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Yugoslavia, the “Small Peter” issue of 1935/38


The sixth definitive issue with portrait of King Peter II was printed between 6 September 1935 and 1 August 1936 in letterpress by State Printing Works on chalk coated paper. In 1938 values of 0.25 and 0.50 din were reprinted on thick grayish paper.

Colors
Noticeable differences in colors, especially on 0.25, 0.50, 1.50 and 4 dinar stamps, resulted from many printing runs in which the stamps were printed in. In first print runs the color of 1.50 din stamp was soluble in water. Also, brown color of 1 dinar stamp often gets a greenish tone when in contact with moisture.

Perforations
Stamps are perforated comb 13 : 12½, some values also exist in mixed perforations:

CONSTANT VARIETIES
0.50 din, yellow orange Field number
I Yugoslavia King Peter 0.50 din stamp plate flaw
Another example
White spot between letters Ј and У in ЈУГОСЛАВИЈА. ?
0.75 din, slate green Field number
I Yugoslavia King Peter 0.75 din stamp plate flaw
Another example
White spot between letters U and G in JUGOSLAVIJA. ?
1 din, red brown Field number
I Yugoslavia King Peter 1 din stamp plate flaw
Another example
Thin line in front of numeral 1 in denomination. ?
1.50 din, red Field number
Ia Yugoslavia King Peter 1.50 din stamp plate flaw dot below J White dot below letter Ј in ЈУГОСЛАВИЈА. ?
Ib Yugoslavia King Peter 1.50 stamp plate flaw dot below J, indentation top frame
Another example
White dot below letter Ј in ЈУГОСЛАВИЈА, indentation in top frame, white spot in upper right colored are. ?
II Yugoslavia King Peter 1.50 din stamp plate flaw letter Y damaged
Another example
Letter У in ЈУГОСЛАВИЈА damaged: ЈVГОСЛАВИЈА. ?
III Yugoslavia King Peter 1.50 din stamp plate flaw three dots
Another example
Three dots in the upper part of the design. ?
2 din, pink Field number
I Yugoslavia King Peter 2 din stamp plate flaw
Another example
Scratches below last letters A in ЈУГОСЛАВИЈА and JUGOSLAVIJA, indentation in the upper frame. ?
3 din, brown orange Field number
I Yugoslavia King Peter 3 din stamp plate flaw
Another example
White dot in front of the first letter J in JUGOSLAVIJA. ?
4 din, slate blue Field number
I Yugoslavia King Peter 4 din stamp plate flaw
Another example
Big white line over coutry inscription, touching letter В in ЈУГОСЛАВИЈА and first letter A in JUGOSLAVIJA. ?
10 din, bright violet Field number
I Yugoslavia King Peter 10 din stamp plate flaw
Another example
Letter U in JUGOSLAVIJA damaged. ?

 

POSSIBLE CONSTANT VARIETIES
0.25 din, brown black
1 Small circle next to the letter Г in ЈУГОСЛАВИЈА, another between letters O and S in JUGOSLAVIJA.
2 Thin line below letter L in JUGOSLAVIJA.
3 The first letter A in JUGOSLAVIJA damaged.
4 White dot above letter Ј in ЈУГОСЛАВИЈА.
5 Dot between letters I and J in JUGOSLAVIJA.
6 Circle below letter О in ЈУГОСЛАВИЈА and a bend in the upper frame.
7 Dot in front of the first letter Ј in ЈУГОСЛАВИЈА, on the last letter J in ЈУГОСЛАВИЈА and below letter L in JUGOSLAVIJA.
8 White dot above letter G in JUGOSLAVIJA and colored dots above 2 in denomination and below letters Д and И in ДИН.
9 Background line next to right ear broken.
10 White dot below letters S and L in JUGOSLAVIJA.
11 Thin line connecting the left frame and medallion with portrait.
0.50 din, yellow orange
1 White dot above letter O in JUGOSLAVIJA.
2 Big white spot above letter U in JUGOSLAVIJA.
0.75 dinars, slate green
1 White dot above the last letter A in JUGOSLAVIJA.
2 White dot between letters Ј and У in ЈУГОСЛАВИЈА.
3 White dot before the first letter Ј in ЈУГОСЛАВИЈА.
4 White line connecting numeral 5 in denomination and the right frame.
5 Big white spot covering letter И in ДИН.
6 White dot above letter О in ЈУГОСЛАВИЈА, shading line on forehead broken.
7 White oval in hair.
8 White scratch prolonging letter Ј in ЈУГОСЛАВИЈА.
1 din, red brown
1 Two dots above the last letter A in JUGOSLAVIJA.
2 Horizontal thin line above letter У in ЈУГОСЛАВИЈА.
3 White dot between letters У and Г in ЈУГОСЛАВИЈА.
4 Shading line on cheek, above right mouth corner broken.
1.50 din, red
1 Dot on the right side of letter I in JUGOSLAVIJA.
2 Big white spot above letter С in ЈУГОСЛАВИЈА.
3 Lower left corner damaged.
4 Letter S in JUGOSLAVIJA deformed.
5 Letter Г in ЈУГОСЛАВИЈА deformed: ЈУFОСЛАВИЈА.
6 White spot between numerals 1 and 5 in denomination: 1:50.
7 Lower right stroke of letter Д in ДИН deformed.
8 White dot close to the second letter Ј in ЈУГОСЛАВИЈА.
9 White dot above letter У in ЈУГОСЛАВИЈА.
10 Thin vertical line above zero in denomination.
11 Dot after dot in ДИН.
12 Line above zero in denomination, dot between letters G and O in JUGOSLAVIJA.
13 Two white spots before first letters J in ЈУГОСЛАВИЈА and JUGOSLAVIJA.
14 White spot before first letter J in ЈУГОСЛАВИЈА.
15 White circle and broken shading line above head.
2 din, magenta
1 Shading lines right from the head broken.
2 White dot on letter Л in ЈУГОСЛАВИЈА.
3 White dot below letter U in JUGOSLAVIJA.
4 Big white circle above the right ear.
3 din, brown orange
1 Bottom frame below letter U in JUGOSLAVIJA indented.
2 White dot between letters У and Г in ЈУГОСЛАВИЈА.
3.50 din, ultramarine
1 Colored spot above the second letter Ј in ЈУГОСЛАВИЈА.
2 Shading line to the left side of the medallion broken.
3 Big white circle above the right ear.
4 din, slate blue
1 Thin scratch from hair to upper frame.
2 Incision to the left frame.
3 Big spot (color disturbance) after numeral 4 in denomination.
4 Dot below second letter J in ЈУГОСЛАВИЈА.
5 Dot above letter И in ЈУГОСЛАВИЈА and below letter O in JUGOSLAVIJA.
10 din, bright violet
1 Incision in lower frame below letter U in JUGOSLAVIJA.
2 Scratches in form of an exclamation mark above zero in denomination value.
3 Dot in front and another behind the first letter A in JUGOSLAVIJA.
4 Dot between letters С and Л in ЈУГОСЛАВИЈА, above U and in S in JUGOSLAVIJA.
5 Shading line on cheek next to left ear broken.
6 White dot in front of the first letter J in JUGOSLAVIJA.
7 Shading line on neck broken.
8 White dot next to the right frame, above zero in denomination.
9 The first letter J in JUGOSLAVIJA thickened and deformed.
10 The last leter А in ЈУГОСЛАВИЈА deformed, two dots below letter Ј.
15 din, brown
1 Vertical scratch below letter G in JUGOSLAVIJA, touches lower frame.

 

COINCIDENTAL VARIETIES
Probably foreign objects on printing plates

 

Bibliography


  1. Katalog poštanskih maraka jugoslovenskih zemalja (1991), Jugomarka (Belgrade), YU ISSN 0351-4447
  2. Novak, Dragan: Priručnik maraka jugoslovenskih zemalja (1951), Tome 9, Filatelistički savez Hrvatske (Zagreb)