Help needed with these old Yugoslav Revenue stamps

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Help needed with these old Yugoslav Revenue stamps

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I recently obtained a lot of stamps which seem to be Yugoslav revenues:
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Could someone identify them please? :)
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Here's my best shot, using Barefoot's Yugoslavia Revenues.

Most of them are municipal (opstina) revenues, with a few district (svez), and some nationals (first four on top row).

All the district and municipal revenues are from eastern Bosnia, except those (row 3, 1-3) from Zrenjanin, which is in Vojvodina, Serbia. They appear to be from the 1950s.

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1 to 4: Federal People's Republic revenues, in use 1946-1966
175. 10D
176. 20D
177. 50D
178. 100D.
5 and 6: District (svez) revenues, standard key design A for use in Bosnia.

Second row:

1 and 2: District (svez) revenues from Gracanica. Bearfoot lists:
1. 5D orange
2. 10D violet
You have the 10D and an unlisted 20D.
3: an unlisted municipal from Rudo (Bearfoot lists an undated 1D violet).
4: an unlisted municipal from Petrovo Selo
5: 10D light violet municipal for Vlasenica, c. 1955 (Bearfoot lists six values, undated)
6: 20D district revenue for Visegrad (Bearfoot lists 8 values, undated).

Third row:

1 to 3: Municipals from Zrenjanin. They do not match in design or colour/value match with anything (several issues) listed by Bearfoot
4: Municipal for Zvornik c1955, listed as 9. 20D brown
5: no idea; unlisted.

Bottom row:

1 to 3: unlisted municipals for Sokolac
4 and 5: unlisted municipals from Rogatica -- possibly dating from 1951, as they share the design with listed revenues for Zepa.

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Thanks a lot Mako :)

Regarding the unidentified one, could it be from Jajce?
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jajce
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District (srez) Jajce, but municipality (opstina) Bugojno.

Generally, the higher-level local revenues were defined by administrative region:
1920s -- oblast
1930s -- banovina
post-war -- srez.

Post-war in particular, the levels (top to bottom) were:
National
District (srez)
Municipal (opstina)/town (grad)

The municipal and town (opstina/obcina and grad) revenues did exist from the 1920s, but were far more frequent post-war under socialism (and under NDH in Croatia).

Barefoot has done a noble job of trying to classify the Yugo revenues, but there is a massive amount of work to be done. Many of the post-WWII revenues were introduced without official record.

In his introduction to Yugoslavia Revenues, Mr Barefoot asked "please write in with corrections and new finds' -- and many of the revenues you have shown here would qualify for that!

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Of course, when I say "national," post-War there was always national and republic, with people's republics being components of federalist Yugoslavia.

Your Jajce/Bugojno revenue is a local, but...

top left, it has "NRBiH" = People's Republic Bosnia and Herzegovina. So it is not a "national" applying to all of Yugoslavia
top right, it has "srez Jajce" = district of Jajce
in the ribbon over the central design, it says opstine Bugojno = municipality Bugojno.

There should be many, many more of these local revenues that have not been published yet (to my limited knowledge) and I hope that -- if not Barefoot -- then someone else will step forward and attempt to collate all the varieties.

I collect the first "Yugoslav" revenues used in Slovenia in 1918 and 1919 -- either mint or on document. I do not collect later Yugoslav revenues for a number of politically incorrect reasons.
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Thanks again Mako. :D

I'll email John Barefoot the pics of the unlisted revenues. I had already informed him of some unlisted Commonwealth stamps. There's too much unlisted material (from anywhere) when it comes to revenues. :!:
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I agree, HalfpennyYellow, that there is too much unlisted revenue material.

The way I see it, however, is that -- far beyond the situation with postal material -- we really have to push for "revenue history" (cf.postal history). Because revenue stamps without the context of the documents they once graced are pretty much meaningless... as are most postage stamps that are not on cover.

When you see these Yugoslav revenues -- used within living memory but without even recorded years of usage -- it makes one want to weep (but NOT to actually want to visit eastern Bosnia, I guess).

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mako wrote:Third row:

1 to 3: Municipals from Zrenjanin. They do not match in design or colour/value match with anything (several issues) listed by Bearfoot
Could row 3 stamp 3 be from Ustikolina?
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HalfpennyYellow wrote: 16 Aug 2013 00:57 I recently obtained a lot of stamps which seem to be Yugoslav revenues:
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Could someone identify them please? :)

Hello,

I know this post is extremely old, but im Searchin currently Sokolac city Revenues, if you still have them we can exchange for something, or i can buy them ?

All best.
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I still have the municipal stamps but I am not planning to swap or sell them at the moment. In the last couple of years I have actually developed an interest in municipal revenue stamps and I'm actively collecting them, although I haven't added many new stamps from the former Yugoslavia recently.

I don't have any duplicates of the Sokolac stamps (or any of the other municipals for that matter), but if I ever happen to come across any I will let you know. Good luck for your search!

By the way, if you would like to post any stamps from your collection here, feel free to do so - I think very few Yugoslav revenue stamps or cinderellas have been posted on this forum so far.
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I have lots of spare municipal revenues, and im ready to give 3 for one from you. Cause i rly want to continue to expand them i have more then 2000 different just from Serbian area which is my priority.

Here are some pictures from my collection better stuff i have.
Kingdom, Occupation and Republic revenues.


All best.

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Zlojutro wrote: 01 May 2022 05:09 Here are some pictures from my collection better stuff i have.
Kingdom, Occupation and Republic revenues.
Congratulations Goran, very high quality stamps in your collection.
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Re: Help needed with these old Yugoslav Revenue stamps

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For those who use the Barefoot Yugoslavia Revenues catalog a couple of notes. This catalog was copied from the Spajic catalog of the 1970's. It is barely adequate and made many mistakes in the copying. A completely new Yugoslavia catalog is being prepared by a fellow in Ohio, but I do not know when it will be released.

For those interested in more specialized areas, I have written a handbook covering WWII Croatian revenues. It is available from the publisher on both eBay and DelCampe.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/384385719255?ViewItem=&item=384385719255

https://www.delcampe.net/en_GB/collectables/stamps/specializ ... 46797.html

The book is soft cover and covers this specialized entire collecting area. For those that purchase it, I can provide an up-to-date electronic revision. Just contact me at the email in the paragraph near the bottom of page 7.

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