Postal History
The Hand on the Old Turkish Stamps PDF Print E-mail
Written by Stamp-Collector's Magazine   
Monday, 30 March 2009 15:28

Tughra 1 Piaster

As published in Stamp-Collector’s Magazine (Vol. V) August 1st, 1867

From Le Timbre Poste


To some of our readers the above title will probably seem an enigma. They may search, perhaps in vain, for the hand of which we speak. Yet it is there, though different in appearance from those we know. It is, in fact, the curious design occupying the centre of each of these stamps – its name ‘Thougra.’

The ‘Thougra’ is the signature of his majesty the Sultan, ordinarily written in black, sometimes in red, and frequently in letters of gold, and is found upon coins, passports, &c., as well as upon the stamps. The first sultans used to make rough impressions, with the five fingers of one hand, at the foot of their decrees, and Mahomet II placed his fingers, wet with blood on the columns of Saint Sophia, at the capture of Constantinople in 1453. Of these early finger seals, and of the impressions of the conqueror's fingers on the mosques, the arabesque pattern in the centre of the stamp is representative.

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Liannos City Post of Constantinople PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Uzay Togay   
Friday, 20 March 2009 12:22

 

liannos city post

In early 1860, the postal service of the Ottoman Empire went through a dramatic reorganization to issue stamps and distribute the post. The speed of the reorganization had created distribution problems specifically in the areas where foreigners were living. The most important problem was the education of the postmen. The postmen of the Ottoman Empire did not have any problems reading or writing in Turish with the Arabic alphabet but they were having difficulty with addresses written in Latin alphabet. It would have not been fair to all the postmen to know multiple foreign languages and ability to read and write in Arabic and Latin. This situation forced the postal service to outsource the distribution of the post to a local Greek businessman Liannos. After completing all the paperwork in August of 1865 Liannos formed the local post distribution company “Liannos et Cie” to distribute the mail in Instanbul. The company signed a 6 year contract starting from December 1865.

 

 

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Posta Pullarıyla Yapılan Siyaset Ve Girit Meselesi PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 19 March 2009 20:56
Girit, Akdeniz’deki en büyük adalardan birisidir. Tarih boyunca deniz yolu üzerinde olduğundan pek çok devletin gözlerini kamaştırmış, antik çağdan itibaren büyük işgaller, katliamlar, saldırılar yaşamıştı.

Bazı Osmanlı gemilerini soyan korsanların mallarını burada satması, Venediklilerin yönetiminde olan bu adanın fethini gerektirmişti. 1645 de büyük bir donanmayla gelen Osmanlı ordusu 1645 de ilk hamlede Hanya’yı fethetti. Fakat, Girit gibi çok önemli stratejik bir adanın elinden çıkmasını istemeyen Venedikliler diğer kalelerde direnişe devam etti. Harp uzadıkça uzadı. Öyle ki; Girit için “Devlet-i Âliye’nin talimhane-i harbisi” deniliyordu. Yani sürüp giden harpler nedeniyle burası Osmanlı Ordusu’nun  harp için talim yaptıkları yerdir, diye kabul ediliyordu.
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Vakit Gazetesi ile Posta Ve Telgraf Nezareti Arasında Tartişma (1881) PDF Print E-mail
Written by Dr. Tanju Demir   
Sunday, 19 October 2008 15:05

Aralık 1881’de Vakit gazetesi ile Posta ve Telgraf Nezareti arasında yaşanan ve bu gazetenin sütunlarında uzun süre devam eden anlaşmazlık:

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Postahane-i Amire PDF Print E-mail
Written by Dr. Tanju Demir   
Sunday, 19 October 2008 15:01

Mehmed Ali Bey Tarafından Posta ve Telgraf Mecmuasında Yayımlanan Bir Makale

Mehmet Ali, Postahane-i Amire (Yenicami Postahanesi), PTM, sayı:180, (Nisan 1331)

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