Thursday, September 21, 2017

1945 MOSTAR, Registered letter

Letters of Mostar issue are extremely rare - probably less than ten exist. Luckily I managed to find one nice item...

1945 Mostar local provisional issue, registered letter, franked with 240 kn, sent from Mostar (26.V.45) to Vinkovci (4.VI.45). Military censor cancellation No. 2. Fourth stamp in block of eight with typical error Jugosiavija instead of  Jugoslavija (position 85). Certificate Ercegović.

Sunday, September 17, 2017

1941 MEĐIMURJE, Gold medal

I am happy to announce that I got a gold medal for my "1941 Međimurje" exhibit at the specialized one frame exhibition of the Alpe Adria and southeastern Europe countries in Kranj.

Digital version of the exhibit is available here.

"1941 Međimurje" on the exhibition floor.

Saturday, September 16, 2017

Manual about the first Croatian stamps

I would like to inform you that Mladen Vilfan just published a manual about the first Croatian postage stamps - issue 29.10.1918. This is not my area, but I can assure you that it is a must-have manual, written in Croatian and English, which brings together all known information as well as a lot of new findings about this issue.

You can order the manual directly from the author:

First Croatian postage stamps - Issue 29.10.1918.

Thursday, September 14, 2017

1944 SENTA, “Југосливиjа” overprint error

One of the greatest rarities of all DFJ provisional issues is the overprint error "Југосливиjа" instead of “Југославиjа” that can be found on the nine values of Big Senta. For the "Famous women" and Porto stamps only two of each exist.

1944 Senta local provisional issue, all nine values of Big Senta with "Југосливиjа" error. Great rarity, only this set is known to me.

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

1945 ZAGREB, Forerunner from Vukovar

The 1945 Zagreb issue stamps were released on June 25th, 1945. Before that only cache payment was possible (however, even after the stamps were issued, most of the post offices outside of Zagreb did not receive them, so the cache only payment continued...).

Forerunner of the 1945 Zagreb provisional issue, letter sent from Vukovar (13.VI.45) to Zaječar Serbia, properly charged of 80 kn in cash (Zagreb tariff), censored by the censor in Vukovar.

Vukovar censor mark.

Saturday, September 2, 2017

1945 LJUBLJANA, Telegraph wires

The most attractive typical error of 1945 Ljubljana issue is so-called "telegraph wires" found on the base stamps of 50 cent. Error resembles to telegraph wires and extends over the horizontal strip of five stamps at positions 54-58.

1945 Ljubljana, local provisional issue, 50 cent horizontal strip at positions 54-58, typical error on base stamps known as telegraph wires.

Schematic view of telegraph wires.

Enlarged view, position 57.