Sunday, October 28, 2018

1945 SPLIT, Excellent & unique item

This is one of the most interesting postal items of that time...

1945 Split local provisional issue, stationery of type St.1, correctly franked with 20kn for abroad, sent from Šibenik (22.VI.45) to Josefov, Czechoslovakia, censor cancellation No. 6, Šibenik. The stationery traveled via Bari (Italy), where it was censored by the Alliance censorship No. 0105. Since postal traffic with Czechoslovakia was suspended (handwritten "SERVICE SUSPENDED" and marked with "AL MITTENTE") the stationery was returned by airmail to Belgrade, where it was censored for the third time (by the Yugoslav military censorshipand finally dispatched to Czechoslovakia. Certificate Vilfan.

Monday, October 22, 2018

1945 DFJ - Vuk stationery used outside of Serbia

This overprinted stationary was intended for use in the territory of Serbia, which at that time included also the Danube Banovina with Baranja and Srem. Until now, I was not aware of the use of this stationery outside that area...

1944 DFJ provisional issue, Vuk 2+3 din stationery, sent from Petrijevci (18.V.45) to Stari Bečej, censored by the censor of the III battalion of the III Army. This is the only Vuk stationery sent from the territory on the right side of the river Drava known to me.

Mute cancellation with handwritten date and a provisional rubber canceller of Petrijevci.

Sunday, October 21, 2018

Alpe Jadran Fila 2018 - Varaždin

I attended the 23rd international exhibition Alpe Jadran Fila 2018 in Varaždin.

The main exhibition hall just before opening.

My exhibit: The First Croatian WWII Local Issue
Međimurje, 1941

Judges at work.

At palmares.

Another gold medal for my exhibit :)

Friday, October 12, 2018

1941 NDH, "Jubilarka" stationery

I have never seen or heard before - a trial print of "jubilarka" stationery... 

1941 Independent State of Croatia, Armed Forces Special Issue, known as "jubilarka", trial print on young King Peter II stationery. From A.F.Kugel collection.


A.F.Kugel: ... a test printing was also made in black on a few 1 dinar postal cards in the young King Peter II design. However, in the end, they were not authorized to be issued.

P.J.Hughes (NDH expert):  ... I remember overlaying a genuine black overprint with this stationery and they match perfectly, so I am of the opinion that it is likely genuine. This may be the only card like this, or there may be one or two others; but I have not seen any others.  ...  The overprint may be from a separate cliche as it has none of the flaws that can be found on the overprinted stamps. It is consistent with the "proof" black overprints that are on the market in blocks on kunstdruck paper, or on the 4 Din stamp. A few of these have the flaws, but there are only a few flaws as the plate used for the proofs was very new and did not have time to develop the flaws that show up later on the regular printing.