Ottoman Empire #256 (1914)

The Ottoman Empire (دولت عليه عثمانیه‎ — Devlet-i ʿAlīye-i ʿOsmānīye in Ottoman Turkish or  Osmanlı İmparatorluğu/Osmanlı Devleti in Modern Turkish), also known as the Turkish Empire or Ottoman Turkey, was an empire founded at the end of the thirteenth century in northwestern Anatolia in the vicinity of Bilecik and Söğüt by the Oghuz Turkish tribal leader Osman. After 1354, the Ottomans crossed into Europe, and … Continue reading Ottoman Empire #256 (1914)

British Mandate of Palestine #67 (1927)

Mandatory Palestine (فلسطين‎‎ — Filasṭīn in Arabic, פָּלֶשְׂתִּינָה (א”י‎ — Pālēśtīnā (EY) in Hebrew, where “EY” indicates “Eretz Yisrael”, Land of Israel) was a geopolitical entity under British administration, carved out of Ottoman Southern Syria after World War I. The British civil administration in Palestine operated from 1920 until 1948. During its existence the territory was known simply as Palestine, but, in later years, a variety of … Continue reading British Mandate of Palestine #67 (1927)

Cretan State #53 (1900)

The Cretan State (Κρητική Πολιτεία — Kritiki Politia — in Greek or كريد دولتى‎ — Girit Devleti — in Ottoman Turkish) was established in 1898, following the intervention by the Great Powers (Britain, France, Italy, Austria-Hungary, and Russia) on the island of Crete. In 1897, an insurrection in Crete led the Ottoman Empire to declare war on Greece, which led Great Britain, France, Italy and Russia to … Continue reading Cretan State #53 (1900)

Turkey #C13 (1949)

Turkey #C13 (1949)

The Republic of Turkey (Türkiye Cumhuriyeti in Turkish), is a transcontinental country in Eurasia, 97 percent in Anatolia in Western Asia, with a smaller portion on the Balkan peninsula in Southeast Europe separated by the Bosphorus, the Sea of Marmara, and the Dardanelles. Turkey is a democratic, secular, unitary, parliamentary republic with a diverse cultural heritage. It is bordered by eight countries: Greece and Bulgaria to … Continue reading Turkey #C13 (1949)

Austrian Offices in the Turkish Empire #7F (1876)

Austrian Offices in the Turkish Empire #7F (1876)

The Ottoman Empire (Devlet-i Aliyye-i Osmâniyye — دَوْلَتِ عَلِيّهٔ عُثمَانِیّه‎,), also known as the Turkish Empire, Ottoman Turkey or simply Turkey, was founded in 1299 by Oghuz Turks under Osman I in northwestern Anatolia. After conquests in the Balkans by Murad I between 1362 and 1389, the Ottoman sultanate was transformed into a transcontinental empire and claimant to the caliphate. The Ottomans ended the Byzantine Empire … Continue reading Austrian Offices in the Turkish Empire #7F (1876)

Albania #1057 (1967)

Albania #1057 (1967)

Albania is a republic in southeast Europe, bordering on the Adriatic Sea.  It’s location — adjacent to Greece, Montenegro, Macedonia, and Kosovo as well as across the Adriatic from the heel of the boot of Italy — has made it a prime spot for invasion.  As a part of the Ottoman Empire, Albania used Turkish stamps from 1870 to 1913 with the first stamps bearing its … Continue reading Albania #1057 (1967)