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Type 1: Large text at the bottom of the central circle
5 pa yellow 10 pa green 20 pa red 1 Pi blue 2 Pi black 2 1/2 Pi brown 5 Pi lilac 10 Pi red 25 Pi green 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  
Value  Unused  Used  Remarks 
5 pa  c  vc  
10 pa  c  vc  
20 pa  c  vc  
1 Pi  *  vc  
2 Pi  *  vc  
2 1/2 Pi  *  c  
5 Pi  **  c  
10 Pi  ***  *  
25 Pi  ***  ***  
50 Pi  ***  *** 
I have seen a postcard in a similar design in the value 20 pa red, the inscription reads 'UNION POSTAL UNIVERSELLE TURQUIE CARTE POSTALE'.
Newspaper stamps, overprinted with arabic text
5 pa yellow (overprint blue) 10 pa green (overprint red) 20 pa red (overprint blue) 1 Pi blue (oveprint red) 2 Pi black (overprint red) 5 Pi brown (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  
Value  Unused  Used  Remarks 
5 pa  **  c  
10 pa  ***  c  
20 pa  *  c  
1 Pi  **  *  
2 Pi  **  *  
5 Pi  ***  * 
Stamps for letters abroad, overprinted with arabic sign
10 pa green (overprint red) 20 pa red (overprint blue) 1 Pi blue (overprint red) 2 Pi black (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  
Value  Unused  Used  Remarks 
10 pa  *  *  
20 pa  *  *  
1 Pi  *  c  
2 Pi  ***  * 
Overprinted with three lines of arabic text
(Sorry, no pictures available yet, if anybody possesses a picture, please contact me!)
5 pa yellow 10 pa green 20 pa red 1 Pi blue 2 Pi black 2 1/2 Pi brown
Forged overprints are known!
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  R  R  
10 pa  R  R  
20 pa  R  R  
1 Pi  R  R  
2 Pi  RRR  RR  
2 1/2 Pi  RRR  RR 
Stamps in type 1, but with label attached to the stamp at the top
5 pa yellow 10 pa green 20 pa red 1 Pi blue 2 Pi black
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  c  c  
10 pa  c  c  
20 pa  c  c  
1 Pi  *  *  
2 Pi  ***  *** 
Type 2: As before but design in circle changed (1909/1910): text smaller (signature of new Sultan)
2 pa olive (1911) 5 pa yellow 10 pa green 20 pa red 1 Pi blue 2 Pi black 2 1/2 Pi brown 5 Pi lilac 10 Pi red 25 Pi green 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  
Value  Unused  Used  Remarks 
2 pa  c  c  
5 pa  c  c  
10 pa  c  c  
20 pa  c  vc  
1 Pi  c  vc  
2 Pi  **  c  
2 1/2 Pi  ***  ***  
5 Pi  ***  *  
10 Pi  ***  *  
25 Pi  RR  R  
50 Pi  RR  RR 
Surcharged (1910, type 2)
'2' and arabic text on 5 pa yellow
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 
2 on 5 pa  c  c 
Newspaper stamps, overprinted with arabic text
5 pa yellow (overprint blue) 10 pa green (overprint red) 20 pa red (overprint blue) 1 Pi blue (oveprint red) 2 Pi black (overprint red) 5 Pi brown (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  
Value  Unused  Used  Remarks 
5 pa  c  c  
10 pa  **  c  
20 pa  ***  **  
1 Pi  ***  ***  
2 Pi  R  ***  
5 Pi  R  *** 
Stamps for letters abroad, overprinted with arabic sign
10 pa green (overprint red) 20 pa red (overprint blue) 1 Pi blue (overprint red) 2 Pi black (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  
Value  Unused  Used  Remarks 
10 pa  *  *  
20 pa  **  *  
1 Pi  **  c  
2 Pi  ***  ** 
Type 2, overprinted with one line of arabic text (1916, mount Sinai issue)
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  
Value  Unused  Used  Remarks 
20 pa  *  *  
1 Pi  **  * 
Postage due stamps
1 Pi black on red (type 1) 1 Pi black on red (type 2, design in circle changed, 1909/10) 2 Pi black on red (type 1) 2 Pi black on red (type 2, design in circle changed, 1909/10)
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 
1 Pi  ***  **  Type 1 
1 Pi  ***  ***  Type 2 
2 Pi  ***  ***  Type 1 
2 Pi  RR  RR  Type 2 
1915 Stamps in type 1, overprinted with large 6pointed star and crescent (date inside crescent)
2 Pi black (red overprint) 2 1/2 Pi brown 5 Pi lilac (red overprint) 10 Pi red 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  
Value  Unused  Used  Remarks 
2 Pi  RR  RR  
2 1/2 Pi  *  *  
5 Pi  RR  RR  
10 Pi  R  R  
25 Pi  R  *** 
1915 Stamp in type 1, overprinted with large 6pointed star and crescent (date inside crescent) on stamp for letters abroad
2 Pi black (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  
Value  Unused  Used  Remarks 
2 Pi  R  *** 
1915 Stamps in type 1, overprinted with large 6pointed star and crescent (date inside crescent) on newspaper stamps
2 Pi black (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  
Value  Unused  Used  Remarks 
2 Pi  RR  RR  
5 Pi  ***  *** 
1915 Stamps in type 2, overprinted with large 6pointed star and crescent (date inside crescent)
5 pa yellow (red overprint) 20 pa red 1 Pi blue (red overprint) 2 Pi black (red overprint) 2 1/2 Pi brown 5 Pi brown (red overprint) 10 Pi red 25 Pi green
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  c  c  
20 pa  c  c  
1 Pi  *  c  
2 Pi  *  *  
2 1/2 Pi  RR  RR  
5 Pi  **  *  
10 Pi  ***  *  
25 Pi  RRR  RRR 
1915 Stamp in type 2, overprinted with large 6pointed star and crescent (date inside crescent), on stamps for letters abroad
20 pa red 1 Pi blue (red overprint) 2 Pi black (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  
Value  Unused  Used  Remarks 
20 pa  *  c  
1 Pi  *  *  
2 Pi  *  * 
1915 Stamps in type 2, overprinted with large 6pointed star and crescent (date inside crescent), on newspaper stamps
5 pa yellow (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  
Value  Unused  Used  Remarks 
5 pa  c  c  
5 Pi  RR  RR 
1915 Stamp in type 1, overprinted with small 6pointed star and crescent (date between star and crescent)
10 pa green (red overprint) 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  
Value  Unused  Used  Remarks 
10 pa  *  *  
5 Pi  R  *** 
1915 Stamps in type 1, overprinted with small 6pointed star and crescent (date between star and crescent), on stamp for letters 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  
Value  Unused  Used  Remarks 
10 pa  R  R 
1915 Stamp in type 1, overprinted with small 6pointed star and crescent (date between star and crescent), on newspaper stamp
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  
Value  Unused  Used  Remarks 
10 pa  RR  RR 
1915 Stamps in type 2, overprinted with small 6pointed star and crescent (date between star and crescent)
10 pa green (red overprint) 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  
Value  Unused  Used  Remarks 
10 pa  *  c  
20 pa  *  c  
1 Pi  *  c  
5 Pi  **  * 
1915 Stamps in type 2, overprinted with small 6pointed star and crescent (date between star and crescent), on stamps for letters abroad
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  
Value  Unused  Used  Remarks 
10 pa  c  c  
20 pa  *  *  
1 Pi  ***  * 
1915 Stamp in type 2, overprinted with small 6pointed star and crescent (date between star and crescent), on newspaper stamp
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  
Value  Unused  Used  Remarks 
10 pa  *  c 
1916 Stamp in type 1, overprinted with 5pointed star and crescent (date between star and crescent)
10 Pi red
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 
10 Pi  RR  RR 
1916 Stamp in type 1, overprinted with 5pointed star and crescent (date between star and crescent), on stamp for letters abroad
20 pa red
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 
20 pa  **  ** 
1916 Stamps in type 2, overprinted with 5pointed star and crescent (date between star and crescent)
(Reduced size)
20 pa red 1 Pi blue (red overprint) 10 Pi red
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 
20 pa  *  c  
1 Pi  *  c  
10 Pi  RR  RR 
1916 Stamps in type 2, overprinted with 5pointed star and crescent (date between star and crescent), on stamps for letters abroad
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  
Value  Unused  Used  Remarks 
20 pa  *  c  
1 Pi  *  c 
1916 Stamps in type 1, overprinted with 5pointed star and crescent (arabic date in crescent)
2 1/2 Pi brown (red overprint) 25 Pi green (red overprint) 50 Pi brown Further surcharged 10 g on 25 Pi green (red overprint) 10 g on 50 Pi brown 25 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  
Value  Unused  Used  Remarks 
2 1/2 Pi  R  R  
25 Pi  R  ***  
50 Pi  RR  RR  
10 g on 25 Pi  ***  ***  
10 g on 50 Pi  RR  RR  
25 g on 50 Pi  RR  RR 
1916 Stamp in type 1, overprinted with 5pointed star and crescent (arabic date in crescent), on stamp for letters abroad, (overprinted with arabic sign)
2 Pi black (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  
Value  Unused  Used  Remarks 
2 Pi  R  R 
1916 Stamp in type 1, overprinted with 5pointed star and crescent (arabic date in crescent), on newspaper stamp (overprinted with arabic text)
5 pa 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  
Value  Unused  Used  Remarks 
5 pa  ***  *** 
1916 Stamp with label, overprinted with 5pointed star and crescent (arabic date in crescent)
(Reduced size)
5 pa 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  
Value  Unused  Used  Remarks 
5 pa  ***  *** 
1916 Stamps in type 2, overprinted with 5pointed star and crescent (arabic date in crescent)
5 pa yellow (red overprint) 10 pa green (red overprint) 20 pa red 1 Pi blue (red overprint) 2 Pi black (red overprint) 2 1/2 Pi brown (red overprint) 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  
Value  Unused  Used  Remarks 
5 pa  *  c  
10 pa  ***  ***  
20 pa  ***  ***  
1 Pi  **  *  
2 Pi  ***  **  
2 1/2 Pi  R  R  
5 Pi  RR  RR 
1916 Stamps in type 2, overprinted with 5pointed star and crescent (arabic date in crescent), on stamps for letters abroad, (overprinted with arabic sign)
1 Pi blue (red overprint) 2 Pi black (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  
Value  Unused  Used  Remarks 
1 Pi  R  R  
2 Pi  R  R 
1916 Stamps in type 2, overprinted with 5pointed star and crescent (arabic date in crescent), on newspaper stamp, (overprinted with arabic text)
5 pa yellow
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  R  R 
1917 Stamps in type 1, with beetle overprint
5 pa yellow (red overprint) 10 pa green (red overprint) 2 Pi black (red overprint) 2 1/2 Pi brown 25 Pi green (red overprint) Surcharged 10 Pi on 50 Pi (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  
Value  Unused  Used  Remarks 
5 pa  ***  ***  
10 pa  *  *  
2 Pi  RR  RR  
2 1/2 Pi  ***  ***  
25 Pi  RR  RR  
10 Pi on 50 Pi  RR  RR 
1917 Stamps in type 1, with beetle overprint, on stamps for letters abroad (overprinted with arabic sign)
1 Pi blue (red overprint) 2 Pi black (red or black overprint)
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 
1 Pi  RR  RR  
2 Pi  ***  ***  Black overprint: R 
1917 Stamp in type 1, with beetle overprint, on newspaper stamp (overprinted with arabic text)
5 pa yellow
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  RR  RR 
1917 Stamp with label, with beetle overprint
5 pa yellow
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  **  ** 
1917 Stamp in type 2, with beetle overprint
5 pa yellow (red overprint) 10 pa green (red overprint) 20 pa red 1 Pi blue (red overprint) 2 Pi black (red overprint) 2 1/2 Pi brown 5 Pi lilac (red overprint) 10 Pi red (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  
Value  Unused  Used  Remarks 
5 pa  **  **  
10 pa  *  *  
20 pa  *  *  
1 Pi  *  *  
2 Pi  ***  ***  
2 1/2 Pi  RR  RR  
5 Pi  RR  RR  
10 Pi  R  R 
1917 Stamp in type 2, with beetle overprint, on stamps for letters abroad (overprinted with arabic sign)
1 Pi blue (red or black overprint) 2 Pi black
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 
1 Pi  *  *  Black overprint: *** 
2 Pi  R  R 
1919 Surcharged with blue '5 and arabic text' and red 'toughra'
(Left; normal stamp; Right; with double blue '5 and arabic text' overprint)
5 pa on 2 pa olive
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 2 pa  c  c  Exists with double blue overprint, see picture above 
Overprinted with black circle (with signature), arabic text and value (1920)
5 Pa on 2 pa olive
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 2 pa  c  c 
Other overprints:
(Postage due stamps? 'T' in an ellipse overprint, reduced sizes)
For stamps in this design surcharged with a double headed eagle see under Albania.
For stamps issued from 1913 to 1920, click here.


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