Otakar Jaroš

One of the first full sets of stamps from what was then Czechoslovakia that I recall obtaining was the 1945 issue portraying various personnel who had served during World War II. The first thing that interested me was that these were real, named, people. These weren’t the usual stamp subjects of generals, admirals and other commanders as their ranks ranged from a private in the … Continue reading Otakar Jaroš

Croatia, Independent State Of #B35 (1943)

Independent State of Croatia #B35 (1943)

The Independent State of Croatia (Nezavisna Država Hrvatska, or NDH) was a World War II puppet state of Germany and Italy founded on April 10, 1941, after the invasion of Yugoslavia by the Axis powers. The NDH encompassed most of modern-day Croatia, all of Bosnia and Herzegovina, part of modern-day Serbia, and a small portion of modern-day Slovenia in the Municipality of Brežice. It bordered the … Continue reading Independent State of Croatia #B35 (1943)