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Postage Due Stamps

Besides the postage due stamps that are in a similar design as the postage stamps (see there), in 1914 some special postage due stamps were issued.

1914 Inscription 'CHIFFRE TAXE'

  5 pa red
  20 pa red
  1 Pi blue
  2 Pi grey

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 
20 pacc 
1 Pi** 
2 Pi** 
Overprinted with text (armistice issue, 1919)

  (red text) on 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
1 Pi RRRR 

Provisional issues for the government in Ankara (1920)

Several fiscal stamps were overprinted in 1920 to be used as postage stamps, because of a shortage of ordinary postage stamps, examples:

These stamps often received, next to the ordinary cancel, a prescribed cut (or even more). Damaged stamps are therefore quite usual.


Postal Stationery

Examples:

1869 Embossed moon, text and value in black:


(Crescent in center, four stars in each corner)


(Star with 'Toughra' in center, inscription 'POSTES OTTOMANES' below)


Local issues

1867 'LOCAL-POST D B S R Kustendje& Czernawoda', harbor

  20 Pa black on green
Other values exist, but were never officially issued.

The stamps of Kustendje & Czernawoda (Romania) were used for post of the Danube and Black Sea Railway Co.The post formed a link between Kustendje (Constanza), the Danube Steam Navigation Co`s.mail - boats and the Austrian Lloyd, accelerating the service from Central Europe to the Levant. Stamps used on letters from Kustendje or Czernawoda passed as loose letters over the railway and are found in combination with stamps of Austrian Italy. The territory belonged to Turkey at that time.

1866 Inscription 'POSTE LOCALE Service Mixte Taxe Ext: Taxe Int: TOTAL'

  10 pa black on yellow
  20 pa black on lilac
  1 pi red
  2 pi blue

Forgeries? unissued stamps? 1 pi black:

Inscription 'POSTE LOCALE', moon and star

5 pa black on blue

  5 pa black on blue
  20 pa black on green
  40 pa black on lilac

These stamps were used by the Lianno's Post in Constantinople (now called Istanbul). This post began at the suggestion of the Turkish Government, which admitted itself incapability of organising a satisfactory postal service in Constantinople and its surroundings. It was authorised by Imperial Decree, dated August 15-1865, and the service was inaugurated on December 1st of that year. Though intended to be a local service, letters were also forwarded abroad.

Fournier offers forgeries of these stamps, however, I don't know how to recognize them. He offers them for 1 Swiss Franc (the whole serie) as second choice forgeries. They were probably made by Spiro:


(Spiro? forgery)

I know of another forgery, where the value in arabic is wrongly indicated (all the same as the 5 pa value), I don't have pictures of this forgery.

 

1870 T.B. Morton & Co

  1/2 pi green
  1 pi red
  2 pi blue

I don't know when the following stamp was issued (2 different designs):


The word 'Journal' is overprinted in orange with 'LETTER'

 

1859 'Officio postale vapori ammir agliato', steam ship company:

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(Could be forgeries)

The value is always inscribed manually.

 

Asia Minor S.S.Co; 2 Piastres and one Piastre:

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Various overprints

Mount Athos, stamps of Turkey, overprinted with a triangle with three letters in the corners:

Overprints for local use in Constantinopel:

Both the Mount Athos and the Constantinopel overprint seem to be merely cancels.


Provisional issue

Provisional issue for Kilis (Cilicie, 1921)

  1 Pi 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
1 PiRR 

 


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