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'4 PARA' (blue or black) on 1 k orange '10 PARA' (red) on 2 k green '20 PARA' (blue) on 4 k red '20 PARA' on 5 k lilac (1910) '1 PIASTRE' (red) on 10 k blue '2 PIASTRES' on 20 k blue and red '5 PIASTRES' (red) on 50 k lilac and green '7 PIASTRES' (blue) on 70 k brown and orange '10 PIASTRES' (blue) on 1 R brown and orange (larger size) '35 PIASTRES' (red) on 3 1/2 R black and grey (larger size) '70 PIASTRES' (red) on 7 R black and yellow (larger size)
Value of the stamps  
vc = very common c = common * = not so common ** = uncommon  *** = very uncommon R = rare RR = very rare RRR = extremely rare  
Value  Unused  Used  Remarks 
4 pa on 1 k  c  c  
10 pa on 2 k  c  c  
20 pa on 4 k  c  c  
1 Pi on 10 k  c  c  
2 Pi on 20 k  *  *  
5 Pi on 50 k  *  *  
7 Pi on 70 k  **  **  
10 Pi on 1 R  **  **  
35 Pi on 3 1/2 R  ***  ***  1905 
70 Pi on 7 R  ***  ***  1905 
'5 PARA' on 1 k orange '10 PARA' on 2 k green '20 PARA' on 4 k red '1 PIASTRE' on 10 k blue '5 PIASTRES' on 50 k lilac and green '7 PIASTRES' on 70 k brown and orange '10 PIASTRES' on 1 R brown and orange (larger size) '35 PIASTRES' on 3 1/2 R brown and green (larger size) '70 PIASTRES' on 7 R green and red (larger size)
Value of the stamps  
vc = very common c = common * = not so common ** = uncommon  *** = very uncommon R = rare RR = very rare RRR = extremely rare  
Value  Unused  Used  Remarks 
5 pa on 1 k  c  c  
10 pa on 2 k  c  c  
20 pa on 4 k  c  c  
1 Pi on 10 k  c  c  
5 Pi on 50 k  *  *  
7 Pi on 70 k  *  *  
10 Pi on 1 R  **  **  
35 Pi on 3 1/2 R  ***  ***  
70 Pi on 7 R  ***  *** 
These stamps exists overprinted 'Beyrouth', 'Constantinople', 'Dardanelles', 'Jaffa', 'Jerusalem', 'Kerasunde', 'Metelin' (Mytilena), 'Mont Athos', 'Rizeh', 'Salonique', 'Smyrne', 'Trebizonde' and a russian text (also Mount Athos).
(reduced sizes)
'5 PARA' (blue) on 1 k orange '10 PARA' (red) on 2 k green '15 PARA' on 3 k red '20 PARA' (blue) on 4 k red '20 PARA' (diagonal) on 5 k lilac '20 PARA' (horizontal) on 5 k lilac '1 PIASTRE' (red) on 10 k blue '1 1/2 PIASTRES' on 15 k lilac and blue '2 PIASTRES' on 20 k blue and red '2 1/2 PIASTRES' on 25 k green and violet '3 1/2 PIASTRES' on 35 k lilac and green '5 PIASTRES' on 50 k lilac and green '7 1/2 PIASTRES' on 70 k brown and orange '10 PIASTRES' on 1 R brown and orange 'PIAS 50 TRES' on 5 R black, green and blue 'PIAS 100 TRES' on 10 R
Value of the stamps  
vc = very common c = common * = not so common ** = uncommon  *** = very uncommon R = rare RR = very rare RRR = extremely rare  
Value  Unused  Used  Remarks 
5 pa on 1 k  c  c  
10 pa on 2 k  c  c  
15 pa on 3 k  c  c  
20 pa on 4 k  c  c  
20 pa on 5 k  c  c  diagonally surcharged 
20 pa on 5 k  horizontally surcharged  
1 Pi on 10 k  c  c  
1 1/2 Pi on 15 k  c  c  
2 Pi on 20 k  c  c  
2 1/2 Pi on 25 k  c  *  
3 1/2 Pi on 35 k  *  *  
5 Pi on 50 k  *  *  
7 Pi on 70 k  *  *  
10 Pi on 1 R  *  *  
50 Pi on 5 R  **  **  
100 Pi on 10 R  ***  *** 
'4 PARA' on 1 k orange '10 PARA' on 2 k green '20 PARA' on 4 k red '20 PARA' on 5 k lilac '2 PIASTRES' on 20 k blue and red '5 PIASTRES' on 50 k lilac and green '7 PIASTRES' on 70 k brown and orange '10 PIASTRES' on 1 R brown and orange Surcharged
'1/2 pi' on '4 PARA' on 1 k '1/2 pi' on '10 PARA' on 2 k '1/2 pi' on '20 PARA' on 4 k '1/2 pi' on '20 PARA' on 5 k '1 pi' on '4 PARA' on 1 k '1 pi' on '10 PARA' on 2 k '1 pi' on '20 PARA' on 4 k '1 pi' on '20 PARA' on 5 k '1 1/2 pi' on '4 PARA' on 1 k '1 1/2 pi' on '4 PARA' on 1 k '1 1/2 pi' on '10 PARA' on 2 k '1 1/2 pi' on '20 PARA' on 4 k '1 1/2 pi' on '20 PARA' on 5 k '2 pi' on '4 PARA' on 1 k '2 pi' on '10 PARA' on 2 k '2 pi' on '20 PARA' on 4 k '2 pi' on '20 PARA' on 5 k '2 1/2' pi on '4 PARA' on 1 k '2 1/2 pi' on '10 PARA' on 2 k '2 1/2 pi' on '20 PARA' on 4 k '2 1/2 pi' on '20 PARA' on 5 k '2 1/2 pi' on '2 PIASTRES' on 20 k '3 pi' on '4 PARA' on 1 k '3 pi' on '10 PARA' on 2 k '3 pi' on '20 PARA' on 4 k '3 pi' on '20 PARA' on 5 k '3 pi' on '2 PIASTRES' on 20 k '5 pi' on '4 PARA' on 1 k '5 pi' on '10 PARA' on 2 k '5 pi' on '20 PARA' on 4 k '5 pi' on '20 PARA' on 5 k '5 pi' on '2 PIASTRES' on 20 k '10 pi' on '5 PIASTRES' on 50 k '10 pi' on '7 PIASTRES' on 70 k '20 pi' on '10 PIASTRES' on 1 R '30 pi' on '10 PIASTRES' on 1 R '50' on '35 pi' on 3 R 50 '100' on '70 pi' on 7 R
Value of the stamps  
vc = very common c = common * = not so common ** = uncommon  *** = very uncommon R = rare RR = very rare RRR = extremely rare  
Value  Unused  Used  Remarks 
All values  c to R 
5 pa on 1 k orange 10 pa on 2 k green 15 pa on 3 k red 20 pa on 4 k red 1 Pi on 10 k blue 1 1/2 Pi on 15 k brown 2 Pi on 20 k green 2 1/2 Pi on 25 k lilac 3 1/2 Pi on 35 k violet and green 5 Pi on 50 k brown and grey 7 Pi on 70 k green and brown 10 Pi on 1 r green 20 Pi on 2 R brown 30 Pi on 3 R violet 50 Pi on 5 R brown
Value of the stamps  
vc = very common c = common * = not so common ** = uncommon  *** = very uncommon R = rare RR = very rare RRR = extremely rare  
Value  Unused  Used  Remarks 
5 pa on 1 k  vc  c  
10 pa on 2 k  c  c  
15 pa on 3 k  c  c  
20 pa on 4 k  c  c  
1 Pi on 10 k  c  c  
1 1/2 pi on 15 k  c  c  
2 Pi on 20 k  c  c  
2 1/2 Pi on 25 k  *  *  
5 Pi on 50 k  *  *  
7 Pi on 70 k  ***  ***  
10 Pi on 1 R  ***  ***  
20 Pi on 2 R  *  *  
30 Pi on 3 R  **  **  
50 Pi on 5 R  RR  RR 
From 1st October 1914 the stamps of the Russian offices were no longer used in Turkey.
I have seen these stamps in the values: 10 pa green, 20 pa violet, 20 pa red, 1 Pi blue and 1 Pi red.
I have seen the values:
*) In a small design:
1 Pi violet and brown, 1 Pi lilac and brown, 1 Pi blue and red, 1 1/2 Pi lilac and brown, 2 1/2 Pi red and blue, 2 Pi lilac and brown, 2 Pi grey and blue, 2 Pi blue and red, 2 1/2 Pi lilac and brown, 2 1/2 Pi blue and red, 2 1/2 Pi yellow and green, 3 1/2 Pi green and black, 5 Pi lilac and brown, 5 Pi blue and red, 20 Pi blue and red.
The 1 Pi have inscription '1 PIASTRES' (with final 'S').
*) In a larger design:
10 Pi lilac and brown, 20 Pi lilac and violet, 30 Pi lilac and brown, 30 Pi green and black, 35 Pi grey and blue, 35 Pi blue and red, 50 Pi lilac and brown, 50 Pi grey and blue, 70 Pi grey and blue, 100 Pi grey and blue and 100 Pi blue and red. I have even seen tetebeche stamps of this issue.
(Unissued stamp? 'LEVANT' in red on a 100 R stamp of 1921, the postmark also seems to be from Turkey)


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