Tuesday, June 23, 2015

1944 DB BRAČ, Another cover

I managed to get another DB Brač cover, this one affixed with an entire set. This is  probably one of the ten most rare items I have.

1944 German occupation of Brač, local provisional issue, cover from Nerežišče to Piotta, Switzerland (16.V.44). Certificate Krische.

Monday, June 22, 2015

1945 MURSKA SOBOTA, 70th Anniversary

Today (22.06.2015) we mark the 70 year anniversary of the Murska Sobota provisional issue.

I should post something about this interesting issue...

Saturday, June 20, 2015

1945 ZAGREB, 70th Anniversary

Today (20.06.2015) we mark the 70 year anniversary of the Zagreb provisional issue.

See posts taged with DFJ 1945 Zagreb.

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

1944 ŠIBENIK, Classic NDH stationery

In the first half of June 1944 a few classic NDH stationery cards were sent from Šibenik. It is not clear if this was due to the lack of the usual Šibenik stationery cards (see here) or simply because the sender had a stock of a few classic NDH stationery cards and he wanted to use them.

1944 Šibenik, local provisional issue, classic NDH stationery card, properly franked for express delivery and War Tax surcharge, sent from Šibenik (12.VI.44) to Slavonska Požega. One of the rarest uses of classic NDH stationery cards. From the well known Novak correspondence.

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

HOWTO, Using a scanner as a magnifier

It is well known that four different types of paper have been used for Croatian Landscapes issue, named as follows:
  • Ordinary paper,
  • Intaglio paper,
  • Porous paper and
  • Pelure paper
I always wanted to check how each type of paper looks under the very high magnification. Below are 4800 dpi scans (click on detailed image for larger view)...


Ordinary paper - also called offset or German paper
0.09 mm thick, non transparent, white paper with white gum


Intaglio paper - also called photogravure paper
0.08 mm thick, partially transparent, white paper with white gum


Porous paper - also called wartime paper
0.09 mm thick, slightly transparent, yellowish paper with yellowish gum


Pelure paper - also called cigarette paper
0.05 mm thick, transparent, smooth paper with clear gum

One important hint: mechanisms of the conventional scanners are very sensitive, so do not shake table during your 4800 dpi scanning! 

Monday, June 15, 2015

1945 MARIBOR, 70th Anniversary

Today (15.06.2015) we mark the 70 year anniversary of the Maribor provisional issue.

Sunday, June 7, 2015

1945 LJUBLJANA, 70th Anniversary

Today (07.06.2015) we mark the 70 year anniversary of the Ljubljana provisional issue.

I should post something about this interesting issue...