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Smyrna Raisin Samples

Smyrna Raisin Samples

From approximately August 1910 until September 1914, Smyrna used a rubber canceller to cancel stamps attached to the raisin sample packages. These Symrna box cancels, or Rosinenstempel, are commonly found on MiNr 24-52, and are rare on piece.

1908 Overprint Issues

1908 Overprint Issues

To remedy this imbalance, the German Postal Administration began issuing stamps in exchange for Francs, and on 8 August 1908, produced this issue with overprint in the French currency.

Turkey

Turkey

The North German Postal District opened the first post office in Constantinople on 1 March 1870. In January 1872, the Reich Post Office assumed responsibility for the office, and began establishing other post offices throughout the Ottoman Empire.