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     = Understood to be a current stamp printer.

Printer names in italic against "Stamp printing primarily done by..." signifies that the printer has been seen used by that country within a mid-2011 or later philatelic magazine new stamp issue listing. Non-italicised signifies a recent use, but prior to mid-2011.

 First postage stamp issued: 1866.
When Khedive Tewfik ascended the throne in 1879, the printing of Egypt's stamps was done by De La Rue & Co. by "surface printing". In 1919, the contract was taken over by Harrisons & Sons.  In 1925, during Mazloum Pasha's administration, Egypt's stamp production was brought home and put under the able direction of the Survey Department in Giza.

Stamp printing for this country is still done by State Postal Printing House (Egypt).

Army Printing Services, Cairo.
First stamp(s) traced by compiler: 1942 for British Occupation of Italian colonies.



Government Printing Works, Bûlâq, Cairo.
First stamp(s) traced by compiler: 1872 for Egypt; 1897 (Overprints) for Sudan.



Mourafatti, Cairo.
First stamp(s) traced by compiler: 1925 for Saudi Arabia.




The National Postal Organisation, Cairo.



Postal Authority Press, Cairo.



The Printing-House of the National Postal Organisation, Cairo.



 State Postal Printing House AR of Egypt, Cairo.
The above four names all relate to the same organisation.
First stamp(s) traced by compiler: 1961.

Main printing process(es): Litho
No website found as of 2012.


V. Penasson, Alexandria.
First stamp(s) traced by compiler: 1867 for Egypt.



Railways Printing Press, Cairo.
First stamp(s) traced by compiler: 1953 (Overprints) for Egypt.



Stamp Press, Abbassia.
First stamp(s) traced by compiler: [when?].


A paragraph in a 1961 new issue leaflet for the U.A.R. (Egyptian Region) records: "The Postal Authority has imported the most modern Swiss-type stamp printing machines which have been installed in the new L.E. 400,000 Stamp Press at Abbassia, near Cairo. Each machine will have the capacity of printing 480,000 stamps per hour for sheets comprising 100 stamps each. This press will meet the needs for U.A.R. stamps as well as for those of neighbouring countries."



Typographical Department, Survey of Egypt, Giza, Cairo.
First stamp(s) traced by compiler: 1918 for British Military Occupation of Palestine.



Walker & Co., Amalgamated Press, Cairo.
First stamp(s) traced by compiler: 1932 (Christmas Seals) for British Forces in Egypt.



Whitehead, Morris & Company Limited, Alexandria.
First stamp(s) traced by compiler printed in Egypt: 1926 for Saudi Arabia.


A British company, with a presence in London, South Africa and Egypt.

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