Postage stamps and postal history of Hatay
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After the First World War the Sanjak of Alexandretta became part of the French Mandate of Syria, under a special statute, but Turkey demanded its return as the area was ethnically divided between Turks, Sunni Arabs, and large numbers of Alawites.
France overprinted Syrian postage stamps in 1938 for use in the Sanjak of Alexandretta. The Hatay State issued stamps in 1939. After the annexation of Hatay into Turkey, stamps of Hatay were overprinted “T.C. ilhak tarihi 30-6-1939”.
- Stanley Gibbons Ltd: various catalogues
- Encyclopaedia of Postal Authorities
- Rossiter, Stuart & John Flower. The Stamp Atlas. London: Macdonald, 1986. ISBN 0-356-10862-7
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