COMMEMORATIVE SHEETS

[Below: These souvenir sheets depict various battles where the Croatian Legion has taken part. Perforated and imperforated versions pictured. Circa 1943.]

  • Click here to see rare phase proofs and other oddities of this set


    [Above: Stamp sheet. Click for larger view.]


    [Above: Stamp sheet. Click for larger view.]


    [Above: Souvenir sheet. Very rare. Click for larger view.]


  • ACHTUNG! ATTENTION!

    [Above: This is a modern fake of the above souvenir sheet! If you look carefully this fake does not hold up to scrutiny.
    The middle design with the 'U H D' is especially crude when compared to the original. Also, the repeating background is entirely missing.
    Click to see another fake and a larger view.]


    [Above: The stamps shown in the above souvenir sheet were also sold separately. Notice that the small red text on the bottom of each stamp from the souvenir sheet is missing on the stamps which were sold separately. These are from 1944/45. Limited to only 7500 sets. The color difference is from scanning irregularities. Click for larger view.]


    [Above: Rare imperforate versions.]


    [Below: Very rare block of four.]


    [Above: Sheet with Pavelic stamp.]


    [Above: Sheet with Pavelic stamp.]

    [Above: Rare overprinted sheet from 1941.]


    UNISSUED, PROOFS & ESSAYS

  • Below: Very rare 1945 Red Cross unissued postage stamps printed on carton paper. The war ended before these, and others shown below, could be released. These stamps were never properly printed, so only testing examples exist.

    [Below: 100 kn blue.]

    [Below: 100 kn blue. Note that the Red Cross symbol is missing on this example.]

    [Below: 100 kn brown.]

    [Below: Block of four 100 kn blue.]

    [Below: Proof sheet of a block of four 100 kn black.]

    [Below: Proof sheet of the 100 kn black. Note it is missing the Red Cross symbols.]


    [Below: Proof sheets showing phases.]


    [Below: 1943 Red Cross design of imperforate proofs in se-tenant horizontal strip of three. These are printed in reverse in blue.]


    [Above: 1943 unissued designs featuring the image of Pavelic.]

    [Above: A closer look at the above design. You'll notice print variations, although they are the same stamp.]


    [Above: Unissued proof from 1945 featuring the image of Dr.Josip Fon, pioneer of modern surgery in Croatia]

    [Above: Block of two]


    [Above: Unissued proof from 1945 (artist: Antonini)]


    [Above: Unissued proofs from 1945]


    [Above: Unissued proofs from 1943 (Trakoscan Castle)]


    [Above: Imperforate, unissued proofs. This design was released in brown, it seems that these were color tests.]


    [Above: Imperforate, unissued color test proofs of Pavelic design.]


    [Above: Imperforate test proof of the Pavelic design on lottery paper!]


    ERRORS

    [Above: An incredibly strange error. A piece of paper was stuck over this stamp while it was printed - it was then used with the paper still attached - then soaked off the envelope. Very, very odd.]


    [Above: Double overprint error.]


    [Above: Badly offset and incomplete overprints.]


    [Above: Another example of badly offset and incomplete overprints.]


    [Above: An error on a Pavelic sheet where only part was printed.]


    [Above: I'm not sure what happened here. It almost looks like the ink ran out.]


    [Above: Block of four of 1941 1d deep magenta. This variety is accidentally shifted upward in the overprinting process.]


    [Above: Vertical pair of 1941 2k carmine lake. This variety is imperforate between the two stamps.]


    [Above: Partial sheet from a 1942 set. Not only does this variety show offset perforations, it is also horizontally imperforate.]


    OVERPRINTS

    [Above: Very rare set of overprinted Yugoslavian stamps. This design was never issued.]

    [Above: Close-up example.]


    [Above: Offset overprint error.]


    [Above: This is a 1944 Croatian local overprint on an Italian stamp for Šibenik/Sebenico/Spalato. Šibenik is a town in Croatia, located in central Dalmatia where the river Krka flows into the Adriatic Sea.]

    [Above: Canceled piece from September 8, 1944.]

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    [Above: This is a rare Croatian local overprint from 1941. It is written by hand with the words 'NEZAVISNA DRZAVA HRVATSKA'. This was done on a former Yugoslavian stamp before ink stamp overprints were available.]


    [Above: This is a rare Croatian local overprint from 1941. It is written by hand. This was done on a former Yugoslavian stamp before ink stamp overprints were available.]


    [Above: Another rare Croatian local overprint from 1941 cut from a card. It is written by hand. Above it is a Yugoslavian stamp not overprinted. This was done on a former Yugoslavian stamp before ink stamp overprints were available.]


    [Above: This is another rare Croatian local overprint from 1941. It is overprinted 'Drzava Hrvatska Medimurje'.]

    [Above: This is another rare Croatian local overprint from 1941. It is overprinted 'Drzava Hrvatska Medimurje'.]

    [Above: This is another rare Croatian local overprint from 1941. It is overprinted 'Drzava Hrvatska Medimurje'.]

    [Above: Pairs of the 'Drzava Hrvatska Medimurje' local overprint.]

    [Above: Philitelic envelope with Cakovec postmark of the 'Drzava Hrvatska Medimurje' local overprint.]

    [Above: A very rare overprint from 1941 of which only 1000 sets were printed. The local overprint says 'Slobodna Bosanska Hrvatska'.]

    [Above: This envelope, bearing postage due stamps with the local overprint 'FRANCO' and canceled with a 'TRPANJ' postmark.]


    [Above: Postcard from 1941 - overprinted on old Yugoslavian stamp.]


    FELDPOST

    [Above: Croatian feldpost package stamp.]

    [Above: Croatian feldpost package stamp sheet.]


    [Above: Croatian feldpost letter stamp.]

    [Above: Croatian feldpost letter stamp sheet.]

    [Above: Imperforate version (pair) of the above.]


    [Above: Croatian feldpost letter stamp but with 'F e l d p o s t' overprint.]

    [Above: Croatian overprinted feldpost letter stamp. Note mis-perforation error.]

    [Above: Croatian overprinted imperforate feldpost letter stamp.]

    [Above: Croatian overprinted imperforate feldpost letter stamp. Note: This is a rare error where the back of the stamp was overprinted on accident!]

    [Above: Partial sheet of the Croatian feldpost stamp pictured above but with 'F e l d p o s t' overprint.]

    [Above: Feldpost postcard.]


    POSTCARDS

    [Above: Croatian Red Cross postcard.]

    [Above: Croatian Red Cross postcard.]

    [Above: Croatian Red Cross postcard.]


    ENVELOPES

    [Above: Envelope from 1942.]

    [Above: Commemorative envelope from 1942.]

    [Above: Like that above, a commemorative envelope from 1942.]

    [Above: 1942 philatelic exposition.]

    [Above: Commemorative envelope from 1942.]

    [Above: Commemorative envelope from 1944.]

    [Above: A Red Cross commemorative envelope from 1943.]

    [Above: A Red Cross commemorative envelope from 1943.]

    [Above: 1941, Zagreb philatelic exposition, autographed by artist Seizinger.]

    [Above: Wilhelm Busch Exposition from 1942.]

    [Above: Japanese Embassy in Croatia.]

    [Above: Ustaše envelope.]

    [Above: 1944 Feldpost envelope from a Waffen-SS Croatian volunteer.]


    REVENUES

    [Above: Tax revenues.]

    [Above: Church tax revenues.]

    [Above: Zimska Pomoc winter help/charity stamp, Karlovac Church.]


    MISCELLANEOUS

    [Above: Telegram.]