Monday, August 29, 2016

1941 MEĐIMURJE, Dr. Wolf's letter

Dr. Wolf was one of the main promoters for the formal recognition of this issue. He sent a dozen letters to the various protagonists of civil administration, post office leaders and known philatelists.

Dr. Wolf's letter sent to Mr. Bernšic, the head of the XIV technical 
terrain section at the post office in Varaždin.


             Please find attached a report about the Yugoslav stamps with overprint "Međimurje" as well as the copies of the documents related to this issue with a request to publish them.
            In Zagreb are spreading rumors that this is just a private issue what is not true, so it would be very important that the Directorate P.t.t. in Zagreb officially recognize these stamps and to include them among the others first issues of the Croatian independent state.

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

1945 SPLIT, Picture postcard

There are quite a lot of Split issue stationery cards available, but on the other hand, picture postcards with this issue stamps are surprisingly rare - half a dozen are known with only one sent registered.

1945 Split local provisional issue, registered picture postcard, properly franked with 30 kn, sent by a military person from Split (2.VI.45) to Zemun (8.VI.45). Censor cancellation No. 3, Split.

Front side with beautiful photo of Split waterfront.

Sunday, August 21, 2016

1944 Ravna Gora, Chetnik letter

It is known that Chetniks have operated in some areas of central and southwest Serbia even long after the Red Army and Partisans liberated Belgrade (20th of October 1944). Therefore, it is not unexpected that post office in Natalinci accepted a letter franked with the Ravna Gora issue still in November 1944. The basis for acceptance was a decree of postal usage of Ravna Gora stamps issued by commander Miloš V. Marković on 5th of April 1944 in which postage rates were declared as follows: standard letter: 1 din, letter with greater weight: 2 din and registration: 4 din.

1944 Ravna Gora, Chetnik issue, letter, correctly franked with 1 din, sent from Natalinci (11.XI.1944) to nearby village Rudnik. Very rare! Certificate Krstić.

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

1943 SPLIT, My new article

Acta Philatelica Nova is an annual almanac with quality articles of the Croatian philatelic corpus. Recently, a new Acta for the 2015 was released. Among others, you will find my article: Independent State of Croatia - 1943 Unreleased Local Issue for Dalmatia. The article brings all relevant information about the issue with some new findings, including the analysis of overprint with 32 plate errors.

Croatian philatelic almanac
Independent State of Croatia
1943 Unreleased Local Issue for Dalmatia

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Wednesday, August 10, 2016

1945 MARIBOR, Late usage

In an official circular letter of 27.06.1945 all post offices in the Gorenjska and Styria region were instructed that from 02.07.1945 onwards they shall cease to sell and use stamps of the Maribor provisional issue. 

1945 Maribor, local provisional issue, letter, correctly franked with 12 pf, sent from Bled (2.VII.45) to Ljubljana. Late usage.