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Long Island

7th May 1916

British Occupation 2

Long Is SG1
Long Is SG3
  SG1 SG2 SG3 xxx

Description   Scott SG Mi Y&T  
Typewritten overprint on Turkish fiscal stamps
½ penny on 20pa green and buff     1      
1d on 10pa carmine and buff     2      
2½d on 1pi violet and buff     3      

Long Is SG4
1916 SG4

Not found in Scott

The images are from Stamp Auction Network and relate to a Robert A. Siegel auction. To quote from the catalogue entry for the entire below [1], "In early 1916, the British Royal Navy occupied Chustan Island, which is located off the coast of Izmir in the Gulf of Smyrna, and renamed it Long Island. The only stamps that were found were Turkish fiscal stamps which were overprinted with a typewriter. The recipient of this cover, Lt. Comm. Pirie-Gordon, was the Civil Administrator of the island". When the Turkish fiscals ran out, stamps were typewritten on paper of various colours and types, "in various colours of ribbon and carbon" [2] and run from SG4 to SG36.

Long Is entire
Long Island entire with SG1

Sources: ScS, SGP1 [2], Stamp Auction Network [1].

Images from Stamp Auction Network.

FI ref: 460a Page credit: NB

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