Tuesday, April 28, 2015

1945 MOSTAR, 70th Anniversary

Today (28.04.2015) we mark the 70 year anniversary of the Mostar provisional issue.

You can read my article: Mostar Provisional Issue DFJ 1945 - Contribution to the Study of Overprints hereas well as my other posts about this issue here.

Monday, April 20, 2015

HOWTO, Unhide content (again)

I have been asked about how I know what is the cancellation date on this letter. Frankly, I read it from the certificate :), but I could use some simple image processing tricks to find it by myself.

Original image - cancellation is poorly visible.

After some color hue & saturation changes I can clearly see 14.X.44.

Sunday, April 19, 2015

1944 ŠIBENIK, Official letter

Official letters franked with 1944 Šibenik local provisional issue stamps were not known until now. Recently, two such letters were found, both with the indictments from the same court trial.

1944 Šibenik local provisional issue, official court letter with advice of receipt, properly franked, sent from Šibenik (14.X.44). Undelivered because of the absence of the recipient. Certificate Vilfan. 

Back side of the letter with the cancellation and handwritten message from the postman.

Advice of receipt sheet is still adhered to the cover.

Saturday, April 18, 2015

1944 ŠIBENIK, Stationery

Italian stationery were overprinted with the Kn. 2 and additional Kn.1 war tax surcharge. Italian inscriptions and coat-of-arms were overprinted with Croatian replacements.

1944 Šibenik local provisional issue, stationery, properly franked with 2 kn and 1 kn war tax surcharge, sent from Šibenik (17.VII.44) to Slavonska Požega. From the well known Novak correspondence.

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

1943 SPLIT, Overprint offset

Only a few overprint specialities exist for this issue: 
  • inverted overprint (Sas. 20 and Sas. 22)
  • double overprint (Sas. 11 and Sas. 14)
  • overprint offset on reverse (Sas. 17)

1943 Split local unreleased issue for Dalmatia, 3.50 kn / 50 c, Sas. 17, overprint offset on reverse. Certificate Zrinjščak.