Greece stamps

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#418 #419 #420
Scott: #418-20O

Issued: 21.5.1939

75th Anniversary of the Union of the Ionian Islands with Greece

#1A #2 #3

Inside #418-20: Ionian Islands (Br) #1-3O (B)

See SOS Signal No. 35


#511#513#531

Scott: #511P, #513P, #531P

(Thanks to Kathy Sulzner)

Issued: 20.10.1947 (#513), 12.4.1948 (#511), 15.9.1950 (#531)

Return of the Dodecanese to Greece

Scan not available

 

 

Inside #511, #513, #531: Revolutionary Stamps of 1912 Used in Aegean IslandsO

Aegean Islands (Dodecanese) (1912-47)

A group of 14 islands in the southeastern Aegean Sea. Under Turkish rule since the early 16th century, the islands declared their independence in 1912, during the Italo-Turkish War, but were soon occupied by Italy. Greece recognized Italian control of the islands in 1920, and Turkey formally ceded them to Italy in 1923. The Aegean Islands were occupied by Germany from 1943-45 and by British forces from 1945-47. In 1947 they were annexed by Greece. Italy issued a large number of stamps for use in the islands from 1912-43, while the Germans overprinted a few issues from 1943-45. During 1945-47, stamps of the British Middle East Forces were used. In 1947, specially overprinted Greek stamps were used, and regular Greek issues have been used since 1947.

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# 721-727

Scott: #721-7P

Issued: 20.12.1961

Centenary of Greek Stamps

Inside #721-7:

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#7 1861

Greece #1O

Greece #2O

Greece #3O

Greece #7O

 

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Greece #4O

Greece #5O

Greece #6O


#1062

Scott: #1062P

Issued: 15.11.1972

Stamp Day

Inside #1062: Stamp Collecting

#1062a


#1106

Scott: #1106O

Issued: 15.11.1973

Stamp Day

Inside #1106: Stamp Collecting


Scott: #1119P

Issued: 15.11.1974

Stamp Day

#80 Inside #1119: Crete #80O


#1157

Scott: #1157P

Issued: 15.11.1975

Stamp Day

#380 Inside #1157: Greece #380O


Scott: #1235O

Issued: 15.12.1977

Greeks Living Abroad

#1204 Inside #1235: Greece #1204O


#1249-52

Scott: #1249-52O

Issued: 15.5.1978

150th Anniversary of Greek Postal Service

#6 Inside #1250: Greece #6O

#122 Inside #1251: Greece #122O

#1062 Inside #1252: Greece #1062P

#1252a1

Scott: #1252aP


Scott: #1322O

Issued: 24.11.1979

Balkanfila

Inside #1322: Pseudo Stamp


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Scott: #1452-3O

Issued: 14.3.1983

Postal Code Inauguration

#1439 Inside #1452: Greece #1439O (on Cover)

#3-1 Inside #1453: Greece #3O (B)

Design component:  Hermes head vignette only (Thanks to Lou)


Scott: #1660O

Issued: 22.05.1989

Bicentenary of the French Revolution

 Inside #1660: France Type A915 (Pic of #1788)

Design component: Liberte head engraving by Gandon only, background, inscriptions omitted

#1660 also issued in booklets containing 20 panes of 5 stamps, perf. 131/4 horizontally.

Thanks to Lou Guadagno


Scott: #1709O

Thanks to Dr. Eli Moallem for the scan

Issued: 14.12.1990

Stamp Day

Inside #1709 (In Margin):

Greece #C22P

Greece #C23P

Greece #C28O

Greece #C30O

Thanks to Dr. Eli Moallem for the scans

 

#128

#82

Greece #128O

Greece #165O

Crete #82O


#1832

Scott: #1832 a-dP

Issued: 25.3.1996

Centenary, Olympic Games

Inside #1832a-d:

#117

GREEC118

#119

GREEC120

Greece #117O

Greece #118O

Greece #119O

Greece #120O

Thanks to Sergei Divid for some of the scans

 

#1833

Scott: #1833 a-dP

Issued: 25.3.1996,

Centenary, Olympic Games

Inside #1833a-d:

#122

#124_1

#125_1

#128

Greece #122O

Greece #124O

Greece #125O

Greece #128O

Thanks to Sergei Divid for some of the scans

 

#1834

Scott: #1834a-dP

Issued: 25.3.1996

Centenary, Olympic Games

Inside #1834a-d:

#121

#126

#127

Greece #121O

Greece #123O

Greece #126O

Greece #127O

Thanks to Sergei Divid for some of the scans


#1976a-b

Scott: #1976a-bP

Issued: 18.12.2000

Centenary, Stamps of Crete (Greek Administration)

Greek Administration #69 Inside #1976a: Crete, Greek Administration #69O

Greek Administration #71a Inside #1976b: Crete, Greek Administration #71O


2006

Scott: #2238P

Issued: 10.1.2006

50th Anniversary of the first Europa stamp

#1459 Inside #2238: Greece #1459O

#1255 Inside #2238: Greece #1255O


2006a-b

Scott: #2252-3P

Issued: 7.4.2006

Olympic interim games 1906 2 s/s

Greece stamps of 1906 - Greek Art, Classical Period (480-323 BC)

#187 Inside #2252: Greece #187O

#191 Inside #2252: Greece #191O

#188_1 Inside #2252: Greece #188O

#192 Inside #2252: Greece #192O

#189 Inside #2253: Greece #189O

#194 Inside #2253: Greece #194O

#197_1 Inside #2253: Greece #197O

 Inside #2253: Greece #190O


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Scott: #????-?P

Issued: 12.3.2007

Greetings Stamps

Inside #????: Pseudo Stamp

Scott: #????aO


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Scott: #2344-9P

Issued: 21.4.2008

Personalized stamps - Letter

Inside #2344: Stamp on Envelope – TBI

#2349a

Scott: #2349aO


Scott: #????P, #????P, #????P, #????P,

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Issued: 01.10.2011

150th Anniversary, First Greece stamps

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Greece #1O

Greece #2O

Greece #3O

Greece #7O

 

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Greece #4O

Greece #5O

Greece #6O

Inside #????-?: Greece #1-7 (value numerals omitted, colors changed)

Scott: #????P

On October 1st, 1861 Greece released it’s first postage stamps, what’s known as the “Large Hermes Heads”. They are masterpieces, considered some of the finest stamps, not only in Greek philately, but in all philately. The seven stamps each feature the Greek god Hermes, known among other traits, as messenger to the Gods. It’s a perfect choice and one that recurs many times on stamps worldwide. The Hermes Head stamp has it’s roots in France, the stamp design was done by Albert Barre. His design based on the French stamp featuring the goddess Demeter, and executed by his father, the engraver Jacques-Jean Barre. The seven values of the first stamps (Scott #1-7) were printed in Paris, and have become known as the “Paris Prints”.  These were so finely executed that they are fairly easy to recognize, even to an untrained eye like mine.

The printing plates were shipped to Greece, where printing resumed. The subsequent printings created a number of distinct varieties, which amuse, frustrate and otherwise occupy many collectors. Indeed, many devote themselves to the study of nothing but these stamps. Control numbers on the back of the stamps, paper varieties, color variations, plates flaws and forgeries all contribute to the mystique the Hermes Heads continue to have.

Among the most valuable is the “Solferino” a distinct color variety of the 40 lepta Hermes Head stamp. The stamp takes it’s name from the blood spilled on the sands at the battle of Solferino. Only 14 examples are known to exist and one is about to go to auction with an opening bid of 40,000 euro. Any takers?

An interesting aside…the Hermes Heads were not the first postage stamps used in Greece. The British having occupied the Ionian Islands, issued a set of three stamps in 1859. Five years later, in a gesture of goodwill they ceded the islands back to Greece and those stamps became invalid.

Happy 150th Anniversary! (http://hermeshead.wordpress.com/2011/09/30/)

Thanks to Lou Guadagno and Mike Knopfler


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Scott: #????P

Issued: 29.10.2015

115th Anniversary of Postal Savings Bank in Greece

sos crete 51  1900 Inside #???? (multiples in upper right margin of s/s): Crete #51

The first postal savings bank was started in Crete in 1900 before unification with Greece. 

Thanks to Lou Guadagno


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