A is for Aden and Z is for Zanzabar


A is for Aden and Z is for Zanzibar... Now what is between? For the world wide classical era philatelist and stamp collector, a country specific philatelic survey is offered by the blog author, Jim Jackson, with two albums: Big Blue, aka Scott International Part 1 (checklists available), and Deep Blue, aka William Steiner's Stamp Album Web PDF pages. Interested? So into the Blues...

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Bosnia and Herzegovina

1917 B15 40h deep blue "Archduke Ferdinand and Archduchess Sophia"
Semi-postal memorial for the assassinated Archduke and Archduchess
Sold at 2h premium to build a memorial church in Sarajevo
Quick History
Bosnia and Herzegovina, with the Capital Sarajevo, is located in southern Europe, and had a population of 2 million in 1918.
A peasant uprising in1875 created a spreading conflict, which ultimately resolved in the Treaty of Berlin 1878. The result was an occupation and administration of the area under Austro-Hungarian control. In 1908, the Austrian-Hungarian government declared an annexation. The resulting tensions lead to the assassination in 1914 of the heir to the Austro-Hungarian throne, Archduke Franz Ferdinand in Sarajevo, and set off World War I. After WW I, Bosnia and Herzegovina became part of Yugoslavia. The area gained its independence during the Yugoslav wars of the 1990's.

Fact: Bosnia is home to three ethnic "constituent" people: Bosniaks,Serbs and Croats- and cultural conflict remain high.

1906 Scott 40 40h orange red "Mail wagon"
Big Blue Picture
Bosnia and Herzegovina stamp issues from 1879-1918 are represented in Big Blue on 7 pages(1997) or 5 pages(1969) with 152 stamp spaces for regular,semi-postal, postage due, newspaper, and special delivery categories. The 2011 Scott Classic Specialized catalogue has descriptions for 193 major varieties. Coverage by Big Blue is 79%.

Nice coverage by Big Blue, including all (20) of the semi-postals, and essentially all (25) of the major number postage dues. There are of course additional stamps (17) that could be added by the Big Blue collector, as well as perforation minor number varieties (49)  (< $2+).

Additional stamps...

1879-98
Pick up type I,type II, or type III not chosen. ( see checklist-9 additional stamps)
10a ($2+)

1900
24($2+)

1906 (27 stamps with Imperf or perf varieties <$2+)
Imperf 30b-36b
Different perfs: 30d-34d,30e-33e,30f-33f,

1910
56,57,($2+)

1916-17
98,99($1+),101,102,(<$1 except noted)

Postage dues
1904 -(22 stamps: minor numbers are different perfs <$2+)
J1a-J6a,J9a-J13a,
J1b-J6b,J8b-J12b

1910 Scott 59 45h brown red "Bazaar at Sarajevo"
Birthday Jubilee Issue: 80th Birthday of Emperor Franz Josef
Big Blue checklist
1879-1894 Coat of Arms
1/2 n Black 1a or 1 ($10+-$20+)
1n gray 2a or 2 ($1+-$2+)
2n yellow 4a or 4 (<$1-$1+)
3n green 5a or 5 ($1+-$2+)
5n rose red 6 or 6a or 6b (<$1)
10n blue 7 or 7a ($1+)
15n brown 8b or 8 ($2+-$10+)
20n gray green  9a or 9 ($5+-$10+)
Note: For differences between type I, type II, type III : see Scott.
Note: BB lists date 1879-1894 which fits exactly the type I issue; but type II (1894-98) begins in 1894 and is generally less expensive, so is included here. Also type III ('98) is included.
Note: Minor numbers are type II, except 6b (type III).

1900
11,12,13,14,15,16,(<$1)
18($1+)
21,22,(<$1)
23($1+)

1901-04
25,26,27,28,29,(<$1-$1)

1906
30,31,32,33,(<$1)
34,35,36,37,(<$1-$1+)
38,39,40,(<$1)
41,43,($2+)
44,45,($5+)
42($2+)
Note: This issue exists in Imperf ( Minor b), and numerous different perfs ( Minor a,c,d,e,f,g,h,i,j,k,). All appear to be more expensive than the major number listed here.

1910 Birthday Jubilee issue
46,47,48,49,(<$1)
50,51,52, (<$1-$1+)
Blank space: suggest 53 ($2+)
62*,63*,($5+)
Two blank spaces: suggest 54, 55 ($2+) or 64*($10+)
*Note: 62,63,64, are actually 1912 issues, and do not have the "1830-1910" label on the bottom.
62 & 63 have an illust space in BB though; so I then include 64 as a blank space choice also.

1912-14
65,66,67,58,69,70,(<$1)
71,72,73,74,75,76,(<$1)
77,78,79,80,81,(<$1)
Blank space: suggest 82 (<$1)

1916-17
86,87,88,89*,90,91,(<$1)
92,93,94,95,(<$1)
Two blank spaces: suggest 96,97,(<$1)
* Note for 89: "bistre" in BB = "olive brown" in Scott Classic catalogue

1917 Emperor Karl I
105,106,107,108,109,110,(<$1)
111,112,113,114,115,116,(<$1)
117,118,119,(<$1)
120 3k green on blue ($21)
121,122,($5+-$2+)

(1917-actually semi-postals)
B13,B14,B15 (<$1)

1918 surcharge
126,127,(<$1)

Semi-Postals
1914
B1,B2,(<$1)

1915
B3,B4,($10+-<$1)

1915
B5,B6,(<$1-$1+)

1916
B7,B8,(<$1)

1917
B11,B12,(<$1)

1916
B9,B10,($1+)

1918
B16,B17(<$1)

1918
B18,B19,B20,(<$1)

Postage due
1904
J1,J2,J3,J4,J5,J6,J7, (<$1)
J8,J9,($2+-<$1)
J10,J11,J12,(<$1)
J13($2+)
Note: minor numbers with different perfs exist; and are more expensive than major numbers- see Big Blue Picture for list.

1916-18
J14,J15,J16,J17,J18,J20 (<$1)
J21,J22,($1+-$1)
J23($5+)
Three blank spaces: suggest J19 ($2+), J25($5+), J26($20+).

Newspaper stamps
1913-18
P1,P2,P3,P4,(<$1-$2+)

Special Delivery
1916
QE1,QE2,(<$1)

1918 semi-postal B17 15h (+ 10h) red brown "Wounded Soldier"
Kinds of Blue
The 1997,1969,1947 and 1941 editions are identical for content.

Big Blue Bottom Line

Big Blue's Bosnia and Herzogovina's stamp spaces are mostly inexpensive, except for a few at the $20+ level.

Note: You will need to consult a Scott catalogue for specific pricing. I only give a very "ball park" price, and never the actual catalogue value.
<$1= less than a Dollar
$1+= more than a Dollar
$2+= more than two Dollars
$5+= more than five Dollars
$10+= more than ten Dollars
$20+..and so on.

4 comments:

  1. Jim--

    Very interesting blog; it quantifies what Volume I users know very well. I see only one mention of souvenir sheets (Australia 95). Vol. I has no spaces for them, but there are about 70 of them 1840-1940. They are attractive but difficult to find, especially for those of us who collect only used.

    Ken

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  2. Souvenir sheets- I must admit they have been off my radar a bit. Yes it doesn't seem like volume I has many spaces for souvenir sheets-a few in the USA area as I recall. Also, when I screen for possible inclusions for Big Blue, I'm usually looking for $4 or less in catalog value, and I suspect the sheets tend to be valued higher. I'll keep my eye out a liitle more for souvenir sheet inclusions. Actually, if you have a list of souvenir sheets- you mentioned 70- that you think the Big Blue collector should consider, you could add it in the comment section here, and I could perhaps make folks aware that the list is available. :-)

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  3. Jim--

    Below is a list of souvenir sheets, which I obtained from Marian Zinsmeister's Souvenir Sheets of the World to 1940. These were under $20 used when I last looked them up. Others were omitted because of their price.

    Ken


    Souvenir Sheets 1840-1940
    Albania 280, 289, 298
    Argentina 467, 474
    Australia 95
    Belgium 170, B199, B208, B220
    Brazil 465, 466
    Belgian Congo B26
    Costa Rica 183
    Cuba 365, C33
    Czechoslovakia 239, 251, P26, B152, B153
    Danzig 221, C41
    Estonia 142a, 147a
    French Colonies (various) 1937 Colonial Arts Exhibition
    Guatemala C92, C99
    Honduras C99, C100
    Hungary 528, B94, B97, B108, B109, B113, B122
    Latvia B96
    Lebanon C79
    Liechtenstein 151
    Lithuania 309a, 316a, B85
    Panama C47a
    Poland B35
    Romania 469, 488A, 488B, 488C
    Russia 596, 603a
    San Marino 185, 186, 187
    South Africa 72, 73
    Syria C88a
    Uruguay 410a, 411a, 412a, 413a
    Yugoslavia B57A

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  4. Ken-
    That is a very useful list!

    Jim

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