National Stamp Collecting Month: Postcards & Postcrossing

Although people have used some form of card to send messages probably since the earliest days of postal systems, cards with some image as a part of their design have only been around as long as the postage stamp itself. Postal cards were soon being produced with an imprinted stamp with picture postcards becoming extremely popular by the end of the 19th century and the … Continue reading National Stamp Collecting Month: Postcards & Postcrossing

Romanian Great Union Day

The Union of Transylvania with Romania was declared on December 1, 1918 (November 18, 1918, under the Old Style Julian calendar) by the assembly of the delegates of ethnic Romanians held in Alba Iulia. The national holiday of Romania, the Great Union Day (also called Unification Day), celebrates this event every December 1. The holiday was established after the Romanian Revolution, and marks the unification not only of Transylvania, but also of the provinces of Banat, Bessarabia and Bukovina with the Romanian Kingdom. … Continue reading Romanian Great Union Day

Romania #1258 (1958)

Romania #1258 (1958)

Romania is a sovereign state located in Southeastern Europe. It borders the Black Sea, Bulgaria, Ukraine, Hungary, Serbia, and Moldova. It has an area of 92,043 square miles (238,391 square kilometers) and a temperate-continental climate. With over 19 million inhabitants, the country is the seventh most populous member state of the European Union. Its capital and largest city, Bucharest, is the sixth-largest city in the … Continue reading Romania #1258 (1958)

Arad #1N6 (1919)

Arad #1N6 (1919)

Arad (rendered as Арад in Serbian) is currently the 12th largest city in Romania and capital city of Arad County, historically situated in the Crişana region of western Romania. An important industrial center and transportation hub on the Mureș River, Arad is also the seat of a Romanian Orthodox archbishop and features two universities, a Romanian Orthodox theological seminary and a training school for teachers. It had one … Continue reading Arad #1N6 (1919)