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1863 Signature of the sultan, imperforated, various frames

20 pa 1 Pi black on lilac

  20 pa black on yellow, red border
  1 Pi black on lilac, red border
  2 Pi black on blue, red border
  5 Pi black on red, blue border

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******Also seems to exist with blue border
1 Pi******Also seems to exist with blue border
2 Pi****** 
5 PiRR 

All values exist on thin paper, the 20 pa and 1 Pi also on thick paper. They can be found printed 'tete-beche' (only a minority of stamps has been printed in the 'normal' way). The arabic incription at the bottom of the stamp extends on several stamps.

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Postage due stamps, same design, but colours changed

1 Pi 2 Pi 5 Pi

  20 pa black on brown, blue border
  1 Pi black on brown, blue border
  2 Pi black on brown, blue border
  5 Pi black on brown, blue border

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 PiRR 
5 PiRR 
Cancels:

2 Pi black on blue, red border 1 Pi black on lilac, red border

The first cancels to be used on stamps of Turkey are the above stripes and dots cancels. They consist of four squares filled up with lines (upper left and lower right) and dots (upper right and lower left). These cancels were used in 1863 and 1864. Three varieties exist differing in the size (25 x 19 mm, 26 x 20 mm and 26 x 18 mm).


('Battal' cancel)

A second cancel used on these stamps is the 'Battal' cancel (which means 'cancelled'), the word 'Battal' is written in arabic, surrounded by a rectangular pattern of dots. Eight different types exist (also mainly differing in size): 25 x 20 mm (2 types, text and dots slightly different), 27 x 19 mm, 26 x 18 mm, 25 x 18 mm (3 types with text slightly different) and 26 x 19 mm.

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