Are New Egyptian Postal Rates to Blame?
According to the site, "He announced increases in postal rates to £E2.50 (from £E1.50) for overseas Air Mail and £E1 (from 55p) for registration. Noticing that stamps of value £E1, £E1.50, £E2 and £E2.50 were all on sale, he experimented each value on four letters home to UK - needless to say, all arrived by air without any difficulty."
Apparently, much of the turmoil in Egypt is the result of a poor economic situation, so could it be the rise in postal rates may have contributed to the riots?
Shown above, various pieces of postal stationary superimposed on a map of Egypt.
For a history of the Egyptian postal system, click here.