Tuesday, November 15, 2016

1945 LJUBLJANA, Early money transfer order

Immediately after the liberation of Ljubljana a postal traffic for private shipments and money transfer orders was suspended. It was reopened on 30.05.45 for money transfer orders and 08.06.45 for the shipments. Because there were no overprinted stamps until the 08.06. all money transfer orders issued between 30.05. and 08.06. were franked with the old occupation stamps.

1945 Ljubljana, local provisional issue, money transfer order, issued in Rovte (4.VI.45), franked with 50 cents (8.VI.45) using German occupation "Landscapes" stamp.

Bilingual cancellation GEREUTH / ROVTE from 4.VI.45....

... and the same cancellation four days later, now with the removed German inscription.

Thursday, November 3, 2016

1941 MEĐIMURJE, SF Exhibit

This single frame exhibit is the most complete display of stamps, specialties and postally used items of the Unofficial Local Issue of Međimurje. The exhibit is based on my research showing that two main types of coat-of-arms were used, each with two subtypes and that a total of ten different clichés were assembled during the four separate printings.

This is a 2nd revision that was reorganized and supplemented with some additional items. The exhibit contains especially rare material, some of them unique and exhibited for the first time. Among others, I would highlight:
  • a unique complete set in block of four from the second printing
  • one of two known 0,25 din se-tenant vertical pairs with "Hrvatska država"
  • one of two known letters franked with “Hrvatska država” error stamp
  • a unique Easter greeting card sent from the post office in Čakovec

The First Croatian WWII Local Issue
Unofficial Local Issue of Međimurje

Digital version of the exhibit is available here.