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For the last few weeks my primary focus with stamps has been in soaking a batch of Yugoslav stamps and re-organizing my collection of that area. I confess that in the past I haven’t given much value the aesthetics of Yugoslavian stamps, mostly because my collection has been very limited. But now I think I’m starting to fall in love with these. One of my absolute favorites is the Tourism (or as Scott calls it City views) series issued from 1971 onwards. Initially the stamps in the series were printed as engraved, but in later years using offset lithography. Some of the early engraved values were re-printed in litho, so they exist in two types. To add challenge for the stamp collector, there are two different perforations for most litho values. And due to inflation and currency reforms, new values and overprints were issued frequently. So all in all this […]

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