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The Republic of Croatia
declared its independence from former Yugoslavia on 25 June 1991.
Learn about “The
history and thematics of Croatian postage stamps”
#172: Croatia-Slavonia Chainbreaker EssayO
Scott: #172 with labelO
of the pattern by R. Sabljak and R. Valić, dedicated to the Croatian commemorative stamp
"29 October 1918" - the drawing of the slave is by Rudolf Sabljak and the frame with national ornaments is by Rudolf Valić.
5th Anniversary, Croatian Postage Stamps
Inside #306: Pseudo Stamp
Scott: #306 with labelO
9 is celebrated in Croatia
as the Stamp Day, because the first postage stamp of the Republic of Croatia,
1.00 dinar air mail stamp, was issued on that day in 1991.
Inside #438a: Austria #5P
first postage stamp on the territory
the first half of the 19th century the written word was given a very
great importance in Croatia.
It was spread by political and literary magazines and journals, leaflets,
brochures, manifestos. In the revolutionary year 1848, the importance of
communication for the functioning of the government and administration made Banus Josip Jelačić,
the governor of Croatia,
establish the first national post office administration with its headquarters
in Zagreb, and
in this way he has made a step forward regarding the development of the
official Austrian post office reform.
the revolutionary year 1848, the postal reform took place in the Austrian
Monarchy, with Croatia
as one of its integral parts at that time.
Croatian general public was well prepared for the future reform by many reports
and articles in the newspapers. Bogoslav Šulek, the editor of "Slavensko
slovo", took a very favourable
attitude to the reform that, by a reduced postage, would make it easier to
spread newspapers and news in general throughout the country. The postage stamp
in his articles is first mentioned under the names "bula"
or "štempel" (the words refer to an
official document, charter, or the Germanism for the
word seal or stamp). This stamp could be bought in the post office and stuck
onto the letter. In 1850 the stamps appeared under other names, like "biljeg" or "listovni biljeg" (revenue stamp or letter duty stamp).
first Austrian postage stamps were issued on June 1, 1850, and so Austria became
the 19th country in the world to have introduced the new way of paying postage.
postage stamps were printed in the State printing-office in Vienna, using the steel engraving by Hermann Tautenhayn. The strict conservative style of the first
stamps, with their ceremonial medallion-shaped form remained in usage until the
year 1900. The stamps were printed without perforated edges and with no glue on
the reverse side, so they had to be spread with glue. They were issued in five colours corresponding to the five nominal values: 1 crown -
yellow, 2 crowns - black, 3 crowns - bright-red, 6 crowns - dark red, 9 crowns
- deep blue. These stamps were in use from June 1, 1850 until June 1, 1867, on
the whole territory of the Austrian Monarchy and, consequently, on the Croatian
by the numerous Croatian names on the handstamps used
to cancel the stamps, we can see what regions of Croatia were covered by the net of
postal traffic, making it possible for the population to use modern means of
communication with the world.
10 Years of Stamps of the Republic of Croatia
Inside #462: Pseudo Stamp
Dialogue among Civilizations
Inside #466: Pseudo Stamp on Envelope
Thanks to Lloyd Gilbert
Stamp Day, 50th anniversary Postal Museum
Inside #533: Croatia - To be identify
Inside #533: Croatia (?) - To be identify
As #533 imprinted postal card
Museum of Post
and Telecommunications was founded on April 9, 1953, following long-term
attempts of the cultural public to collect and save the rich post and
telecommunication heritage of Croatia.
interest into the research of postal services history, with special reference
was raised as early as the second half of the 19th century. The specialized
professional post-oriented schools had a subject introduced: “The history of
the development of postal and telegraph services”, and some professional
literature, written by Croatian authors, was issued covering the areas of
instructions directed at the collection of post & telecommunication
material were published in 1916
in the official bulletin of the royal Hungarian postal
and telegraph orders. But these instructions referred to the collection of the
postal & telecommunication material for the already founded postal museums
of Austria-Hungary within
was situated at that time.
first published proposal that refers to the necessity of founding a postal
museum in Croatia
was sent to the country’s Directorate of the Post in 1942. According to the
preserved sources, the Directorate of the Post, Telegraph and Telephone
undertook the procedure for the founding of the museum. What followed was
mainly the collecting of primarily philatelic material that would be “given
into custody to the postal, telegraphic and telephone museum” - as recorded in
the official news of that time. The collected material was lost in the winds of
the Second World War and everything had to start from scratch in 1953.
the course of the recent 50 years, as the result of devoted activities of some
ten Museum employees, the material of the uniquely rich Museum holdings has
been collected, categorized according to the basic activities within three
departments: the Post Department, Telecommunications Department, Philatelic
Department, as well as the collections Archives, Photograph Library, Map and
Gallery collection, Homeland War Collection and a rich Library with some 15,000
Museum holdings that is placed in the Post Department contains documents that
prove the development of postal services in the Croatian region, starting in
the 1st century A.D., when the Romans organized the country’s traffic service,
the well known cursus publicus,
whose task it was to speedily transfer official correspondence and organize
transport of officials. The medieval couriers in the service of kings, feudal
lords, church dignitaries, cities or universities, carried written
correspondence, and in 1529 the first transfer of post was organized in Croatia, by establishing postal courier service
on the relation between Zagreb and Vienna.
Telecommunication Department contains material that presents the development of
telecommunications in Croatia,
from building up the first telegraph line in 1850, the first telephone
connection in 1881, leading up to the telecommunication services of the present
Philatelic Department with its specific material stores documentary evidence of
the striving of Croatia
for regaining independence. The Department keeps, among others, also the first
Croatian postage stamps from the year 1918, when, after the break-up of Austria-Hungary, Croatia became temporarily
independent and printed its first postage stamps; the next time Croatian
postage stamps were printed was in the period between 1941 and 1945. Finally,
Croatian postage stamps started being printed in 1991, when Croatia became
an independent country. The Department keeps all the Croatian postage stamps
along with the documentation accompanying each individual issue, and together
with these it stores postage stamps of member countries of the UPU.
entire holdings of this Museum were awarded the status of a monument of culture
in terms of Article 2 of the Act on Protection of Monuments of Culture of the
Republic of Croatia, on account of the decree issued by the Regional Institute
for the Protection of Monuments of Culture in Zagreb on February 27, 1991.
with the systematic collection of material, in the course of the 50 years of
the activity of the Museum the chief emphasis was put on the professional
research of the history of post, telecommunications and philately. The research
and scientific findings have been published in numerous articles, treatises,
studies, proceedings, and books. The results of the researches are also
numerous museum exhibitions organized on the Museum premises, in post halls and
other venues all over Croatia,
Museum of Post
and Telecommunications, with its headquarters in Zagreb,
in Jurišićeva str.13, has been named
differently in the course of its 50-year long existence: Postal-Philatelic Museum,
PTT museum, HPT museum, HT museum. It is the only specialized cultural and
professional institution in Croatia
housing material on the history of post and telecommunications that can present
the historical development and significance of organized communication through
the historical development of mankind.
third millennium, with one of its fundamental characteristics - communication
among the people, offers exceptional opportunities to this particular Museum,
as it is, on account of its holdings, a veritable museum of communications.
trying to get some answers regarding this stamp.
time I sent this mail was 21/01/11. Let's all hope for an answer…..
I wanted to know what are the stamps that show inside stamp no. 483 - POSTAGE
STAMP DAY '50 YEARS OF THE PTT MUSEUM'2003.
a) I can see that the one in the upper Right side describe the P.O. or the
MUSEUM building but i couldn't identify the stamp.
B) I couldn't identify the stamp on the envelope - Is it a stamp or just
Many thanx in advance for your help.
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Croatie – période Oustachi
1941 - 1945
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