18 Sep 2008

Deer (Joint Issue Between Moldova and Kazakhstan)


INTRODUCTION

On 18 September 2008, the Post Office of Moldova (Poșta Moldovei) issued a series of postage stamps with the title Deer (Joint Issue Between Moldova and Kazakhstan). The issue comprises two stamps, with associated cancellation (postmark) and first day cover (FDC). The designer was Vladimir Melnic. The printing was performed by Tipografia Centrală, Chişinău.

ISSUE DETAILS


POSTAGE STAMPS


Sika Deer (Cervus Nippon)
№ 623 | Sika Deer (Cervus Nippon)

Sika Deer (Cervus Nippon)

  • Michel Catalogue No: 623
  • Perforation Type/Size: Comb 14:14.50
  • Size: 46.00 x 27.50 mm
  • Face Value: 3 Lei
  • Quantity Printed: 50,000
The sika deer, Cervus nippon, also known as the spotted deer or the Japanese deer, is a species of deer native to much of East Asia, and introduced to various other parts of the world. Previously found from northern Vietnam in the south to the Russian Far East in the north, it is now uncommon in these areas, excluding Japan, where the species is overabundant. Its name comes from shika (鹿?), the Japanese word for 'deer'. Read more..
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Altai Wapiti or Maral (Cervus Elaphus Sibiricus)
№ 624 | Altai Wapiti or Maral (Cervus Elaphus Sibiricus)

Altai Wapiti or Maral (Cervus Elaphus Sibiricus)

  • Michel Catalogue No: 624
  • Perforation Type/Size: Comb 14:14.50
  • Size: 46.00 x 27.50 mm
  • Face Value: 3 Lei
  • Quantity Printed: 50,000
The Altai wapiti is a subspecies of Cervus canadensis (named 'elk' or 'wapiti' in North America) found in the forest hills of Southern Siberia, Northwestern Mongolia, and Northern Xinjiang province of China. It is different from the Tian Shan Wapiti in being smaller and paler in color. It has also been classified as Cervus elaphus sibirica, and is also known as the Altai maral, central maral deer, Siberian red deer, and Maral. Read more..
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FIRST DAY COVERS (FDC) AND CANCELLATIONS (POSTMARKS)


Cachet: Sika Deer
№ 623-624 FDC | Sika Deer

5 Sep 2008

Famous People


INTRODUCTION

On 5 September 2008, 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


Onisifor Ghibu (1883-1972). Teacher and Politician
№ 619 | Onisifor Ghibu (1883-1972). Teacher and Politician

Onisifor Ghibu (1883-1972). Teacher and Politician

  • Michel Catalogue No: 619
  • Perforation Type/Size: Comb 14:14.50
  • Size: 46.00 x 27.50 mm
  • Face Value: 1.2 Lei
  • Quantity Printed: 200,000
Onisifor Ghibu (May 31, 1883 – October 3, 1972) was a Romanian teacher of pedagogy, member of the Romanian Academy, and politician. Read more..
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Ciprian Porumbescu (1853-1883). Composer
№ 620 | Ciprian Porumbescu (1853-1883). Composer

Ciprian Porumbescu (1853-1883). Composer

  • Michel Catalogue No: 620
  • Perforation Type/Size: Comb 14:14.50
  • Size: 46.00 x 27.50 mm
  • Face Value: 1.5 Lei
  • Quantity Printed: 100,000
Ciprian Porumbescu (Romanian pronunciation: [t͡ʃipriˈan porumˈbesku]; born Ciprian Golembiovski on October 14, 1853 – June 6, 1883) was a Romanian composer born in Şipotele Sucevei in Bukovina (now Shepit, Putyla Raion, Ukraine). He was among the most celebrated Romanian composers of his time; his popular works include Crai nou, Trei culori, Song for the 1st of May, Ballad for violin and piano, and Serenada. In addition, he composed the music for Pe-al nostru steag e scris Unire, which was used for Albania's national anthem, Hymni i Flamurit. His work spreads over various forms and musical genres, but the majority of his work is choral and operetta. Read more..
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Leo Tolstoy (1828-1910). Writer
№ 621 | Leo Tolstoy (1828-1910). Writer

Leo Tolstoy (1828-1910). Writer

  • Michel Catalogue No: 621
  • Perforation Type/Size: Comb 14:14.50
  • Size: 46.00 x 27.50 mm
  • Face Value: 3 Lei
  • Quantity Printed: 100,000
Count Lev Nikolayevich Tolstoy (Russian: Лев Никола́евич Толсто́й, pronounced [lʲef nʲɪkɐˈlaɪvʲɪt͡ɕ tɐlˈstoj] ( listen); 9 September [O.S. 28 August] 1828 – 20 November [O.S. 7 November] 1910), also known as Leo Tolstoy, was a Russian writer who primarily wrote novels and short stories. Tolstoy was a master of realistic fiction and is widely considered one of the world's greatest novelists. He is best known for two long novels, War and Peace (1869) and Anna Karenina (1877). Tolstoy first achieved literary acclaim in his 20s for his Sevastopol Sketches (1855), based on his experiences in the Crimean War, followed by the publication of a semi-autobiographical trilogy of novels, Childhood, Boyhood, and Youth (1855-1858). His fiction output also includes two additional novels, dozens of short stories, and several famous novellas, including The Death of Ivan Ilych, Family Happiness, and Hadji Murad. Later in life, he also wrote plays and essays. Tolstoy is equally known for his complicated and paradoxical persona and for his extreme moralistic and ascetic views, which he adopted after a moral crisis and spiritual awakening in the 1870s, after which he also became noted as a moral thinker and social reformer. Read more..
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Maria Tănase (1913-1963). Singer
№ 622 | Maria Tănase (1913-1963). Singer

Maria Tănase (1913-1963). Singer

  • Michel Catalogue No: 622
  • Perforation Type/Size: Comb 14:14.50
  • Size: 46.00 x 27.50 mm
  • Face Value: 4.5 Lei
  • Quantity Printed: 100,000
Maria Tănase (Romanian pronunciation: [maˈri.a təˈnase]; 25 September 1913 – 22 June 1963) was a singer of Romanian traditional music, folklore. Read more..
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FIRST DAY COVERS (FDC) AND CANCELLATIONS (POSTMARKS)


Cachet: Collage of Famous People
№ 619-622 FDC | Collage of Famous People