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Date: 1863

Color: black, yellow

Denomination: 20 para

Scott #: 1

Michel #: 1

Yvert #: 2

Stanley Gibbons #: 1

Pulhan #: 3

Isfila #: 3

Pulko #: 3

Date: 1863

Color: black, dull violet

Denomination: 1 piastre

Scott #: 2

Michel #: 2

Yvert #: 2A

Stanley Gibbons #: 2

Pulhan #: 4

Isfila #: 4

Pulko #: 4

-POSTAL HISTORY SYMPOSIUM

American Philatelic Center, Bellefonte, PA
September 16-18, 2011

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20 PARA TOUGHRA STAMP PLATE "RECONSTRUCTION" STUDY

By T. Cenk SARIUCAK

Since the day I stepped on stamp world I was fascinated by the first issues (or Toughra) of the Ottoman stamps. I've been reading articles, studies and books about Toughra stamps since. It's not easy to find information about these stamps since they are not very popular - or common - in the stamp collecting world. So I did a lot of searching around and found only some...

 

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PRINTED MATTER OVERPRINTS on STAMPS and FORGERIES

By Mehmet TURKOGLU

These stamps were used for printed matter postage like, newspapers, magazines, calendar etc.

It is not entirely correct to call these stamps “Newspaper Stamps” only.

These printed matter stamps were sold with discount.

 

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CRESCENT (AMPIR) STAMPS of OTTOMAN EMPIRE

By Mehmet TURKOGLU

The word “Empire” in the title on the stamps “Empire Ottoman”, reads as “Ampir” and this is the reason these Ottoman stamps are called as “Ampir”. In my opinion they should be called as “Crescent Stamps”.

These stamps were issued because of the Universal Postal Union has been established and accepted by the states in those years. As per the regulation of the...

 

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THE FIRST ISSUES of TURKEY, 1863

SOME FURTHER NOTES, SECRET MARKS

By: G.T. TURNER

In the third number of “The Record of the Philatelic Students’ Fellowship” I described the general design of the stamps of this issue, I now propose to deal with the secret marks which appear on all genuine stamps and which are not necessary portions of the design. These marks play an important part in deciding the genuineness of specimens, for many of the forgeries...

 

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THE POSTAGE STAMPS of TURKEY, 1863-1864

By TEVFIK KUYAS

The first postage stamps of Turkey that is those showing the Toughra, despite being of the same design, are really three separate issues. The 2 and 5 Kurus were the first stamps to be printed, being lithographed at the end of 1862, although they were not issued until 1864. Both values were transferred to the lithographic stone in horizontal rows, and all the rows are upright, there being no tęte-bęche rows in this printing.

 

 

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DESIGNER of TOUGHRA STAMPS

By: Kaan Ertem

 

Toward the end of 1920s famous Turkish philatelist Bondi Beraha noticed various small notes as he was looking through the pages of the album which was comprised of an old collection of stamps dated between 1863-1892. These notes said that Toughra stamps were designed and impressed by two men, “Ser-Sikkeken Abdulfettah Efendi” and....

 

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STAMPS of TURKEY - A Book by Adolf PASSER

 

INTRODUCTION

 

At the beginning of 1863 Turkey followed the example of Great Britain and other countries by adopting adhesive labels for the prepayment of the postage, the first government stamps being issued during the reign of Sultan Abdul Aziz.

 

Until then the right to transmit mails had been conceded to various private companies, who used their own labels. Before the advent of these companies mails were transported...

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