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ALBANIA 1916-1920

Shqipnija - Shqiperia - Albanien

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1916 Stamps of Epirus further overprinted with an eagle

  10 c on 2 l red (2 types of basic stamp)
  25 c on 3 l red
  25 c on 25 l 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
All valuesRRRRRR 

 

1919 Fiscal stamps of Austria 'FINANZVERWALTUNG ALBANIENS' overprinted 'POSTA Shkodres SHQYPNIS' or 'POSTAT SHQIPTARE'

With 'XVIMCMX' overprinted in red or blue

  (2) q on 2 h brown
  05 q on 16 h green
  10 q on 8 h red
  25 q on 64 h blue (2 types, eagle different)
  50 q on 32 h violet
  1 F on 1.28 Kr yellow on blue

All stamps have a small eagle, but the 64 h also exists with a larger eagle (with no shadow on its body).

Value of the stamps

vc = very common
c  = common
*  = not so common
** = uncommon
*** = very uncommon
R   = rare
RR  = very rare
RRR = extremely rare
ValueUnusedUsedRemarks
(2) q on 2 h****** 
05 q on 16 h****** 
10 q on 8 h****** 
25 q on 64 hRRRRType 1: broad eagle
25 q on 64 h******Type 2: small eagle
50 q on 32 h****** 
1 F on 1.28 K****** 

With comet with curved tail (in red except for 10 q)

Type 1: broad eagle

  (2) q on 2 h brown
  05 q on 16 h green
  10 q on 8 h red
  25 q on 64 h blue (two types)
  50 q on 32 h violet
  1 F on 1.28 Kr yellow on 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
(2) q on 2 h****** 
05 q on 16 h****** 
10 q on 8 h****** 
25 q on 64 h******Type 1: broad eagle
25 q on 64 h******Type 2: small eagle
50 q on 32 h****** 
1 F on 1.28 K******I have seen an error 'Frank' with inverted 'r'
With violet comet with straight tail

  (2) q on 2 h brown
  05 q on 16 h green
  10 q on 8 h red
  25 q on 64 h blue (2 types)
  50 q on 32 h violet
  1 F on 1,28 Kr yellow on blue

I have seen the 10 q on 8 h with 'IO' instead of '10' (both sides).

Value of the stamps

vc = very common
c  = common
*  = not so common
** = uncommon
*** = very uncommon
R   = rare
RR  = very rare
RRR = extremely rare
ValueUnusedUsedRemarks
All values except 25 q on 64 h**** 
25 q on 64 h******Both types

Overprinted 'POSTAT SHQIPTARE' vertical lines at the bottom and value

  10 q on 2 h brown
  15 q on 8 h red (two types, broad or small eagle)
  20 q on 16 h green
  25 q on 64 h blue
  50 q on 32 h violet
  1 F on 96 h orange (two types, broad or small eagle)
  2 F on 1.60 K violet

Value of the stamps

vc = very common
c  = common
*  = not so common
** = uncommon
*** = very uncommon
R   = rare
RR  = very rare
RRR = extremely rare
ValueUnusedUsedRemarks
10 q on 2 h****** 
15 q on 8 hRRRRType 1: broad eagle
15 q on 8 h******Type 2: small eagle
20 q on 16 h****** 
25 q on 64 h**** 
50 q on 32 h****** 
1 F on 96 hRRRRType 1: broad eagle
1 F on 96 h******Type 2: small eagle
2 F on 1.60 K ****** 
Overprinted 'POSTAT SHQIPTARE' oblique lines at the bottom and value

  10 q on 8 h red (two types, broad or small eagle)
  15 q on 8 h red (two types, broad or small eagle)
  20 q on 16 h green
  25 q on 32 h violet
  50 q on 64 h blue
  1 F on 96 h orange 
  2 F on 1.60 K violet

Value of the stamps

vc = very common
c  = common
*  = not so common
** = uncommon
*** = very uncommon
R   = rare
RR  = very rare
RRR = extremely rare
ValueUnusedUsedRemarks
10 q on 8 h*****Type 1: broad eagle
10 q on 8 hRRRRType 2: small eagle
15 q on 8 h*****Type 1: broad eagle
15 q on 8 hRRRRRType 2: small eagle
20 q on 16 h****** 
25 q on 32 h****** 
50 q on 64 h****** 
1 F on 96 h****** 
2 F on 1.60 K ****** 

 

1914 Non issued stamps, head of prince William

Non issued stamp

  1 q grey
  5 q green
  10 q red
  20 q brown
  25 q blue
  50 q lilac
  1 F 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
All values except 50 q and 1 F c- 
50 q*- 
1 F*- 

These stamps were issued for the prince, who was supposed to become the king of Albania, but he left the country before this happened. (These stamps exist cancelled to order)

Overprinted with a double headed eagle and 'SHKODRA' (1920)

With overprint

  1 q grey (eagle in blue)
  '2' on 10 q red (red overprint)
  '5' on 10 q red (green overprint) 
  10 q red
  20 q brown (eagle in blue)
  25 q bluez
  '25' on 10 q red (overprint in blue)
  50 q lilac
  '50' on 10 q red (overprint in 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 qRR 
2 on 10 q****** 
5 on 10 q****** 
10 q** 
20 q****** 
25 qRRRR 
25 on 10 q****** 
50 qRR 
50 on 10 q****** 

 

1920 Man with double headed eagle in the background

  2 q orange
  5 q green
  10 q red
  25 q blue
  50 q green
  1 F red

Overprinted with 'BESA' in a label

  2 q orange
  5 q green
  10 q red
  25 q blue
  50 q green
  1 F 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
With Posthorn overprint
2 q** 
5 q**** 
10 q****** 
25 q****** 
50 q***** 
1 F****** 
With 'BESA' overprint
2 q** 
5 q**Exists with double overprint
10 q** 
25 q**** 
50 q****Exists with double overprint
1 F***** 

The above stamp has only been issued overprinted with a posthorn (1920) or with 'BESA' in a label (1921). It has never been officially issued without any overprint (but does exist, when the posthorn was not printed in, see example above). It also exists with a 'Q 1' overprint in a rectangle (on top of the 'BESA' overprint, 1922):


(Newspaper stamp of 1922)

 

Later issues (1922)

1928 issue
(1928 issue)


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