Friday, 30 January 2009

Cover from Moldova

One of my rarer letters received on 23 September 2008 from Chisinau, the capital of Moldova (sent on 18/9/2008). The postage of 4 lei is covered by 4 different stamps, in a crazy mixture covering space and wells...

The Yuri Gagarin stamp is from 2001 and commemorates the 40th anniversary of the first man in space. The 85 bani stamp features Phylloporus rhodoxantus, a mushroom I am sure sure if it is edible or not (issued on 23/4/2007, in 800,000 copies)... The 60 bani stamp shows a woman in a 19th century costume of Sfirsitul (14/4/2006, 200,000 copies), and the smaller definitive issued on 26/2/2008 with a print-run of 1 million presents a roofed well from the Riscani Region.

Thank you, Andrei:-)

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