Tuesday, April 26, 2016

1941 BANJA LUKA, A mystery of position 10

For some time I have been dealing with the dilemma regarding the typical error on position 10. Reading the "Croatian Philately" book by Velimir Ercegović, "Croatian Local and Unofficial Issues" handbook by Mladen Vilfan as well as the Michel Kroatien Spezial Katalog 2004 you will find following about typical errors:
a) Raised "B" in "Bosanska" (position 10)
b) "Basanska" instead of "Bosanska" (position 23)

While I had no problem with the second, the raised "B" was a real mystery! The fact is that there is no raised "B" in "Bosanska" but raised first "o" in "Slobodna". It looks like that Ercegović made a mistake while all others just automatically took this as granted.

Position 10 - Raised "o" in "Slobodna".

Sunday, April 24, 2016

1945 LJUBLJANA, Shifted overprint

 Large displacements of the overprints are quite rare...

1945 Ljubljana, local provisional issue, 1L with large horizontal shift of the overprint. First stamp almost entirely without the overprint.

Friday, April 15, 2016

1941 Međimurje, 75th Anniversary

Today (15.04.2016) we mark the 75th anniversary of the Unofficial Local Issue of Međimurje.

See posts tagged with the NDH 1941 Međimurje.

Thursday, April 14, 2016

1943/44 ŠIBENIK, Mixed franking stationery

A few philatelically motivated letters and stationery are known - those that are properly franked and actually passed through the regular postal channels are rare and valuable.

1943/44 Šibenik local provisional issue, registered stationery, properly franked with 11,7 kn (0,3 * 4 = 1,2 kn of Šibenik I, 3,5 * 2 = 7 kn of Šibenik II and 3,5 kn of NDH definitive), charged with 5 kn war tax, sent from Šibenik (18.VIII.44) to Imotski (1.IX.44). 

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

1945 CETINJE, Single stamp cover

Yesterday I spent a very nice day with my new philatelic friend. We had a long and interesting conversation, plus we exchanged some items... here is one of them...

1945 Cetinje, local provisional issue, single stamp cover, properly franked with 5 Lir, send from Jošica (30.III.1945) to Split. 

Two-line military censorship cancel ВOJНA ЦEНЗУРA / ХEРЦEГНOВИ (VOJNA CENZURA / HERCEGNOVI)


Wednesday, April 6, 2016

1941 MEĐIMURJE, Single Frame Exhibit

I just finished my first exhibit...

Unofficial Local Issue of Međimurje
The First Croatian WWII Local Issue

Digital version of the exhibit is available here.