Yugoslavia, the “Large Peter” issue of 1939/40


The stamps of the seventh definitive issue of the Kingdom of Yugoslavia were printed between 9 October 1939 and 1 November 1940. They were designed by Sreten Grujić, engraved by Rade Stojanović and printed in letterpress by Printing State Works on protected, chalky paper.

Stamps were printed in many runs. The printing sheet consisted of 4 sheet of stamps, each having 100 stamps in 10 x 10 layout. Stamps of this issue were comb perforated 12½, various mixed perforations exist:

Imperforate stamps originate from unfinished sheets.

Stamps of this issue were used until the fall of Yugoslavia in 1941. Then they were used overprinted on various occupied territories.

CONSTANT VARIETIES
2 din, deep magenta Field number
I Yugoslavia King Peter II postage stamp plate flaw: the earring
See also
White vertical line on King’s ear (the earring flaw) 1st run: 14
2nd run: 21
3rd run:36
4 din, ultramarine Field number
I Yugoslavia King Peter II postage stamp plate flaw: broken frame
See also
Frame below letter D of DIN. broken. ?
6 din, dark blue Field number
I Yugoslavia King Peter II postage stamp plate flaw: white circle left from numeral 6
Another example
White circle left from numeral 6. ?

 

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)