Lot 20132 – Romania » 1858 Moldavian Bull’s (21 July) Handstruck at Jassy on wove paper (81pa.) or laid paper (other values).

Bull’s Head 81pa used

81 Parale, deep bright blue on blue wove paper, good to large even margins, light print at top, a hardly noticeably, insignificant small sealed tear upper left outside of design, light blue GALATZ 9/9 ? cancel, showpiece, a major Romanian rarity, a wonderful example of a world rarity

Rarity: Just 26 used examples from all post offices are recorded, eleven of which have faults and at lest three are in museum collections. This being earliest date of any 81 Parale from Galatz, where the 1st Moldavian issue was only delivered on September 1st, 1858

Expertise: Certificates: Hans Grobe, Robert Engel (1943), B.P.A. (1957), signed Champion, Grobe, Engel

Illustrated: Heimbüchler I, page 372 (#372/1)


Edgar Mohrman & Co., 1943, sale # 49, lot # 1682,Hans Grobe, February 1953, sale # 94, lot # 2066, Hans Grobe, March 1963, sale # 123, Ernst Nygren Collection: Mathew Bennett Sale # 194, August 31, 1995, lot # 1794


Estimate 16’000 – 20’000 EUR
Auction date Wed 5 Jun 2019 at 10:00:00 (Europe/Zurich)
Sold for EUR 60

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