GREECE

The first stamps of Greece were issued on 1 October 1861. They depicted the head of Hermes (Mercury for the Romans), facing right. The design was by the French engraver Albert Désiré Barre, and the first supply was printed in Paris. Shortly after, the printing plates were sent to Athens where new printings were produced. The same plates continued to be used for well over 20 years, resulting in many varieties and subtypes. In 1886 the design for definitive stamps was modified, the Hermes head was redisegned and more emphasis was given to the inscriptions and the face value. Originally printed in Belgium, the plates were subsequently sent to Athens. Perforated versions were first issued in 1891. The country's first commemorative stamps appeared in 1896, to celebrate the first edition of modern Olympic Games in Athens. New definitive stamps depicting a flying Mercury were issued in 1901 and 1902.

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1860 NEWSPAPER WITH 20 L GREECE + BOXED PIROSCAFI POSTALI FRANCESI VERY FINE
Country: GREECE
Condition: 1860 NEWSPAPER WITH 20 L GREECE + BOXED PIROSCAFI POSTALI FRANCESI VERY FINE
Description: initialled in pencil by postal historian Dr Migliavacca
Price: $68.00
Item Id #014346    See Details...
FFE No. 4 FORGERIES HUNGARY AEGEAN ISLANDS WENDEN
Country: AEGEAN ISLANDS
Condition: FFE No. 4 FORGERIES HUNGARY AEGEAN ISLANDS WENDEN
Description: WE HAVE MOST OF THESE FANTASTIC PUBLICATIONS * CONTACT US ** FAKES FORGERIES EXPERTS VOL. 4 194 pages, in color, illustrated throughout many important articles on FORGERIES OF VARIOUS COUNTRIES including: IDENTIFYING ENGRAVED FORGERIES FORGERIES CLASSIC STAMPS OF HUNGARY CZECH SIBERIAN LEGION MANIPULATED COVERS -- IMPORTANT, LENGTHY ARTICLE ON AEGEAN ISLANDS: ITALIAN ISSUES FORGED OVERPRINTS WITH A VERY GOOD INTRODUCTION TO THE STAMPS OF THIS AREA -- WENDEN No. 1 ON COVER FORGED NATIONEN COVERS EUROPA CEPT ANDORRA FORGERY FORGED POSTMARKS ON SAAR MINIATURE SHEETS 1 & 2 INDONESIA INVERTED & DOUBLE OVERPRINTS SICILY FAKE COVERS ITALY FORGERIES POLAND MICHEL 131 D forgeries NETHERLANDS PRE-ADHESIVE COVERS ALTERATIONS FIRST ZEPPELIN MAIL FORGERY IDENTIFYING GENUINE BUENOS AIRES BARQUITOS ESSENTIAL REFERENCE FOR THE SERIOUS COLLECTOR
Price: $96.00
Item Id #014352    See Details...
FORGERIES: GERMANY, RUSSIA, CZECHOSLOVAKIA, GREECE
Country: RUSSIA
Condition: CHECK TO FORGERS * GERMANY, RUSSIA, CZECHOSLOVAKIA, GREECE
Description: FORGERIES: GERMANY, RUSSIA, CZECHOSLOVAKIA, GREECE DODECANESE ISLANDS, CRIMEA, TUNISIA, RUHR, KURLAND -- CHECK TO THE FORGERS by Erich Haide ~~~~ in English, 56 pp, many illustrations throughout, fine quality “Pavia” reprint of the 1948 edition 5 1/2” x 8 1/2” *** with 8 added pages with crisp illustrations of genuine stamps (not in the original edition). ~~~~~~~~ Areas discussed in depth include: RHODES INSELPOST, CRETE INSELPOST, CRIMEA PROVISIONAL, CZECHO-SLOVAKIA 1920 AIRMAIL, DESSAU CHARITY STAMPS, FRANKENBERG, HELA STAMPS, KURLAND, LEROS INSELPOST, MECKLENBURG, MEISSEN LOCAL ISSUE, OSLO PROVISIONAL, TUNISIA PALM STAMP, PIRNA FAKE ISSUE, RHODES CHRISTMAS STAMP, RUHR, RUSSIA 1922 AIRMAIL STAMP, U-BOAT STAMP. A lot of information is packed in this invaluable book missing from most libraries, also because the original was printed in a very limited quantity and the post-war quality of the paper on which it was printed tends to disintegrate. The reprint is printed on high quality, extra white paper. THIS IS A MUST HAVE publication.
Price: $29.00
Item Id #003875    See Details...
GREECE MARITIME STEAMSHIP CANCELLATION BY SAMARAS
Country: GREECE
Condition: GREECE MARITIME STEAMSHIP CANCELLATION BY SAMARAS
Description: In Greek and also in ENGLISH, 31 pages, illustrated throughout, Reprint - like new, rarely offered
Price: $21.00
Item Id #003421    See Details...
LEVANT SALONIKA & LONG ISLAND WAR STAMPS GREECE
Country: GREECE
Condition: LEVANT SALONIKA & LONG ISLAND WAR STAMPS GREECE
Description: FRED J MELVILLE ** WAR STAMPS OF SALONIKA & LONG ISLAND ** 2011 Reprint of the 1916 first and only edition 44 Pages, in English, with Illustrations Melville traces the history and explores in great detail the fascinating issues of Salonika (Levant overprints) and Long Island typewritten stamps during the Spring of 1916 A good and comprehensive work on these popular stamps EXPECT: Good production with printing quality based on an original that was produced 95 years ago DO NOT EXPECT 2011 photography, or state-of-the-art typographical and lay-out quality in a reprint of a 1916 book - the publisher, however, has improved on the size which is 30% larger than the original LIMITED EDITION *** NOT TO BE MISSED!!! ESSENTIAL BIBLIOGRAPHIC REFERENCE FOR THE SERIOUS COLLECTOR
Price: $28.00
Item Id #012947    See Details...
ITALY GREECE AEROESPRESSO AIRMAIL booklet Raftopoulos
Country: ITALY
Condition: ITALY GREECE AEROESPRESSO AIRMAIL booklet Raftopoulos
Description: GREEK AEROESPRESSO FLIGHTS & STAMPS by Spiro Raftopoulos, in Italian. 1926-28 flights to Athens-Constantinople, 1933 Zeppelin, flights to the Aegean and Brindisi.- Seminal work very useful, and required reading for the specialist 18 pages, saddle stitched THIS IS A MUST HAVE bibliophile publication.
Price: $22.00     Sale Price! $19.00
Item Id #013224    See Details...
IONIAN ISLANDS CEFALONIA ITACA ZANTE HAND OVERPRINTS 1941-3
Country: IONIAN ISLANDS
Condition: IONIAN ISLANDS CEFALONIA ITACA ZANTE HAND OVERPRINTS 1941-3
Description: ***** ********** ALSO CONSIDER BUYING LOT 3425 and LOT 3300 - look at these before you finalise your order ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ SPIRO RAFTOPULOS LE SOVRASTAMPE A MANO DI CEFALONIA * ITACA * ZANTE 1941-1943: The Hand Overprints of the Italian Occupation of Cefalonia, Itaca & Zante 48 pages, 8" x 11" - illustrated in black & white throughout. Limited Edition reprint of the 1961 edition In Italian, with some excerpts in English of technical information regarding the minute details of overprints with a view to help identifying forgeries. Do not expect a word-by-word translation, but rather the translation of many captions of the illustrations and translation of the major characteristics of overprints. The illustrations are definitely worth a thousand words and they are plentiful, mostly magnified two, three, four times the actual size. Raftopulos was a major Greek expert who had researched these stamps since their inception. The focus of this monograph is: 1941 CEFALONIA, ARGOSTOLI HAND OVERPRINTS ON GREEK STAMPS; their characteristics, positioning, postal use and postmarks 1941 ITACA HAND OVERPRINTS ON GREEK STAMPS, their characteristics, postal use and postmarks 1941 ZANTE, ZAKINTHOS, HAND OVERPRINTS ON GREEK STAMPS, their characteristics, postal use and postmarks 1943 (October) ZANTE "ELLAS" HAND OVERPRINTS ON ITALIAN DEFINITIVE STAMPS For each series of overprints a detailed checklist is given with 1961 market values. This is a very useful book with lots of information not found elsewhere. The original edition has been sold out since the early 1960s. This reprint has benefited from a larger size resulting in larger illustrations. NOT TO BE MISSED!!! ESSENTIAL REFERENCE FOR THE SERIOUS COLLECTOR
Price: $37.00
Item Id #003768    See Details...
GREECE TO ITALY PARCEL POST FORM TO PISA VIA TRIESTE rare AEGEAN KALYMNOS
Country: ITALY
Condition: GREECE TO ITALY PARCEL POST FORM TO PISA VIA TRIESTE rare AEGEAN KALYMNOS
Description: THIS IS THE TYPE OF POSTAL HISTORY THAT RARELY SURVIVES 1976 PARCEL POST PROOF OF DELIVERY (signed for) FORM from KALYMNOS (AEGEAN ISLANDS) TO PISA VIA TRIESTE HIGH FRANKING WITH MULTIPLES with various legible circle date stamps including KALYMNOS, TRIESTE PACCHI DOGANA (TRIESTE PARCELS CUSTOMS) and on back arrival cds PISA FERROVIA PACCHI (PISA RAILWAY PARCELS) plus straight (3 lines) RISCUOTERE LIRE 1000 // DA CONVERTIRSI IN FRANCOBOLLI // SPECIALI PER PACCHI PARCEL POST STAMP 1000 Lire canceled TRIESTE PACCHI DOGANA (stamp not severed and showing both sections of the stamp still attached -- rare use thus since these stamps were normally used on receipt forms and cut in half) some creases and imperfections as to be expected for this type of postal documentation SELDOM SEEN ITEM very important addition to your collection
Price: $49.00
Item Id #009180    See Details...
GREAT BRITAIN * GREECE * HUNGARY EARLY FORGERIES BOOK
Country: GREECE
Condition: GREAT BRITAIN * GREECE * HUNGARY EARLY FORGERIES BOOK
Description: GREAT BRITAIN GREECE HUNGARY EARLY FORGERIES & REPRINTS Seminal work by A. De Haene , in French, 1926, plenty of useful information throughout. Easy reading even for those with rather limited knowledge of French. It includes EARLY forgeries (1840s-1920s), reprints, alterations, forged postmarks, forged overprints, phantom issues: GREAT BRITAIN, GREECE and HUNGARY. 2009 Reprint of the rare 1926 edition, fine quality, printed on high quality, white paper 20 pages * with a few black & white illustrations. Illustrations of 3 FOURNIER and 1 DE SPERATI FORGERIES have also been added. LIMITED EDITION.
Price: $24.00
Item Id #003552    See Details...
GREECE POST OFFICES OF THE 20TH CENTURY BY Y DAES
Condition: GREECE POST OFFICES OF THE 20TH CENTURY BY Y DAES
Description: IN ENGLISH * 312 PAGES * 1994 BY PREFECTURES ALPHABETICAL INDEX RURAL ROUTES RENAMINGS ETC many illustrations With very insignificant signs of use and shelf life, otherwise very fine used copy NOT TO BE MISSED!!! ESSENTIAL REFERENCE FOR THE SERIOUS COLLECTOR
Price: $65.00
Item Id #006131    See Details...
1979 BIRDS SET MINT NEVER HINGED
Country: GREECE
Catalog #: Scott #1313-1318
Condition: 1979 BIRDS SET MINT NEVER HINGED
Price: $2.00
Item Id #010049    See Details...
HELLENIC LANGUAGE1996 4v SET MINT NEVER HINGED
Country: GREECE
Catalog #: Scott #1856-1859
Condition: HELLENIC LANGUAGE1996 4v SET MINT NEVER HINGED
Price: $7.00
Item Id #010457    See Details...