Thursday, June 30, 2016

1945 GUŠTANJ, Porto provisorium

Stamps of Maribor provisional issue were used internally as porto provisorium before and after the end of general validity. 

1945 Guštanj porto provisorium, letter sent from Ljubljana (29.6.45) to Guštanj (2.7.45) with arrival postage due stamps (24 pf) cancelled with "Guštanj," / "PORTO / -2.7.45".

1945 Guštanj porto provisorium, letter sent from Ljubljana (2.7.45) to Dravograd, forwarded to Guštanj with arrival postage due stamps (24 pf) cancelled with "Guštanj," / "PORTO".

Wednesday, June 29, 2016

1944 SENTA, Block of 10

Complete sheets or items with the entire row of ten are not known and most probably does not exist. Even the pieces larger than 2x2 are extremely rare...

1944 Senta local provisional issue, block of ten (5x2), positions B4-8/4-8. This is the largest remained piece of Senta issue known to me.

Sunday, June 26, 2016

1945 SPLIT, Stationery from Hvar

Stationeries of type St.1 are very rare while those sent from the islands are even rarer. Only three or four such items are known.

1945 Split local provisional issue, stationery of type St.1, sent from island of Hvar (28.VI.45) to military address of 9th Division of 4th Yugoslav Army (at that time located somewhere in Slovenia). Censor cancellation No. 2, Hvar. 

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

1945 MOSTAR, Souvenir cards

On the occasion of the International Labour Day (May 1st, 1945), the postal department of the National Liberation Committee issued 50 sets of souvenir cards. One full set of 20 stamps was affixed to five cards.

1945 Mostar local provisional issue, complete set on five souvenir cards. Signed Marjanović.

Saturday, June 11, 2016

1944 ŠIBENIK, "T" provisionals

Every so often, you will find something interesting that was hidden for a very long time... Recently, I bought items from the ex Zorić collection where there was also a cover with stamps with additional "T" overprints. Most probably a private "experiment", however, it looks like that cover was actually traveled.

1944 Šibenik, local provisional issue, registered letter, franked with stamps with additional "T" overprint, sent loco Šibenik (21.III.44).

Stamps enlarged.

Wednesday, June 1, 2016

1941 BANJA LUKA, Raised "o"

Two typical overprint errors exist: raised "o" in "Slobodna" (position 10) and "Basanska" instead of "Bosanska" (position 23).

1941 Banja Luka, local provisional issue, complete set in block of four. Positions 4-5/9-10. Typical error raised "o" in "Slobodna" at position 10.

Note: if you are not familiar with the raised "o" error, see this.