Friday, October 12, 2007

#25 reprint issue of #1:

here it come great expenses for simple collector like me!!!! This is second in row, and if I didn't made explanation for this reprints in previous blog page, I will do it now (or again - I almost don't remember).

First issue are printed in set of 4 (0.25, 0.40, 0.50 and 0.60 euros). Printed on Dec 15, 2005, on this issue, near logo of Post Montenegro didn't exist name "Post of Montenegro". Two reprints are issue, but not for complete set, first reprint have just 2 value, 0.25 and 0.40 euros, printed in sheet of 20, with year 2005 inscribed in black color, and second reprint in 3 value 0.25, 0.40 and 0.60 euros, printed in sheet of 50, with year 2006 on bottom middle.

Existed also other minor difference, like color (really invisible but different from first print), and sheet arrangement - I think that it will be hard for common collectors to keep collection in perfect full state, just because of this kind of difference.

On scan You see this second reprint, sheet of 50 (on picture you see just folded sheet, it is too large to fit on scan), and cost of full sheet of 50 (3 value) are GREAT fully prepare for dealer 130.00 euros.

#24 come to navigation (Navy Ship):

I really don't understand why they named it "Navigation" because on design we don't see nothing that can suggest this topic, except that ships need to be navigated, but all things on this planet have same need?!

Issued on August 1, 2007, single stamp face value 0.60 euros, but dealer are keeping it still at 2x face value, if You collect ships - be sure to obtain it even if You will need to pay 1.20 euros for this single.

Design is correct, little bit too much of "fog" used, but it is correct if we take in account that "navigation" is in topic. What is nice for this issue - is printing sheet of 8 + 1 tab - and this tab have an lighthouse on it - Hmmmmmmm - too much for collectors?

No - we need to ad also two kind of CM - what was need for it I don't know, one in blue color (sunrising?) and second in brown/gold color (sunset?) - not something that I like, it just keep more expenses for collectors - but, be fair - who care for collectors?

Prices for sheet of 8+tab go far as 9.60 euros, and CM can reach (2 pcs) 4.40 euros, FDC will cost You just 2.20 euros.

#23 come to celebrate Peter Lubarda artist, 100 year:

issued on July 27, 2007, with one value stamp, face value of 0.40 euros, and as today, dealer still keep it on double priced 0.80 e, I think that with time it will come down, but no possibility that will be very cheap.

Design is absolutely WRONG, color choice and combination of portrait and picture/drawing, go wrong. Not visible text, hardly to understand great work of this person - what to do!

FDC is selling for 1.80 euros, sheet of 20 stamp will cost You 16.00 euros, and MC just 1.80 euros.

Saturday, July 28, 2007

# 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21 and 22:

#16 I will reserve photo for first reprint issue, that is issued from set Flag and map, first ever issued, but because I didn't received proper material from Montenegro Post, I'm affraid to publish photo because possible error in photo.

#17 is for Introduction of Gregorian Calendar, one really good design, especially on sheet of 8+1 tab, where tab design will satisfy many collectors.
Issued on Jan 4, 2007, face value of 0.50 euro, but for sheet of 8+1 prepare much more!!!!

#18 is for Protected Animal - Pelican, that we know this topic from begining, when Montenegro issued postage due with same topic to protect Pelicans in Montenegro.

This issue is printed on Jan 7, 2007, with face value of 0.50 euro, and for sheet of 8+1 You will need near 30% more!

#19 go to common EUROPA issue, that is this year for Scout, again postal clerk in Montenegro made one "ops" in order, and didn't delivered me FDC for this issue, but on scan You will see in set format, sheet of 8+1, block and block from booklet. Issued on April 20, 2007. Finally FDC for set, s/s and block is here! Prices for all three FDC cover is now for 22.00 US$.

Face value for two set is 1.50 euro but dealer will rise it for minimum of 3.00 euro, and also for booklet and block You will need to prepare 120 and 150% from face value.

#20 go for Fauna issue, that many collector will need to include in collection. Issued on May 11, 2007, nice design and not so expensive, just 0.75 euro face value - but again dealer will made it two time more!

#21 is issued on Jun 21, 2007 to celebrate 350 year of Montenegrin people in Istria. 1 value, face priced to 0.60 euro, and dealer will rise it to 20% more.

#22 is for Regular Postage Issue in 2007, and have 4 stamp with different topic, nature, old printing, maps, fingerprint - can be classified really like regular.

All 4 have 1.75 euro face value, and dealer will not have much more than 5-10% over face value.

Wednesday, February 07, 2007

#15 is for "Cultural Heritage"

Here we come accross "archeology" on Montenegrian soil, where is design on stamp taken from Duklja (Doclea) archeological site, with artifact shown on stamp, with image of site.

Design alone is not for my 'taste' and most of collector for this topic (Archeology) will be "low" satisfacted, because artist used more his own vision and less fact artifact - but, it can be classified like "satisfactory".

Issued on 3 November 2006, artist J. Simonovic, same printer and same tehnique like before.

Quantity for 2 value is 2x30 000 pieces, printing sheet of 20 numbered.

Dealer is selling set (face is 2x0.25 euro) 0.75 euro, FDC go for 2.00 euro, and block of four/corner for 4.00 euro.

# 14 for "Joy of Europe"

where some nice use of Leonardo's "Madonna" by author Nikola Markovic.

Original print is for promotion of 500 yr of "Madonna" and artis say that "...Mona Lisa was also child like all of us".

Issued on 10 October 2006, again printed in sarajevo, by same standard and paper, perforation like other issue, in same printing sheet of 20 numbered. face value 0.50 euro, little bit higher than previous, but still not expensive.

Dealer is selling it for 0.75 euro, FDC for 2.00 euro, and block of four is 4.00 euro.

Quantity is 40 000 pieces, 10 000 more than usually, maybe Montenegro Post is betting on topic and think that it will sold more because of Mona Lisa.

FDC - I must say again, author of this FDC have lot of color for disposal - if You want to postally use this FDC, You will need marker to writte address!!!!

Cancel on FDC - Hmmmmm - not that You will recognized Mona Lisa at first glance.

# 13 go to topic "Post Day" (Dan Poste),

but fit to "stamp on stamp" collectors topic.

Simple, nice balanced color used, and design - so-so I think!

Cancel on FDC fell not so correctly (intentionally?), and one part of it is printed over face value on stamp, that (if stamp will be soaked from FDC) can confuse philatelist like overprinted/denominated issue.

Still, quantity is same like before, 30 000, in same printing sheet of 20. face value of 0.25 eur, and dealer is selling it for 0.40 euro. FDC is selling by same dealer for 1.50 euro, and block of four/corner is for 2.00 euro.

#12 is "Nature Protection" - Tara Mountain:

issued on 15 November 2006, design by J. Simonovic, printed in Sarajevo on 105 gr paper, perforated like usually 13 1/4, in printing sheet of 20 numbered.

1 value, face 0.40 euro, and selling by dealer for 0.60 euro/stamp, if someone need block of four corner with number need to prepare 3.20 euro, and for FDC will need 1.65 euro.

Quantity is same in "frame" of 30 000 pieces, with message on FDC really "in center"!!!

Eyeglass in green leaf with text "factor 100%" - think that many people know about what is talking.

Montenegro # 11:

"200 yr of Ivo Visin" - Seamen of Boka Kotorska.

It is one nice design for FDC, even that printing quality is not so perfect, and effect to connect ship picture with instrument is losed.

Stamp design by J. Simonovic, printed in Sarajevo, perforated 13 1/4, printing sheet of 20 numbered, quantity is now in "frame" with population, just 30 000 pieces, that will keep prices stable.

Stamp design is well balanced with topic that will fit more than one topic collectors, here we have "ship", "personalities".

face value is 0.40 euro and dealer is selling it by 0.60 euro. FDC is 0.90/1.65 euro and if someone want corner block of 4, he will need to pay 3.20 euro per corner block of four.