Monday, April 14, 2014

The Sultan

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As You already know, Turkey Philately is one of my favorites..these stamps belong to a lot I have bought 2 Years ago, knowing nothing about Ottoman Philately or history of was just a small stockcard full with beautiful and ancient stamps , at a very reasonable price..Now that I know a little more , after have classified some of them, I could say that economically it was a good deal, but it was Excellent in almost all other aspects..  

Stamps from 1892 overprinted in Red or Black in 1915.
The Crescent and the Star are present in many sets from Ottoman and Turkey Philately..It's significance is rooted deep in History... 
Perf: 13.5
SG(537,538) Sc(288,289)

this is a beautiful stamp , from a set of 1914  full with other beautiful stamps... It is a set that is called  London Series (all the work done by Bradbury Wilkinson, London ) ... it represents the Cruiser Hamidie.. this stamp and the last one of the set ( representing the Sultan..) are exceptions , because all the other 15 stamps are just sights and views of Turkey...(I am here in front of another "must have" situation!!..)
Perf: 12
SG(508) Sc(263)

these are stamps from a set 7 1916 "Dolmabahce Series".. they represent the Sultan Mohammed V and the Sultan's Palace Dolmabahce..
Perf: 12.5
SG(764,765,766) Sc(431,432,433)

the stamp represents Mohammed V and the map of the Dardanelles..important strategic point , the islands were disputed for many, many years..
from a set 8 "Vienna Series (1917/1918)"
Perf: 12.5
SG(920) Sc(426)

this is a stamp from the 1st set of the Republic.
It is a set 19 "Crescent and Star (1923/1926)" ; there are 3 issues , differing by the printing  and properties of the paper.. this 1st issue is with thin Paper
Perf: 13.5
SG(1003) Sc(614)

another set about Kemal Ataturk.. stamps from the set 19 1931/1932.. thin paper was used again in this set..
Perf: 11.5
SG(1123,1133) Sc(738,750)


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