International Postage Meter Stamp Catalog/Serbia

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  • 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]
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

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#.
TM: SC touching the frank
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 000.00

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#.
TM: SC close to but not touching 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
Serbia stamp type 3bb.jpg
PO1. Unidentified (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)
b. Printed on inverted label

Serbia stamp type 4B.jpg

PO2. Unidentified (digital).

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

Serbia stamp type 4C.jpg

PO3. Unidentified (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 PO4B.jpg

PO4. Unidentified (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.
At left are the post office identification, registration or other service number repeated, date and time.
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 other service?)
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg *(00)0,00