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Before issuing its own stamps, stamps of Turkeywere used in Irak. Example:


Stamp of Turkey, used in Musul (Irak):

1917 Stamps of Turkey overprinted 'IRAQ IN BRITISH OCCUPATION' and value

1/2 a on 10 pa green 1 a on 20 pa red 10 R on 100 Pi blue

  1/4 a on 5 pa brown
  1/2 a on 10 pa green
  1 a on 20 pa red
  1 1/2 a on 5 pa brown (overprint red or black)
  2 1/2 a on 1 Pi blue
  3 a on 1 1/2 Pi red and black
  4 a on 1 3/4 Pi grey and brown
  6 a on 2 Pi green and black
  8 a on 2 1/2 Pi orange and green
  12 a on 5 Pi lilac
  1 R on 10 Pi brown (2 types)
  2 R on 25 Pi green
  5 R on 50 Pi red
  10 R on 100 Pi blue

Another series with overprint 'BAGHDAD IN BRITISH OCCUPATION' exists (all very rare), example:

Image obtained from a Shreves auction

Forged overprints exist, examples:


(Forged overprints, reduced sizes)

 

1919 Fiscal stamps of Turkey, overprinted '1.E.F.D.' and value

4 a on 1 Pi violet

  1/2 a on 1 Pi green and red
  1 a on 20 pa black
  2 1/2 a on 1 Pi violet and yellow
  3 a on 20 pa green and yellow
  4 a on 1 Pi violet
  8 a on 10 pa red

 


Official stamps

 

1920 Stamps of Turkey overprinted 'IRAQ IN BRITISH OCCUPATION' and value and further a wavy overprint 'ON STATE SERVICE'

5 R on 50 Pi red 1 R on 10 Pi brown

  1/2 a on 10 pa green
  1 a on 20 pa red
  1 1/2 a on 5 pa brown
  2 1/2 a on 1 Pi blue
  3 a on 1 1/2 Pi red and black
  4 a on 1 3/4 Pi grey and brown
  6 a on 2 Pi green and black
  8 a on 2 1/2 Pi orange and green
  12 a on 5 Pi lilac
  1 R on 10 Pi brown (2 types)
  2 R on 25 Pi green
  5 R on 50 Pi red
  10 R on 100 Pi blue

Postal Stationery

Envelope of Turky, inscription 'POSTES OTTOMANES' overprinted 'IRAQ IN BRITISH OCCUPATION 1 An.':


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