Romfilatelia has included in the current editorial plan the postage stamps issue entitled Timișoara 2023, European Capital of Culture, which will enter into circulation on Friday, February 17th of this year. Consisting of 4 stamps, a perfored souvenir sheet and two First Day Covers, the issue marks the role that the city on the Bega has assumed in giving the exact time in the continent’s culture this year.
With documentary testimony dating back to 1212, Timișoara has had a troubled history, being, as the chronicler says, “subject to the times”. Since 1918, after the accomplishment of the Great Union, it returned home to its motherland, Romania. A city with a broad European outlook, it has enjoyed good development on all levels, with most of the firsts in areas of great diversity.
In 2023, the city on the Bega is the European Capital of Culture. The slogan of the whole campaign is Shine your light – Light up your city! (in Romanian: Luminează orașul prin tine!). The transformative journey is seen as a process around three main territories: the territory of people, the territory of places and the territory of connections that will prepare the city for new experiences.
For this postage stamps issue, Romfilatelia has chosen several edifices with symbolic value: on the stamp with the face value of Lei 1.40, the Orthodox Metropolitan Cathedral is represented, while on the stamp with the face value of Lei 2.20, the Roman Catholic Cathedral is illustrated; also shown: the image of the Iosefin Water Castle (on the stamp with the face value of Lei 11) and the Palace of Culture, on the stamp with the face value of Lei 19.50.
Romfilatelia thanks the representatives of the Timișoara City Hall for their documentary and photographic support granted to the development of this postage stamps issue.
The philatelic issue will be available starting Friday, February 17th, 2023, in Romfilatelia’s shops network in Bucharest, Bacau, Brasov, Cluj-Napoca, Iasi and Timisoara and online on https://romfilatelia.ro/store/.
For further information, please contact the Public Relation Office:
Tel: 021 / 336 93 92