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TURKEY, issues 1913-1920

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1913 Andrinople mosque


(Sorry for the bad quality of the picture)

  10 pa green
  20 pa red (two types, toughra different)
  40 pa 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
10 pa** 
20 paccSecond type with changed toughra was issued in 1920
40 pa ** 
Overprinted with 5-pointed star and moon (1916)

Image obtained thanks to Christer Bergstrom

  10 pa green (red overprint)
  20 pa red
  40 pa 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
10 pa*c 
20 pa**** 
40 pa *** 
Overprinted with beetle like text (1917)

(Sorry, no picture available yet)

  10 pa green (red overprint)
  40 pa 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
10 pa**** 
40 pa****** 
Surcharged (postage due stamps)


(Surcharged '20' on 40 pa, postage due stamp)

  2 pa on 10 pa green
  5 pa (blue) on 20 pa red
  10 pa (red) on 40 pa blue
  20 pa on 40 pa 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
2 pa on 10 pa** 
5 pa on 20 pa** 
10 pa on 40 pa ** 
20 pa on 40 pa ** 
Surcharged and overprinted with 5-pointed star with moon (1916)


(Reduced sizes)

  10 on 2 pa on 10 pa green
  20 on 5 pa (blue) on 20 pa red
  40 on 10 pa (red) on 40 pa blue
  40 on 20 pa on 40 pa 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
10 on 2 pa on 10 pa****** 
20 on 5 pa on 20 pa****** 
40 on 10 pa on 40 pa ****** 
40 on 20 pa on 40 pa ****** 
Doubly surcharged and overprinted with beetle like text (1917)

(Sorry, no picture available yet)

  10 pa on 2 pa on 10 pa green
  20 pa on 5 pa (blue) on 20 pa red
  30 pa on 10 pa (red) on 40 pa blue
  30 pa on 20 pa on 40 pa 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
10 on 2 pa on 10 pa** 
20 on 5 pa on 20 pa** 
30 on 10 pa on 40 pa ** 
30 on 20 pa on 40 pa ** 

 

1914 Various designs, inscription 'POSTES OTTOMANES' (except 200 Pi)

  2 pa lilac (obelisk)
  4 pa brown (mosque)
  5 pa brown (tower)
  5 pa orange (1920, toughra changed)
  6 pa blue (castle)
  10 pa green (two types, toughra different)
  20 pa red 
  1 Pi blue (mosque, two types, toughra different)
  1 1/2 Pi red and black
  1 3/4 Pi brown
  2 Pi green and black
  2 1/2 Pi orange and green (Bosporus)
  3 Pi blue (1920)
  5 Pi violet
  5 Pi grey (different design)
  10 Pi brown
  10 Pi violet (1920)
  25 Pi green
  25 Pi brown (1920)
  50 Pi red
  50 Pi brown (1920)
  100 Pi blue
  200 Pi green and black

Value of the stamps

vc = very common
c  = common
*  = not so common
** = uncommon
*** = very uncommon
R   = rare
RR  = very rare
RRR = extremely rare
ValueUnusedUsedRemarks
2 pacc 
4 pacc 
5 pa browncc 
5 pa orangevcc 
6 pacc 
10 paccBoth types
20 pacc 
1 Pi *cBoth types
1 1/2 Pi *c 
1 3/4 Pi cc 
2 Pi **c 
2 1/2 Pi*c 
3 Picc 
5 Pi violet**** 
5 Pi grey**c 
10 Pi brown**** 
10 Pi violet*c 
25 Pi greenR*** 
25 Pi brown**** 
50 Pi red****** 
50 Pi brown****** 
100 Pi RRR 
200 Pi RRRRRR 
Overprinted with star (for use on mail abroad, 1914)

(Sorry, no picture available yet, if anyobody possesses a picture, please contace me!)

  10 pa green (red overprint)
  20 pa red (blue overprint)
  1 Pi blue (red overprint)
  1 3/4 Pi grey and brown (blue overprint)
  2 Pi green and 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
ValueUnusedUsedRemarks
10 pacc 
20 pacc 
1 Pi *c 
1 3/4 Pi*** 
2 Pi*** 
Surcharged 

Image obtained thanks to Christer Bergstrom


(Reduced sizes)

  5 pa (red) on 4 pa brown (1920, newspaper stamp)
  60 pa on 10 pa green (1921)
  1 Pi (and arabic text and date) on 1 1/2 Pi red and black (1914)
  7 1/2 Pi on 3 Pi blue (red or black surcharge)
  10 Pi on 100 Pi blue (1915)
  25 Pi on 200 Pi green and black (1915) 

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 on 4 pacc 
60 pa on 10 pa *c 
1 Pi on 1 1/2 Pi c*Error: without date: ***
7 1/2 Pi on 3 Pi **Black or red surcharge
10 Pi on 100 Pi R*** 
25 Pi on 200 Pi ****** 

Overprinted with arabic text in two lines (lowest line is actually a date)

Image obtained thanks to Christer Bergstrom

  5 pa brown
  10 pa green (red overprint)
  20 pa red
  1 pi blue (red overprint)
  2 Pi green and black (red overprint)
  5 Pi violet (red overprint)
  10 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 ** 
10 pa** 
20 pa**** 
1 Pi***** 
2 Pi ***** 
5 PiR*** 
10 PiRRR 

Overprinted with arabic text commemorating the armistice (1919)

  2 1/2 Pi orange and green
  50 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
ValueUnusedUsedRemarks
2 1/2 PiRRRR 
50 PiRRRR 

Overprinted with star and crescent (1916) in blue

  60 pa on 1 Pi (and arabic text and date) on 1 1/2 Pi red and black (1914

Value of the stamps

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

Overprinted with beetle like text (1917)

  60 pa on 1 Pi (and arabic text and date) on 1 1/2 Pi red and black (1914

Value of the stamps

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

 

1916 General post office in Constantinopel


(Reduced size)

  5 pa green
  10 pa red
  20 pa blue
  1 Pi violet and black
  5 Pi yellow and black

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 Pi cc 
5 Pi*c 

1916 Overprinted with star and crescent (date between star and crescent)

  10 pa red
  20 pa blue
  1 Pi violet and black
  5 Pi brown and black 

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 pacc 
20 pacc 
1 Picc 
5 Pi*c 

1916 Oveprinted with star and crescent (date inside crescent)

  5 Pi brown and black 

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*c 

Due to a lack of 5 pa stamps, in Beni Saab (Gaza, Palestine) some provisional (non official?) stamps were issued in 1917 by overprinting a 10 pa stamp with '5' (also in arabic). Besides the postmark this stamp also has a blue crayon which was required upon arrival. Most of these provisionals were used on money orders, which were required to be held at the arriving post office and later destroyed, therefore only the few that were used on postcards still exist today. In a few days all the surcharged stamps were used up. It seems that two other stamps of Turkey were also surcharged in this way (I have never seen them):


Gaza provisional, certified genuine

 

1916 Monuments and war scenes


(Stamp with Bukarest cancel, 20 pa red, reduced size)

  2 pa violet
  2 pa blue (sligtly different inscription, never placed in use)
  5 pa orange (mosque)
  10 pa green (lighthouse)
  10 pa lilac (soldiers?)
  20 pa red (monument of liberty)
  50 pa blue (Dardanelles)
  1 Pi violet (map with face of Sultan)
  2 Pi orange and blue
  5 Pi blue and black (pyramid)
  10 Pi violet
  10 Pi green
  10 Pi brown
  25 Pi red 
  50 Pi red
  50 Pi blue
  50 Pi green on 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
2 pa violetcc 
2 pa blue RRRRNon issued
5 pacc 
10 pa greencc 
10 pa lilaccc 
20 pacc 
50 pacc 
1 Picc 
2 Pi *c 
5 Pi** 
10 Pi violet**c 
10 Pi green*** 
10 Pi brown*** 
25 Pi *** 
50 Pi red***** 
50 Pi blue***** 
50 Pi green on yellow ****** 
Overprinted with beetle like text (1917)

  25 Pi red
  50 Pi red (blue overprint)
  50 Pi blue (red overprint)
  50 Pi green on 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
25 Pi***** 
50 PiRRAll three values
Surcharged 

With purely arabic overprint 5 Pi on 2 pa blue '5 Piastres 5' at the left hand side

  5 pa on 1 Pi red (war scene, not issued without surcharge)
  '10' on 20 pa red (same design as 10 pa lilac)
  4 1/2 Pi on 1 Pi red (1921, on non-issued 1 Pi stamp)
  5 Pi on 2 pa blue (war scene, surcharge in arabic only, not issued without surcharge)
  5 Pi on 2 pa blue (as previous stamp, with '5 Piastres 5' at left)

Double surcharged

  2 pa on 5 pa on 1 Pi red

With armistice overprint (1919)

  50 pa blue (red overprint)
  1 Pi blue (red overprint)
  2 Pi orange and blue 
  5 Pi blue and black (red overprint)
  10 Pi green (red overprint)
  25 Pi red
  50 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
50 pa c* 
1 Pi**** 
2 Picc 
5 Pi** 
10 Pi **** 
25 Pi**** 
50 Pi ****** 

Surcharged (1921)

  '30 PARAS' on 10 pa lilac

Several overprints also exist (issued in 1920), example:

I still need pictures of the overprints of this period. If you possess any pictures, please contact me!

 

1919 Stamps with armistice overprint

  20 pa red
  1 Pi blue (soldier, red overprint )
  25 Pi blue (red overprint)

These stamps were not issued without 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
20 pa cc 
1 Pi RRRR 
25 PiRRRR 

Later issues:

 


(Stamp issued in 1921)


(Permanent serie of 1923, 1 1/2 Pi green)


Non issued stamp?


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