4 Dec 2015

Winter Customs and Traditions

INTRODUCTION

On 4 December 2015, the Post Office of Moldova (Poșta Moldovei) issued a series of postage stamps with the title Winter Customs and Traditions. The issue comprises two stamps, with associated cancellation (postmark) and first day cover (FDC). The designer was Iurie Palkov. The printing was performed by Nova Imprim, Chişinău.

ISSUE DETAILS

POSTAGE STAMPS

Tradition of the «Steaua» (Star)
№ 941 | Tradition of the «Steaua» (Star)

Tradition of the «Steaua» (Star)

  • Michel Catalogue No: 941
  • Perforation Type/Size: Comb Syncopated 13
  • Size: 34.00 x 34.00 mm
  • Face Value: 1.75 Lei
  • Quantity Printed: 300,000
  
Tradition of the «Plugușorul» (Little Plough)
№ 942 | Tradition of the «Plugușorul» (Little Plough)

Tradition of the «Plugușorul» (Little Plough)

  • Michel Catalogue No: 942
  • Perforation Type/Size: Comb Syncopated 13
  • Size: 34.00 x 34.00 mm
  • Face Value: 9.5 Lei
  • Quantity Printed: 300,000
Plugușorul is a Romanian New Year's tradition and carol. Read more..
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FIRST DAY COVERS (FDC) AND CANCELLATIONS (POSTMARKS)

Cachet: Traditional Talismans
№ 941-942 FDC | Traditional Talismans
 

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27 Nov 2015

Motorsport

INTRODUCTION

On 27 November 2015, the Post Office of Moldova (Poșta Moldovei) issued a series of postage stamps with the title Motorsport. The issue comprises two 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

Motorsport or motorsports is the group of competitive events which primarily involve the use of motorized vehicles, whether for racing or non-racing competition. MotoSport refers to motorcycle racing specifically and includes off-road racing such as motocross. Read more..
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ISSUE DETAILS

POSTAGE STAMPS

Motocross
№ 939 | Motocross

Motocross

  • Michel Catalogue No: 939
  • Perforation Type/Size: Comb 14:14.50
  • Size: 46.00 x 27.50 mm
  • Face Value: 1.2 Lei
  • Quantity Printed: 300,000
Motocross is a form of off-road motorcycle racing held on enclosed off-road circuits. The sport evolved from motorcycle trials competitions held in the United Kingdom. Read more..
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Autocross
№ 940 | Autocross

Autocross

  • Michel Catalogue No: 940
  • Perforation Type/Size: Comb 14:14.50
  • Size: 46.00 x 27.50 mm
  • Face Value: 5.75 Lei
  • Quantity Printed: 300,000
Autocross (also called 'Solo', 'Auto-x' or 'Autoslalom') is a timed competition in which drivers navigate one at a time through a defined course on either a sealed or an unsealed surface. It is a form of motorsports that emphasizes safe competition and active participation. Autocross differs from road racing and oval racing in that generally there is only one car on the track, racing against the clock rather than other cars. As an entry-level motorsport it provides a stepping stone for drivers looking to move into other more competitive and possibly expensive forms of racing (such as rallying and circuit racing). Read more..
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FIRST DAY COVERS (FDC) AND CANCELLATIONS (POSTMARKS)

Cachet: Motorsport
№ 939-940 FDC | Motorsport
 

24 Oct 2015

United Nations Organization - 70th Anniversary

INTRODUCTION

On 24 October 2015, the Post Office of Moldova (Poșta Moldovei) issued a postage stamp with the title United Nations Organization - 70th 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 United Nations (UN) is an intergovernmental organization to promote international co-operation. A replacement for the ineffective League of Nations, the organization was established on 24 October 1945 after World War II in order to prevent another such conflict. At its founding, the UN had 51 member states; there are now 193. The headquarters of the United Nations is in Manhattan, New York City, and experiences extraterritoriality. Further main offices are situated in Geneva, Nairobi and Vienna. The organization is financed by assessed and voluntary contributions from its member states. Its objectives include maintaining international peace and security, promoting human rights, fostering social and economic development, protecting the environment, and providing humanitarian aid in cases of famine, natural disaster, and armed conflict. Read more..
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ISSUE DETAILS

POSTAGE STAMPS

70th Anniversary Emblem of the UNO
№ 931 | 70th Anniversary Emblem of the UNO

70th Anniversary Emblem of the UNO

  • Michel Catalogue No: 931
  • Perforation Type/Size: Comb Syncopated 13
  • Size: 34.00 x 34.00 mm
  • Face Value: 15.5 Lei
  • Quantity Printed: 100,000
  

FIRST DAY COVERS (FDC) AND CANCELLATIONS (POSTMARKS)

Cachet: Headquarters of the UNO in New York
№ 931 FDC | Headquarters of the UNO in New York
 

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21 Oct 2015

Mihai Volontir - In Memoriam

INTRODUCTION

On 21 October 2015, the Post Office of Moldova (Poșta Moldovei) issued a postage stamp with the title Mihai Volontir - In Memoriam. The issue comprises one stamp, with an associated cancellation (postmark) and first day cover (FDC). The designer was Lilian Iaţco. The printing was performed by Nova Imprim, Chişinău.

ABOUT THE THEME

Mihai Volontir (March 9, 1934 – September 15, 2015) was a Moldovan actor. Volontir was born on March 9, 1934 in the village of Glinjeni, Moldova. He attended the Pedagogical Institution in Orhei from 1952 to 1955. Read more..
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ISSUE DETAILS

POSTAGE STAMPS

Mihai Volontir, Actor (1934-2015)
№ 930 | Mihai Volontir, Actor (1934-2015)

Mihai Volontir, Actor (1934-2015)

  • Michel Catalogue No: 930
  • 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: Mihai Volontir and Poem
№ 930 FDC | Mihai Volontir and Poem
 

16 Oct 2015

Folk Dances (III) - Joint Issue with Azerbaijan

INTRODUCTION

On 16 October 2015, the Post Office of Moldova (Poșta Moldovei) issued a series of postage stamps with the title Folk Dances (III) - Joint Issue with Azerbaijan. 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.

ISSUE DETAILS

POSTAGE STAMPS

Traditional Dance of Moldova «Moldoveneasca»
№ 928 | Traditional Dance of Moldova «Moldoveneasca»

Traditional Dance of Moldova «Moldoveneasca»

  • Michel Catalogue No: 928
  • Perforation Type/Size: Comb 14:14.50
  • Size: 46.00 x 27.50 mm
  • Face Value: 1.75 Lei
  • Quantity Printed: 100,000
  
Traditional Dance of Azerbaijan «Yalli»
№ 929 | Traditional Dance of Azerbaijan «Yalli»

Traditional Dance of Azerbaijan «Yalli»

  • Michel Catalogue No: 929
  • Perforation Type/Size: Comb 14:14.50
  • Size: 46.00 x 27.50 mm
  • Face Value: 11 Lei
  • Quantity Printed: 100,000
Halay or Yalli or Dilan (Azerbaijani: Yallı; Armenian: Շուրջպար šurǰpar; Syriac: ܚܓܐ Ḥeggāʾ, Greek: Χαλάϊ Chaláï; Kurdish: Govend or Dîlan‎, Turkish: Halay, Yakut: Ohuokhai, Persian: هالای‎‎ 'Hālāy') is a popular dance in the Middle East. Read more..
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FIRST DAY COVERS (FDC) AND CANCELLATIONS (POSTMARKS)

Cachet: Traditional Dances
№ 928-929 FDC | Traditional Dances
 

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25 Sep 2015

Birds of Moldova (IV)

INTRODUCTION

On 25 September 2015, the Post Office of Moldova (Poșta Moldovei) issued a series of postage stamps with the title Birds of Moldova (IV). The issue comprises five stamps, with associated cancellation (postmark) and first day cover (FDC). The designer was Vladimir Melnic. The printing was performed by Nova Imprim, Chişinău.

ABOUT THE THEME

The avifauna of Moldova include a total of around 300 species, none of which are endemic. Read more..
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ISSUE DETAILS

POSTAGE STAMPS

Common Starling (Sturnus Vulgaris)
№ 923 | Common Starling (Sturnus Vulgaris)

Common Starling (Sturnus Vulgaris)

  • Michel Catalogue No: 923
  • Perforation Type/Size: Comb 14:14.50
  • Size: 46.00 x 27.50 mm
  • Face Value: 1.2 Lei
  • Quantity Printed: 500,000
The common starling (Sturnus vulgaris), also known as the European starling, or in the British Isles just the starling, is a medium-sized passerine bird in the starling family, Sturnidae. It is about 20 cm (8 in) long and has glossy black plumage, which is speckled with white at some times of year. The legs are pink and the bill is black in winter and yellow in summer; young birds have browner plumage than the adults. It is a noisy bird, especially in communal roosts and other gregarious situations, with an unmusical but varied song. Its gift for mimicry has been noted in literature including the Mabinogion and the works of Pliny the Elder and William Shakespeare. Read more..
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Eurasian Bullfinch (Pyrrhula Pyrrhula)
№ 924 | Eurasian Bullfinch (Pyrrhula Pyrrhula)

Eurasian Bullfinch (Pyrrhula Pyrrhula)

  • Michel Catalogue No: 924
  • Perforation Type/Size: Comb 14:14.50
  • Size: 46.00 x 27.50 mm
  • Face Value: 1.75 Lei
  • Quantity Printed: 100,000
The bullfinch, common bullfinch or Eurasian bullfinch (Pyrrhula pyrrhula) is a small passerine bird in the finch family Fringillidae. In Anglophone Europe it is known simply as bullfinch, as it is the original bird to bear the name bullfinch. Read more..
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Eurasian Blue Tit (Cyanistes Caeruleus)
№ 925 | Eurasian Blue Tit (Cyanistes Caeruleus)

Eurasian Blue Tit (Cyanistes Caeruleus)

  • Michel Catalogue No: 925
  • Perforation Type/Size: Comb 14:14.50
  • Size: 46.00 x 27.50 mm
  • Face Value: 4 Lei
  • Quantity Printed: 200,000
The Eurasian blue tit (Cyanistes caeruleus) is a small passerine bird in the tit family Paridae. The bird is easily recognisable by its blue and yellow plumage, but various authorities dispute their scientific classification. Read more..
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Bohemian Waxwing (Bombycilla Garrulus)
№ 926 | Bohemian Waxwing (Bombycilla Garrulus)

Bohemian Waxwing (Bombycilla Garrulus)

  • Michel Catalogue No: 926
  • Perforation Type/Size: Comb 14:14.50
  • Size: 46.00 x 27.50 mm
  • Face Value: 5.75 Lei
  • Quantity Printed: 200,000
The Bohemian waxwing (Bombycilla garrulus) is a starling-sized passerine bird that breeds in the northern forests of Eurasia and North America. It has mainly buff-grey plumage, black face markings and a pointed crest. Its wings are patterned with white and bright yellow, and some feather tips have the red waxy appearance that give this species its English name. The three subspecies show only minor differences in appearance. Females are similar to males, although young birds are less well-marked and have few or no waxy wingtips. Although the Bohemian waxwing's range overlaps those of the cedar and Japanese waxwings, it is easily distinguished from them by size and plumage differences. Read more..
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Eurasian Skylark (Alauda Arvensis)
№ 927 | Eurasian Skylark (Alauda Arvensis)

Eurasian Skylark (Alauda Arvensis)

  • Michel Catalogue No: 927
  • Perforation Type/Size: Comb 14:14.50
  • Size: 46.00 x 27.50 mm
  • Face Value: 5.75 Lei
  • Quantity Printed: 50,000
The Eurasian skylark (Alauda arvensis) is a small passerine bird species. This lark breeds across most of Europe and Asia and in the mountains of north Africa. It is mainly resident in the west of its range, but eastern populations are more migratory, moving further south in winter. Even in the milder west of its range, many birds move to lowlands and the coast in winter. Asian birds appear as vagrants in Alaska; this bird has also been introduced in Hawaii, Canada, United States, Mexico, Peru, Uruguay, Brazil, Argentina, Chile, the Falkland Islands, South Africa, Australia and New Zealand. The Japanese skylark is now usually considered a subspecies. Read more..
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FIRST DAY COVERS (FDC) AND CANCELLATIONS (POSTMARKS)

Cachet: Birds of Moldova
№ 923-926 FDC | Birds of Moldova
Cachet: Eurasian Skylark
№ Block 70 (927) FDC | Eurasian Skylark
 

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15 Aug 2015

Art: Paintings

INTRODUCTION

On 15 August 2015, the Post Office of Moldova (Poșta Moldovei) issued a series of postage stamps with the title Art: Paintings. The issue comprises four 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

«Rocks» by Veniamin Slobodzinschi (1978)
№ 919 | «Rocks» by Veniamin Slobodzinschi (1978)

«Rocks» by Veniamin Slobodzinschi (1978)

  • Michel Catalogue No: 919
  • Perforation Type/Size: Comb Syncopated 13
  • Size: 34.00 x 34.00 mm
  • Face Value: 1.75 Lei
  • Quantity Printed: 150,000
  
«Evening in the Field» by Eleonora Romanescu (1967)
№ 920 | «Evening in the Field» by Eleonora Romanescu (1967)

«Evening in the Field» by Eleonora Romanescu (1967)

  • Michel Catalogue No: 920
  • Perforation Type/Size: Comb Syncopated 13
  • Size: 34.00 x 34.00 mm
  • Face Value: 3 Lei
  • Quantity Printed: 150,000
  
«On the Outskirts of the Village of Dolna» by Dimitrie Peicev (2008)
№ 921 | «On the Outskirts of the Village of Dolna» by Dimitrie Peicev (2008)

«On the Outskirts of the Village of Dolna» by Dimitrie Peicev (2008)

  • Michel Catalogue No: 921
  • Perforation Type/Size: Comb Syncopated 13
  • Size: 34.00 x 34.00 mm
  • Face Value: 5.75 Lei
  • Quantity Printed: 100,000
  
«Landscape» by Vasile Naşcu (2004)
№ 922 | «Landscape» by Vasile Naşcu (2004)

«Landscape» by Vasile Naşcu (2004)

  • Michel Catalogue No: 922
  • Perforation Type/Size: Comb Syncopated 13
  • Size: 34.00 x 34.00 mm
  • Face Value: 9.5 Lei
  • Quantity Printed: 100,000
  

FIRST DAY COVERS (FDC) AND CANCELLATIONS (POSTMARKS)

Cachet: Painting by Oleg Cojocari
№ 919-922 FDC | Painting by Oleg Cojocari