1869: King Carol 'without beard' 25 bani orange & blue, a fresh and fine example with good to large margins on entire letter from Galati to Vienna, tied by crisp "GALATZ 12 / 11" cds in black, framed "P.D." alongside. Reverse with thimble WIEN arrival cds (18 11 69). Attractive item, correct franking to cover the April 1869 rate to Austria. In addition it shows the replacement of the Austrian consular post offices by Romanian ones.