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EASTERN EUROPE
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SLOVENIA


Brief Historical Overview Relating to Postal History


Slovenia was part of the Austro-Hungarian Empire and in 1918 becomes part of the Kingdom of Yugoslavia.

On 8 July 1941, Germany annexed the territory of Lower Styria, the territory extending south of the river Sava, including Maribor, Celje, Kranj and Bled where stamps of Germany were used.

Italy occupied Ljubljana and a wedge of Slovenia. In September 1943, German forces took over.

In 1945, Slovenia became a constituent republic of Yugoslavia. On 25 June 1991 Slovenia declared its independence.

Yugoslav stamps were valid for postage in Slovenia until 25 April 1992. First Slovenia stamp were issued on 6 June 1991.


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