... in Rayb's article, why are they called "chainbreaker" stamps?
'Chainbreakers' is the English translation of the Serbo-Croat word 'Verigari', which is used to describe all the early SHS issues produced in Slovenia, though less than half of them actually carry the design of the scantily dressed slave breaking the links of the chains which remain attached to his wrist.
They were designed by the 40 year old Ivan Vavpotic, previously Professor of Art in the West Slovenian town of Idriji, but who had by then given up teaching and gone to be a full-time artist in Ljubljana.
The commission to print the stamps was initially given to the commercial Blaznik printers in Ljubljana, which printed them by lithography. But they could not keep up with the demand; so the Government press were asked to produce more. They used typography, so new plates had to be made, which were inferior to the lithographic stones. Vavpotic was disgusted by the results and disassociated himself from them.He did not work on stamps again.
[To give you an idea of the scale of production, the issue figures for Blaznik alone were 3v = 5 million, 5v = 9 million, 10v = 13 million, 15v = 3 million, 20v = 5 million, 25v = 3.5 million, 30v = 1million, 40v = 3 million]
The Government press then had problems with strikes and lack of ink and/or paper, and the authorities were so desperate that they sent the typo plates to the firm of Reisser in Vienna (bear in mind that it was less than a year since Hapsburg Austria had been the 'chains' they were breaking free from!)
Reisser did a good enough job that the Blaznik litho stones for the Newspaper and Postage Due stamps (though not the actual chainbreaker postals) were transferred to Vienna as well.
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