February 28, 2017

2965, 2966 ROMANIA - Romanian Postcrossing Meet-up, Bucharest, February 24, 2017

2965 Romanian Postcrossing Meet-up, Bucharest, February 24, 2017

The postcard 2965 is one of the three "official" models edited for the Romanian Postcrossing Meet-up, which held in Bucharest on February 24, 2017. It depicts motifs embroidered usually on Romanian traditional dress, and especially on ie, a type of shirt with a typical gathered form of the collar. The underarm embroidery characterizes the entire costume; it is traditionally seen as the culmination of embroidery and decoration. Each blouse tells a compelling story about the region it comes from through the symbols and colors used.

2966 The launch of the Romanian Postcrossing stamp

This meet-up was very special, because at this date Romania joined the ranks of the countries which have issued a Postcrossing stamp, even if we are only 1364 Postcrossers registered until now. The stamp was issued of course by Romfilatelia, but this would not have happened without the persistence and commitment of Mihnea Răducu. 2966 is an "unofficial" postcard designed and issued also for this occasion by Radu Tusan.

About the stamp

The stamp was issued on February 24, 2017, to honor Postcrossing. For the ones don't know, Postcrossing is an online project that allows its members to send and receive postcards from all over the world. It was founded in 2005 by the Portuguese Paulo Magalhães, under the slogan "send a postcard and receive a postcard back from a random person, somewhere in the world". Currently, the number of registered members is over 660,000 from aproximatively 200 countries. The stamp of the issue illustrated the trip that a postcard makes, crossing the world and arriving in the postbox of the recipient as well as the colours of the Romanian flag.

About the postmark

Romfilatelia - Postcrossing stamp - first day postmark, February 24, 2017

Sender 2965: Dănuţ Ivănescu and the Romanian postcrossers who participated to the Postcrossing Meet-up which held in Bucharest on February 24, 2017
Sent from Bucharest (Bucharest / Romania) on 24.02.2017
Sender 2966: Radu Tusan
Sent from Bucharest (Bucharest / Romania) on 24.02.2017
Design: Radu Tusan

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