Key: 5730  
Country:
Group: Europe, West
Volume: 58
Issued: 299 Stamps / dead country
  
  
 

Information
Area - 14,512 sq.km; Capital - Cetinje
Formerly a Princedom under Turkish Protection, one of the Yugoslav Federated
Republics, north of Albania. An independent Kingdom since 1910. During World
War I occupied by Austro-Hungarian forces (see AUSTRO-HUNGARIAN MILITARY POST),
while several stamps were issued by an exile government seated in Bordeaux,
France. In 1918 Montenegro conjoined with SERBIA, BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA,
CROATIA (HRVATSKA), DALMATIA and SLOVENIA to form the Kingdom of Serbs, Croats and Slovens,
which in 1929 was named YUGOSLAVIA. First stamps for Montenegro were issued in
1874. Stamps for this territory were again issued during World War II, first for
use of the Italian Occupation forces between 1941-1943, and for the German
Occupation forces between 1943-1944, and separately for the territory of KOTOR (CATTARO)
in 1944. In 1945 regional stamps were issued for the territory of Montenegro
(see under Yugoslavia).
In the early 1990s, Yugoslavia began to unravel along ethnic lines:
Slovenia, Croatia, and The Former Yugoslav Republic of MACEDONIA all declared
their independence in 1991; Bosnia and Herzegovina in 1992. The remaining
republics of Serbia and Montenegro declared a new 'Federal Republic of
Yugoslavia' in 1992.
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Inscriptions
UP.TOPE in Cyrillic script
UPHA TOPA in Cyrillic script
YCTAB etc... overprinted on stamps of Montenegro
UPHETOPE in Cyrillic script
A R
HOPTOMAPKA in Cyrillic script
MONTENEGRO etc... overprinted on stamps of Yugoslavia
UPHA TOPA in Cyrillic script overprinted on stamps of Italy

Index
MONTENEGRO
      Principality -1910
      Independent Kingdom 1910-1918
      Exile Government 1916
      Postage Due Stamps
      Italian Occupation 1941-1943
         Postage Due Stamps
      German Occupation 1943-1944
 
Currency
100 Novcic = 1 Florin
100 Heller = 1 Krone
100 Para = 1 Krone (1907)
100 Para = 1 Perper (1910)
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AUSTRO-HUNGARIAN MILITARY POST
Austro-hungarian Military Post

SERBIA
Serbia

BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA
Bosnia And Herzegovina

CROATIA (HRVATSKA)
Croatia (hrvatska)

DALMATIA
Dalmatia

SLOVENIA
Slovenia

YUGOSLAVIA
Yugoslavia

KOTOR (CATTARO)
Kotor (cattaro)

MACEDONIA
Macedonia