Thursday, May 28, 2015

1945 SARAJEVO, Stationery Type III

I had a lot of luck! I found type III stationery for a price of the usual one :)

1945 Sarajevo local provisional issue, postal stationery, type III, sent from Radovljica (22.1.46) to Sarajevo. Correctly franked with an additional 0.50 din "Partisan" stamp.
Rare type, rare usage and unique route - from Radovljica Slovenia to Sarajevo Bosnia. Certificate Vilfan.

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

1945 ZAGREB, Partial offset

Offsets of overprint on the back are quite common for his issue, however, partial offsets are not often see.

1945 Zagreb local provisional issue, 60 kn / 3.50 kn, pair without and with partial (!) offset.

Thursday, May 21, 2015

1945 SPLIT, Overprint proofs

Split overprint proofs are very rare. Three full sheets and three half sheets [1] have been found long after the 1945. Over the last years, most of the sheets were cut and sold to the collectors. Only two half sheets remained whole and both are now with me.

Note that overprint plate with only half setting was used because base sheets were in tête-bêche orientation.

 1945 Split local provisional issue, overprint proof with value of 30 kn in darker green color, complete half sheet. Certificate Vilfan.

1945 Split local provisional issue, overprint proof with value of 30 kn in final green color, complete half sheet. Certificate Vilfan.

Dark green and final green overprint proofs enlarged.

[1]
  • full sheet, 10 kn in red color
  • full sheet, 10 kn in black color
  • full sheet, 30 kn in green color, tête-bêche
  • half sheet, 30 kn in black color
  • half sheet, 30 kn in dark green color
  • half sheet, 30 kn in green color

Sunday, May 17, 2015

1945 ZAGREB, Overprint error

Stationery were overprinted with one phase in red color using setting composed with a bunch of different lines, five-pointed star, the inscription of a new state and a new nominal. Everything was fixed together quite well, so only minor displacements are recorded.

1945 Zagreb local provisional issue, stationery type Ib, with unusually large displacement of just one part of the overprint setting.

Such displacements have occurred because of loose cliches. Normal distance for a measure shown on the picture is 5.0 mm (type I) or 4.7 mm (type II and III).

Saturday, May 16, 2015

1945 ZAGREB, Forerunner from Vinkovci

After the partisans takeover the continental part of Croatia and before the outcome of new stamps, payment in cash was used. In the first period the tariffs from the Split provisional issue were applied (10kn for stationery, 20kn for letter and 30kn for registration).

Note that such postal items sent from the continental Croatia (and especially from Srijem and Slavonija) are classified as forerunners of the 1945 Zagreb provisional issue.

Forerunner of the 1945 Zagreb provisional issue, registered letter sent from Vinkovci (29.V.45) to Stari Bečej - Bačka (31.V.45) via Beograd, properly charged of 50kn in cash (Split tariff: 20kn for letter and 30kn for registration), censored by the military censor in Vinkovci.

Payment in cash

Military censor mark.

Friday, May 15, 2015

1943 ŠIBENIK, Hand overprints

It is not clear if 27 or 32 different Italian stamps were overprinted, however, it is known that most of them were done in a very small print run. For example: 1 Lire definitive stamp which exists in just 2 pieces. The rarest from my collection is 25 Cent air mail stamp that exists in just 116 pieces.

1943 Šibenik local provisional issue with N.D. / H. hand overprints. 17 values out of 32. Certificate Zrinjšćak.