1 Dec 2009

Christmas (Winter Holidays) 2009


INTRODUCTION

On 1 December 2009, the Post Office of Moldova (Poșta Moldovei) issued a series of postage stamps with the title Christmas (Winter Holidays) 2009. 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.

ISSUE DETAILS


POSTAGE STAMPS


Pageant of the Goat
№ 682 | Pageant of the Goat

Pageant of the Goat

  • Michel Catalogue No: 682
  • Perforation Type/Size: Comb 14:14.50
  • Size: 46.00 x 27.50 mm
  • Face Value: 1.2 Lei
  • Quantity Printed: 100,000

Pageant of the Plough
№ 683 | Pageant of the Plough

Pageant of the Plough

  • Michel Catalogue No: 683
  • Perforation Type/Size: Comb 14:14.50
  • Size: 46.00 x 27.50 mm
  • Face Value: 4.5 Lei
  • Quantity Printed: 100,000

FIRST DAY COVERS (FDC) AND CANCELLATIONS (POSTMARKS)


Cachet: Christmas Pageant
№ 682-683 FDC | Christmas Pageant

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26 Nov 2009

Famous Writers


INTRODUCTION

On 26 November 2009, the Post Office of Moldova (Poșta Moldovei) issued a series of postage stamps with the title Famous Writers. The issue comprises four stamps, with associated cancellation (postmark) and first day cover (FDC). The designer was Vitalie Roşca. The printing was performed by Tipografia Centrală, Chişinău.

ISSUE DETAILS


POSTAGE STAMPS


Eugen Ionescu (1909-1994). Playwright and Dramatist
№ 678 | Eugen Ionescu (1909-1994). Playwright and Dramatist

Eugen Ionescu (1909-1994). Playwright and Dramatist

  • Michel Catalogue No: 678
  • Perforation Type/Size: Comb 14:14.50
  • Size: 46.00 x 27.50 mm
  • Face Value: 1.2 Lei
  • Quantity Printed: 100,000
Eugène Ionesco (born Eugen Ionescu, Romanian: [e.uˈd͡ʒen i.oˈnesku]; 26 November 1909 – 28 March 1994) was a Romanian playwright who wrote mostly in French, and one of the foremost figures of the French Avant-garde theatre. Beyond ridiculing the most banal situations, Ionesco's plays depict in a tangible way the solitude and insignificance of human existence. Read more..
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Eufrosinia Kersnovskaya (1907-1995). Memoirist
№ 679 | Eufrosinia Kersnovskaya (1907-1995). Memoirist

Eufrosinia Kersnovskaya (1907-1995). Memoirist

  • Michel Catalogue No: 679
  • Perforation Type/Size: Comb 14:14.50
  • Size: 46.00 x 27.50 mm
  • Face Value: 1.2 Lei
  • Quantity Printed: 100,000
Eufrosinia Antonovna Kersnovskaya (Russian: Евфроси́ния Анто́новна Керсно́вская; January 8, 1908 – March 8, 1994) was a Russian woman who spent 12 years in Gulag camps and wrote her memoirs in 12 notebooks, 2,200,000 characters, accompanied with 680 pictures. Read more..
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Nikolai Gogol (1809-1852). Dramatist and Novelist
№ 680 | Nikolai Gogol (1809-1852). Dramatist and Novelist

Nikolai Gogol (1809-1852). Dramatist and Novelist

  • Michel Catalogue No: 680
  • Perforation Type/Size: Comb 14:14.50
  • Size: 46.00 x 27.50 mm
  • Face Value: 4.5 Lei
  • Quantity Printed: 50,000
Nikolai Vasilievich Gogol (Russian: Никола́й Васи́льевич Го́голь, tr. Nikolay Vasilyevich Gogol, IPA: [nʲɪkɐˈlaj vɐˈsʲilʲjɪvʲɪtɕ ˈgogəlʲ]; Ukrainian: Мико́ла Васи́льович Го́голь, Mykola Vasyliovych Hohol; 31 March [O.S. 19 March] 1809 – 4 March [O.S. 21 February] 1852) was a Ukrainian-born Russian dramatist, novelist and short story writer. Read more..
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Charles Darwin (1809-1882).  Naturalist and Writer
№ 681 | Charles Darwin (1809-1882). Naturalist and Writer

Charles Darwin (1809-1882). Naturalist and Writer

  • Michel Catalogue No: 681
  • Perforation Type/Size: Comb 14:14.50
  • Size: 46.00 x 27.50 mm
  • Face Value: 7 Lei
  • Quantity Printed: 50,000
Charles Robert Darwin, FRS (12 February 1809 – 19 April 1882) was an English naturalist and geologist, best known for his contributions to evolutionary theory. He established that all species of life have descended over time from common ancestors, and in a joint publication with Alfred Russel Wallace introduced his scientific theory that this branching pattern of evolution resulted from a process that he called natural selection, in which the struggle for existence has a similar effect to the artificial selection involved in selective breeding. Read more..
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FIRST DAY COVERS (FDC) AND CANCELLATIONS (POSTMARKS)


Cachet: Allegory of Literature
№ 678-681 FDC | Allegory of Literature

Cachet: Allegory of Literature
№ 679-680 FDC | Allegory of Literature

18 Oct 2009

European Day Against Trafficking in Human Beings


INTRODUCTION

On 18 October 2009, the Post Office of Moldova (Poșta Moldovei) issued a postage stamp with the title European Day Against Trafficking in Human Beings. 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

Human trafficking is the trade in humans, most commonly for the purpose of sexual slavery, forced labor or commercial sexual exploitation for the trafficker or others, or for the extraction of organs or tissues, including surrogacy and ova removal. Human trafficking can occur within a country or trans-nationally. Human trafficking is a crime against the person because of the violation of the victim's rights of movement through coercion and because of their commercial exploitation. Human trafficking is the trade in people, and does not necessarily involve the movement of the person to another location. Read more..
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ISSUE DETAILS


POSTAGE STAMPS


Girl and Spider Web
№ 677 | Girl and Spider Web

Girl and Spider Web

  • Michel Catalogue No: 677
  • Perforation Type/Size: Comb 14:14.50
  • Size: 46.00 x 27.50 mm
  • Face Value: 4.5 Lei
  • Quantity Printed: 50,000

FIRST DAY COVERS (FDC) AND CANCELLATIONS (POSTMARKS)


Cachet: People Caught in a Spider Web
№ 677 FDC | People Caught in a Spider Web

9 Oct 2009

The «Moldova» Grape Variety


INTRODUCTION

On 9 October 2009, the Post Office of Moldova (Poșta Moldovei) issued a postage stamp with the title The «Moldova» Grape Variety. The issue comprises one stamp, with an associated cancellation (postmark) and first day cover (FDC). The designer was Vladimir Melnic. 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


The «Moldova» Grape Variety
№ 676 | The «Moldova» Grape Variety

The «Moldova» Grape Variety

  • Michel Catalogue No: 676
  • Perforation Type/Size: Comb 14.50:14
  • Size: 27.50 x 46.00 mm
  • Face Value: 4.5 Lei
  • Quantity Printed: 50,000

FIRST DAY COVERS (FDC) AND CANCELLATIONS (POSTMARKS)


Cachet: Pressing grapes
№ 676 FDC | Pressing grapes

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1 Oct 2009

Rural Houses


INTRODUCTION

On 1 October 2009, the Post Office of Moldova (Poșta Moldovei) issued a series of postage stamps with the title Rural Houses. The issue comprises three stamps, with associated cancellation (postmark) and first day cover (FDC). The designer was Vitalie Leca. The printing was performed by Tipografia Centrală, Chişinău.

ISSUE DETAILS


POSTAGE STAMPS


House in Corjeuți, Briceni
№ 673 | House in Corjeuți, Briceni

House in Corjeuți, Briceni

  • Michel Catalogue No: 673
  • Perforation Type/Size: Comb 14:14.50
  • Size: 46.00 x 27.50 mm
  • Face Value: 1.2 Lei
  • Quantity Printed: 100,000
Corjeuţi is a commune in Briceni district, Moldova. It is composed of a single village, Corjeuţi. Read more..
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House in Chirsova, Comrat
№ 674 | House in Chirsova, Comrat

House in Chirsova, Comrat

  • Michel Catalogue No: 674
  • Perforation Type/Size: Comb 14:14.50
  • Size: 46.00 x 27.50 mm
  • Face Value: 4.5 Lei
  • Quantity Printed: 50,000
Chirsova is a commune and village in the Gagauz Autonomous Territorial Unit of the Republic of Moldova. The 2004 census listed the commune as having a population of 6,861 people. Gagauz total 3,128, Bulgarians - 3,326. Minorities included 156 Moldovans, 119 Russians, 98 Ukrainians, 1 Romanian, 9 Roma and 24 'other nationality'. Read more..
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House in Buticeni, Orhei
№ 675 | House in Buticeni, Orhei

House in Buticeni, Orhei

  • Michel Catalogue No: 675
  • Perforation Type/Size: Comb 14:14.50
  • Size: 46.00 x 27.50 mm
  • Face Value: 7 Lei
  • Quantity Printed: 100,000

FIRST DAY COVERS (FDC) AND CANCELLATIONS (POSTMARKS)


Cachet: Aerial View of the Moldovan Countryside
№ 673 FDC | Aerial View of the Moldovan Countryside

Cachet: Aerial View of the Moldovan Countryside
№ 674 FDC | Aerial View of the Moldovan Countryside

Cachet: Aerial View of the Moldovan Countryside
№ 675 FDC | Aerial View of the Moldovan Countryside

28 Aug 2009

Fruits


INTRODUCTION

On 28 August 2009, the Post Office of Moldova (Poșta Moldovei) issued a series of postage stamps with the title Fruits. The issue comprises four stamps, with associated cancellation (postmark) and first day cover (FDC). The designer was Oleg Cojocaru. The printing was performed by Tipografia Centrală, Chişinău.

ISSUE DETAILS


POSTAGE STAMPS


Walnuts
№ 669 | Walnuts

Walnuts

  • Michel Catalogue No: 669
  • Perforation Type/Size: Comb 14.50:14
  • Size: 27.50 x 23.00 mm
  • Face Value: 0.5 Lei
  • Quantity Printed: 175,000
A walnut is an edible seed of any tree of the genus Juglans, especially the Persian or English walnut, Juglans regia. Broken nutmeats of the eastern black walnut from the tree Juglans nigra are also commercially available in small quantities, as are foods prepared with butternut nutmeats from Juglans cinerea. Read more..
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Black Mulberries
№ 670 | Black Mulberries

Black Mulberries

  • Michel Catalogue No: 670
  • Perforation Type/Size: Comb 14.50:14
  • Size: 27.50 x 23.00 mm
  • Face Value: 0.85 Lei
  • Quantity Printed: 75,000
Morus nigra, the black mulberry, is a species of flowering plant in the family Moraceae, native to southwestern Asia, where it has been cultivated for so long that its precise natural range is unknown.[1] It is known for its large number of chromosomes, as it has 154 pairs (308 individuals). Read more..
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Pears
№ 671 | Pears

Pears

  • Michel Catalogue No: 671
  • Perforation Type/Size: Comb 14.50:14
  • Size: 27.50 x 23.00 mm
  • Face Value: 1.2 Lei
  • Quantity Printed: 75,000
The pear is any of several tree and shrub species of genus Pyrus /ˈpaɪrəs/, in the family Rosaceae. It is also the name of the pomaceous fruit of these trees. Several species of pear are valued for their edible fruit, while others are cultivated as ornamental trees. The genus Pyrus is classified in subtribe Pyrinae within tribe Pyreae. Read more..
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Apricots
№ 672 | Apricots

Apricots

  • Michel Catalogue No: 672
  • Perforation Type/Size: Comb 14.50:14
  • Size: 27.50 x 23.00 mm
  • Face Value: 5 Lei
  • Quantity Printed: 75,000
An apricot is a fruit or the tree that bears the fruit. Usually, an apricot tree is from the tree species Prunus armeniaca, but the species Prunus brigantina, Prunus mandshurica, Prunus mume, and Prunus sibirica are closely related, have similar fruit, and are also called apricots. Read more..
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FIRST DAY COVERS (FDC) AND CANCELLATIONS (POSTMARKS)


Cachet: A Bowl of Fruit
№ 669-672 FDC | A Bowl of Fruit

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5 Aug 2009

Personalised Postage Stamps I


INTRODUCTION

On 5 August 2009, the Post Office of Moldova (Poșta Moldovei) issued a series of postage stamps with the title Personalised Postage Stamps I. The issue comprises six stamps, with associated cancellation (postmark) and first day cover (FDC). Four of the stamps have labels that may be personalised. The other two stamps may have personal images to replace the logo of Posta Moldovei. The designer was Vitaliu Pogolşa. The printing was performed by Tipografia Centrală, Chişinău.

Posta Moldovei made a TV commercial for the personalised stamps service in 2009:
video

ISSUE DETAILS


POSTAGE STAMPS


Pink Template
№ 667 | Pink Template - The Area Inside the Pink Frame May be Personalised

Pink Template
The Area Inside the Pink Frame May be Personalised

  • Michel Catalogue No: 667
  • Perforation Type/Size: Comb Syncopated 13
  • Size: 34.00 x 34.00 mm
  • Face Value: 1.2 Lei
  • Quantity Printed: ?

Blue Template
№ 668 | Blue Template - The Area Inside the Blue Frame May be Personalised

Blue Template
The Area Inside the Blue Frame May be Personalised

  • Michel Catalogue No: 668
  • Perforation Type/Size: Comb Syncopated 13
  • Size: 34.00 x 34.00 mm
  • Face Value: 1.2 Lei
  • Quantity Printed: ?

Bouquet of Flowers
№ 663 | Bouquet of Flowers - Label May be Personalised

Bouquet of Flowers
Label May be Personalised - See «Se-Tenants»

  • Michel Catalogue No: 663
  • Perforation Type/Size: Comb Syncopated 13
  • Size: 34.00 x 34.00 mm
  • Face Value: 1.2 Lei
  • Quantity Printed: ?

Cathedral
№ 664 | Cathedral - Label May be Personalised

Cathedral
Label May be Personalised - See «Se-Tenants»

  • Michel Catalogue No: 664
  • Perforation Type/Size: Comb Syncopated 13
  • Size: 34.00 x 34.00 mm
  • Face Value: 1.2 Lei
  • Quantity Printed: ?

Roses and Wedding Rings
№ 665 | Roses and Wedding Rings - Label May be Personalised

Roses and Wedding Rings
Label May be Personalised - See «Se-Tenants»

  • Michel Catalogue No: 665
  • Perforation Type/Size: Comb Syncopated 13
  • Size: 34.00 x 34.00 mm
  • Face Value: 1.2 Lei
  • Quantity Printed: ?

Statue of Stefan cel Mare
№ 666 | Statue of Stefan cel Mare - Label May be Personalised

Statue of Stefan cel Mare
Label May be Personalised - See «Se-Tenants»

  • Michel Catalogue No: 666
  • Perforation Type/Size: Comb Syncopated 13
  • Size: 34.00 x 34.00 mm
  • Face Value: 1.2 Lei
  • Quantity Printed: ?

FIRST DAY COVERS (FDC) AND CANCELLATIONS (POSTMARKS)


Cachet: Flowers
№ 663 FDC | Flowers

Cachet: Cathedral
№ 664 FDC | Cathedral

Cachet: Roses
№ 665 FDC | Roses

Cachet: Statue of Stefan Cel Mare
№ 666 FDC | Statue of Stefan Cel Mare

Cachet: Roses
№ 667 FDC | Roses

Cachet: Fountain
№ 668 FDC | Fountain

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