#MCC1221 – 1861-1983 Greece

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Issue Dates:            1861-1983

Scott Catalogue Value:      $2,040.40

Mystic Price:            $1,550.00

You Save:                  $490.40

     

Give your collection a big boost with this large Greece collection containing approximately 500 stamps and 55 album pages.  The collection is an equal blend of mint and postally used stamps (some also never-hinged) with many complete sets. 

 

The collection begins with #8-9, the 1861-62 fine printing issues, and includes many of the Hermes type.  Among the other highlights are #64-72, the complete 1886-88 Hermes set with white numeral tablets (catalogue value $165.65).  Rare stamps include #N208 with a double surcharge.  This Greece collection also has Airmail Semi-postal, Postal Tax and Postal Tax Semi-postal stamps.

 

Archaeologists have determined that an ancient culture, related to the people of Northern Africa, existed in the Southern Aegean about 4,000 B.C.  Around 2,500 years ago, Greek civilization was highly advanced.  Interestingly, despite the fact that the people shared a common language, culture, and similar spiritual beliefs, they didnt unite into one nation.  Instead, the Greeks organized themselves into city-states, consisting of a city, surrounding villages, and farmland.  The city-states were very independent; sometimes they even fought each other.  Athens and Sparta were the largest and most influential of these city-states.  Due to their small size and strong sense of patriotism, participation in government affairs was encouraged.

 

The Acropolis was the center of ancient Athens, and the site of many temples, the most famous of which is the Parthenon.  Today the Parthenon, located high above the city, attracts tourists from around the world.  About 40% of the Greek people live in Athens, the capital of modern Greece.  Considered one of the worlds most historic cities, tourism is an important part of the economy.  The international Olympic Committee chose Athens as the host city for the Summer Olympic Games in 2004.

 

Approximately one fourth of Greeces population earns a living through agriculture.  However, since most of the country is very mountainous and rocky, farming is not easy.  Main crops are wheat, corn, cotton and olives.  Greece has always been closely tied to the sea; no part of the country is more than 85 miles from it.  About one fifth of its land mass consists of islands.  Today, it has one of the largest commercial merchant fleets in the world.  Greece has been a parliamentary republic headed by a president since 1975, when it eliminated the monarchy and adopted a constitution.

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Issue Dates:            1861-1983

Scott Catalogue Value:      $2,040.40

Mystic Price:            $1,550.00

You Save:                  $490.40

     

Give your collection a big boost with this large Greece collection containing approximately 500 stamps and 55 album pages.  The collection is an equal blend of mint and postally used stamps (some also never-hinged) with many complete sets. 

 

The collection begins with #8-9, the 1861-62 fine printing issues, and includes many of the Hermes type.  Among the other highlights are #64-72, the complete 1886-88 Hermes set with white numeral tablets (catalogue value $165.65).  Rare stamps include #N208 with a double surcharge.  This Greece collection also has Airmail Semi-postal, Postal Tax and Postal Tax Semi-postal stamps.

 

Archaeologists have determined that an ancient culture, related to the people of Northern Africa, existed in the Southern Aegean about 4,000 B.C.  Around 2,500 years ago, Greek civilization was highly advanced.  Interestingly, despite the fact that the people shared a common language, culture, and similar spiritual beliefs, they didnt unite into one nation.  Instead, the Greeks organized themselves into city-states, consisting of a city, surrounding villages, and farmland.  The city-states were very independent; sometimes they even fought each other.  Athens and Sparta were the largest and most influential of these city-states.  Due to their small size and strong sense of patriotism, participation in government affairs was encouraged.

 

The Acropolis was the center of ancient Athens, and the site of many temples, the most famous of which is the Parthenon.  Today the Parthenon, located high above the city, attracts tourists from around the world.  About 40% of the Greek people live in Athens, the capital of modern Greece.  Considered one of the worlds most historic cities, tourism is an important part of the economy.  The international Olympic Committee chose Athens as the host city for the Summer Olympic Games in 2004.

 

Approximately one fourth of Greeces population earns a living through agriculture.  However, since most of the country is very mountainous and rocky, farming is not easy.  Main crops are wheat, corn, cotton and olives.  Greece has always been closely tied to the sea; no part of the country is more than 85 miles from it.  About one fifth of its land mass consists of islands.  Today, it has one of the largest commercial merchant fleets in the world.  Greece has been a parliamentary republic headed by a president since 1975, when it eliminated the monarchy and adopted a constitution.