ROMANIAN ESSAYS AND PROOFS
"J´ai donc voulu seulment offrir un point de depart pour une future classification et description" E. Cohen
Our starting point and inspiration is the work of the great collector Edouard Cohen
"Contributions a létude des essais des timbres-poste de Roumanie".
We have added to that work a few new additions, some new findings and sometimes colour pictures. We have no ambition whatsoever to claim that this is a summary of what is known in this area. Much research has been made since 1945, also by Cohen. What we do is to publish what is brought to our attention - to offer a starting point for future classification and description.
As we are not out to confuse anybody, we have kept Cohens catalogisation -
thus adopted designs of the 50b of the 1922 issue is 26H in our pages as in Cohen.
New entries will have special markings (19/II is a new entry between Cohen´s 19 and 20)
Items placed inside a grey rectangle are items that we regard as forgeries
Items placed inside a light green rectangle are fascimiles of rejected designs produced by Visoianu.
Items placed inside a pink rectangle are fascimiles of rejected designs of unknown origin.
There has existed originals that these copy -
if anyone could provide us with scans of such items we would be very happy.
Many pages will be slow to load - we´re working on it, but we believe you are prepared
to wait rather than have the pictures very, very small....Any contributions from
collectors are more than welcome!!
Note: Links to the Watanabe collection are links to a part of Mr Yasuki Ota´s excellent site