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TURKEY, issues 1900-1907

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1901 Signature of the sultan

Signature in a circle (inland postage)

1 Pi blue

  5 pa violet
  10 pa green
  20 pa red
  1 Pi blue
  2 Pi orange
  5 Pi lilac
  25 Pi brown
  50 Pi brown

Similar stamps in colour black on red are postage due stamps.

Value of the stamps

vc = very common
c  = common
*  = not so common
** = uncommon
*** = very uncommon
R   = rare
RR  = very rare
RRR = extremely rare
ValueUnusedUsedRemarks
5 pa cc 
10 pa cc 
20 pacc 
1 Picc 
2 Pi*c 
5 Pi*c 
25 Pi***** 
50 Pi***** 

Overprinted with turkish text at the top of the stamp (Newspapers, inland postage)

  5 pa violet
  10 pa green
  20 pa red
  1 Pi blue
  2 Pi orange
  5 Pi lilac

Value of the stamps

vc = very common
c  = common
*  = not so common
** = uncommon
*** = very uncommon
R   = rare
RR  = very rare
RRR = extremely rare
ValueUnusedUsedRemarks
5 pa *c 
10 pa *c 
20 pa*c 
1 Pi**c 
2 Pi***** 
5 Pi****** 
Signature in an ellipse (postage abroad)

1 Pi blue

  5 pa yellow
  10 pa green
  20 pa red
  1 Pi blue
  2 Pi blue
  5 Pi yellow
  25 Pi green
  50 Pi yellow

Value of the stamps

vc = very common
c  = common
*  = not so common
** = uncommon
*** = very uncommon
R   = rare
RR  = very rare
RRR = extremely rare
ValueUnusedUsedRemarks
5 pa ** 
10 pa *c 
20 pa*c 
1 Pi*c 
2 Pi** 
5 Pi****** 
25 Pi****** 
50 PiRRR 

I have seen a postcard in a similar design in the value 20 pa red, the inscription reads 'UNION POSTAL UNIVERSELLE TURQUIE CARTE POSTALE'.

Overprinted with turkish text at the top of the stamp (Newspapers, postage abroad)

(Sorry, no picture available yet)

  5 pa yellow
  10 pa green
  20 pa red
  1 Pi blue
  2 Pi blue
  5 Pi yellow

Value of the stamps

vc = very common
c  = common
*  = not so common
** = uncommon
*** = very uncommon
R   = rare
RR  = very rare
RRR = extremely rare
ValueUnusedUsedRemarks
5 pa ** 
10 pa **** 
20 pa****** 
1 Pi***** 
2 Pi****** 
5 PiR*** 
Postage due stamps (as inland postage design)

  10 pa black on red
  20 pa black on red
  1 Pi black on red
  2 Pi black on 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
10 pa ** 
20 pa** 
1 Pi**** 
2 Pi**** 

Internal postage stamp, overprinted with Turkish text (national celebration 1916)

(Sorry, no picture available yet)

  5 pa violet

Value of the stamps

vc = very common
c  = common
*  = not so common
** = uncommon
*** = very uncommon
R   = rare
RR  = very rare
RRR = extremely rare
ValueUnusedUsedRemarks
5 pa cc 

Special overprints for Monastir, Pristina, Salonique and Uskub exist, but they were never placed in use (120 different stamps):


(Reduced sizes)

1915 Overprinted with 6-pointed star and crescent (Stamps for inland postage)


(With inverted overprint, forgery?)

  5 pa violet
  10 pa green (red overprint)
  20 pa red
  1 Pi blue (red overprint)
  2 Pi orange
  5 Pi lilac
  25 Pi brown (red overprint)

Value of the stamps

vc = very common
c  = common
*  = not so common
** = uncommon
*** = very uncommon
R   = rare
RR  = very rare
RRR = extremely rare
ValueUnusedUsedRemarks
5 pa cc 
10 pa *c 
20 pa*c 
1 Pi*c 
2 Pi** 
5 Pi*c 
25 Pi****** 

1915 Overprinted with 6-pointed star and crescent (Newspaper stamps for inland postage)

  5 pa violet
  20 pa red
  5 Pi lilac

Value of the stamps

vc = very common
c  = common
*  = not so common
** = uncommon
*** = very uncommon
R   = rare
RR  = very rare
RRR = extremely rare
ValueUnusedUsedRemarks
5 pa *c 
20 pa** 
5 PiR*** 

1915 Overprinted with 6-pointed star and crescent (Stamps for postage abroad)

Image obtained thanks to Christer Bergstrom

  5 pa yellow
  1 Pi blue (red overprint)
  2 Pi blue (red overprint)
  5 Pi yellow
  25 Pi green (red overprint)

Value of the stamps

vc = very common
c  = common
*  = not so common
** = uncommon
*** = very uncommon
R   = rare
RR  = very rare
RRR = extremely rare
ValueUnusedUsedRemarks
5 pa *c 
1 Pi** 
2 Pi** 
5 Pi***** 
25 PiRR*** 

1915 Overprinted with 6-pointed star and crescent (Newspaper stamps for postage abroad)

  10 pa green (red overprint)

Value of the stamps

vc = very common
c  = common
*  = not so common
** = uncommon
*** = very uncommon
R   = rare
RR  = very rare
RRR = extremely rare
ValueUnusedUsedRemarks
10 pa ** 

1916 Overprinted with 5-pointed star and crescent (arabic date between star and crescent, inland postage)

  1 Pi blue
  5 Pi lilac 

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 Pi *c 
5 Pi**** 

1916 Overprinted with 5-pointed star and crescent (arabic date between star and crescent, inland postage), on journal stamp (with arabic overprint)

  5 Pi yellow

Value of the stamps

vc = very common
c  = common
*  = not so common
** = uncommon
*** = very uncommon
R   = rare
RR  = very rare
RRR = extremely rare
ValueUnusedUsedRemarks
5 Pi****** 

1916 Overprinted with 5-pointed star and crescent (arabic date in crescent, stamps for postage abroad)


(Reduces size, cancelled to order)

  5 pa yellow (red overprint)
  10 pa green (red overprint)
  20 pa red
  1 Pi blue (red overprint)
  2 Pi blue (red overprint)
  25 Pi green (red overprint)

Further surcharged
  5 g on 25 Pi green (red overprint)
  10 g on 25 Pi green (red overprint)

Value of the stamps

vc = very common
c  = common
*  = not so common
** = uncommon
*** = very uncommon
R   = rare
RR  = very rare
RRR = extremely rare
ValueUnusedUsedRemarks
5 pa** 
10 pa**** 
20 pa** 
1 Pi ** 
2 Pi*** 
25 PiRRRR 
5 g on 25 Pi RRRR 
10 g on 25 Pi RRRR 

1916 Overprinted with 5-pointed star and crescent (arabic date in crescent, stamps for postage abroad) on newspaper stamps (with arabic overprint)


(Reduces size, cancelled to order)

  5 pa yellow
  10 pa green
  20 pa red 
  1 Pi blue 

Value of the stamps

vc = very common
c  = common
*  = not so common
** = uncommon
*** = very uncommon
R   = rare
RR  = very rare
RRR = extremely rare
ValueUnusedUsedRemarks
5 pa** 
10 pa** 
20 pa** 
1 Pi ** 

1916 Overprinted with 5-pointed star and crescent (arabic date in crescent, inland postage)

Image obtained thanks to Christer Bergstrom


(With inverted overprint, forgery?)

  5 pa violet
  10 pa green (red overprint)
  20 pa red
  1 Pi blue (red overprint)
  2 Pi orange
  25 Pi brown (red overprint)
  50 Pi brown

Further surcharged
  10 g on 25 Pi brown (red overprint)
  10 g on 50 Pi brown 

Value of the stamps

vc = very common
c  = common
*  = not so common
** = uncommon
*** = very uncommon
R   = rare
RR  = very rare
RRR = extremely rare
ValueUnusedUsedRemarks
5 paRR 
10 pa**** 
20 pa*c 
1 Pi *c 
2 Pi*** 
25 Pi***** 
50 PiR*** 
10 g on 25 Pi ****** 
10 g on 50 Pi ****** 

1916 Overprinted with 5-pointed star and crescent (arabic date in crescent, inland postage) on newspaper stamps (with arabic overprint)

  5 pa violet
  10 pa green
  20 pa red
  1 Pi blue
  2 Pi orange

Value of the stamps

vc = very common
c  = common
*  = not so common
** = uncommon
*** = very uncommon
R   = rare
RR  = very rare
RRR = extremely rare
ValueUnusedUsedRemarks
5 paRR 
10 paRR 
20 pa*** 
1 Pi ** 
2 Pi*** 

1917 With beetle like overprint (stamps for postage abroad)

  5 pa yellow (red overprint)
  20 pa red
  1 Pi blue (red overprint)
  2 Pi blue (red overprint)
  5 Pi yellow (red overprint)
  25 Pi green (red overprint)

Further surcharged
  10 Pi on 50 Pi yellow (red overprint)

Value of the stamps

vc = very common
c  = common
*  = not so common
** = uncommon
*** = very uncommon
R   = rare
RR  = very rare
RRR = extremely rare
ValueUnusedUsedRemarks
5 pa****** 
20 pa*** 
1 Pi **** 
2 Pi****** 
5 Pi RR 
25 PiRRRR 
10 Pi on 25 Pi RRRR 

1917 With beetle like overprint (stamps for postage abroad) on newspaper stamps (with arabic overprint)

  5 pa yellow
  10 pa green (red overprint)
  20 pa red
  2 Pi blue (red overprint)

Value of the stamps

vc = very common
c  = common
*  = not so common
** = uncommon
*** = very uncommon
R   = rare
RR  = very rare
RRR = extremely rare
ValueUnusedUsedRemarks
5 pa****** 
10 pa****** 
20 pa****** 
2 PiRRRR 

1917 With beetle like overprint (inland postage)

  5 pa violet
  10 pa green (red overprint)
  20 pa red
  1 Pi blue (red overprint)
  2 Pi orange
  5 Pi lilac (red overprint)
  25 Pi brown (red overprint)

Surcharged
  10 Pi on 50 Pi yellow (red overprint) 

Value of the stamps

vc = very common
c  = common
*  = not so common
** = uncommon
*** = very uncommon
R   = rare
RR  = very rare
RRR = extremely rare
ValueUnusedUsedRemarks
5 paRRRR 
10 pa****** 
20 pa** 
1 Pi** 
2 Pi****** 
5 PiRRRR 
25 Pi****** 
10 Pi on 25 Pi RRRR 

1917 With beetle like overprint (inland postage) on newspaper stamps (with arabic overprint)


(error of the 5 pa with double 'beetle' overprint)

  5 pa violet
  10 pa green (red overprint)
  20 pa red
  1 Pi blue (red overprint)
  2 Pi orange
  5 Pi lilac (red overprint)

Value of the stamps

vc = very common
c  = common
*  = not so common
** = uncommon
*** = very uncommon
R   = rare
RR  = very rare
RRR = extremely rare
ValueUnusedUsedRemarks
5 pa**** 
10 paRR 
20 pa** 
1 Pi** 
2 Pi****** 
5 PiRRRR 

 


1905 Signature of the sultan, new type

1 Pi blue

  5 pa yellow
  10 pa green
  20 pa red
  1 Pi blue
  2 Pi grey
  2 1/2 Pi lilac
  5 Pi brown
  10 Pi orange
  25 Pi olive
  50 Pi lilac

Value of the stamps

vc = very common
c  = common
*  = not so common
** = uncommon
*** = very uncommon
R   = rare
RR  = very rare
RRR = extremely rare
ValueUnusedUsedRemarks
5 pacc 
10 pacc 
20 pacc 
1 Picc 
2 Pi*c 
2 1/2 Pi *c 
5 Pi*** 
10 Pi*** 
25 Pi***** 
50 PiR*** 

I have seen a postcard in a similar design in the value 10 pa green, the inscription reads 'UNION POSTAL UNIVERSELLE TURQUIE CARTE POSTALE'.

Newspaper stamps, overprinted with turkish text


(Reduced sizes)

  5 pa yellow
  10 pa green
  20 pa red
  1 Pi blue
  2 Pi grey
  5 Pi brown

Value of the stamps

vc = very common
c  = common
*  = not so common
** = uncommon
*** = very uncommon
R   = rare
RR  = very rare
RRR = extremely rare
ValueUnusedUsedRemarks
5 pacc 
10 pa*c 
20 pa**c 
1 Pi*** 
2 Pi**** 
5 Pi****** 
Stamps for letters abroad, overprinted with arabic letter

Image obtained thanks to Christer Bergstrom


(Reduced sizes)

  10 pa green (overprint red)
  20 pa red (overprint blue)
  1 Pi blue (overprint red)
  2 Pi grey (overprint 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
10 pa** 
20 pa** 
1 Pi** 
2 Pi*** 
Postage due stamps

  1 Pi black on red
  2 Pi black on 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
1 Pi**** 
2 Pi****** 

In 1906 some the postage stamps 5 pa, 10 pa and 20 pa were overprinted with a large 'T' in a circle to serve as postage due stamps. Sorry, no picture available yet, if anybody possesses a picture, please contact me!

Overprinted with Turkish text (national celebration 1916)

  20 pa red
  1 Pi blue
  2 Pi grey
  2 1/2 Pi lilac 

Value of the stamps

vc = very common
c  = common
*  = not so common
** = uncommon
*** = very uncommon
R   = rare
RR  = very rare
RRR = extremely rare
ValueUnusedUsedRemarks
20 pa*** 
1 Pi *** 
2 Pi*** 
2 1/2 Pi***** 

1915 Overprinted with large 6-pointed star and crescent (date in crescent)

  5 pa yellow (red overprint)
  10 pa green  (red overprint)
  20 pa red
  1 Pi blue (red overprint)
  2 Pi grey
  2 1/2 Pi lilac
  5 Pi brown (red overprint)
  10 Pi orange
  25 Pi olive (red overprint)

Value of the stamps

vc = very common
c  = common
*  = not so common
** = uncommon
*** = very uncommon
R   = rare
RR  = very rare
RRR = extremely rare
ValueUnusedUsedRemarks
5 pa** 
10 pa*cInverted overprint: R
20 pa*c 
1 Pi*cInverted overprint: ***
2 Pi***Inverted overprint: R
2 1/2 Pi *** 
5 Pi**Inverted overprint: ***
10 Pi**** 
25 PiR*** 

1915 Overprinted with large 6-pointed star and crescent (date in crescent) on newspaper stamps (with arabic overprint)

  5 pa brown (red overprint)
  2 Pi grey
  5 Pi brown (red overprint)

Value of the stamps

vc = very common
c  = common
*  = not so common
** = uncommon
*** = very uncommon
R   = rare
RR  = very rare
RRR = extremely rare
ValueUnusedUsedRemarks
5 paccInverted overprint: R
10 pa****** 
20 pa***** 

1915 Overprinted with small 6-pointed star and crescent (date between star and crescent)

  10 pa green (red overprint)
  10 Pi orange

Value of the stamps

vc = very common
c  = common
*  = not so common
** = uncommon
*** = very uncommon
R   = rare
RR  = very rare
RRR = extremely rare
ValueUnusedUsedRemarks
10 pa*c 
10 Pi**** 

1916 Overprinted with 5-pointed star and crescent, date between star and crescent

  10 pa on 20 pa red
  1 Pi blue (red overprint)
  5 Pi brown (red overprint)

Value of the stamps

vc = very common
c  = common
*  = not so common
** = uncommon
*** = very uncommon
R   = rare
RR  = very rare
RRR = extremely rare
ValueUnusedUsedRemarks
10 pa on 20 pa cc 
1 Pi*cInverted overprint: R
5 Pi***** 

1916 Overprinted with 5-pointed star and crescent, date inside crescent

  5 pa yellow (red overprint)
  20 pa red
  1 Pi blue (red overprint)
  2 Pi grey (red overprint)
  2 1/2 Pi lilac
  25 Pi olive (red overprint)
  50 Pi lilac

Further surcharged
  10 g on 25 Pi (red overprint)
  10 g on 50 Pi 
  

Value of the stamps

vc = very common
c  = common
*  = not so common
** = uncommon
*** = very uncommon
R   = rare
RR  = very rare
RRR = extremely rare
ValueUnusedUsedRemarks
5 pa** 
20 pa** 
1 Pi** 
2 Pi***** 
2 1/2 Pi ***** 
25 Pi****** 
50 Pi***** 
10 g on 25 Pi****** 
10 g on 50 Pi***** 

1916 Overprinted with 5-pointed star and crescent, date inside crescent, on newspaper stamps (with arabic overprint)

  5 pa yellow (red overprint)
  10 pa green (red overprint)
  20 pa red
  1 Pi blue (red overprint)

Value of the stamps

vc = very common
c  = common
*  = not so common
** = uncommon
*** = very uncommon
R   = rare
RR  = very rare
RRR = extremely rare
ValueUnusedUsedRemarks
5 pa** 
10 paRR 
20 paRR 
1 Pi*** 

1917 With beetle like overprint

  5 pa yellow (red overprint)
  10 pa green (red overprint)
  20 pa red
  1 Pi blue (red overprint)
  2 Pi grey (red overprint)
  2 1/2 Pi lilac
  5 Pi brown (red overprint)
  10 Pi orange (red overprint)
  25 Pi olive
  
Further surcharged
  10 Pi on 50 Pi lilac (red overprint)

Value of the stamps

vc = very common
c  = common
*  = not so common
** = uncommon
*** = very uncommon
R   = rare
RR  = very rare
RRR = extremely rare
ValueUnusedUsedRemarks
5 pa** 
10 paRR 
20 pacc 
1 Pi*c 
2 Pi***** 
2 1/2 Pi ****** 
5 PiRR 
10 Pi RR 
25 Pi RR 
10 Pi on 50 Pi RRRR 

1917 With beetle like overprint, on newspaper stamps (with arabic overprint)


(20 pa with double beetle overprint)

  5 pa yellow (red overprint)
  10 pa green (red overprint)
  20 pa red
  1 Pi blue (red overprint)
  2 Pi grey (red overprint)
  5 Pi brown (red overprint)

Value of the stamps

vc = very common
c  = common
*  = not so common
** = uncommon
*** = very uncommon
R   = rare
RR  = very rare
RRR = extremely rare
ValueUnusedUsedRemarks
5 pacc 
10 pa**** 
20 pa** 
1 Pi** 
2 PiRRRR 
5 Pi RRRR 


(Unlisted overprint? Beetle like overprint and arabic letter on 10 pa green)

 

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