Over time, Romfilatelia created numerous stamps dedicated to animals, both wild and domestic, these projects having an educational role and also promoting the national and international fauna. The stamp thus became a means of communication, having as common denominator the image it reproduces and its impact on the viewer.The first postage stamp issue of 2015 therefore resumes one of the most popular philatelic topics, namely fauna, thus introducing into circulation the Champions of wildlife, project created in a graphic and artistic manner, which stands out through the execution technique and the rich colors of the stamps and the whole concept.
The four stamps of the issue illustrate wild animals that distinguish themselves by records and performances which make them stick out among other mammals and introduce them successfully in the did you know category:
– The springbok (Antidorcas marsupialis) is reproduced on the stamp with the face value of lei 3.60. Did you know this animal can leap up in length to 15 m and can reach speeds of up to 90 km/h?
– On the stamp with the face value of lei 4.30 is illustrated the puma or the mountain lion (Puma concolor). Regarding the did you know category, we notice that the puma is a champion for the longest vertical jump of about
5 m and is able to jump from a height of 18 m.
– The stamp with the face value of lei 8.10 depicts the biggest member of the dolphin family the killer whale (Orcinus orca). Did you know the name of killer whale is due to the animals strong jaws and 50 long sharp teeth?
– On the stamp with the face value of lei 9.10 is represented the cheetah (Acinonyx jubatus). Did you know the cheetah is the fastest land animal? It impresses with its running speed, being able to reach a maximum of
112 km/h, and 100 km/h in just 3 seconds. Besides, this animal is not only the fastest feline on Earth, but also the best sprinter of the animal kingdom.
All these features and many other interesting facts can be found in the informative leaflet which provides more details and accompanies the 4 stamps of the philatelic issue.
The issue is completed by a first day cover, and as page composition were used the sheet of 32 stamps and the block of 4 stamps.
Starting with Friday, January 16th, 2014, the postage stamp issue Champions of wildlife will be available in all Romfilatelia shops in Bucharest and countrywide.
Romfilatelia thanks the National Institute of Biology of the Romanian Academy and Corresponding Member Acad. Dr. Dumitru Murariu for the documentary support granted in the accomplishment of this postage stamp issue.
Issue date: 2015-01-16