Tuesday, May 27, 2014

1941 BANJA LUKA, overprint error

This issue was overprinted in a small edition of 1000 stamps (40 sheets with 25 stamps). Two overprint errors exist: "Basanska" instead of "Bosanska" and raised "B" in "Bosanska". Both are very rare!

1941 Banja Luka, local provisional issue, 1 din with error "Basanska" instead of "Bosanska" (position 23). Max 40 exist, approx. 20 remains. Certificate Vilfan.

Sunday, May 18, 2014

1941 MEĐIMURJE, intentional error

Provisional issue is an issue for temporary use to meet postal demands until the regular issue can be obtained. However, in a wartime, with rapid changes of occupation and liberation periods, the postal demands are not the only one, patriotism and enthusiasm have a strong influence, too. And, if philatelists are involved in the preparation, the result will be the issue with a vast variety of "specialities". 1941 Međimurje and 1944 Senta are typical representatives of such issues.

I know some of you will not agree on the importance of such issues, but who we are to judge this! Especially, if there is still high demand, even after more than 70 years from the releases.

1941 Međimurje, unofficial local provisional issue, "Hrvatska / država" instead of  "Država / Hrvatska", intentional error. Certificate Zrinjšćak.

Saturday, May 17, 2014

1941 MEĐIMURJE, overprint types

Međimurje issue was overprinted in several runs. First, by clichés with type A only, and later by clichés with type A and type B pairs.

1941 Međimurje, unofficial local provisional issue, overprint clichés with type A and B pairs in block of four.

Type A differs from type B by larger and stronger coat of arms. Additional, both types comes with two subtypes, depending on the row in the block.

1 undercuts of the left leg of "M"
2 dotted line
3 open coat of arms
4 additional thin line
5 damaged "e" (does not occur always - probably due to the later damage of the cliché)

Friday, May 16, 2014

1941 MEĐIMURJE, set in pairs with both types

In the whirlwind of events at the beginning of World War II, a group of patriots and philatelists from Čakovec decided to produce a provisional issue. They collected all available stamps from local newsstand and overprinted them just before Međimurje was connected to Hungary.

1941 Međimurje, unofficial local provisional issue, complete set in vertical pairs, all from position 3 and 4. Only ten complete sets in pairs with both types are known. Certificate Zrinjšćak.


Saturday, May 10, 2014

1945 ZAGREB, overprint offset

You can find overprint offset on all values, but the most rarely seen are on both black overprinted - 80 kn / 2 kn and 400 kn / 0.25 kn.

1945 Zagreb local provisional issue, 40 kn / 1 kn, overprint offset.

1945 Zagreb local provisional issue, 40 kn / 3.50 kn, strong overprint offset.

1945 Zagreb local provisional issue, 160 kn / 0.50 kn, overprint offset.

1945 Zagreb local provisional issue, 200 kn / 12.50 kn, overprint offset.

1945 Zagreb local provisional issue, 400 kn / 0.25 kn, overprint offset.

Friday, May 9, 2014

1945 ZAGREB, base stamp errors

Due to the large quantities and relatively inexpensive items in this issue, you can easily find a lot of interesting base stamp errors.

1945 Zagreb local provisional issue, 20 kn / 5 kn, white spot, position 81.

1945 Zagreb local provisional issue, 40 kn / 1 kn, colored spots as shown, positions 71, 72, 81, 82.

1945 Zagreb local provisional issue, 60 kn / 3.5 kn, large moon, position 17 on the left. Broken frame and white spot in 0, position 88 on the right.

1945 Zagreb local provisional issue, 160 kn / 0.5 kn, white spot, position ?.

1945 Zagreb local provisional issue, 200 kn / 12.50 kn, colored spot, positions 45, 46.

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

1945 ZAGREB, overprint shift

I found two examples of Zagreb provisional issue with unusually large overprint shifts. One in vertical and one in horizontal direction.

1945 Zagreb local provisional issue, 40 kn / 1 kn with large vertical overprint shift.

1945 Zagreb local provisional issue, 80 kn / 2 kn with large horizontal overprint shift.

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

1945 ZAGREB, type II postcard

Three overprint types exist. Type II is the scarcest.

1945 Zagreb local provisional issue, postcard with type II overprint and unusually large vertical shift.

Type can be determined by measuring length of first and second overprint line.

Type I Type II Type III
First line 43.5 mm 38.0 mm 34.5 mm
Second line 43.5 mm 44.0 mm 37.0 mm
Third line 31.0 mm 31.0 mm 31.0 mm
Fourth line 31.0 mm 31.0 mm 31.0 mm