Definitive issue of 1920 – 6 dinar stamp


Difference between the 1st and the 2nd run
The best way to differentiate between runs is artist’s signature at the bottom: on stamps of the 2nd run the signature is filed away.

The 6 dinar stamp was printed in lithography and perforated line 11½. Denominations printed in lithography were printed twice. Six 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 Curved letter R in SRB and ÇРБ instead of СРБ Curved letter R in SRB and ÇРБ instead of СРБ 3, 8, 23, 28, 43, 48, 63, 68, 83, 88
T-II Curved letter R in SRB and ÇРБ instead of СРБ Dot between K and P in КРАЉЕВСТВО 1, 6, 21, 26, 41, 46, 61, 66, 81, 86
T-III Open upper left frame Open upper left frame 4, 9, 24, 29, 44, 49, 64, 69, 84, 89
T-IV Dot between O and B in СЛОВ Dot between O and B in СЛОВ 15, 20, 35, 40, 55, 60, 75, 80, 95, 100

Print plates layout

Schematic drawing, 6 dinar 1920 print plates layout
6 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 first print Field number Sheets
I Broken letter O in КРАЉЕВСТВО Broken letter O in КРАЉЕВСТВО 4 Complete 6 dinar sheets of the first print
(with signature Vavpotič):

  • 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 6 dinar sheets of the second print
(without signature Vavpotič):

  • 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 Dot in letter O in SLOV Dot in letter O in SLOV 18
SHEET B (5 x 10), the second print Field number
I Dot in letter O in KRALJEVSTVO Dot in letter O in KRALJEVSTVO 2
II Colored dot below King's left eye Colored dot below King’s left eye 6
III Two colored dots in numeral 6 in denomination Two colored dots in numeral 6 in denomination 44

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