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Democratic Federal Yugoslavia: varieties of postage stamps


14 – 16 December 1944. Provisional issue: overprinted stamps of German occupation of Serbia with pale green network. Overprint consists of coat of arms, new country name Демократска Федеративна Југославија and a surcharge. Printed in letterpress in sheets of 50 (5 x 10). Valid until 31 July 1945.

TYPES
3 + 2 din, rose pink Field number
I Yugoslavia 1944 types of overprints on postage stamps Inscription Демократска Федеративна Југославија tilted to the left relative to the plus sign of surcharge. All stamps in 4th column.
SHEETS
3 + 2 din, rose pink
7 + 3 din, dark slate green

 

24 January 1945. Provisional issue: newly stamps of German occupation of Serbia without network, overprinted Демократска Федеративна Југославија, coat of arms and a surcharge. Printed in letterpress in sheets of 100. Valid until 31 July 1945.

COINCIDENTAL VARIETIES
1 Offset.
3 + 2 din stamp
Yugoslavia postage stamp error overprint offset

 

15 May 1945. Definitive issue: effigy of Josip Broz Tito, denomination in Yugoslav Dinars. Printed in offset in sheets of 100. Perforation comb 12½. Valid until 31 December 1945.

TYPES
6 din, dark purple
I, II Yugoslavia 1945 Tito stamp type 6 Thin and thick numeral 6.
9 din, orange brown
I, II Yugoslavia 1945 Tito stamp type 9 Thin and thick numeral 9.

 

2 August 1945. Commemorative issue: one year from the first session of the Anti-fascist Assembly for the National Liberation of Macedonia (ASNOM). Printed in letterpress in sheets of 50. Perforation comb 11½. Valid until 15 April 1946.

TYPES
2 din, red
I, II Yugoslavia 1945 ASNOM postage stamp type Type I:

  • white cloud above the hills outlined by horizontal lines.

Type II:

  • additional red dot on the cloud.
SHEETS
2 din, red

 

15 September 1945. For the Yugoslav Red Cross. Printed in letterpress in sheets of 100. Valid until 15 February 1946.

CONSTANT VARIETIES OR TYPES
2 + 6 din, red Field number
I Yugoslavia 1945 Red Cross stamp plate flaw
Another example
The upper horizontal shading line below the right eye curved. (?)1

 

POSSIBLE CONSTANT VARIETIES (not mentioned in literature)
1 Thin horizontal line below baby’s right eye. Yugoslavia 1945 Red Cross stamp error
2 Blush on baby’s cheek. Yugoslavia 1945 Red Cross stamp error blush on baby's cheek Yugoslavia 1945 Red Cross stamp error baby blush

 

10 October 1945. Definitive issue: partisan motives. Printed in letterpress in sheets of 100 on three types of paper. Perforation comb 12½. Valid until 31 December 1951.

TYPES
1.50 din, brown Field number
I Yugoslavia 1945 1.50 din partisans postage stamp type White spot above letter D in FEDERATIVNA. 20, 26, 33, 41, 43, 46, 61, 65, 67, 96.

 

CONSTANT VARIETIES
2 din, red Field number
I Yugoslavia 1945 Tito stamp with plate flaw
Another example
Apostrophe in front of the numeral 2 in denomination. 1
9 din, deep plum color Field number
I Yugoslavia 1945 9 din postage stamp plate flaw
8 din on 9 din of 1946
9 din, issue for Zone B (Istria and Slovene Littoral)
Horizontal scratches next to the letter G in JUGOSLAVIJA. ?
12 din, deep blue Field number
I Yugoslavia postage stamp plate flaw: dot after the last letter A in JУГOCЛABИJA
Another example
Dot after the last letter A in JУГOCЛABИJA. ?

 

POSSIBLE CONSTANT VARIETIES (not mentioned in literature)
1 din, blue green
1 White below letter O in JUGOSLAVIJA. Yugoslavia 1945 1 din postage stamp error white dot
2 Blurred print. Yugoslavia 1945 1 din postage stamp flaw blurred print Yugoslavia 1945 1 din postage stamp error blurred print
3 Upper left corner filled with color. Yugoslavia 1945 1 din postage stamp error upper left corner filled with color
4 Dot above letter N in DIN. Yugoslavia 1945 1 din postage stamp error dot above DIN
5 Dot above letter V in JUGOSLAVIJA. Yugoslavia 1945 partisan postage stamp error
1.50 din, brown
1 White dot below the first letter E in FEDERATIVNA. Yugoslavia 1945 1.50 din postage stamp error dot in country description
3 din, red brown
1 White spot above the final letter A in DEMOKRATSKA. Yugoslavia 1945 3 din postage stamp error
2 Thin line over letter Д in denomination. Yugoslavia 1945 3 din postage stamp error, line over D
4 din, dark blue
1 White dot below letter D in DIN. Yugoslavia 1945 4 din Tito postage stamp error dot below DIN
5 din, olive green
1 White spot above letter L in JUGOSLAVIJA. Yugoslavia 1945 3 din postage stamp error White spot above letter L in JUGOSLAVIJA
1 Big white spot after the numeral 5 to the right. Yugoslavia 1945 5 din postage stamp error dot
See also
20 din, orange vermilion
1 Letters in ДЕМОКРАТСКА ФЕДЕРАТИВНА partially missing. Yugoslavia 1945 20 din postage stamp error

 

29 November 1945. Constitutional assembly. Printed in photogravure in sheets of 100. Valid until: September 15th, 1946

CONSTANT VARIETIES
6 din, dark slate green Field number
I Yugoslavia postage stamp plate flaw constitutional assembly scars on image Two scars (vertical lines) on the lower part of the stamp. ?

 

POSSIBLE CONSTANT VARIETIES (not mentioned in literature)
6 din, dark slate green
1 White dot on the pedestal. Yugoslavia postage stamp plate flaw constitutional assembly White dot on the pedestal
20 din, light blue
1 White dot below letter Л in ЈУГОСЛАВИЈА. Yugoslavia 1945 constitutional assembly postage stamp error

 

COINCIDENTAL VARIETIES
2 din, dark red
1 Offset. Yugoslavia 1945 constitutional assembly postage stamp error: offset Yugoslavia 1945 constitutional assembly 2 din postage stamp
6 din, dark slate green
1 Offset. Yugoslavia 1945 Constitutional Assembly postage stamp offset error Yugoslavia 1945 Constitutional Assembly 6 din postage stamp
9 din, orange red
1 Perforation error. Yugoslavia 1945 Constitutional Assembly postage stamp perforation error

 

Bibliography


  1. Katalog poštanskih maraka jugoslovenskih zemalja (1991), Jugomarka (Belgrade), YU ISSN 0351-4447
  2. Specijalni katalog maraka F.N.R. Jugoslavije, II Izdanje, 1948: Filatelistički savez Hrvatske, 1947.