This Yugoslav semi-postal stamp was issued in 1939 and released in
1940. The surtax was for the benefit of postal employees in Zagreb.
The map of Yugoslavia depicts the eight provinces of the Yugoslav
Federation at that time, Dravska, Hrvatsak, Vrbaska, Drinska,
Dunavska, Heravska, Zetsca, and Vardarska, the southernmost province
crossed by the Vardar River.
In 1944 Marshall Tito
renamed the Vardarska province, the Socialist Yugoslav Republic of
Macedonia. It was provisionally admitted to the united Nations
under this name, as a separate counter, in 1993. The name is disputed
by Greece. Greece refers to it as The Former Yugoslav Republic of
Macedonia or FYROM.
The map below shows the relationship between the
Republic of Macedonia (red), and the Greek province of