New Stamps from Romania

Childhood Games

romania childhood games stampsThe bicycle is illustrated on the stamp with the face value of Lei 3.50 and is the preferred vehicle of little ones.  “It’s made to be hit, / Hit it soft or hit it hard, / With your foot or your hand, / Have no fear, it won’t get hurt. / It’s hit but it doesn’t cry because it’s a …… ball!” With polka dots or stripes, flowered, colored and absolutely necessary for games like “Ducks and hunters”, “Castle”, “Countries”, “Little donkey”, “Square”, the ball is represented  on the stamp with the face value of Lei 4.

If we call “la marelle” or “cascayu” we call nothing else but the loved childhood game, namely the Hopscotch, which is represented on the stamp with the face value of Lei 4.50. Of all childhood games, this is one of those that provokes you to move, good will and addresses both children and parents.

Winter has always been a season beloved by children. The immaculate white in which the ground dresses, the ski slope in front of the house, the Sled and Snowman are represented on the stamp with the face value of Lei 15.

The proofs of the stamps of the Childhood’s games issue were based on drawings created by Anne Margret Riess, “Ioan Petrus” High School, Otopeni, 2nd grade.

Issue Date: 31.05.2017 Designer: Walter Riess Process: Offset : 4 Size: Stamps size: 48 x 33 mm; Minisheets size: 110 x 119 mm Values: 3.50 Lei; 4 Lei; 4,50 Lei; 15 Lei

Jewelry

romania jewelry stampsThe stamp with the face value of Lei 4 has as its subject two earrings (7thcentury AD), discovered at Cosoveni, Dolj county. Although not part of the same pair, both earrings were created from gilded silver, using the same techniques of pouring, beating, granulation, melding and guiding.

Discovered in the princely tombs of Apahida, Cluj county, the bell pendants(5th century AD) ennoble the stamp with the face value of Lei 4.50. They are made of gold and garnets, and each one has an animal head, crowned with a prism with garnet faces. The bells are attached by thin gold chains. The pair of earrings represented on the stamp with the face value of Lei 8was discovered in a grave in Velt village, Sibiu county. Created in the 5thcentury AD, they illustrate a more elaborate craftsmanship, the pendants of the earrings having fourteen sides, ornamented with triangular or square garnets. The pattern is further adorned with a gold pearl thread that surrounds each of the square garnets and the hole where the earring loop meets the pendant.

The stamp with the face value of Lei 12 illustrates a multi-spiral bracelet from Sarmizegetusa Regia, Hunedoara country.

All illustrated pieces are part of the heritage of the National Museum of Romanian History.

Issue Date: 26.05.2017 Designer: Mihail Vamasescu Process: Offset Colours: 4 Size: Stamps size: 48 x 33 mm; 33 x 48 mm; Minisheets size: 110 x 119 mm; 119 x 110 mm; Souvenir sheet: 95 x 122 mm (stamp size: 48 x 33mm) Values: 4 Lei; 4,50 Lei; 8 Lei; 12 Lei; 15 Lei

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