The first part of the Chalhoub Collection of Egypt was offered on Monday 3rd December, and was greeted with great interest by bidders. As is typical with Egypt, intense internet bidding from 3 continents, coupled with strong room and phone bidding, combined to drive average hammer prices to exceed estimates by almost 200%, proving yet again that stamps of high quality and impeccable provenance remain prized in today’s market.

We invite you to discover the prices realised here.

Below are the highlights of this auction:

lot 10006

1895 Winter Festivals Foundation, De La Rue archive sheet. Estimated for Eur 4’000 and sold for Eur 19’520

Lot 10055

1929 Prince Farouk’s Birthday, complete set of four. Estimated for Eur 5’000 and sold for Eur 18’300

lot 10106

1938 King Farouk’s Birthday. Estimated for Eur 30’000 and sold for Eur 48’800

lot 10199

1951 Royal Wedding, 10m green and red-brown. Estimated for 12’000 and sold for Eur 21’960

lot 10176

1949 Agricultural and Industrial Exhibition in Cairo, two colour-trials mini-miniature sheets. Estimated for Eur 3’800 and sold for Eur 19’520