Turkey stamps

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Turkey, known officially as the Republic of Turkey, is a Eurasian country that stretches across the Anatolian peninsula in western Asia and Thrace (Rumelia) in the Balkan region of southeastern Europe. Turkey is one of the six independent Turkic states. Turkey is bordered by eight countries: Bulgaria to the northwest; Greece to the west; Georgia to the northeast; Armenia, Azerbaijan (the exclave of Nakhchivan) and Iran to the east; and Iraq and Syria to the southeast. The Mediterranean Sea and Cyprus are to the south; the Aegean Sea to the west; and the Black Sea is to the north. The Sea of Marmara, the Bosphorus and the Dardanelles (which together form the Turkish Straits) demarcate the boundary between Eastern Thrace and Anatolia; they also separate Europe and Asia.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Turkey

 

Location of Turkey


#1248

Scott: #1248P

Issued: 6.7.1957

75th Anniversary, Academy of Art

Inside #1248: Pseudo Stamp


#1429

Scott: #1429O

Issued: 5.10.1958

International Letter Writing Week

Inside #1429: Stamps on Envelopes


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Scott: #1560-3P

Issued: 13.1.1963

Centenary, Turkish Postage Stamps

#1 Inside #1560: Turkey #1O

#2 Inside #1561: Turkey #2O

#4 Inside #1562: Turkey #4O

#5 Inside #1563: Turkey #5O

#1560-3

On January 1, 1863, Turkey issued its first adhesive postage stamps. It was the second independent country in Asia to issue adhesive stamps, preceded only by Russia in 1858, and two British colonies, Scinde District of India in 1852, India itself in 1854 and Ceylon in 1857. Turkey's stamps came less than two years after its neighbor and former territory, Greece (independent 1832), issued its first stamps.

The design consists of the tughra, the Turkish emblem of sovereignty, for the then current ruler Sultan Abdülaziz, over a crescent bearing the inscription in Ottoman Turkish Devleti Aliye Osmaniye, or "The Sublime Ottoman Empire". Between some of the stamps there is a control band with the words Nazareti Maliye devleti aliye, or "Ministry of Finance of the Imperial Government". The stamp was designed and lithographed at the Constantinople mint, and the writing is entirely in Turkish using Arabic script. The issue includes four denominations issued as regular postage stamps, and the same four values as postage due stamps. Including paper variants, a total of 10 Scott catalogue numbers have been assigned the issue.


#1596-1600

Scott: #1596-1598O, 1599-1600P

Issued: 7.9.1963

Istanbul '63

#5 Inside #1596: Turkey #5O

#5b

Turkey #5bO

Lou wrote: Technically, the stamp reproduced is Sc # 5b, since there is no colored band at the base. I'm sure the designer left off the band on this, and the other centenary issues (see #1560-3 and #1601) for esthetic reasons, but according to books on classic Turkish stamps, the first issues were not valid for postage unless a banded stamp was used on mails.

#1 Inside #1597: Turkey in Asia #1O

#83 Inside #1598: Turkey in Asia #83O

#679 Inside #1599: Turkey #679O

#C2 Inside #1600: Turkey #C2P

Thanks to Lou Guadagno


Scott: #1601O

Issued: 7.9.1963

International Philatelic Federation

Turkey #1560-3 Inscribed "F.I.P.GINU"

(Thanks to Zhang for the scan)


#1673

Scott: #1673O

Issued: 13.9.1965

Ankara '65

 Inside #1673: Turkey #1515O

#1482 Inside #1673: Turkey #1482O

#B105 Inside #1673: Turkey #B105O

#1674

Scott: #1674O

Inside #1674:

#1497

#842

#1634

#1101

Turkey #1497O

Turkey #842O

Turkey #1634P

Turkey #1101O

 

#997

#810

#1190

 

Turkey #997O

Turkey #810O

Turkey #1190O

#1563

#798

#840

#B109

Turkey #1563P

Turkey #798O

Turkey #840O

Turkey #B109O

 

#1633

#1628

#1617

 

Turkey #1633O

Turkey #1628O

Turkey #1617P

#991

#1552

#1637

#1635

Turkey #991O

Turkey #1552O

Turkey #1637O

Turkey #1635O

#941

 

#1247

 

Turkey #941P

 

Turkey #1247O

 

#1161

#727

#1004

Turkey #1161O

Turkey #727O

Turkey #1207O

Turkey #1004O

 

#B100

 

 

 

Turkey #B100O

 

 

#782

#1591

#858

#1586

Turkey #782O

Turkey #1591O

Turkey #858O

Turkey #1586O

#1223

#1640

 

 

#1058

 

Turkey #1223O

Turkey #1640O

 

Turkey #1058O

#B82

#1435

#1488

#B83

Turkey #B82O

Turkey #1435O

Turkey #1488P

Turkey #B83O

 

 

#B96

 

 

 

Turkey #B96O

 

#c33

#1612

#1508

#728

Turkey #C33P

Turkey #1612O

Turkey #1508O

Turkey #728O

 

 

#960

#1617

 

 

 

Turkey #960P

Turkey #1617P

#1518

#1219

#B69

#839

Turkey #1518O

Turkey #1219O

Turkey #B69P

Turkey #839O

 

#1644

#1472

#1618

 

Turkey #1644O

Turkey #1472O

Turkey #1618P

#B79

#1575

#1647

#1483

Turkey #B79O

Turkey #1575P

Turkey #1647P

Turkey #1483O

#1649

 

 

#1648

Turkey #1649O

 

 

Turkey #1648O


%231711%231712%231713

Scott: #1711-3O

Issued: 3.9.1966

2nd "Balkanfila" Stamp Exhibition

Inside #1711-3: Pseudo Stamp

#1714

Scott: #1714O


%231753#1754

Scott: #1753P, #1754O

Issued: 8.9.1967

International Trade Fair

#792 Inside #1753: Turkey #792O

#837 Inside #1753: Turkey #837O

#1059 Inside #1753: Turkey #1059O

Inside #1754: Pseudo Stamp

#1754a

Scott: #1754aP


#1825-6

Scott: #1825-6O

Issued: 18.10.1969

55th Anniversary, First Turkish Airmail Flight

#238 Inside #1826: Turkey #238O


%231867#1868

Scott: #1867P, #1868O

Issued: 28.10.1970

25th Anniversary, UN

Inside #1867-8: Pseudo Stamp


#1951

Scott: #1951O

Issued: 26.10.1973

Balkanfila IV

Inside #1951: Pseudo Stamp


#2100

Scott: #2100O

Issued: 25.10.1978

2nd Nat'l. Philatelic Youth Exhibition

Inside #2100 (In Margin):

#2001

#2000

%232029

#2002

%232028

#2001

Turkey #2001O

Turkey #2000P

Turkey #2029O

Turkey #2002O

Turkey #2028O

Turkey #2001O

#2002

%232028

#2035

#2030

%232029

#2000

Turkey #2002O

Turkey #2028O

Turkey #2035O

Turkey #2030O

Turkey #2029O

Turkey #2000P

%232029

#2037

%232028

#2035

%232029

#2002

Turkey #2029O

Turkey #2037O

Turkey #2028O

Turkey #2035O

Turkey #2029O

Turkey #2002O

%232028

#2000

#2001

%232028

#2030

Turkey #2028O

Turkey #2000P

Turkey #2001O

Turkey #2028O

Turkey #2030O


#2188-90

#2191-3

Scott: #2188P, #2189P, #2190O, #2191P, #2192O, #2193O

Issued: 19.5.1981

Birth Centenary, Kemal Ataturk

#1801

#1816

#1604

Inside #2188, #2194a:

Turkey #1801O

 

Inside #2189, #2194b:

Turkey #1816O

 

Inside #2190, #2194c:

Turkey #1604O

 

#804

#777

#1959a

Inside #2191, #2194d:

Turkey #804O

 

Inside #2192, #2194e:

Turkey #777O

 

Inside #2193, #2194f:

Turkey #1959O

 

#2194

Scott: #2194O


#2195_1

Scott: #2195

Issued: 8.8.1981

Balkanfila VIII

#B68 Inside #2195: Turkey #B68O

#733 Inside #2195: Turkey #733O

#2195


#2300

Scott: #2300O

Issued: 13.1.1985

Istanbul '87

#1047 Inside #2300: Turkey #1047O


#2715A

Scott: #2715AO

Issued: 29.10.1998

75th Anniversary, Turkish Republic

Inside #2715a (in Margin):

#C55

#2405

Turkey #C55O

Turkey #2405O

#2654

#2442

Turkey #2654O

Turkey #2442O

In the background

 

#758 Inside #2715A (In the background): Turkey #758O

#2588 Inside #2715A (In the background): Turkey #2558O

#2269 Inside #2715A (In the background): Turkey #2269P

  

#1959 Inside #2715A (In the background): Turkey #1959O

or

#2193 Turkey #2193O (Thanks to Attilio Papio)

#2405 Inside #2715A (In the background): Turkey #2405O

#1113 Inside #2715A (In the background): Turkey #1113O

#922 Inside #2715A (In the background): Turkey #922O

#1606 Inside #2715A (In the background): Turkey #1606O

#922 Inside #2715A (In the background): Turkey #922O

Thanks to Lou Guadagno


2005a1 2005a2 2005a3 2005a4

Scott: #2981-4O

Issued: 15.12.2005

50th Anniversary of Europa stamps

#1907

#1628

Inside #2981: Turkey #1907O

(CD15) (B)

Inside #2982: Turkey #1628O

(CD7) (B)

#B120

#1719

Inside #2983: Turkey #B120O

(CD10) (B)

Inside #2984: Turkey #1719O

(CD9) (B)

 

2005b5

Scott: #2985O

 

#1520

#1800

Inside #2985a: Turkey #1520O

(CD4)

Inside #2985b: Turkey #1800O

 (CD12)

#1553

#1775

Inside #2985c: Turkey #1553O

(CD5)

Inside #2985d: Turkey #1775O

 (CD11)

 

2005c5

Scott: #2986O

#1493

#1935

Inside #2986a: Turkey #1493O

(CD3)

Inside #2986b: Turkey #1936O

(CD16)

#1602

#1876

Inside #2986c: Turkey #1602O

(CD6)

Inside #2986d: Turkey #1876O

(CD14)


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Scott: #3163-7O

Issued: 27.05.2009

70th Anniversary of the Ministry of Transport and Communication

Inside #3165: Pseudo Stamps

Inside #3167: Pseudo Stamps

Thanks to Lloyd Gilbert


Scott: #3332O

Issued: 14.01.2013

150th anniversary of Turkish stamps

Scott: #3332cO

#1 Inside #3332c: Turkey #1O

Scott: #3332dO

#1 Inside #3332d: Pseudo Stamp

Thanks to Lloyd Gilbert


Scott: #????O

(Unlisted)

Issued: 14.01.2013

150th anniversary of Turkish stamps

 Inside #????: Turkey #4O

sos turkey 3332d  2013 Inside #????: Turkey #3332d

Lou wrote: I saw on WNS a great sos stamp from another s/s that I had never seen before.  In checking Scott's, I saw that they did not list or mention it, and I thought maybe it was a cancelled issue.  In checking online, I did find it and saw the reason it wasn't in Scott's.

The s/s was from a special very limited issue 150th Anniversary presentation folder, and tho it had a face value of 1.50 Turkish Lire, it sold for a much higher price (so far, I haven't been able to find out exactly what), and that is a no-no for Scott's. I found one for sale on line from Turkey with a price of $ 80.00.

It's too bad that Turkey went this way with this s/s, since it is a better design that the regular issue, and tho I doubt many sos collectors will be getting one, I think it should be noted on the site. It is a true 150th anniversary sos, as it shows a stamp from the first issue of 1863 and one of the stamps from the 2013 anniversary s/s.

Thanks to Lou Guadagno


turkey 110 k 10 22 turkey 220 l 10 22

Scott: #????-?O

Issued: 22.10.2013

PTT Museum

sos turkey 3095 2008 Inside #????: Turkey #3095

sos turkey  3094 2008 Inside #????: Turkey #3094

Thanks to Lou Guadagno


Scott: #????-?O

Issued: 23.10.2015

175th Anniversary of PTT

sos turkey 2  1863 Inside #????: Turkey #2O

turkey     ss

Scott: #????O

As a result of the developments that had experienced with the Hatt-ı Sharif of Gülhane (Tanzimat Fermanı), the first postal organization was established as the ‘Ministry of Post’ (Posta Nezareti) on 23th October 1840 with the purpose of satisfying the postal needs of the whole community of the Ottoman Empire. The first post office opened under the name of ‘Postahane-i Amire’ at the courtyard of the ‘Yeni Camii’ (New Mosque) in Istanbul.

11 years later right after the invention of telegraph in 1843, the telegraph service had started also in the country and a separate ‘Directorate of Telegraph’ was established in 1855 in order to discipline this service across the country.

‘The Ministry of Post’ and ‘The Directorate of Telegraph’ were united under the name of the ‘Ministry of Post and Telegraph’ in 1871.

In 1876, international postal transportation network was established and it started to accept the transactions of money order and parcel in 1901.

After the foundation of the first manuel telephone exchange service in Istanbul on 23th May 1909, the ‘Ministry of Post and Telegraph’ was transformed into the ‘Ministry of Post, Telegraph and Telephone’ at the same year. The transformation continued progressively and it was named as the ‘General Directorate of Post, Telegraph and Telephone’ in 1913.

On 18th June 1994, the General Directorate of PTT was restructured as the ‘Republic of Turkey, General Directorate of Posts’ and ‘Turkish Telecommunication Corporation’. It carried out its activities as ‘Republic of Turkey, General Directorate of Posts’ as of 24th April 1995. On 29th January 2000, the name of our Corporation which had been ‘Republic of Turkey, General Directorate of Posts’ was changed as ‘Republic of Turkey, The General Directorate of Post and Telegraph Organization (PTT)’.

By taking the right steps forward with the industry-specific variation in the areas of communications, transportation and finance and in relation to satisfy the ever increasing customers expectations; our corporation was restructured as ‘Republic of Turkey, Postal and Telegraph Corporation’ in 2013.

Our Corporation that has a 175 years long-standing background and aims to provide economical, fast, reliable and best quality service in the areas of postal, cargo, banking and e-commerce fields with its wide-ranging service network across the country, with its two-centuries experience, with the contemporary technology and with its experienced staff; has been proceeded with an innovative and modern approach with the help of today’s changing technology.

Thanks to Mike Knopfler and Lou Guadagno


Best website related:

Turkish Stamps Store

http://www.turkishstamps.org/

TURKISH STAMPS 1863-1940

http://www.seymourfamily.com/bill's%20stamp%20collection/T/turkey/turkey-page000.htm

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