Turkey

The Republic of Turkey is situated partly in Europe but mostly in Asia.  To the North West it has borders with Greece and Bulgaria in Europe.  Its capital is Ankara.  In Asia, to the south it has borders with Syria and Iraq, to the east with Iran and to the north east with Armenia and Georgia.  Apart from all these countries, Turkey is encircled by sea on 3 sides, the Aegean Sea in the west, the Black Sea in the north and the Mediterranean Sea in the south.

In 1923, the monarchy was abolished (the country was known as the Ottoman Empire) and the Republic of Turkey was created with Kemal Ataturk as its first president.  The early stamp issues of the Ottoman Empire between 1863 and 1888 are popular amongst philatelists.  The first adhesive stamps were issued in 1863.

1865

Star and Moon Series

Turkey 64 H1162

SG # 64

Unused (Hinged)

Turkey Blue Mosque Istanbul
The Blue Mosque, Istanbul (also known as Sultan Ahmed Mosque)

 

 

 

 

Turkey 65 H1162

SG # 65

Unused (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

1876

Ottoman Empire Series

Turkey 97 H1163

SG # 97

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

Turkey 126a H1163

SG # 126a

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

1892

Various Frames Series

Turkey 142a H1163

SG # 142a

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

Turkey 143 H1163

SG # 143

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

1901

For Internal Mail Series

Turkey 169 H1164

SG # 169

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

Turkey 170 H1164

SG # 170

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

1905

Turkey 214 H1164

SG # 214

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

1908

Granting of Constitution

Turkey 258 H1165

SG # 258

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

Motivational 151909

Turkey 271 H1165

SG # 271

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

Turkey 262 H1165

SG # 262

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

Turkey 264 H1165

SG # 264

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

1913

G.P.O. Constantinople Series

Turkey 333 H1166

SG # 333

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

Turkey 337 H1166

SG # 337

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

Turkey 340 H1166

SG # 340

Unused (Hinged)

 

 

 

1914

Various Scenes Series

Turkey 499 H1167

SG # 499

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

Turkey 961 H1167

SG # 961

Unused (Hinged)

 

 

Turkey 504 H1167

SG # 504

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

Turkey 518 H1167

SG # 518

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

Abolition of the Capitulations overprinted

Turkey 524 H1167

SG # 524

Used (Hinged)

 

 

1915

Various Frames Series of 1892 and 1897 overprinted with Moon and Stars

Turkey 536 H1169

SG # 536

Unused (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

Turkey 538 H1169

SG # 538

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

1917

Charity Series

Turkey 771 H1170

SG # 771

Unused (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

Various Scenes Series

Turkey 919 H1171

SG # 919

Unused (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

1919

First Anniversary of Sultan’s Accession Series (overprinted or surcharged)

Turkey 945 H1171

SG # 945

Unused (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

Turkey 946 H1171

SG # 946

Unused (Hinged)

 

 

 

Turkey 948 H1171

SG # 948

Unused (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

 

 

1923

Moon and Star Series

Turkey 974 H1173

SG # 974

Unused (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

Turkey 975 H1173

SG # 975

Unused (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

Turkey Grand Bazaar Instanbul
Grand Bazaar, Istanbul

1926

Various Scenes Series

Turkey-1021-AN213

SG # 1021

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

Turkey 1022 H1174

SG # 1022

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

Turkey 1024 H1174

SG # 1024

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

Turkey 1025 H1174

SG # 1025

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

Turkey 1028 H1174

SG # 1028

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

Turkey 1029 H1174

SG # 1029

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

1929

Various stamps from 1926 and new stamps (Inscribed TURKIYE CUMHURIYETT)

Turkey-1088-AN213

SG # 1088

Used (NH)

 

 

 

 

1934

Kemal Ataturk Series

Turkey-1450-AN207

SG # 1450

Used (NH)

 

 

 

 

Turkey-1134-AN207

SG # 1134

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

Turkey-1137-AN207

SG # 1137

Used (NH)

 

 

 

 

1955

Kemal Ataturk Series

Turkey-1552-AN265

SG # 1552

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

1958

Turkish Towns Series

Turkey-1770-AN213

SG # 1770

Used (NH)

 

 

 

1959

Various Scenes Series

Turkey-1855-AN213

SG # 1855

Used (NH)

 

 

 

Turkey-1860-AN213

SG # 1860

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

Turkey-1863-AN213

SG # 1863

Used (NH)

 

 

 

 

Turkey-1865-AN213

SG # 1865

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

1963

Various Scenes Series

Turkey-1995-AN213

SG # 1995

Used (NH)

 

 

 

 

Turkey-2001-AN213

SG # 2001

Used (NH)

 

 

 

1970

Ataturk and Signature Series

Turkey-2312-J89

SG # 2312

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

1971

Kemal Ataturk Series

Turkey-2353-J89

SG # 2353

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

Turkey-2355-J89

SG # 2355

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

Turkey-2358-AN207

SG # 2358

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

Air – 60 years of Turkish Aviation Series

Turkey-2374-J89

SG # 2374

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

1971

Kemal Ataturk Series

Turkey-2431-AN207

SG # 2431

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

Turkey-2431a-AN207

SG # 2431a

Used (NH)

 

 

 

 

1973

Air Series

Turkey-2480-AN213

SG # 2480

Used (NH)

 

 

 

1974

Turkish Development Series

Turkey-2510-AN208

Unused (NH)

 

 

 

 

 

Turkey-2510.1-AN208

SG # 2510

Unused (NH)

 

 

 

 

1975

Posts and Telecommunications Series

Turkey-2518-AN213

SG # 2518

Used (NH)

 

 

 

1977

Kemal Ataturk Series

Turkey-2596-AN207

Used (NH)

 

 

 

 

Turkey-2596.1-AN207

SG # 2596

Used (NH)

 

 

 

 

Forest Conservation Series

Turkey-2608-AN208

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

 

Turkey-2608.1-AN208

SG # 2608

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

1979

Kemal Ataturk Series

SG # 2655

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

1980

Kemal Ataturk Series

SG # 2716

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

Turkey-2719d-AN207

SG # 2719d

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

1984

Wild Flowers Series

Turkey-2872-AN206

SG # 2872

Used (NH)

 

 

 

 

1986

Europa Series

Turkey-2922-AN208

SG # 2922

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

Kirkpinar Wrestling Series

Turkey-2936-AN208

SG # 2936

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

Centenary of Motor Car Series

Turkey-2941-AN208

SG # 2941

Used (NH)

 

 

1987

Paintings from Mehmet Siyah Kelem’s “Album of the Conqueror” Series

Turkey-2978-AN267

SG # 2978

Used (NH)

 

 

 

 

1988

Health Series

Turkey-2994-AN208

SG # 2994

Used (NH)

 

 

 

 

I was unable to find the following stamp in SG.  Research showed Turkey Constantinople Liannos.  Help in finding a reference would be appreciated

Turkey-Liannos-Constantinople-AN206

Unused (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

 

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