Definitive issue of 1920 – 1 dinar stamp



The 1 dinar stamp was printed in letterpress and perforated by rouletting (perce en scie). The stamp was issued only once, on 7 July 1920, in circulation of 3.010.300 stamps.

Print plates

Schematic drawing, 1 dinar 1920 print plates layout
1 dinar print plate layout

At first, the press sheet consisted of two sheets of stamps, each having 100 (10 x 10) stamps. According to Fleck it is also possible it had four sheets of 100 stamps each. In order to plates fit the paper better one column in one of the sheets was filed away. In this way one sheet of stamps consisted only of 90 stamps (9 x 10). On the lef side of the sheet traces of the first row are clearly visible. Varieties and types listed in the table below appear on both sheets of stamps.

Types and varieties

Constant varieties Field number Sheets
I Damaged numeral 1 in denomination Damaged numeral 1 in denomination 3 (2) Complete 1 dinar sheets:

  • sheet A, 100 stamps (10 x 10) (left side)
  • sheet B, 90 stamps (9 x 10) (right side)
II Letter A on the left side of denomination Letter A on the left side of denomination 70 (79)
Possible constant varieties observed on sheet B (9 x 10 stamps)
1 Letter C in КРАЉЕВСТВО thin Letter C in КРАЉЕВСТВО thin 6
2 Circular form on the lower left part of the shield with denomination Circular form on the lower left part of the shield with denomination 15, 60
3 White spot on King's mustache White spot on King’s mustache 21
4 Numeral 1 with flat base Numeral 1 with flat base 25, 70
5 Dark dot above letters ДИ in ДИНАР Dark dot above letters ДИ in ДИНАР 76

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