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Provisional issue for the city of Pula (Pola)


After the Yugoslav Army entered into the city of Pula the District Liberation Committee ordered overprinting of stamps found in captured post offices. Stamps were overprinted by Tipografia Valacchi Pola in typographic process using black color. The overprint consists of a word ISTRA and a new value. Stamps were in use between 9 June and 20 June 1945.

Constant varieties of overprints

CONSTANT VARIETIES
0.10 lira Field number
I Provisional postage stamp issue for Pula overprint flaw: Upper serif of letter I in ISTRA missing Upper serif of letter I in ISTRA missing 21
II Provisional postage stamp issue for Pula overprint flaw: Dot after L very small or missing
  • Dot after L very small or missing,
  • left side of letter A in ISTRA weak.
24
III Provisional postage stamp issue for Pula overprint flaw: Base of the letter T in ISTRA missing Base of the letter T in ISTRA missing (T without bottom serifs). 35
IV Provisional postage stamp issue for Pula overprint flaw: Letter R in ISTRA open on top and missing left serifs
  • Letter R in ISTRA open on top and missing left serifs,
  • top left serif of letter L missing.
46
V Provisional postage stamp issue for Pula overprint flaw: Letter R in ISTRA missing top left serif Letter R in ISTRA missing top left serif (stamp to the left). 51
VI Provisional postage stamp issue for Pula overprint flaw: Letter R in ISTRA open on top
  • Letter R in ISTRA open on top,
  • bottom serif of the letter I in ISTRA missing.
52
VII Provisional postage stamp issue for Pula overprint flaw: Letter T in ISTRA without base
  • Letter T in ISTRA without base,
  • letter R in ISTRA missing top left serif.
54
VIII Provisional postage stamp issue for Pula overprint flaw: Letter R in ISTRA without top left serif, corner angular Letter R in ISTRA without top left serif, corner angular. 62
IX Provisional postage stamp issue for Pula overprint flaw: Second zero in denomination open on top Second zero in denomination open on top. 84
X Provisional postage stamp issue for Pula overprint flaw: Small dot after letter L Small dot after letter L. 94
0.50 lira Field number
I Provisional postage stamp issue for Pula overprint flaw: Horizontal line in numeral 5 shorter Horizontal line in numeral 5 shorter. 17, 51, 53, 67, 83, 91, 93
II Provisional postage stamp issue for Pula overprint flaw: Top left serif of letter R in ISTRA missing Top left serif of letter R in ISTRA missing. 62
III Provisional postage stamp issue for Pula overprint flaw: Second zero in denomination distorted Second zero in denomination distorted on top. 84

 

Possible constant varieties of overprints (not mentioned in literature)

POSSIBLE CONSTANT VARIETIES (not mentioned in literature)
0.10 lira Field number
1 Serif on top of the letter L distorted. Provisional postage stamp issue for Pula overprint flaw: Serif on top of the letter L distorted 4
2 Top serif of letter S in ISTRA damaged. Provisional postage stamp issue for Pula overprint flaw: Top serif of letter S in ISTRA damaged 15
3 Letter R in ISTRA split vertically. Provisional postage stamp issue for Pula overprint flaw: Letter R in ISTRA split vertically 24, 25
4 Bottom right serif of letter A in ISTRA missing to the left. Provisional postage stamp issue for Pula overprint flaw: Bottom right serif of letter A in ISTRA missing to the left 47
5 Left serifs in numeral 1 missing. Provisional postage stamp issue for Pula overprint flaw: Left serifs in numeral 1 missing 55
0.50 lira Field number
1 Horizontal line in letter L broken. Provisional postage stamp issue for Pula overprint flaw: Horizontal line in letter L broken 98

 

Sheets of stamps

SHEETS OF STAMPS
0.10 lira
0.50 lira

 

Bibliography


  1. Katalog poštanskih maraka jugoslovenskih zemalja (1991), Jugomarka (Belgrade), YU ISSN 0351-4447
  2. Novakovi─ç, Damir (2009): Stamps and Postal History of Trieste, Pola, Fiume, Istria and Slovene Littoral under Yugoslav Military Administration 1945 – 1947. ISBN 978-0-9563535-0-4