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15m Millennium of Al Azhar Mosque essay

Egypt1942

Smithsonian's National Postal Museum

Smithsonian's National Postal Museum

One of four essays (trial designs) for stamps that were never issued. The stamps were intended to honor the millennium of Cairo’s first mosque, Al-Azhar Mosque. Formerly in the collection of Egypt’s King Farouk, the essays were seized and sold during the 1952 revolution that deposed him. Unissued set “Millenum of Al-Azhar Mosque”. Egyptian specialized collection of Royal Imperforate stamps.

Museum ID: 0.233849.1.21.3

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  • Title: 15m Millennium of Al Azhar Mosque essay
  • Creator: Egypt
  • Date Created: 1942
  • Physical Dimensions: 2.5 x 4.5 cm
  • Subject Keywords: Egypt, stamp
  • External Link: Stamps Around the Globe
  • Medium: paper; ink

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