Key: 4500  
Country:
Group: Italian
Volume: 43
Issued: 208 Stamps / dead country
  
  
 

Information
Several European powers with an interest in the Eastern Mediterranean area,
kept Post Offices within the territory of the Turkish Empire, using their own
stamps surcharged with local currency. These Post Offices were closed around
1923, with the signing of the Lousanne Treaty. First of these were
stamps of ITALY with overprint 'Estero' (abroad) which were in use for all overseas
Post Offices (Levant, South America and North Africa).
Separate stamps for Post Offices in various cities and territories within the
Empire of TURKEY appeared between 1901-1923, with the name of the Post Office
overprinted for the following: Albania, Constantinople, Durazzo, Janina,
Jerusalem, Salonica, Scutari, Smyrna, Valona, Bengasi and Tripoli.
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Inscriptions
ESTERO overprinted on stamps of Italy
Italian stamps surcharged with PARA or PIASTRA or PIASTRE currency
LEVANTE overprinted on stamps of Italy
ALBANIA overprinted on stamps of Italy
COSTANTINOPOLI overprinted on stamps of Italy
DURAZZO overprinted on stamps of Italy
JANINA overprinted on stamps of Italy
GERUSALEMME overprinted on stamps of Italy
SALONICCO overprinted on stamps of Italy
SCUTARI DI ALBANIA overprinted on stamps of Italy
SMIRNE overprinted on stamps of Italy
VALONA overprinted on stamps of Italy
BENGASI overprinted on stamps of Italy
TRIPOLI DI BARBERIA overprinted on stamps of Italy

Index
LEVANT, ITALIAN P.O.
      General Issues 1874-1908
      Albania
      Constantinople
         Postage Due Stamps
      Durazzo
      Janina
      Jerusalem
      Salonica
      Scutari
      Smyrna
      Valona
      Bengasi
      Tripoli
 
Currency
100 Centesimi = 1 Lira
40 Paras = 1 Piaster
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