Tuesday, January 19, 2016

1941 MEĐIMURJE, Inverted overprint

Inverted overprints are very rare. So far, I saw less than ten such items...

1941 Međimurje, unofficial local provisional issue, 0,25 din, pair with inverted overprint. Cliche a2/3 and b2/1.

Inverted overprint overlapped with the setting of four cliches from the second printing.
For details see: 
1941 MEĐIMURJE - The Clasification of Overprints.

Sunday, January 17, 2016

1944 VIS, Partisan mail

Before the liberation of Dalmatia a partisan post was sometimes used for personal letters, especially if addressed on high officers.

Small format letter from Kaštel Lukšić (18.8.1944) to the partisans military headquarters on the island Vis, two-line censorship cancel POŠTA VIS/CENZURISANO.

Censorship cancel enlarged.

Saturday, January 16, 2016

1944 SENTA, The manual

The manual is a logical continuation of some previous Senta articles and new findings with the most complete set of information about this issue you can find in one place.

Authors: Vid Žiberna and myself, publisher: Philatelic Society Ljubljana, language: slovenian, 58 pages, A4 format, price 20,00 EUR + P&P. To order please contact me at alesmarinsek67@gmail.com.

Senta 1944
First Yugoslavian Local Provisional Issue
The Manual

Wednesday, January 13, 2016

1945 MOSTAR, Stationery

Stationery without additional postage were tolerated by small post offices outside the Mostar until the end of the use.

1945 Mostar local provisional issue, stationery sent from contractual post office Široki Brijeg (7.6.45) to Beograd. Certificate Viflan.

Saturday, January 2, 2016

1945 MOSTAR, shifted overprint

It is much more common to have 1945 Mostar stamp with a slightly shifted overprint than the ideally centered one. The reason for this is because the clichés where mounted too narrow horizontally and also because stamps with different heights were used for overprinting. So, displacements of less than 10 mm are common, whereas shifts larger than 10 mm could be quite attractive and highly valued, especially those on larger pieces. Read more:  Mostar Provisional Issue DFJ 1945 - Contribution to the Study of Overprints.

1945 Mostar local provisional issue, 10 / 2 Kn on pelure paper, vertical strip, positions 64/74/84/94, overprint shift at dx=12 mm.