Key: 5640  
Country:
Group: Europe, West
Volume: 57
Issued: 83 Stamps / dead country
  
  
 

Information
Formerly under Turkish control, a territory in southern Albania and eastern
Greece. Epirus (meaning 'Mainland') is today divided between GREECE (HELLAS)
and ALBANIA (SHQIPERIA).
The territory of northern Epirus was autonomous until 1914, when, at the
beginning of World War I, occupied by Greek forces. In 1916 it was overtook by
French and Italian forces. In 1914 local stamps were issued for Argyrokastron
(Greek script on Turkish stamps meaning Autonomous Epirus), Chimarra and
Koritsa. Stamps for the Greek occupation were issued between 1914-1916.
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Inscriptions
IPEIROS in Greek script
V. IPEIROS in Greek script overprinted on stamps of Greece
Turkish stamps overprinted with Greek script
XEIMAPPA etc... overprinted on stamps of Greece
XEIMAPPA
KORYTSA in Greek script

Index
EPIRUS
      Provisional Government -1914
      Greek Occupation 1914-1916
      Local Issues 1914
         Argyrokastron
         Chimarra
         Koritsa
 
Currency
100 Lepta = 1 Drachma
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Related Countries

GREECE (HELLAS)
Greece (hellas)

ALBANIA (SHQIPERIA)
Albania (shqiperia)