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German Occupation of Slovenia – Ljubljana Province


1945/01/05 Italian stamps from Imperiale set overprinted with LJUBLJANSKA POKRAJINA PROVINZ LAIBACH and coat of arms.

The stamps were overprinted in letterpress by Ljudska tiskarna in Ljubljana. Stamps were printed in sheets of 100.

There are three types of overprints:

Five values are overprinted with new denominations.

Overprint color Overprint Type Sold
5 c., olive brown dark blue II 492.675
10 c., dark brown brown dark blue I 241.799
15 c., slate green carmine II 64.088
20 c., rose dark blue I 196.408
25 c., deep green carmine II 201.668
30 c., dark brown dark blue II 621.283
35 c., deep blue red II 93.735
50 c., purple carmine I 622.760
75 c., rose red dark blue II 72.986
1 L., dark purpure dark blue I 67.621
1.25 L., dark blue carmine II 201.699
1.75 L., red orange dark blue I 30.937
2 L., carmine dark blue II 39.799
2.55 L. on 5 c., olive brown black III 152.038
5 L. on 25 c., deep green dark blue II 33.282
10 L., purple dark blue I 24.378
20 L. on 20 c., rose green II 33.488
25 L. on 2 L., carmine carmine I 25.167
50L. on 1.75 L., red orange red II 23.952

 

Constant varieties on overprints

CONSTANT VARIETIES ON TYPE I OVERPRINT Description Field number
I Provinz Laibach, overprint error: Thick beak 10 centesimi
30 centesimi
50 centesimi
Thick beak. 51
II Provinz Laibach, overprint error: Dot under the letter C in LAIBACH 10 centesimi
30 centesimi
50 centesimi
Dot under the letter “C” in “LAIBACH”. 81
III Provinz Laibach, overprint error: Additional feather on the right wing 10 centesimi
30 centesimi
50 centesimi
Additional feather on the right wing. 85
IV Provinz Laibach, overprint error: Dot under the left leg 10 centesimi
30 centesimi
50 centesimi
Dot under the left leg. 86
V Dot under the right leg 10 centesimi
30 centesimi
50 centesimi
Dot under the right leg. 95
CONSTANT VARIETIES ON TYPE II OVERPRINT Description Field number
I Provinz Laibach, overprint error: Prolonged letter N in LJUBLJANSKA 35 centesimi
1.25 lire
Prolonged letter “N” in “LJUBLJANSKA”. 25
II Provinz Laibach, overprint error: Hole in eagle's belly 35 centesimi
1.25 lire
Hole in eagle’s belly. 66
III Provinz Laibach, overprint error: Damaged letters SK in LJUBLJANSKA 35 centesimi
1.25 lire
Damaged letters “SK” in “LJUBLJANSKA”. 76
IV Provinz Laibach, overprint error: Squeezed letter B in LJUBLJANSKA 35 centesimi
1.25 lire
Squeezed letter “B” in “LJUBLJANSKA”. 77
V Provinz Laibach, overprint error: Incision in eagle's right wing 35 centesimi
1.25 lire
Incision in eagle’s right wing. 60
CONSTANT VARIETIES ON TYPE III OVERPRINT Description Field number
I Provinz Laibach, overprint error: Eagle's leg broken   Eagle’s leg broken. 62

 

Coincidental varieties on overprints

COINCIDENTAL VARIETIES ON OVERPRINTS Overprint type Description
1 Provinz Laibach: Dot on letter N in PROVINZ II Dot on letter “N” in “PROVINZ”.
2 Provinz Laibach: Dot below eagle's right claw I Dot below eagle’s right claw on field 56.
3 Provinz Laibach: Dot below letter U in LJUBLJANSKA I Dot below letter U in LJUBLJANSKA.

 

Definitive issue of 1945


1945, starting in March. Slovenian scenery.

Printed in photogravure by Ljudska tiskarna in Ljubljana. Perforation 11½ : 10½ and 10½ : 11½.
Printed in sheets of 100.

Denomination Sold Used for provisional issue in 1945
5 c., black 84.909 94.700
10 c., red orange 190.868 113.100
20 c., brown carmine 106.360 100.400
25 c., dark green 123.997 143.600
50 c., deep violet 170.423 184.600
75 c., vermillion 35.858 60.100
1 L., dark olive green 46.721 351.400 + 9000 (red overprint)
1.25 L., dark blue 85.186 102.400
1.50 L., olive black 60.258 106.500
2 L., ultramarine 43.984 109.500
2.50 L., brown 121.724 254.300
3 L., bright red violet 32.768 63.400
5 L., dark red brown 33.468 63.800
10 L., slate green 33.008 60.400
20 L., sapphire 18.000 41.500
30 L., rose pink 14.900 35.100

Source: Jugomarka, 1991, 101-102, 137.

Constant varieties

50 centesimi, violet Field number
I Provinz Laibach: Plate error on 50c stamp - telegraph lines “Telegraph lines”.
See also overprinted stamp in 1945 provisional issue for Ljubljana: example 1 example 2
54, 55, 56, 57, 58, and 59.
Different on every field.
II Provinz Laibach, plate error: A hole in the wall A hole in the wall. 86
III Dot near church tower on the right and dotted line next to the right frame (stamp on the left) Dot near church tower on the right and dotted line next to the right frame 22
IV Provinz Laibach, plate error: Big dot next to the right frame and vertical line in the sky (stamp on the right) Big dot next to the right frame and vertical line in the sky 23
V Provinz Laibach, plate error: Dot next to the left frame (stamp on the left) Dot next to the left frame 31
VI Provinz Laibach, plate error: Dot inside zero in denomination Dot inside zero in denomination 45
VII Provinz Laibach, plate error: Dot next to the church tower on the left Dot next to the church tower on the left 66
VIII Provinz Laibach, plate error: Thin horizontal line in the sky Thin horizontal line in the sky 69
IX Provinz Laibach, plate error: Black dot after CENT. Black dot after CENT. 61, 70
X Provinz Laibach, plate error: Short dotted line next to the church tower (stamp on the left) Short dotted line next to the church tower 84
XI Provinz Laibach, plate error: Dot and thin horizontal line next to the church tower on the right (stamp on the right) Dot and thin horizontal line next to the church tower on the right 85
XII Provinz Laibach, plate error: Stars in the sky Stars in the sky 88
XIII Provinz Laibach, plate error: Ghostly church tower on the right side Ghostly church tower on the right side 4
5 lira, red brown Field number
I Provinz Laibach, plate error: Telegraph lines Provinz Laibach, plate error: Plate error on 5L stamp - telegraph lines Telegraph lines “Telegraph lines”. See also overprinted stamp in 1945 provisional issue for Ljubljana (appear on more than one stamp in a sheet, they are all different)

 

Complete sheets of stamps


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Provisional issue, January 5th, 1944
Denomination Resolution File size File type Link
10 c., dark brown brown 600 dpi 5 MB JPG Complete sheet
20 c., rose 600 dpi 5 MB JPG Complete sheet
25 c., deep green 600 dpi 5 MB JPG Complete sheet
30 c., dark brown brown 600 dpi 5 MB JPG Complete sheet
35 c., deep blue 600 dpi 5 MB JPG Complete sheet
50 c., purple 600 dpi 5 MB JPG Complete sheet
1.25 L., dark blue 600 dpi 5 MB JPG Complete sheet
2.55 L. on 5 c., olive brown 600 dpi 5 MB JPG Complete sheet
Provisional issue, special delivery stamp, February 11th, 1944
Denomination Resolution File size File type Link
1.25 L., green 600 dpi 5 MB JPG Complete sheet
The first definitive set, 1945
Denomination Resolution File size File type Link
10 c., red orange 600 dpi 7 MB JPG Complete sheet
25 c., dark green 600 dpi 7 MB JPG Complete sheet
50 c., violet 600 dpi 7 MB JPG Complete sheet
Fragment
1 L., dark olive green 600 dpi 7 MB JPG Complete sheet
2,50 L., brown 600 dpi 7 MB JPG Complete sheet
Provisional issue, postage dues, February 26th, 1944
Denomination Resolution File size File type Link
20 c., rose red 600 dpi 5 MB JPG Complete sheet
25 c, green 600 dpi 5 MB JPG Complete sheet
30 c. on 50 c., violet 600 dpi 5 MB JPG Complete sheet
40 c. on 5 c., brown 600 dpi 5 MB JPG Complete sheet
50 c., violet 600 dpi 5 MB JPG Complete sheet

 

Bibliography


  1. Michel Deutschland-Spezial 2005, Band 1: 1849 bis April 1945. Schwaneberger Verlag GmbH, ISBN 3-87858-144-0
  2. Katalog poštanskih maraka jugoslovenskih zemalja (1991), Jugomarka (Belgrade). YU ISSN 0351-4447