Egypt issues stamps to mark new Suez Canal - but uses pictures of the Panama Canal instead
Egypt issues stamps to mark new Suez Canal - but uses pictures of Panama Canal
Here is an interesting new stamp issue from Egypt.
A set of three stamps were issued by Egypt Post to mark the announcement of the New Suez Canal project. but however, instead of Suez Canal, mistakenly the image of Panama Canal was used. This mistake was noted only after a day of issue and these were withdrawn and a new set of three stamps were issued again after few days.
The stamps which were sold on first day and withdrawn now sells over multiple price than its face value.
The stamps feature images of a map of the Suez Canal, along with photographs of a waterway in a desert setting which do indeed appear to come from Egypt. However they also show another two lane waterway in a green, fertile landscape which bears an uncanny resemblance to the Panama Canal – the 48 mile Central American passage which links the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans. Read More…
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