Definitive issue of 1919 – 20 vinar stamp, lithography



The 20 vinar stamp in lithography was printed three times in Tiskarna Blaznikovi nasledniki in Ljubljana. Details are displayed in the table below:

Date Circulation Paper types Colors Perforation
3 January 1919 3.143.000 Smooth white or yellowish paper
  • dark brown
  • sepia
  • turbid brown
  • lilac brown
  • yellow brown
11½
9 April 1919 2.772.100 Rough thin paper
  • dark brown
  • sepia
  • turbid brown
  • red brown
  • yellow brown
11½
15 September 1919 10.000 Smooth white or yellowish paper Not recorded 11½

Print plates

Schematic drawing, 20 vinar, lithography, press sheets layout
20 vinar, lithography,
press sheet layout
with types of sun rays

Stamps were printed in press sheets with different layouts:

  1. 100 stamps in layout of 10 x 10, with passer lines
  2. 300 stamps, also with passer lines, consisting of:
    • 2 sheets of 50 stamps each in 5 x 10 layout,
    • 2 sheets of 100 stamps each in 10 x 10 layout,
  3. 200 stamps, having 2 sheets of 100 stamps each in layout of 10 x 10 stamps.

Typology based on sun rays

Print plates were produced by multiplication of a strip of 10 forms, each having different layout of sun rays. In sheets of 100 stamps, the types are uniformly distributed with each type in its own column, while in sheets of 50 (5 x 10) stamps there’s nonuniform distribution of types, as shown in schematic drawing above.

Types of sun rays
20 vinar, sun rays type 1
Type I
20 vinar, sun rays type 2
Type II
20 vinar, sun rays type 3
Type III
20 vinar, sun rays type 4
Type IV
20 vinar, sun rays type 5
Type V
20 vinar, sun rays type 6
Type VI
20 vinar, sun rays type 7
Type VII
20 vinar, sun rays type 8
Type VIII
20 vinar, sun rays type 9
Type IX
20 vinar, sun rays type 10
Type X

 

Other types

There’s also another difference in design that correspond to the types of sun rays described above.

Padlock and distance between man’s head and zero
A padlock and distance between zero and man's head A padlock and a distance between man’s head and zero:

  • all stamps in the 8th column (sheets of 100 in layout 10 x 10)

 

Constant varieties

Field Sheets
I A notch in shape of letter C on man's left shoulder A notch in shape of letter C on man’s left shoulder 3 Complete sheet of 100 stamps (10 x 10):

II White dot below the first letter A in DRŽAVA White dot below the first letter A in DRŽAVA 18
III White dot on man's face White dot on man’s face 59
IV White dot above the first letter S in SHS White dot above the first letter S in SHS 70
V White dot after the second letter A in ДРЖАВА White dot after the second letter A in ДРЖАВА 77
VI White dot on the first letter A in DRŽAVA White dot on the first letter A in DRŽAVA 95
VII Big white dot on the first letter A in ДРЖАВА Big white dot on the first letter A in ДРЖАВА 98

 

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