Definitive issue of 1919 – 25 vinar stamp, lithography



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

Date Circulation Paper types Colors Perforation
15 February 1919 2.125.000 Smooth white or yellowish paper
  • light blue
  • dark blue
  • deep blue
11½
16 August 1919 1.492.300 Thick, rough paper
  • light ultramarine
  • dark ultramarine
  • light blue
  • dark blue
11½

Print plates

Schematic drawing, 25 vinar, lithography, types of sun rays on sheets of 50 and 100 stamps
25 vinar, lithography
types of sun rays

The stamp was printed in two different press sheets:

  1. 200 stamps in two sheets, each having 100 stamps in layout of 10 x 10
  2. 300 stamps, similar as 20 vinar stamp:

Sheet of 100 stamps (10 x 10)
Example 1

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 are also other differences in design that correspond to the types of sun rays described above.

1. Letter Ж in ДРЖАВА
White dot on letter Ж in ДРЖАВА (stamp on the left) White dot on letter Ж in ДРЖАВА

  • all stamps in the 2nd column (sheets of 100 in layout 10 x 10)
2. The second letter S in SHS
The second letter S in SHS broken (stamp on the right) The second letter S in SHS broken

  • all stamps in the 3rd column (sheets of 100 in layout 10 x 10)
3. A dot between letters С and X in CXC
A dot between letters С and X in CXC A dot between letters С and X in CXC:

  • all stamps in the 4th column (sheets of 100 in layout 10 x 10)
4. White dot on letter Ž in DRŽAVA
White dot on letter Ž in DRŽAVA White dot on letter Ž in DRŽAVA:

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

 

Bibliography