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Fruits and fauna of Romania is its precious heritage

Fruits and fauna of Romania is its precious heritage
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StampNews.com is glad to inform that Romfilatelia has prepared a new stamp issue on theme "Fruits and fauna". The stamp issue consists of four items and was released on the 3d of September.

Romfilatelia dedicates a special postage stamp issue to fruits and fauna from the Carpathian Mountains of Romania, illustrating the ancestral relation between the animal and vegetal kingdoms; the four pairs of elements selected for the topic of the issue harmoniously link wild fruits and animals.

The postage stamp with the face value of lei 1.40 illustrates an image cherished by children, parents and grandparents alike: the squirrel and the hazelnuts. Although lonely animals, squirrels, existing in over 300 species all over the world, can be found in the most diverse habitats, from crowded cities to people's gardens, forests and plains; Sciurus vulgaris is the most common species that lives in Romania.

The wild boar and the acorns compose the image found on the postage stamp with the face value of lei 2.00. Known also as "Glican" in Transylvania, the wild boar can be found in the Romanian forests from the Danube Delta to the woods of the Carpathians. Its nourishment is primarily made of plants, including the fruits of wild trees such as acorns or beechmasts.

On the postage stamp with the face value of lei 8.10 are jointly depicted the bear and the wild berries. The brown bear is considered an animal belonging par excellence to the Romanian lands, with a constant presence in the Romanian folk and mythology, mentioned by Mircea Eliade as a totem of our Dacian ancestors.

On the postage stamp with the face value of lei 14.50 is illustrated the common starling next to a grape. A migratory bird, considered a frequent presence in Romania, coming in spring and leaving in autumn, the common starling prefers plains and forests alike, being both the farmers' friend and enemy. Although a fruits lover, being able to produce damages to orchards and vineyards, insects remain its favourite food, playing thus an important role in controlling the population of pest insects.

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