Rijeka (HR)

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Rijeka (Italian and Hungarian: Fiume) is the principal seaport and the third-largest city (128,624 inhabitants in 2011) in Croatia (after Zagreb and Split). It is located on Kvarner Bay, an inlet of the Adriatic Sea. Historically, because of its strategic position and its deep-water port, the city was fiercely contested, especially among Italy, Hungary, and Croatia.

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Postmark in Croatia

Postmark in Yugoslavia

Postmarks in the Kingdom of Croatia-Slavonia (1868-1918)

In practice, postally administered by the Kingdom of Hungary.

Used in FIUME in 1871.
1871 2Kr
FIUME M1M Bridge cancel 1900
FIUME S1S Bridge cancel 1913
FIUME T1T Bridge cancel 1912
FIUME U1U Bridge cancel 1912
FIUME V1V Bridge cancel 1914
FIUME B2B Bridge cancel 1914
FIUME X1XS1S Bridge cancel 1914


Sušak (Porto Barros) is a the eastern part of the city of Rijeka.

In 1913.

Postmarks in Austrian Empire Croatia-Slavonia province

The FIUME post office opened before 1850.

Circle FIUME with year 1858 (Mueller type RS-fy).
Circle FIUME without year on the 1859 issue (type RS-f).
Circle FIUME Nachm. on the 1864 issue (type RS-fh).

Registration postmarks

Mueller type IF 85x15 points
Type IF in 1855. Fragment sold 1,200 SF in 2003.