The Lovcen massif rises from the border to the Adriatic basin in the south western part of Montenegro, in the south of the Bay of Kotor. The main peaks are: Stirovnik (1'749 m) and Jezerski vrh (1'657 m). Other peaks are: Mabljak 1'604 m, Hum 1'415 m, Celinac 1'316 m, Stavor 1'241 m and Trojica 1'131 m.
A part of the Lovcen massif is protected as Lovcen Nationalpark. The most important monument of the Lovcen National park is the Njegos’s Mausoleum. It is located on the summit of Jezerski vrh (1'657 m) which was chosen by Njegos himself as his last wish.
Governatorato del Montenegro 1943
Plane over Mt. Lovcen.
The Italian governorate of Montenegro (Italian: Governatorato del Montenegro) existed from October 1941 to September 1943 as an occupied territory under military government of Fascist Italy during World War II.
German occupation 1944
Following the Italian surrender in September 1943, the territory of Montenegro was occupied by German forces which withdrew in December 1944. The 1943 stamp is existing overprinted with a inscription in german.
Montenegro (Italy) 1943, landscape at Lovcen.
Yugoslavia 1947, Centenary of the publication "Wreath of Mountains"
Two stamps are showing in the background the Njegos’s Mausoleum on the summit of Jezerski vrh (a summit of Lovcen).
The stamp value 2.50 shows a portrait of Petar II Petrović-Njegos.
Petar II Petrović-Njegos was a Prince-Bishop of the Serbian Orthodox Church of Montenegro and a famous poet. His notable works include “The Mountain Wreath”.
Yugoslavia 1999, Lovcen Nationalpark.