Key: 5710  
Country:
Group: Europe, West
Volume: 58
Issued: 39 Stamps / dead country
  
  
 

Information
Area - 32,720 sq.km; Capital - Philippopolis (Plovdiv)
Formerly a Province of TURKEY, territory in south Bulgaria. An uprising in 1885
against the Turks was followed by occupation and later on annexation of the
territory to Bulgaria and renaming it as South Bulgaria. Stamps were issued
between 1881-1885. In 1885 an issue for South Bulgaria appeared, replaced later
on by regular stamps of BULGARIA, of which it is today a part.
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Inscriptions
R.O. overprinted on stamps of Turkey
ROUMELIE ORIENTALE overprinted on stamps of Turkey
ROUMELIE ORIENTALE
Eastern Rumelian stamps overprinted with the Bulgarian crowned lion emblem
BULGARIA in Cyrillic script overprinted on stamps of Eastern Rumelia

Index
EASTERN RUMELIA
      Turkish Province -1885
      South Bulgaria 1885
 
Currency
40 Paras = 1 Piastre
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