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Yugoslavia, Provisional Issues for Split in 1945


Stamps of the Independent State of Croatia of the Croatian Scenery Issue (Krajobrazi) overprinted in letterpress with new values and a new country name: DEMOKRATSKA FEDERATIVNA JUGOSLAVIJA. Overprinting took place between 1 and 21 March 1945. Stamps of the provisional issue were valid until 30 June 1945.

A. Varieties of basic stamps

Stamps of the Croatian Scenery Issue were definitive stamps, printed in years 1941-1943, using many different plates and types of papers. A printing sheet consisted of 4 sheets, each having 100 stamps. Consequently many constant varieties exist. To access lists of varieties of basic stamps please refer to the table below. Take in consideration paper types that were recorded in Split 1945 provisional issue.

Denomination Recorded paper types for Split issue Stamps overprinted Varieties of basic stamps
0.25 kuna, brick red: Ozalj porous 900 Link
offset 122.700
0.50 kuna, slate blue: Jajce porous 200 Link
thin 59.600
offset 319.500
0.75 kuna, olive green – Varaždin porous 14.500 Link
offset 43.600
1 kuna, Prussian green: Velebit porous 50.400 Link
offset 680.400
2 kuna, carmine: Zagreb thin 80.700 Link
3 kune, brown red: Osijek porous 15.500 Link
offset 51.800
3.50 kuna, brown carmine: Trakoščan thin 463.200 Link
offset 700
4 kuna, ultramarine: Drina intaglio 9.100 Link
intaglio head to tail 1.000
offset 279.500
5 kuna, blue: Zemun offset 50.400 Link
6 kuna, olive brown: Dubrovnik intaglio 7.400 Link
intaglio head to tail 800
offset 8.400
7 kuna, orange red: Slavonija intaglio 127.100 Link
intaglio head to tail 15.890
8 kuna, brown: Sarajevo offset 14.900 Link
10 kuna, dark lilac: Plitvice thin 246.000 Link
12.50 kuna, violet black: Veliki Tabor thin 197.300 Link
20 kuna, brown: Hvar offset 58.600 Link
30 kuna, black brown: Srijem offset 57.400 Link
50 kuna, slate green: Senj offset 74.300 Link

 

B. Varieties of overprints

POSSIBLE CONSTANT VARIETIES
10 kuna overprint
1 P instead of F in FEDERATIVNA (PEDERATIVNA). Yugoslavia 1945 Split postage stamps overprint flaw
20 kuna overprint
1 Overprints horizontally misaligned. Yugoslavia 1945 Split provisional postage stamps misaligned overprints
2 Black dot on the overprint by the letter K of KUNA. Yugoslavia 1945 Split overprint error black dot by the letter K of KUNA
3 The second letter A in DEMOKRATSKA partially missing. Yugoslavia 1945 Split postage stamps overprint error
4 Letter F in FEDERATIVNA short. Yugoslavia 1945 Split postage stamps letter F short Croatia 1945 Split postage stamps overprint flaw
50 kuna overprint
1 Zero in denomination value 50 slightly deformed. Yugoslavia 1945 Split postage stamps

 

VARIETIES APPEARING ON MORE THAN ONE DENOMINATION
Circle(s) or traces of circle(s).
Yugoslavia 1945 Split postage stamps overprint variety circle Yugoslavia 1945 Split postage stamps overprint flaw circle Yugoslavia Croatia 1945 Split postage stamps overprint flaw circle Yugoslavia 1945 Split postage stamps overprint flaw circle Yugoslavia 1945 Split postage stamps overprint variety circle
Yugoslavia 1945 Split postage stamps surcharge flaw circle Yugoslavia 1945 Split postage stamps overprint flaw colored circles Yugoslavia 1945 Split postage stamps overprint error circles Yugoslavia 1945 Split stamps overprint circles
According to the 1948 issue of the “Specialized Catalog of Postage Stamps of FPR of Yugoslavia”, the colored circles and moon-shaped spots are traces of nails with which cliches were fastened to the printing plate. During the process of overprinting, they came loose and left impressions on stamps.

 

COINCIDENTAL VARIETIES
1 Color smears. Yugoslavia 1945 Split postage stamps overprint error color smear Yugoslavia 1945 Split postage stamps overprint flaw color spill Yugoslavia 1945 Split postage stamps overprint flaw color spill
2 Overprint shifts. Yugoslavia 1945 Split postage stamps overprint shift
3 Underinking. Yugoslavia 1945 Split postage stamps overprint underinking

 

Bibliography


  1. Katalog poštanskih maraka jugoslovenskih zemalja (1991), Jugomarka (Belgrade), YU ISSN 0351-4447
  2. Specijalni katalog maraka F.N.R. Jugoslavije, II Izdanje, 1948: Filatelistički savez Hrvatske, 1947.