Sudan

The first post offices to be opened in Sudan were in 1867 at Suakin and Wadi Haifa, in 1873 atDongola, Berber and Khartoum, and in 1877 at Sennar, Karkouk, Fazoglu, Elkedaref, El Obeid,Al-Fasher and Fashoda

The Mahdist revolt, which began in 1881, resulted in all Egyptian post offices being closed by 1884. It culminated in the fall of Khartoum and the death of the British governorGeneral Gordon (Gordon of Khartoum) in 1885. The Egyptians and British withdrew their forces from Sudan and the country was left with no postal service until the reconquest of Sudan began in 1896. When the campaign started in March 1896, postal service was made available to the troops but no stamps were used.

Until the issue of Sudan stamps in 1897 the available stamps were Egyptian stamps. The amount of mail was small and only a few stamps were used. Between March and July 1885 2½d and 5d British postage stamps were used in Suakin. Indian stamps are also known to have been used in the same area, postmarked Sawakin or Souakin, between 1884 and 1899

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Sudan 1935 Air Set of 6 SG68-73 V.F MNH
New
£18.00
Sudan 1935 General Gordon Set of 9 SG59-67 V.F MNH
New
£140.00
Sudan 1948 Set of 16 SG043-058 Fine MNH & VLMM
£80.00
Sudan 1936-46 Set of 15 SG032-042 Fine & Fresh LMM
£105.00
Sudan 1937 15m Bright Blue & Chestnut SG038 Fine & Fresh LMM
£7.00
Sudan 1940 4 1/2p on 8p Emerald & Black SG80 Fine MNH
£25.00
Sudan 1941 2p Purple & Orange-Yellow SG44a Ordin Paper V.F MNH
£9.00
Sudan 1941 3p Red-Brown & Blue SG44ba Ordin Paper Fine MM
£11.00
Sudan 1941 4 1/2p on 5m Olive-Brown & Black SG79 Fine LMM
£20.00
Sudan 1941 5p Chestnut & Green SG45a Ordin Paper Fine MM
£8.00
Sudan 1941 6p Greenish Blue & Black SG45ba Ordin Paper Fine MM
£26.00
Sudan 1941 8p Emerald & Black SG45ca Ordin Paper Fine MM
£31.00
Sudan 1941 10m Carmine & Black SG42a Ordin Paper Good MM
£4.00
Sudan 1941 10p Black & Bright Mauve SG041a Ordin Paper Fine & Fresh LMM
£33.00
Sudan 1941 10p Black & Bright Mauve SG46a Ordin Paper Fine MM
£8.00
Sudan 1941 20p Pale Blue & Blue SG46ba Ordin Paper Fine MM
£7.00
Sudan 1941 Set of 15 SG81-95 Fine LMM
£140.00
Sudan 1945 2m Orange & Chocolate SG033a Chalk Paper Fine & Fresh LMM
£50.00
Sudan 1946 4p Ultramarine & Black SG039ca Ordin Paper Fine & Fresh LMM
£36.00
Sudan 1948 20p Pale Blue & Deep Blue SG110a P.13 Chalk V.F MNH
£28.00
Sudan 1948 Set of 16 SG96-111 Fine & Fresh MM
£40.00
Sudan 1936 4m Green & Chocolate SG035 Fine MM
£5.00
Sudan 1936 5p Chestnut & Green SG040a Ordin Paper Fine & Fresh LMM
£48.00
Sudan 1951 Set of 17 SG123-139 Fine Used
£20.00