March 11, 2017

2981 ROMANIA (Sibiu) - On the road on Hârtibaciu Valley

The Hârtibaciu is a river in the Transylvania historical region of Romania, which develops in the South Carpathians and flows into the Cibin, a tributary of the Olt River. King Géza II of Hungary settled the initial Transylvanian Saxon colonists along the Hârtibaciu (Harbach), who established many towns along the river. In Romania, as in many other regions of the world, peasants have used since ancient times cattle and buffalo for traction. But a team as the one from the postcard, formed of two animals of different species (an ox and a buffalo) is rare. Obviously, the stronger animal is disadvantaged.

About the stamps
The first stamp, depicting Anthericum ramosum (Anthericum ramosum) (0.50 RON), is part of the series Flowers' Clock II, about which I wrote here. The second stamp is part of the series Bats, about which I wrote here.

Sender: Adina Popescu
Sent from Bucharest (Bucharest / Romania), on 24.02.2017
Photo: Anselm Roth

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