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The Stamps and Postal History of Montenegro

An Independent principality in European Turkey who issued her first stamps depicting Prince Nicholas on 1 May 1874 and also joined the UPU in 1874 although was not a founder member. This first Montenegro stamp design issued from 1874 to 1898, is a great favourite with stamp collectors due to the exceptionally wide range of papers, watermarks, perforation gauges and hole sizes, colour & value changes and also overprint varieties available.

During WWI Montenegro declared war on Austria-Hungary in support of Serbia. After the defeat of its ally in 1915, Montenegro was occupied by Austrian troops in January 1916 and a range of variously overprinted stamps were issued including by a Government in Exile at Bordeaux. On 26 November 1918 the country was declared to be united with Serbia. No further stamps of Montenegro were issued and those of Serbia issued for the kingdom of Serbs, Croats and Slovenes were used. The union with Serbia was recognized on 13 July 1922 and Montenegro became part of Yugoslavia.

Although part of Yugoslavia during WWII, overprinted stamps were issued during the Italian occupation of the former territory of Montenegro, then further stamps were overprinted for the subsequent German occupation. These issues continued until the area was liberated by the Russians and they were replaced by Yugoslav issues. From 2003 stamps of the Republic of Montenegro were issued, although only for internal use. We recommend the stamp listings in the Stanley Gibbons Part 3 Balkans catalogue, also the Michel Volume 3 “Sud – Europa” catalogue.

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  • Lot 466 (Public Auction #8334)

    Saturday 11th June 2022, 08:00

    Est. £70 - £80

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    MONTENEGRO - ITALIAN OCCUPATION 1942 (6 Nov) registered cover addressed to KLOS CONCENTRATION CAMP in Albania, bearing 50c & 1.25L overprinted stamps tied by 'Cetinje' cds's, with registration labe...
  • Lot 2736 (Kwik-Bid #4334)

    Monday 30th May 2022, 16:30

    Est. £80 - £90

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    MONTENEGRO - FELDPOST 1918 Austrian Occupation 10h and 15h with 'Monteuogro' error, Michel I/II and II/II, each very fine mint in horizontal pair with normal stamp. (2 pairs)
  • Lot 6819 (Sandafayre #5334)

    Tuesday 7th June 2022, 16:30

    Est. £150 - £180

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    MONTENEGRO - 1874-1913 FINE MINT AND USED all different collection on printed pages. With 1874-93 all three printings (Scott 1/21) strongly represented; 1893 400th Anniversary set (less 15n red ove...
  • Lot 6820 (Sandafayre #5334)

    Tuesday 7th June 2022, 16:30

    Est. £200 - £250

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    MONTENEGRO - 1896 (23 Sep) registered cover addressed to Graf Zeppelin, Strasbourg (then in Germany), redirected to Tirol (Austria), bearing 1n, 2n, 3n, 5n & 10n Prince Nicholas I stamps tied by Cy...

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