LIANNOS LOCAL POST 1865-67 Constantinople area, Greek shipping company, sometimes spelled “Lianos ΛΙΑΝΟΣ” The proprieter spelled his name ΛΙΑΝΝΟΣ

 

Revised December 24, 2014

 

Experts:  M. Kühut Alanyalı, Gordon Torrey, Otto Hornung, Teflik Kuyas

 

Uzay Togay, Liannos City Post of Constantinople,

E. F. Hurt, The Turkish Post With Egypt

Orhan Brandt and Sadik Ceylân, Türk Postalari İlk Filatelik Damga Ve Mühürleri

  

 

Rectangles of larger and smaller diamond dots, rectangle of squares and oval date stamps. Also,  a larger double circle reading “Poste Locale Constantinople” is seen on foreign mail.  The following locations were served according to various sources but it is questionable what devices, if any, were used to cancel stamps at some of them. Included below are code letters “M” and “S” seen in oval date stamps.  They signify “Matins” and “Soir”, French for morning and evening.

 

Ak-Sarai  اقسرای (Aksaray) 41n01 28e57

Arnautkioyi (Arnaoud-Keui,Arnavutköy) ارنود کوی M and S 41n04 29e01 Albanian Village

Baghtche Capussi (Bahçekapu, Bahçe Kapısı) Stamboul   بغچه قپوسی  S 41n01 28e58 Garden Gate

Besciktash (Beshiktash, Beşiktaş) بشکطاش    41n03 29e00 Cradle Stone

Beylerbey بکلربکی  41n02 29e02 Commander of Commanders

Bojaci Kioyi (Boyacıköy)     کوی --  بو M 41n06 29e02 Painter Town

Büyükada بیوك اطه 40n52 29e07 Big Island

Buyukdere (Büyükdere) بیوك دره  M 41n09 29e02 Great Valley

Candili (Kandilli) قندیالی 41n04 29e02

Galata غلطه M and S 41n02 28e58

Halki (Heybeliada   هکبه لی اطه) S 40n53 29e04

Kadikioyi (Kadikeuy, Kadiköy) قاضی کوی  M  40n59 29e02

Kanlidja (Kanlıca) قاکلیجه 41n05 29e05

Kartal? قرتال 40n54 29e11

Makri-keui مقری کوی (Makrıköy, Bakir-Keuy, Bakrıköy) 40n59 28e52 Copper Town

Pera (Beyoğlu بك اوغلى ) M 41n02 28e58 Across, Son of a Lord

Phanar (Fener)   فنار M 41n02 28e57 Lighthuse

Prinkipo (Büyük Ada  بیوك اطه) M 40n52 29e06 Great Island

Psamatia - Stamboul (Samatya) صماتیه M 41n00 28e55

Scutari (Üsküdar  اسکدار) M and S 41n01 29e02

Sultan Bayezid - Stamboul   سلطان بایزید M 41n00 28e57

Therapia (Tarabya) طرابیه S 41n08 29e02

Yenikioy (Yeni-Keui, Yeniköy)  يني كوي  S 41n07 29e03 New Town

 

The stamps are found affixed to newspapers:

Armonia APMONIA

Ruzname-i Ceride-i Havadis (Ruznamei Ceredei Havadis, Günlük Haber Gazetesi ) روزنامي جردي حوادش    Daily News Journal, first Turkish newspaper

ԺԱՄԱՆԱԿ Zhamanak Armenian newspaper