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2 b brown 2 b green (1888) 2 b green (1887) 5 b brown 5 b green (1887) 10 b brown 10 b green (1887) 30 b brown 30 b green (1887) 50 b brown 50 b green (1890?) 60 b brown 60 b green (1890?)
2 b blue 5 b blue 5 b black (1918) 10 b blue 10 b black (1918) 15 b blue 20 b blue 20 b black (1918) 30 b blue 30 b black (1918) 50 b blue 50 b black (1918) 60 b blue 60 b black (1921) 1 L black (1921) 2 L blue 2 L black (1921) 3 L black (1923) 6 L black (1923)
5 b green 10 b red
Between 1896 and 1919, a Romanian post office was operating in Constantinopel and Romanian stamps were used.
10 p on 5 b blue 20 pa on 10 b green 1 Pi on 25 b violet
('30 PARA 30' on 15 b)
5 b green (postage stamp) 5 b green (semi fiscal stamp, 'timbru de ajutor') 10 b red 15 b brown 25 b blue (overprint red) 40 b brown (overprint red)
Forgeries exist of these overprints, the second 'T' of 'CONSTANTINOPEL' has its upper horizontal stroke separated from the vertical stroke in the genuine stamps. In the forgeries it is connected. For more information see: http://home.no.net/bhb1/ro-fk1e.htm.
Inscription 'POSTA ROMANA DIARE PERIODICE':
25 b red
The first Romanian postal card was issued in 1873. When King Carol I celebrated 25 years since he was on the throne, Romania issued the first commemorative postal card in the world. It was valid for postage only three days (sorry, no picture available yet).
The following values exist: 1 L grey, 2 L yellow and 5 L blue. The used examples are cancelled by a rectangular postmark and bear also pencil marks (see the 1 L stamp for an example).
The values 25 b brown and 50 b blue exist.
In 1916, Romania declared war against Germany and Austro-Hungary. After the war, Transylvania and Bucovina, became part of Romania. All the Hungarian stamps found at post offices in Transylvania were overprinted with Romanian currency and were valid for postage in the whole of Romania until 1922. The overprinting was done in Cluj and Oradea in 1919, the Cluj issue having the currency inscribes in BANI and LEI, and the Oradea one in Bani and Lei. The quantity of the overprinted stamps varies between 100 and 1,700,000 depending on how many complete sheets were found. Be careful, forgeries exist!
In 1919, Romanian troops entered Hungary to fight against the bolshevists. For several months Romanian soldiers helped the Hungarian people with food and clothes. Several Hungarian stamps were overprinted with the text Zona de ocupatie românã, and new stamps also issued. However, it seems this was done only for philatelic purposes and most of these stamps known today are in mint condition. Forgeries are known to exist as well as several private issues. Example:
Example, inscription 'ROMANIA TIMBRU FISCAL':
For fiscal stamps with overprint 'M.V.I.R.' or 'Gultig 9.Armee', see in Cd 1 under German occupation of Rumania (during World War I).
Besides the 10 b red stamp shown above, I have also seen the value 10 b green