Key: 170  
Country:
Group: British
Volume: 3
Issued: 72 Stamps / dead country
  
  
 

Information
'British Levant' is a term for various British Post Offices within the former
Turkish Empire, using Great Britain stamps surcharged with local currency until
replaced by 'Levant' overprints. These Post Offices operated for civilian
purposes between 1873-1923, when the last foreign Post Office on TURKEY
territory was closed under the Lausanne Treaty. However, the term 'Levant'
is still in use when referring to territories under former Turkish Empire rule.
Stamps were issued between 1885-1916.
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Inscriptions
PARAS or PIASTRES surcharged on stamps of Great Britain
LEVANT overprinted on Stamps of Great Britain

Index
BRITISH LEVANT
      Brit. P.O. in Turkish Empire 1873-14
      Brit. P.O. in Constantinople 1919-23
      Brit. Field Office in Salonica 1916
 
Currency
40 Paras = 1 Piaster
12 Pence = 1 Shilling (1905)
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