Romania celebrates curiosities and superlatives on new stamps
By Denise McCarty
Romania’s philatelic bureau, Romfilatelia, presents what it calls “curiosities and superlatives” on four stamps issued Feb. 24.
In announcing the issue, Romfilatelia described the stamps as depicting “examples from areas such as art, coins, crafts and natural heritage, which impress by extraordinary sizes, spectacular shapes and stories … ”
The 3-leu stamp shows the smallest banknote in the world. Measuring 27.5 millimeters by 38mm (1.08 inches by 1.49 inches), the Ministry of Finance of Romania issued this banknote in 1917, during World War I.
Connect with Linn's Stamp News:
Like us on Facebook
Follow us on Twitter
Keep up with us on Instagram
It is listed as the smallest by the World Records Academy, and Guinness World Records calls it the world‘s smallest “national” banknote.
The 14-leu stamp pictures Europe’s largest stone sculpture.
Sometimes referred to as the “Romanian Rushmore,” this sculpture of the Romanian national hero Decebalus, the last King of Dacia, is 25 meters wide and 45 meters wide (79 feet by 147 feet).
Located on the banks of Danube in southwestern Romania, the sculpture was built over a decade (1994 to 2004) by a team of a dozen sculptors led by Italian sculptor Mario Galeotti.
The 3.30-leu stamp honors the Gold Museum in Brad, the only gold museum in Europe; and the 5-leu stamp features the largest mechanical organ in Romania. Built in the 19th-century by Carl August Buchholz, the organ of the Black Church in Brasov has 3,993 pipes in 84 rows.
MORE RELATED ARTICLES
US StampsMar 29, 2023, 6 PM
April cartoon caption contest heads to Florida Everglades
US StampsMar 29, 2023, 3 PM
American Philatelic Society team visits Dayton Stamp Club
World StampsMar 29, 2023, 12 PM
Spirited bidding for Czechoslovakia Butterfly panes in recent auction
US StampsMar 28, 2023, 8 PM
Zeigler stepping down as APS president March 31