On the occasion of the one century and a half anniversary since the formal establishment of modern Romania’s fundamental institution, the Senate, which asserted oneself as an authoritative forum of parliamentary debate, contributing visibly to maintaining the balance between the political structures, to the defence of democratic rights and freedoms, and to promoting national ideals, Romfilatelia has the opportunity to introduce into circulation the issue of postage stamps dedicated to this event, entitled “The Senate of Romania, 150 years”.
The current Senate, developing the traditions of the Romanian democratic system, participates actively in strengthening Romania’s position among advanced democratic states.
The postage stamp of the issue, with the face value of lei 1.00, reproduces the emblem of the Senate of Romania and respectively, the building of the Parliament Palace, which hosts the actual headquarters of the Senate.
On the stamp of the perforated souvenir sheet, having the face value of lei 14.50 the emblem of the Senate of Romania is enframed in a double perforation; the background of the souvenir sheet illustrates a fragment from the Official Bulletin, in which was reproduced the speech of ruler Alexandru Ioan Cuza at the opening of the first session of the Romanian Senate, the image of the first seal of the Senate, next to an overview of the Parliament Palace. The stars reproduced on the margin of the souvenir sheet refer to the European Union, organism to which Romania is part of since January 2007.
One of the minisheets of the issue illustrates in labels (TABS), next to the postage stamps, the reconstituted image of the first headquarters of the Senate of Romania, together with the obverse and the reverse of the 100 lei anniversary coin, issued by the National Bank of Romania. Made of gold, the coin was introduced into circulation in a run printing of 150 pcs.