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'4 PARA' on 1 k orange '10 PARA' on 2 k green '20 PARA' on 4 k red '20 PARA' on 5 k lilac '2 PIASTRES' on 20 k blue and red '5 PIASTRES' on 50 k lilac and green '7 PIASTRES' on 70 k brown and orange '10 PIASTRES' on 1 R brown and orange Surcharged

'1/2 pi' on '4 PARA' on 1 k '1/2 pi' on '10 PARA' on 2 k '1/2 pi' on '20 PARA' on 4 k '1/2 pi' on '20 PARA' on 5 k '1 pi' on '4 PARA' on 1 k '1 pi' on '10 PARA' on 2 k '1 pi' on '20 PARA' on 4 k '1 pi' on '20 PARA' on 5 k '1 1/2 pi' on '4 PARA' on 1 k '1 1/2 pi' on '4 PARA' on 1 k '1 1/2 pi' on '10 PARA' on 2 k '1 1/2 pi' on '20 PARA' on 4 k '1 1/2 pi' on '20 PARA' on 5 k '2 pi' on '4 PARA' on 1 k '2 pi' on '10 PARA' on 2 k '2 pi' on '20 PARA' on 4 k '2 pi' on '20 PARA' on 5 k '2 1/2' pi on '4 PARA' on 1 k '2 1/2 pi' on '10 PARA' on 2 k '2 1/2 pi' on '20 PARA' on 4 k '2 1/2 pi' on '20 PARA' on 5 k '2 1/2 pi' on '2 PIASTRES' on 20 k '3 pi' on '4 PARA' on 1 k '3 pi' on '10 PARA' on 2 k '3 pi' on '20 PARA' on 4 k '3 pi' on '20 PARA' on 5 k '3 pi' on '2 PIASTRES' on 20 k '5 pi' on '4 PARA' on 1 k '5 pi' on '10 PARA' on 2 k '5 pi' on '20 PARA' on 4 k '5 pi' on '20 PARA' on 5 k '5 pi' on '2 PIASTRES' on 20 k '10 pi' on '5 PIASTRES' on 50 k '10 pi' on '7 PIASTRES' on 70 k '20 pi' on '10 PIASTRES' on 1 R '30 pi' on '10 PIASTRES' on 1 R '50' on '35 pi' on 3 R 50 '100' on '70 pi' on 7 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 |

All values | c to R |

5 pa on 1 k orange 10 pa on 2 k green 15 pa on 3 k red 20 pa on 4 k red 1 Pi on 10 k blue 1 1/2 Pi on 15 k brown 2 Pi on 20 k green 2 1/2 Pi on 25 k lilac 3 1/2 Pi on 35 k violet and green 5 Pi on 50 k brown and grey 7 Pi on 70 k green and brown 10 Pi on 1 r green 20 Pi on 2 R brown 30 Pi on 3 R violet 50 Pi on 5 R brown

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 | vc | c | |

10 pa on 2 k | c | c | |

15 pa on 3 k | c | c | |

20 pa on 4 k | c | c | |

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 | * | * | |

5 Pi on 50 k | * | * | |

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

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

20 Pi on 2 R | * | * | |

30 Pi on 3 R | ** | ** | |

50 Pi on 5 R | RR | RR |

The 50 Pi on 5 R is known with forged overprint (too small; source Serrane guide). Also a bogus 60 Pi on 5 R seems to exist, source: 'Russian post in the Empire, Turkey, China and the post in the kingdom of Poland' by S.V.Prigara.

From 1st October 1914 the stamps of the Russian offices were no longer used in Turkey.

I have seen these stamps in the values: 10 pa green, 20 pa violet, 20 pa red, 1 Pi blue and 1 Pi red. These fantasies are described in the book 'The Alnis Guide to Russian Levant Fantasies' (1985), 15 pages, first published by Glass Slipper, reprinted by HH Sales (2000).

I have seen the values:

*) In a small design:

1 Pi violet and brown, 1 Pi lilac and brown, 1 Pi blue and red, 1
1/2 Pi lilac and brown, 2 1/2 Pi red and blue, 2 Pi lilac and
brown, 2 Pi grey and blue, 2 Pi blue and red, 2 1/2 Pi lilac and
brown, 2 1/2 Pi blue and red, 2 1/2 Pi yellow and green, 3 1/2 Pi
green and black, 5 Pi lilac and brown, 5 Pi blue and red, 20 Pi
blue and red.

The 1 Pi have inscription '1 PIASTRES' (with final 'S').

*) In a larger design:

10 Pi lilac and brown, 20 Pi lilac and violet, 30 Pi lilac and
brown, 30 Pi green and black, 35 Pi grey and blue, 35 Pi blue and
red, 50 Pi lilac and brown, 50 Pi grey and blue, 70 Pi grey and
blue, 100 Pi grey and blue and 100 Pi blue and red. I have even
seen tete-beche stamps of this issue.

These fantasies are described in the book 'The Alnis Guide to Russian Levant Fantasies' (1985), 15 pages, first published by Glass Slipper, reprinted by HH Sales (2000).

(Unlisted stamp? 'LEVANT' in red on a 100 R stamp of 1921, the
postmark also seems to be from Turkey)