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Return To Catalogue  Turkey overview
Note: on my website many of the pictures can not be seen! They are of course present in the cd's;
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(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  
Value  Unused  Used  Remarks 
10 pa  *  *  
20 pa  c  c  Second type with changed toughra was issued in 1920 
40 pa  *  * 
Overprinted with 5pointed star and moon (1916)
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  
Value  Unused  Used  Remarks 
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  
Value  Unused  Used  Remarks 
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  
Value  Unused  Used  Remarks 
2 pa on 10 pa  *  *  
5 pa on 20 pa  *  *  
10 pa on 40 pa  *  *  
20 pa on 40 pa  *  * 
Surcharged and overprinted with 5pointed 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  
Value  Unused  Used  Remarks 
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  
Value  Unused  Used  Remarks 
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  *  * 
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  
Value  Unused  Used  Remarks 
2 pa  c  c  
4 pa  c  c  
5 pa brown  c  c  
5 pa orange  vc  c  
6 pa  c  c  
10 pa  c  c  Both types 
20 pa  c  c  
1 Pi  *  c  Both types 
1 1/2 Pi  *  c  
1 3/4 Pi  c  c  
2 Pi  **  c  
2 1/2 Pi  *  c  
3 Pi  c  c  
5 Pi violet  ***  *  
5 Pi grey  **  c  
10 Pi brown  ***  *  
10 Pi violet  *  c  
25 Pi green  R  ***  
25 Pi brown  **  **  
50 Pi red  ***  ***  
50 Pi brown  ***  ***  
100 Pi  RR  R  
200 Pi  RRR  RRR 
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  
Value  Unused  Used  Remarks 
10 pa  c  c  
20 pa  c  c  
1 Pi  *  c  
1 3/4 Pi  **  *  
2 Pi  **  * 
Surcharged
(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  
Value  Unused  Used  Remarks 
5 pa on 4 pa  c  c  
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)
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  
Value  Unused  Used  Remarks 
5 pa  *  *  
10 pa  *  *  
20 pa  ***  *  
1 Pi  ***  **  
2 Pi  ***  **  
5 Pi  R  ***  
10 Pi  RR  R 
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  
Value  Unused  Used  Remarks 
2 1/2 Pi  RR  RR  
50 Pi  RR  RR 
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  
Value  Unused  Used  Remarks 
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  
Value  Unused  Used  Remarks 
60 pa on 1 Pi on 1 1/2 Pi  ***  *** 
(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  
Value  Unused  Used  Remarks 
5 pa  c  c  
10 pa  c  c  
20 pa  c  c  
1 Pi  c  c  
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  
Value  Unused  Used  Remarks 
10 pa  c  c  
20 pa  c  c  
1 Pi  c  c  
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  
Value  Unused  Used  Remarks 
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
(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  
Value  Unused  Used  Remarks 
2 pa violet  c  c  
2 pa blue  RR  RR  Non issued 
5 pa  c  c  
10 pa green  c  c  
10 pa lilac  c  c  
20 pa  c  c  
50 pa  c  c  
1 Pi  c  c  
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  
Value  Unused  Used  Remarks 
25 Pi  ***  **  
50 Pi  R  R  All three values 
Surcharged
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 nonissued 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  
Value  Unused  Used  Remarks 
50 pa  c  *  
1 Pi  **  **  
2 Pi  c  c  
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!
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  
Value  Unused  Used  Remarks 
20 pa  c  c  
1 Pi  RR  RR  
25 Pi  RR  RR 
(Stamp issued in 1921)
(Permanent serie of 1923, 1 1/2 Pi green)
Non issued stamp?


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