The Millieme: Vintage Postage Stamps from Egypt & Sudan 1867-1926 [#6]
The last of six in the series of Vintage Postage Stamps from Egypt and Sudan (1867-1926). This ultra-high quality piece is 60cm x 90cm and is printed on heavy deluxe fine arts print paper and ships from Cairo, Egypt. This is a limited-edition print with 500 units produced, each individually numbered.
History of Egyptian Postage:
Khedive Ismail, Viceroy of Egypt between 1863–1879, was
convinced the postal service as a public utility should be
administered by the government. Thus he negotiated the
purchase of Posta Europea, the dominant postal service in
Egypt, from its Italian owners on October 29, 1864.
The new administration began on January 1, 1865 which is the birth date of the Egyptian Post. The headquarters continued in Alexandria because of the city's mercantile activities.
In January 1866, the first group of Egyptian stamps were
printed in seven categories in Genoa, Italy.
This collection, spanning the period from 1867–1926,
celebrates the Millieme: one-thousandth of a pound and one-tenth of a piastre, a coin that once held great value and is no longer in circulation.
The first four prints celebrate the Pyramid and the Sphinx,
Egypt’s greatest symbols.
The Desert Postman, one of the most beautiful stamps ever
produced, was issued when the Sudan was still part of Egypt.
The Express, issued during the reign of King Fuad I, captures
dynamic motion, as the newly-independent Egypt forges ahead.
Founded 1988 by Sherif Boraïe, Zeitouna is a Cairo-based
publisher that promotes Egyptian heritage, art and culture.
Atlas of Egyptian Art
Cairo One Hundred Years Later
Semiramis Queen of the Nile
In Arab Lands: The Bonfils Collection
Egypt in 1800: Luigi Mayer
The Oriental Album
Military Costumes of the Ottoman Empire
Under the Blazing Sun
Postcards from Egypt circa 1900
Prisse d’Avennes: Egyptian Art & Arab Art
Royal Mummies (with AUC Press)
Van Leo: Portraits of Glamour (with AUC Press)
Dream Makers on the Nile: A Portrait of Egyptian Cinema (with AUC Press)
Al-Muallaqat: The Golden Odes of Love (with AUC Press)
Mirrors, Naguib Mahfouz & Seif Wanli (with AUC Press)
Casablanca Cairo Constantinople
The Golden Years of Egyptian Film: Cinema Cairo (with AUC Press)
Diaries of an Egyptian Princess
From the Nile to the Euphrates: The American Colony 1898-1948
The Egyptian Bourse
Note from the artist:
The complete collection of six may be purchased together for $300 and includes an individually numbered custom limited edition deluxe folio with leather spine and gold print, shipping costs, and all taxes. Please contact the artist directly via www.ArtBreak.com or by emailing: firstname.lastname@example.org