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Latakia (Lattaquie)

Overprinted Syrian Definitives

Low Value Definitives
The six low values in this set issued between 1931 and 1933 feature views of Hama and the Great Mosque of Aleppo.

High Value Definitive
The sixteen highest values in this set featured fifteen different designs in this format.

Air Post Definitive
One of eleven values of Syrian Air Post stamps overprinted LATTAQUIE.

Latakia is the name of Syria's principal Mediterranean port and the surrounding district. It was a part of the Ottoman Empire until it was mandated to France after World War I. It was known as Alaouites until 1930 and Syrian stamps were overprinted with this new name in July of the following year. These stamps were replaced by those of Syria after February 28, 1937


Rossiter, Stuart and John Flower. The Stamp Atlas. London: Macdonald and Co., 1986.

"Latakia." Standard Postage Stamp Catalogue.

"Latakia." Wikipedia. 20 Jun. 2008. Wikimeida Foundation, Inc. 10 Jul. 2008

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