Postage stamps and postal history of Crete
Turkish stamps were used in Crete until 1899.
In 1898 Crete obtained autonomy under Turkish suzerainty, but was nevertheless garrisoned by an international military force from Britain, France, Italy and Russia. Britain and Russia issued stamps inscribed in Greek but France and Italy used their own stamps, overprinted with the name of the island.
The first stamps of Crete were issued on 1 March 1900.
- Austrian post offices in Crete
- French post offices in Crete
- Hellenic Philotelic Society
- Russian post offices in Crete
- Postage stamps and postal history of Greece
- Crete - postal history & stamps. Greek Philatelic Society of the Netherlands, 1986.
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