Sunday, June 22, 2014


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Today, I think the post will be a little bit shorter than the last.. I have stamps from Turkey, the Ottoman period and some President Ataturk stamps...

Sultan Abdul Hamid II has reigned in Turkey from 1876 to 1909.. what is common to all the stamps of this series (6) , is the Tughra and Arms of the Sultan.. the difference between them is the design of the frame...
Series from 1892/1898 "Arms and Tughra of Sultan Abdul Hamid II (Various Frames)"
Perf: 13.5
SG(142a,143,144) Sc(96,96a,97,98) [the first two stamps have only one code , in SG]

I already talked , and I will talk again about Tughra's... but what is a Tughra??

stamps from the series (10) 1908 "Crescent Moon & Star over Sultan's Tughra"
Perf: 12.5
SG(237b,238c) Sc(135a,136) [Typo]

[Left] Complete series "5pa Surcharge on 1892 10pa 'Arms and Tughra of Sultan Abdul Hamid II (Various frames)' 1897"
Perf: 13.5
SG(144) Sc(98) [Typo]

[Right] I did not detected the blue overprint in a first look to this stamp..
this is a stamp from a series (5) 1909.. it is a stamp projected to external mail... in a time when Turkey Post Office had a ferocious competition from foreign Office's in Turkey (British, French, German,etc) , this Overprint offer's the merchants and Exporter company's a special discount , to improve the use of National stamps. 
This Overprint was made on stamps also from 1909 .. so we have : "Overprint on 'Crescent Moon & Star over Sultan's Tughra' 1909" ; the difference between the 1908 and the 1909 series is due to the position of the Arabic characters below the Sultan's Tughra... in the 1908 series , they touch the center circular frame and in the 1909 series , there is a space between the center frame and the characters (of course, if you know Arabic writing , perhaps the message is different....) 
Perf: 12
SG(290c) Sc(162) [Typo]

from a series (8) 1901 "Sultan Abdul Hamid II Tughra (Foreign Mail)"
Perf: 13.5
SG(178) Sc(105) [Typo]

This next group of President Ataturk stamps was in a little glassine bag, since the beginning of 2013 (someone brought them from Turkey..)

stamps from two different series...
1st) from a series (5) 1966 "Kemal Ataturk" 
Perf: 12.5
SG(2171) Sc(1725) [Litho]
2nd) from a series (7) 1978 "Kemal Ataturk"
Perf: 13
SG(2434a) Sc(2068) [Litho]

there is nothing more to say about President Ataturk, that already has not been said before  in other, I will just write the stamps data and nothing more....

[Left] 1) series (5) 2006 "Kemal Ataturk"
Perf: 13 x 13.5
SG(O3696) Sc(O247) [Litho]
2) Complete series 2007 "Kemal Ataturk"
Perf: 13 x 13.5
SG(O3820) Sc(O255) [Litho] [Wmk]
3) series (4) 2008 "Kemal Ataturk"
Perf: 13 x 13.5
SG(O3892) [Litho] [Wmk]

[Right] from a series (13) 2009 "Mustafa Kemal Attaturk Commemoration"
Perf: 14
SG(3899,3900,3906) [Litho] [Wmk]

in this post there was no information about stamp designers... it was not possible to gather is dificult ( and  I have a National stamp catalog.!!.)


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