Lot# 1307 - Auction 227-233
Catalogue# : 21
1869: 10 bani orange, a fine example in a vivid shade, used on Printed Matter entire letter to Vienna, addressee's name neatly erased, cancelled by good strike of the rare SCULENI / ROMANIA datestamp (30/12) - this being the sole cancellation of this date to mention the country name as this Post Office was in Russian territory on the far bank of the River Pruth, opened for the transit of Mails to Russia after the November 1867 bilateral Postal Treaty; struck in greenish-blue (Kiriac fig. 599) with framed P.D. in same ink at right. Reverse with Vienna arrival cds (Jan 3) and docketing on front panel "1870 Josef Weinberg, Sculeni, Circular". A marvellous entire of great rarity. Illustrated in Handbook II on page 224 and Edition D'Or vol XII on page 135. Certificate Heimbüchler (2010).rnProvenance: Ex collection 'Moldau', Corinphila sale 179, Feb 2013, lot 5082.
Starting bid :
Hammer price : 10,500 CHF
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