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Egypt 386

     On the stamp the Suez Canal goes up the west side of the western breakwater into the Mediterranean. In fact, it goes up the east side of the western breakwater, so that the canal passes between Port Said and Port Fuad.

SCN 386

     The stamp was issued in 1956 to celebrate the nationalization of the Canal. The French inscriptions say, "Nationalization of Suez Canal Co. Guarantees Freedom of Navigation." The stamp was reissued in 1957 with the inscriptions in English, and the addition of "Reopening 1957."

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