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1875 Prince Nicholas

  1 n (Hoby) blue
  2 n yellow
  2 n green
  3 n green
  3 n red
  5 n red
  5 n orange
  7 n red
  7 n grey
  10 n blue
  10 n red
  15 n brown
  15 n red-brown
  20 n brown
  25 n grey
  25 n brown
  25 n blue
  30 n brown
  50 n blue
  1 F green
  2 F lilac

Many different perforations exist for these stamps. I have seen wrappers and postcards in the same design.

Value of the stamps

vc = very common
c  = common
*  = not so common
** = uncommon
*** = very uncommon
R   = rare
RR  = very rare
RRR = extremely rare
ValueUnusedUsedRemarks
1 ncc1874
2 n yellow**** 
2 n green*c1898
3 n green**** 
3 n red*c1898
5 n red*** 
5 n orange**1898
7 n red*c 
7 n greycc1898
10 n blue*c 
10 n redcc1898
15 n brown*c 
15 n red-brown**1898
20 ncc1894
25 n greyRRRR 
25 n brown*c 
25 n bluec*1898
30 nc*1894
50 n**1894
1 F****1894
2 F****1894

Overprinted '1493 1893' and cyrillic text

  2 n yellow
  3 n green
  5 n red
  7 n red
  10 n blue
  15 n brown
  25 n brown

Value of the stamps

vc = very common
c  = common
*  = not so common
** = uncommon
*** = very uncommon
R   = rare
RR  = very rare
RRR = extremely rare
ValueUnusedUsedRemarks
2 n****** 
3 n*** 
5 n*** 
7 n*** 
10 n*****Red or black overprint
15 n****** 
25 n*****Red or black overprint

Forgeries:

Forgery! Forgery!
Images reprodcued with permission from the Forgeries idenfication site of Bill Claghorn.

In the genuine stamps, the 'P' at the right hand side has a tail and there is a large stop behind the 'P' of 'PP'. The prince has an Adam's apple. In the above forgeries, the 'P' has no tail, there is a small stop behind the 'PP' and the prince has no Adam's apple. The forgeries are badly perforated and a typical cancel is 4 rings (as above) or a cancel consisting of dots.

Other forgeries:

Fiscal stamp (Court Stamp) in the same design:

4 n red

I have seen the values 1 n red, 2 n red, 4 n red, 5 n red, 10 n lilac, 50 n lilac and 1 F blue.

 

1896 Castle, inscription '1696 1896'

  1 n blue and brown
  2 n lilac and yellow
  3 n brown and green
  5 n gren and brown
  10 n yellow and blue
  15 n blue and green
  20 n green and blue
  25 n blue and yellow
  30 n lilac and brown
  50 n brown and blue
  1 F red and black
  2 F brown and black

Value of the stamps

vc = very common
c  = common
*  = not so common
** = uncommon
*** = very uncommon
R   = rare
RR  = very rare
RRR = extremely rare
ValueUnusedUsedRemarks
1 nc* 
2 nc*Exists with inverted center: RR
3 nc*Exists with inverted center: RR
5 nc* 
10 nc* 
15 nc* 
20 nc** 
25 nc** 
30 nc** 
50 nc** 
1 Fc*** 
2 Fc*** 

Even though these stamps are quite common, they have been forged. I know that the forger Fournier made forgeries of these stamps. I do not know the distinguishing characteristics.

 

1902 King Nicholas

50 h green

  1 h blue
  2 h lilac
  5 h green
  10 h red
  25 h blue
  50 h green
  1 K brown
  2 K brown
  5 K yellow

These stamps have perforation 12 1/2.

Value of the stamps

vc = very common
c  = common
*  = not so common
** = uncommon
*** = very uncommon
R   = rare
RR  = very rare
RRR = extremely rare
ValueUnusedUsedRemarks
1 h** 
2 h*** 
5 h** 
10 h** 
25 h** 
50 h*** 
1 K**** 
2 K***** 
5 K****** 

Overprinted 'Constitution 1905' and cyrillic text in several colours:

2 h lilac

  1 h blue (red overprint)
  2 h lilac
  5 h green (red overprint)
  10 h red 
  25 h blue (red overprint)
  50 h green (red overprint)
  1 K brown (red overprint)
  2 K brown (red overprint)
  5 K yellow

This overprint exists in two types, the word 'Constitution' differs in size in these two types (17 mm or 15 mm). Several 'errors' with the overprint in the wrong colour (black, red, violet, green, blue) exist, they are all very rare. Some printing errors also exist (* to ***).

Value of the stamps

vc = very common
c  = common
*  = not so common
** = uncommon
*** = very uncommon
R   = rare
RR  = very rare
RRR = extremely rare
ValueUnusedUsedRemarks
Both types
1 h** 
2 h** 
5 h** 
10 h** 
25 h** 
50 h** 
1 K**** 
2 K****** 
5 K****** 

 

1907 Nicholas with hat

25 h blue 5 K brown

  1 p yellow
  2 p black
  5 p green
  10 p red
  15 p blue
  20 p orange
  25 p blue
  35 p brown
  50 p violet
  1 K red
  2 K green
  5 K brown

These stamps have perforation 12 1/2.

Value of the stamps

vc = very common
c  = common
*  = not so common
** = uncommon
*** = very uncommon
R   = rare
RR  = very rare
RRR = extremely rare
ValueUnusedUsedRemarks
All valuescc 

 

1910 Various designs concerning the royal family

1 p black 2 p lilac 5 p green 15 p grey 50 p violet

  1 p black
  2 p lilac
  5 p green
  10 p red
  15 p grey
  20 p olive
  25 p blue
  35 p brown
  50 p violet
  1 Pe red
  2 Pe green
  5 Pe blue

These stamps have perforation 12 1/2.

Value of the stamps

vc = very common
c  = common
*  = not so common
** = uncommon
*** = very uncommon
R   = rare
RR  = very rare
RRR = extremely rare
ValueUnusedUsedRemarks
1 p to 25 pcc 
30 p to 5 P*c 

 

1913 King Nicholas in a circle

2 p lilac

  1 p orange
  2 p lilac
  5 p green
  10 p red
  15 p grey
  20 p brown
  25 p blue
  35 p orange
  50 p blue
  1 Pe brown
  2 Pe violet
  5 Pe green

These stamps have perforation 12.

Value of the stamps

vc = very common
c  = common
*  = not so common
** = uncommon
*** = very uncommon
R   = rare
RR  = very rare
RRR = extremely rare
ValueUnusedUsedRemarks
1 p c* 
2 pc* 
5 pcc 
10 pcc 
15 pc* 
20 pc* 
25 pc* 
35 p ****** 
50 pc* 
1 Pc* 
2 P** 
5 P** 


Acknowledgment of receipt

1895 King Nicholas, 'A R' in the upper corners

  10 n blue and red

Value of the stamps

vc = very common
c  = common
*  = not so common
** = uncommon
*** = very uncommon
R   = rare
RR  = very rare
RRR = extremely rare
ValueUnusedUsedRemarks
10 ncc 

 

1902 King Nicholas, 'A R' in the upper corners


(Reduced size)

  25 h orange and red

Value of the stamps

vc = very common
c  = common
*  = not so common
** = uncommon
*** = very uncommon
R   = rare
RR  = very rare
RRR = extremely rare
ValueUnusedUsedRemarks
25 h**** 
Overprinted 'Constitution 1905' and cyrillic text


(Reduced size)

  25 h orange and red

Value of the stamps

vc = very common
c  = common
*  = not so common
** = uncommon
*** = very uncommon
R   = rare
RR  = very rare
RRR = extremely rare
ValueUnusedUsedRemarks
25 h**** 

 

1907 King Nicholas, inscription 'A R'


(Reduced size)

  25 p green

Value of the stamps

vc = very common
c  = common
*  = not so common
** = uncommon
*** = very uncommon
R   = rare
RR  = very rare
RRR = extremely rare
ValueUnusedUsedRemarks
25 pc* 

 

1913 King Nicholas, new design

  25 p green

The perforation of this stamp is 12.

Value of the stamps

vc = very common
c  = common
*  = not so common
** = uncommon
*** = very uncommon
R   = rare
RR  = very rare
RRR = extremely rare
ValueUnusedUsedRemarks
25 p** 


Postage due stamps

1894 Value in 'HOBY'

5 n green

  1 n red
  2 n green
  3 n orange
  5 n green
  10 n violet
  20 n blue
  30 n green
  50 n green

Value of the stamps

vc = very common
c  = common
*  = not so common
** = uncommon
*** = very uncommon
R   = rare
RR  = very rare
RRR = extremely rare
ValueUnusedUsedRemarks
1 n**** 
2 n** 
3 ncc 
5 ncc 
10 ncc 
20 ncc 
30 nc* 
50 nc* 

 

1902 Value in 'heller' or 'crown' (in cyrillic)

5 h orange 1 k grey

  5 h orange
  10 h green
  25 h lilac
  50 h green
  1 K grey

Value of the stamps

vc = very common
c  = common
*  = not so common
** = uncommon
*** = very uncommon
R   = rare
RR  = very rare
RRR = extremely rare
ValueUnusedUsedRemarks
5 h** 
10 h** 
25 h** 
50 h*** 
1 K *** 
Overprinted 'Constitution 1905' and cyrillic text
  5 h orange
  10 h green (red overprint)
  25 h lilac
  50 h green
  1 K grey

Value of the stamps

vc = very common
c  = common
*  = not so common
** = uncommon
*** = very uncommon
R   = rare
RR  = very rare
RRR = extremely rare
ValueUnusedUsedRemarks
5 h*** 
10 h***Two types; see under postage stamps
Also exists with black or blue overprint: RR
25 h*** 
50 h*** 
1 K **** 

 

1907 Value in shield with crown

25 p red

  5 p orange
  10 p violet
  25 p red
  50 p green

These stamps have perforation 13 x 12 1/2.

Value of the stamps

vc = very common
c  = common
*  = not so common
** = uncommon
*** = very uncommon
R   = rare
RR  = very rare
RRR = extremely rare
ValueUnusedUsedRemarks
All valuescc 

 

1913 Inscription 'PORTMARKA' (in cyrillic)

(Sorry, no picture available yet, if anybody posesses a picture, please contact me!)

  5 p grey
  10 p violet
  25 p grey
  50 p lilac

Value of the stamps

vc = very common
c  = common
*  = not so common
** = uncommon
*** = very uncommon
R   = rare
RR  = very rare
RRR = extremely rare
ValueUnusedUsedRemarks
5 p****** 
10 p** 
25 p** 
50 p** 

Non issued stamps

1921 A provisional government issued stamps, they were sold to dealers without ever being used; Overprinted 'SLOWODNA ZRNA GORA'

5 p green "Non issued"
  1 Para green (overprint red)
  2 Para brown (overprint black)
  5 Para green (overprint red)
  10 Para red (overprint black)
  15 Para violet (overprint red)

Slightly different design

50 p red "Non issued"

  20 Para blue (overprint red)
  25 Para blue (overprint red)
  35 Para orange (overprint black)
  50 Para red (overprint black)

Larger size

5 K red and green "Non issued"

  1 Kr green and black (overprint red)
  2 Kr orange and blue (oveprint red)
  5 Kr red and green (overprint blue)

Value of the stamps

vc = very common
c  = common
*  = not so common
** = uncommon
*** = very uncommon
R   = rare
RR  = very rare
RRR = extremely rare
ValueUnusedUsedRemarks
All valuescc 

 

Acknowledgment of receipt (A R): Rectangle with crown

25 p blue and red "Non issued acknowledgment"
  10 Para red and green
  25 Para blue and orange

Value of the stamps

vc = very common
c  = common
*  = not so common
** = uncommon
*** = very uncommon
R   = rare
RR  = very rare
RRR = extremely rare
ValueUnusedUsedRemarks
All valuescc 

 

Postage due stamps: Recangle with crown

50 p violet "Non issued postage due"

  5 Para green
  10 Para red
  25 Para blue
  30 Para orange
  50 Para violet

Value of the stamps

vc = very common
c  = common
*  = not so common
** = uncommon
*** = very uncommon
R   = rare
RR  = very rare
RRR = extremely rare
ValueUnusedUsedRemarks
All valuescc 

 

Non issued overprint for the Austrian Military post in Montenegro:

Austrian stamp used in Montenegro
K.u.K. Feldpost overprinted 'Montenegro'

Similar stamp with the value 10 h and 15 h also seem to have been prepared. Another issue exists with overprint 'K.U.K. MILIT. VERWALTUNG MONTENEGRO' in the values 10 h and 15 h (see under Austrian military post in Montenegro for more details).


Exile stamps

Labels issued for the government of Montenegro in exile in Bordeaux (France), inscription 'S.P. du M. Bordeaux':

These stamps were used as returned letter labels.

Value of the stamps

vc = very common
c  = common
*  = not so common
** = uncommon
*** = very uncommon
R   = rare
RR  = very rare
RRR = extremely rare
ValueUnusedUsedRemarks
Retour a l'envoyeur RR 
Le destinataire n'a pas pu etre atteint RR 

Another design exist with inscription 'MONTENEGRO (SERVICE DES POSTES EN FRANCE) RETOUR A L'ENVOYEUR LE DESTINATAIRE N'AYANT PU ETRE TOUCHE' with the arms of Montenegro at the left hand side (sorry, no picture available yet).

Value of the stamps

vc = very common
c  = common
*  = not so common
** = uncommon
*** = very uncommon
R   = rare
RR  = very rare
RRR = extremely rare
ValueUnusedUsedRemarks
Retour a l'envoyeur RR 

 

Stamps of France were also overprinted with 'S.P. du M. Bordeaux' (11 values, ranging from 5 c to 1 F), they are all very rare.


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