Montenegro on the postal stamps through history

Montenegro on the postal stamps through history
Montenegro, together with Serbia, was part of the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia. On June 3, 2006, the Montenegrin parliament declared independence. Today, Montenegro is an independent country. The last postage stamps of Montenegro (when it was a Kingdom from 1910) were issued before the First World War, i.e. on April 1, 1939. Serbia and Montenegro were included in the Kingdom of Serbia and Montenegro, respectively the Kingdom of Yugoslavia, between the two world wars. Therefore, from 1918 to 1941, they used postage brands of these two countries. The same applies to the period of socialist Yugoslavia (1944-1992) and also to the FRY (Socialist Republic of Yugoslavia) after 1993. During the union of Serbia and Montenegro, ptt stamps with denominations in dinars and euros were in use starting from 2003. That means from May 21 2006 (as a result of the referendum) Montenegro leaves the community and becomes an independent state. This also meant changes in postal services, i.e. issuing special postage stamps.
On December 15, 2005 (responding to the decision of the Post of Montenegro), the first series, or regular series with symbols of independence (Map of Montenegro, National Assembly in Podgorica, Coat of Arms of Montenegro and Flag of Montenegro) was published. The values ​​of the special editions were 0.20, 0.40, 0.50 and 0.60 Euro, respectively.
From December 30, 2005, a little belated series “Europa Gastronomija” appeared – 2 ptt stamps and a block depicting Montenegrin gastronomic dishes. New 2006 started with the series “50. Year since the first issue of Europa”, 4 ptt stamps with the image of stamps of the last issue with the image of King Nicholas from 1913 and individual motifs of “Europe” from 1960, 1961, 1962 and 1956 in the denomination of 0.50, one and two for 2 Euro. In February 2007, 2 values ​​were published “Winter Olympics in Turin” according to the designs of Marina Kalezić and in March 2007 “Flora and Fauna” (A. Kostic), at 0.25 Petteria ramentacea and at 0.50 Euro was Viola nicolai. Circulation: 32,000 series.
In April 2006, the celebration of “100 years of state money-perper”, Montenegrin currency, 2 stamps according to the designs of Marina Kalezić, with the presentation of a coin of 1 pair at 0.40 and 20 pairs at ptt of 0.50 Euro. Circulation: 28,000 series.
In May 2006, the series “Football World Cup Germany 2006” was published, 2 stamps, 0.60 and 0.90 Euro, with the image of two football players (Mijatovic and Savićević). In July 2006, 2 ptt stamps “Turizam” were published, i.e. 0.25 Durmitor and 0.50 Sveti Stefan (design by N. Skočajić). Circulation: 32,000 series.
Ptt stamp for “Independence” (inscription in Montenegrin and English) of 0.50 with the image of a bird in flight. Circulation: 25,000 pieces.
There are some conclusions reached based on the postage stamps published so far. The preparation and production is at a solid aesthetic and technical level, the ptt stamps were printed in Sarajevo, the name of the country and all inscriptions are given exclusively in the Latin script, and that the circulations are roughly similar to the circulations of the former state of SCG-Serbia (except for the first two issues).
In 2013, the Post of Montenegro published a commemorative edition, “Protection of the nature of the Old Olive Tree”.
For more than two thousand years, the Stara maslina from Bar has been a symbol of the region, an irreplaceable part of the visual and spiritual identity of the Montenegrin coast. Its age is estimated between 2000 and 2700 years. There are only three other olive trees of a similar age in the world, namely: the “Holy Olive” in Jerusalem (linked to the tomb of Jesus and the Mount of Olives), the olive tree in Palermo in Italy, and the oldest of them, the one in Athens under which Plato sat and thought .
The Post of Montenegro operates with a positive result, and recently there has been a significantly visible trend of improvement, and in certain segments it is more successful than the post offices in the region, such as the Post of Serbia and the Post of Croatia.

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