1888 King Charles Romania N126 Duke Rulers Flags & Coat Of Arms Tobacco Card
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1888 King Charles Romania N126 Duke Rulers Flags & Coat Of Arms Tobacco Card:
Romania / King Charles of Roumania (Carol I of Romania) Russo-Turkish War / Cigar / Cigarettes
American Tobacco Card Catalog # N126 Duke's Ruler, Coat of Arms, and Flag series - circa 1888- Authentic Antique 1800's Tobacco Tri-Fold Insert Card ! ! !
NOTE: King Charles personally led Romanian troops during the Russo-Turkish War and assumed command of the Russo/Romanian army during the siege of Plevna. The country achieved internationally recognized independence via the Treaty of Berlin, 1878 and acquired Southern Dobruja from Bulgaria in 1913. Domestic political life, still dominated by the country's wealthy landowning families organized around the rival Liberal and Conservative parties, was punctuated by two widespread peasant uprisings, in Wallachia (the southern half of the country) in April 1888 and in Moldavia (the northern half) in March 1907.He married Princess Elisabeth of Wied in Neuwied on 15 November 1869. They only had one daughter, Maria, who died at the age of three.Carol never produced a male heir, leaving his elder brother Leopold next in line to the throne. In October 1880 Leopold renounced his right of succession in favour of his son William, who in turn surrendered his claim six years later in favour of his younger brother, the future king Ferdinand.
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Not a postcard, but rather a colorful 19th Century Tobacco card.
Reverse: as shown above / dated: "Jan. 2d, 1888"Condition: - I do NOT "grade" my cards. I provide HUGE scans so you see what you get.Fold Lines are intact along both vertical tri-fold crease lines.
Evidence of aging and wear as seen in HUGE scans.
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Size: - Tri-fold card opens to approx. 4.25 x 2.75 inches.
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