11 Oct 2002

National Wine Festival

INTRODUCTION

On 11 October 2002, the Post Office of Moldova (Poșta Moldovei) issued a series of postage stamps with the title National Wine Festival. The issue comprises five stamps, with associated cancellation (postmark) and first day cover (FDC). The designer was Vitalie Roşca. The printing was performed by Cartor Security Printing, France.

ABOUT THE THEME

With a production of 124,200 tons of wine (as of 2009), Moldova has a well-established wine industry. It has a vineyard area of 148,500 hectares (367,000 acres) of which 107,800 hectares (266,000 acres) are used for commercial production. The remaining 40,700 hectares (101,000 acres) are vineyards planted in villages around the houses used to make home-made wine, or 'vin de casa'. Many families have their own recipes and strands of grapes that have been passed down through the generations. In 2009, Moldova was the twenty-second largest wine producing country in the world. Most of the country's commercial wine production is for export. Read more..
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ISSUE DETAILS

POSTAGE STAMPS

50th Anniversary of the Cricova Winery. Entrance to the Wine Cellars
№ 451 | 50th Anniversary of the Cricova Winery. Entrance to the Wine Cellars

50th Anniversary of the Cricova Winery. Entrance to the Wine Cellars

  • Michel Catalogue No: 451
  • Perforation Type/Size: Comb 13.25:13
  • Size: 45.00 x 26.50 mm
  • Face Value: 0.4 Lei
  • Quantity Printed: 100,000
Cricova' is a Moldovan winery, located in the town with the same name, 15 kilometres (9.3 mi) north of Chişinău. Famous wine cellars make it a popular attraction for tourists. Read more..
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50th Anniversary of the Cricova Winery. Inside the Wine Cellars
№ 452 | 50th Anniversary of the Cricova Winery. Inside the Wine Cellars

50th Anniversary of the Cricova Winery. Inside the Wine Cellars

  • Michel Catalogue No: 452
  • Perforation Type/Size: Comb 13.25:13
  • Size: 45.00 x 26.50 mm
  • Face Value: 0.4 Lei
  • Quantity Printed: 100,000
Cricova' is a Moldovan winery, located in the town with the same name, 15 kilometres (9.3 mi) north of Chişinău. Famous wine cellars make it a popular attraction for tourists. Read more..
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50th Anniversary of the Cricova Winery. The Tasting Room
№ 453 | 50th Anniversary of the Cricova Winery. The Tasting Room

50th Anniversary of the Cricova Winery. The Tasting Room

  • Michel Catalogue No: 453
  • Perforation Type/Size: Comb 13:13.25
  • Size: 26.50 x 45.00 mm
  • Face Value: 1.5 Lei
  • Quantity Printed: 100,000
Cricova' is a Moldovan winery, located in the town with the same name, 15 kilometres (9.3 mi) north of Chişinău. Famous wine cellars make it a popular attraction for tourists. Read more..
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Wine Bar
№ 454 | Wine Bar

Wine Bar

  • Michel Catalogue No: 454
  • Perforation Type/Size: Comb 13.25:13
  • Size: 45.00 x 26.50 mm
  • Face Value: 2 Lei
  • Quantity Printed: 100,000
  
A Selection of Moldovan Wines
№ 455 | A Selection of Moldovan Wines

A Selection of Moldovan Wines

  • Michel Catalogue No: 455
  • Perforation Type/Size: Comb 13:13.25
  • Size: 26.50 x 45.00 mm
  • Face Value: 3.6 Lei
  • Quantity Printed: 100,000
  

FIRST DAY COVERS (FDC) AND CANCELLATIONS (POSTMARKS)

Cachet: Wine Festival
№ 451-455 FDC | Wine Festival
 

RELATED ITEMS

Wines and Grapes (I) 19971997
Wines and Grapes (I)
National Wine Day 20062006
National Wine Day
The «Moldova» Grape Variety 20092009
The «Moldova» Grape Variety
The «Feteasca» Grape Variety 20102010
The «Feteasca» Grape Variety

6 Oct 2002

Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) Summit. Chişinău 2002

INTRODUCTION

On 6 October 2002, the Post Office of Moldova (Poșta Moldovei) issued a series of postage stamps with the title Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) Summit. Chişinău 2002. The issue comprises two stamps, with associated cancellation (postmark) and first day cover (FDC). The designer was Vitaliu Pogolşa. The printing was performed by Cartor Security Printing, France.

ABOUT THE THEME

The Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS; Russian: Содружество Независимых Государств, СНГ, tr. Sodruzhestvo Nezavisimykh Gosudarstv, SNG) (also called the Russian Commonwealth) is a regional organization whose participating countries are former Soviet Republics, formed during the breakup of the Soviet Union. Read more..
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POSTAGE STAMPS

Emblem of the CIS and the Summit Delegates
№ 449 | Emblem of the CIS and the Summit Delegates

Emblem of the CIS and the Summit Delegates

  • Michel Catalogue No: 449
  • Perforation Type/Size: Comb 13.5
  • Size: 34.00 x 34.00 mm
  • Face Value: 1.5 Lei
  • Quantity Printed: 100,000
  
Emblem of the CIS and a Handshake in Front of Chişinău
№ 450 | Emblem of the CIS and a Handshake in Front of Chişinău

Emblem of the CIS and a Handshake in Front of Chişinău

  • Michel Catalogue No: 450
  • Perforation Type/Size: Comb 13.5
  • Size: 34.00 x 34.00 mm
  • Face Value: 3.6 Lei
  • Quantity Printed: 100,000
  

FIRST DAY COVERS (FDC) AND CANCELLATIONS (POSTMARKS)

Cachet: Emblem of the CIS and the Conference Hall
№ 449-450 FDC | Emblem of the CIS and the Conference Hall
 

RELATED ITEMS

10th Anniversary of the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) 20012001
10th Anniversary of the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS)

5 Oct 2002

World Post Day 2002 - Childrens Drawings: «Post Expands Horizons»

INTRODUCTION

On 5 October 2002, the Post Office of Moldova (Poșta Moldovei) issued a series of postage stamps with the title World Post Day 2002 - Childrens Drawings: «Post Expands Horizons». The issue comprises three stamps, with associated cancellation (postmark) and first day cover (FDC). The designer was Vitaliu Pogolşa. The printing was performed by Bundesdruckerei, Germany.

ABOUT THE THEME

World Post day happens each year on October 9, remembering this date for the establishment of Universal Postal Union (UPU) in 1874 in Bern, Switzerland. The UPU was the start of global communications revolution, people could write to others all over the world. Read more..
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POSTAGE STAMPS

«A Moldovan Countryside Scene» by Alexandru Catranji (Age 14)
№ 446 | «A Moldovan Countryside Scene» by Alexandru Catranji (Age 14)

«A Moldovan Countryside Scene» by Alexandru Catranji (Age 14)

  • Michel Catalogue No: 446
  • Perforation Type/Size: Comb 14
  • Size: 27.32 x 46.00 mm
  • Face Value: 0.4 Lei
  • Quantity Printed: 500,000
  
«Carrier Pigeons Sending Mail to Other Planets» by Natalia Corcodel (Age 14)
№ 447 | «Carrier Pigeons Sending Mail to Other Planets» by Natalia Corcodel (Age 14)

«Carrier Pigeons Sending Mail to Other Planets» by Natalia Corcodel (Age 14)

  • Michel Catalogue No: 447
  • Perforation Type/Size: Comb 14
  • Size: 27.32 x 46.00 mm
  • Face Value: 1.5 Lei
  • Quantity Printed: 250,000
  
«A Child Postman Delivering Letters» by Dana Lungu (Age 10)
№ 448 | «A Child Postman Delivering Letters» by Dana Lungu (Age 10)

«A Child Postman Delivering Letters» by Dana Lungu (Age 10)

  • Michel Catalogue No: 448
  • Perforation Type/Size: Comb 14
  • Size: 27.32 x 46.00 mm
  • Face Value: 2 Lei
  • Quantity Printed: 10,000
  

FIRST DAY COVERS (FDC) AND CANCELLATIONS (POSTMARKS)

Cachet: Drawing by Ecaterina Tarlev (Age 15)
№ 446-448 FDC | Drawing by Ecaterina Tarlev (Age 15)
 

RELATED ITEMS

World Post Day 19971997
World Post Day

20 Sep 2002

Horse Breeds

INTRODUCTION

On 20 September 2002, the Post Office of Moldova (Poșta Moldovei) issued a series of postage stamps with the title Horse Breeds. The issue comprises three stamps, with associated cancellation (postmark) and first day cover (FDC). The designer was Oleg Cojocaru. The printing was performed by Bundesdruckerei, Germany.

ISSUE DETAILS

POSTAGE STAMPS

Vladimir
№ 443 | Vladimir

Vladimir

  • Michel Catalogue No: 443
  • Perforation Type/Size: Comb 14
  • Size: 46.00 x 27.32 mm
  • Face Value: 0.4 Lei
  • Quantity Printed: 250,000
The Vladimir Heavy Draft is a breed of draft horse which comes from Vladimir, in the former USSR, in Russia. It is a strong horse that is an all-around draft horse of medium size. Read more..
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Orlov Trotter
№ 444 | Orlov Trotter

Orlov Trotter

  • Michel Catalogue No: 444
  • Perforation Type/Size: Comb 14
  • Size: 46.00 x 27.32 mm
  • Face Value: 1.5 Lei
  • Quantity Printed: 100,000
The Orlov Trotter (also known as Orlov; Russian: орловский рысак) is a horse breed with a hereditary fast trot, noted for its outstanding speed and stamina. It is the most famous Russian horse. The breed was developed in Russia in the late 18th century by Count Alexei Orlov at his Khrenovskoy Stud farm near the town of Bobrov (Voronezh guberniya) . The Orlovs emerged as the result of crossing various European mares (primarily of English, Dutch, Mecklenburg, and Danish breeding) with Arabian stallions. Read more..
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Arabian
№ 445 | Arabian

Arabian

  • Michel Catalogue No: 445
  • Perforation Type/Size: Comb 14
  • Size: 46.00 x 27.32 mm
  • Face Value: 3 Lei
  • Quantity Printed: 10,000
The Arabian or Arab horse (Arabic: الحصان العربي ‎ [ ħisˤaːn ʕarabiː], DMG ḥiṣān ʿarabī) is a breed of horse that originated on the Arabian Peninsula. With a distinctive head shape and high tail carriage, the Arabian is one of the most easily recognizable horse breeds in the world. It is also one of the oldest breeds, with archaeological evidence of horses in the Middle East that resemble modern Arabians dating back 4,500 years. Throughout history, Arabian horses spread around the world by both war and trade, used to improve other breeds by adding speed, refinement, endurance, and strong bone. Today, Arabian bloodlines are found in almost every modern breed of riding horse. Read more..
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Cachet: A Vladimir Horse at Work
№ 443-445 FDC | A Vladimir Horse at Work
 

24 Aug 2002

Eminent Personalities

INTRODUCTION

On 24 August 2002, the Post Office of Moldova (Poșta Moldovei) issued a series of postage stamps with the title Eminent Personalities. The issue comprises six stamps, with associated cancellation (postmark) and first day cover (FDC). The designer was Alexei Colabneac. The printing was performed by Bundesdruckerei, Germany.

ISSUE DETAILS

POSTAGE STAMPS

Grigore Ureche (1590-1647). Governor and Chronicler
№ 437 | Grigore Ureche (1590-1647). Governor and Chronicler

Grigore Ureche (1590-1647). Governor and Chronicler

  • Michel Catalogue No: 437
  • Perforation Type/Size: Comb 13.75:14
  • Size: 27.50 x 32.80 mm
  • Face Value: 0.4 Lei
  • Quantity Printed: 250,000
Grigore Ureche (Romanian pronunciation: [ɡriˈɡore uˈreke]; 1590–1647) was a Moldavian chronicler who wrote on Moldavian history in his Letopiseţul Ţării Moldovei (The Chronicles of the land of Moldavia), covering the period from 1359 to 1594. Read more..
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Nicolae Costin (1660-1712). Governor and Chronicler
№ 438 | Nicolae Costin (1660-1712). Governor and Chronicler

Nicolae Costin (1660-1712). Governor and Chronicler

  • Michel Catalogue No: 438
  • Perforation Type/Size: Comb 13.75:14
  • Size: 27.50 x 32.80 mm
  • Face Value: 0.4 Lei
  • Quantity Printed: 250,000
Nicolae Costin (1660–1712) was a Moldavian chronicler. Read more..
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Ion Neculce (1672-1745). Governor, Hetman (Commander) and Chronicler
№ 439 | Ion Neculce (1672-1745). Governor, Hetman (Commander) and Chronicler

Ion Neculce (1672-1745). Governor, Hetman (Commander) and Chronicler

  • Michel Catalogue No: 439
  • Perforation Type/Size: Comb 13.75:14
  • Size: 27.50 x 32.80 mm
  • Face Value: 0.4 Lei
  • Quantity Printed: 250,000
Ion Neculce (1672–1745) was a Moldavian chronicler. His main work, Letopiseţul Ţărâi Moldovei [de la Dabija Vodă până la a doua domnie a lui Constantin Mavrocordat] (The Chronicles of the land of Moldavia [from the rule of Dabija Vodă to the second rule of Constantin Mavrocordat) was meant to extend Ion Neculce's narrative, covering events from 1661 to 1743. Read more..
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Nicolae Testemiţanu (1927-1986). Surgeon, University Chancellor and Minister for Health
№ 440 | Nicolae Testemiţanu (1927-1986). Surgeon, University Chancellor and Minister for Health

Nicolae Testemiţanu (1927-1986). Surgeon, University Chancellor and Minister for Health

  • Michel Catalogue No: 440
  • Perforation Type/Size: Comb 13.75:14
  • Size: 27.50 x 32.80 mm
  • Face Value: 0.4 Lei
  • Quantity Printed: 80,000
Nicolae Testemiţanu (1 August 1927 Ochiul Alb, Drochia district – September 20, 1986) was a Moldovan scientist, surgeon, hygienist, and politician. Read more..
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Sergiu Rădăuţan (1926-1998). Physicist, Academician and University Chancellor
№ 441 | Sergiu Rădăuţan (1926-1998). Physicist, Academician and University Chancellor

Sergiu Rădăuţan (1926-1998). Physicist, Academician and University Chancellor

  • Michel Catalogue No: 441
  • Perforation Type/Size: Comb 13.75:14
  • Size: 27.50 x 32.80 mm
  • Face Value: 1.5 Lei
  • Quantity Printed: 10,000
Sergiu Radautan (1926 - 1998) was a Moldovan physicist. He was a member of Moldovan Academy of Sciences and professor at the State Technical University in Chişinău (now named for him). Read more..
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Alexandre Dumas (1802-1870). French Novelist and Playwright
№ 442 | Alexandre Dumas (1802-1870). French Novelist and Playwright

Alexandre Dumas (1802-1870). French Novelist and Playwright

  • Michel Catalogue No: 442
  • Perforation Type/Size: Comb 13.75:14
  • Size: 27.50 x 32.80 mm
  • Face Value: 3.9 Lei
  • Quantity Printed: 80,000
Alexandre Dumas (French: [a.lɛk.sɑ̃dʁ dy.ma], born Dumas Davy de la Pailleterie, [dy.ma da.vi də la pa.jə.tʁi]; 24 July 1802 – 5 December 1870), also known as Alexandre Dumas, père, was a French writer, best known for his historical novels of high adventure. Translated into nearly 100 languages, these have made him one of the most widely read French authors in history. Many of his novels, including The Count of Monte Cristo, The Three Musketeers, Twenty Years After, and The Vicomte de Bragelonne: Ten Years Later were originally published as serials. His novels have been adapted since the early twentieth century for nearly 200 films. Dumas' last novel, The Knight of Sainte-Hermine, unfinished at his death, was completed by a scholar and published in 2005, becoming a bestseller. It was published in English in 2008 as The Last Cavalier. Read more..
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Cachet: Chronicler
№ 437-442 FDC | Chronicler
 

25 Jul 2002

550th Birth Anniversary of Leonardo da Vinci

INTRODUCTION

On 25 July 2002, the Post Office of Moldova (Poșta Moldovei) issued a series of postage stamps with the title 550th Birth Anniversary of Leonardo da Vinci. The issue comprises three stamps, on a souvenir sheet, with associated cancellation (postmark) and first day cover (FDC). The designer was Vitalie Roşca. The printing was performed by Bundesdruckerei, Germany.

ABOUT THE THEME

Leonardo di ser Piero da Vinci (Italian pronunciation: [leoˈnardo da vˈvintʃi]; April 15, 1452 – May 2, 1519, Old Style) was an Italian Renaissance polymath: painter, sculptor, architect, musician, mathematician, engineer, inventor, anatomist, geologist, cartographer, botanist, and writer. His genius, perhaps more than that of any other figure, epitomized the Renaissance humanist ideal. Leonardo has often been described as the archetype of the Renaissance Man, a man of 'unquenchable curiosity' and 'feverishly inventive imagination'. He is widely considered to be one of the greatest painters of all time and perhaps the most diversely talented person ever to have lived. According to art historian Helen Gardner, the scope and depth of his interests were without precedent and 'his mind and personality seem to us superhuman, the man himself mysterious and remote'. Marco Rosci states that while there is much speculation about Leonardo, his vision of the world is essentially logical rather than mysterious, and that the empirical methods he employed were unusual for his time. Read more..
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Painting: «Lady with an Ermine» (1485-1490). National Museum, Krakow
№ 434 | Painting: «Lady with an Ermine» (1485-1490). National Museum, Krakow

Painting: «Lady with an Ermine» (1485-1490). National Museum, Krakow

  • Michel Catalogue No: 434
  • Perforation Type/Size: Frame 13.75:14
  • Size: 27.50 x 32.80 mm
  • Face Value: 0.4 Lei
  • Quantity Printed: 50,000
Lady with an Ermine is a painting by Leonardo da Vinci from around 1489–1490. The subject of the portrait is identified as Cecilia Gallerani, and probably was painted at a time when she was the mistress of Ludovico Sforza, Duke of Milan, and Leonardo was in the service of the Duke. The painting is one of only four portraits of women painted by Leonardo, the others being the Mona Lisa, the portrait of Ginevra de' Benci, and La belle ferronnière. It is currently displayed in the Wawel Castle, Kraków, Poland. When exhibited in The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, it was described as 'signal[ling] a breakthrough in the art of psychological portraiture'. Read more..
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Painting: «The Virgin and Child with St Anne» (1508-1510). Louvre, Paris
№ 435 | Painting: «The Virgin and Child with St Anne» (1508-1510). Louvre, Paris

Painting: «The Virgin and Child with St Anne» (1508-1510). Louvre, Paris

  • Michel Catalogue No: 435
  • Perforation Type/Size: Frame 13.75:14
  • Size: 27.50 x 32.80 mm
  • Face Value: 1.5 Lei
  • Quantity Printed: 50,000
The Virgin and Child with Saint Anne is an oil painting by Leonardo da Vinci depicting St Anne, her daughter the Virgin Mary and the infant Jesus. Christ is shown grappling with a sacrificial lamb symbolizing his Passion as the Virgin tries to restrain him. The painting was commissioned as the high altarpiece for the Church of Santissima Annunziata in Florence and its theme had long preoccupied Leonardo. Read more..
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Painting: «Mona Lisa» (1503-1506). Also Known as «La Gioconda». Louvre, Paris
№ 436 | Painting: «Mona Lisa» (1503-1506). Also Known as «La Gioconda». Louvre, Paris

Painting: «Mona Lisa» (1503-1506). Also Known as «La Gioconda». Louvre, Paris

  • Michel Catalogue No: 436
  • Perforation Type/Size: Frame 13.75:14
  • Size: 27.50 x 32.80 mm
  • Face Value: 3 Lei
  • Quantity Printed: 50,000
The Mona Lisa (Monna Lisa or La Gioconda in Italian; La Joconde in French) is a half-length portrait of a woman by the Italian artist Leonardo da Vinci, which has been acclaimed as 'the best known, the most visited, the most written about, the most sung about, the most parodied work of art in the world.' The painting, thought to be a portrait of Lisa Gherardini, the wife of Francesco del Giocondo, is in oil on a white Lombardy poplar panel, and is believed to have been painted between 1503 and 1506, although Leonardo may have continued working on it as late as 1517. It was acquired by King Francis I of France and is now the property of the French Republic, on permanent display at The Louvre museum in Paris since 1797. The ambiguity of the subject's expression, which is frequently described as enigmatic, the monumentality of the composition, the subtle modeling of forms and the atmospheric illusionism were novel qualities that have contributed to the continuing fascination and study of the work. Read more..
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Cachet: The Vitruvian Man
№ Block 27 (434-436) FDC | The Vitruvian Man
 

14 Jun 2002

Chişinău Botanical Gardens

INTRODUCTION

On 14 June 2002, the Post Office of Moldova (Poșta Moldovei) issued a series of postage stamps with the title Chişinău Botanical Gardens. The issue comprises four stamps, ona souvenir sheet, with associated cancellation (postmark) and first day cover (FDC). The designer was Elena Karacenţev. The printing was performed by Bundesdruckerei, Germany.

ABOUT THE THEME

The Chișinău Botanical Garden of the Academy of Sciences of Moldova was founded in 1950 by the Russian Academy of Science. The garden is located in Chișinău, Botanica, Moldova and covers an area of 76 hectares. In 1973, a new botanical garden was established in the Botanica sector of Chișinău. Two years later, the garden was given the status of a Research Institute of the Academy of Sciences of Moldovan SSR. There are around ten thousand species of plants in the garden. Read more..
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Rose
№ 430 | Rose

Rose

  • Michel Catalogue No: 430
  • Perforation Type/Size: Frame 13.75:14
  • Size: 27.50 x 32.80 mm
  • Face Value: 0.4 Lei
  • Quantity Printed: 150,000
A rose is a woody perennial of the genus Rosa, within the family Rosaceae. There are over 100 species. They form a group of plants that can be erect shrubs, climbing or trailing with stems that are often armed with sharp prickles. Flowers vary in size and shape and are usually large and showy, in colours ranging from white through yellows and reds. Most species are native to Asia, with smaller numbers native to Europe, North America, and northwest Africa. Species, cultivars and hybrids are all widely grown for their beauty and often are fragrant. Rose plants range in size from compact, miniature roses, to climbers that can reach 7 meters in height. Different species hybridize easily, and this has been used in the development of the wide range of garden roses. Read more..
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Peony
№ 431 | Peony

Peony

  • Michel Catalogue No: 431
  • Perforation Type/Size: Frame 13.75:14
  • Size: 27.50 x 32.80 mm
  • Face Value: 0.4 Lei
  • Quantity Printed: 150,000
The peony is a flowering plant in the genus Paeonia, the only genus in the family Paeoniaceae. They are native to Asia, Southern Europe and Western North America. Boundaries between species are not clear and estimates of the number of species range from 25 to 40. Most are herbaceous perennial plants 0.5–1.5 metres (1.6–4.9 ft) tall, but some resemble trees 1.5–3 metres (4.9–9.8 ft) tall. They have compound, deeply lobed leaves and large, often fragrant, flowers, ranging from red to white or yellow, in late spring and early summer. Read more..
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Aster
№ 432 | Aster

Aster

  • Michel Catalogue No: 432
  • Perforation Type/Size: Frame 13.75:14
  • Size: 27.50 x 32.80 mm
  • Face Value: 1.5 Lei
  • Quantity Printed: 150,000
Aster is a genus of flowering plants in the family Asteraceae. Its circumscription has been narrowed, and it now encompasses around 180 species, all but one of which are restricted to Eurasia; many species formerly in Aster are now in other genera of the tribe Astereae. Read more..
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Iris
№ 433 | Iris

Iris

  • Michel Catalogue No: 433
  • Perforation Type/Size: Frame 13.75:14
  • Size: 27.50 x 32.80 mm
  • Face Value: 1.5 Lei
  • Quantity Printed: 150,000
Iris is a genus of 260–300 species of flowering plants with showy flowers. It takes its name from the Greek word for a rainbow, referring to the wide variety of flower colors found among the many species. As well as being the scientific name, iris is also very widely used as a common name for all Iris species, though some plants called thus belong to other closely related genera. A common name for some species is 'flags', while the plants of the subgenus Scorpiris are widely known as 'junos', particularly in horticulture. It is a popular garden flower. Read more..
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FIRST DAY COVERS (FDC) AND CANCELLATIONS (POSTMARKS)

Cachet: Flowering Plants
№ 430-433 FDC | Flowering Plants
 

9 May 2002

EUROPA 2002 - The Circus

INTRODUCTION

On 9 May 2002, the Post Office of Moldova (Poșta Moldovei) issued a postage stamp with the title EUROPA 2002 - The Circus . The issue comprises one stamp, with an associated cancellation (postmark) and first day cover (FDC). The designer was Filimon Hămuraru. The printing was performed by Bundesdruckerei, Germany.

ABOUT THE THEME

Europa stamps are special stamps issued by European postal administrations/enterprises under the aegis of PostEurop in which Europe is the central theme. EUROPA stamps underlines cooperation in the posts domain, taking into account promotion of philately. They also build awareness of the common roots, culture and history of Europe and its common goals. As such, EUROPA stamp issues are among the most collected and most popular stamps in the world. Read more..
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ISSUE DETAILS

POSTAGE STAMPS

Bas Relief Installed on the Chişinău Circus Building
№ 429 | Bas Relief Installed on the Chişinău Circus Building

Bas Relief Installed on the Chişinău Circus Building

  • Michel Catalogue No: 429
  • Perforation Type/Size: Comb 14
  • Size: 25.50 x 43.00 mm
  • Face Value: 3 Lei
  • Quantity Printed: 250,000
  

FIRST DAY COVERS (FDC) AND CANCELLATIONS (POSTMARKS)

Cachet: The Chişinău Circus Building
№ 429 FDC | The Chişinău Circus Building
 

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