Eastern Auction Ltd. lot 47
POLAND Polish Offices in Turkish Empire
1920 15f unaddressed stationery card, additionally franked with handstamped "P.P.C." 5f, 10f, 15f, 20f and 25f, all tied 6.X.1920 Poczta Polska Konstantynopol pmks, v.f.(Levant & PPC overprint)The Polish Consulate at the High Ottoman Port
based on the instructions received from Warsaw, he created
on June 1, 1919 in the legation building of the so-called
"Polish Delegation" a postal agency. The agency was working
until August 1921
• One clerk was responsible for postal activities
postal - Stanislaw Czarkowski (3% commission from
• The post office was open every day except
Sundays and holidays from 9am to 12pm and 2pm to 4pm. It was in use
only one mailbox located in the premises
Ordinary mail and registered letters were accepted, franking
them from the first day of opening the mail only with
Polish stamps, values
in pfennigs . The stamps were sold
for Turkish currency.
• Shipments were placed in special bags,
then, after being sealed, they were sent back by
courier, usually once a month, to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs
in Warsaw, addressing flags
"Warsaw Post Office 1".
• About 60 parcels have survived to date
postage for the entire period of 19 months. Together with the postage stamps Agency
The post office in Constantinople received as
attachments to the letter of April 19, 1919.
(courier delivery on 04/24/1919) seals
and postage stamps, made to order
Ministries of P. and T. in Warsaw.
• Several stamps were introduced over time
auxiliary, which include the stamp
Poczta Polska w Konstantynopolu - PHILA-CLUB.COM
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Lot # 1571 - Polen - Post In Der Levante
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Polen - Post in der Levante: "1920: Complete set of 13 stamps with hand overprints "P.P.C." (Postes
"1920: Complete set of 13 stamps with hand overprints "P.P.C." (Postes Polonaise Constantinopole), the 2,50 M with double overprint. All stamps on nice cut-outs with blue cancellations "Poczta Polska Konstantynopol" in very good condition. The double overprint on the 2,5 M is the ONLY KNOWN COPY. Signed W. Rachmanow, certificate Z. Korszen. Very Rare."
close-ups on the overprints....The first overprint above is from the OP's second stamp..