Consistent with its mission of promoting important events, Romfilatelia creates a postage stamp issue on the occasion of 135 years since the initiation of diplomatic Romanian – American relations, thus marking a significant bilateral anniversary. The philatelic project comes to reconfirm Romania’s most comprehensive special partnership to date, being suggestively entitled 135 years of diplomatic relations Romania – United States of America. The philatelic elements of the issue will be available for purchase starting from Wednesday, November 18th, 2015, in Romfilatelia’s shops in Bucharest, Bacau, Brasov, Cluj-Napoca, Iasi and Timisoara.
The postage stamp of the issue, having the face value of lei 3.60, presents two remarcable personalities of Romania and the United States of America, under whose leadership was laid the groundwork of bilateral Romanian-American relations, in a period when both countries were undergoing an ample process of modernization of their values. The two personalities are
Prince Carol I of Hohenzollern-Sigmaringen, having the image of the Romanian flag as background, and Rutherford B. Hayes (the 19th president of the United States of America), behind whom the image of the American flag can be found.
Alongside the thematic stamp, the issue also consists of a first day cover, and as page composition were used the sheet of 32 stamps and the minisheet of 7 stamps + 2 labels.
The labels of the 7 stamp minisheet illustrate images of the obverse and reverse of two collector coins issued by Romania and the US. The first coin is from 1880, has the value of lei 5 and illustrates on the obverse the effigy of Prince Carol and on the reverse the Romanian emblem. The second coin is issued by the US, having the value of $ 1 and depicting the image of the 19th President, Rutherford B. Hayes, together with the years of his term in office, and on the reverse the Statue of Liberty’s image.
Romfilatelia thanks the Ministry of Foreign Affairs for the support granted in the creation of the postage stamp issue 135 years of diplomatic relations Romania – United States of America.
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The story of the stamps issued by Romfilatelia starting with 2004 is a wonderful journey through the beauty and richness of Romania, illustrating scenic landscapes, renowned institutions, outstanding personalities of the Romanian people, traditions passed on from generation to generation, national values and symbols which carry the name of Romania across its borders. For over a decade, Romfilatelia and the national postage stamp are your one way ticket to education, culture and knowledge.
For further information, please contact the Public Relation Office:
Tel: 021 / 337 24 42