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1841 (12.3) Postal coach order (Podorojne) showing

1841 (12.3) Postal coach order (Podorojna): Manuscript calligraphed in Cyrillic on thick, woven paper by the Ispravnicie (administration) of the Vaslui County directing the Captain of the Vaslui Post to release a sled (it was still winter!) with four horses to an employee of the administration. Document shows a large ornate decorative black seal reading ”Ispravnicia of the Vaslui County, Principality of Moldavia, 1840”. A superb and clear strike, a rare document not yet seen on the philatelic market

Note: Podorojna (singular) or Podorojne (plural) means: a written order to the Post Captain to make post horses and post coaches available to the person(s) nominated

Document translation:

Ispravnicia (administration) of Vaslui County

In order that an employee of the ispravnicie (administration) would urgently go to Cuza’s mill, Mr. captain of the Vaslui post will release a sled with four horses for the way to and back, payment of the progon (sled, horses) from the Treasury.

1841 March 12, No. 1797

(seal) Principality of Moldavia, Ispravnicia of the Vaslui County, 1840

Was given to the bridge man with No. 3, March 12

Note: full translation of the document may be viewed on line.

Ispravnicia (administration) of Vaslui County

In order that an employee of the ispravnicie (administration) would urgently go to Cuza’s mill, Mr. captain of the Vaslui post will release a sled with four horses for the way to and back, payment of the progon (sled, horses) from the Treasury.

1841 March 12, No. 1797

(seal) Principality of Moldavia, Ispravnicia of the Vaslui County, 1840

Was given to the bridge man with No. 3, March 12

Estimate 200 – 300 EUR
Auction date Wed 5 Jun 2019 at 10:00:00 (Europe/Zurich)
Sold for EUR 2200

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