Bosnia (Croatia) stamps

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Issues made by the Croat Administration based on Mostar.

See: Yugoslavia stamps

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Scott: #91O

Issued: 9.9.2002

Stamp Day

Inside #91: Bosnia-Herzegovina #14P

Postage stamp may readily describe as a printed security attached to mail. The cradle of the first postage stamp was England where on May 6, 1840, a small sticky rectangular piece of paper appeared with an imprint and indication of postage. That was the famous Black Penny featuring the profile of Queen Victoria. By mid-19th century, many postal authorities accepted the new way of payment of postal services. The first World Postal Union (UPU/WPU) was established in Bern in 1874, where also appeared philatelists, patient collectors who studied stamps.

The first Stamp Day was celebrated in Austria in 1935 when the Austrian Post issued a stamp for the occasion, and next year this was widely accepted throughout the world.

H. von Stephan, who reorganized postal services and established the World Postal Union, was born on September 9.

 


Scott: #99O

Issued: 5.4.2003

Europa 2003 - Poster art

Poster of the Croatian Post Office of Mostar

Inside #99: Bosnia (Croatia) #82O

A poster is a publicly displayed advertisement or announcement, generally printed on paper, with the intention of attracting attention and informing the passerby. Although printed public announcements can be found as far back as the 15th century, the beginnings of poster as we know them today are connected with the 1960s and innovations in the area of lithography that made fast and inexpensive multicolor printing possible. The first great poster artist was a Frenchman, Jules Chéret.

The posters that Chéret produced in 1867 for the theatrical performances of the leading actress of the day, Sarah Bernhardt, influenced the spread of this new art form throughout the world and attracted other artists to this mode of expression. The posters by Henri de Tolouse-Lautrec in the late 19th century are lively and picturesque depictions of Parisian life, and today are of exceptional value to collectors and esteemed works of art.

In 1894, Alphonse Mucha produced a poster for the artistic scene for the next decade. During World War I, posters were the main medium for propaganda. In the USA, over 20 million posters with 2,500 different designs were printed in only two years. During the 1920s, Art Deco developed under the influence of industrial advances and new art trends as the dominant style for art posters. Although the poster received strong competitions an advertising medium during the 20th century by other mass media, especially television, it continues to develop and is everywhere today.

During the 20th century, printing techniques improved constantly, the personal computer became a basic tool for the majority of poster artists, and the dominant styles and schools of posters were changed. The development of the pop culture of the 1960s provided posters with new impetus. Reproductions of the famous posters of the 20th century such as Glaser's Dylan, Flagg's I Want You for the U.S. Army or Capipiell's Maurin Quina are sold throughout the world.

 

 


Scott: #151a-dO

Issued: 15.1.2006

50th Anniversary of the First Europa Stamps

Inside #151c: Bosnia (Croatia) #99O

Scott: #151O


Best website related:

http://www.post.ba/about_stamps.php

All stamps of the new states of ex-Yugoslavia

http://membres.lycos.fr/europa_cept/ex-yougoslavia_a.htm

Herzeg Bosnia

http://www.euro-soft.nl/yuclub/

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