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

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1908 COSTANTINOPOLI 1 PIASTRA on 25c Michetti MINT HINGED FINE
$20.00 $13.50

SCOTT 16 *** UNIFICATO CATALOGUE 2018 priced at €20 Mint Hinged [SASSONE PRICES ARE USUALLY …

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1908 COSTANTINOPOLI 1 PIASTRA on 25c Michetti MINT NEVER HINGED FINE
$70.00 $44.00

SCOTT 16 *** UNIFICATO CATALOGUE 2018 priced at €70 Mint NEVER Hinged [SASSONE PRICES ARE …

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1908 COSTANTINOPOLI 20 PARA ON 10c LEONI MINT HINGED FINE CENTERING
$300.00 $189.00

SCOTT 7 *** UNIFICATO CATALOGUE 2018 priced at €300 Mint Hinged [SASSONE PRICES ARE USUALLY …

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1908 COSTANTINOPOLI 20 PARA ON 5 LIRE FLOREALE MINT HINGED
$60.00 $35.00

*** SCOTT 20G *** UNIFICATO CATALOGUE 2018 priced at €60 Mint Hinged [SASSONE PRICES ARE …

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1908 OFFICES IN OTTOMAN EMPIRE * ESPRESSO LEVANTE 1 PIASTRA on 25c Floreale MINT HINGED
$4.00 $2.70

OFFICES IN OTTOMAN EMPIRE *** SCOTT E1 *** UNIFICATO CATALOGUE 2018 priced at €4 MINT …

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1908 OFFICES IN OTTOMAN EMPIRE * ESPRESSO LEVANTE 1 PIASTRA on 25c Floreale MINT NEVER HINGED
$10.00 $6.40

OFFICES IN OTTOMAN EMPIRE *** SCOTT E1 *** UNIFICATO CATALOGUE 2018 priced at €10 MINT …

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1908 OFFICES IN OTTOMAN EMPIRE 30 PARA on 15c Michetti MINT HINGED FINE
$3.00 $1.95

OFFICES IN OTTOMAN EMPIRE *** SCOTT 5 *** UNIFICATO CATALOGUE 2018 priced at €3 Mint …

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1908 OFFICES IN OTTOMAN EMPIRE 40 PARA on 25c Michetti MINT HINGED
$5.00 $3.50

OFFICES IN OTTOMAN EMPIRE *** SCOTT 3 *** UNIFICATO CATALOGUE 2018 priced at €5 Mint …

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1908 OFFICES IN OTTOMAN EMPIRE 80 PARA on 50c Michetti USED FIRST DAY OF ISSUE
$6.00

OFFICES IN OTTOMAN EMPIRE *** SCOTT 4 *** UNIFICATO CATALOGUE 2018 priced at €6 USED …

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1909 COSTANTINOPOLI 1 PIASTRE ON 25c Michetti MINT NEVER HINGED
$6.00 $3.60

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1909 COSTANTINOPOLI 2 PIASTRE ON 50c Michetti MINT HINGED
$5.00 $3.35

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1909 COSTANTINOPOLI 20 PARA on 10c LEONI MINT HINGED
$3.00 $1.90

SCOTT 2 *** UNIFICATO CATALOGUE 2018 priced at €3 Mint Hinged [SASSONE PRICES ARE USUALLY …

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1909 COSTANTINOPOLI 20 PARA on 5c LEONI MINT NEVER HINGED
$6.00 $3.90

SCOTT 1 *** UNIFICATO CATALOGUE 2018 priced at €6 Mint Never Hinged [SASSONE PRICES …

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1909 COSTANTINOPOLI 20 PIASTRE ON 5 LIRE Floreale VERY FINE MINT HINGED
$80.00 $64.00

SCOTT 8 ***** UNIFICATO CATALOGUE 2018 priced at €80 …

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1909 COSTANTINOPOLI 30 PARA ON 15c Michetti MINT HINGED
$3.00 $1.90

SCOTT 3 *** UNIFICATO CATALOGUE 2018 priced at €3 Mint Hinged …

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1909 COSTANTINOPOLI 30 PARA ON 15c Michetti MINT NEVER HINGED
$6.00 $4.75

SCOTT 3 *** UNIFICATO CATALOGUE 2018 priced at €6 Mint Hinged …

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