For this week's theme of countrylife/harvest, I found these 2 Egyptian stamps from 1966 issued for 'Peasant's Day' (the wording on the stamp). Anyhow I thought the illustrations on the stamps - onions and rice - fitted the theme. A 5m value depicting the cotton crop completes the set (not shown here).
The cover they are on was sent to the DDR (East Germany) in 1966, and the sender went to some effort (I would think) to have such a fine array of commemorative stamps (rather than just the regular issues at that time). The stamp above the onions is for the 7th Pan Arab Jamboree in Libya, then a stamp for medical care and a map of Sinai for the 'Development of Sinai', the latter two are part of the set issued in July 1966 to commemorate the 14th anniversary of the 1952 revolution. The airmail envelope is also very decorative, Egypt always has very nice designs for airmail envelopes.
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