Französische Kolonien (COLONIES FRANCAISES) - Syrien 1918
Syria 1918 Aleppo provisional "the prescribed fee has been paid" used on piece cancelled "HALEP 4.11.18" from the FIRST DAY OF SYRIAN PHILATELY. According to the Kaczmarczyk handbook ONLY 12 EXAMPLES of this rarity are known. The stamp was only used in Aleppo for 2 days by the Arab government of Emir Faisal of Hejaz. It is the first specific stamp of Syria.
Timetable of the Syrian philately:
1863-oct. 1918: stamps of Turkey
4-5 november 1918: Aleppo prov. / Arab government
20 november 1918: E.E.F issues / British government
November 1919: general issues / Arab government
July 1920: French occupation issues .
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