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Posted 11/14/2017   9:08 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add nigelc to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Thanks very much PostmasterGS, fascinating!

So my stamp which has the postmark G÷REAU is apparently pretending to be from GŲrkau (now Jirkov in the Czech Republic).

But why fake a postmark from completely the wrong area and then get that wrong as well?

And why do this twice (as my stamp's postmark has a different date and format) from the others shown here?

I suppose it's fortunate that the forger knew little about the subject and tried to copy an inappropriate Austrian postmark.

Thanks team
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Posted 11/15/2017   01:16 am  Show Profile Check BeeSee's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add BeeSee to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Yes thanks PMGS! I echo all Nigel's comments too - a very odd fake!
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Posted 11/15/2017   07:04 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add nigelc to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I've sorted through the rest of my used Austro-Hungarian Post Offices stamps and plan to share these as before.

Most of these will be Austrian currency stamps but a few will be French currency.

Earlier in this thread I showed some stamps used in Scutari (ShkodŽr) in Albania.

Here are a few more stamps used in Albania including two more from Scutari.

DURAZZO - DurrŽs (x3), VALONA - VlorŽ:



SCUTARI in ALBANIEN - Scutari (ShkodŽr) (x2), SANTI QUARANTA - SarandŽ (x2, 1 with French currency):


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Posted 11/15/2017   08:49 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add nigelc to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Next is a group of stamps from north-western Greece. mostly Janina with one from Prevesa.

JANINA - Ioannina (x3):



JANINA - Ioannina (x3 with French currency), PREVESA - Preveza:


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Posted 11/15/2017   09:05 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add nigelc to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Next up are a few stamps from north-eastern Greece, mostly Salonica with one from Cavalla.

SALONICH & SALONICH I - Salonica (Thessaloniki) (x4):



SALONICH I - Salonica (Thessaloniki) (x4, 2 with French currency), CAVALLA: Kavala.


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Posted 11/15/2017   09:45 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add nigelc to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Here is a group of stamps used in the Greek islands of Samos, Lesbos and Rhodes.

VATHY - Vathy on Samos, METELINO - Myteline on Lesbos (x4):



RODI & RHODUS - Rhodes (x5, 1 with French currency):



I plan to skip the three post offices in Crete for the time being and turn next to the post offices in modern-day Turkey but that will be another day.
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Posted 11/15/2017   3:22 pm  Show Profile Check BeeSee's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add BeeSee to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Nice collection Nigel - I maybe have 4 or 5 different .

Here is another fake Goreau, currently on eBay for $33 (!)

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Posted 11/15/2017   4:34 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add nigelc to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Thanks BeeSee.

Now that is a very neat forgery!
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Posted 11/15/2017   8:51 pm  Show Profile Check BeeSee's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add BeeSee to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I contacted the seller asking if he knew where Goreau is. If he answers, I will post it here.
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Posted 11/16/2017   05:04 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add nigelc to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
BeeSee, it will be interesting to see what the seller says.

The two post offices (cities) that I find most often are Constantinople (Istanbul) and Smyrna (Izmir), both in Turkey.

I haven't sorted my Constantinople postmarks yet but I thought it might be of interest to show a wider selection of Smyrna ones as I have many more to chose from.

I'll split these over two posts.

SMIRNE & SMYRNA: Smyrna (Izmir) (x4)



SMYRNA: Smyrna (Izmir) (x4)



SMYRNA: Smyrna (Izmir) (x4)





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Posted 11/16/2017   05:09 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add nigelc to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Here are a few more Smyrna postmarks.

SMYRNA: Smyrna (Izmir) (x4, 3 with French currency)



SMYRNA II: Smyrna (Izmir) (x3)



SMIRNE & SMYRNA: Smyrna (Izmir) (x3, 2 with French currency)



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Posted 11/16/2017   06:51 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add nigelc to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I have only a few stamps from the other post offices in modern-day Turkey.

Here are my stamps from five of these offices.

ADRIANOPEL - Adrianople (Edirne) (x3), DARDANELLEN - Dardanelles (Canakkale):



TRAPEZUNT - Trebizond (Trabzon) (x4):



KERASSUNDE - Giresun (x2), MERSINA - Mersin (x2):


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Posted 11/16/2017   08:13 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add nigelc to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
This group of stamps is from post offices in Lebanon with all but one from Beirut.

TRIPOLIS (SYRIEN) - Tripoli, BEIRUTH & BEIRUT - Beirut (x3):



BEIRUT - Beirut (x4):



BEIRUT - Beirut (x4):



BEIRUT - Beirut (x4, 2 with French currency):


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I'd now like to show some stamps from the post offices in modern-day Israel, starting with Haifa and Jaffa.

CAIFA - Haifa (x4, 1 with French currency):



JAFFA - Jaffa (x3):



JAFFA - Jaffa (x4):



JAFFA - Jaffa (x4, 3 with French currency):


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Posted 11/16/2017   12:29 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add nigelc to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Next up is a group of stamps from Jerusalem.

JERUSALEM - Jerusalem (x4):



JERUSALEM - Jerusalem (x3):



JERUSALEM - Jerusalem (x4):



JERUSALEM - Jerusalem (x4 with French currency):

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