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Posted 01/14/2011   03:32 am  Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add jimjamtwo to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Does anyone know anything about this overprint?

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A district of Syria under French Mandate-1920.
Became Republic of Latakia 1930 and part of Syria in 1937.

A number of issues between 1925-30 all surcharged/Overprinted on French or Syrian stamps.
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Edited by Londonbus1 - 01/14/2011 03:41 am
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Posted 01/14/2011   03:42 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add jimjamtwo to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Thanks!

I must spend my evening researching Latakia!
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Edited by jimjamtwo - 01/14/2011 05:36 am
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Posted 01/14/2011   03:45 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Londonbus1 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Your stamp was issued on March 1st 1925.
Two types of overprint exist. Your stamp has the wide setting, small font.
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Some others:



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Oops!
The Alawite overprints



4-piastre overprint on 85-centime "Sower" of FranceThe Alawite State or the Alaouites (Fr.) is located between Hatay and the Lebanon. Geographically within Syria, Alawi was administered under a French mandate between 1920 and 1930 and as the Sanjak of Latakia from 1930.[1] From 5 December 1936 (effective in 1937) it was fully incorporated into Syria.

France never designed postage stamps specifically for Alawite. There was an initial period in which Syrian stamps were used, inevitably causing accounting difficulties between the Alawite and Syrian postal services. In 1925, French stamps were overprinted "ALAOUITES" followed by a denomination in piastres (French stamps being denominated in francs) and this was followed by the same information in Arabic.

Later between 1925 and 1930, similar overprints were used on stamps of Syria. Airmail overprints included the word "AVION" and after 1926 a picture of a monoplane.




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Edited by rod222 - 01/14/2011 04:48 am
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Thanks rod222! I like these stamps very much!
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