Thursday, December 23, 2010

20100722 - Egypt

Release Date: July 22, 2010
Postal Authority: Egypt Post
Title: Alexandria, Capital of Arab Tourism
Format: 1 Stamp
Dimensions (mm): 50 x 30
Perf: 13
Facial: 150 pt (150 piastre=1.50 Egyptian Pound  -  EGP)
Lighthouse: Alexandria  (*)

(*) This representation is very similar to that which appears on the flag of the governorate of Alexandria ...

Flag of the Governorate of Alexandria

...but both differ the archaeological description of the lighthouse. A more accurate representation of the Alexandria Lighthouse is shown in these stamps...

Hungary - 1980
Seven Wonders of the Ancient World
Sc 2636    Yv 2714

Bhutan - 1991
Walt Disney Characters and Wonders of the World
Sc 955    Yv 967

Saint Thomas and Prince - 2007
Indicadores de Caminho
Yv 2316

Thanks to Klaus for the alert.

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