Friday, August 21, 2015

1945 SPLIT, Island to island mail

Immediately after the end of the WWII, most of the routes between Dalmatian islands and the mainland were very poor or even disconnected. Consequently, the postal service was unreliable, especially for the shipments between the islands.

1945 Split, local provisional issue, letter, properly franked with 30 kn, sent from island Korčula (11.VI.45) to island Lopud near Dubrovnik. Censor cancellation No. 16 on back side. Certificate Vilfan.

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

1945 NDH, Storm Division sheets

The 1st Croatian Storm Division was an elite unit formed on 9th October 1944. Stamps in support of this division were released on 9th January 1945.

Mi. 170, 50 + 50, Soldiers of the Storm Division.

Mi. 171, 70 + 70, A battlefield at the night.

Mi. 172, 100 + 100, The Storm Division insignia on top of Croatia map.