Witness and messenger of the most important national and international events, the stamp is a true promoter of Romania in the world, and of all the particularities of the national culture and consciousness, features which strengthen the identity of the Romanian community and define us as people.
Global ambassador of our country’s values and symbols, the Romanian stamp was often the partner of important national institutions, participating actively both in actions meant to mark important anniversaries of these organizations, as well as a collaborator of the most important image campaigns created to promote Romania worldwide.
Continuing its mission, the Romanian postage stamp joins the celebrations occasioned by the 25th anniversary of the Romanian Intelligence Service, an institution fighting for justice and national security, for protecting the Romanian values and the rule of law. Thus, Romfilatelia introduces into circulation the anniversary postage stamp issue INTELLIGENCE SAFEGUARDING DEMOCRACY: 25 years, Romanian Intelligence Service, project consisting of a stamp and a souvenir sheet.
The postage stamp with the face value of lei 8.10 depicts the logo of the Romanian Intelligence Service, together with the title of the anniversary issue, on a sober navy blue background, suggesting the deep outer space. The image of the Globe, described in binary code, hovers over this background, surrounded by a halo of light whose spectrum suggests the overlap between the natural tones of the Earth’s atmosphere seen from space, and the “electric” tone of the monitors used to reproduce the virtual reality. The map of Romania is represented in contrasting colour, the symbolism conveying the excellence of the Romanian specialists and young professionals in the cyber field. A groundbreaking element of the stamp becomes visible only under ultraviolet light: the eight-point star and the logo of the Romanian Intelligence Service appear centred on the horizon point within the halo arch.
The stamp of the souvenir sheet with the face value of lei 14.50 reproduces in the background the Romanian tricolour flag, over which is superposed the binary code of the virtual world, containing in contrasting red colour, the sequence “11001”; this is the codified translation of “25”, representing the anniversary of the Romanian Intelligence Service. The round perforation of the stamp and its layout become a universal seal, bearing the emblems of the Romanian Intelligence Service and the years of existence, 1990 – 2015.
The composition of the souvenir sheet joins powerful symbols of the Romanian spirit, the Sphinx of Bucegi and a fragment of a carved gate from the Maramures region, along with a symbolic mark that harmoniously combines aspiration, continuity and lastingness. The surface of the inner circle representing the logo of the Romanian Intelligence Service, and the words “Intelligence safeguarding democracy” are visible in UV light spectrum.
Technically, the issue is completed by a first day cover, and as page composition were used the sheet of
32 stamps, the minisheet of 6 stamps with illustrated border and the perforated souvenir sheet.
Starting with Monday, March 23rd, 2015, the anniversary postage stamp issue INTELLIGENCE SAFEGUARDING DEMOCRACY: 25 years, Romanian Intelligence Service will be available in all Romfilatelia shops in Bucharest and countrywide.
Romfilatelia thanks the Romanian Intelligence Service for the documentary support offered in creating this postage stamp issue.
For further information, please contact the Public Relation Office:
Tel: 021 / 337 24 42