50 Dinar - Šibenik 1992


50 Dinar - Šibenik 1992
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General Description : Serie: 46, Type: R, Stamps in serie: 7
In the series of postage stamps entitled "Croatian towns" HPT-Croatian Post and Telecommunications issued a regular postage stamp -Šibenik-. Motif: the cathedral of St. Jakov in Šibenik, a master-piece of Croatian architecture (15th century) in the ornate Venetian Gothic. Šibenik, pop. 37 000, a coastal shipping station on the ria of the Krka River formed as it flows into the Adriatic, is the oldest Slavonic and Croatian town on the Adriatic, known as Krešimir’s town. Its cultural and architectural legacy includes the Ducal Palace with its fortifications, the Renaissance City Loggia (14th century), the late Gothic Foscolo and Orsini Palaces and the cathedral of St. Jakov (15th century), a landmark. This masterpiece of the Croatian builder Juraj Dalmatinac-Matejev is a symphony of the apses in the ornate Venetian Gothic decorated by a frieze consisting of 74 full-growth Renaissance portraits. The baptistery is a masterpiece of Croatian and world’s Gothic architecture. The cathedral was finished by Nicolo Fiorentino who added the cupola and covered the naves with the worldly unique Renaissance vaulted ceiling made of stone plates in ribbed vaulting. The stamp was printed in sheets of 50 pieces each. HPT put on sale the envelop of the first day of issue (FDC) and a commorative sheet.
Face value 50 HRD
Catalog code (Michel) HR 196
Catalog code (Scott) HR 112
Catalog code Yvert et Tellier HR 156 Stanley Gibbons HR 181 AFA number HR 204 Croatian post Inc. HR 19
Series Croatian towns
Stamp colour multicolor
Stamp use Definitive stamp
Print run 5,000,000
Issue date 28/04/1992
Designer Ivica Šiško
Paper type white 90g, gummed
Print technique Multicoloured Offsetprint
Printed by Zrinski - Čakovec
Perforation 14, comb
Height 25.56 mm
Width 35.50 mm
Catalog prices Unused stamp $1.10  

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