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Seller: collect-a-thon (22,662) 100%, Location: New York, New York, Ships to: Worldwide, Item: 331935300957 This is the ORIGINAL Bond that retails for up to $300, not a Reprint! ULTRA RARE RED BEAUTY of EGYPT DATED 1898-99!! Here you have one of the most spectacular and historic Middle Eastern / North African bonds ever created! Issued by the Travaux D'Irrigation du Gouvernement Egyptien (The Egyptian Government Irrigation Works) in 1898 and signed by the Egyptian Minister of Public Works in 1899, the bond, valued at 500 Pounds Sterling (a very high denomination), is exquisitely engraved in red over a pale orange/peach background with white underprints. It features an intricately ornate border, huge elegant French title and text in multiple antique fonts, a huge underprinted crescent moon and star, and most auspiciously, the Sphinx and Pyramids of Egypt!! The reverse has a detailed payment schedule from 1903 to 1933. The bond has an embossed British Revenue seal and the signature of the Official Government Engineer of Egypt in addition to the aforementioned minister's signature (both signed by hand!). Almost 14" square in size!! Super choice crisp condition with small cancellation holes in the signature areas. No folds, tears, splits, stains or other distractions - the perfect Egyptian bond for framing and investment!! A very rare piece with low low serial number, which may vary. Shipping rate includes an archival holder for the bond but the top and bottom margins have to folded for it to fit in the holder. Please email if you want the bond shipped completely flat or rolled in a tube at additional cost. Collector Value: $250. Buy Now for just $49.95 and SAVE 80%!! But move quickly on this one - supply is severely limited. Don't be surprised to see it selling for a LOT more on another site. 19th Century Egyptian bonds of this rarity, beauty, size, condition and history are few and far between!! Take a tip from the Ancient One.....BUY IT NOW! Condition: Choice Crisp About Uncirculated, Country: Egypt, Circulated/Uncirculated: Uncirculated, Type: 1899 Ebypt Nile Irrigation Bond

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