To support independent cultural initiatives, Romfilatelia introduces into circulation the postage stamp issue Museum of Romanian Records, dedicated to an institution that impresses with the value of the exhibited items.
On the first stamp of the issue, with the face value and diversity of Lei 1.60, is reproduced the logo of the Museum of Romanian Records. On the second stamp of the issue, with the face value of Lei 2, a postage stamp Cap de bour (Bull Head) (1858), with the value of 81 parale, from the museum collection, is reproduced. The third stamp of the issue, with the face value of Lei 11.50, illustrates the logo of the International Federation of Philately (Fédération Internationale de Philatélie) (FIP). The imperforated souvenir sheet of the issue, with the face value of Lei 19, consists of a stamp reproducing the museum logo, along with exhibits from the collections of the institution.
The Museum of Romanian Records impresses with the diversity of its collections, but also with the large number of exhibited items.
The collection of Romanian stamps and philatelic pieces is the largest comprehensive collection of this type in the world, containing 99% of all stamps issued in Romania. Also, an important section of the exhibition is dedicated to philatelic items such as letters or documents circulated on the territory of the country, some of them dating back to 1389. With more than 100,000 pieces, the collection illustrates much of Romania’s history, issued since the first issue of Bull Head until present days, to which is added the pre-Philatelic period.
The Pressing Irons collection contains over 35,000 pieces and is the largest in the world. The variety of models and heating techniques for the pressing irons closely follows the evolution of clothing as well as the differences between cultures.
The corkscrew collection, also the largest in the world, containing over 30,000 pieces, shows how this tool has evolved over time. Corkscrew course is closely related to the evolution of bottles and sealing methods, as well as the rediscovery of wine aging or trade in wine from one country to another.
The Museum of Romanian Records also contains collections with varied subjects, united under the theme of domestic or professional objects. These collections include old cameras (over 5,000 items), musical apparatuses and instruments, typewriters, sewing machines, samovars and teapots, decanters, mills or weighting scales, coffee grinders, theodolites, telephones and optical devices.
The museum also has a specially designed space for itinerant or temporary exhibitions and several areas where cultural and private events, book launches, wine tastings or conferences can be organized.
The new issue will be available on Friday, August 3rd, 2018, in Romfilatelia’ own shops network in Bucharest, Bacau, Brașov, Cluj-Napoca, Iași and Timișoara and online on https://romfilatelia.ro/store/. The postage stamp issue is completed by a First Day Cover, as page composition there were used a sheet of 28 stamps with tête-bêche, a minisheet of 8 stamps + 1 label, a minisheet of 8 stamps + 1 label with tête-bêche (face value Lei 11.50) and an imperforated souvenir sheet.
For further information, please contact the Public Relation Office:
Tel: 021 / 337 24 42