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Catalogue: Prepaid Envelopes 2019
Gheorghe Vrabie - 80th Birth Anniversary

Gheorghe Vrabie - 80th Birth Anniversary
Wikipedia: Gheorghe Vrabie - 80th Birth Anniversary

Gheorge Vrabie (born on March 21, 1939, Călinești, Fălești, Bălți county, and died on March 31, 2016, Chișinău) was a Moldovan artist, the author of the Coat of arms of the Republic of Moldova and of the Flag of the Chișinău Municipality, of the national currency for which he was named the "Father of the Moldovan Leu". From 1962 to 1967 he studied at the "Ilya Repin" State Academic Institute of Fine Arts, Sculpture and Architecture (now Imperial Academy of Arts) from Saint Petersburg . In 1961 was his first debute. It has illustrated over the years several volumes of Roman and universal literature. The artist's interest turned to such authors as Mihai Eminescu, Ion Druţă, Grigore Vieru, Dante, Longus, Paul Valery. The books’ graphics by Gheorghe Vrabie are distinguished by line intensity, accuracy and fine execution.  Read more..

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On March 21, 2019, the Post of Moldova issued a new prepaid envelope (valid for a domestic shipment up to 20g - 1.75 L) dedicated to the 80th anniversary (day to day) of the birth of the artist Gheorghe Vrabie, born in 1939 in the village of Călineşti, died in 2016 in Chişinău. Designed by Vitaliu Pogolşa, this envelope (No 03/2019, print run: 10,000, selling price: 3 L) features a pre-printed stamp showing a portrait of Gheorghe Vrabie, the illustration on the left featuring him, older, in front of the national flag of the Republic of Moldova. Gheorghe Vrabie is indeed well known in the country for having created the coat of arms of the country, represented in the center of this flag.. Read more..
Original Date of Issue Original Date of Issue: March 21, 2019 Theme Theme: Famous People
Michel Catalogue Nos. Michel Catalogue Nos.: ? Designer Designer: Vitaliu Pogolşa
MoldovaStamps Catalogue Nos. MoldovaStamps Catalogue Nos.: U410 Printer Printer: Tipografia Centrală, Chişinău
Posta Moldovei Catalogue Nos. Posta Moldovei Catalogue Nos.: PMF 292 Category Category: Envelopes
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Prepaid Envelopes for this Issue

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Stamp: Gheorghe Vrabie (1939-2016)
Envelope: Gheorghe Vrabie and the Flag or the Republic
VALID: Official Issue of the Post Office (Entered Into Postal Circulation)
Michel Catalogue No. ? Prepaid Stamp Face Value 1.75 Lei
MoldovaStamps Catalogue No. U410 Tariff Stamp Face Value 0.00 Lei
Posta Moldovei Catalogue No. PMF 292 Total Face Value 0.00 Lei
Includes an Inflation Tariff Stamp NO Euro Value (Mint) 1.90
True Date of Issue 21/03/2019 Euro Value (Used) 1.40
Philatelic Status VALID: Official Issue of the Post Office (Entered Into Postal Circulation)

First Day Covers (FDCs) for this Issue

№ U410 FDC - Gheorghe Vrabie - 80th Birth Anniversary 2019

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Cachet: Gheorghe Vrabie and the Flag of the Republic VALID: Private Production (Legally Compliant)
Michel Catalogue No. ? Euro Value (Unaddressed) 2.50
MoldovaStamps Catalogue No. U410 FDC Euro Value (Addressed) 3.00
Posta Moldovei Catalogue No. ?  
Philatelic Status VALID: Private Production (Legally Compliant)

Maximum Cards Related to this Issue

According to a declaration by the Ministry for Information Technology and Communications of the Republic of Moldova, it is not permitted to cut stamps from items of prepaid postal stationery, and to use those stamps for the creation of maximum cards.
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First Day Cancellations (Postmarks) for this Issue

№ CFU410 - Gheorghe Vrabie - 80th Birth Anniversary 2019

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Michel Catalogue No. ?    
MoldovaStamps Catalogue No. CFU410    
Posta Moldovei Catalogue No. SPZP 288    
Philatelic Status VALID: Official Issue of the Post Office (Entered Into Postal Circulation)

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