Lot 20130 – Romania » 1858 Moldavian Bull’s (21 July) Handstruck at Jassy on wove paper (81pa.) or laid paper (other values).

Bull’s Head 54pa used on cover

54 Parale, blue on greenish blue horizontally laid paper, fresh vibrant colour, large to very large all round, neatly tied by superb clear JASSY 7/8 cds in blue, on 1858 folded entire to the Theologo Brothers in Galatz, attractive and very scarce

Route and rate: The cover circulated on the postal route no. 1 (“Drumul Mare”) from the capital city of Jassy to the largest city on the Danube River, Galatz. The 54 parale being the usual franking for such a route: postal zone 2 (more than 8 “poste” – approx. 12.5km.) and the 1st weight category (up to 2.5 “dramuri” – approx. 8 gr.), manuscript Andrew’s cross on the front it as pre-paid status.

Expertise: cert. A. Roumet (2007), Heimbuchler (2007) states– “…in perfect condition, without repair. The clear postmark JASSY 7/8 is an early date. Only two letters of the first issue with this date are recorded”,

Illustrated: Heimbüchler I, page 329 (#329/2)


Gilbert, Paris, 1920Roumet, June 12, 2007 (sale # 506), lot # 346


Estimate 26’000 – 32’000 EUR
Auction date Wed 5 Jun 2019 at 10:00:00 (Europe/Zurich)
Sold for EUR 24’000