Lot 20015 – Romania » Postal History » Principality of Moldavia

1858 (22.7) Blanket (Ticket) from Jassy to Botashani

1858 (22.7) Post Ticket (Post Blanket): Decorative pre-printed form ordering to the post captains of the Botushani Route (Drumul Botosanilor) to release two horses to his lordship Hatman (archaic title of a high level boyar, member of the Prince’s Council and in charge of the army) and Knight G.(rigore) Ghika for travel from Jassy to Botushani and back. Green octagonal handstamp dated 1857 with Moldavian coat of arms and inscribed “VOGORIDI KAIMAKAM (*) OF THE PRINCIPALITY OF MOLDAVIA PRINCE NIKOLAI KONACHI”, plus Finance Department boxed cachet in black. On the reverse the documents bears the names and the signatures and dates of all the post captains on the route – very fine, attractive and scarce

(*) the “kaimakam” was a Lieutenant of the Prince, appointed by the Ottoman Porte, during the throne vacancy – in this case Vogoridi was acting as kaimakam for the unavailable prince Nikolai Konachi

**Grigore Ghica was himself Prince of Moldavia between 14 Octomber 1849 and June 1853 and then from 30 October 1854 to 3rd of June, 1856

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

Translation: Post captains of the “Drumul Bosanilor”, for the benefit of the Administration, shall release two horses to his Lordship Hatman and Knight G. Ghica for travel from Jassy to Botoshani and back, with the horse payment from his account with the Treasury, according to art. 28 of the contract and which may travel only three months from its date

POST TICKET 13 (manuscript)

On the account of the Treasury Department

Post captains of the “Drumul Bosanilor”, for the benefit of the Administration, shall release two horses to his

Lordship Hatman and Knight G. Ghica for travel from Jassy to Botoshani and back, with the horse payment

from his account with the Treasury, according to art. 28 of the contract and which may travel only three months

from its date.

(greenish square stamp containing the Coat of Arms of Moldavia and the inscription: ”VOGORIDI* KAIMAKAM OF

THE PRINCIPALITY OF MOLDAVIA PRINCE NIKOLAI KONACHI, 1857”) (*)

Chief of Finance Dept.

Section III D.D. (signature)

No. 459 Section Chief

1858, month of July, 22 nd day (signature)

30 (manuscript)

Black square stamp:

“Finance Department

Section III No 10321

Entered on October 28, 1858”

ON REVERS: signatures of the post captains on the itinerary

The present ticket having received the approval of the Chancellery of the Post Directorate, horses shall be released

tomorrow the 23 of July and at the end of the trip shall be returned to the Directorate as per regulation. 1858 July

22 (signature)

Jassy station passed on July 23 (signature) Balteat.

Tot (Totoesti) passed 858 July 23 (signature)

Spinoasa passed on 858 July 23 Spinoasa passed 858 Sept. 15 (signature) (*)

Soci station passed to Latai Station

(signature) 1858 Sept. 13

Varnita passed to Botoshani 858 Sept 11

Varnita paased on the way back (signature)

(*) the “kaimacam” was a Lieutenant of the Prince during the throne vacancy – in this case Vogoridi was acting as

kaimakam for the unavailable Prince Nikolai Konachi.

(**) Interesting to notice that Hatman and Knight G. Ghica stopped in Spinoasa on July 23 and left after 20 days.

Perhaps he had some farm land rented there and came over to inspect it

 Inclusion of the English translation recommended

Estimate 100 – 150 EUR
Auction date Wed 5 Jun 2019 at 10:00:00 (Europe/Zurich)
Sold for EUR 340

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