On 10 February 1947, the Peace Treaty with Italy was signed in Paris, creating the Free Territory of Trieste (F.T.T.) divided temporarily into Zone A (Trieste and its northern hinterland) under Anglo-American military administration, and Zone B which included the north-west side of Istria (Istra) under Yugoslav administration. By mid-September Gorizia and other parts of Western Venezia Giulia were given back to Italy, while Fiume, Pula and other portions of Istria were assigned to Yugoslavia. Two weeks after Zone A and B were officially implemented, on 1 October 1947, 37 Italian stamps overprinted A.M.G.’F.T.T. were issued in Trieste. Zone B issued Yugoslav stamps in February with the overprint VOJNA UPRAVA JUGOSLAVENSKE ARMIJE (Yugoslav Military Administration, later abbreviated as VUJA) continued to be postally valid. (Istria and Slovene Coast, Scott 42-52 and J20-J24). Specific issues for the Free Territory of Trieste Zone B (abbreviated as S.T.T.) began on 1 May 1948 with a strip of three 100 lira stamps celebrating Labor Day. Later on, issues specifically devised for Zone B were alternated with Yugoslav stamps overprinted VUJA-S.T.T.
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