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BOSNIA & HERZEGOVINA


Brief Historical Overview Relating to Postal History


Bosnia became part of the Ottoman Empire in 1463 and Herzegovina in 1483. According to Berlin Treaty of 1878, Bosnia and Herzegovina had to remain under Ottoman suzerainty but the Austria-Hungary wanted to occupied them. The occupation was made in 1878/79 and mail service was restricted only to military post. On 9 January 1879 the service was partially permitted to civilian use, employing Austrian and Hungarian stamps. On 1 July 1879 stamps for Bosnia, Herzegovina were issued, and until the break-up of Austro-Hungarian Empire in October-November 1918, they had 20 issues.

In 1918, Bosnia and Herzegovina become part of the Kingdom of Yugoslavia.

During the Second World War Bosnia and Herzegovina was under Croatian rule. After Second World War Bosnia and Herzegovina became a constituent republic of Federal Yugoslavia

On 5 April 1992 Bosnia and Herzegovina declared its independence and gained international recognition.


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