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 The Great Union of 1918

     At the Paris Peace conference following World War I Romania regained southern Dobrudja from Bulgaria, and Bukovina from Russia, Transylvania and Bessarabia. The souvenir sheet was issued in 1993 to commemorate the Great Union of Romanian territory.

     The map was originally printed in four shades: previous Romanian territory in light brown, Bessarabia (now Moldova) in medium brown; Transylvania in reddish brown; and Dobruja in the light brown of Romanian territory which it had been.


SCN 3869


     Sales were stopped soon after the sheet was released "because of the political implications suggested by the shadings.... Also, the Danube delta was incorrectly printed in the same shade as Bessarabia."

Linn's Stamp News, May 1, 1995, p. 16

SCN 3869a

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