UNESCO and the World Heritage Site at Kotor

Until just a couple of months ago, I did not know that the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), or Organisation des Nations unies pour l’éducation, la science et la culture as it is called in French, has issued its own postage stamps since 1961. These are valid for postage only on mail posted from UNESCO Headquarters or Maison de l’UNESCO at number … Continue reading UNESCO and the World Heritage Site at Kotor

Republic of Croatia – Scott #597 (2005): Baltazar Adam Krčelić

In preparing for an article about Zagreb for my postcard blog, I realized that I hadn’t yet profiled the current Republic of Croatia (Republika Hrvatska) for A Stamp A Day. A previous ASAD article dealt with the short-lived (1941-194x)  German and Italian puppet state known as the Independent State of Croatia (Nezavisna Država Hrvatska, or NDH). The current Constitution of Croatia does not even officially … Continue reading Republic of Croatia – Scott #597 (2005): Baltazar Adam Krčelić

Yugoslav Kingdom #5 (1921)

The State of Slovenes, Croats and Serbs (Država Slovenaca, Hrvata i Srba — Држава Словенаца, Хрвата и Срба in Serbo-Croatian and Država Slovencev, Hrvatov in Srbov in Slovene) was a short-lived entity formed at the end of World War I by Slovenes, Croats and Serbs residing in what were the southernmost parts of the Austro-Hungarian Empire. Although internationally unrecognized, this was the first incarnation of a Yugoslav state and had been founded on the Pan-Slavic ideology behind the initiative. A month after it … Continue reading Yugoslav Kingdom #5 (1921)

Montenegro #J19 (1907)

The Principality of Montenegro (Књажевина Црнa Горa — Knjaževina Crna Gora in Serbian) was a former realm in Southeastern Europe that existed from March 13, 1852, to August 28, 1910. It was then proclaimed a kingdom by Nikola I, who then became king. The capital was Cetinje and the Montenegrin perper was used as state currency from 1906. The territory corresponded to the central area of modern … Continue reading Montenegro #J19 (1907)

Macedonia #291 (2004)

Republic of Macedonia #291 (2004)

The Republic of Macedonia (Република Македонија — Republika Makedonija), is a country in the Balkan peninsula in Southeast Europe. A landlocked country, it has borders with Kosovo to the northwest, Serbia to the north, Bulgaria to the east, Greece to the south, and Albania to the west. It constitutes approximately the northwestern third of the larger geographical region of Macedonia, which also comprises the neighboring … Continue reading Republic of Macedonia #291 (2004)

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)

Bosnia and Herzegovina #B15 (1917)

Bosnia and Herzegovina #B15 (1917)

NOTE: Historically and philatelicly, today’s article deals solely to end of World War I. following which Bosnia and Herzegovina joined the South Slav Kingdom of Serbs, Croats and Slovenes (soon renamed Yugoslavia). The post-1992 history, including independence from Yugoslavia and the succeeding stamps issued by three separate postal authorities (corresponding with the ethnic and administrative division of the country), will be dealt with in future articles once I … Continue reading Bosnia and Herzegovina #B15 (1917)