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1911 Ancient greek gods, Hermes and Iris, various designs

10 l red "Head of Hermes" 40 l blue "Iris" 80 l brown "Hermes"

  1 l green (head of Hermes)
  2 l red (Iris)
  3 l orange (head of Hermes)
  5 l green (Hermes)
  10 l red (head of Hermes)
  15 l blue (Iris)
  20 l violet (Iris)
  25 l blue (Iris)
  30 l red (Hermes)
  40 l blue (Iris)
  50 l lilac (Hermes)
  80 l brown (Hermes)

These stamps have a zig-zag perforation. The first issue was engraved (1911), later on (1912) these stamps appeared lithographed. The size of the litographed stamps is slightly larger than the engraved ones.

Value of the stamps

vc = very common
c  = common
*  = not so common
** = uncommon
*** = very uncommon
R   = rare
RR  = very rare
RRR = extremely rare
ValueUnusedUsedRemarks
Engraved
1 lcc 
2 lcc 
3 lcc 
5 lcvc 
10 l*c 
20 l** 
25 l***c 
30 l**c 
40 l***** 
50 l***c 
Lithographed (1912)
1 lvcvc 
2 lcc 
3 lcc 
5 lvcvc 
10 lcvc 
15 lcvc 
20 lcvc 
25 lcvc 
30 lcc 
40 lcc 
50 l*c 
80 l*c 

Larger size

3 D red

  1 D blue (Hermes and Arcas)
  2 D red (Hermes and Arcas)
  3 D red (Hermes and Arcas)
  5 D blue (Hermes and Arcas)
  10 D bue (Hermes and Arcas)
  25 D blue (head of Hermes, large size)

These stamps have a zig-zag perforation. The first issue was engraved (1911), later on (1912) these stamps appeared lithographed. The size of the litographed stamps is slightly larger than the engraved ones.

Value of the stamps

vc = very common
c  = common
*  = not so common
** = uncommon
*** = very uncommon
R   = rare
RR  = very rare
RRR = extremely rare
ValueUnusedUsedRemarks
Engraved
1 D***c 
2 D**** 
3 D***** 
5 D****** 
10 DR*** 
25 DRRRSlightly larger
Lithographed
1 D*c 
2 D*c 
3 D*c 
5 D** 
10 D**** 
25 D******Slightly larger

Stamps with Arabic overprint were issued in Thrace:

 

Overprinted 'ELLHNIKH DIOIKHSIS' (in greek, 1912) to be used in the occupied turkish territories, overprint in red or black

1 l green 5 l green 25 l blue (red oveprint) 25 l blue (black overprint)

  1 l green (head of Hermes)
  2 l red (Iris)
  3 l orange (head of Hermes)
  5 l green (Hermes)
  10 l red (head of Hermes)
  20 l violet (Iris)
  25 l blue (Iris)
  30 l red (Hermes)
  40 l blue (Iris)
  50 l lilac (Hermes)

Many stamps exist overprinted upside down or double, the overprint also exists in 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
Engraved
1 lcc 
2 lcc 
3 lcc 
5 lcc 
10 l*c 
20 l** 
25 l** 
30 l** 
40 l** 
50 l** 
Lithographed
1 lcc 
5 lcc 
10 l** 
20 l*** 
25 l** 

Larger size

  1 D blue (Hermes and Arcas)
  2 D red (Hermes and Arcas)
  3 D red (Hermes and Arcas)
  5 D blue (Hermes and Arcas)
  10 D bue (Hermes and Arcas)
  25 D blue (head of Hermes, large size)

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 D*** 
2 D****** 
3 D****** 
5 D****** 
10 DRRRR 
25 DRRRRHorizontal overprint
Overprinted with crown and monogram 'ET' in red or black (1917)

1 l green 30 l red

  1 l green (head of Hermes)
  2 l red (Iris)
  3 l orange (head of Hermes)
  5 l green (Hermes)
  10 l red (head of Hermes)
  20 l violet (Iris)
  25 l blue (Iris)
  30 l red (Hermes)
  40 l blue (Iris)
  50 l lilac (Hermes)

Value of the stamps

vc = very common
c  = common
*  = not so common
** = uncommon
*** = very uncommon
R   = rare
RR  = very rare
RRR = extremely rare
ValueUnusedUsedRemarks
Engraved
3 l** 
30 l**** 
Lithographed
1 lcc 
2 lcc 
3 lcc 
5 lcc 
10 lcc 
20 l*c 
25 l*c 
30 lcc 
40 l** 
50 l**** 
Larger size
  1 D blue (Hermes and Arcas)
  2 D red (Hermes and Arcas)
  3 D red (Hermes and Arcas)
  5 D blue (Hermes and Arcas)
  10 D bue (Hermes and Arcas)

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 D**** 
2 D***** 
3 D***** 
5 D****** 
10 D****** 

Other overprints:

Issue for Thrace "Limnos" issue
(Thrace, Chios and Lemnos)


Smyrna

Issue for Chimarra, Epirus:

issue for Chimarra (Epirus)


Overprint 'POSTES SERBES' to be used by the Serbian post office in Corfu in 1917

Typical cancellation:

"597"  number cancellation
(Numeral cancel, not very common)


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