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Mystery Turkish stamp

Been trying to identify for ages

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Kent Wills17/02/2019 11:27:58
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Hi, I am new to this so am sorry if this thread is in the incorrect place. I purchased this stamp recently and have been trying to identify and value with no joy.

Any ideas?

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Carmen30/04/2019 13:00:34
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Kent, I'll take a look over the next few days and get back to you.

Carmen04/05/2019 14:33:00
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Hey Kent... so I haven't found your stamp specifically yet, but I did read the following in my 1972 E.H. Harris Stamp Finder: laugh

"But - caution - the star and crescent is also the national emblem of Tunisia and of Pakistan; and the "tughra" appears on some of the early issues of Saudi Arabia."

Whatever a tughra is... but still... maybe expand your search and go take a look in those countries.

Kent Wills04/05/2019 17:15:07
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Thank you so much. Your time is appreciated. Have a great weekend

Kent Wills04/05/2019 17:16:15
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I think it may be a fiscal stamp of some sort, or perhaps a stamp for land transfer etc?

Carmen06/05/2019 12:42:03
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You're welcome Kent - sorry I couldn't help more... go through the same frustrations with Chinese stamps, sigh.

Alex Walker12/05/2019 16:01:29
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Hi Carmen the “toughra” is the elaborate scroll signature of the Ottoman sultan which appears prominently in 19th century stamps of Turkey. It is not present on Kent’s stamp which is almost certainly a revenue rather than a postage stamp.

Carmen14/05/2019 11:41:12
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Thanks for that Alex... I am now edumacated! laugh

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