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1885 Stamps of Great Britain of 1883 surcharged in 'PARAS' or 'PIASTRES'

12 Pi on 2 Sh 6 p lilac Note the R cancellation

  40 pa on 2 1/2 p lilac
  80 pa on 5 p green
  12 Pi on 2 Sh 6 p lilac

Value of the stamps

vc = very common
c  = common
*  = not so common
** = uncommon
*** = very uncommon
R   = rare
RR  = very rare
RRR = extremely rare
ValueUnusedUsedRemarks
40 pa on 2 1/2 p****** 
80 pa on 5 pR*** 
12 Pi on 2 Sh 6 p RR 

 

1885 Stamps of Great Britain of 1887 surcharged in 'PARAS' or 'PIASTRES'

40 pa on 1/2 p orange

  40 pa on 1/2 p orange (1893, only used a few days)
  40 pa on 2 1/2 p lilac on blue
  80 pa on 5 p lilac and blue
  4 Pi on 10 p red and lilac

Value of the stamps

vc = very common
c  = common
*  = not so common
** = uncommon
*** = very uncommon
R   = rare
RR  = very rare
RRR = extremely rare
ValueUnusedUsedRemarks
40 pa on 1/2 p RRRR 
40 pa on 2 1/2 p **c 
80 pa on 5 p***** 
4 Pi on 10 p****** 

I have seen forged overprints of the 40 pa on 1/2 p orange.

 

1902 King Edward stamps of Great Britain, surcharged in 'PARAS' or 'PIASTRES'


(reduced sizes)


(Reduced size)

  30 pa on 1 1/2 p lilac and green (1909)
  40 pa on 2 1/2 p blue
  80 pa on 5 p lilac and blue
  1 Pi on 2 1/2 p blue (1906)
  1 Pi 10 pa on 3 p lilac on yellow (1909)
  1 1/4 Pi on 3 p lilac on yellow (1909)
  1 Pi 30 pa on 4 p brown and green (1909)
  1 Pi 30 pa on 4 p orange (1909)
  1 3/4 Pi on 4 p orange (1909)
  2 Pi on 5 p lilac and blue (1906)
  2 Pi 20 pa on 6 p lilac (1909)
  2 1/2 Pi on 6 p lilac (1909)
  4 Pi on 10 p red and lilac
  5 Pi on 1 Sh red and green (1909)
  12 Pi on 2 Sh 6 p lilac
  24 Pi on 5 Sh red

Value of the stamps

vc = very common
c  = common
*  = not so common
** = uncommon
*** = very uncommon
R   = rare
RR  = very rare
RRR = extremely rare
ValueUnusedUsedRemarks
30 pa on 1 1/2 p **** 
40 pa on 2 1/2 p *** 
80 pa on 5 p******Exists with small '0'
1 Pi on 2 1/2 p **c 
1 Pi 10 pa on 3 p RR 
1 1/4 Pi on 3 p**** 
1 Pi 30 pa on 4 p brown and green RR 
1 Pi 30 pa on 4 p orangeRR 
1 3/4 Pi on 4 p**** 
2 Pi on 5 p****** 
2 Pi 20 pa on 6 pRR 
2 1/2 Pi on 6 p**** 
4 Pi on 10 p****** 
5 Pi on 1 Sh****** 
12 Pi on 2 Sh 6 p RR 
24 Pi on 5 ShRRRR 

 

1905 King Edward stamps of Great Britain, overprinted 'LEVANT'

1/2 p green

  1/2 p green
  1 p red
  1 1/2 p lilac and green
  2 p green and red
  2 1/2 p blue
  3 p lilac on yellow
  4 p brown and green
  5 p lilac and blue
  6 p lilac
  1 Sh red and green

Value of the stamps

vc = very common
c  = common
*  = not so common
** = uncommon
*** = very uncommon
R   = rare
RR  = very rare
RRR = extremely rare
ValueUnusedUsedRemarks
1/2 p ** 
1 p** 
1 1/2 p****** 
2 p**** 
2 1/2 pRR 
3 p****** 
4 p***R 
5 pRR 
6 pRR 
1 ShRR 
Surcharged (issue for Beyruth)

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  1 Piastre on 2 p green and red

Value of the stamps

vc = very common
c  = common
*  = not so common
** = uncommon
*** = very uncommon
R   = rare
RR  = very rare
RRR = extremely rare
ValueUnusedUsedRemarks
1 Pi on 2 pRRRRRROnly 480 stamps issued

Some forged overprints:


(Forged 'LEVANT' overprints, reduced sizes)

 

1911 King George stamps of Great Britain, overprinted 'LEVANT'

1 Sh brown

  1/2 p green
  1/2 p green (different type)
  1 p red
  1 p red (different type)
  2 p orange (1921)
  3 p violet (1921)
  4 p green (1921)
  5 p brown (1921)
  6 p lilac (1921)
  1 Sh brown (1921)
  2 Sh 6 p brown (1921)

Value of the stamps

vc = very common
c  = common
*  = not so common
** = uncommon
*** = very uncommon
R   = rare
RR  = very rare
RRR = extremely rare
ValueUnusedUsedRemarks
1/2 p**Overprint exists on both basic types of this stamp
1/2 p**Other type
1 p**Overprint exists on both basic types of this stamp
1 p**Other type
2 p** 
3 p** 
4 p**** 
5 p**** 
6 p*** 
1 Sh***** 
2 Sh 6 pR***'LEVANT' larger?

A similar overprint 'Levant' also exists on the values 1/2 p, 1 p, 2 p, 3 p, 4 p, 6 p, 9 p and 1 Sh (local issue of Saloniqi in 1916, all RR to RRR):

 

1911 onwards King George stamps of Great Britain, surcharged with Paras or Piastres


(Reduced sizes)

  30 pa on 1/2 p green
  30 pa on 1 1/2 p brown
  1 Pi on 2 1/2 p blue (1911) 
  1 1/4 Pi on 3 p violet
  1 1/2 Pi on 1 p red
  1 3/4 Pi on 4 p green
  3 3/4 Pi on 2 1/2 p blue
  4 Pi on 10 p blue
  4 1/2 Pi on 3 p violet
  5 Pi on 1 Sh brown
  7 1/2 Pi on 5 p brown
  15 Pi on 10 p blue
  18 3/4 Pi on 1 Sh brown
  45 Pi on 2 Sh 6 p brown
  90 Pi on 5 Sh red
  180 Pi on 10 Sh blue

Value of the stamps

vc = very common
c  = common
*  = not so common
** = uncommon
*** = very uncommon
R   = rare
RR  = very rare
RRR = extremely rare
ValueUnusedUsedRemarks
30 pa on 1/2 pc* 
30 pa on 1 1/2 p **** 
1 Pi on 2 1/2 p ** 
1 1/4 Pi on 3 p****** 
1 1/2 Pi on 1 p** 
1 3/4 Pi on 4 p******Two types of the '4'
3 3/4 Pi on 2 1/2 p ** 
4 Pi on 10 p****** 
4 1/2 Pi on 3 p** 
5 Pi on 1 ShRR 
7 1/2 Pi on 5 p** 
15 Pi on 10 p**** 
18 3/4 Pi on 1 Sh****** 
45 Pi on 2 Sh 6 p****** 
90 Pi on 5 Sh R*** 
180 Pi on 10 ShRR 

 

Postal stationary of Great Britain, overprinted '40 PARAS':

'REGN FEE 40 PARAS' on postal stationery of Great Britain

Stamp of Great Britain used in Smyrna:


(Reduced size)


King George V stamp of Great Britain with cancel of Constantinopel


Issues for Morocco

Before 1907 stamps of Gibraltar were used overprinted 'Morocco Agencies'.

1907 Stamps of Great Britain (King Edward) overprinted 'MOROCCO AGENCIES', surcharged in Spanish value

  5 c on 1/2 p green
  10 c on 1 p red
  15 c on 1 1/2 p lilac and green
  20 c on 2 p green and red
  25 c on 2 1/2 p blue
  40 c on 4 p brown and green (1908)
  40 c on 4 p orange (1910)
  50 c on 5 p lilac and blue
  1 P on 10 p red and lilac
  3 P on 2 Sh 6 p lilac
  6 P on 5 Sh red
  12 P on 10 Sh blue

Value of the stamps

vc = very common
c  = common
*  = not so common
** = uncommon
*** = very uncommon
R   = rare
RR  = very rare
RRR = extremely rare
ValueUnusedUsedRemarks
5 c on 1/2 p** 
10 c on 1 p** 
15 c on 1 1/2 p **** 
20 c on 2 p*** 
25 c on 2 1/2 p ******Exists with perforation 14 and 15 x 14
40 c on 4 p brown and green ****** 
40 c on 4 p orange****1910
50 c on 5 p****** 
1 P on 10 p ****** 
3 P on 2 Sh 6 p RR 
6 P on 5 ShRRRR 
12 P on 10 Sh RRRR 

 

1907 Stamps of Great Britain (King Edward) overprinted 'MOROCCO AGENCIES', no surcharge

  1/2 p green
  1 p red
  2 p green and red
  4 p brown and green
  4 p orange (1912)
  6 p lilac
  1 Sh red and green
  2 Sh 6 p lilac

Value of the stamps

vc = very common
c  = common
*  = not so common
** = uncommon
*** = very uncommon
R   = rare
RR  = very rare
RRR = extremely rare
ValueUnusedUsedRemarks
1/2 p** 
1 p** 
2 p****** 
4 p brown and green ****** 
4 p orange*** 
6 p ***** 
1 Sh ****** 
2 Sh 6 pRRRR 

 

1911 Stamps of Great Britain of 1911 (King George) overprinted 'MOROCCO AGENCIES' and surcharged

  5 c on 1/2 p green
  10 c on 1 p red

Value of the stamps

vc = very common
c  = common
*  = not so common
** = uncommon
*** = very uncommon
R   = rare
RR  = very rare
RRR = extremely rare
ValueUnusedUsedRemarks
5 c on 1/2 p** 
10 c on 1 p** 

 

1912 Stamps of Great Britain (King George) overprinted 'MOROCCO AGENCIES'

  1/2 p green
  1 p red
  1 1/2 p brown
  2 p orange
  2 1/2 p blue
  3 p violet
  4 p green
  6 p lilac
  1 Sh brown
  2 Sh 6 p brown

Value of the stamps

vc = very common
c  = common
*  = not so common
** = uncommon
*** = very uncommon
R   = rare
RR  = very rare
RRR = extremely rare
ValueUnusedUsedRemarks
1/2 pccExists on two different watermarks
1 pcc 
1 1/2 p** 
2 p**Exists on two different watermarks
2 1/2 p**1925?
3 p** 
4 p*** 
6 p**** 
1 Sh****Exists on two different watermarks
2 Sh 6 p****** 

 

1914 Stamps of Great Britain (King George V) overprinted 'MOROCCO AGENCIES' and surcharged (lower values in 'CENTIMES')

Morocco Agencies

  3 c on 1/2 c green (overprint red)
  5 c on 1/2 c green 
  10 c on 1 p red 
  15 c on 1 1/2 p brown 
  20 c on 2 p orange
  25 c on 2 1/2 p blue 
  40 c on 4 p green
  50 c on 5 p brown
  75 c on 9 p green
  1 F on 10 p blue
  3 F on 2 Sh 6 p brown

Value of the stamps

vc = very common
c  = common
*  = not so common
** = uncommon
*** = very uncommon
R   = rare
RR  = very rare
RRR = extremely rare
ValueUnusedUsedRemarks
3 c on 1/2 pcc 
5 c on 1/2 pcvc 
10 c on 1 pcc 
15 c on 1 1/2 p cc 
20 c on 2 p** 
25 c on 2 1/2 p cc 
40 c on 4 pcc 
50 c on 5 p*c 
75 c on 9 p** 
1 F on 10 p** 
3 F on 2 Sh 6 p**** 

 

1925 Stamps of Great Britain, surcharged in 'CENTIMOS' instead of 'CENTIMES' or 'PESETAS'

  3 c on 1/2 p green
  5 c on 1/2 p green
  10 c on 1 p red
  15 c on 1 1/2 p brown
  25 c on 2 1/2 p blue
  40 c on 4 p green
  1 P on 10 p blue
  3 P on 2 Sh 6 p brown

Value of the stamps

vc = very common
c  = common
*  = not so common
** = uncommon
*** = very uncommon
R   = rare
RR  = very rare
RRR = extremely rare
ValueUnusedUsedRemarks
3 c on 1/2 pcc 
5 c on 1/2 ccc 
10 c on 1 pcc 
15 c on 1 1/2 p cc 
25 c on 2 1/2 p ** 
40 c on 4 p ** 
1 P on 10 p****** 
3 P on 2 Sh 6 p ****** 

 

Later issues:


('TANGIER' overprint of 1927, the 1/2 p green, 1 p red and 2 p orange also exist with the same overprint)


(Tangier and Morocco Agencies)


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