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  Hiscocks did not list these,  so I am giving them 'RH' numbers (Revised Hiscocks) to avoid confusion.
I have added up to date prices and currency selection.
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Bulgaria.

According to wiki :
The Principality of Bulgaria (BulgarianКняжество България, Knyazhestvo Balgariya) was a de facto independent,
and de jure vassal state under the suzerainty of the Ottoman Empire. It was established by the Treaty of Berlin in 1878.
Bulgaria became a Kingdom in 1909.

 

PCP (Pour Certificat Postal)

This is found on some stamps and often described as an Official Telegraph surcharge.
I have seen it on a mint 25s blue stamp of 1917 (scott 124), on 50s blue and brown (Scott 65)
on a couple of similar registered 'Bureau de Poste de (Sofia)' official covers to other Bureaus, and
on a 1909 25(red) on 30s black and bistre (Scott 85), on an Advice of Receipt form for a telegram used in 1916.

I would like further information on these if anyone has any.

 

Sanatorium Fund

According to the Scott Catalog (under Postal Tax stamps), their numbers RA1 to RA18 were 'compulsary on letters etc., to be delivered on Sundays and holidays.
The money received from their sale was used toward maintaining a sanatorium for employees of the post, telegraph and telephone services.'
They do not explicitly say about telegraphs. This sounds similar to Iran so I will accordingly list them, though it may be that some were only used postally.

They are all inscribed 'ФОНДЪ САНАТОРИУМЪ' (Sanatorium Fund).

1925-29 Typo. No watermark. Perf. 11½.

Bulgaria H1 Bulgaria H2 Bulgaria H3
Type 1 H1 - View of Sanatorium Type 1 H2 - View of Sanatorium Type 1 H3 - View of Sanatorium

 

Bulgaria H4 Bulgaria H5 Bulgaria H6
Type 1 H4 - View of Sanatorium Type 1 H5 - View of Sanatorium Type 1 H6 - Sanatorium Peshtera

 

Bulgaria H7 Bulgaria H8 Bulgaria H9
Type 2 H7 - Sanatorium Peshtera Type 2 H8 - Sanatorium Peshtera Type 2 H9 - Sanatorium Peshtera

 

# Type. Description Mint Used
RH1 1 1 l. black, greenish black 2.75 0.20
RH2 1 1 l. chocolate (1926) 2.75 0.20
RH3 1 1 l. orange (1927) 3.00 0.20
RH4 1 1 l. pink (1928) 4.50 0.20
RH5 1 1 l. violet, pinkish (1929) 4.25 0.20
RH6 2 2 l. blue green 0.35 0.20
RH7 2 2 l. violet (1927) 0.35 0.20
RH8 2 5 l. deep blue 3.00 0.80
RH9 2 5 l. rose (1927) 3.75 0.40

 

1930-33 Typo. No watermark. Perf. 11½.

Bulgaria H10 Bulgaria H11 Bulgaria H12
Type 3 - St. Constantine Sanatorium - H10 Type 3 - St. Constantine Sanatorium - H11 Type 3 - St. Constantine Sanatorium - H12

 

# Type. Description Mint Used
RH10 3 1 l. red-brown and olive-green 4.00 0.20
RH11 3 1 l. olive-green and yellow 0.50 0.20
RH12 3 1 l. red-violet and olive-brown 0.50 0.20

 

1935 Typo. No watermark. Perf. 11½.

Bulgaria H13 Bulgaria H14 Bulgaria H15
Type 4 , Trojan Rest Home H13 Type 4 , Trojan Rest Home H14 Type 5 , Sanatorium H15

 

# Type. Description Mint Used
RH13 4 1 l. chocolate and red-orange 0.30 0.20
RH13a 4 Perf. 11 0.30 0.20
RH14 4 1 l. emerald and indigo 0.30 0.20
RH14a 4 Perf. 11 0.30 0.20
RH15 5 5 l. red-brown and indigo 1.40 0.35
RH15a 5 Perf. 11 1.40 0.35

 

1941 Photo. No watermark. Perf 13.

Bulgaria H16 Bulgaria H17 Bulgaria H18
Type 6   1 l. - St. Constantine Sanatorium. Type 6   2 l. - Children at the seashore. Type 6   5 l. - Rest home.

 

# Type. Description Mint Used
RH16 6 1 l. dark olive-green 0.20 0.20
RH17 6 2 l. red-orange 0.20 0.20
RH18 6 5 l. deep blue 0.30 0.20

 

According to Scott, the same design, though smaller was also used for normal postage stamps (702-705).
They are valued similarly to the ones above.

1950 Typo. (Michel Nr. 19-22). Perf. 11½

Bulgaria H19 Bulgaria H20 Bulgaria H21 Bulgaria H22
1 l. - St. Constantine Sanatorium. 2 l. - Children at the seashore. 5 l. - Rest home. 10 l. - Children at the seashore.

 

Description
1 l. blue-green
2 l. red
5 l. orange
10 l. blue

 

 

Telegram Seals.

Type 1   Type 2
I have only seen two types. The first dates from 1884 or earlier and is quite rare, I only know of this trimmed one.
The other is only scarce and I have seen examples in the range 1888 to 1900.

 


If anyone can provide scans to help with this, I am happy to give appropriate credit.

 

 

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