12 Dec 2014

Happy New Year


INTRODUCTION

On 12 December 2014, the Post Office of Moldova (Poșta Moldovei) issued a series of postage stamps with the title Happy New Year. The issue comprises two stamps, with associated cancellation (postmark) and first day cover (FDC). The designer was Maria Maximenco. The printing was performed by Nova Imprim, Chişinău.

ABOUT THE THEME

New Year is the time at which a new calendar year begins and the calendar's year count is incremented. In many cultures, the event is celebrated in some manner. The New Year of the Gregorian calendar, today in worldwide use, falls on 1 January (New Year's Day), as was the case with both the old Roman calendar and the Julian calendar that succeeded it. The order of months was January to December in the Old Roman calendar during the reign of King Numa Pompilius in about 700 BC, according to Plutarch and Macrobius, and has been in continuous use since that time. In many countries, such as the Czech Republic, Italy, Spain, the UK, and the United States, 1 January is a national holiday. Read more..
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ISSUE DETAILS


POSTAGE STAMPS


Snowman and Sleigh with Presents
№ 892 | Snowman and Sleigh with Presents

Snowman and Sleigh with Presents

  • Michel Catalogue No: 892
  • Perforation Type/Size: Comb 14.50:14
  • Size: 27.50 x 23.00 mm
  • Face Value: 1.75 Lei
  • Quantity Printed: 400,000

Santa Claus with Sleigh
№ 893 | Santa Claus with Sleigh

Santa Claus with Sleigh

  • Michel Catalogue No: 893
  • Perforation Type/Size: Comb 14.50:14
  • Size: 27.50 x 23.00 mm
  • Face Value: 5.75 Lei
  • Quantity Printed: 240,000

FIRST DAY COVERS (FDC) AND CANCELLATIONS (POSTMARKS)


Cachet: Snowman and Santa Claus with Sleigh
№ 892-893 FDC | Snowman and Santa Claus with Sleigh

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22 Nov 2014

Bessarabian Soldiers of the First World War

INTRODUCTION

On 22 November 2014, the Post Office of Moldova (Poșta Moldovei) issued a series of postage stamps with the title Bessarabian Soldiers of the First World War. The issue comprises three stamps, with associated cancellation (postmark) and first day cover (FDC). The designer was Alevtina Cojocari. The printing was performed by Nova Imprim, Chişinău.

ISSUE DETAILS

POSTAGE STAMPS

Dimitrie Bogos (1889-1946)
№ 889 | Dimitrie Bogos (1889-1946)

Dimitrie Bogos (1889-1946)

  • Michel Catalogue No: 889
  • Perforation Type/Size: Comb 14:14.50
  • Size: 46.00 x 27.50 mm
  • Face Value: 1.75 Lei
  • Quantity Printed: 100,000
Dimitrie Bogos (born 14 June 1889, Grozești - d. 14 May 1946, Bucharest) was a Romanian politician. Read more..
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General Constantin Brăescu (1873-1928)
№ 890 | General Constantin Brăescu (1873-1928)

General Constantin Brăescu (1873-1928)

  • Michel Catalogue No: 890
  • Perforation Type/Size: Comb 14:14.50
  • Size: 46.00 x 27.50 mm
  • Face Value: 4 Lei
  • Quantity Printed: 100,000
  
Marshal Alexandru Averescu (1859-1938)
№ 891 | Marshal Alexandru Averescu (1859-1938)

Marshal Alexandru Averescu (1859-1938)

  • Michel Catalogue No: 891
  • Perforation Type/Size: Comb 14:14.50
  • Size: 46.00 x 27.50 mm
  • Face Value: 5.75 Lei
  • Quantity Printed: 50,000
Alexandru Averescu (Romanian pronunciation: [alekˈsandru aveˈresku]; 1859–1938) was a Romanian marshal and populist politician. A Romanian Armed Forces Commander during World War I, he served as Prime Minister of three separate cabinets (as well as being interim Foreign Minister in January–March 1918 and Minister without portfolio in 1938). He first rose to prominence during the peasant's revolt of 1907, which he helped repress in violence. Credited with engineering the defense of Moldavia in the 1916–1917 Campaign, he built on his popularity to found and lead the successful People's Party, which he brought to power in 1920–1921, with backing from King Ferdinand I and the National Liberal Party (PNL), and with the notable participation of Constantin Argetoianu and Take Ionescu. Read more..
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FIRST DAY COVERS (FDC) AND CANCELLATIONS (POSTMARKS)

Cachet: Marshal Alexandru Averescu, on Horseback
№ 889-891 FDC | Marshal Alexandru Averescu, on Horseback
 

7 Nov 2014

Fauna of Moldova

INTRODUCTION

On 7 November 2014, the Post Office of Moldova (Poșta Moldovei) issued a series of postage stamps with the title Fauna of Moldova. The issue comprises six stamps, with associated cancellation (postmark) and first day cover (FDC). The designer was Vladimir Melnic. The printing was performed by Nova Imprim, Chişinău.

ISSUE DETAILS

POSTAGE STAMPS

Burgundy Snail (Helix pomatia)
№ 883 | Burgundy Snail (Helix pomatia)

Burgundy Snail (Helix pomatia)

  • Michel Catalogue No: 883
  • Perforation Type/Size: Comb 14:14.50
  • Size: 23.00 x 27.50 mm
  • Face Value: 1.2 Lei
  • Quantity Printed: 120,000
Helix pomatia, common names the Burgundy snail, Roman snail, edible snail or escargot, is a species of large, edible, air-breathing land snail, a terrestrial pulmonate gastropod mollusk in the family Helicidae. It is a European species. It is called by the French name escargot when used in cooking. Although this species is highly prized as a food it is difficult to cultivate and rarely farmed commercially. Read more..
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White Stork (Ciconia ciconia)
№ 884 | White Stork (Ciconia ciconia)

White Stork (Ciconia ciconia)

  • Michel Catalogue No: 884
  • Perforation Type/Size: Comb 14:14.50
  • Size: 46.00 x 27.50 mm
  • Face Value: 1.5 Lei
  • Quantity Printed: 170,000
The white stork (Ciconia ciconia) is a large bird in the stork family Ciconiidae. Its plumage is mainly white, with black on its wings. Adults have long red legs and long pointed red beaks, and measure on average 100–115 cm (39–45 in) from beak tip to end of tail, with a 155–215 cm (61–85 in) wingspan. The two subspecies, which differ slightly in size, breed in Europe (north to Finland), northwestern Africa, southwestern Asia (east to southern Kazakhstan) and southern Africa. The white stork is a long-distance migrant, wintering in Africa from tropical Sub-Saharan Africa to as far south as South Africa, or on the Indian subcontinent. When migrating between Europe and Africa, it avoids crossing the Mediterranean Sea and detours via the Levant in the east or the Strait of Gibraltar in the west, because the air thermals on which it depends do not form over water. Read more..
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Zander (Stizostedion lucioperca)
№ 885 | Zander (Stizostedion lucioperca)

Zander (Stizostedion lucioperca)

  • Michel Catalogue No: 885
  • Perforation Type/Size: Comb 14:14.50
  • Size: 46.00 x 27.50 mm
  • Face Value: 1.75 Lei
  • Quantity Printed: 120,000
Zander (Sander lucioperca, syn. Stizostedion lucioperca) is a species of fish from freshwater and brackish habitats in western Eurasia. It is closely related to perch. Zander are often called pike-perch as they resemble the pike with their elongated body and head, and the perch with their spiny dorsal fin. Zander are not, as is commonly believed, a pike and perch hybrid. In Europe, a second species (Sander volgensis) is limited to rivers in southern Russia and the basin of the Danube. These two species are suspected to hybridize occasionally where they are sympatric, as they produce fertile hybrids in captivity; no natural hybrids are known yet however, and while they are apparently hard to detect, it is suspected that the species are separated by strong prezygotic isolation. It strongly resembles, both in looks and in taste, the closely related American walleye (Sander vitreus). Read more..
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Common Carp (Cyprinus carpio)
№ 886 | Common Carp (Cyprinus carpio)

Common Carp (Cyprinus carpio)

  • Michel Catalogue No: 886
  • Perforation Type/Size: Comb 14:14.50
  • Size: 46.00 x 27.50 mm
  • Face Value: 2 Lei
  • Quantity Printed: 170,000
The common carp (Cyprinus carpio) is a widespread freshwater fish of eutrophic waters in lakes and large rivers in Europe and Asia. The wild populations are considered vulnerable to extinction, but the species has also been domesticated and introduced into environments worldwide, and is often considered a very destructive invasive species, being included in the List of the world's 100 worst invasive species. It gives its name to the carp family: Cyprinidae. Read more..
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River Snail (Viviparus viviparus)
№ 887 | River Snail (Viviparus viviparus)

River Snail (Viviparus viviparus)

  • Michel Catalogue No: 887
  • Perforation Type/Size: Comb 14:14.50
  • Size: 23.00 x 27.50 mm
  • Face Value: 3 Lei
  • Quantity Printed: 120,000
Viviparus viviparus is a species of large freshwater snail with a gill and an operculum, an aquatic gastropod mollusk in the family Viviparidae, the river snails. Read more..
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Western Yellow Wagtail (Motacilla flava)
№ 888 | Western Yellow Wagtail (Motacilla flava)

Western Yellow Wagtail (Motacilla flava)

  • Michel Catalogue No: 888
  • Perforation Type/Size: Comb 14:14.50
  • Size: 46.00 x 27.50 mm
  • Face Value: 8.5 Lei
  • Quantity Printed: 120,000
The western yellow wagtail (Motacilla flava) is a small passerine in the wagtail family Motacillidae, which also includes the pipits and longclaws. This species breeds in much of temperate Europe and Asia. It is resident in the milder parts of its range, such as western Europe, but northern and eastern populations migrate to Africa and south Asia. Read more..
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FIRST DAY COVERS (FDC) AND CANCELLATIONS (POSTMARKS)

Cachet: Burgundy Snail (Helix pomatia)
№ 883-887 FDC | Burgundy Snail (Helix pomatia)
Cachet: Western Yellow Wagtail (Motacilla flava)
№ 884-888 FDC | Western Yellow Wagtail (Motacilla flava)
Cachet: Zander (Stizostedion lucioperca)
№ 885-886 FDC | Zander (Stizostedion lucioperca)
 

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30 Sep 2014

Traditional Food and Culinary Herbs

INTRODUCTION

On 30 September 2014, the Post Office of Moldova (Poșta Moldovei) issued a series of postage stamps with the title Traditional Food and Culinary Herbs. The issue comprises four stamps, with associated cancellation (postmark) and first day cover (FDC). The designer was Vitaliu Pogolşa. The printing was performed by Nova Imprim, Chişinău.

ABOUT THE THEME

Moldovan cuisine is a style of cooking derived from the Moldovan people. It consists mainly of traditional European foods, such as beef, pork, potatoes, cabbage, and a variety of cereals. Read more..
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ISSUE DETAILS

POSTAGE STAMPS

Fried Fish with Garlic Sauce
№ 879 | Fried Fish with Garlic Sauce

Fried Fish with Garlic Sauce

  • Michel Catalogue No: 879
  • Perforation Type/Size: Comb 14:14.50
  • Size: 46.00 x 27.50 mm
  • Face Value: 1 Lei
  • Quantity Printed: 100,000
Allium sativum, commonly known as garlic, is a species in the onion genus, Allium. Its close relatives include the onion, shallot, leek, chive, and rakkyo. With a history of human use of over 7,000 years, garlic is native to central Asia, and has long been a staple in the Mediterranean region, as well as a frequent seasoning in Asia, Africa, and Europe. It was known to Ancient Egyptians, and has been used for both culinary and medicinal purposes. Read more..
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Bean Soup with Thyme
№ 880 | Bean Soup with Thyme

Bean Soup with Thyme

  • Michel Catalogue No: 880
  • Perforation Type/Size: Comb 14:14.50
  • Size: 46.00 x 27.50 mm
  • Face Value: 1.2 Lei
  • Quantity Printed: 100,000
Thyme (/ˈtaɪm/) is an herb with culinary, medicinal and ornamental uses. Thyme is of the genus Thymus, most commonly Thymus vulgaris. Read more..
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Pies with Cheese and Dill
№ 881 | Pies with Cheese and Dill

Pies with Cheese and Dill

  • Michel Catalogue No: 881
  • Perforation Type/Size: Comb 14:14.50
  • Size: 46.00 x 27.50 mm
  • Face Value: 4 Lei
  • Quantity Printed: 100,000
Dill (Anethum graveolens) is an annual herb in the celery family Apiaceae. It is the sole species of the genus Anethum. Read more..
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Lemon Chicken with Parsley
№ 882 | Lemon Chicken with Parsley

Lemon Chicken with Parsley

  • Michel Catalogue No: 882
  • Perforation Type/Size: Comb 14:14.50
  • Size: 46.00 x 27.50 mm
  • Face Value: 7 Lei
  • Quantity Printed: 100,000
Parsley or Garden Parsley (Petroselinum crispum) is a species of Petroselinum in the family Apiaceae, native to the central Mediterranean region (southern Italy, Algeria, and Tunisia), naturalized elsewhere in Europe, and widely cultivated as a herb, a spice, and a vegetable. Read more..
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FIRST DAY COVERS (FDC) AND CANCELLATIONS (POSTMARKS)

Cachet: Traditional Food and Culinary Herbs
№ 879-882 FDC | Traditional Food and Culinary Herbs
 

16 Aug 2014

Breeds of Sheep

INTRODUCTION

On 16 August 2014, the Post Office of Moldova (Poșta Moldovei) issued a series of postage stamps with the title Breeds of Sheep. The issue comprises two stamps, with associated cancellation (postmark) and first day cover (FDC). The designer was Oleg Cojocaru. The printing was performed by Nova Imprim, Chişinău.

ABOUT THE THEME

Sheep (Ovis aries) are quadrupedal, ruminant mammals typically kept as livestock. Like all ruminants, sheep are members of the order Artiodactyla, the even-toed ungulates. Although the name 'sheep' applies to many species in the genus Ovis, in everyday usage it almost always refers to Ovis aries. Numbering a little over one billion, domestic sheep are also the most numerous species of sheep. An adult female sheep is referred to as a ewe (/juː/), an intact male as a ram or occasionally a tup, a castrated male as a wether, and a younger sheep as a lamb. Read more..
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ISSUE DETAILS

POSTAGE STAMPS

Karakul Sheep
№ 877 | Karakul Sheep

Karakul Sheep

  • Michel Catalogue No: 877
  • Perforation Type/Size: Comb Syncopated 13
  • Size: 34.00 x 34.00 mm
  • Face Value: 1.2 Lei
  • Quantity Printed: 225,000
Karakul or Qaraqul (named after Qorako‘l, a city in Bukhara Province in Uzbekistan) is a breed of domestic sheep which originated in Central Asia. Some archaeological evidence points to Karakul sheep being raised there continuously since 1400 BC. Read more..
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Țigaie Sheep
№ 878 | Țigaie Sheep

Țigaie Sheep

  • Michel Catalogue No: 878
  • Perforation Type/Size: Comb Syncopated 13
  • Size: 34.00 x 34.00 mm
  • Face Value: 5.75 Lei
  • Quantity Printed: 112,500
  

FIRST DAY COVERS (FDC) AND CANCELLATIONS (POSTMARKS)

Cachet: Sheep and Cheesemaking
№ 877-878 FDC | Sheep and Cheesemaking
 

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9 Aug 2014

Signing of the Association Agreement between the Republic of Moldova and the European Union

INTRODUCTION

On 9 August 2014, the Post Office of Moldova (Poșta Moldovei) issued a postage stamp with the title Signing of the Association Agreement between the Republic of Moldova and the European Union. 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 Nova Imprim, Chişinău.

ABOUT THE THEME

A European Union Association Agreement (for short, Association Agreement or AA) is a treaty between the European Union (EU) and a non-EU country that creates a framework for co-operation between them. Areas frequently covered by such agreements include the development of political, trade, social, cultural and security links. The legal base for the conclusion of the association agreements is provided by art. 217 TFEU (former art. 310 and art. 238 TEC). Read more..
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ISSUE DETAILS

POSTAGE STAMPS

Flags of the European Union and the Republic of Moldova
№ 876 | Flags of the European Union and the Republic of Moldova

Flags of the European Union and the Republic of Moldova

  • Michel Catalogue No: 876
  • Perforation Type/Size: Comb 14:14.50
  • Size: 46.00 x 27.50 mm
  • Face Value: 1.75 Lei
  • Quantity Printed: 200,000
  

FIRST DAY COVERS (FDC) AND CANCELLATIONS (POSTMARKS)

Cachet: Flags of the European Union and the Republic of Moldova. Map of Europe
№ 876 FDC | Flags of the European Union and the Republic of Moldova. Map of Europe
 

5 Jul 2014

Second Wave of Mass, Forced Deportations from Bessarabia - 65th Anniversary

INTRODUCTION

On 5 July 2014, the Post Office of Moldova (Poșta Moldovei) issued a postage stamp with the title Second Wave of Mass, Forced Deportations from Bessarabia - 65th Anniversary. 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 Nova Imprim, Chişinău.

ABOUT THE THEME

The Soviet deportations from Bessarabia were part of Joseph Stalin's policy of political repression. The deported were typically moved to so-called 'special settlements' (спецпоселения). Read more..
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ISSUE DETAILS

POSTAGE STAMPS

Monument «Train of Pain», Chișinău. Sculptor: Iurie Platon
№ 875 | Monument «Train of Pain», Chișinău. Sculptor: Iurie Platon

Monument «Train of Pain», Chișinău. Sculptor: Iurie Platon

  • Michel Catalogue No: 875
  • 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: Deportees at a Railway Station
№ 875 FDC | Deportees at a Railway Station
 

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14 Jun 2014

Eminent Persons II (Eminescu, Creangă)

INTRODUCTION

On 14 June 2014, the Post Office of Moldova (Poșta Moldovei) issued a postage stamp with the title Eminent Persons II (Eminescu, Creangă). 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 Nova Imprim, Chişinău.

ISSUE DETAILS

POSTAGE STAMPS

Painting «Eminescu Gives Hospitality to Creangă» by Mihai Grecu (1976). National Museum of Literary Heritage «M. Kogălniceanu»
№ 874 | Painting «Eminescu Gives Hospitality to Creangă» by Mihai Grecu (1976). National Museum of Literary Heritage «M. Kogălniceanu»

Painting «Eminescu Gives Hospitality to Creangă» by Mihai Grecu (1976). National Museum of Literary Heritage «M. Kogălniceanu»

  • Michel Catalogue No: 874
  • Perforation Type/Size: Comb Syncopated 13
  • Size: 34.00 x 34.00 mm
  • Face Value: 5.75 Lei
  • Quantity Printed: ?
  

FIRST DAY COVERS (FDC) AND CANCELLATIONS (POSTMARKS)

Cachet: Busts of Mihai Eminescu and Ion Creangă
№ Block 66 (874) FDC | Busts of Mihai Eminescu and Ion Creangă
 

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