Romania stamps

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Flag of Romania

Romania is a country located at the crossroads of Central and Southeastern Europe, north of the Balkan Peninsula, on the Lower Danube, within and outside the Carpathian arch, bordering on the Black Sea. Almost all of the Danube Delta is located within its territory. Romania shares a border with Hungary and Serbia to the west, Ukraine and the Republic of Moldova to the northeast, and Bulgaria to the south.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Romania

Location of  Romania  (green)– on the European continent  (light green & grey)– in the European Union  (light green)  —  [Legend]


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Scott: #421-7O

Issued: 20.11.1932

75th Anniversary, First Moldovian Stamps

#5 Inside #421: Romania Type A2O (B) (Pic of #5)

 Inside #422-4, #426-7: Romania Type A1O (B) (Pic of #1)

#11 Inside #425: Romania Type A3O (B) (Pic of #11)

#428

Scott: #428O

#161 Inside #428: Romania Type A25P (B) (Pic of #161P)


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Scott: #B425O

Issued: 27.1.1950

Bucharest Philatelic Exhibition

%234 Inside #B425: Romania #4O (B)

#698G Inside #B425: Romania #698GP (B) – Changed color


#1252-9

Scott: #1252-6P, #1257O, 1258-9P

Issued: 15.11.1958

Centenary of Romanian Stamps

Inside #1252: Stamp Printing

Inside #1255: Stamp on Envelope

 Inside #1253, #1256: Romania #1O

#2 Inside #1257: Romania #2O

#4 Inside #1258: Romania #4O

#3 Inside #1259: Romania #3O

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#C57O

Scan not available Inside #C57, #C57-1: Romania #1aO

The Souvenir Sheets shows the only known tête-bêche pair of 27 parale, conserved at the Library of the Romanian Academy

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#C57-1O

Romania #C57 in Dull Red and Imperf

#C57-2

#C57-2O

Romania #C57 Overprint in 1959 in vermilion to commemorate the 10th anniversary of the State Philatelic Trade

Issued: 25.4.1959


#1297

Scott: #1297P

Issued: 15.11.1959

Stamp Day

Inside #1297: Stamp Collecting


#C111

Scott: #C111O

Issued: 15.11.1961

Stamp Day

#923 Inside #C111: Romania #923P

#C49 Inside #C111: Romania #C49P

Inside #C111: Romania #791?? - TBI

Inside #C111: Romania #698A?? - TBI

#797 Inside #C111: Romania #797O

#1381 Inside #C111: Romania #1381O

Inside #C111: Romania #?? - TBI

Inside #C111: Romania #?? - TBI

Inside #C111: Romania #CB11?? - TBI

Inside #C111: Romania #?? - TBI


#C119-22

Scott: #C119-22P

Issued: 27.7.1962

Peaceful Space Exploration

#C49 Inside #C119: Romania #C49P

#C51 Inside #C119: Romania #C51P

#C56 Inside #C119: Romania #C56P

#C73 Inside #C120: Romania #C73P

%23C74 Inside #C120: Romania #C74P

%23C75 Inside #C120: Romania #C75P

#1200 Inside #C121: Romania #1200P

#C58 Inside #C121: Romania #C58P

#C88 Inside #C121: Romania #C88P

#C104b Inside #C122: Romania #C104P

%23C109 Inside #C122: Romania #C109P

#C110 Inside #C122: Romania #C110P

#C122a

Scott: #C122aP


#C127

Scott: #C127P

Issued: 15.11.1962

Stamp Day

#14 Inside #C127 (On Label): Romania #14O


#c128

Scott: #C128O

Issued: 30.3.1963

Romanian Philatelists' Association Conference - Overprint #C127


#C146

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%23C149#C150

#CB22

Scott: #C146-50P, #CB22P

Issued: 15.11.1963

15th UPU Congress

#1256 Inside #C146: Romania #1256P

#1200 Inside #C147: Romania #1200P

#c104a Inside #C148: Romania #C104aP

#C123 Inside #C149: Romania #C123P

#C125 Inside #C149: Romania #C125P

#965 Inside #C150: Romania #965O


1963a

#159 Inside #???: Romania #159O (Modified)

#14 Inside #???: Romania #14O


#B427

Scott: #B427O

Issued: 15.11.1968

Stamp Day

#1 Inside #B427: Romania Type A1O


#B428

Scott: #B428P

Issued: 15.11.1969

Stamp Day

#1 #2 #3 #4

Inside #B428: Romania #1-4O


#2162

Scott: #2162P

Issued: 19.4.1970

Franco-Romanian Maximafil Philatelic Exhibition

Inside #2162: Romania #2162


#B429

Scott: #B429P

Issued: 15.11.1970

Stamp Day

#5 Inside #B429: Romania #5O

#6 Inside #B429: Romania #6O

#7 Inside #B429: Romania #7O

http://www.artonstamps.org/Art-Gallery/Coach/coaches.htm


#B430

Scott: #B430O

Issued: 15.11.1971

Stamp Day

#12 Inside #B430 (On Label): Romania #12O


#2347

Scott: #2347P

Issued: 25.7.1972

Centenary of the Stamp Printing Office

Inside #2347: Stamp Printing


#2405

Scott: #2405P

Issued: 19.2.1973

Publicity for Philatelic Exhibition

Inside #2405: Pseudo Stamp


#2442A

Scott: #2442AP

Issued: 15.11.1973

Stamp Day

#1 Inside #2442A (On Label): Romania Type A1O


#2486-8

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Scott: #2486-2O

Issued: 11.5.1974

Centenary, UPU

Inside #2491: Stamp Collecting

Inside #2492: Stamp on Envelope


#J133#J134

Scott: #J133P, #J134O

Issued: 1.1.1974

Postage Due

Inside #J133-4: Pseudo Stamp


#2542

Scott: #2542P

Issued: 15.3.1975

Espana '75

Inside #2542 (In logo in margin): Pseudo Stamp


#2543

Scott: #2543P

Issued: 26.3.1975

Introduction of Postal Code System

Inside #2543: Stamp on Envelope


#C213

Scott: #C213P

Issued: 25.7.1977

Definitive

Inside #C213: Stamp on Envelope


#2730

Scott: #2730O

Issued: 28.8.1977

Centenary of San Marino Stamps

Inside #2730: Pseudo Stamp


#C214

Scott: #C214P

Issued: 10.9.1977

Definitive

Inside #C214: Stamp on Envelope


Michel Block #155O

Unlisted in Scott

Issued: 16.10.1978

Essen ’78 Exhibition

Inside Michel Block #155: Michel # 3274 from Block 122

Low wrote: This is another Romania issue not listed in Scott under their “limited distribution” policy, but 70,000 numbered s/s were issued, and it is often offered online for lower prices than it originally was sold for. The reproduced stamp is also unlisted for the same reason, but that s/s with an issue of 38,500, is much more expensive.

Thanks to Lou Guadagno


#2971

Scott: #2971P

Issued: 18.9.1980

Romanian - Chinese Philatelic Exhibit

Inside #2971: Stamp Collecting


Michel Block #183O

Issued: 28.10.1981

“For Peace in Europe” - Publicity: European Security and Cooperation Conference

Inside Michel Block #183: Mi 3284 from s/s Mi Bl 125, 1975

Inside Michel Block #183: Mi 3438 from s/s Mi Bl 144, 1977

Inside Michel Block #183: Mi 3746 from s/s Mi Bl 175, 1980

Scott doesn’t list any of these under their “limited and controlled issue” category— Block 183 had an issue of 39,500 numbered s/s.

Thanks to Lou Guadagno


#3034

Scott: #3034O

Issued: 5.11.1981

Stamp Day

Inside #3034: Stamp Collecting


#3092-3

Scott: #3092-3P

Issued: 10.11.1982

Stamp Day

 Inside #3092: Stamp on Envelope


#3150 #3151 

Scott: #3150-1O

Issued: 24.10.1983

Stamp Day

Inside #3152: Pseudo Stamp

#1 Inside #3152 (Label): Moldavia #1O (inscriptions omitted)

1983 

Scott: #3152P


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Scott: #3393-8P

Issued: 23.7.1986

Exploration of Tierra del Fuego

Local Inside #3393: Tierra del Fuego Local

 

Map/Still:Tierra del Fuego

Julius Popper (December 15, 1857 – June 5, 1893) was an engineer, adventurer and explorer of Romanian Jewish origin. He is responsible for the modern outline of the city of Havana, uba. As a "conquistador" of Tierra del Fuego in southern South America he was a controversial but influential figure.

Popper was born in Bucharest, son of Professor Neftali Popper, a prosperous antique merchant. He studied in Paris before arriving to Argentina on 1885 hoping to find gold. In 7 Sep. 1886, together with eighteen people, he as captain, chief engineer, mineralogist, journalist and photographer, they started the "Popper Expedition" and found gold dust on the beach of El Páramo, a Patagonian peninsula. Expedition was rigorously and strictly enforced after military standards with heavily armed men with Popper in direct command of everything. He succeeded in unearthing great amounts of gold and his Compania de Lavaderos de Oro del Sud realized enormous capital gains at the Argentine stock exchange.

In Patagonia, Popper gained dominance with a private army and he issued his own coins and stamps to symbolize his power. When the Argentine peso lost its value in the market crash of 1890, even there his gold coins were regarded as currency.

Popper vigorously fought against his enemies; gold diggers and thieves were castigated after arbitrary law. However, the most controversial aspect of his life is his involvement in the genocide against the native communities in Tierra del Fuego. There is evidence Popper engaged into "hunting" Indians, an activity for which he cashed one pound for every Indian, man, woman or child, that he killed[. Photographs from the period show him and his men massacring onas with rifles and automatic weapons.

Opposing Argentine Governors were eliminated by intrigues and through the media. Therefore, he was granted more and more land by the government. Popper even prepared an expedition to enforce the Argentine claim for parts of Antarctica.

After his sudden death at the age of 35 his empire collapsed. Popper died in Buenos Aires, the cause of death remains unclear, but sources reveal being assassinated in his hotel room by a stranger.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tierra_del_Fuego


#C284

Scott: #3593P

Issued: 14.10.1989

French Revolution Bicentennial

Inside #3593: Pseudo Stamp


#C284

Scott: #C284O

Issued: 17.11.1989

World Stamp Expo '89

Inside #C284: Stamp on Envelope, Pseudo Stamp


%233601

Scott: #3601P

Issued: 2.5.1990

150th Anniversary, Penny Black

 Inside #3601: G.B. #O1

The first ID was G.B. #1 but Lou wrote:  There are V-R initials instead of crosses in the top corners of the artist representation of the "Penny Black" so the stamp is Gt. Britain #O1, the unissued Official stamp of 1840.

 Inside #3601: Romania #1O

In the background the Alexandra Palace in London, the place where the exhibition was held.


#3710

Scott: #3710O

Issued: 20.12.1991

Stamp Day

 Inside #3710 (On Label): Romania #1O

http://www.artonstamps.org/Art-Gallery/Coach/coaches.htm


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Scott: #3743P

Issued: 24.4.1992

Grenada '92

#1 Inside #3743: Spain #1P

 Inside #3743: Romania #1O


#4023

Scott: #4023O

Issued: 15.7.1995

Stamp Day

hhr2B.jpg (15573 bytes) Inside #4023: Romanian Hotel Local – 1895O

http://www.artonstamps.org/Art-Gallery/Coach/coaches.htm


#4114

Scott: #4114O

Issued: 15.7.1996

Stamp Day

Inside #4114: Pseudo Stamp


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Scott: #4229-30O

Issued: 17.9.1998

140th Anniversary of Romanian Stamps

 Inside #4229: Romania #1O

#4 Inside #4230: Romania #4O

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Scott: #4231O

#2 Inside #4231: Romania #2O

#3 Inside #4231: Romania #3O

http://www.artonstamps.org/Art-Gallery/Coach/coaches.htm



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Mi #U2397-9O (Imprinted envelope)

Issued: 22.5.2000

Stamp Show 2000 Exhibition

 Inside Mi #U2397: Romania-Moldavia #1O

#1 QG Inside Mi #U2398 (in show logo): G. B. #1

Scan not available Inside Mi #U2399: G. B. Rowland Hill essays, 1839


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Mi: #P1346-57O

Issued: 14.10.2000

Old Picture Postal Card Exhibition, "Remembrances of Bucharest"

#121 Inside Mi #P1346: Romania #121O

#136 Inside Mi #P1347: Romania #136O

#123 Inside Mi #P1348: Romania #123O

#137 Inside Mi #P1349: Romania #137O

#127 Inside Mi #P1350: Romania # 127P

#225 Inside Mi #P1351: Romania #225O

#207 Inside Mi #P1352: Romania #207O

#220 Inside Mi #P1353: Romania #220P

#208 Inside Mi #P1354: Romania #208P

#210 Inside Mi #P1355: Romania #210O

#275 Inside Mi #P1356: Romania #275O

Scan not available Inside Mi #P1357: Romania #275AO

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Scott: Mi#P1346a-57aO


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Scott: #????O

Issued: 0.6.2001

International Collectors Bourse 2001

 Inside #????: Romania-Moldavia #1O


Scott: #4485O

Issued: 9.10.2001

Dialogue among Civilizations

Inside #4485: Pseudo Stamp on Envelope

Thanks to Lloyd Gilbert


2002

Scott: #4522O

Issued: 10.6.2002

50th Anniversary, International Dealers Association

#4 Inside #4522a: Moldavia #4O

 Inside #4522a: Moldavia #1O

#2 Inside #4522a: Moldavia #2O


2002env2002env1

Scott: #???? EnvelopesO

Issued: 15.6.2002

50th Anniversary, International Dealers Association

 Inside #????: Moldavia #1O (Modified)

#10 Inside #????: Moldavia #10O


2002A

Scott: #4534O

Issued: 9.8.2002

Postal services

Inside #4534: Stamps in album 


Scott: #????O

Issued: 00.00.2002

Imprinted Postal Card – Romanian Postal History

 Inside #????: Moldavia #1O


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Scott: #????O

Issued: 00.00.2002

Imprinted Postal Card – EFIRO 2003 Exhibition

Inside #????: Romania #???


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Scott: #???O

Issued: 00.10.2002

Imprinted Card – HUNFILA 2002 Exhibition

 Inside #???: Moldavia #1O


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Scott: #???O

Issued: 00.00.2003

Imprinted Card – Classic Cover

 Inside #???: Moldavia #1O


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Scott: #???O

Issued: 00.00.2003

Imprinted Envelope, 140th Anniversary, Stamp Unified Princ

Scan not available Inside #???: Wallachia #1


Scott: #???O

Issued: 00.00.2003

Imprinted Envelope, Baricada Phil Club Exhibition

 Inside #???: Moldavia #1O


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Scott: #???O

Issued: 00.00.2003

Imprinted Card, Various Philatelic subjects

 Inside #???: Moldavia #1O


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Scott: #????, #???? (Imprinted Cards)

Issued: 00.03.2003

Centenary issue of 1903

#167 Inside #????: Romania #167O proof, unvalued

#160 Inside #????: Romania #160O proof, unvalued


 


Romania 2004

Scott: #B462O

Issued: 25.3.2004

90th Anniversary, Foundation of the Romanian Olympic Committee M/S

#125 Inside #B462: Greece #125O


Scott: #4633O

Issued: 24.4.2004

51st Gen. Assembly Int’l Council for Game & Wildlife Conservation

 Inside #4633 (In margin): Romania-Moldavia #1O

Thanks to Lloyd Gilbert


2004G

Scott: #B463O

Issued: 15.7.2004

Efiro 2004 / Stamp Day

 Inside #B463: Romania-Moldavia #1O

Scott: #B464O

"Stamps are miniature documents of human history. They mirror the past, show the present and presage the future. In short, postage stamps creations portray a vivid picture of the world, the people and their multifarious endeavors."
"THE NATIONAL PHILATELIC MUSEUM" was created with the purpose of becoming a center of learning and activity that enables those of all ages, united by the same hobby, philately. 
For over a century, General Direction of Post and Telegraph had multiple attempts to create such a museum, but just in the interbelic period postal museum was created in one of the room of Postal Palace (now, Museum of National History of Romania). The existence of this museum was a brief livelihood. The 2004 year is the year of reborn of this institution, who will, insistence, goodwill and the effort of those close to philately and post, managed to transpose in real imagine.
The National Philatelic Museum is a cultural institution with a mission to promote knowledge and understanding of the world, through the study of stamps, letters, and other means of people´s communication through the mail. The Museum is hosted by the building of the National Museum of Romanian History.
A permanent concern of this institution is the acquisition of different philatelic items for the completion and enrichment of the collection. The National Philatelic Museum proposes a visit of numerous philatelic pearls, including some unique in the world. Here are expose the stencil who gave birth of the famous Aurach’s Head or the essays and stamp probe who gave the colour and interest of any collections. The Museum invites to a visit in the postal stamp and postal history.
Romfilatelia S.A. marks this event by releasing a postage stamp who represents the building where is the Museum. The postal card which reproduces the imagine, is part of Mr. Leonard Pascanu’s collections.

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Romania upu 2004dRomania upu 2004eRomania upu 2004f

Scott: #4660-5O

Issued: 10.9.2004

UPU Congresses in Philately

2004H Inside #4660: Romania #4619bO Previous UPU Congress Issues (2004)

#589 Inside #4661: Switzerland #589P

#1794 Inside #4662: Korea #1794O

%232868 Inside #4663: China (PRC) #2868O

#2434-7 Inside #4664: US #2434O

#1629 Inside #4665: Brazil #1629O

General Postal Union was founded in 1874, by the Berne Treaty, under the attention of Heinrich von Stephen, a high ranking official in the postal administration of Northern Germany Confederation. The act of birth of the Union was signed by the representatives of 22 countries, and Romania was one of them, on October 9th,1874, which became the World Day of the Postal Administration.
From the Romanian side, the foundation signature belongs to the General Director of Posts and Telegraph, George Lahovari. The Bern Treaty allowded the harmonization of separate postal services networks from a wider territory.
In 1878, the General Postal Union changed its name into the Universal Postal Union and in 1948 became a specialized agency of UNO.
With 190 member countries and being in continuos expansion, the Universal Postal Union is the main forum of cooperation between national postal administrations.
The mission of UPU is to find the proper means for developing the quality and the accessibility of the postal services, in order to facilitate communication between people all overthe world.
The Universal Postal Union Congress is the supreme authority of the UPU and joins together representatives of all member countries. It takes place once every five years and, in 2004, the honour to host the 23rd Universal Postal Congress goes to Romania. Romania is the first EastEuropean country to host this major event.
To mark the special involvement of UPU in the proper development of the postal activities, Romfilatelia, the specialized company in issuing and trading philatelic items in Romania, releases one issue entitled "UPU Congresses in philately". Each of the six postage stamps reproduces issue in the "stamp of stamp" system, one of the stamps released by the Postal Administrations that hosted this impressive event, in previous years.

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Scott: #???? (Imprinted envelope)

Issued: 16.9.2004

National Maximafilately Exhibition

#B435 Inside #????: Romania #B435O


 

Scott: #???? (Imprinted envelope)

Issued: 27.9.2004

International Participation EFIRO 2004

 Inside #????: Romania #130O

Inside #???? (In margin): Romania #117, #119, #121, #123, #???, #127-9


Scott: #???? (Imprinted envelope)

Issued: 29.9.2004

75th Anniversary, Meter Postage

Scan not available Inside #????: Romania meter imprint, 1929


 

 

 

 


#4762a

Scott: #4757O

Issued: 30.09.2005

Natl. Philatelic Museum, 1st Anniversary

 Inside #4757: Romania-Moldavia #1O

On the occasion of the celebration of 1 year since the foundation of the National Philatelic Museum, Romfilatelia is releasing the philatelic issue called the National Philatelic Museum – 1 year since the foundation. 
The national Philatelic Museum, inaugurated on October 1st 2004, on the occasion of the 23rd Congress of the Universal Postal Union, in the presence of 40 ministers, representatives of the Postal Administrations from the entire world, is hosted within the National Museum of History of Romania.  Built in a neoclassical style, by the plans of the architect Al. Savulescu, the museum building has hosted the Central Post of the Bucharest city until 1970. 
In 1981, the General Department of Posts and Telegraph has founded the first version of the postal museum.  Extensive measures have been taken for the foundation of a Postal Museum, so that at the beginning of the XX century, the postal museum has been introduced to the public for the first time, within the General Exhibition from 1906. The famous architect Grigore Cerchez, Postmaster General, has built an old postal inn where postal history items have been exhibited, together with numerous stamps belonging to the general Department of Posts and Telegraph.  However, the museum did not last for long.
The year 2004 represents the rebirth of the institution, which is currently hosting within its three halls with a surface of more than 600 sqm a part of the Romanian Post treasury.  In the "Cezar Librecht” hall (the first postmaster general from Moldavia and Muntenia) one may admire various postal items used throughout time:  a desk from a post office, letter boxes, boxes for the transport of valuable items, stamps, bugles, postal bags, coachmen uniforms.  In the "Dimitrie C. Butculescu" hall (the founding president of the Romanian Philatelic Society) one may observe a rich and comprehensive bibliography of the Romania philatelic history.  The exhibits also include numerous diplomas and medals obtained in time by the Romanian Post.  In the "George Lahovary" hall (the Romanian representative to the birth of the General Postal Union in 1874, which in 1878 turned into the Universal Postal Union), there is a part of the treasury adding up to 11 million stamps, some of which are unique pieces throughout the world.  The most rare are the famous "Bull's Head" issued in Moldavia in 1858, a symbol of the independence of the Romanian Princedom before the Turkish Empire.  Actually, the "Bull's Head" was the first Romanian postage stamp occurring in the South-East of Europe, before Greece (1861), Turkey (1863), Serbia (1866and Bulgaria (1879). Another valuable exhibit introduced as sheets is the issue "Carol I with whiskers" or "with beard" from 1866-1872. The original steel moulds with which the first issue of the "Bull's Head" had been printed are also displayed here, together with stamp patterns starting ever since 1872. 
The National Philatelic Museum, perceived as a cultural institution of the Romanian Post, has the mission to promote the knowledge and the understanding of the world by studying stamps, letters or any other means of communication by post.  
The pattern of the stamp presenting the theme of the event, made by the famous painter and illustrator Devis Grebu, is originally associating the bull's head (a reproduction of the first Romanian stamps) to the texts symbolizing the celebration of the first year of existence of the National Philatelic Museum. 
With a face value of 40 bani, the stamp is introduced to the collectors a postage stamp sheets and also as an interesting variant of tęte-bęche.

Scott: #4762a-bO

Thanks to Lloyd Gilbert for scan

Issued: 4.11.2005

160th Birth Anniversary, D. Butculescu

 Inside #4762a: Romania-Moldavia #1O


2006A2006B2006C2006D

Scott: #4820-23O

Issued: 8.5.2006

140 Years since the foundation of the Romanian Royal Dynasty &

 125 Years since the Proclamation of the Romanian Kingdom

#29 Inside #4820: Romania #29O Charles I (issued in 1866)

#248 Inside #4821: Romania #248O Ferdinand I (issued in 1920)

#376 Inside #4822: Romania #376O Charles II (issued in 1930)

#513 Inside #4823: Romania #513P Michael I (issued in 1940)

2006

Scott: #4823aO

2006E1

Scott: #4824O

#180 Inside #4824: Romania #180O 40 years of the reign of Charles I (issued in 1906)

Romfilatelia, the company specialized in issuing and trading Romanian postage stamps, is now releasing under the title of HISTORICAL EVENTS, a philatelic issue dedicated to the anniversary of 140 years since the Foundation of the Romanian Royal Dynasty and of 125 years since the Proclamation of the Romanian Kingdom.
On the 5th of January 1859, in Iaºi, Moldavians elected Alexandru Ioan Cuza as ruler, and on the 24th of January, the Elective Assembly of Walachia  granted him the same title in this principality. In 1862, on the very same 24th of January, the name of the country becomes Romania, with its capital city in Bucharest. During the following years, Cuza starts a reforming program that will lead to the modernization of the country, but will also create the dissatisfaction of the leading political group. In February 1866, Cuza is forced to abdicate, therefore the idea of bringing a foreign prince to rule the country is adopted again. 
The Lordly Lieutenancy created after dismissing Cuza, published "a proclamation to the people", in April 1866, recommending the election, through a plebiscite, of prince Charles of Hohenzollern - Sigmaringen, as the ruler of Romania, under the name of Charles I (1839-1914). 
According to the result of the plebiscite, widely favorable to prince Charles, he becomes, on the 10th of May 1866, the Prince of the Romanian United Princedoms. After only one month, more precisely on the 30th of June 1866, Charles I promulgated the Constitution which, under its 1st article  sanctifies the name of the country as follows: "Prince of the Romanians by the grace of God and through our national will; hail to you all, present and future!... The Romanian United Princedoms are now a single, undivided State, called Romania." In 1869 he married Elisabeth of Wied, also known by her literary pseudonym Carmen Sylva. 
Ever since his coming, Charles I militated for the achievement of the national desideratum: to gain the independence and sovereignty of Romania. The Russian-Turkish war that began in the spring of year 1877, as well as Russia´s request that the Romanian armies join the Russian ones, gave the occasion to the Parliament of the country to proclaim, on the 9th of May 1877, the independence of the Romanian State. 
Romania´s affirmation as an independent European country imposed the change of its status of Princedom. 
In this context, in 1881, on the 26th of March, Charles I received the title of King and Romania becomes Kingdom. After proclaiming the Kingdom, Charles I appointed Ferdinand, the second son of his elder brother, as the heir of the throne. Thus assuring the continuity of the Hohenzollern-Sigmaringen Dynasty, whose name is transformed, starting with King Ferdinand I, into "Casa de Romania". After Ferdinand I (the Unifyer), the throne was inherited by his son, King Charles II and his nephew, son of Charles II, King Michael I of Romania.
During the 48 years of the reign of Charles I, Romania crossed a period of outstanding development in the economic, social and cultural fields, witnessing at the same time a consolidation of the democratic institutions of the State.
The issue, composed of four postage stamps (also prepared as a philatelic block with the Peleº Castle on the background) and a perforated miniature sheet, reunites, in a unitary graphics, representative images of postage stamps belonging to the first series issued with the effigy of each of the four kings: Charles I (1866), Ferdinand I (1920), Charles II (1930), Michael I (1940).
The postage stamp of the miniature sheet reproduces one of the ten postage stamps of the jubilee series "40 years of reign of Charles I" (1906) that reunites the effigies of Charles I as ruler and king.

2006F6A2006F6B

Scott: #4871-4O

Issued: 30.7.2006

World Philatelic Exhibition EFIRO 2008

 Inside #4871: Romania #1O

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%234 Inside #4873: Romania #4O

%233 Inside #4874: Romania #3O

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Scott: #4875O

In 2008, 150 years shall have passed since the issue of the first Romanian postage stamp, the famous “Bull Head”. On this occasion, Romania shall organize the first World Philatelic Exhibition, called EFIRO 2008.
To promote this major philatelic event among the population, Romfilatelia, the specialized company in issuing and trading Romanian postage stamps, introduces into the circulation the philatelic issue World Philatelic Exhibition EFIRO 2008.
The first EFIRO exhibition (E-exhibition FI-philatelic RO-Romanian) with international participation took place in 1932, under the high patronage of King Charles II. The following two exhibitions took place at the Parliament Palace in 1998 and 2004.
In 2008, at the Romexpo complex, where the World Philatelic Exhibition EFIRO 2008 shall take place, postage stamps from the collections of Queen Elisabeth of Great Britain and of Prince Albert de Monaco shall be exhibited. Besides these, “Penny Black”, the first postage stamp in the world (1840) shall be present, as well as several copies of the first Romanian postage stamp – “Bull Head”. At the same time, another philatelic rarity shall be exhibited, i.e. a letter dating back from the World War II, which still carries the traces of the radiations of the Hiroshima bomb.
More than 1000 collectors coming from more than 70 countries of the world are expected to participate in this World Philatelic Exhibition.
The philatelic issue presents in the “stamp on stamp” style the postage stamps of the first issue “Bull Head” (15th of July 1858).
The postage stamps of the issue having the face value of RON 0.30, 0.50, 1.20 and 1.60 carry the image of the four postage stamps issued in 1858, i.e. of the face values of 27, 54, 81 and 108 Parale. The images of the postage stamps are associated to labels whose leitmotif is the Moldavian Blazon, carved in stone, in four different hypostases.
The postage stamp of the perforated souvenir sheet, having the face value of RON 2.20, reunites in a unitary graphic representation the drawing of the postage stamp “Bull Head” and the image of the Moldavian bull in his natural habitat.
All the components of the issue carry the logo of EFIRO 2008.

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Scott: #4975-6O

Issued: 18.7.2007

100th Anniversary, Bistra Stamps

Bistra hotel stamps

Inside #4975-6: Bistra Local Post StampsO

149 years ago, on July 15th 1858, was issued the first Romanian postage stamp, the famous „Bull head”.
The Universal Postal Union’s Congress, which took place in Paris in 1937, decided that each member country should celebrate the own postage stamp. Thus, the date of 15 July represents Romanian Postage Stamp Day. This year, in the context of annual theme ROMANIAN POSTAGE STAMP DAY, Romfilatelia introduces into circulation the postage stamps issue Centenary of the Bistra Local Postage Stamps. 
Bistra was, at the beginning of the 20th century, a small resort opened for the tourists exclusively for the summer period, located at 50 km South of the city Sebes-Alba, in the Western side of the Cindrel Mountains.
During the summer seasons of 1905 – 1906, the Sebes Section of the Carpathian Association of Tourists from Ardeal (Siebenbürgischer Karpathen Verein – S.K.V.) intitiated a regular post and tourist transport which connected Sebes and Bistra during the months of July and August. For the certification on the correspondences of the local transport fee collected by the Bistra Post Office, S.K.V. started in 1907 using own local postage stamps. Two local Bistra postage stamps were printed, with the face value of 2 and respectively 6 Heller.
The Bistra stamps of 2 Heller remained non-issued due to the increase of the local postage fee from 2 Heller to 6 Heller, at the beginning of the summer of 1907, after their printing. 
The objects of correspondence stamped with these ones, in the summers between 1907 and 1913, are today first degree philatelic rarities.
On the stamp with the face value of RON 0.50, we encounter the Bistra local postage stamp of 6 Heller and an image from the Lower Colony, with a period piece carriage.
The stamp with the face value of RON 2.10, presents the Bistra local postage stamp of 2 Heller and an image from the Upper Colony, including the resort postman.

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Local Inside #????: Tierra del Fuego Local


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Scott: #4986-8O

Issued: 17.8.2007

World Philatelic Exhibition EFIRO 2008

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#10a Inside #4988: Romania #10O

Scott: #4989O


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Scott: #5041-2O

Issued: 08.05.2008

Europa 2008 – Letters

#1146 Inside #5042: Switzerland #1146O

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Scott: #5042aO

2008A2

Scott: #5042bO

Thanks to Lou Guadagno


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Scott: #???? (Imprinted envelope)

Issued: 20.6.2008

World Philatelic Exhibition, Bucharest - EFIRO 2008

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Inside #????: Romania #1-4O

Thanks to Lou Guadagno


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Issued: 20.6.2008

World Philatelic Exhibition, Bucharest - EFIRO 2008

#5 Inside #5046: Romania #5O

#12 Inside #5047: Romania #12O

#22 Inside #5048: Romania #22O

#108 Inside #5049: Romania #108O

#158 Inside #5050: Romania #158O

#415 Inside #5051: Romania #415O

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Scott: #5052O

#B40 ss Inside #5052: Romania #B40O (Thanks to Lou)

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Scott: #5046a-5051aO

The 6 Efiro 2008 stamps were issued in se tenant/tete beche sheetlets of 8 with #s 1-4 in the margins (Thanks to Lou)

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Scott: #5051bO (Thanks to Lou)


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Issued: 24.09.2012

150th Anniversary of the Romanian Post

 Inside #????: Romania (Moldavia-Walachia) #11

 Inside #????: Romania (Moldavia-Walachia) #12

 Inside #????: Romania (Moldavia-Walachia) #14

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 Inside #???? (In margin): Romania #158 (changed color)

Thanks to Lou Guadagno for the IDs and scans

Thanks to Prof. Plinio Richelmi

 

Following the natural course of historical events after the Union of the Romanian Principalities in 1859, the administrative and political institutions of the two Romanian states had to be unified.

This would happen after three years on 24 January 1862, when the two Assemblies of Moldavia and Wallachia started operating as a unique legislative body.

In March 1862, it was enacted the unification of postal administrations of the two Principalities and the new entity started operating effectively in August of the same year, in Bucharest under the name of “Unified General Direction of Post”.

The postal tariff mainly aimed at reducing the postal fees following the increase of mail traffic and the introduction of unique fees for the entire country, regardless of distance.

Knowing that Moldavia already had a more efficient postal service than Wallachia since there, the use of the postage stamps had already been introduced, special measures had to be taken to improve the whole postal activity in Wallachia as well.

In May 1862, once with the coming into effect of the new tariffs, the postage stamps issue “Moldova II” was withdrawn from circulation, and in June and July, the postage stamps issue “United Principalities”, a hand printed one, was released in Wallachia (June 28) and Moldavia (July 15).

The postage stamps having the face values of 3, 6 and 30 parale were reproduced in the three colours of the national flag. The 3 parale postage stamp was yellow, the 6 parale red and the 30 parale blue. The printing of stamps was executed in “tête-bêche” position, on a rudimentary press brought from Iasi.

The images reproduced on the postage stamps were the heraldic signs of the two Principalities: the Wallachian eagle and the Moldavian bull.

In 1864, the second issue “United Principalities”, a machine printed postage stamps issue, was launched as were brought new equipments.

After ten years, in 1874, at Bern, by George Lahovary’s signature, Romania became one of the founding members of the General Postal Union (since 1878 – Universal Postal Union).

In 1948, the Universal Postal Union became a specialized institution of the United Nations Organization being the main forum for cooperation between the postal services and the accurate assurance of a universal network of services and products of the current post office.

In 2004, the 23rd UPU Congress took place in Bucharest, being the first Congress organized in an East European country.

The 24th UPU Congress was hosted by Geneva in 2008, a year when Romania organized the World Philatelic Exhibition EFIRO to mark the 150th anniversary since the issuing of the famous stamps “Bull’s Head -1858” by the postal services of Moldavia, only 18 years later since the putting into circulation of the first postage stamps in the world in Great Britain.

Between 24 September and 15 October 2012, the 25th Congress of the Universal Postal Union will take place in Doha, Qatar, a congress where the representatives of the 192 UPU member states will participate.

On the occasion of the 150th anniversary since the setting up of the Unified General Direction of Post from Romania, Romfilatelia introduces into circulation a postage stamps issue dedicated to this event which will be presented to the Congress in Doha, in the context of Romania’s participation to this assembly.

The stamp with the face value of lei 1.00 reproduces the images of the three stamps belonging to postage stamps issue "United Principalities”, released in 1862.

The stamp with the face value of lei 8.10 reproduces the image of the building of the Post Palace in Bucharest, built between 1894-1900 using the blueprints of the architect Alexandru Savulescu.

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Scott: #????-?O

Issued: 26.07.2013

Numismatic Collection of the National Bank of Romania

 Inside #???? (On Label): Romania #45

 Inside #???? (On Label): Romania #188

 Inside #???? (On Label): Romania #250

 Inside #???? (On Label): Romania #376

 

 

Thanks to Lou Guadagno


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