On the occasion of this year's organization in Bucharest, between May 14th-17th, of the World Conference of Masonic Regular Grand Lodges, Romfilatelia introduces into circulation the postage stamps issue dedicated to this event.
Of particular importance, the organization of the World Conference of Masonic Regular Grand Lodges in Romaniais perceived as a unique event in our society, as an evocation of a special consideration that Romania achieves worldwide.
In a friendly atmosphere, the World Conference will materialize the concept of Masonic Universal Chain through its true use and power of action, as on these occasions are established bridges between the leaders of each Grand Lodge, which will give stability in bilateral relations regardless of the geographical location.
The National Grand Lodge of Romania was led between1996 and 1997 by the Grand Master Sever Frentiu. Author of a complex work of outstanding value, painter, engraver, decorator, designer, Sever Frentiu occupies a special place in the history of contemporary art.
Proving an exceptional personality very present in his paintings, characterized by a personal and unique style, Sever Frentiu created an artwork which was itself a huge act of resistance to the totalitarian system, being extremely difficult for the uninitiated to understand, as it was full of symbols.
Freemasonry, through all it achieved and continues to do, managed to restore within the Lodges, the brilliance of vanguard thinking, while the Romanian society is looking forward with great interest to the appearance of signals and rays of hope in difficult times of social life.
The two postage stamps of this issue illustrate the logo of the World Conference of Masonic Regular Grand Lodges (the postage stamp with the face value of lei 3.30) and an oil self-portrait of Master Sever Frentiu on canvas realized in 1957 (the postage stamp with the face value of lei 9.10).