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From Philately to Postcrossing

The need of communication is one of the most beautiful attributes of the human being.

In history, the urge and pleasure of getting in contact with other people had different forms and means, with specific particularities, in time and space.

The most recent philatelic issue, available from Friday, February 24th 2017, in our shops from Bucharest, Bacau, Brasov, Cluj-Napoca, Iasi and Timisoara, Romfilatelia introduces to circulation the issue of postal stamps dedicated to Postcrossing, a worldwide postcard exchange community.

The Postcrossing project was started in 2005 by Paulo Magalhães out of his passion for sending and receiving postcards. He developed a web site that provides a free platform for people who want to exchange postcards. The idea as well as the slogan of this project is: “send a postcard and receive a postcard back from a random person, somewhere in the world”.

Currently the registered number of the members is over 660.000 from over 200 countries. The 1.364 members from Romania registered on the Postcrossing platform, sent in the last 11 years of activity over 120.000 postcards throughout the world.

Why become a Postcrosser? For the joy of expecting a postcard from any corner of the world. You can receive postcards from people who live in places that you have never heard about. With every postcard received, you learn something new. Postcrossing gives you the chance to get to know the countries and cultures through local landscapes, architecture, flowers, art, hobbies and holidays. A Postcrosser will write about his hobbies, family, day by day routine, thus creating friendships. Apart from that you can collect postcards, including collecting stamps that enriches your knowledge with new data about culture, art and beauty.

The stamp of the postage stamp issue with the face value of Lei 4, illustrates the trip that a postcard make, crossing the world and arriving in the postbox of the recipient, together with the wish for a Happy Postcrossing, written in the colors of the Romanian flag.

The issue is completed by a first day covers and as composition were used the sheet of 32 stamps and the minisheet of 5 stamps + 1 label.

If we have convinced you and you feel your heart beat a little faster when you expect with excitement to find good thoughts sent to the mailbox from prospective friends, you can join the Postcrossing community at www.postcrossing.com.

Happy Postcrossing!

Romfilatelia thanks the Romanian National Post Company, Mr. Paulo Magalhães and
Mr. Mihnea Raducu
for their documentary support granted in the creation of this postage stamp issue.


For further information, please contact the Public Relation Office:

Tel: 021 / 337 24 42