Former Yugoslavia issued 5 sets of stamps under the title “Yugoslavian Fauna” between the years 1954-1962. The stamps went from mixed thematics (the first series features birds, fish, animals and insects) to pure thematics (e.g. birds). A total of 48 stamps were issued in the 5 sets.
The first issue, 30.06.1954
Top row, left to right: ground squirrel, chamois, brown bear, olm, cricket, lizard.
Bottom row, left to right: red deer, Eurasian lynx, great white pelican, brown trout, beetle, bearded vulture.
The second issue, 10.09.1956
Top row, left to right: rainbow wrasse, red scorpion fish, painted comber, bluehead wrasse.
Bottom row, left to right: Zeus Faber, greater argonaut, striped red mullet, spiny lobster, seahorse,
The third issue, 25.05.1958
Top row, left to right: capercaille, mallard, water rail, common crane, rock partridge.
Bottom row, left to right: common pheasant, woodcock, great bustard, coot.
The fourth issue, 25.05.1960
Top row, left to right: wild boar, roe deer, grey wolf, fox, red squirrel.
Bottom row, left to right: hedgehog, pine marten, badger, hare.
The fifth issue, 06.06.1962
Top row, left to right: wall lizard, fire salamander, pond turtle, common adder, marsh frog.
Bottom row, left to right: crested newt, yellow-bellied toad, ratsnake, green lizard.
Stamps featured in post: 48; Period: modern era (1954-1962); Pricing: high; Availability: scarce.
Michel catalogue no’s (price for mint in € in brackets): 1954: MiNr: 748-749 (150€); 1965: 795-803 (60€); 1958: 842-850 (35€); 1960: 917-925 (10€); 1962: 1007-1015 (25€).