Axis troops invaded Yugoslavia on 6 April 1941 and a few days later the independence of Croatia was proclaimed, with Zagreb as its capital. The first stamps of Croatia were issued less than a week after the invasion on 12 April 1941 with the overprinting of Yugoslavian stamps with further overprinting continuing until a pictorial issue began to appear on 15 August 1941, almost all of the 19 different values can be found in tete-beche pairs.
The rarest item of Croatian philately is the 1945 Storm Division miniature sheet, we warn collectors of excellent forgeries so please purchase yours from a trustworthy source. Russian troops and Yugoslav Partisans liberated the country during the early months of 1945 and stamp collectors can enjoy a diverse range of stamp issues rich in propaganda from that time. The Republic of Croatia began issuing stamps on 1 April 1991 and continues to this day.
We offer Croatia stamps and Croatia stamp collections, complete sets, errors & varieties, proofs, essays, postal history and covers including first day covers for this area. Philatelists should regularly visit this page as our auction lots constantly change so whether you are searching for rare stamps from Croatia, classic stamps, postmarks & cancellations, specialised collections, estate boxes and anything related to Croatia stamp collecting and filling your stamp albums – just keep your eye on us!