International Postage Meter Stamp Catalog/Serbia

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Serbia[edit]

  • Serbia was a province of Yugoslavia until the country unraveled in ethnic wars during the 1990s. In 2003 Serbia was recognized by the United Nations as an independent country. For issues before 2003, see YUGOSLAVIA.
  • The stamps are inscribed "СРБИJA" or "SRBIJA" except Type PO4 which does not show a country designation. Stamps inscribed "REPUBLIKA SRPSKA" or "РЕПУБЛИКА СРБСКА" are NOT Serbian stamps. See BOSNIA & HERZEGOVINA for stamps with these inscriptions.
  • During World War Two the Serbian portion of Yugoslavia was occupied by Germany, and it had its own postal system. One meter type is known from the period of German occupation.
  • The stamps are grouped by usage as follows:
A - Used during German occupation during World War 2
B - General commercial usage
PO - Generated only by machines in Post Offices



Group A: Stamp used during German occupation during World War 2[edit]



Serbia stamp type 1A.jpg
Serbia stamp type 1B.jpg



A1. Francotyp “C” (MV), 1941.

Frank with coat of arms in frame at right and value figures at left.
“SERBIEN” above value figures, "СРБИJA" below.
M# without prefix at lower right of coat of arms. TRANSACTION COUNTER NUMBER high between TM and frank.
A. Value figures angular (A) MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$10]
B. Value figures Gothic (G) MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$15]
TM: DC, SC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg MeterCat 5-point asterisk.jpg000 (A) MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg ◆000 (G)









Group B: General commercial usage stamps[edit]


Serbia stamp type 3.jpg
Serbia stamp type B1B.jpg


B1. Postalia (MV).

Rectangular frank with panels at top and bottom containing the country name in a Cyrillic font at top and a Latin font at bottom.
Tri-envelope logo in panel at left.
Without M#.
A. Country names small
B. Country names large filling the panels
TM: SC close to or even touching the frank
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 000.00 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 0000.00






Serbia stamp type B2A.jpg
Serbia stamp type B2.jpg


B2. Postalia (MV).

Very similar to Type B1 but the tri-envelope panel is at right rather than left.
The inscriptions in the top and bottom panels are larger than with B1, filling the panels.
Without M#.
A. Country names small
B. Country names large filling the panels
TM: SC close to the frank
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 000.00

NOTE: The size of the tri-envelope panel and tri-envelope logo can vary.





Serbia stamp type B3.jpg

B3. Hasler "Mailmaster" (MV).

Very similar to Type B1A but the frank is much taller, and the value figures are slightly larger.
Without M#.
TM: SC close to the frank
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 000.00






Group PO: Stamps generated only by machines in Post Offices[edit]


Serbia stamp type 4A.jpg
Serbia stamp type 3B.jpg
PO1. Olivetti (digital), 2003.
Wide self-adhesive label with preprinted frame divided into segments.
A. Stamp with two segments
B. Wider stamp with third segment at left containing a large “R” for registered mail
Preprinted in right segment is "СРБИJA" at top, tri-envelope logo plus “ӅОШТА” at bottom.
Point-of-sale data is added digitally in black.
At right are the value figures.
At left are the town, weight, and date.
If B, a registration number appears in the left segment.
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg *(000)0,00
a. Preprinted frame in blue rather than black (shown)
Serbia stamp type 3bb.jpg
b. Printed on inverted label


NOTE: Minor font differences in the pre-printed text on the label exist.




Serbia stamp type 4B.jpg


PO2. Olivetti (digital).

As Type PO1 but the country name is in san-serif letters.
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg *00,00




Serbia stamp type PO3 better.jpg


PO3. Olivetti (digital).

As Type PO2 but with "SRBIJA" at top and "POSTA" at bottom.
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg *00,00




Serbia stamp type 5.jpg
Serbia stamp type PO4.jpg



PO4. Olivetti (digital).

This is a label that shows the post office name, date and time, weight, and postage value.
Plain, horizontal rectangular label with upright colored rectangle at lower left and barcode with service identification number across the bottom.
The barcode is 59-60mm wide.
At left are the post office identification, registration or other service number repeated, date and time.
The post office name is in both upper and lower case letters.
At right are the weight and postage value.
A. Rectangle at lower left is blue (for registration)
B. Rectangle at lower left is red (for insured mail?) (not shown)
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg *(00)0,00






Serbia stamp type PO5A.jpg
Serbia stamp type PO4B.jpg



PO5. Olivetti (digital).

Very similar to Type PO4 but the barcode is larger, 66-67mm wide, and the post office name is in upper case letters only.
A. Rectangle at lower left is blue (for registration)
B. Rectangle at lower left is red (for insured mail?)
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg *(00)0,00









Serbia stamp type PO6A.jpg
Serbia stamp type PO6B.jpg



PO6. Olivetti (digital).

Similar to Type PO4 except printed at the top of a 6-part label, each part being peelable and removable.
The top part extends completely across the label. At left are two small vertical labels containing the registration or insurance number. To their right are three horizontal labels each containing the service barcode and having a colored bar at right.
The peelable labels are used for tracking; they are removed and affixed to postal tracking documents along the way.
A. Rectangle at right is blue (for registration)
B. Rectangle at right is red (for insured mail)
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg *(00)0,00