Thursday, January 15, 2015

1942 NDH Red Cross, Ministerial album

It is nice to see that such old album survives all that time. More than 70 years after the issue and still in MINT condition.

1942 NDH Red Cross, Ministerial album. Certificate Wieneke.

1942 NDH Red Cross Mi.86-90 and postal tax Mi.Z1.

Sunday, January 11, 2015

WWII Kun's Partisan

In April 1944, the academic prof. Đorđe Andrejević - Kun prepared a conceptual sketch for the first Yugoslavian stamp. Only 20 hand-made copies were made from the pear wood cliché with the burgundy color on darkly yellow paper. Only a few (if any) remains.

Not sure if my is original or not! Definitely looks different than the "standard" forgeries. I would be grateful for any information you can give me.

1944 Kun's Partisan
at approx. 300% (size of content rectangle is 1,87 x 3,12 cm).

Sunday, January 4, 2015

1941 NDH Nationalisation - Dubrovnik

Two different provisional rubber stamps have been used at the Dubrovnik post office. Both contain the words "Država Hrvatska". The easiest way to distinguish them is by measuring their length: Type I is 36,5 mm long, whereas Type II is 72 mm long.

1941 NDH Nationalisation, Business letter, properly franked with 1 Din, sent from Dubrovnik (30.V.41) to Slavonska Požega. Certificate Zrinjšćak.

Stamps overprinted with the "Država Hrvatska" provisional rubber stamp Type I.

Friday, January 2, 2015

1943 SPLIT, Blocks of sixteen

Overprinting was done by the state printing house in Zagreb. It is known that only 10 denominations were returned into Split, other values (No. 8, 10, 11, 14, 15, 16 and 17) remained in Zagreb. So, we have a set with full version of 17 values (also called Zagreb version) and a subset version of 10 values (called Split version).

1943 Split local unreleased issue for Dalmatia, "Split version" of 10 values in blocks of sixteen. Complete set with the largest pieces that I know of.

Thursday, January 1, 2015

1941 NDH Nationalisation - Požega

Using of old stationery from the Kingdom of Yugoslavia was permitted for the full nine months after the declaration of an independent state of Croatia (10.IV.1941). Some of the post offices used rubber stamps or other provisional techniques for the identification with the new state. One of the examples is shown below.

1941 NDH Nationalisation, YU Kingdom stationery, properly franked with 2 Din, sent from Požega Slavonska (10.VII.41) to Ronov via Čáslav, Protektorát Čechy a Morava.

Stationery overprinted with the "Država Hrvatska" provisional rubber stamp.