Kingdom of Yugoslavia, postage dues
9 April 1921 Provisional issue, prepared stamps with effigy of Regent Alexander I, overprinted with new values in red (10 para) and in black (30 para) color. Printed in letterpress in sheets of 100.
The stamp itself was intended to be used as a definitive stamp on the whole territory of the Kingdom of Serbs, Croats and Slovenes. However, the design was rejected by decision makers and printing was stopped. Making of first definitives was entrusted to American Bank Note Co in New York, while the stock of rejected, already printed stamps was used as a provisional issue of postage dues.
In total, 837.000 stamps were overprinted with 10 para overprint in red color and 3.740.000 stamps with 30 para in black color.
Color that was used for overprinting is water sensitive: it may partially or fully dissolve when soaked in water.
In some post offices these stamps were overprinted FRANCO and used as definitives.
Stamps were in use until 22 September 1928.
Varieties on stamps
Types of overprints
Varieties on overprints
|CONSTANT VARIETIES ON 10 PARA OVERPRINT||Description|
|I||Numeral 1 in overprint flat on top||?|
July 1923 – May 1931 Numbers in oval circle, the second issue. Image dimensions 21½:28 mm. Printed in letterpress in sheets of 100.
|Stamps of this issue
were also used halved.
Valid until November 30th, 1931.
Possible constant varieties (not mentioned in literature)
2 May 1928 Numbers in oval circle overprinted with new values. Printed in letterpress in sheets of 100.
High denomination postage dues of 25 and 50 dinars were used for paying postal customs taxes. From April 1927 the tax was to be paid in cash and there was no need for high denominations anymore. Unused stocks of stamps were overprinted with lower value. There are three types of overprint:
- type with prolonged numeral 1 appears on fields 6, 7, 16, 26, 36, 46, 56, 66, 76, 86 and 96,
- type with numeral 1 shorter than zero appears on field 17,
- type with regular numeral 1 appears on all other fields.
Both denominations were overprinted with the same form.
In overprinting process stamps from different runs were used. Stamps with brighter colors and good quality perforation are from the 6th run, badly perforated stamps are from the 4th run.
Types of overprints
Types I and II
|Overprint partially missing||Description|
|1||Partially missing overprint|
1933/09/05 Numbers in oval circle overprinted ЈУГОСЛАВИЈА / JUGOSLAVIJA.
Printed in sheets of 100.
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