Austrian Offices in Turkey #J6, used light crease
The item in this listing is a single used, Austrian postage due stamp of the 1902 series issued by the Austrian post office for use in the Austrian Post Office network in the Turkish Empire. CV $13.50, but this stamp has a light crease across one corner. ... Read More
- Austrian Offices in the Turkish Empire
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Item DescriptionThe item in this listing is a single used, Austrian postage due stamp of the 1902 series issued by the Austrian post office for use in the Austrian Post Office network in the Turkish Empire. CV $13.50, but this stamp has a light crease across one corner. Please see scan for details and condition.
For those unfamiliar with the “Foreign Office” concept, in brief, the world powers in the mid-19th to early 20th centuries opened branches of their own post offices in foreign countries in which they had commercial interests. This was done because the local post office was deemed “insufficient” but was also done as a mark of imperialism. In this time period, having foreign post offices was as much a sign of a country’s international power as it useful in facilitating communication.
In the Turkish Empire, Austria was the country with the most extensive postal network. However, Germany, France, Great Britain, Russia, Greece, Romania, and Poland all operated post offices to some extent from the period of 1750 until the final settlement of the First World War closed all foreign post offices in Turkey in 1923. As the then-Ottoman Empire was an ally of Austria during the War, Austrian Post Offices were closed in 1914 and did not reopen.
Please see scan for condition.
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