International Postage Meter Stamp Catalog/Croatia

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CroatiaEdit

During the Italian and German occupation from 1941 to 1944, Croatia was called the Independent State of Croatia and issued its own meter stamp designs. In 1991 Croatia achieved independence from Yugoslavia and again began issuing its own meter stamps. All stamps are inscribed “HRVATSKA”.
For issues before 1942 and between 1945 and 1992, see Yugoslavia.
The stamps are grouped according to period of use and usage:
A - Period of Italian and German occupation during World War Two, called the Independent State of Croatia
B - Period of independence after the break-up of Yugoslavia, 1991 to present
PO - Special stamps generated only by machines in Post Offices



GROUP A: Issues during the "Independent State of Croatia", the period of Italian and German occupation during World War TwoEdit

Horizontal frank with “NEZAVISNA DRŽAVA" in top panel, “HRVATSKA” in bottom panel. Shield at right with checkerboard pattern.
Franks have twisted cord ornaments at the sides. Three types exist: two single-stranded cords, two double-stranded cords, and two triple-stranded cords.

        




A1. Francotyp “A” (MV), 1941.  [$20]

The dark squares in the shield are made up of vertical lines.
At each side is a column of two single-strand entwined cords.
Four-digit impression counter high between TM and frank.
Spacing between centers of date and value figures is 59-62 mm.
TM: DC, BIC
V/F:   000




A2. Francotyp “C” (MV).  [$20]

As Type A1 but wider spacing, 77-79 mm between centers of date and value figures.
TM: DC
V/F:   000   000





A3. Francotyp “C” (MV).  [$25]

As Type A2 but with entwined column of two double-stranded cords at the sides.
TM: DC
V/F:   000






A4. Francotyp “A” (MV).  [$25]

As Type A1 but with entwined column of two triple-stranded cords at the sides.
The dark squares in the shield are solid.
TM: BIC
V/F:   000






A5. Francotyp “C” (MV).  [$25]

As Type A4 but wider spacing, 77-79 mm between centers of date and value figures.
TM: DC
V/F:  0000








GROUP B: Period of independence, 1991 to presentEdit

  • Although the Republic declared its independence in 1991 the first meter stamps so inscribed did not appear until the beginning of 1992.


B1. Postalia (MV).

Horizontal frank with “REPUBLIKA” in top panel and “HRVATSKA” in bottom panel.
Central area split with value figures in left two-thirds and “HTP” above post horn in right third.
TM: SC, DC
V/F:  0000  00.00  00000  000.00




B2. Neopost “205” (MV).

Square frank with “REPUBLIKA/ HRVATSKA” at top and “HTP” at bottom.
Date figures tall.
TM: SC
V/F:  000



B3. Neopost “405/505” (MV).

Similar to Type B2 but wider frank.
Date figures low and wide.
TM: DC
V/F:  0000



B4. Pitney Bowes-GB “5000” series (MV).

“REPUBLIKA” in top panel, and “HRVATSKA” in panel immediately below it.
“HTP” above post horn in panel at right.
Seven horizontal lines at left.
Date figures raised in relation to value figures.
TM: SC
V/F:  000  0.00



B5. Pitney Bowes-GB “6300” series (MV).

Similar to Type B4 but “HRVATSKA” in bottom panel.
Date and value figures on same level.
TM: SC
V/F:  000  0.00



B6. Hasler “Mailmaster” (MV).

“REPUBLIKA” in top panel, and “HRVATSKA” in panel at bottom.
Central area without split.
“HTP” above post horn at left of value figures.
TM: DC
V/F:  0000




B7. Postalia (MV).

As Type B1 but with plain “HP” above wing-shaped logo in panel at right.
TM: SC
V/F:  00.00




B8. Postalia (MV).

As Type B7 but panel with “HP” over wing-shaped logo at left.
TM: DC
V/F:  000.00




B9. Pitney Bowe-GB "6300" series (MV).

Similar to Type B8 but with horizontal hash marks added at right.
TM: SC
V/F:  00.00




B10. Pitney Bowes "A/B900" series (MV).

As Type B5 but with “HP” over wing-shaped logo instead of "HPT" over post horn.
TM: SC
V/F:  00.00







GROUP PO: Special stamps generated only by meters and franking machines used in Post OfficesEdit


PO1. Camp (MV).

Small upright frank with simulated perforation border open at center of the sides.
“HRVATSKA” at top, “HPT” at bottom.
Hour figures between TM and frank.
Printed only on adhesive labels, never directly to the mail piece.
TM: SC
V/F:  0000   000  00.00




PO1.1. Camp (MV).

As Type PO1 but with "HP" at bottom.
TM: SC
V/F:  0000




PO2. Unknown (digital).

Upright frank with a coarse digital dotted or simulated-perforation frame.
The town mark is square with solid border at top and bottom and dashed border at the sides.
“HRVATSKA” at the top, “HPT” and machine number at bottom.
The machine number can be without prefix or with single- or multi-letter prefix.
Printed on labels with a light blue or blue-green moiré pattern.
Normally printed in shades of red.
V/F:  0,00  00,00  000,00
a. TM with double frame lines at top only or top and bottom
b. Printed in shade of blue from light to purple





PO2.1. Unknown (digital).

As Type PO2 but frank is smaller with straight frame lines at top and bottom, as is the town mark.
With "HP" at bottom of frank.
Printed in black on labels withlight blue moiré pattern.
V/F:  (00)0,00



PO2.2. Unknown (digital).

Similar to Type PO2.1 but frank is wider with straight frame lines all around.
Frank blank at top, "HP Hrvatska" at bottom.
Below the TM and frank are the weight at left and ID number at right.
Printed in black on labels withlight blue moiré pattern.
V/F:  (00)0,00
a. Printed in purple rather than black





PO3. Unknown (digital).

Frank frame with “HRVATSKA” at top and “HPT” at bottom and square TM frame preprinted in red on self-adhesive labels.
Point of sale data added digitally in black.
A. “HTP” 3 mm tall
B. Larger “HTP”, 4½ mm tall
V/F:      0,00
a. With registration data added at left








PO4. Unknown (digital).

As Type PO3 but with “HPT/ Hrvatska” at bottom of frank, blank at top.
A. “HPT/ Hrvatska” simple red on white
B. “HPT/ Hrvatska” with silver background used to obliterate Yugoslavia inscription beneath.
V/F:  0,00  00,00  000,00
a. With registration data added at left









PO4.1. Unknown (digital).

Label and frame design identical to Type PO4A but the point-of-sale data applied via a more primitive dot-matrix technology.
V/F:  0.00






PO5. Unknown (digital).
As Types PO4A but pre-printed portion printed in blue.
“Republika/ HRVATSKA” at top, “HPT” at bottom.
A. Frank nearly square
B. Frank wider than tall
V/F:   0,00     0,00      0,00








PO5.1. Unknown (digital).

Similar to type PO5 but with "REPUBLIKA / HRVATSKA" all capitals and "HTP" solid.
Printed in blue.
V/F:   0,00     0,00      0,00






PO6. Unknown (digital).

Preprinted portion printed in red.
Wing-shaped logo left of “HP” above “Hrvatska” at bottom.
Blank at top.
Weight, when present, is outside the frame at left.
The hour appears above the date.
V/F:  0,00  00,00  000,00
a. With registration data added at left




PO6.1. Unknown (digital).

Similar red and white label as with Type PO6, but the logo and "HP" are more to the left rather than centered above "Hrvatska".
The point-of-sale data is printed in a slightly different font.
Instead of an hour figure the complete time of day, down to the second, appears below the date.
V/F:  0,00  00,00  000,00




PO6.2. Unknown (digital).

As Type PO6.1 but with postal logo and "Hrvatska posta" in one line at bottom.
V/F:  0,00  00,00  000,00







PO6.3. Unknown (digital).

As Type PO5A but with postal logo and outline "HP" at bottom.
Date figure with stops rather than dashes.
V/F:    0,00 seen






PO7. Unknown (digital).

Wide, low rectangle preprinted in black or blue on self-adhesive label.
“HRVATSKA” at top and “HPT” at bottom of right one-third portion.
Point of sale data added in black.
A. Plain white label
B. Right third with silver background used to obliterate Yugoslavia markings beneath
C. Wider stamp with registration tab at left
V/F:   0,00     0,00      0,00










PO8. Tera Printer (digital).

Rectangle printed in black with double lines at sides.
"HP Hrvatska" at bottom right.
The center is broken with double lined stubs at top and bottom of the break.
The weight and other data is outside the frame at left.
V/F:  0,00  00,00  000,00





PO9. Unknown (digital).

One label seen used for registered mail.
Frank without country name and without frame.
The only 'ornament' is a horizontal line with the registration data and bar code below.
Above the life are the weight at upper left, an identification number, date, time and value figures.
The stamp is identified as from Croatia only by the town name "MAKARSKA" above the registration number.
V/F:  KR 0.00