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|British post offices in Crete (listed in Cd 1)||PROSWPINON TACUDPOMEION HPAKLEIOU|
|Cavalle||ELLHNIKH DIOIKHSIS (on Bulgarian stamps)|
|Chios||E*D overprint on greek stamp|
|Dodecanese (see at the end of this file)||KOINON NHSIOTON (NHSIWTWN?)|
|Epirus||ELLHNIKH DIOIKHSIS HPEIROS|
|"||Stamps of Greece overprinted B.HPEIROS|
|"||Stamps of Greece overprinted ELLHNIKH 1914 CEIMARRA|
|Ionian Islands||IONIKON KRATOS (see Cd1)|
|Thrace||Stamps of Greece overprinted Dioichsiz Dntichz Qrachz|
|Stamps of Greece overprinted Dioichsiz Qrachz|
(Left: Large Hermes Head stamp; right: Small Hermes Head stamp)
Click here for forgeries of the large Hermes Head issue and here for cancels on the first issues.
(Postcard in a similar design, reduced size)
The status of this stamp (label?) is not quite clear. It was issued in 1838(!). More information can be found on: http://www.si.edu/postal/collections/recent99.htm (this cover was acquired in 1999 by the Smithsonian National Postal Museum). Only four covers with such stamps are known to exist.
2 l red 5 l blue
These stamps have a zig-zag perforation.
Value of the stamps
vc = very common c = common * = not so common ** = uncommon
*** = very uncommon R = rare RR = very rare RRR = extremely rare
1 l on 10 l blue 1 l on 80 l blue 5 l on 60 l blue 5 l on 80 l blue 10 l on 70 l blue 10 l on 90 l blue 20 l on 20 l blue 20 l on 30 l blue 20 l on 40 l blue 20 l on 50 l blue 20 l on 60 l blue 20 l on 80 l blue 20 l on 90 l blue Bisected stamps 5 l on 10 l blue 5 l on 60 l blue 5 l on 80 l blue 10 l on 70 l blue 10 l on 90 l blue Similar overprint, but now 'K.P. lept.' and 2 times the value
1 l on 10 l lilac 5 l on 10 l lilac (overprint brown) 5 l on 10 l blue (overprint brown) 10 l on 50 l lilac (overprint brown or black) 20 l on 2 D blue 50 l on 1 D blue
Other stamps with similar overprints exist (merely fiscal stamps).
Other charity issues of later date:
Ship in canal with red cross overprint:
(the overprint exist inverted and is not very rare)
(Stamps of Greece issued in 1927)
Pictures of three men, pillars at the sides. I have seen the following values: 20 l red and black, 25 l blue and black, 50 l violet and black and 1 Dr yellow and black.
Picture of a man with Greec temple behind. I have also seen the values 20 l green, 20 l brown, 20 l blue, 20 l black and 20 l red in the above design.
Greec god, inscription 'KOINON NHSIOTON'. This set consist of three values: 1 l green, 5 l blue and 10 l red. These stamps seems to be local issues for Dodecanese (issued in 1912).
(Stamp of Turkey, used in Chio, Greece)
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