|IV. Project of 1865
(left: Dulos signature in oval, right)
In 1865 the engraver J. Dulos presented a project for a new stamp to the romanian governement. It is not established if this was a private initiative or if it was ordered by the governement. The project was abandoned because of Prince Cuza´s abdication.
4A Die Proofs
Engraved by J. Dulos Printed by Maison Aumoitte-Stern Paris
left: blue right: deep brownish purple
IVA - 2 Proofs
More proofs - in blocks of 4
Dan N. Dobrescu: Display of Dulos essays 1
Display of Dulos essays 2
|2. 2 Parale Clear blue||3. 5 Parale Grey-brown||4. 5 Parale Yellow-brown|
|5. 5 Parale Brown||6. 5 Parale Chocolate||7. 5 Parale Black|
|8. 5 Parale Blue||9. 5 Parale Dull lilac||10. 5 Parale Carmine rose|
|11. 5 Parale Red||12. 5 Parale Yellow-green||13. 5 Parale Dark green|
|14. 20 Parale Grey olive|
A new engraving was made later, very badly executed
and differing in all details from the first essay. This engraving is easily recognized by
the white spot, breaking the circle to the left of the Prince. These are proven forgeries.
See Don Hellers: "The history of an "essay"".
It is evident that they were made by the same atelier that printed the essays 3B
and 3C as the overprint PROBE, encountered on some of these are made by the same cliché.
Printed on white paper
Printed on white paper, ribbed horisontally
Printed on white paper, ribbed vertically