Stamps from Romania

The principalities of Wallachia and Moldavia - for centuries under the suzerainty of the Turkish Ottoman Empire - secured their autonomy in 1856; they were de facto linked in 1859 and formally united in 1862 under the new name of Romania. The country gained recognition of its independence in 1878. It joined the Allied Powers in World War I and acquired new territories - most notably Transylvania - following the conflict. In 1940, Romania allied with the Axis powers and participated in the 1941 German invasion of the USSR. Three years later, overrun by the Soviets, Romania signed an armistice. The post-war Soviet occupation led to the formation of a Communist "people's republic" in 1947 and the abdication of the king. The decades-long rule of dictator Nicolae Ceausescu, who took power in 1965, and his Securitate police state became increasingly oppressive and draconian through the 1980s. Ceausescu was overthrown and executed in late 1989. Former Communists dominated the government until 1996 when they were swept from power. Romania joined NATO in 2004 and the EU in 2007.

CIA World Factbook

 

Romania began printing stamps in 1858. Printing of Mary stamps began in 1966.

 

Map of Romania

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To view more information about a certain stamp, click on that stamp.
Pour lire les informations sur un timbre, appuyez sur ce timbre.

1960s

Betrothal of the Virgin

The Mystical Betrothal of St. Catherine


The Reveille of Romania


Madonna and Child with Fruit Basket

1970s

Fresco—Moldovita Monastery

Fresco—Voronet Monastery


1990s

Madonna and Child—Damaged Painting

The Death of Jesus

Nativity

Nativity

Nativity

The Death of Jesus

Nativity

Nativity

The Holy Family

Madonna and Child



 
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