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German occupation of Zadar (Zara): types and varieties of postage stamps.


 

TYPES OF OVERPRINTS ON DEFINITIVE STAMPS
German occupation of Zadar - types of overprints
Gothic and Latin scripts – Type I and Type II
Type I:

  • Letters D in Deutsche and B in Besetzung in Gothic script.

Type II:

  • Letters D in Deutsche and B in Besetzung in Latin script.

Type III:

  • Letter D in Deutsche in Gothic and B in Besetzung in Latin script.

Type IV:

  • Letter D in Deutsche thick and B in Besetzung in Gothic script.

 

CONSTANT VARIETIES OF OVERPRINT ON EXPRESS STAMPS Field number
I German occupation of Zadar postage stamp overprint flaw: First letter a in Zara thin. First letter a in Zara thin. 2
II German occupation of Zadar postage stamp overprint flaw: Letter n in Besetzung inverted – Besetzuug. Letter n in Besetzung inverted – Besetzuug. 6
III German occupation of Zadar postage stamp overprint flaw: Black dot above the first letter a in Zara. Black dot above the first letter a in Zara. 8
IV German occupation of Zadar postage stamp overprint flaw: First letter e in Deutsche and letter n in Besetzung thin. First letter e in Deutsche and letter n in Besetzung thin. 9
V German occupation of Zadar postage stamp overprint flaw: First letter e in Deutsche distorted. First letter e in Deutsche distorted. 12
VI German occupation of Zadar postage stamp overprint flaw: First letter e in Deutsche damaged. First letter e in Deutsche damaged. 15
VII German occupation of Zadar postage stamp overprint flaw: Upper horizontal line of letter Z in Zara curved. Upper horizontal line of letter Z in Zara curved. 16
VIII German occupation of Zadar postage stamp overprint flaw: Black dot above the second letter a in Zara. Black dot above the second letter a in Zara. 17
IX German occupation of Zadar postage stamp overprint flaw: Letter t in Deutsche in italics. Letter t in Deutsche in italics. 21
X German occupation of Zadar postage stamp overprint flaw: Letter g in Besetzung and second letter a in Zara in Latin script. Letter g in Besetzung and second letter a in Zara in Latin script. 23
XI German occupation of Zadar postage stamp overprint flaw: The second letter a in Zara in Latin script. The second letter a in Zara in Latin script. 27
XII German occupation of Zadar postage stamp overprint flaw: Black dot in letter g of Besetzung and distorted second letter a in Zara. Black dot in letter g of Besetzung and distorted second letter a in Zara. 28
XIII German occupation of Zadar postage stamp overprint flaw: Letter t in Besetzung short. Letter t in Besetzung short. 29
XIV German occupation of Zadar postage stamp overprint flaw: Second letter e in Besetzung thin. Second letter e in Besetzung thin. 33
XV German occupation of Zadar postage stamp overprint flaw: Letter c in Deutsche thin. Letter c in Deutsche thin. 34
XVI German occupation of Zadar postage stamp overprint flaw: Black dot in first letter a of Zara. Black dot in first letter a of Zara. 43
XVII German occupation of Zadar postage stamp overprint flaw: Letter r in Zara broken. Letter r in Zara broken. 44

 

SHEETS OF STAMPS
1.25 Lira Express stamp
2.50 Lira Express stamp

 
 

Bibliography


  1. Michel Deutschland-Spezial 2005, Band 1: 1849 bis April 1945. Schwaneberger Verlag GmbH, ISBN 3-87858-144-0