Peter O’Toole’s quote – “I will not be an ordinary man, because I have the right to be extraordinary” – can easily exemplify the choice of Romfilatelia’s latest philatelic issue’s topic, as the project is dedicated to a great Romanian sportsman, a champion whose motivation had no boundaries and whose dedication created legends. Having the title, Ion Tiriac, A Legendary Champion, the postage stamp issue will be available for purchase in Romfilatelia’s shops in Bucharest, Bacau, Brasov, Cluj-Napoca, Iasi and Timisoara starting with Friday, October 16th, 2015.
Thus, the philatelic project honours a star of the Romanian sportive life, an illustriousillustrious illustrious illustrious name of tennis for whom promoting the Romanian sports, both within our country and abroad, became a “moral” duty.
Passion, desire, aspiration and motivation are some of the elements characterizing his carreer,
Ion Tiriac winning over 40 titles in renowned international competitions, where he raised the art of tennis at the highest levels, both technically and in terms of the public spectacle.
The postage stamp of the issue, with the face value of lei 2.10, and the stamp of the perforated souvenir sheet, having the face value of lei 9.10, reproduce images from the Davis Cup final of October 1972, held in Bucharest. Also, on the border of the souvenir sheet can be found, imprinted in gold foiling, the name of the great sportsman.
A set of 2 first day covers completes the philatelic issue, one equipped with the postage stamp of the issue, the other with the souvenir sheet, both models being numbered and cancelled with the “first day” postmark. Also, a set of 2 maxicards depicting the former tennis player is available.
As page composition were used the sheet of 32 stamps, the perforated souvenir sheet and the minisheet of 8 stamps + 1 label (2 models).
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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