The city remains a historical landmark of the enduring Romanian people through the special role it played in the period 1916 – 1918, when Southern Romania and the capital, Bucharest, came under German occupation. During that time, Iasi became the capital of Romania, the source of a permanent return to normal expectations and moreover, the achieving of an old ideal: Greater Romania with Northern Bukovina, Bessarabia and Transylvania within its borders. The postage stamps of the issue reproduce the images of Iasi’s architectural monuments that were designed between 1916 and 1918, to ensure the good functioning of the Romanian Government and the requirements of the Royal House.
The Ghica – Comanesti House (the postage stamp with the face value of Lei 2.50) served as the residence of King Ferdinand I.
The National Theater in Iasi (the postage stamp with the face value of Lei 4.50) provided the space for the House of Representatives.
The University of Iasi (the postage stamp with the face value of Lei 8) was intended to ensure the Senate sessions.
The Rosetti-Roznovanu Palace (the postage stamp with the nominal face value of Lei 15) was used to preserve some archives with important documents and as the headquarters of some foreign missions, later becoming the headquarters of Iasi City Hall.
The stamp of the souvenir sheet, with a face value of Lei 16, reproduces the coat of arms of Iasi.
Issue Date: 26.04.2017 Designer: Mihail Vamasescu Process: Offset Colours: 4 Colours Size: Stamps size: 48 x 33 mm, Minisheets size: 130 x 116 mm, Souvenir sheet size: 140 x 107 mm (stamp size: 27 x 42 mm), Block size: 140 x 190 mm Values: 2.50 Lei; 4.50 Lei; 8 Lei; 15 Lei; 16 Lei