Thursday, March 19, 2015

1945 MOSTAR, Damaged stars

Damaged stars are common, especially those in the red color and on the values that were overprinted at the end. Probably the most damaged star is a star that you can find at Mi.5 Velebit at position 59.
Star from position 59, at the beginning and at the end of the overprinting process.

Plate distribution of damages. Darker rectangles represent positions with larger damages.
At the end of overprinting 44% of all stars have been damaged.

Another example of heavily damaged star - Mi.2 Jajce, position 1.