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Commemorative and semi-postal issues of the Kingdom of Yugoslavia


5 May 1933. Commemorative issue. Meeting of International Pen Club in Dubrovnik.

POSSIBLE CONSTANT VARIETIES (not mentioned in literature)
0.75 para + 0.25 para, green
1 Color variety: yellow instead of yellow green. Yugoslavia 1933 Pen Club postage stamp color variety

 

15 June 1934. Air post stamps, Yugoslav scenery.

Printed in letterpress by Državna markarnica in Belgrade. There were 4 postal sheets on a printing sheet, each having 100 stamps (10 x 10).

These stamps were used exclusively for shipments sent by air post. By 1937 the whole stock was sold.

CONSTANT VARIETIES
10 din., vermilion Field number
I Yugoslavia 1934 10 din airmail stamp plate error Burning airplane. 99

 

3 March 1936. League for protection of children.

POSSIBLE CONSTANT VARIETIES (not mentioned in literature)
3.50 + 1 din, light blue
1 Retouching. Yugoslavia 1936 Children postage stamp retouching

 

28 May 1936. 80. Birthday of Nikola Tesla.

Printed in sheets of 100.

CONSTANT VARIETIES
75 para, yellow green and dark brown Field number
I Yugoslavia 1936 Nikola Tesla postage stamp flaw part of the letter K in NIKOLA missing Part of the letter K in NIKOLA missing. 40
II Yugoslavia 1936 Nikola Tesla postage stamp flaw dot after A in NIKOLA Dot after A in NIKOLA. 8

 

POSSIBLE CONSTANT VARIETIES (not mentioned in literature)
75 para, yellow green and dark brown
1 Colored dot on the right side of the letter L in TESLA. Yugoslavia 1936 Nikola Tesla postage stamp flaw colored dot on the right side of the letter L in TESLA
2 Broken lower frame between letters C and Л in JУГOCЛABИJA. Yugoslavia 1936 Nikola Tesla postage stamp flaw broken lower frame between letters C and Л in JУГOCЛABИJA

 

1 July 1937. Little Entente. Church in Oplenac.

Printed in sheets of 100.
Valid until 1938/01/31.

CONSTANT VARIETIES
3 din, blue green Field number
I Yugoslavia 1937 Oplenac church postage stamp flaw scratches Scratches over right denomination value. 5

 

COINCIDENTAL VARIETIES
3 din, blue green
1 Double impression. Yugoslavia 1937 Oplenac church postage stamp error double impression

 

1 August 1938. For hospital for railway employees in Demir Kapija.

Printed in sheets of 100.
Valid until: 30th November 1938.

CONSTANT VARIETIES
1.50 + 1.50 din, scarlet Field number
I Yugoslavia 1938 Demir Kapija postage stamp plate flaw 4 instead of 5 windows 4 instead of 5 windows. 2., 4., 6., 8., 10., 52., 54., 56., 58. and 60.

 

1 October 1938. The Second Congress for the Protection of Children.

Printed on protected paper in photogravure by Državna markarnica in Belgrade, the overprint SALVATE PARVULOS in letterpress. Perforation 12½ Printed in sheets of 100. Valid until December 31st 1938.

Printed Sold Destroyed in 1939 For postal museum
0.50 + 0.50 din dark brown 100.000 74.837 23.163 2.000
1 + 1 din., dark green 100.000 74.885 23.115 2.000
1.50 + 1.50 din., scarlet 100.000 74.115 23.885 2.000
2 + 2 din., magenta 100.000 74.390 26.610 2.000

 

POSSIBLE CONSTANT VARIETIES (not mentioned in literature)
1 + 1 din, dark green
1 Additional curl in child’s hair. Yugoslavia 1938 children postage stamp error additional curl in child's hair

 

COINCIDENTAL VARIETIES
2 + 2 din, magenta
1 Double overprint. Yugoslavia 1938 children postage stamp error double overprint

 

6 September 1939. For Marine Museum.

Printed in sheets of 25 (5 x 5).
Valid from 1939/09/06 to 1939/11/30.

TYPES
2 + 2 din, gray blue Field number
I Yugoslavia 1939 marine museum postage stamp Engraver’s mark S (Karl Seizinger). Yugoslavia 1939 marine museum postage stamp Engraver’s mark S (Karl Seizinger). Yugoslavia 1939 marine museum postage stamp Engraver’s mark S (Karl Seizinger). Yugoslavia 1939 marine museum postage stamp Engraver’s mark S (Karl Seizinger). Engraver’s mark S (Karl Seizinger). The mark appears on every 4th sheet:

  • 0.50 + 0.50 din: 16th stamp
  • 1 + 0.50 din: 25th stamp
  • 1.50 + 1 din: 16th stamp
  • 2 + 1.50 din: 25th stamp

 

COINCIDENTAL VARIETIES
2 + 1.50 din, dark blue
1 Color smudges due to wet paper. Yugoslavia 1939 marine museum postage stamp error Color smudges due to wet paper

 

1 March 1940. For Croatian postal employees.

Designed by Benković, Laurenčić and Prica, the students of the Art Academy in Zagreb. Printed in letterpress by Državna markarnica in Belgrade, paper chalky, perforation 11½ : 12 on landscapes and 12 : 11½ on portrait formats. Valid until July 31st, 1940.

Note: this is the only stamp issue in the Kingdom of Yugoslavia where the country name is printed only in Latin script.

Printed Sold Destroyed in 1939 For postal museum
0.50 + 0.50 din brown orange 150.000 84.731 63.263 2.000
1 + 1 din., green 150.000 82.697 65.303 2.000
1.50 + 1.50 din., bright red 150.000 79.838 68.162 2.000
2 + 2 din., cerise 150.000 78.756 69.244 2.000
4 + 2 din., dark blue 150.000 78.522 69.478 2.000

 

All values were printed in sheets of 25 (5 x 5). Printing sheet consisted of 4 postal sheets. Therefore the constant varieties don’t appear on every sheet.

Denomination Resolution File size File type Link Notes
0.50 + 0.50 din 600 dpi 9 MB JPG Click here No varieties found
1 + 1 din 600 dpi 9 MB JPG Click here Varieties I and II found
1.50 + 1.50 din 600 dpi 9 MB JPG Click here Variety I found
2 + 2 din 600 dpi 9 MB JPG Click here No varieties found
4 + 2 din 600 dpi 9 MB JPG Click here No varieties found

 

CONSTANT VARIETIES
1 + 1 din, green Field number
I Yugoslavia 1940 postal employees Zagreb postage stamp plate flaw comma above 9 and 2 in 925 Comma above 9 and 2 in 925. 22
II Yugoslavia 1940 postal employees Zagreb postage stamp plate flaw two dots to the left side of the last letter A in JUGOSLAVIJA Two dots to the left side of the last letter A in JUGOSLAVIJA. 10
1.50 + 1.50 din, red Field number
I Yugoslavia 1940 postal employees Zagreb postage stamp plate flaw red dot on letter V in JUGOSLAVIJA Red dot on letter V in JUGOSLAVIJA. 15

 

23 December 1940. For fighting tuberculosis.

Printed in sheets of 100.

CONSTANT VARIETIES
0,50 + 0,50 din, violet Field number
I Yugoslavia 1940 tuberculosis postage stamp error dot between lower 0 and 5 is missing Dot between lower 0 and 5 is missing. 5., 14., 24., 25., 35., 59., 64., 67. and 82.

 

CONSTANT VARIETIES
1,50 + 1,50 din, dark green Field number
I Yugoslavia 1940 tuberculosis postage stamp error dot between the second 1 and 5 very small, barely visible Dot between the second 1 and 5 very small, barely visible. ?

 

1 January 1941. For War Veteran Association.

Printed in sheets of 100.

CONSTANT VARIETIES
2 + 2 din, gray blue Field number
I Yugoslavia 1941 War veteran association postage stamp plate flaw white line below the second arch White line below the second arch. ?

 

POSSIBLE CONSTANT VARIETIES (not mentioned in literature)
0,5 + 0,5 din, gray green
1 Dot below У in JУГOCЛABИJA. Yugoslavia 1941 war veteran association postage stamp error dot below У in JУГOCЛABИJA

 

16 March 1941. Philatelic exhibition in Zagreb.

Designed by Oto Antonini, engraved by Karl Seizinger. Line engraving by Državna markarnica in Belgrade. Perforation comb 11½. In one part of the circulation stamps perforated 9¼ on the right side only exist.

Note: the same stamps were printed in changed colors for the philatelic exhibition in Slavonski Brod which should take place between the 13th and 20th of April 1941. The war in Yugoslavia started on the 6th of April and the Independent State of Croatia was declared on the 10th of April. These stamps were released by authorities of newly created Croatian state and were later also overprinted.

Type described below appears on all these issues.

TYPES
1.50 + 1.50 din, brown (16.3.1941) or gray blue (13.4.1941) Field number Entire sheet
I Yugoslavia 1941 philatelic exhibition Zagreb postage stamp mark S Seizinger Engraver’s mark S in the bushes on the left side. 6th stamp
(9th field)
Issued in March 1941
Issued in April 1941

 

Bibliography


  1. Novak, Dragan: Priručnik maraka jugoslovenskih zemalja (1948), Tome 8, Filatelistički savez Hrvatske (Zagreb)
  2. Novak, Dragan: Priručnik maraka jugoslovenskih zemalja (1951), Tome 9, Filatelistički savez Hrvatske (Zagreb)
  3. Katalog poštanskih maraka jugoslovenskih zemalja (1991), Jugomarka (Belgrade), YU ISSN 0351-4447