6 Dinar Knin 1992

6 Dinar Knin 1992
Added by Filip
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 -Knin-. Motif: Panoramic view of Knin with the stronghold. Knin, latest census 12 041 (1991.), town in the Knin plain (Dalmatian Zagora region), a junction of roads and rail lines. Archaeological findings suggest that Knin was inhabited in prehistoric times. The site was first mentioned by Constantine VII Flavius Porphyrogenitus in the 10th century. It was known as Tenen. The stronghold on the southern slopes is the biggest in the Dalmatian Zagora region, errected from the 10th to the 13th centuries. The Turks encircled a citadel by a wall. Knin was the capital of many Croatian kings, dukes, bans, bishops and the comitat governors. The princes Trpimir and Mucimir lived there, the kings Svetislav, Držislav, Zvonimir stayed there, too. The last Croatian king of the Croatian ruling house of Trpimirović chose it as the capital. Knin was also the seat of the Croatian bishopric, which was set up in 1040, and all the lands till the Drava came under its jurisdiction. There is the old Croatian parish of Cetina near Knin. The locality boasts the church of St. Spas dating back to the 11th century, encircled by an enormous necropolis including more than 700 vertical tombstones (stećaks) and about one thousand old Croatian graves. The stamp was issued in sheets of 50 pieces each,and HPT offered FDC as well as commemorative envelope.
Face value 6 Croatian Dinar
Catalog code (Michel) HR 193
Catalog code (Scott) HR 107107
Catalog code Yvert et Tellier HR 153 Stanley Gibbons HR 176 AFA number HR 199 Croatian post Inc. HR 14
Series Croatian towns
Stamp colour multicolor
Stamp use Definitive stamp
Print run 5135000
Issue date 18/04/1992
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 $0.20