ITALIAN POST OFFICES IN THE OTTOMAN EMPIRE & CONSTANTINOPLE

ITALIAN POs IN THE OTTOMAN EMPIRE & CONSTANTINOPLE -- In 1908, stamps were issued for use in all the Italian Post Offices in the Ottoman Empire [namely: CONSTANTINOPLE, JERUSALEM, THESSALONIKI (Salonicco) and SMYRNA]. These stamps were replaced in 1909 by specific Italian definitive stamps overprinted with the name of the various Italian Post Offices: COSTANTINOPOLI, GERUSALEMME, SALONICCO, and SMIRNE. On 1 June 1908 three Italian Post Offices were opened in Constantinople: namely at Galata, Pera and Istanbul. They ceased operation on 1 October 1914 as a result of the abolition of the capitulations regime. In March 1919 an Italian Field Post Office began operating in Constantinople; and on 1 July 1921 an Italian Post Office was opened in Galata. (The Scott catalogue - and to some degree Italian catalogues - separate the stamp issues valid in the Ottoman Empire from those specifically issued for Constantinople and other Italian Post Offices in the Ottoman Empire. The Sassone and Unificato catalogues list the 1908 Italian definitive stamps overprinted with denominations in Turkish currency issued specifically in 1908 for Constantinople but without indication of "COSTANTINOPOLI" in their overprints. This situation changed in 1909 when the overprints of Italian stamps began to include the word "COSTANTINOPOLI";however, in 1921-22 the Italian Post Office in Constantinople re-started to issue overprinted stamps omitting the word "COSTANTINOPOLI". A similar situation had occurred in 1902 for the stamps issued for use in Italian Post Offices in Albania and Epyrus.)

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1908 OFFICES IN OTTOMAN EMPIRE 40 PARA on 25c Michetti MINT HINGED
Country: ITALIAN OFFICES OTTOMAN EMPIRE
Catalog #: Sassone #1
Condition: 1908 OFFICES IN OTTOMAN EMPIRE 40 PARA on 25c Michetti MINT HINGED
Description: OFFICES IN OTTOMAN EMPIRE *** SCOTT 3 *** UNIFICATO CATALOGUE 2018 priced at €5 Mint Hinged [SASSONE PRICES ARE USUALLY HIGHER] *** CENTERING TYPICAL OF THESE ISSUES ~~~~ VERY FINE STAMPS OF THESE ISSUES USUALLY COMMAND A 100% PREMIUM (double the catalogue price)
Price: $5.00     Sale Price! $3.50
Item Id #016603    See Details...
1908 COSTANTINOPOLI 20 PARA ON 10c LEONI MINT HINGED FINE CENTERING
Country: ITALIAN POST OFFICES IN OTTOMAN EMPIRE
Catalog #: Sassone #2
Condition: 1908 COSTANTINOPOLI 20 PARA ON 10c LEONI MINT HINGED FINE CENTERING
Description: SCOTT 7 *** UNIFICATO CATALOGUE 2018 priced at €300 Mint Hinged [SASSONE PRICES ARE USUALLY HIGHER] *** FINE CENTERING FOR THESE ISSUES ~~~~ VERY FINE STAMPS OF THESE ISSUES USUALLY COMMAND A 100% PREMIUM (double the catalogue price)
Price: $300.00     Sale Price! $189.00
Item Id #016601    See Details...
1908 OFFICES IN OTTOMAN EMPIRE 80 PARA on 50c Michetti USED FIRST DAY OF ISSUE
Country: ITALIAN OFFICES OTTOMAN EMPIRE
Catalog #: Sassone #2
Condition: 1908 OFFICES IN OTTOMAN EMPIRE 80 PARA on 50c Michetti USED FIRST DAY OF ISSUE
Description: OFFICES IN OTTOMAN EMPIRE *** SCOTT 4 *** UNIFICATO CATALOGUE 2018 priced at €6 USED [SASSONE PRICES ARE USUALLY HIGHER] *** CENTERING TYPICAL OF THESE ISSUES ~~~~ VERY FINE STAMPS OF THESE ISSUES USUALLY COMMAND A 100% PREMIUM (double the catalogue price)
Price: $6.00     Sale Price! $6.00
Item Id #016604    See Details...
COSTANTINOPOLI VERY FINE & RARE 30 PARA ON 15c. Michetti MINT HINGED (virtually never hinged) SIGNED BOLAFFI
Country: ITALIAN POST OFFICES IN OTTOMAN EMPIRE
Catalog #: Sassone #3
Condition: COSTANTINOPOLI VERY FINE & RARE 30 PARA ON 15c. Michetti MINT HINGED (virtually never hinged) SIGNED BOLAFFI
Description: SCOTT 8 *** UNIQUE OPPORTUNITY excellent quality *** SIGNED GIULIO BOLAFFI * VERY RARE ** Sold as MINT HINGED but looks very much like Never Hinged * CENTERING VERY FINE FOR THIS ISSUES * SCOTT 8 *** UNIFICATO CATALOGUE 2018 priced at €900 Mint Hinged [€1800 for MNH][SASSONE PRICES ARE USUALLY HIGHER] *** VERY FINE STAMPS OF THESE ISSUES USUALLY COMMAND A 100% PREMIUM (double the catalogue price)
Price: $900.00     Sale Price! $580.00
Item Id #016600    See Details...
1908 OFFICES IN OTTOMAN EMPIRE 30 PARA on 15c Michetti MINT HINGED FINE
Country: ITALIAN OFFICES OTTOMAN EMPIRE
Catalog #: Sassone #3
Condition: 1908 OFFICES IN OTTOMAN EMPIRE 30 PARA on 15c Michetti MINT HINGED FINE
Description: OFFICES IN OTTOMAN EMPIRE *** SCOTT 5 *** UNIFICATO CATALOGUE 2018 priced at €3 Mint Hinged [SASSONE PRICES ARE USUALLY HIGHER] *** CENTERING TYPICAL OF THESE ISSUES ~~~~ VERY FINE STAMPS OF THESE ISSUES USUALLY COMMAND A 100% PREMIUM (double the catalogue price)
Price: $3.00     Sale Price! $1.95
Item Id #016602    See Details...
 ITALY POs IN TURKEY EMPIRE Costantinopoli Sass 8 mnh
Country: ITALY POs IN TURKEY
Catalog #: Sassone #8
Condition: ITALY POs IN TURKEY EMPIRE Costantinopoli Sass 8 mnh
Description: *** UNIFICATO 2018 MNH 70 Euros *** fresh color VERY FINE mint never hinged original gum - illinguellato gomma originale Sassone Costantinopoli 8 CENTERING TYPICAL OF THIS ISSUE WITH AUTHENTIC OVERPRINTS Scott 13
Price: $70.00     Sale Price! $49.00
Item Id #008021    See Details...
 ITALY POs IN TURKEY EMPIRE Costantinopoli Sassone 9
Country: ITALY POs IN TURKEY
Catalog #: Sassone #9
Condition: ITALY POs IN TURKEY EMPIRE Costantinopoli Sassone 9
Description: fresh color FINE mint never hinged original gum - illinguellato gomma originale Sassone Costantinopoli 9 Scott 14 -- UNIFICATO 2018 70 EUROS -- check out our STORE INVENTORY as we have lots more items of ITALY & COLONIES & THE ITALIAN AREA IN GENERAL - please feel free to CONTACT US
Price: $70.00     Sale Price! $49.00
Item Id #008009    See Details...
ITALY POs IN TURKEY EMPIRE Costantinopoli Sassone 10
Country: ITALY POs IN TURKEY
Catalog #: Sassone #10
Condition: ITALY POs IN TURKEY EMPIRE Costantinopoli Sassone 10
Description: UNIFICATO 2018 60 EUROS fresh color FINE USED Sassone Costantinopoli 10 - CENTERING TYPICAL OF STAMPS WITH AUTHENTIC OVERPRINTS - -- THE VALUE OF ITALIAN STAMPS IS BASED ON ITALIAN CATALOGUES Scott 15
Price: $60.00     Sale Price! $48.00
Item Id #008023    See Details...
ITALY POs IN TURKEY Costantinopoli Sassone 10 mh
Country: ITALY POs IN TURKEY
Catalog #: Sassone #10
Condition: ITALY POs IN TURKEY Costantinopoli Sassone 10 mh
Description: UNIFICATO 2018 30 EUROS --- fresh color FINE mint hinged original gum - linguellato gomma originale Sassone Costantinopoli 10 - CENTERING TYPICAL OF STAMPS WITH GENUINE OVERPRINT Scott 15 THE PRICE OF ITALIAN STAMPS IS BASED ON ITALIAN CATALOGUES
Price: $30.00     Sale Price! $22.00
Item Id #008024    See Details...
1908 COSTANTINOPOLI 1 PIASTRA on 25c Michetti MINT HINGED FINE
Country: ITALIAN POST OFFICES IN OTTOMAN EMPIRE
Catalog #: Sassone #11
Condition: 1908 COSTANTINOPOLI 1 PIASTRA on 25c Michetti MINT HINGED FINE
Description: SCOTT 16 *** UNIFICATO CATALOGUE 2018 priced at €20 Mint Hinged [SASSONE PRICES ARE USUALLY HIGHER] *** CENTERING BETTER THAN TYPICAL OF THESE ISSUES ~~~~ VERY FINE STAMPS OF THESE ISSUES USUALLY COMMAND A 100% PREMIUM (double the catalogue price)
Price: $20.00     Sale Price! $13.50
Item Id #016598    See Details...
1908 COSTANTINOPOLI 1 PIASTRA on 25c Michetti MINT NEVER HINGED FINE
Country: ITALIAN POST OFFICES IN OTTOMAN EMPIRE
Catalog #: Sassone #11
Condition: 1908 COSTANTINOPOLI 1 PIASTRA on 25c Michetti MINT NEVER HINGED FINE
Description: SCOTT 16 *** UNIFICATO CATALOGUE 2018 priced at €70 Mint NEVER Hinged [SASSONE PRICES ARE USUALLY HIGHER] *** CENTERING BETTER THAN TYPICAL OF THESE ISSUES ~~~~ VERY FINE STAMPS OF THESE ISSUES USUALLY COMMAND A 100% PREMIUM (double the catalogue price)
Price: $70.00     Sale Price! $44.00
Item Id #016599    See Details...
COSTANTINOPOLI 2 PIASTRE on 50c Michetti MINT HINGED scarce stamp
Country: ITALIAN POST OFFICES IN OTTOMAN EMPIRE
Catalog #: Sassone #12
Condition: COSTANTINOPOLI 2 PIASTRE on 50c Michetti MINT HINGED scarce stamp
Description: SCOTT 17 *** UNIFICATO CATALOGUE 2018 priced at €110 Mint Hinged [SASSONE PRICES ARE USUALLY HIGHER] *** CENTERING TYPICAL OF THESE ISSUES ~~~~ VERY FINE STAMPS OF THESE ISSUES USUALLY COMMAND A 100% PREMIUM (double the catalogue price)
Price: $110.00     Sale Price! $65.00
Item Id #016596    See Details...
COSTANTINOPOLI 2 PIASTRE on 50c Michetti  FINE USED rare
Country: ITALIAN POST OFFICES IN OTTOMAN EMPIRE
Catalog #: Sassone #12
Condition: COSTANTINOPOLI 2 PIASTRE on 50c Michetti FINE USED rare
Description: SCOTT 17 *** UNIFICATO CATALOGUE 2018 priced at €120 USED [SASSONE PRICES ARE USUALLY HIGHER] *** FINE CENTERING FOR THESE ISSUES ~~~~ VERY FINE STAMPS OF THESE ISSUES USUALLY COMMAND A 100% PREMIUM (double the catalogue price)
Price: $120.00     Sale Price! $65.00
Item Id #016597    See Details...
COSTANTINOPOLI 30 PARA on 15c Michetti MINT HINGED
Country: ITALIAN POST OFFICES IN OTTOMAN EMPIRE
Catalog #: Sassone #15
Condition: COSTANTINOPOLI 30 PARA on 15c Michetti MINT HINGED
Description: SCOTT 20 *** UNIFICATO CATALOGUE 2018 priced at €11 Mint Hinged [SASSONE PRICES ARE USUALLY HIGHER] *** CENTERING TYPICAL OF THESE ISSUES ~~~~ VERY FINE STAMPS OF THESE ISSUES USUALLY COMMAND A 100% PREMIUM (double the catalogue price)
Price: $11.00     Sale Price! $7.25
Item Id #016594    See Details...
COSTANTINOPOLI - FINE 30 PARA on 15c Michetti MINT NEVER HINGED  HINGED
Country: ITALIAN POST OFFICES IN OTTOMAN EMPIRE
Catalog #: Sassone #15
Condition: COSTANTINOPOLI - FINE 30 PARA on 15c Michetti MINT NEVER HINGED HINGED
Description: SCOTT 20 *** UNIFICATO CATALOGUE 2018 priced at €25 Mint NEVER Hinged [SASSONE PRICES ARE USUALLY HIGHER] *** VERY FINE STAMPS OF THESE ISSUES USUALLY COMMAND A 100% PREMIUM (double the catalogue price)
Price: $25.00     Sale Price! $16.00
Item Id #016595    See Details...
1910 COSTANTINOPOLI 4 PIASTRE ON 1 LIRE FLOREALE MINT HINGED
Country: ITALIAN POST OFFICES IN OTTOMAN EMPIRE
Catalog #: Sassone #16
Condition: 1910 COSTANTINOPOLI 4 PIASTRE ON 1 LIRE FLOREALE MINT HINGED
Description: SCOTT 20B *** UNIFICATO CATALOGUE 2018 priced at €60 MINT HINGED [SASSONE PRICES ARE USUALLY HIGHER] ~~~~~~~ Centering Typical of these issues ****** VERY FINE STAMPS OF THESE ISSUES USUALLY COMMAND A 100% PREMIUM (double the catalogue price)
Price: $60.00     Sale Price! $38.00
Item Id #016592    See Details...
1910 COSTANTINOPOLI 4 PIASTRE ON 1 LIRE FLOREALE MINT NEVER HINGED
Country: ITALIAN POST OFFICES IN OTTOMAN EMPIRE
Catalog #: Sassone #16
Condition: 1910 COSTANTINOPOLI 4 PIASTRE ON 1 LIRE FLOREALE MINT NEVER HINGED
Description: SCOTT 20B *** UNIFICATO CATALOGUE 2018 priced at €150 MINT NEVER HINGED [SASSONE PRICES ARE USUALLY HIGHER] ~~~~~~~ Centering Typical of these issues ****** VERY FINE STAMPS OF THESE ISSUES USUALLY COMMAND A 100% PREMIUM (double the catalogue price)
Price: $150.00     Sale Price! $88.00
Item Id #016593    See Details...
1910 COSTANTINOPOLI 20 PIASTRE ON 5 LIRE FLOREALE USED ON PIECE rare
Country: ITALIAN POST OFFICES IN OTTOMAN EMPIRE
Catalog #: Sassone #17
Condition: 1910 COSTANTINOPOLI 20 PIASTRE ON 5 LIRE FLOREALE USED ON PIECE rare
Description: SCOTT 20D *** UNIFICATO CATALOGUE 2018 priced at €250 USED [SASSONE PRICES ARE USUALLY HIGHER] ~~~~~~~~~~~ VERY FINE STAMPS OF THESE ISSUES USUALLY COMMAND A 100% PREMIUM (double the catalogue price)
Price: $250.00     Sale Price! $165.00
Item Id #016591    See Details...
 ITALY POs IN TURKEY EMPIRE Costantinopoli Sass 18 mnh
Country: ITALY POs IN TURKEY
Catalog #: Sassone #18
Condition: ITALY POs IN TURKEY EMPIRE Costantinopoli Sass 18 mnh
Description: UNIFICATO 2018 125 EUROS *** FINE TO VERY FINE - fresh color mint never hinged, ORIGINAL GUM, margin copy - Splendido nuovo illinguellato con margine - Sassone Costantinopoli 18 170 Euro++++ -- Scott 20E
Price: $125.00     Sale Price! $79.00
Item Id #008018    See Details...
ITALY POs IN TURKEY Costantinopoli Sass 18 used
Country: ITALY POs IN TURKEY
Catalog #: Sassone #18
Condition: ITALY POs IN TURKEY Costantinopoli Sass 18 used
Description: UNIFICATO 2018 85 EUROS *** FINE TO VERY FINE fresh color FINE USED ON PIECE - Splendido Usato su Frammento - Sassone Costantinopoli 18 90 Euro++++ US125+++++ -- Scott 20E
Price: $85.00     Sale Price! $49.00
Item Id #008022    See Details...
 ITALY POs IN TURKEY Costantinopoli Sass 19 used
Country: ITALY POs IN TURKEY
Catalog #: Sassone #19
Condition: ITALY POs IN TURKEY Costantinopoli Sass 19 used
Description: UNIFICATO 2018 85 EUROS -- fresh color FINE USED ON PIECE - Splendido Usato su Frammento - Sassone Costantinopoli 19 -- Scott 20G
Price: $85.00     Sale Price! $57.00
Item Id #008015    See Details...
1908 COSTANTINOPOLI 20 PARA ON 5 LIRE FLOREALE MINT HINGED
Country: ITALIAN POST OFFICES IN OTTOMAN EMPIRE
Catalog #: Sassone #19
Condition: 1908 COSTANTINOPOLI 20 PARA ON 5 LIRE FLOREALE MINT HINGED
Description: *** SCOTT 20G *** UNIFICATO CATALOGUE 2018 priced at €60 Mint Hinged [SASSONE PRICES ARE USUALLY HIGHER] *** CENTERING TYPICAL OF THESE ISSUES ~~~~ VERY FINE STAMPS OF THESE ISSUES USUALLY COMMAND A 100% PREMIUM (double the catalogue price)
Price: $60.00     Sale Price! $35.00
Item Id #016609    See Details...
ITALY POs IN TURKEY COSTANTINOPOLI  SCOTT 1 USED
Country: ITALY POs IN TURKEY
Catalog #: Sassone #20
Condition: ITALY POs IN TURKEY COSTANTINOPOLI SCOTT 1 USED
Description: ITALIAN POST OFFICES IN TURKEY CONSTANTINOPLE ISSUES & OVERPRINTS CENTERING Average to Fine IS TYPICAL OF THESE ISSUES * VERY FINE MAY HAVE FORGED OVERPRINTS (if you collect original overprints this is how they come) USED FINE *** 3 Euros SASSONE 20 SCOTT 1
Price: $3.00     Sale Price! $2.00
Item Id #008029    See Details...
1909 COSTANTINOPOLI 20 PARA on 5c LEONI MINT NEVER HINGED
Country: ITALIAN POST OFFICES IN OTTOMAN EMPIRE
Catalog #: Sassone #20
Condition: 1909 COSTANTINOPOLI 20 PARA on 5c LEONI MINT NEVER HINGED
Description: SCOTT 1 *** UNIFICATO CATALOGUE 2018 priced at €6 Mint Never Hinged [SASSONE PRICES ARE USUALLY HIGHER]  VERY FINE STAMPS OF THESE ISSUES USUALLY COMMAND A 100% PREMIUM (double the catalogue price)
Price: $6.00     Sale Price! $3.90
Item Id #016590    See Details...
1909 COSTANTINOPOLI 20 PARA on 10c LEONI MINT HINGED
Country: ITALIAN POST OFFICES IN OTTOMAN EMPIRE
Catalog #: Sassone #21
Condition: 1909 COSTANTINOPOLI 20 PARA on 10c LEONI MINT HINGED
Description: SCOTT 2 *** UNIFICATO CATALOGUE 2018 priced at €3 Mint Hinged [SASSONE PRICES ARE USUALLY HIGHER]  VERY FINE STAMPS OF THESE ISSUES USUALLY COMMAND A 100% PREMIUM (double the catalogue price)
Price: $3.00     Sale Price! $1.90
Item Id #016589    See Details...