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VINTAGE TURKISH POSTAGE STAMP
Out of circulation. Single stamp
2 Lira stamp (blue) printed at Staatsoruckerei, Wien (Vienna), Austria some time mid 20th century (about 1950s) with a drawing of Cinilikosk in Istanbul, Turkey. Cinilikosk (Tiled Kiosk) is a pavilion set within the outer walls of Topkapi Palace and dates from 1473. It was built by the Ottoman sultan Mehmed II as a pleasure palace or kiosk. It is located in the most outer parts of the palace, next to Gülhane Park. It was also called Glazed Kiosk (Sirca Kosk).
Kurus was worth 100th of a Turkish Lira (TL) before the removal of the 6 zeros from the end to start the new lira. It has been long out of circulation.