During WW II and up to 1949 postcards were censored to check that they did not provide
any military useful information (landscapes, maps etc).
The cards were marked by the printers, and could not be sold without the cancellation.
In 1948 the sale of postcards was turned into a state monopoly. All cards were given the cancellation MONOPOLUL CARTILOR POSTALE ILLUSTRATE.
All these cancellations do not affect censorship of text.
Litterature: Telegut: Romanias Censorship of Post Card Pictures
SPA Journal of American Philatelic Society
|Jul 49 -
|violet||17 - 20mm||
Printers: ALBANIA and M.C.FLORESCU in Constanta
Printers: LIBRANIA ROMANEASCA in Deva
Printers: PROGRESUL in Sibiu
Min.Informatii/Cons. Cultural/JUD CIUC
not found used postally as yet
Romania/MINISTERIUL INFORMATIILOR/Regionala Craiova
|violet||23/22mm||MINISTERIUL INFORMATIILOR/Regionala Craiova
Printers: M.C.FLORESCU in Craiova.
Romania/ Prefectura Jud. C-lung
Guvernamantul Provinciei/Bucovina/ Serviciul Cenzurei
MONOPOLUL CARTILE/ POSTALE ILLUSTRATE
Ministerul Informatiilor / Regionala Timisoara
R.P.R./ Ministerul Informatiilor / Inspectoratul /
Judetean / Odorheiu
MINISTERUL/ INFORMATIILOR/ DIR. CULTURALA