A few years ago, I began collecting the Egypt stamps used in Palestine. They catalog for next to nothing, and gave me a chance to go through dealer stock that I hadn't already picked through a lot. Howwever, I was surprised to find that the stamps are much rarer than the Scott catalog pricing would lead you to believe. Finding the earlier stamps MNH was (and still is) nearly impossible. I still find an occasional item, but that is it. Whenever they go up on e-bay, they seem to sell for several multiples of Scott catalog, rather than the fractions that the Israel stamps go for. Any idea why?