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Catalogue: Prepaid Postcards 2022
Water Tower in Chișinău - 130th Anniversary

Water Tower in Chișinău - 130th Anniversary
Wikipedia: Water Tower in Chișinău - 130th Anniversary

The Chișinău Water Tower is an architectural monument of Chișinău, Moldova, located at 2 Mitropolit Bănulescu-Bodoni Street and built at the end of 19th century after a project by Alexander Bernadazzi. It was a main part of Chișinău's water system. The upper level was built of wood and was destroyed by an earthquake. It was rebuilt between 1980 and 1983. It currently hosts Chișinău City museum, which contains items dating from 15th to 20th centuries. The upper level is a space for exhibitions of both legacy and modern paintings and photographies, as well as various cultural events.  Read more..

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Chișinău Water Tower ("Turnul de apă din Chișinău") is an architectural monument built in 1892 on a project by the then chief city architect, Alexander Bernadazzi (1831-1907), one of today's symbols of the Moldovan capital. It was a main part of the Chișinău water system. As soon as the tower was completed, the city government opened the city's first sewer system, which had been planned during Carol Schmidt's mayor term. The tower started to serve the central part of the city, with a capacity of about 2000 tons of water per day. It was a water tower until 1940 when it became a fire brigade building, the upper level containing a water tank. The height of the tower is 22 meters and the walls are built of local stone, with a few rows of bricks. . Read more..
Original Date of Issue Original Date of Issue: October 13, 2022 Theme Theme: Buildings and Architecture
Michel Catalogue Nos. Michel Catalogue Nos.: ? Designer Designer: Eugeniu Verebceanu
MoldovaStamps Catalogue Nos. MoldovaStamps Catalogue Nos.: P218 Printer Printer: Tipografia Centrală, Chişinău
Posta Moldovei Catalogue Nos. Posta Moldovei Catalogue Nos.: CPMF 177 Category Category: Postcards
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Stamp: Water Tower in Chișinău
Postcard: Water Tower in Chișinău
VALID: Official Issue of the Post Office (Entered Into Postal Circulation)
Michel Catalogue No. ? Prepaid Stamp Face Value 2.80 Lei
MoldovaStamps Catalogue No. P218 Tariff Stamp Face Value 0.00 Lei
Posta Moldovei Catalogue No. CPMF 177 Total Face Value 2.80 Lei
Includes an Inflation Tariff Stamp NO Euro Value (Mint) 1.25
True Date of Issue 13/10/2022 Euro Value (Used) 1.75
Philatelic Status VALID: Official Issue of the Post Office (Entered Into Postal Circulation)

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№ P218 FDC - Water Tower in Chișinău - 130th Anniversary 2022

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Water Tower in Chișinău
VALID: Private Production (Legally Compliant)
Michel Catalogue No. ? Euro Value (Unaddressed) 2.50
MoldovaStamps Catalogue No. P218 FDC Euro Value (Addressed) 3.00
Posta Moldovei Catalogue No. ?  
Philatelic Status VALID: Private Production (Legally Compliant)

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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

№ CFP218 - Water Tower in Chișinău - 130th Anniversary 2022

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Michel Catalogue No. ?
MoldovaStamps Catalogue No. CFP218    
Posta Moldovei Catalogue No. SPZCP 125    
Philatelic Status VALID: Official Issue of the Post Office (Entered Into Postal Circulation)

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