12 Dec 2006

Christmas 2006 (Winter Holidays)

INTRODUCTION

On 12 December 2006, the Post Office of Moldova (Poșta Moldovei) issued a series of postage stamps with the title Christmas 2006 (Winter Holidays). The issue comprises three stamps, with associated cancellation (postmark) and first day cover (FDC). The designer was Vitaliu Pogolşa. The printing was performed by Tipografia Centrală, Chişinău.

ABOUT THE THEME

Christmas (Old English: Crīstesmæsse, meaning 'Christ's Mass') is an annual commemoration of the birth of Jesus Christ and a widely observed cultural holiday, celebrated generally on December 25 by millions of people around the world. A feast central to the Christian liturgical year, it closes the Advent season and initiates the twelve days of Christmastide, which ends after the twelfth night. Christmas is a civil holiday in many of the world's nations, is celebrated by an increasing number of non-Christians, and is an integral part of the Christmas and holiday season. Read more..
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ISSUE DETAILS

POSTAGE STAMPS

«Rolling the Burning Wheel on Christmas Eve» by Valerii Metleaev (1988)
№ 570 | «Rolling the Burning Wheel on Christmas Eve» by Valerii Metleaev (1988)

«Rolling the Burning Wheel on Christmas Eve» by Valerii Metleaev (1988)

  • Michel Catalogue No: 570
  • Perforation Type/Size: Comb 14:14.50
  • Size: 46.00 x 27.50 mm
  • Face Value: 0.4 Lei
  • Quantity Printed: 121,000
  
«Malanca» by Mihail Statnîi (1986)
№ 571 | «Malanca» by Mihail Statnîi (1986)

«Malanca» by Mihail Statnîi (1986)

  • Michel Catalogue No: 571
  • Perforation Type/Size: Comb 14.50:14
  • Size: 27.50 x 46.00 mm
  • Face Value: 3 Lei
  • Quantity Printed: 121,000
  
«Malanca» by Elena Bontea (1973)
№ 572 | «Malanca» by Elena Bontea (1973)

«Malanca» by Elena Bontea (1973)

  • Michel Catalogue No: 572
  • Perforation Type/Size: Comb 14.50:14
  • Size: 46.00 x 27.50 mm
  • Face Value: 3 Lei
  • Quantity Printed: 21,000
  

FIRST DAY COVERS (FDC) AND CANCELLATIONS (POSTMARKS)

Cachet: Festival Decorations
№ 570-572 FDC | Festival Decorations
 

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7 Oct 2006

National Wine Day

INTRODUCTION

On 7 October 2006, the Post Office of Moldova (Poșta Moldovei) issued a postage stamp with the title National Wine Day. The issue comprises one stamp, with an associated cancellation (postmark) and first day cover (FDC). The designer was Vitalie Roşca. The printing was performed by Tipografia Centrală, Chişinău.

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

Grapes, Wine and Vineyard
№ 569 | Grapes, Wine and Vineyard

Grapes, Wine and Vineyard

  • Michel Catalogue No: 569
  • Perforation Type/Size: Comb 14:14.50
  • Size: 46.00 x 27.50 mm
  • Face Value: 0.6 Lei
  • Quantity Printed: 200,000
  

FIRST DAY COVERS (FDC) AND CANCELLATIONS (POSTMARKS)

Cachet: Grapes, Wine and Barrel
№ 569 FDC | Grapes, Wine and Barrel
 

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8 Sep 2006

Pedigree Dogs

INTRODUCTION

On 8 September 2006, the Post Office of Moldova (Poșta Moldovei) issued a series of postage stamps with the title Pedigree Dogs. The issue comprises four stamps, with associated cancellation (postmark) and first day cover (FDC). The designer was Iurie Palkov. The printing was performed by Tipografia Centrală, Chişinău.

ISSUE DETAILS

POSTAGE STAMPS

German Shepherd
№ 565 | German Shepherd

German Shepherd

  • Michel Catalogue No: 565
  • Perforation Type/Size: Comb 14:14.50
  • Size: 46.00 x 27.50 mm
  • Face Value: 0.4 Lei
  • Quantity Printed: 74,000
The German Shepherd Dog, commonly referred to as the German Shepherd or, more colloquially, as simply the Shepherd; sometimes known in Britain and other British Commonwealth countries as the Alsatian or much less frequently as the Alsatian Wolf-Dog (both former breed names of The Kennel Club, UK, and other national clubs); and sometimes called the Police Dog which was a popular breed name in USA where it was original named the German Sheepdog, is a breed of dog that originated in Germany where it has been known since its founding as the deutsche Schäferhund, (German pronunciation: [ˈʃɛːfɐˌhʊnt]). German Shepherds are a relatively new breed of dog, with their origin dating to 1899. They are working dogs developed originally for herding and tending sheep, and are found in most Breed Standards under Herding Group, Pastoral Group, Working Group, etc. Since that time, however, because of their strength, intelligence, trainability and obedience, German Shepherds around the world are often the preferred breed for many types of work, including search-and-rescue, police and military roles and even acting. German Shepherds are the second-most popular dog in the United States and fourth-most popular in the United Kingdom. Read more..
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Rough Collie
№ 566 | Rough Collie

Rough Collie

  • Michel Catalogue No: 566
  • Perforation Type/Size: Comb 14:14.50
  • Size: 46.00 x 27.50 mm
  • Face Value: 0.6 Lei
  • Quantity Printed: 74,000
The Rough Collie (also known as the 'Long-Haired Collie') is a long coated breed of medium to large size dog that in its original form was a type of collie used and bred for herding in Scotland. Originating in the 1800s, it is now well known through the works of author Albert Payson Terhune, and through the Lassie novel, movies, and television shows. There is also a smooth-coated variety; some breed organisations, including both the American and the Canadian Kennnel Clubs, consider the smooth-coat and rough-coat dogs to be variations of the same breed. Rough Collies generally come in shades of sable, merles, and tri-coloured. This breed is very similar to the smaller Shetland Sheepdog which is partly descended from the Rough Collie. Read more..
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Standard Poodle
№ 567 | Standard Poodle

Standard Poodle

  • Michel Catalogue No: 567
  • Perforation Type/Size: Comb 14:14.50
  • Size: 46.00 x 27.50 mm
  • Face Value: 2 Lei
  • Quantity Printed: 74,000
The poodle is a group of formal dog breeds, the Standard Poodle, Miniature Poodle and Toy Poodle (one registry organisation also recognizes a Medium Poodle variety, between Standard and Miniature), with many coat colors. Originally bred in Germany as a type of water dog, the breed was standardized in France. The poodle is skillful in many dog sports, including agility, obedience, tracking, and even herding. Poodles have taken top honors in many conformation shows, including 'Best in Show' at the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show in 1991 and 2002, and at the World Dog Show in 2007 and 2010. Read more..
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Magyar Agár (Hungarian Greyhound)
№ 568 | Magyar Agár (Hungarian Greyhound)

Magyar Agár (Hungarian Greyhound)

  • Michel Catalogue No: 568
  • Perforation Type/Size: Comb 14:14.50
  • Size: 46.00 x 27.50 mm
  • Face Value: 6.2 Lei
  • Quantity Printed: 74,000
The Magyar agár (MA) is a dog breed. It is a type of sighthound originating in Hungary and Transylvania. It is used for hunting and coursing, and is also kept as a companion. Read more..
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FIRST DAY COVERS (FDC) AND CANCELLATIONS (POSTMARKS)

Cachet: A Shepherd and His Dog
№ 565-568 FDC | A Shepherd and His Dog
 

27 Aug 2006

15th Anniversary of the Proclamation of the Republic of Moldova

INTRODUCTION

On 27 August 2006, the Post Office of Moldova (Poșta Moldovei) issued a postage stamp with the title 15th Anniversary of the Proclamation of the Republic of Moldova. The issue comprises one stamp, with an associated cancellation (postmark) and first day cover (FDC). The designer was Vitaliu Pogolşa. The printing was performed by Tipografia Centrală, Chişinău.

ABOUT THE THEME

The Declaration of Independence of the Republic of Moldova (Romanian: Declaraţia de independenţă a Republicii Moldova) was a document adopted by the Parliament of the Republic of Moldova following the failure of the August coup attempt. The document claims 'millennial history' and 'uninterrupted statehood' within historic and ethnic borders and refers to the official language as 'Romanian.'. This founding act of the Republic of Moldova from 1991 is celebrated on August 27, the National Day or Independence Day. Read more..
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ISSUE DETAILS

POSTAGE STAMPS

The Flag of Moldova and the Presidential Building
№ 564 | The Flag of Moldova and the Presidential Building

The Flag of Moldova and the Presidential Building

  • Michel Catalogue No: 564
  • Perforation Type/Size: Comb 14.50:14
  • Size: 27.50 x 23.00 mm
  • Face Value: 2.6 Lei
  • Quantity Printed: 50,000
The state flag of Moldova is a vertical tricolor of blue, yellow, and red, charged with the coat of arms of Moldova (an eagle holding a shield charged with an aurochs) on the center bar. The obverse is mirrored. The flag ratio is 1:2. Until further provisions, the State Flag of Moldova is used as the national flag and ensign as well, that is, civil, state and war flag and ensign. Read more..
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FIRST DAY COVERS (FDC) AND CANCELLATIONS (POSTMARKS)

Cachet: The State Arms and Fireworks
№ 564 FDC | The State Arms and Fireworks
 

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16 Aug 2006

The Red List of Moldova - Fauna - Mammals

INTRODUCTION

On 16 August 2006, the Post Office of Moldova (Poșta Moldovei) issued a series of postage stamps with the title The Red List of Moldova - Fauna - Mammals. The issue comprises five stamps, one on a souvenir sheet, with associated cancellation (postmark) and first day cover (FDC). The designer was Alexei Colabneac. The printing was performed by Tipografia Centrală, Chişinău.

ABOUT THE THEME

The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species (also known as the IUCN Red List or Red Data List), founded in 1964, is the world's most comprehensive inventory of the global conservation status of biological species. The International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) is the world's main authority on the conservation status of species. A series of Regional Red Lists are produced by countries or organizations, which assess the risk of extinction to species within a political management unit. Read more..
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ISSUE DETAILS

POSTAGE STAMPS

European Pine Marten
№ 559 | European Pine Marten

European Pine Marten

  • Michel Catalogue No: 559
  • Perforation Type/Size: Comb 14:14.50
  • Size: 46.00 x 27.50 mm
  • Face Value: 0.6 Lei
  • Quantity Printed: 50,000
The European pine marten (Martes martes), known most commonly as the pine marten in Anglophone Europe, and less commonly also known as pineten, baum marten, or sweet marten, is an animal native to Northern Europe belonging to the mustelid family, which also includes mink, otter, badger, wolverine and weasel. It is about the size of a domestic cat. Read more..
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Stoat
№ 560 | Stoat

Stoat

  • Michel Catalogue No: 560
  • Perforation Type/Size: Comb 14:14.50
  • Size: 46.00 x 27.50 mm
  • Face Value: 1 Lei
  • Quantity Printed: 50,000
The stoat (Mustela erminea), also known as the short-tailed weasel, is a species of Mustelidae native to Eurasia and North America, distinguished from the least weasel by its larger size and longer tail with a prominent black tip. The name ermine is often, but not always, used for the animal in its pure white winter coat, or the fur thereof. Since the late 19th century, stoats have been introduced to New Zealand to control rabbits, but have had a devastating effect on native bird populations (see Stoats in New Zealand). Read more..
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European Mink
№ 561 | European Mink

European Mink

  • Michel Catalogue No: 561
  • Perforation Type/Size: Comb 14:14.50
  • Size: 46.00 x 27.50 mm
  • Face Value: 2 Lei
  • Quantity Printed: 50,000
The European mink (Mustela lutreola), also known as the Russian mink, is a semiaquatic species of mustelid native to Europe. Read more..
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Steppe Polecat
№ 562 | Steppe Polecat

Steppe Polecat

  • Michel Catalogue No: 562
  • Perforation Type/Size: Comb 14:14.50
  • Size: 46.00 x 27.50 mm
  • Face Value: 3 Lei
  • Quantity Printed: 50,000
The steppe polecat (Mustela eversmanii), also known as the white or masked polecat, is a species of mustelid native to Central and Eastern Europe and Central Asia. It is listed as Least Concern by the IUCN because of its wide distribution, occurrence in a number of protected areas, and tolerance to some degree of habitat modification. It is generally of a very light yellowish colour, with dark limbs and a dark mask across the face. Compared to its relative, the European polecat, the steppe polecat is larger in size and has a more powerfully built skull. Read more..
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Wildcat
№ 563 | Wildcat

Wildcat

  • Michel Catalogue No: 563
  • Perforation Type/Size: Comb 14.50:14
  • Size: 46.00 x 27.50 mm
  • Face Value: 6.2 Lei
  • Quantity Printed: 15,000
The wildcat (Felis silvestris) is a small cat found throughout most of Africa, Europe, and southwest and central Asia into India, China, and Mongolia. Because of its wide range it is classed by the IUCN as Least Concern. However, crossbreeding with housecats is extensive and has occurred throughout almost the entirety of the species' range. Read more..
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FIRST DAY COVERS (FDC) AND CANCELLATIONS (POSTMARKS)

Cachet: European Pine Marten
№ 559-562 FDC | European Pine Marten
Cachet: European Pine Marten
№ Block 36 (563) FDC | European Pine Marten
 

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