Fantom Postcard

The Fantom Postcard is believed to have of been printed by Hrvatski dnevnik in Yugoslavia in either 1937 or 1938. The Postcard is undated and not a King Features Syndicate licensed product. The Postcard has been completed and posted, with a date written by the sender, the ’17th of November, 1942′.

The Postcard is printed in black and white on an orange heavy stock cardboard measuring 15cm x 9.4cm. It depicts a person wearing a Phantom costume with the word ‘Fantom’ located at the base.

The Stamp

The stamp is from the NDH (Nezavisna Država Hrvatska) period of Croatia’s history.

The NDH (meaning Independent State of Croatia) was a World War II-era puppet state of Nazi Germany and Fascist Italy which existed from 1941 to 1945.

The stamp is from a set printed in photogravure by Tipografija d.d. and Hrvatska državna tiskara using a technique utilizing printing plates. The print run for this stamp set is from the 1st of September 1941 to the 7th of April 1943.

Stamps depicting various Croatian towns and scenery, were the first definitive issues in the Independent State of Croatia. The stamps were designed by Oto Antonini and Hinko Baranek, their initials can be seen on some of the stamps.