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'4 PARA' (blue or black) on 1 k orange '10 PARA' (red) on 2 k green '20 PARA' (blue) on 4 k red '20 PARA' on 5 k lilac (1910) '1 PIASTRE' (red) on 10 k blue '2 PIASTRES' on 20 k blue and red '5 PIASTRES' (red) on 50 k lilac and green '7 PIASTRES' (blue) on 70 k brown and orange '10 PIASTRES' (blue) on 1 R brown and orange (larger size) '35 PIASTRES' (red) on 3 1/2 R black and grey (larger size) '70 PIASTRES' (red) on 7 R black and yellow (larger size)

Value of the stamps |
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vc = very common c = common * = not so common ** = uncommon |
*** = very uncommon R = rare RR = very rare RRR = extremely rare |
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Value | Unused | Used | Remarks |

4 pa on 1 k | c | c | |

10 pa on 2 k | c | c | |

20 pa on 4 k | c | c | |

1 Pi on 10 k | c | c | |

2 Pi on 20 k | * | * | |

5 Pi on 50 k | * | * | |

7 Pi on 70 k | ** | ** | |

10 Pi on 1 R | ** | ** | |

35 Pi on 3 1/2 R | *** | *** | 1905, horizontal overprint |

70 Pi on 7 R | *** | *** | 1905, horizontal overprint |

An inverted overprint 4 pa on 1 k is a forgery, source: 'Russian post in the Empire, Turkey, China and the post in the kingdom of Poland' by S.V.Prigara.

'5 PARA' on 1 k orange '10 PARA' on 2 k green '20 PARA' on 4 k red '1 PIASTRE' on 10 k blue '5 PIASTRES' on 50 k lilac and green '7 PIASTRES' on 70 k brown and orange '10 PIASTRES' on 1 R brown and orange (larger size) '35 PIASTRES' on 3 1/2 R brown and green (larger size) '70 PIASTRES' on 7 R green and red (larger size)

Value of the stamps |
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vc = very common c = common * = not so common ** = uncommon |
*** = very uncommon R = rare RR = very rare RRR = extremely rare |
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Value | Unused | Used | Remarks |

5 pa on 1 k | c | c | |

10 pa on 2 k | c | c | |

20 pa on 4 k | c | c | |

1 Pi on 10 k | c | c | |

5 Pi on 50 k | * | * | |

7 Pi on 70 k | * | * | |

10 Pi on 1 R | ** | ** | |

35 Pi on 3 1/2 R | *** | *** | |

70 Pi on 7 R | *** | *** |

An inverted overprint 10 pa on 2 k is a forgery, source: 'Russian post in the Empire, Turkey, China and the post in the kingdom of Poland' by S.V.Prigara.

These stamps exists overprinted 'Beyrouth', 'Constantinople', 'Dardanelles', 'Jaffa', 'Ierusalem', 'Kerasunde', 'Metelin' (Mytilena), 'Mont Athos', 'Rizeh', 'Salonique', 'Smyrne', 'Trebizonde' and a russian text (also 'Mont Athos').

Mount Athos overprint (in Russian letters)

(reduced sizes)

A nice website concerning the cancels used in Mount Athos can be found at: http://www.pv-griekenland.nl/publicatiemountathosengels.html.

Forged '35 PIASTRES' surcharge as it can be found in 'The
Fournier Album of Philatelic Forgeries'

'5 PARA' (blue) on 1 k orange '10 PARA' (red) on 2 k green '15 PARA' on 3 k red '20 PARA' (blue) on 4 k red '20 PARA' (diagonal) on 5 k lilac '20 PARA' (horizontal) on 5 k lilac '1 PIASTRE' (red) on 10 k blue '1 1/2 PIASTRES' on 15 k lilac and blue '2 PIASTRES' on 20 k blue and red '2 1/2 PIASTRES' on 25 k green and violet '3 1/2 PIASTRES' on 35 k lilac and green '5 PIASTRES' on 50 k lilac and green '7 1/2 PIASTRES' on 70 k brown and orange '10 PIASTRES' on 1 R brown and orange 'PIAS 50 TRES' on 5 R black, green and blue 'PIAS 100 TRES' on 10 R

Value of the stamps |
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vc = very common c = common * = not so common ** = uncommon |
*** = very uncommon R = rare RR = very rare RRR = extremely rare |
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Value | Unused | Used | Remarks |

5 pa on 1 k | c | c | |

10 pa on 2 k | c | c | |

15 pa on 3 k | c | c | |

20 pa on 4 k | c | c | |

20 pa on 5 k | c | c | diagonally surcharged |

20 pa on 5 k | horizontally surcharged | ||

1 Pi on 10 k | c | c | |

1 1/2 Pi on 15 k | c | c | |

2 Pi on 20 k | c | c | |

2 1/2 Pi on 25 k | c | * | |

3 1/2 Pi on 35 k | * | * | |

5 Pi on 50 k | * | * | |

7 Pi on 70 k | * | * | |

10 Pi on 1 R | * | * | |

50 Pi on 5 R | ** | ** | |

100 Pi on 10 R | *** | *** |

Russian postoffices in Turkey, part 3