby. $3.75
"SU1DD Ex G3HDD" QSL card used 1955 from a location near Ismailia, unimportant small spot on back. $2.25 e
"Suez / Le Dock" with an identifiable steamer (looks like Caledonian Lenora) alongside, postcard mailed 1914 to Maymyo Upper Burma (stamp removed by a child & replaced by scribble--tragic), 2 corners creased & 3 longer creases, corner & edge wear is moderate. Maymyo is in the Mandalay district of Myanmar. $7.00 e*
"Suez -- Port Tewfik A view on the Canal" including a barge with crane prominently in the foreground, unused color post card with dark red caption at the top, Cairo Post-Card Trust 551, 2 small corner creases, mild corner & edge wear. $6.00 e
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"MD5KW" homemade & hand-colored shortwave (7 Mcs) QSL card used there during a 1948 DX contest by Major Ken Ellis with the Royal Signals, hinge remnants on back, edges with unimportant crimps & short tears. $5.00 em(b)
"Temple / of Abou-Simble. / Marques & Fiorillo, photographers & editors, Assuan." well prior to its relocation & declaration as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, monochromatic gray-green postcard with brown-red caption, unused, undivided back, minor corner wear, light toning near the bottom front edge. Spelling of the name more often seen as Abu-Simbel. $4.50 ea~
"Temple of Dakka" including some people for scale, unused black & white postcard with red-brown caption, undivided back, minor wear at 2 corners. This Greco-Roman temple was dedicated to Thoth (the god of wisdom). It had to be moved from Lower Nubia in more modern times to make way for the Aswan dam. $4.50 rea
"Temple of Kom-Ombo / Marques & FIorillo, Editors" where the crocodile god Sobek & the falcon god Haroeris were worshipped in the Ptolemaic dynasty; unused black & white carte postale with brown captions & undivided back, minor wear at one corner. $4.75 ea~
"THEBES - Collonade(sic) of Amen Ra, Medinet Haboo" sepia-tone real photo postcard with slight oxidation & good edges, very late usage at Covert Kansas. Crisp focus helps viewer to appreciate their beauty. Surprisingly hard to find. $4.00 a(e)e
"THEBES--North Side, Temple of Deir El-Bahari" real photo postcard with matte finish & slight oxidation, very late usage at Sage Wyoming, small corner crease, wear along one short edge, a little toning near the back edges. $3.00 a(e)e
"THEBES -- Praising of Ra, Tomb of Seti I." real photo postcard with matte finish & slight oxidation, very late usage at Cumberland Washington, slight curl to the paper, minor corner wear. $3.25 a(e)e
"THEBES--Ramessium." real photo postcard with matte finish & slight oxidation, very late usage at Turnerville Wyoming, tape repair to small tear shows both sides, small corner crease, a few tiny speckles in the front bottom border. $2.50 a(e)e
"THEBES - Sacred Animals, Medinet Haboo." real photo carte postale with slight oxidation, upper corner crease, other corner wear is minor, very late usage at Garnet Kansas, note of back from Les R. Cook (former postmaster of Bush City about its closing date). $3.25 a(e)e NEW / UUSI / NÝR
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"THEBES -- Temple of Amen Ra, Medinet Haboo." real photo post card with matte finish & slight oxidation, very late usage at Kapowsin Washington, slight curl to the paper. $3.50 a(e)e
"THEBES -- Tomb of Nacht." showing wall art inside, sepia-tone real photo post card with matte finish & slight oxidation, very late usage at Kemper Illinois, tiny corner crease misses image, tape-repair of a 3/5-inch tear affects both sides. $1.75 a(e)e
"THE GROLIER SOCIETY / New York, ______ / Gentlemen: / / Please send specimen pages and illus- / trations of the HISTORY OF EGYPT." preaddressed form on postal card, 3 tiny corner creases, heavily toned along 2 back edges, lighter toning on front. Founded in 1895, they began by selling deluxe editions such as this on a subscription basis. Their address (4 West Sixteenth Street) is in the Flatiron District of Manhattan, now used for residential purposes. Shown left. $7.50 n(m)n(n)ae. Same postal card, but toning is heavier on the front & lighter on the back, small crease at the bottom corners. Shown right. $5.00n(m)n(n)ae.
"The Khedive's Special. / Egyptian Government Railways" showing the engine & carriage built by R. Stephenson and Sons in 1862 so that the Khedive of Egypt could move his court between the summer palace of Montaza and Alexandria. The railroad itself, begun in 1852 was the first railway on the African continent. Tuck postcard 9274, unused, with trivial toning on the back, & a bit of wear at the upper left front corner. Marvelous! $40.00 ert
"The Nile at the Pyramids / No. 63" showing natives near the shore in the foreground, unused real photo postcard with slight oxidation, well composed with good contrast, minor curl to the paper. From Zogolopoulo Frères. $2.50 e
"THE PYRAMIDS OF GHIZEH, CAIRO" unused Egyptian Gazette Oilette postcard (Series No. 2) published by Tuck, minor wear to the upper edge & to the lower left front corner, light toning near 2 back edges. The Gazette is the oldest English-language newspaper in the Mideast. Seldom offered. $9.50 nte
Uncaptioned art showing the Sphinx, signed Wright (?), Famous Paintings No. 431, unused post card, heavily toned back. $2.00
Uncaptioned signed Zullo art showing a stream running near buildings, Cairo Postcard Trust No. 656, 4, unused. $3.75
UNITED ARAB AIRLINES. Unused continental post card in color showing its Vickers Viscount 739 (SU-AKN) discharging passengers, from a limited edition of 500, excellent condition. $5.00 a(p)e
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"Visite de cimetière" art postcard showing women visiting a cemetery, violet steamship marking of Vapore R. MARGHERITA neatly on front, mailed in Alexandria to Genoa 1903, minor toning both sides does not detract, 2 small corner creases. $15.00 ec*
"Wanderer-Serie: AEGYPTEN No. 1310 / Karnak, la grande Colonnade. - The big Colonnade." color Postkarte in vertical format, minor corner wear, very late usage at Karnak Illinois.
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"WATER CARRIERS ... NEAR CAIRO" showing 4 women balancing large buckets on their heads, unused Egyptian Gazette Oilette postcard (series No. 3) from Tuck, printed in England, tiny paper separation at one upper corner, otherwise fairly fresh. The third word in the caption is very hard to read. $10.00 nte
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