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Postage Due Stamps

Serbia stamps for the collection of insufficient prepaid postage on letter mail were first introduced in 1895.  These stamps were inscribed "ПОРТО МАРКА", interpreted as meaning "ADDITIONAL POSTAGE" or "POSTAGE DUE".  Only two designs of postage due stamps were issued in the period from 1895 to 1920.



Postage Due Serbian stamps of the design shown above were issued between 1895 and 1914.  They are typographed and unwatermarked.

The catalog attributes, for stamps that are printed on granite paper and are perforated 13 x 13 1/2, are as follows:

  • 05 P.  (1895 - Sc. #J1) - Red Lilac.
  • 10 P.  (1895 - Sc. #J2) - Blue.
  • 20 P.  (1895 - Sc. #J3) - Orange Brown.
  • 30 P.  (1895 - Sc. #J4) - Green.
  • 50 P.  (1895 - Sc. #J5) - Rose.

The catalog attributes, for stamps that are printed on ordinary paper and are perforated 13 x 13 1/2, are as follows:

  • 05 P.  (1904 - Sc. #J6) - Magenta.
  • 20 P.  (1898 - Sc. #J7) - Brown.
  • 20 P.  (1904 - Sc. #J8) - Deep Brown.

The catalog attributes, for stamps that are printed on granite paper and are perforated 11 1/2, are as follows:

  • 05 P.  (1906 - Sc. #J9) - Magenta.

The catalog attributes, for stamps that are printed on laid paper and are perforated 11 1/2, are as follows:

  • 05 P.  (1909 - Sc. #J10) - Magenta.
  • 10 P.  (1909 - Sc. #J11) - Pale Blue.
  • 20 P.  (1909 - Sc. #J12) - Pale Brown.

The catalog attributes, for stamps that are printed on white wove paper and are perforated 11 1/2, are as follows:

  • 05 P.  (1914 - Sc. #J13) - Rose.
  • 10 P.  (1914 - Sc. #J14) - Deep Blue.



Postage Due
Serbian stamps of the design shown above were issued between 1918 and 1920.

The catalog attributes are as follows:

  • 05 P.  (1918 - Sc. #J15) - Red.
  • 05 P.  (1920 - Sc. #J16) - Red Brown.
  • 10 P.  (1918 - Sc. #J17) - Yellow Green.
  • 20 P.  (1918 - Sc. #J18) - Olive Brown.
  • 30 P.  (1918 - Sc. #J19) - Slate Green.
  • 50 P.  (1918 - Sc. #J20) - Chocolate.



Newspaper Stamps

Special Serbia stamps for use on newspapers were introduced in 1911.  Before that date, all 01 P. and 2 P. definitive stamps had been issued with the intent of being used on newspapers.



New Serbia stamps of the design shown above were issued as Newspaper stamps in 1911.  They are typographed on unwatermarked paper, and they are perforated 11 1/2.

The common design features the seated figure of Serbia.  Each of the stamps is overprinted with a crown-topped shield in black.

The catalog attributes are as follows:

  • 01 P.  (1911 - Sc. #P1) - Gray.
  • 05 P.  (1911 - Sc. #P2) - Green.
  • 10 P.  (1911 - Sc. #P3) - Orange.
  • 15 P.  (1911 - Sc. #P4) - Violet.
  • 20 P.  (1911 - Sc. #P5) - Yellow.
  • 25 P.  (1911 - Sc. #P6) - Blue.
  • 30 P.  (1911 - Sc. #P7) - Slate.
  • 50 P.  (1911 - Sc. #P8) - Brown.
  • 01 D.  (1911 - Sc. #P9) - Bister.
  • 03 D.  (1911 - Sc. #P10) - Rose Red.
  • 05 D.  (1911 - Sc. #P11) - Gray Violet.





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