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Issued Under Bulgarian Occupation Of Romania

 
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Posted 06/19/2020   5:05 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add Chevelle to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Does anyone know what this item represents? I know that it is franked with Romania Scott Nos. 2N1, 2N3 and 2N4. Any help with the "postmarks",the reddish circular marking towards bottom left and the printing on the item is greatly appreciated. There are no markings on the reverse. Thanks in advance for any input. Dave

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Posted 06/19/2020   5:42 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add littleriverphil to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
The boxed R with space for a number and the circled number make me think it was registered.
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Posted 06/19/2020   9:30 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Calstamp to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply

Could the reddish circular stamp be a censor mark?
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Posted 06/20/2020   07:36 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add littleriverphil to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply

Quote:

Could the reddish circular stamp be a censor mark?


It could be but the center seems to be too elaborate, most censor marks
show various numbers and not much else.
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Posted 06/20/2020   08:32 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add cupram to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
"Fitechti" is the current city of Fetesti in Romania.
The transcription of the red stamp is =Czenzurna = censor.
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The lettering on the upper left of the light reddish circular mark transliterates to
"B I F O C". The meaning of which is unknown to me.

The word on the upper left translates (roughly) to "censor".

Google "Bulgaria, postage stamps, censor marks". And you will see similar examples.
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Posted 06/20/2020   12:37 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add vayolene to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
On the red cancel you can read: SOFIA
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Posted 06/20/2020   1:07 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Calstamp to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply

Vayolene.

You are correct. Was reading it upside down.

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On a separate matter, why does Scott not indicate that overprints of these stamps occur under Romania or am I missing something?

Ignore this post. I was looking at my hard copy 1992 catalog. It is updated to list the Romanian and Thracian overprints in my 2006 digital catalog.
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It's a clearly philatelic postcard that contains nearly a complete set of overprinted Bulgarian stamps for the territory occupied by Bulgaria during the WWI (5 stotinki stamp is missing only).

The stamps are listed in Michel, Yvert and SG as 1, 3 and 4 for Bulgarian occupation.

The big red round stamp reads "Censorship Committee Sophia" in Bulgarian, the small black round stamp with 97 inside is the censor's personal mark.

The rectangular R stamp is for a registered mail, with the country's name in French (Bulgarie) at the top, and the mail number (No. 18) at the bottom.

The postcard bears outcoming and incoming calendar date stamps - Fitechti (present-day Fetesti in Romania) on 22.XII.917 (December 22, 1917) and Sophia on 5.1.918 (January 5, 1918).

The postcard was addressed to Mr. Todor Yanchenkov in Sophia (no other addressing details are present on the postcard, so would be problematic to deliver it to the addressee).
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For those that are interested in this thread I subsequently presented the same question, initially asked above, to Richard Frajola's website participants, philamercury.com, and rec'd this response:

"It's a Bulgarian military Fieldpost card, ordinarily used without postage for the lower ranks, but here with souvenir postage, sent registered, and censored, from Fitesti in Romania to Sofia."

So, vical60, you are correct on several of your observations including that it is philatelic in nature. Thank you to all who responded for your input.

Dave

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Posted 06/25/2020   7:32 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add rod222 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Well done Dave,
thank you for broadcasting your results.
I collect Romania, and was very interested.
eBay 2012


Fitesti strikes (Fetesti pronounced Fetesht ?)
https://www.romaniastamps.com/

Image author : Mr Zdravko Valchev.
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Edited by rod222 - 06/25/2020 8:22 pm
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