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  I have brought these prices up to date and added currency selection.  
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ROMANIA.

1871 (1 November) Embossed profile of Charles I on higher values. White wove unwatermarked paper.
Perfs. as indicated in table.

Romania set 1
Romania set 2
Romania set H1 - H5.

 

Hisc. Type Description Mint Used
H1 1 25B orange brown (shades) 15.00 1.20
H2 1 50B dull violet blue 15.00 1.50
H3 2 1L grey 30.00 5.00
H4 2 2L dull orange-yellow 1.50 1.20
H5 2 5L light blue (shades) 150.00 6.00

Hiscocks added the following 2 notes:

Note 1. The above prices are for good copies in the perf. 10½ to 11 area.
                Those in the perf. 9 to 9½ area are more scarce and command higher prices.
Note 2. Cancellation was by pen (number, cross, or stroke) in combination with a
                small (17mm) circular date stamp in black, or more often, blue.
                There was often a box cancellation in addition and it will be appreciated
                that lightly cancelled used copies are rare!
                Prices above are for those in average condition.

 

Perf. 25B 50B 1L 2L 5L
9     * 1 1
9 x 9½     *   1
9 x 10 ½ * * * * *
9 x 11       *  
9½ x 9¼     1   1
    * * 1
9½ x 10     *    
9½ x 10½ * * * 1 1
11 x 9¼ * 3      
10 x 10½     * 2  
10 x 11 *   *    
10½ 20 2 3 * 2
10½ x 9   1      
10½ x 9¼   1      
10½ x 9½ 1 *      
10½ x 9¾ 1        
10½ x 11 * * * *  
10¾ *   4 9 *
10¾ x 10½   2 *   *

Hiscocks provided the table above and added the following note:

Note. Most of the above is taken from Morley. While I do not seriously doubt his measurements,
                I am not sure that he always set them down in the modern convention of horizontal
                (i.e. top and bottom) measurement first and vertical (i.e. sides) second.
                Work by someone with a large selection of these stamps is required.

My note: There was a similar problem with the Telegraph stamp perforations of Japan.
A modern specialized Japanese catalogue gives very different information.
I have replaced '*' in the table above with quantities that I have.

The 1 type entries were not in the table before. Red sizes are ones I have added and
Magenta sizes are adjusted from Hiscocks original table.
I have come to the conclusion that this should be treated like Austria.

On the question of Morley, his World Catalogue was published in 1900. I am not sure how he measured the perforations,
but they are all to the nearest ½, leaving open to question how some of my measurements would have been recorded.
It is also worth mentioning that many things he recorded in his catalogue have not been seen by anyone else since.
Because it is difficult to prove the non-existence of something, they continue to be listed in new catalogues.

The guage varies too much, you can measure one thing along the top of a stamp,
and something different along the bottom. Similarly with the sides.
Here are some interesting examples, notice that they are all 5L stamps,
I'm sure it is not a coincidence, as they are catalogued quite high in Yvert & Tellier:

A-1L Anomaly 1 - along the top, I measure from 8¾ to 9¼,   call it Perf.9 A-1R
Romania perf-anomaly 1
Along the bottom, I measure from 8¾ to 9¼,   call it Perf.9

 

A-2L Anomaly 2 - along the top, I measure from 9¼ to 9¾,   call it Perf.9½ A-2R
Romania perf-anomaly 2
Along the bottom, I measure from 9 to 9½, call it Perf.9¼

 

A-3L Anomaly 3 - along the top, I measure from 9¼ to 9¾,   call it Perf.9½ A-3R
Romania perf-anomaly 3
Along the bottom, I also measure from 9¼ to 9¾,   call it Perf.9½

In each case, the two sides are very different. It is possible that in some cases, one side has been re-perforated, but why with such an obviously different guage ?


Yvert & Tellier simply list them all as Perf.10½.

 

 

Telegraph Seals.

Only a few different seals are known used on telegrams in Romania.

Here are a couple of them.
Romania-1
Romania-2

Steve Hiscocks made a start on cataloguing seals of the world in a book he published in 2007.
It was his hope to update it later, but unfortunately that was not to be.
His original book can be viewed at Telegraph Seals: A World Catalogue. There are links from the pages to my updates.

Alternatively you can view the latest page for Romania.

 

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

 

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Last updated 29th. Aug. 2016

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