1 Dec 2007

Christmas 2007


INTRODUCTION

On 1 December 2007, the Post Office of Moldova (Poșta Moldovei) issued a series of postage stamps with the title Christmas 2007. The issue comprises three stamps, with associated cancellation (postmark) and first day cover (FDC). The designer was Victoria Raţă. 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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POSTAGE STAMPS


Christmas Tree
№ 602 | Christmas Tree

Christmas Tree

  • Michel Catalogue No: 602
  • Perforation Type/Size: Comb 14:14.50
  • Size: 23.00 x 27.50 mm
  • Face Value: 1 Lei
  • Quantity Printed: 360,000
A Christmas tree is a decorated tree, usually an evergreen conifer such as spruce, pine, or fir associated with the celebration of Christmas. An artificial Christmas tree, usually made from polyvinyl chloride (PVC), is a man-made replication of such a tree and is often used instead of a live tree in order to retain the Christmas spirit and decorations without the care and maintenance of a cut tree. Read more..
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Father Christmas
№ 603 | Father Christmas

Father Christmas

  • Michel Catalogue No: 603
  • Perforation Type/Size: Comb 14:14.50
  • Size: 46.00 x 27.50 mm
  • Face Value: 4.5 Lei
  • Quantity Printed: 130,000
Santa Claus, also known as Saint Nicholas, Father Christmas, Kris Kringle and simply 'Santa', is a mythical figure with legendary, historical and folkloric origins who, in many Western cultures, is said to bring gifts to the homes of the good children on 24 December, the night before Christmas. However, in some European countries children receive their presents on St. Nicholas' Day, 6 December. The modern figure of Santa Claus is derived from the Dutch figure of Sinterklaas, which, in turn, has part of its basis in hagiographical tales concerning the historical figure of Christian bishop and gift-giver Saint Nicholas. During the Christianization of Germanic Europe, this figure may have absorbed elements of the god Odin, who was associated with the Germanic pagan midwinter event of Yule and led the Wild Hunt, a ghostly procession through the sky. Over time, traits of this character and the British folklore character Father Christmas merged to form the modern Santa Claus known today. Read more..
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FIRST DAY COVERS (FDC) AND CANCELLATIONS (POSTMARKS)


Cachet: Village in the Snow
№ 602-603 FDC | Village in the Snow

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29 Sep 2007

World Chess Championship, Mexico


INTRODUCTION

On 29 September 2007, the Post Office of Moldova (Poșta Moldovei) issued a postage stamp with the title World Chess Championship, Mexico. 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 World Chess Championship 2007 was held in Mexico City, from 12 September 2007 to 30 September 2007 to decide the world champion in the board game chess. It was an eight-player, double round robin tournament. Read more..
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POSTAGE STAMPS


Chess Board, Chess Pieces and Emblem of the Championship
№ 601 | Chess Board, Chess Pieces and Emblem of the Championship

Chess Board, Chess Pieces and Emblem of the Championship

  • Michel Catalogue No: 601
  • Perforation Type/Size: Comb 14:14.50
  • Size: 46.00 x 27.50 mm
  • Face Value: 6.2 Lei
  • Quantity Printed: 50,000

FIRST DAY COVERS (FDC) AND CANCELLATIONS (POSTMARKS)


Cachet: Emblem of the Championship
№ 601 FDC | Emblem of the Championship

RELATED ITEMS

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The 37th Chess Olympiad, Turin 2006

15 Sep 2007

Famous People


INTRODUCTION

On 15 September 2007, the Post Office of Moldova (Poșta Moldovei) issued a series of postage stamps with the title Famous People. The issue comprises four stamps, with associated cancellation (postmark) and first day cover (FDC). The designer was Elena Karacenţev. The printing was performed by Tipografia Centrală, Chişinău.

ISSUE DETAILS


POSTAGE STAMPS


Ion Luca Caragiale (1852-1912). Playwright, Writer and Poet
№ 597 | Ion Luca Caragiale (1852-1912). Playwright, Writer and Poet

Ion Luca Caragiale (1852-1912). Playwright, Writer and Poet

  • Michel Catalogue No: 597
  • Perforation Type/Size: Comb 14:14.50
  • Size: 46.00 x 27.50 mm
  • Face Value: 0.75 Lei
  • Quantity Printed: 500,000
Ion Luca Caragiale (Romanian pronunciation: [iˈon ˈluka karaˈd͡ʒjale]; commonly referred to as I. L. Caragiale; February 13 [O.S. February 1] 1852 – June 9, 1912) was a great Romanian playwright, short story writer, poet, theater manager, political commentator and journalist. He is considered one of the greatest Romanian playwrights and writers, a leading representative of local humor, and a main representative of Junimea, an influential literary society with which he parted during the second half of his life. Read more..
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Anastasia Dicescu (1887-1945). Opera Singer
№ 598 | Anastasia Dicescu (1887-1945). Opera Singer

Anastasia Dicescu (1887-1945). Opera Singer

  • Michel Catalogue No: 598
  • Perforation Type/Size: Comb 14:14.50
  • Size: 46.00 x 27.50 mm
  • Face Value: 1 Lei
  • Quantity Printed: 400,000

Mircea Eliade (1907-1986). Historian, Writer and Philosopher
№ 599 | Mircea Eliade (1907-1986). Historian, Writer and Philosopher

Mircea Eliade (1907-1986). Historian, Writer and Philosopher

  • Michel Catalogue No: 599
  • Perforation Type/Size: Comb 14:14.50
  • Size: 46.00 x 27.50 mm
  • Face Value: 3 Lei
  • Quantity Printed: 100,000
Mircea Eliade (Romanian: [ˈmirt͡ʃe̯a eliˈade]; March 9 [O.S. February 24] 1907 – April 22, 1986) was a Romanian historian of religion, fiction writer, philosopher, and professor at the University of Chicago. He was a leading interpreter of religious experience, who established paradigms in religious studies that persist to this day. His theory that hierophanies form the basis of religion, splitting the human experience of reality into sacred and profane space and time, has proved influential. One of his most influential contributions to religious studies was his theory of Eternal Return, which holds that myths and rituals do not simply commemorate hierophanies, but, at least to the minds of the religious, actually participate in them. Read more..
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Maria Bieşu, Opera Singer
№ 600 | Maria Bieşu, Opera Singer

Maria Bieşu, Opera Singer

  • Michel Catalogue No: 600
  • Perforation Type/Size: Comb 14.50:14
  • Size: 27.50 x 46.00 mm
  • Face Value: 6.2 Lei
  • Quantity Printed: 20,000
Maria Bieșu (August 3, 1935 – May 16, 2012) was a Moldovan opera singer. Debuting in 1961, she eventually went on to become the chief vocalist of the National Opera and Ballet Theatre of Moldova. Her artistic excellence brought her international recognition and invitations to sing in other countries, including Italy, where she performed at the Milan Opera from 1965 to 1967. Read more..
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FIRST DAY COVERS (FDC) AND CANCELLATIONS (POSTMARKS)


Cachet: Famous People
№ 597-599 FDC | Famous People

Cachet: Famous People
№ Block 38 (600) FDC | Famous People

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6 Sep 2007

Protection of Endangered Fish Species in the Dniester River (Joint Issue with Ukraine)


INTRODUCTION

On 6 September 2007, the Post Office of Moldova (Poșta Moldovei) issued a series of postage stamps with the title Protection of Endangered Fish Species in the Dniester River (Joint Issue with Ukraine). The issue comprises two stamps, with associated cancellation (postmark) and first day cover (FDC). The designer was Elena Karacenţev. The printing was performed by Tipografia Centrală, Chişinău.

ABOUT THE THEME

The Dniester River (/ˈniːstər/ NEES-tər; Romanian: Nistru, Ukrainian: Дністе́р translit. Dnister; Russian: Днестр) is a river in Eastern Europe. It runs first through Ukraine and then through Moldova (where it separates the breakaway territory of Transnistria), finally discharging into the Black Sea on Ukrainian territory again. Read more..
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POSTAGE STAMPS


Russian Sturgeon (Acipenser Gueldenstaedtii)
№ 595 | Russian Sturgeon (Acipenser Gueldenstaedtii)

Russian Sturgeon (Acipenser Gueldenstaedtii)

  • Michel Catalogue No: 595
  • Perforation Type/Size: Comb 14:14.50
  • Size: 46.00 x 27.50 mm
  • Face Value: 1 Lei
  • Quantity Printed: 100,000
The Russian sturgeon (Acipenser gueldenstaedtii), also known as the diamond sturgeon or Danube sturgeon, is a species of fish in the Acipenseridae family. It is found in Azerbaijan, Bulgaria, Georgia, Iran, Kazakhstan, Romania, Russia, Turkey, Turkmenistan, and Ukraine. It is also found in the Caspian Sea. This fish can grow up to about 235 cm (93 in) and weigh 115 kg (250 lb). Russian sturgeon can not mature and reproduce quickly, making them highly vulnerable to fishing. It is distinguished from other Acipenser species by its short snout with a rounded tip as well as its lower lip which is interrupted at its center. Read more..
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Common Zingel (Zingel Zingel)
№ 596 | Common Zingel (Zingel Zingel)

Common Zingel (Zingel Zingel)

  • Michel Catalogue No: 596
  • Perforation Type/Size: Comb 14:14.50
  • Size: 46.00 x 27.50 mm
  • Face Value: 3 Lei
  • Quantity Printed: 100,000
The Common zingel (Zingel zingel) is a species of fish in the Percidae family. It is distributed in the Dniester and Danube basins. Read more..
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FIRST DAY COVERS (FDC) AND CANCELLATIONS (POSTMARKS)


Cachet: Russian Sturgeon and Common Zingel
№ 595-596 FDC | Russian Sturgeon and Common Zingel

14 Aug 2007

Extinct Birds of Moldova (National Museum of Ethnography and Natural History)


INTRODUCTION

On 14 August 2007, the Post Office of Moldova (Poșta Moldovei) issued a series of postage stamps with the title Extinct Birds of Moldova (National Museum of Ethnography and Natural History). The issue comprises five stamps, one on a souvenir sheet, with associated cancellation (postmark) and first day covers (FDC). The designer was Elena Karacenţev. The printing was performed by Tipografia Centrală, Chişinău.

ISSUE DETAILS


POSTAGE STAMPS


Great Bustard (Otis Tarda)
№ 590 | Great Bustard (Otis Tarda)

Great Bustard (Otis Tarda)

  • Michel Catalogue No: 590
  • Perforation Type/Size: Comb 14:14.50
  • Size: 46.00 x 27.50 mm
  • Face Value: 0.45 Lei
  • Quantity Printed: 400,000
The Great Bustard (Otis tarda) is in the bustard family, the only member of the genus Otis. It breeds in southern and central Europe, where it is the largest species of bird, and across temperate Asia. European populations are mainly resident, but Asian birds move further south in winter. Portugal and Spain now contain about 60% of the world's population. Read more..
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Egyptian Vulture (Neophron Percnopterus)
№ 591 | Egyptian Vulture (Neophron Percnopterus)

Egyptian Vulture (Neophron Percnopterus)

  • Michel Catalogue No: 591
  • Perforation Type/Size: Comb 14:14.50
  • Size: 46.00 x 27.50 mm
  • Face Value: 1 Lei
  • Quantity Printed: 500,000
The Egyptian Vulture (Neophron percnopterus), also called the White Scavenger Vulture or Pharaoh's Chicken, is a small Old World vulture and the only member of the genus Neophron. It is widely distributed; the Egyptian Vulture is found from southwestern Europe and northern Africa to India. The contrasting underwing pattern and wedge-shaped tail make it distinctive in flight as it soars in thermals during the warmer parts of the day. Egyptian Vultures feed mainly on carrion but are opportunistic and will prey on small mammals, birds, and reptiles. They also feed on the eggs of other birds, breaking larger ones by tossing a large pebble onto them. The use of tools is rare in birds and apart from the use of a pebble as a hammer, Egyptian Vultures also use twigs to roll up wool for use in their nest. Egyptian Vultures that breed in the temperate regions migrate south in winter while tropical populations are relatively sedentary. Populations of this species have declined in the 20th century and some island populations are endangered by hunting, accidental poisoning, and collision with power lines. Read more..
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Black Grouse (Lyrurus Tetrix)
№ 592 | Black Grouse (Lyrurus Tetrix)

Black Grouse (Lyrurus Tetrix)

  • Michel Catalogue No: 592
  • Perforation Type/Size: Comb 14:14.50
  • Size: 46.00 x 27.50 mm
  • Face Value: 2.5 Lei
  • Quantity Printed: 50,000
The Black Grouse or Blackgame (Tetrao tetrix) is a large game bird in the grouse family. It is a sedentary species, breeding across northern Eurasia in moorland and bog areas near to woodland, mostly boreal. The Black Grouse is closely related to the Caucasian Grouse. Read more..
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Griffon Vulture (Gyps Fulvus)
№ 593 | Griffon Vulture (Gyps Fulvus)

Griffon Vulture (Gyps Fulvus)

  • Michel Catalogue No: 593
  • Perforation Type/Size: Comb 14:14.50
  • Size: 46.00 x 27.50 mm
  • Face Value: 5 Lei
  • Quantity Printed: 50,000
The Griffon Vulture (Gyps fulvus) is a large Old World vulture in the bird of prey family Accipitridae. Read more..
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Western Capercaillie (Tetrao Urogallus)
№ 594 | Western Capercaillie (Tetrao Urogallus)

Western Capercaillie (Tetrao Urogallus)

  • Michel Catalogue No: 594
  • Perforation Type/Size: Comb 14:14.50
  • Size: 46.00 x 27.50 mm
  • Face Value: 6.2 Lei
  • Quantity Printed: 20,000
The Western Capercaillie (Tetrao urogallus), also known as the Wood Grouse, Heather Cock or Capercaillie /ˌkæpərˈkeɪli/, is the largest member of the grouse family. The largest known specimen, recorded in captivity, had a weight of 7.2 kg. (15.9 lbs). Found across Europe and Asia, it is renowned for its mating display. Read more..
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FIRST DAY COVERS (FDC) AND CANCELLATIONS (POSTMARKS)


Cachet: Bird and the Museum
№ 590-593 FDC | Bird and the Museum

Cachet: Bird and the Museum
№ Block 37 (594) FDC | Bird and the Museum

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20 Jun 2007

Domestic Cats


INTRODUCTION

On 20 June 2007, the Post Office of Moldova (Poșta Moldovei) issued a series of postage stamps with the title Domestic Cats. 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.

ABOUT THE THEME

The domestic cat (Felis catus or Felis silvestris catus) is a small, usually furry, domesticated, and carnivorous mammal. It is often called the housecat when kept as an indoor pet, or simply the cat when there is no need to distinguish it from other felids and felines. Cats are often valued by humans for companionship and their ability to hunt vermin and household pests. Read more..
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POSTAGE STAMPS


Ordinary Cat
№ 586 | Ordinary Cat

Ordinary Cat

  • Michel Catalogue No: 586
  • Perforation Type/Size: Comb 14:14.50
  • Size: 46.00 x 27.50 mm
  • Face Value: 0.65 Lei
  • Quantity Printed: 150,000

Siamese Cat
№ 587 | Siamese Cat

Siamese Cat

  • Michel Catalogue No: 587
  • Perforation Type/Size: Comb 14.50:14
  • Size: 27.50 x 46.00 mm
  • Face Value: 1 Lei
  • Quantity Printed: 200,000
The Siamese (Thai: วิเชียรมาศ, RTGS: Wichianmat, meaning 'moon diamond') is one of the first distinctly recognized breeds of Oriental cat. One of several breeds native to Thailand (formerly known as Siam), in the 20th century the Siamese cat became one of the most popular breeds in Europe and North America. The modern Siamese is characterized by blue almond-shaped eyes, a triangular head shape, large ears, an elongated, slender, and muscular body, and point coloration. TICA describes the breed as social, intelligent, and playful into adulthood, often enjoying a game of fetch. Siamese prefer to live in pairs or groups and also seek human interaction. Their Meezer nickname refers to their vocal nature. The Oriental cat was developed in order to expand the range of coat patterns while the Thai preserves a moderate head and body type. Read more..
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Burmese Cat
№ 588 | Burmese Cat

Burmese Cat

  • Michel Catalogue No: 588
  • Perforation Type/Size: Comb 14.50:14
  • Size: 27.50 x 46.00 mm
  • Face Value: 1.5 Lei
  • Quantity Printed: 100,000
The Burmese (Thai: ศุภลักษณ์ RTGS: Suphalak meaning fortunate, beautiful, and splendid appearance) is a breed of domesticated cats split into two subgroups: the American Burmese and the British Burmese (and are not to be confused with 'Sacred Cat of Burma,' in respect of which, see Birman). Most modern Burmese are descendants of one female cat called Wong Mau, which was brought from Burma to America in 1930. Most cat registries do not recognize a split between the two groups, but those that do formally refer to the type developed by British cat breeders as the European Burmese. Read more..
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Persian Cat
№ 589 | Persian Cat

Persian Cat

  • Michel Catalogue No: 589
  • Perforation Type/Size: Comb 14:14.50
  • Size: 46.00 x 27.50 mm
  • Face Value: 6.2 Lei
  • Quantity Printed: 50,000

FIRST DAY COVERS (FDC) AND CANCELLATIONS (POSTMARKS)


Cachet: Kittens
№ 586-589 FDC | Kittens

7 Jun 2007

«State Arms» Stamps of 1993 - Surcharged


INTRODUCTION

On 7 June 2007, the Post Office of Moldova (Poșta Moldovei) issued a series of postage stamps with the title «State Arms» Stamps of 1993 - Surcharged. The issue comprises two stamps, with associated cancellation (postmark) and first day cover (FDC). The designer was Vitalie Leca. The printing was performed by Tipografia Centrală, Chişinău.

ABOUT THE THEME

The coat of arms of Moldova consists of a stylized eagle holding a cross in its beak and a sceptre and an olive branch in its claws. According to the author[who?] of the coat of arms, the eagle symbolizes the Latin origin of the people. The chest of the eagle is protected by a shield that bears the traditional insigns of Moldavia: an aurochs head with the sun between its horns. It also contains two lozenges (the ears), a five-petal flower and a moon in a crescent phase. Everything on the shield has one of the three traditional colours: red, yellow, blue. Read more..
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POSTAGE STAMPS


№ 68w - Surcharged «25b». Surcharge: Blue. Paper: Ordinary
№ 584 | № 68w - Surcharged «25b». Surcharge: Blue. Paper: Ordinary

№ 68w - Surcharged «25b». Surcharge: Blue. Paper: Ordinary

  • Michel Catalogue No: 584
  • Perforation Type/Size: Comb 12:12.25
  • Size: 18.50 x 26.00 mm
  • Face Value: 3 Cupons
  • Quantity Printed: 1,503,727

№ 68v - Surcharged «85b». Surcharge: Black. Paper: Coated
№ 585 | № 68v - Surcharged «85b». Surcharge: Black. Paper: Coated

№ 68v - Surcharged «85b». Surcharge: Black. Paper: Coated

  • Michel Catalogue No: 585
  • Perforation Type/Size: Comb 12:11.50
  • Size: 18.50 x 26.00 mm
  • Face Value: 3 Cupons
  • Quantity Printed: 2,320,690

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State Arms of the Republic (II) - Ordinary Paper 19931993
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State Arms of the Republic (III) - Glossy Paper 19931993
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