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Turkey was part of the Ottoman Empire which was in power until its defeat by the Allies in WWI. The Turkish postal system was the second oldest in Asia and began issuing postage stamps in 1863. The classic issues between 1863 and 1888 are very popular with philatelists and quite difficult to identify. Once the republic of Turkey was created in 1922, the stamps took on a more contemporary look and continued their popularity. Our stock consists of both the traditional and contemporary stamps, along with the BOB issues and the also popular Postal Tax stamps. Included in our stock are Cilicia, Eastern Rumelia, Hatay and Turkey in Asia, which were the predecessors of Turkey.

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