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Croatia that never was (NDH Government in Exile)

Croatia that never was (NDH Government in Exile)After second World War the Balkan area was in somewhat mixed state. Croatia, which had been an independent (puppet) state from 1941 to 1945 was forced to unite with Tito's Yugoslavia. The former Croatian fascist government (aka. NDH; Independent State of Croatia) went to exile with leadership of Dr. Ante Pavelic: first to Argentina, then in Spain. This exile era sparked a range of interesting stamp like items. ...(612 words,3 images, 9 comments)

Men who changed stamp design forever

Men who changed stamp design foreverDynamic duo, designer Koloman Moser and engraver Ferdinand Schirnböck revolutionized stamp design in the early 20th century. One of their most recognizable works is the 1906/1912 pictorial landscapes series for the Condominium of Bosnia and Herzegovina. These stamps are big, bold and beautiful in every sense (and of course there are forgeries involved as well). ...(740 words,18 images, 2 comments)

Bizarre looking print variety on Serbian 1918 King Peter I and crown-prince Alexander stamp

Bizarre looking print variety on Serbian 1918 King Peter I and crown-prince Alexander stampHere's an interesting print variety that sat on my collection for several years unnoticed. I noted this only weeks back when I was sorting through some new additions, and compared the stamps in detail to determine what specimens to keep. ...(169 words,3 images, 3 comments)

Some observations about Serbian 1905 King Peter stamps and it's forgeries

Some observations about Serbian 1905 King Peter stamps and it's forgeriesRecently I acquired a small bulk lot of Serbian stamps, and I had a ball with it, especially the 1905 King Peter stamps. This series has got eleven stamps, with face values from 1 para up to 5 dinars, all with identical design featuring portrait of King Peter the First of Serbia. ...(545 words,7 images, 3 comments)

Unlisted perforation varieties on classic Montenegro stamps

Unlisted perforation varieties on classic Montenegro stampsCarrying on with topic of Montenegro stamps, here's a bit of an mystery. Both Michel and Scott state that the 1910 stamps commemorating 50th anniversary of the reign of King Nicholas have perforation of 12½. But I've found a good number of copies (of several values) that are something different. ...(189 words,4 images, 0 comments)

Montenegro 1896 Cetanje monestry forgery by Fournier

Montenegro 1896 Cetanje monestry forgery by FournierMoving on with topic of stamp forgeries, I recently acquired a small accumulation of classic stamps of Montenegro. As I knew the stamps of Montenegro had been heavily forged at the early days of philately, I was prepared to come up with at least one or two forged specimens. And I was not disappointed. ...(318 words,5 images, 7 comments)

Yugoslavia Tourism (city views) stamp series of 1971/1989

Yugoslavia Tourism (city views) stamp series of 1971/1989For 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. ...(493 words,4 images, 12 comments)

Q&A: stamps of Yugoslavia and related areas

Q&A: stamps of Yugoslavia and related areasDo you have a question about stamps / philately of Yugoslavia and related areas (Serbia, Croatia, BH etc)? Your questions answered. ...( 8 comments).

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