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PERSIA 1903-1920

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More information about stamps from Persia, forgeries etc. can be found on: http://www.persi.com/fakes/fake.html or http://www.iranphilatelic.org/scams.htm.

For stamps of Persia issued from 1894 to 1902, click here.

 

1903 Lion with value at the sides

12 ch blue

  1 ch violet
  1 ch violet on blue (1908)
  2 ch violet
  2 ch violet on blue (1908)
  3 ch green
  3 ch green on blue (1908)
  5 ch red
  6 ch red on blue (1908)
  9 ch orange on blue (1908)
  10 ch brown
  10 ch brown on blue (1908)
  12 ch blue

Surcharged

Genuine

  '1 CHAI' (violet) on 3 ch green
  '1 CHAHI' (violet or black) on 3 ch green
  '1 CHAHI' (blue) on 10 ch brown
  '1 CHAI' (violet) on 10 ch brown
  '2 CHAHIS' (blue) on 3 ch green
  '2 CHAHIS' on 5 ch red (1904)
  '3 CHAHIS' on 5 ch red (1904)
  '6 CHAHIS' on 10 ch brown (1904)

Overprinted

  'P.L.TEHERAN' (violet, black or red) on 1 ch violet on blue
  'P.L.' (violet or blue) on 2 c violet
  'Controle' on 2 c violet
  'P.L. Isfahan' on 2 c violet
  'CONTROLE' on 2 c violet
Overprinted 'Imprimes' and arabic text (1909)

Genuine

  2 c violet on blue

A rare provisional issue exist (only 500 stamps issued for each value) with overprint of an arabic text 'Chahi 1' on the 6 values issued in 1908. The overprint was performed in several colours, different for each value.


(Colis Postaux overprint)

The 1 ch violet on blue, 2 ch violet on blue, 3 ch green on blue, 6 ch red on blue, 9 ch orange on blue and 10 c brown on blue exist with overprint 'Colis Postaux' (parcel stamps).


('Service' overprint)

Some values (1 ch violet, 2 ch violet, 3 ch green, 5 ch red, 10 ch brown and 12 ch blue) exist with overprint 'Service' to serve as official stamps.

 

1903 Shah, inscription 'POSTES PERSANES' on top

1903 issue

  1 Kr lilac
  2 Kr blue
  5 Kr brown
  10 Kr red
  20 Kr orange
  30 Kr green
  50 Kr green

Surcharged

Genuine Genuine

  '1 CHAI' (black or red) on 1 Kr violet
  2 ch on 2 K blue
  2 ch on 5 K (black or violet) on 5 Kr brown
  '9 CHAHIS' on 1 Kr lilac
  12 ch (blue, black or violet) on 10 Kr red
  2 TOMANS (blue or red) on 50 Kr green
  2 TOMANS (blue or red) with persian text on 50 Kr green
  3 TOMANS (black, violet or red) on 50 Kr green
  3 TOMANS (black, violt, red or blue) and persian text on 50 Kr green


('Service' overprint)

All unsurcharged values exist with 'Service' overprint (1902) for official purposes. The values 2 Toman on 50 Kr and 3 Toman on 50 Kr also received this overprint in 1905.

 

1906 Tabris issue, overprinted 'PROVISOIRE'

  1 ch violet
  2 ch grey
  3 ch green
  6 ch red
  10 ch brown
  13 ch blue

 

1908 Shah

  13 ch blue
  26 ch brown
  1 Kr red
  2 Kr green
  3 Kr blue
  4 Kr yellow (two shades were issued)
  5 Kr brown
  10 Kr red
  20 Kr grey
  30 Kr lilac

Larger size
  50 Kr gold, red and black

A rare provisional issue exist (only 500 stamps issued for each value) with overprint of an arabic text 'Chahi 2' on all values (except 50 Kr) in several colours, different for each value.


(Colis Postaux overprint)

All values, except 50 Kr exist with overprint 'Colis Postaux' (parcel stamps). The 26 ch also exists with another 'Colis Postaux' overprint (different type of overprint, with more fancy letters).

 

1909 Lion, 'POSTES PERSANES' on top


(Reduced sizes)

  1 ch orange and brown
  2 ch violet and brown
  3 ch green and brown
  6 ch red and brown
  9 ch black and brown
  10 c lilac and brown
  13 c blue and brown
  26 c green and brown
  1 Kr violet and olive (border silver)
  2 Kr green and olive (border silver)
  3 Kr grey and olive (border silver)
  4 Kr blue and olive (border silver)
  5 Kr brown and olive (border gold)
  10 Kr orange and olive (border gold)
  20 Kr green and olive (border gold)
  30 Kr red and olive (border gold)


(Relais overprint, reduced size)

The values 2 ch, 3 ch, 6 ch and 13 ch exist with overprint 'Relais' and arabic text (1912).

In 1926 these stamps were overprinted with 'Regne de Pahlavi 1926' (all values). I have seen an inverted overprint on the 1 ch value.

All values exist with overprint 'Service' on top and arabic text at the bottom (issued 1913 as official stamps).

Surcharged

  '5 Chahis' on 13 ch blue and brown
  '5 Chahis' on 1 Kr violet and olive
  '12' in a rectangle on 13 ch blue and brown


(Genuine overprint)

In 1915 the values 1 ch, 2 ch, 3 ch, 6 ch, 9 ch, 10 ch and 1 Kr were overprinted with '1333' in arabic numerals. The values 1 Kr, 10 Kr, 20 Kr and 30 Kr were also overprinted with '1334'. Many forged overprints exist.


(Genuine overprint)


('1338' overprint)

In 1919 the values 2 Kr, 3 Kr, 4 Kr, 5 Kr, 10 Kr, 20 Kr and 30 Kr were overprinted with '1337' in arabic numerals. The value 2 Kr also exists with the overprint '1338' in arabic numerals. Many forged overprints exist.

Surcharged with date and value

Genuine

  '1 CH' on 3 ch violet and brown
  '1 CH' on 9 ch grey and brown
  '1 CH' on 10 ch lilac and brown
  '3 CH' on 9 ch grey and brown
  '3 CH' on 10 ch lilac and brown 
  '3 CH' on 26 ch green and brown
  '24 CHAHIS' on 4 Kr blue and olive
  10 Kr on 5 Kr brown and olive

 

 

1911 Shah Ahmed Kadshar, new design


(Reduced size)

  1 ch green and orange
  2 ch red and brown
  3 ch grey and green
  5 ch lilac and red 
  6 ch grey and red
  6 ch green and brown
  9 ch brown and lilac
  10 ch red and brown
  12 ch green and blue
  13 ch violet and blue
  24 ch brown and green
  26 ch blue and green
  1 Kr blue and red
  2 Kr green and lilac
  3 Kr lilac and black
  4 Kr blue and grey
  5 Kr red and blue
  10 Kr brown and red
  20 Kr brown and yellow
  30 Kr red and green

Most of these stamps (except 5 ch, 12 ch, 24 ch and 4 Kr) exist with overprint 'Officiel' and arabic text (1912) in order to mark the stamps sold at the post office (a large number of stamps was stolen).

The values 2 ch, 3 ch, 5 ch, 6 ch, 12 ch and 13 ch exist with overprint 'Relais' and arabic text (1912).

The values 2 c, 3 c, 6 c, 9 c, 13 c, 26 c and 1 K exist with an arabic overprint in a rectangle with rounded corners (1912). This overprint is rare.

The values 2 Kr to 30 Kr exist with overprint '1337' in arabic numerals (1919). The value 2 Kr exists with a similar overprint '1339'.

Most values exist with 'CONTROLE 1922' overprint (also with further surcharges).

Surcharged

Genuine overprints

  
  '1 CH 1914' on 13 ch violet and blue
  '3 CH 1914' on 26 ch blue and green
  '1 CHAHI 1915' on 5 ch lilac and red
  '2 CHAHI 1915' (black or violet) on 5 ch lilac and red
  '6 CHAHI 1915' on 12 ch green and blue
  '10 Ch.' on 6 ch grey and red (1921)
  1 Kr on 12 ch green and blue (1921)
  


Image obtained from http://www.magazzuphil.com/

Genuine

  '1 CH' on 10 ch red and brown (1917?)
  '3 CH' on 10 ch red and brown (1917?)
  '5 Chahis' on 1 Kr blue and red
  '6 Chahis' on 10 ch red and brown (1917?)
  '6 Chahis' on 12 ch green and blue (1917?)
  '6 CHAHIS' on 12 ch green and blue (1921)
  '10 CHAHIS BENADERS' on 6 ch grey and red (1921)
  '12 Chahis' on 1 Kr blue and red (1917)
  '24 Chahis' on 1 Kr blue and red (1917)
  '1 KRAN BENADERS' on 12 ch green and blue (1921)
  

For these stamps with overprint 'BUSHIRE Under British Occupation' click here.

 

1915 Coronation issue, crown in circle

  1 c red and blue
  2 c bue and red
  3 c green
  5 c red
  6 c green and red
  9 c brown and violet
  10 c green and brown
  12 c blue
  24 c brown (2 shades)

All values exist with overprint 'SERVICE' at the bottom and arabic text at the top (issued 1915 as official stamps).

In 1921 some values were overprinted with '21.FEV.1921':

Genuine

For these stamps with overprint 'BUSHIRE Under British Occupation' click here.

All above stamps also exist with overprint 'COLIS POSTAUX' (parcel stamps).

 

1915 Coronation issue, monuments

  1 K brown, grey and silver
  2 K blue, red and silver
  3 K violet, brown and silver
  5 K brown, green and silver
  1 T violet, grey and gold
  2 T green, brown and gold
  3 T red, brown and gold
  5 T blue, brown and gold

All values exist with overprint 'SERVICE' at the bottom and arabic text at the top (issued 1915 as official stamps).

In 1921 some values were overprinted with '21.FEV.1921'.

For these stamps with overprint 'BUSHIRE Under British Occupation' click here.

All above stamps also exist with overprint 'COLIS POSTAUX' (parcel stamps).

 

Later issues


(1924 issue, example, part of a set of 14 stamps)


Copyright by Evert Klaseboer

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