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Monday, January 25, 2010

New issues: Romania - "Honey Bees"

Coming to all philatelists’ needs, Romfilatelia introduces into circulation the postage stamps issue "Honey Bees".
The European honey bee (Apis mellifera mellifera) is shown on the stamp having a face value of ­RON 0.50. This is a bee with a special resistance to winter’s cold and an increased tendency of defense against enemies. It collects a large volume of pollen and lives longer than other bees. It also has the capacity to fly long distances. This bee lives in France, Belgium, the Netherlands, Luxembourg, the Great Britain, Ireland, Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Germany, Poland, the Czech Republic, North of Switzerland, North-West of Austria, Belarus, North of Ukraine, Latvia, Lithuania, Estonia and Russia.
The Italian honey bee (Apis mellifera ligustica) is shown on the stamp having a face value of RON 2.10. This bee spreads through North America, South America and Southern Europe. It is mild and ­produces honey in considerable amounts. It lives in large colonies needing more food resources to survive the winter.
The Slovenian honey bee (Apis mellifera carnica) is shown on the stamp having a face value of RON 3.10. It is a sub-species of the European honey bee ­originating from Slovenia but it may be found in Austria, Hungary, Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Serbia and Romania.
The Caucasian honey bee (Apis mellifera caucasica) is shown on the stamp having a face value of RON 4.30. It is a larger bee than the average; it is mild and hard working. It is usually found in the Caucasus Mountains.
Tehnical details:
Issue date: 22.01.2010
Number of values: 4
Stamp size: 36mm x 36mm
Minature sheet size: 92mm x 104mm
Page composition: in sheet of 28 stamps, minisheet of 4 stamps with illustrated attachment and gold foiling, and miniature sheet of 4 stamps with illustrated attachment
Printing system: offset in 4 colours on chromo paper
Run printing: 532,352 stamos; 464,352 stamps in sheets of 28 stamps, 64,800 stamps in minisheets of 4 and 3,200 stamps in miniature sheets numbered in red from 001-800
Designer: Mihai Vămășescu
Postal authority Romania


  1. how i can get it.

  2. I would like to find out how to get that!


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