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Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia: varieties of postage stamps


1 July 1964. Olympic games in Tokio. Printed offset in sheets of 50.

CONSTANT VARIETIES
150 din, gray, blue, black Field number
I Yugoslavia 1964 Olympic Games Tokio postage stamp plate flaw Black dot on player’s hand. ?

 

15 April 1965. Commemorative issue: world championship in table tennis. Printed offset in sheets of 50.

COINCIDENTAL VARIETIES
50 din, multicolored
1 Shifted print phases. Yugoslavia 1965 Table Tennis stamp error shifted phases
150 din, multicolored
1 Double impression of dark blue color.
Second stamp, best visible in inscription Ljubljana 1965.
Yugoslavia 1965 Table Tennis stamp error Double impression of dark blue color

 

28 April 1966. Capital cities and industry of Yugoslavia. Printed in sheets of 50.

CONSTANT VARIETIES
0.30 din, vermilion Field number
I Yugoslavia 1966 postage stamp plate flaw Litostroj turbine Part of the turbine is missing. ?
0.65 din, dark blue green Field number
I Yugoslavia 1966 postage stamp plate flaw Sevojno bronze Left frame in bronze color. ?

 

2 October 1966. Commemorative issue: Children’s Week. Printed offset in sheets of 50.

COINCIDENTAL VARIETIES
1 Shifted print phases. Yugoslavia 1966 children week postage stamp error color shift

 

15 February 1968. President of Yugoslavia. Definitive issue, rolls. Perforated only horizontally 12½.

CONSTANT VARIETIES
0.30 din, red Field number
I Yugoslavia 1968 Tito postage stamp error white spot on cheek
Another example
White spot on president’s cheek.

 

10 December 1968. Celebrating 20 years from adoption of Human Rights declaration. Engraved by V. Cvetković, combined offset and line engraving by ZIN. Perforation comb 12½. Printed in sheets of 20 (4 x 5).

POSSIBLE CONSTANT VARIETIES (not mentioned in literature) Field number Sheet number
1 Whitening above year mark 68 as engraving seems to be wider (noted on several sheets). Yugoslavia 1968 postage stamp plate flaw Human Rights 11 Click here

 

19 December 1969. 25 years from liberation of Titograd. Printed in offset in sheets of 9.

POSSIBLE CONSTANT VARIETIES (not mentioned in literature)
1 White circle on city walls.
Found on the 2nd stamp.
Yugoslavia liberation of Titograd stamp error circle on city wall
2 Left stamp: white circle left to the monument, dark dot above 5 and zero in denomination.
Found on the 7th stamp.
Yugoslavia liberation of Titograd stamp error dark dot above 5 and zero
Sheets
Sheet of 9

 

COINCIDENTAL VARIETIES
1 Right stamp: disturbance in gray color on top right. Yugoslavia liberation of Titograd stamp color error

 

15 May 1970. Souvenir sheet: 25 years from liberation of Yugoslavia. Printed in offset.

TYPES
I, II Yugoslavia 1970 souvenir sheet types There are two types of souvenir sheets:
Type I:

  • outline off the bridge on the second stamp is in black color.

Type II:

  • the outline is in gray color.

 

8 October 1973. Juraj Dalmatinac. Printed in sheets of 9.

COINCIDENTAL VARIETIES
0,80 din, gray and olive gray
1 White circle to the left. Yugoslavia 1973 postage stamp error - Juraj Dalmatinac

 

12 October 1973. Centenary of birth of Nadežda Petrović. Printed in sheets of 9.

CONSTANT VARIETIES
2 din, multicolored Field number
I Bronze color partly covering denomination value.
Note: in one part of circulation only.
?

 

1974. Definitive issue: Monuments of Revolution. Printed in line engraving in sheets of 25.

CONSTANT VARIETIES
10, 20 and 50 din Field number
I Yugoslavia 1974 monuments postage stamp error JUGOSLAIJA Error in country name on upper tab: JUGOSLAIJA instead of JUGOSLAVIJA (letter V missing). 2
SHEETS
10 din, Sutjeska
20 din, Podgarić
50 din, Kragujevac
50 din Field number
I Yugoslavia Monuments of Revolution postage stamp error Kragujevac Big white spot on the monument.
(Partially.)
21

 

26 March 1974. Definitive issue: Josip Broz Tito. Printed in offset in sheets of 100.

CONSTANT VARIETIES
0,50 din, green Field number
I Yugoslavia 1974 Tito stamp white circle plate flaw White circle behind Tito’s ear. 75

 

13 June 1974. Football championship in Munich.

TYPES
I Yugoslavia 1974 football championship in Munich postage stamp types Stamps were printed in two runs.
1st Run:

  • black lines on the football shifted more to the right,
  • trophy in brighter color,
  • denomination 4,50 with outline.

2nr Run:

  • black lines on the football shifted more to the left,
  • trophy in darker color,
  • denomination 4,50 without outline and well visible.

 

16 June 1976. Centenary from liberation of Montenegro. Printed in offset in sheets of 9. Perforation comb 13¼.

COINCIDENTAL VARIETIES
1 Color variety. Yugoslavia Montenegro 1976 postage stamp color variety

 

8 December 1976. Definitive issue. Printed in sheets of 100. Perforation comb 12½.

POSSIBLE CONSTANT VARIETIES (not mentioned in literature)
1 Types of overprints. Yugoslavia 1977 types of overprints on postage stamps

 

COINCIDENTAL VARIETIES
1 Color spills. Color spills on stamp of Yugoslavia 1977

 

15 June 1977. Conference on European peace and cooperation. Printed in offset in sheets of 9. Perforation comb 13¼.

CONSTANT VARIETIES
10 din, multicolored Field number
I Yugoslavia 1977 postage stamp plate flaw KEBS line inside the first numeral 7 in 77. Horizontal line inside the first numeral 7 in 77. 8

 

20 February 1978. Centenary from Serbian-Ottoman war (1877-1878). Printed in offset by ZIN. Perforation comb 13½. Printed in sheets of 9.

CONSTANT VARIETIES
1,50 din, multicolored Field number Entire sheet
I Yugoslavia 1978 postage stamp plate flaw Serbian Ottoman war horse tail Part of the horse’s tail missing. 8 Click here

 

COINCIDENTAL VARIETIES
1 Color variety: central image in indigo blue. Yugoslavia 1978 postage stamp plate flaw Serbian Ottoman war color variety

 

13 November 1978. Definitives overprited with new values.

POSSIBLE CONSTANT VARIETIES (not mentioned in literature)
1 Canceling bars in overprint broken or damaged. Yugoslavia Tito postage stamp 1978 broken canceling bars

 

28 May 1979. Centenary of birth of Milutin Milanković. Printed sheets of 9 in offset. Perforation comb 13½.

CONSTANT VARIETIES
4.90 din, multicolored Field number
I Yugoslavia 1979 Milutin Milankovic stamp error red dot on forehead Small red dot in the forehead. 8

 

14 December 1979. Danube river conference. Designed by D. Lučić. Printed in offset by ZIN. Perforation comb 13½. Printed in sheets of 9.

CONSTANT VARIETIES
4.90 din, multicolored Field number Entire sheet
I Yugoslavia 1979 postage stamp plate flaw letter a in Deligrad Danube conference Letter a in Deligrad open. 2
in one part of circulation
Sheet without varieties
Sheet with variety I
Sheet with variety II
II Yugoslavia 1979 postage stamp plate flaw 8 in 1862 open Danube conference Numeral 8 in year mark 1862 open. 2
in one part of circulation
10 din, multicolored Field number Entire sheet
I Yugoslavia 1979 postage stamp plate flaw horizontal line crossing the church tower on the left Horizontal line crossing the church tower on the left. 9 Sheet with variety I
Sheet with varieties I and II
Sheet with varieties I and III
II Yugoslavia 1979 postage stamp plate flaw colored dot below denomination Colored dot below denomination. 6
in one part of circulation
III Yugoslavia 1979 postage stamp plate flaw Colored dot below denomination Danube river conference Colored dot below denomination and broken numeral 2 in year mark 1972. 6
in one part of circulation

 

22 June 1981. Commemorative issue: Đorče Petrov. Printed in offset in sheets of 25.

POSSIBLE CONSTANT VARIETIES (not mentioned in literature)
1 White spot after final letter A in JUGOSLAVIJA. Yugoslavia 1981 Dorče Petrov postage stamp error

 

8 February 1984. Olympic games in Sarajevo. Printed in offset.

POSSIBLE CONSTANT VARIETIES (not mentioned in literature)
100 din, multicolored
1 Prominent red dot in the upper right area of the souvenir sheet. Yugoslavia 1984 Olympic games Sarajevo souvenir sheet error

 

25 June 1986. The 13th congress of the Yugoslav Communist Party.

COINCIDENTAL VARIETIES
100 din, red, black, gray
1 White spot to the left. Yugoslavia 1986 postage stamp error spot Congress of Communist Party

 

22 September 1986. Sports: Univerzijada ’87. Printed in sheets of 25.

POSSIBLE CONSTANT VARIETIES (not mentioned in literature)
40 din, multicolored
1 Yellow dot on the mascot’s tail. Yugoslavia 1986 postage stamp plate error Zagi

 

20 March 1987. World alpine skiing championship in Crans Montana. Printed in sheets of 8.

CONSTANT VARIETIES
200 din, multicolored Field number Entire sheet
I Yugoslavia 1987 postage stamp plate flaw dot after P Crans Montana skiing Dot after P in PTT. 1 Click here

 

15 May 1987. Fruit trees. Printed in sheets of 25.

CONSTANT VARIETIES
200 din, multicolored Field number
I Yugoslavia 1987 postage stamp plate flaw Domestica Thick “i” in “Domestica”. ?

 

1 December 1988. Commemorative issue: 70 years from founding of Yugoslavia. Printed in sheets of 25.

CONSTANT VARIETIES Field number
I Yugoslavia 1988 70 years RTT plate flaw postage stamp R instead of P (the RTT flaw). 2

 

1 June 1989. Sports: Athletic championship in Belgrade. Printed in sheets of 8.

COINCIDENTAL VARIETIES (not mentioned in literature)
4000 din, multicolored
1 Color omission. Yugoslavia 1989 postage stamp plate error Color omission

 

9 June 1989. Yugoslav Motorcycle Grand Prix. Printed in sheets of 8.

CONSTANT VARIETIES
4.000 din, multicolored Field number Entire sheet
I Yugoslavia 1989 postage stamp plate flaw Missing inscription PTT Motorcycle Grand Prix Rijeka Missing inscription ПТТ. 7 Click here

 

16 April 1990. World football championship in Italy. Printed in sheets of 8.

CONSTANT VARIETIES
10 din, multicolored Field number Entire sheet
I Yugoslavia 1990 postage stamp plate flaw Dot below hand White dot below footballer’s hand. 6 Click here

 

5 May 1990. Eurovision song contest in Zagreb. Printed in sheets of 8.

CONSTANT VARIETIES
10 din, multicolored Field number Entire sheet
I Yugoslavia 1990 postage stamp plate flaw dot on conductor sleeve Eurovision song contest Red dot on conductor’s sleeve. 7 Click here

 

Bibliography


  1. Katalog poštanskih maraka jugoslovenskih zemalja (1991), Jugomarka (Belgrade), YU ISSN 0351-4447
  2. Michel Südeuropa 2005/2006, Band 2 (2005), Schwaneberger Verlag GmbH, ISBN 3-87858-682-5