Definitive issue of 1920 – 20 krone stamp, lithography



The 20 krone stamp was printed on 15 May 1920 in lithography technique by Tiskarna Blaznikovi nasledniki in Ljubljana. Paper chalky, perforation 11½, circulation 68.688 stamps.

Stamps were printed sheets of 144 stamps (12 x 12), which were then split into smaller units before being delivered to post offices. The press sheet of 144 was split into sheets of:

Note: contemporary forgeries of this stamp exist. Click here to access the list.

Types

TYPES ACCORDING TO RIGHT LETTER K Field number
I, II, III SHS Slovenia 20 krone stamp type I k and leaf separated SHS Slovenia 20 krone stamp type II k and leaf partly connected SHS Slovenia 20 krone stamp type III k and leaf connected
Types I, II and III
Type I: letter K fully separated from lime leaf above,

Type II: letter K touches the lime leaf only in one part,

Type III: letter K and the lime leaf fully connected.

Irregular pattern
OTHER TYPES Field number
IV SHS Slovenia 20 krone stamp type IV indentation un upper right frame
Type IV
Indentation in upper right frame. Every 3rd and 8th stamp in even rows.

 

Constant varieties

CONSTANT VARIETIES
I SHS Sovenija 20 krone stamp plate error: Colored spots below King's left eye (teardrop) Colored spots below King’s left eye (teardrop). 28
(in sheet of 144)
II SHS Sovenija 20 krone stamp plate error: Letter J in KRALJEVINA missing (KRALEVINA) Letter J in KRALJEVINA missing (KRALEVINA). 30
(in sheet of 144)
III SHS Sovenija 20 krone stamp plate error: Small letter K in denomination Both letters K in denomination small. 54, 55, 57, 58
(in sheet of 144)

Coincidental varieties

COINCIDENTAL VARIETIES
1 Double impression. SHS Slovenia 20 k postage stamp error double impression

 

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