20 Dec 2013

Personalised Postage Stamps II


INTRODUCTION

On 20 December 2013, the Post Office of Moldova (Poșta Moldovei) issued a series of postage stamps with the title Personalised Postage Stamps II. The issue comprises a series of customizable stamps/labels, plus associated cancellation (postmark) and first day cover (FDC). The designer was Alexandru Kornienco. The printing was performed by Nova Imprim, Chişinău.

Posta Moldovei made a TV commercial for the personalised stamps service in 2013:

ABOUT THE THEME

A personalised (or personalized) stamp is a postage stamp, with an adjoining label on the left, on which, for a fee, an image of the purchaser's choosing may be placed. The stamps vary from country to country and while some are normal stamps with a personalised label on the left attached by perforations, elsewhere the stamps are more properly regarded as one-piece personalised meter stamps with a colourful design next to the indicia. Stamps produced by Zazzle.com for the United States, for instance, are one-piece, self-adhesive with simulated perforations and visually very similar to normal United States postage stamps except for the addition of a barcode along one edge. Read more..
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ISSUE DETAILS


POSTAGE STAMPS


Traditional Ornament «Tree of Life». Label May be Personalised
№ 854 | Traditional Ornament «Tree of Life»

Traditional Ornament «Tree of Life». The label may be personalised

  • Michel Catalogue No: 854
  • Perforation Type/Size: Comb 14:14.50
  • Size: 23.00 x 27.50 mm
  • Face Value: 1.75 Lei
  • Quantity Printed: ?

Flowers «Forget-Me-Not». Label May be Personalised
№ 855 | Flowers «Forget-Me-Not»

Flowers «Forget-Me-Not». The label may be personalised

  • Michel Catalogue No: 855
  • Perforation Type/Size: Comb 14:14.50
  • Size: 23.00 x 27.50 mm
  • Face Value: 1.75 Lei
  • Quantity Printed: ?

«Cupid» Template. The Area Inside the Blue Frame May be Personalised
№ 856 | «Cupid» Template

«Cupid» Template: The Area Inside the Blue Frame May be Personalised

  • Michel Catalogue No: 856
  • Perforation Type/Size: Comb Syncopated 13
  • Size: 34.00 x 34.00 mm
  • Face Value: 1.75 Lei
  • Quantity Printed: ?

«Zodiac» Template - Sheet Position: Row 1 / Column 1
№ 857 | «Zodiac» Template

«Zodiac» Template: Sheet Position: Row 1 / Column 1

  • Michel Catalogue No: 857
  • Perforation Type/Size: Comb Syncopated 13
  • Size: 34.00 x 34.00 mm
  • Face Value: 1.75 Lei
  • Quantity Printed: ?

«Zodiac» Template - Sheet Position: Row 1 / Column 2
№ 857 | «Zodiac» Template

«Zodiac» Template: Sheet Position: Row 1 / Column 2

  • Michel Catalogue No: 857
  • Perforation Type/Size: Comb Syncopated 13
  • Size: 34.00 x 34.00 mm
  • Face Value: 1.75 Lei
  • Quantity Printed: ?

«Zodiac» Template - Sheet Position: Row 1 / Column 3
№ 857 | «Zodiac» Template

«Zodiac» Template: Sheet Position: Row 1 / Column 3

  • Michel Catalogue No: 857
  • Perforation Type/Size: Comb Syncopated 13
  • Size: 34.00 x 34.00 mm
  • Face Value: 1.75 Lei
  • Quantity Printed: ?

«Zodiac» Template - Sheet Position: Row 2 / Column 1
№ 857 | «Zodiac» Template

«Zodiac» Template: Sheet Position: Row 2 / Column 1

  • Michel Catalogue No: 857
  • Perforation Type/Size: Comb Syncopated 13
  • Size: 34.00 x 34.00 mm
  • Face Value: 1.75 Lei
  • Quantity Printed: ?

«Zodiac» Template - Sheet Position: Row 2 / Column 3
№ 857 | «Zodiac» Template

«Zodiac» Template: Sheet Position: Row 2 / Column 3

  • Michel Catalogue No: 857
  • Perforation Type/Size: Comb Syncopated 13
  • Size: 34.00 x 34.00 mm
  • Face Value: 1.75 Lei
  • Quantity Printed: ?

«Zodiac» Template - Sheet Position: Row 3 / Column 1
№ 857 | «Zodiac» Template

«Zodiac» Template: Sheet Position: Row 3 / Column 1

  • Michel Catalogue No: 857
  • Perforation Type/Size: Comb Syncopated 13
  • Size: 34.00 x 34.00 mm
  • Face Value: 1.75 Lei
  • Quantity Printed: ?

«Zodiac» Template - Sheet Position: Row 3 / Column 2
№ 857 | «Zodiac» Template

«Zodiac» Template: Sheet Position: Row 3 / Column 2

  • Michel Catalogue No: 857
  • Perforation Type/Size: Comb Syncopated 13
  • Size: 34.00 x 34.00 mm
  • Face Value: 1.75 Lei
  • Quantity Printed: ?

«Zodiac» Template - Sheet Position: Row 3 / Column 3
№ 857 | «Zodiac» Template

«Zodiac» Template: Sheet Position: Row 3 / Column 3

  • Michel Catalogue No: 857
  • Perforation Type/Size: Comb Syncopated 13
  • Size: 34.00 x 34.00 mm
  • Face Value: 1.75 Lei
  • Quantity Printed: ?

FIRST DAY COVERS (FDC) AND CANCELLATIONS (POSTMARKS)


Cachet: Traditional Ornament «Tree of Life»
№ 854 FDC | Traditional Ornament «Tree of Life»

Cachet: Flowers «Forget-Me-Not»
№ 855 FDC | Flowers «Forget-Me-Not»

Cachet: Cupid
№ 856 FDC | Cupid

Cachet: Zodiac
№ 857 FDC | Zodiac

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22 Nov 2013

Traditional Rituals and Customs (II) - Christmas Carol Singing

INTRODUCTION

On 22 November 2013, the Post Office of Moldova (Poșta Moldovei) issued a postage stamp with the title Traditional Rituals and Customs (II) - Christmas Carol Singing. The issue comprises one stamp, with an associated cancellation (postmark) and first day cover (FDC). The designer was Simion Zamşa. The printing was performed by Nova Imprim, Chişinău.

ABOUT THE THEME

A Christmas carol (also called a noël) is a carol (song or hymn) whose lyrics are on the theme of Christmas or the winter season in general, and which is traditionally sung in the period immediately surrounding the holiday. Christmas carols may be regarded as a subset of the broader category of Christmas music. Read more..
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ISSUE DETAILS

POSTAGE STAMPS

Christmas Carol Singers
№ 853 | Christmas Carol Singers

Christmas Carol Singers

  • Michel Catalogue No: 853
  • Perforation Type/Size: Comb 14:14.50
  • Size: 46.00 x 27.50 mm
  • Face Value: 1.75 Lei
  • Quantity Printed: 100,000
  

FIRST DAY COVERS (FDC) AND CANCELLATIONS (POSTMARKS)

Cachet: Allegory of Christmas Celebrations
№ 853 FDC | Allegory of Christmas Celebrations
 

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12 Oct 2013

Means of Urban Transport

INTRODUCTION

On 12 October 2013, the Post Office of Moldova (Poșta Moldovei) issued a series of postage stamps with the title Means of Urban Transport. The issue comprises three stamps, with associated cancellation (postmark) and first day cover (FDC). The designer was Vitaliu Pogolşa. The printing was performed by Nova Imprim, Chişinău.

ISSUE DETAILS

POSTAGE STAMPS

Bus
№ 850 | Bus

Bus

  • Michel Catalogue No: 850
  • Perforation Type/Size: Comb 14:14.50
  • Size: 46.00 x 27.50 mm
  • Face Value: 1.75 Lei
  • Quantity Printed: 125,000
  
Trolleybus
№ 851 | Trolleybus

Trolleybus

  • Michel Catalogue No: 851
  • Perforation Type/Size: Comb 14:14.50
  • Size: 46.00 x 27.50 mm
  • Face Value: 3 Lei
  • Quantity Printed: 125,000
The Chișinău trolleybus system forms an important part of the public transport network in Chișinău, the capital of the Republic of Moldova. The system was created shortly after the end of the World War II to replace the old electric tram system that suffered extensive damages during the war. Along with the network of minibuses known as rutieras, it forms the backbone of the Chișinău transport system, with the average daily ridership reaching 250 000 passengers per day. Read more..
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Tram
№ 852 | Tram

Tram

  • Michel Catalogue No: 852
  • Perforation Type/Size: Comb 14:14.50
  • Size: 46.00 x 27.50 mm
  • Face Value: 5.75 Lei
  • Quantity Printed: 50,000
  

FIRST DAY COVERS (FDC) AND CANCELLATIONS (POSTMARKS)

Cachet: Tram in Chișinău in the Early 20th Century
№ 850-851 FDC | Tram in Chișinău in the Early 20th Century
Cachet: Tram in Chișinău in the Early 20th Century
№ Block 65 (852) FDC | Tram in Chișinău in the Early 20th Century
 

13 Sep 2013

Grapes of Moldova: «Muscat Timpuriu» (Early Muscat)


INTRODUCTION

On 13 September 2013, the Post Office of Moldova (Poșta Moldovei) issued a postage stamp with the title Grapes of Moldova: «Muscat Timpuriu» (Early Muscat). The issue comprises one stamp, with an associated cancellation (postmark) and first day cover (FDC). The designer was Fiodor Cazac. The printing was performed by Nova Imprim, Chişinău.

ABOUT THE THEME

The Muscat variety of grapes of the species Vitis vinifera is widely grown for wine, raisins and table grapes. Their color ranges from white to near black. Muscat almost always has a pronounced sweet floral aroma. Muscat grapes are grown around the world. The breadth and number of varieties of Muscat suggest that it is perhaps the oldest domesticated grape variety, and there are theories that most families within the Vitis vinifera grape variety are descended from the Muscat variety. Read more..
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ISSUE DETAILS


POSTAGE STAMPS


«Muscat Timpuriu» (Early Muscat)
№ 849 | «Muscat Timpuriu» (Early Muscat)

«Muscat Timpuriu» (Early Muscat)

  • Michel Catalogue No: 849
  • Perforation Type/Size: Comb 14.50:14
  • Size: 27.50 x 46.00 mm
  • Face Value: 1.75 Lei
  • Quantity Printed: 100,000

FIRST DAY COVERS (FDC) AND CANCELLATIONS (POSTMARKS)


Cachet: Vineyards
№ 849 FDC | Vineyards

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28 Aug 2013

Alexie Mateevici - 125th Birth Anniversary


INTRODUCTION

On 28 August 2013, the Post Office of Moldova (Poșta Moldovei) issued a postage stamp with the title Alexie Mateevici - 125th Birth Anniversary. The issue comprises one stamp, on a souvenir sheet, with an associated cancellation (postmark) and first day cover (FDC). The designer was Elena Karacenţev. The printing was performed by Nova Imprim, Chişinău.

ABOUT THE THEME

Alexe (or Alexei) Mateevici (March 27, 1888-August 24, 1917) was one of the most prominent Romanian poets in Bessarabia. Read more..
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POSTAGE STAMPS


Alexie Mateevici (1888-1917),  Priest and Poet
№ 848 | Alexie Mateevici (1888-1917), Priest and Poet

Alexie Mateevici (1888-1917), Priest and Poet

  • Michel Catalogue No: 848
  • Perforation Type/Size: Comb 14.50:14
  • Size: 27.50 x 46.00 mm
  • Face Value: 5.75 Lei
  • Quantity Printed: 50,000

FIRST DAY COVERS (FDC) AND CANCELLATIONS (POSTMARKS)


Cachet: Mateevici Family in 1902
№ Block 64 (848) FDC | Mateevici Family in 1902

2 Aug 2013

Eminent Personalities (II)


INTRODUCTION

On 2 August 2013, the Post Office of Moldova (Poșta Moldovei) issued a series of postage stamps with the title Eminent Personalities (II). The issue comprises four stamps, with associated cancellation (postmark) and first day cover (FDC). The designer was Elena Karacenţev. The printing was performed by Nova Imprim, Chişinău.

ISSUE DETAILS


POSTAGE STAMPS


Ion Bass (1933-2005), Folk Singer
№ 844 | Ion Bass (1933-2005), Folk Singer

Ion Bass (1933-2005), Folk Singer

  • Michel Catalogue No: 844
  • Perforation Type/Size: Comb 14:14.50
  • Size: 46.00 x 27.50 mm
  • Face Value: 1.75 Lei
  • Quantity Printed: 50,000

Angela Păduraru (1938-1995), Folk Singer
№ 845 | Angela Păduraru (1938-1995), Folk Singer

Angela Păduraru (1938-1995), Folk Singer

  • Michel Catalogue No: 845
  • Perforation Type/Size: Comb 14:14.50
  • Size: 46.00 x 27.50 mm
  • Face Value: 1.75 Lei
  • Quantity Printed: 50,000

Giuseppe Verdi (1813-1901), Composer
№ 846 | Giuseppe Verdi (1813-1901), Composer

Giuseppe Verdi (1813-1901), Composer

  • Michel Catalogue No: 846
  • Perforation Type/Size: Comb 14:14.50
  • Size: 46.00 x 27.50 mm
  • Face Value: 4.5 Lei
  • Quantity Printed: 50,000
Giuseppe Fortunino Francesco Verdi (Italian: [d͡ʒuˈzɛppe ˈverdi]; 9 or 10 October 1813 – 27 January 1901) was an Italian Romantic composer primarily known for his operas. Verdi and Richard Wagner are considered the two preeminent opera composers of the nineteenth century. Verdi dominated the Italian opera scene after the eras of Bellini, Donizetti and Rossini. His works are frequently performed in opera houses throughout the world and, transcending the boundaries of the genre, some of his themes have long since taken root in popular culture, as 'La donna è mobile' from Rigoletto, 'Libiamo ne' lieti calici' (The Drinking Song) from La traviata, 'Va, pensiero' (The Chorus of the Hebrew Slaves) from Nabucco, the 'Coro di zingari' (Anvil Chorus) from Il trovatore and the 'Grand March' from Aida. Read more..
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Richard Wagner (1813-1883), Composer
№ 847 | Richard Wagner (1813-1883), Composer

Richard Wagner (1813-1883), Composer

  • Michel Catalogue No: 847
  • Perforation Type/Size: Comb 14:14.50
  • Size: 46.00 x 27.50 mm
  • Face Value: 5.4 Lei
  • Quantity Printed: 50,000
Wilhelm Richard Wagner (/ˈvɑːɡnər/; German: [ˈʁiçaʁt ˈvaːɡnɐ]; 22 May 1813 – 13 February 1883) was a German composer, theatre director, polemicist, and conductor who is primarily known for his operas (or, as some of his later works were later known, 'music dramas'). Unlike most opera composers, Wagner wrote both the libretto and the music for each of his stage works. Initially establishing his reputation as a composer of works in the romantic vein of Weber and Meyerbeer, Wagner revolutionised opera through his concept of the Gesamtkunstwerk ('total work of art'), by which he sought to synthesise the poetic, visual, musical and dramatic arts, with music subsidiary to drama, and which was announced in a series of essays between 1849 and 1852. Wagner realised these ideas most fully in the first half of the four-opera cycle Der Ring des Nibelungen (The Ring of the Nibelung). Read more..
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FIRST DAY COVERS (FDC) AND CANCELLATIONS (POSTMARKS)


Cachet: Musical Notation
№ 844-845 FDC | Musical Notation

Cachet: Musical Scores by Wagner and Verdi
№ 846-847 FDC | Musical Scores by Wagner and Verdi

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