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:
- right 9, other sides 12½: 4 din,
- left 11½, other sides 12½: 2 din,
- 11½ : 12½: 2 din,
- partially imperforate (first row of a sheet): 1, 1.50, 2, 3, 4 and 10 din.
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.
|2 din, deep magenta||Field number|
|White vertical line on King’s ear (the earring flaw)||1st run: 14
2nd run: 21
|4 din, ultramarine||Field number|
|Frame below letter D of DIN. broken.||?|
|6 din, dark blue||Field number|
|White circle left from numeral 6.||?|
- Katalog poštanskih maraka jugoslovenskih zemalja (1991), Jugomarka (Belgrade), YU ISSN 0351-4447
- Novak, Dragan: Priručnik maraka jugoslovenskih zemalja (1951), Tome 9, Filatelistički savez Hrvatske (Zagreb)