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Flowers alphabet – new stamp issue by Romanian Post

Flowers alphabet – new stamp issue by Romanian Post
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StampNews.com is glad to inform that Romanian Post has released a special set of stamps on flower theme. The issue consists of six stamp designs that were put into circulation on the 20th of February.

The postage stamp issue named Flowers alphabet represents an original approach which brings together the traditional philatelic topic of “flora” and the graphic concept of a head letter or initial, an uppercase letter, usually ornate, used at the beginning of chapters in bibliophile editions.

Head letters can be classified into two categories: those which are combined with a floral or animalistic element, strictly ornamental, without reference to the subject-matter of the paragraph they are a part of, and initials whose images illustrate a character or a scene from the paragraph they precede.

Each stamp of this issue depicts one such head letter intertwined with a flower. The flower's name starts with the letter portrayed on the initial, the entire issue forming the word TIMBRE (the Romanian word for stamps).

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