Definitive issue of 1920 – 10 dinar stamp



The 10 dinar stamp was printed in lithography and perforated line 11½. Denominations printed in lithography were printed twice. Ten dinar stamp was issued on:

Preparation of print plates

Judging from the types observed on sheets A and B, in preparation process were first manufactured films of 10 stamps in a 5 x 2 form. This form was then multiplied in manufacturing of print plates. Types presented in the table below can be observed troughout the sheets on expected positions.

Types appearing on plates A and B Field numbers
T-I Numeral 1 in denomination thinner at the bottom Numeral 1 in denomination thinner at the bottom 1, 6, 21, 26, 41, 46, 61, 66, 81, 86
T-II Dot on King's nose Dot on King’s nose 13, 18, 33, 38, 53, 58, 73, 78, 93, 98
T-III Kraljevstvo-SHS-Slovenija-10-din-pola-znamk-Tip-15-20 Broken shield with denomination in the lower left area 15, 20, 35, 40, 55, 60, 75, 80, 95, 100

Print plates layout

Schematic drawing, 10 dinar 1920 print plates layout
10 dinar print plate layout

The press sheet of denominations printed in lithography (2, 6 and 10 dinars) consisted of 225 stamps arranged in four separate sheets:

Constant varieties

SHEET A (10 x 10), the second print Field number Sheets
I Blue network between stamps damaged Blue network between stamps damaged 5-6 Complete 10 dinar sheets of the first print
(darker colors):

  • sheet A: 100 stamps (10 x 10)
  • sheet B: 50 stamps (5 x 10)
  • Sheet C: 50 stamps (10 x 5)
  • Sheet D: 25 stamps (5 x 5)

Complete 10 dinar sheets of the second print
(light colors):

  • sheet A: 100 stamps (10 x 10)
  • sheet B: 50 stamps (5 x 10)
  • Sheet C: 50 stamps (10 x 5)
  • Sheet D: 25 stamps (5 x 5)

II Colored dot below King's left eye Colored dot below King’s left eye 10
III Circle below the first letter V in KRALJEVSTVO Circle below the first letter V in KRALJEVSTVO 11
SHEET B (5 x 10), the first print Field number
I Blue dot on King's forehead Blue dot on King’s forehead 1

Bibliography