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Aegean Islands

(Dodecanese Islands)

1912

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Aegean Islands in the Scott catalogues, Dodecanese Islands in Gibbons. Italian offices abroad in Scott, occupation issues in Gibbons.
These are 12 (hence dodeca-) small islands (plus the capital, the larger island of Rhodes) in the south-east Aegean Sea (hence Aegean). The islands declared their independence from Turkey in 1912, only to be invaded by Italy in May of that year as part of the Turco-Italian War. Italy retained control following the Graeco-Italian Agreement of August 1920.
The islands were occupied by the British in 1944 (using GB M.E.F. issues) and transferred to Greek administration in March 1947.

There was a general issue (starting with EGEO overprints) on 22nd September 1912 , followed in December by issues for the individual islands. The catalogues treat Rhodes differently from the smaller twelve as it had a larger range of issues including dedicated stamps in addition to the overprints.


Aegean WGEO
Rhodes Sc1
General Issue
Rhodes
  1912 Sc1 SG1 1912 Sc1 SG3J xxx

Calchi
Calimno
Caso
Cos
Calchi / Karki
Calino / Calimno
Caso
Coo / Kos
1912 Sc1 SG3D 1912 Sc1 SG3A 1912 Sc1 SG3B 1912 Sc1 SG3C

Liro
Lipso
Nisiro
Patmos
Liro(s)
Lisso / Lipso
Nisiro(s)
Patmo(s)
1912 Sc1 SG3E 1912 Sc1 SG3F 1912 Sc1 SG3G 1912 Sc1 SG3H

Piscopi
Scarpanto
Simi
Stampalia
Piscopi
Scarpanto
Simi
Stampalia
1912 Sc1 SG3I 1912 Sc1 SG3K 1912 Sc1 SG3L 1912 Sc1 SG3M

Sources: ScS, SGP8.

Images from NB

FI ref: 422, 424-436 Page credit: NB

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