Tuesday, December 22, 2015

1943 SPLIT, The most famous overprint flaw

The most famous overprint flaw is missing upper right stroke of K at position 38.

Position 38, missing upper right stroke of K.


1943 Split local unreleased issue for Dalmatia, 3.50 kn / 1.25 Lire in pair with double overprint from positions 37 and 38.  Note that only one sheet of 3.50 kn / 1.25 Lire was double overprinted, so this item is unique.

Sunday, December 13, 2015

1944 ADRIATIC, Trans Adriatic route

At the beginning of 1944 trans-Adriatic mail has been established. Military aviation took place between the island of Vis and airports in Bari and Lecce.

Trans Adriatic military route.

Until recently a letter from Lecce was not known.

Trans Adriatic military mail from Lecce (21.IX.1944) to the position of VIII corpus.

Back side of the envelope with affixed label and bilingual cancel of Yugoslav liaison officer. Probably due to the confirmation of censorship.

The same bilingual cancel was used as letter header. 

Friday, December 11, 2015

1945 SPLIT, Military forerunners

Prior to the outcome of the 1945 Split local provisional issue in 1st of March, payment in cash was used. Postage for military shipments was free of charge.

Forerunner of the 1945 Split provisional issue, postcard sent from island Korčula (30.XI.44) to Trpanj, free of charge as the recipient was a military person. Military censor cancellation No. 3.

Forerunner of the 1945 Split provisional issue, Christmas card sent from Sinj (23.XII.44) to the headquarters of II division, free of charge as the recipient was a military person. Military censor cancellation No. 1.

Forerunner of the 1945 Split provisional issue, postcard sent from Šibenik (10.II.45) to Makarska, free of charge as the recipient was a military person. Censor cancellation No. 6, Šibenik.


Similar items exists for the period after the 01.03.1945. 

Forerunner of the 1945 Split provisional issue, postcard sent from Sinj (7.III.45) to Makarska, free of charge as the recipient was a military person. Censor cancellation No. 17, Sinj.

Easter greetings card sent from Split (30.III.45) to Konavle. Non military mail but sent without postage. Censor cancellation No. 3, Split.
  
Postcard sent from Knin (probably in late April 1945) to island Rab, free of charge as the recipient was a military person. Censor cancellation No. 13, Knin.

Wednesday, December 2, 2015

1943 ŠIBENIK, Stationery with hand overprint

Several Italian stationery (15, 30, 50 and 75 Cent.) were overprinted with the N.D. / H. hand overprint. Among all, the most rare are those with 75 Cent.

1943 Šibenik local provisional issue, 75 Cent. stationery with N.D. / H. hand overprint.