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Catalogue: Stamp Issues & Related Items 2016

Mărţişor - The Symbol of Spring

Wikipedia: Mărţişor - The Symbol of Spring
Mărțișor (Romanian pronunciation: [mərt͡siˈʃor]) is a Romanian celebration at the beginning of spring, on March the 1st in Romania, Moldova, and all territories inhabited by Romanians. Alike, though not identical customs can be found in Bulgaria (see Martenitsa), while similar ones exist in Albania, and Italy.  Read more..

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The arrival of spring in Moldova (but also in Romania or Bulgaria) marks a time of celebration in the country, coupled with the idea of revival, this season symbolizing rebirth, purity, hope and a new beginning in life. In Moldova, we celebrate Mărţişor at dawn on March 1, when inhabitants welcome the arrival of spring and offer each other mărţişoare as gifts to bring happiness and good luck. On March 1, 2016, the Post of Moldova has released a very nice set of two stamps devoted to this tradition of Mărţişor - symbol of Spring ("Mărţişor - simbol al primăverii") Thank you very much Nicolae for this beautiful official FDC (print run : 400) with postmarks from Chișinău (MD-2012), regarding this series !. Read more..
Original Date of Issue Original Date of Issue: March 1, 2016 Theme Theme: Flowers and Plants
Michel Catalogue Nos. Michel Catalogue Nos.: 945-946 Designer Designer: Alexandr Kornienco
MoldovaStamps Catalogue Nos. MoldovaStamps Catalogue Nos.: 945-946 Printer Printer: Nova Imprim, Chişinău
Posta Moldovei Catalogue Nos. Posta Moldovei Catalogue Nos.: 972-973 Category Category: Stamps & Related Materials
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Stamps for this Issue

Variety: Standard Series

Traditional «Mărţişor» Talisman
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1.20 Lei
Traditional «Mărţişor» Talisman
№ 945

Traditional «Mărţişor» Talisman
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5.75 Lei
Traditional «Mărţişor» Talisman
№ 946

Set Price (2v): MINT: €1.75 | USED: €1.75

Se-Tenant Items for this Issue

Variety: Standard Series
№ 945 Zf3 - Mărţişor - The Symbol of Spring 2016

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Stamp/Label Pair (Vertical)
№945+LABEL
Michel Catalogue No. 945 Zf Euro Value (Mint) 0.35
MoldovaStamps Catalogue No. 945 Zf3 Euro Value (Used) 0.35
Posta Moldovei Catalogue No. ?    
Philatelic Status VALID: Official Issue of the Post Office (Entered Into Postal Circulation)
№ 945 Zf4 - Mărţişor - The Symbol of Spring 2016

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Stamp/Label Pair (Vertical)
LABEL+№945
Michel Catalogue No. 945 Zf Euro Value (Mint) 0.35
MoldovaStamps Catalogue No. 945 Zf4 Euro Value (Used) 0.35
Posta Moldovei Catalogue No. ?    
Philatelic Status VALID: Official Issue of the Post Office (Entered Into Postal Circulation)
№ 946 Zf3 - Mărţişor - The Symbol of Spring 2016

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Stamp/Label Pair (Vertical)
№946+LABEL
Michel Catalogue No. 946 Zf Euro Value (Mint) 1.50
MoldovaStamps Catalogue No. 946 Zf3 Euro Value (Used) 1.50
Posta Moldovei Catalogue No. ?    
Philatelic Status VALID: Official Issue of the Post Office (Entered Into Postal Circulation)
№ 946 Zf4 - Mărţişor - The Symbol of Spring 2016

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Stamp/Label Pair (Vertical)
LABEL+№946
Michel Catalogue No. 946 Zf Euro Value (Mint) 1.50
MoldovaStamps Catalogue No. 946 Zf4 Euro Value (Used) 1.50
Posta Moldovei Catalogue No. ?    
Philatelic Status VALID: Official Issue of the Post Office (Entered Into Postal Circulation)
№ 945 Zf1 - Mărţişor - The Symbol of Spring 2016

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Stamp/Label Pair (Horizontal)
№945+LABEL
Michel Catalogue No. 945 Zf Euro Value (Mint) 0.35
MoldovaStamps Catalogue No. 945 Zf1 Euro Value (Used) 0.35
Posta Moldovei Catalogue No. ?    
Philatelic Status VALID: Official Issue of the Post Office (Entered Into Postal Circulation)
№ 945 Zf2 - Mărţişor - The Symbol of Spring 2016

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Stamp/Label Pair (Horizontal)
LABEL+№945
Michel Catalogue No. 945 Zf Euro Value (Mint) 0.35
MoldovaStamps Catalogue No. 945 Zf2 Euro Value (Used) 0.35
Posta Moldovei Catalogue No. ?    
Philatelic Status VALID: Official Issue of the Post Office (Entered Into Postal Circulation)
№ 946 Zf1 - Mărţişor - The Symbol of Spring 2016

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Stamp/Label Pair (Horizontal)
№946+LABEL
Michel Catalogue No. 946 Zf Euro Value (Mint) 1.50
MoldovaStamps Catalogue No. 946 Zf1 Euro Value (Used) 1.50
Posta Moldovei Catalogue No. ?    
Philatelic Status VALID: Official Issue of the Post Office (Entered Into Postal Circulation)
№ 946 Zf2 - Mărţişor - The Symbol of Spring 2016

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Stamp/Label Pair (Horizontal)
LABEL+№946
Michel Catalogue No. 946 Zf Euro Value (Mint) 1.50
MoldovaStamps Catalogue No. 946 Zf2 Euro Value (Used) 1.50
Posta Moldovei Catalogue No. ?    
Philatelic Status VALID: Official Issue of the Post Office (Entered Into Postal Circulation)

Sheets for this Issue

Variety: Standard Series
№ 945 Kb - Mărţişor - The Symbol of Spring 2016

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Minisheet: Traditional «Mărţişor» Talisman
Michel Catalogue No. 945 Kb Euro Value (Mint) 2.45
MoldovaStamps Catalogue No. 945 Kb Euro Value (Used) 2.45
Posta Moldovei Catalogue No. CM 972    
Philatelic Status VALID: Official Issue of the Post Office (Entered Into Postal Circulation)
№ 946 Kb - Mărţişor - The Symbol of Spring 2016

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Minisheet: Traditional «Mărţişor» Talisman
Michel Catalogue No. 946 Kb Euro Value (Mint) 12.05
MoldovaStamps Catalogue No. 946 Kb Euro Value (Used) 12.05
Posta Moldovei Catalogue No. CM 973    
Philatelic Status VALID: Official Issue of the Post Office (Entered Into Postal Circulation)

Booklets for this Issue

There were no Booklets for this Issue

First Day Covers (FDCs) for this Issue


Shortly before the release of these stamps, Posta Moldovei released a series of unstamped envelopes with the theme of «Spring». Local philatelists in Chisinau realized a wide variety of private FDCs, using these envelopes. We have tried to include all known varieties here.
№ 945-946 FDC1 - Mărţişor - The Symbol of Spring 2016

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First Day Cover Cachet: Traditional «Mărţişor» Talisman and Cherry Blossoms VALID: Official Issue of the Post Office (Entered Into Postal Circulation)
Michel Catalogue No. 945-946 FDC Euro Value (Unaddressed) 5.50
MoldovaStamps Catalogue No. 945-946 FDC1 Euro Value (Addressed) 5.00
Posta Moldovei Catalogue No. PPZ 342    
Philatelic Status VALID: Official Issue of the Post Office (Entered Into Postal Circulation)
№ 945 FDC1 - Mărţişor - The Symbol of Spring 2016

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First Day Cover Cachet: Traditional «Mărţişor» Talisman and Cherry Blossoms VALID: Private Production (Legally Compliant)
Michel Catalogue No. ? Euro Value (Unaddressed) 3.50
MoldovaStamps Catalogue No. 945 FDC1 Euro Value (Addressed) 4.00
Posta Moldovei Catalogue No. ?    
Philatelic Status VALID: Private Production (Legally Compliant)
№ 945 FDC2 - Mărţişor - The Symbol of Spring 2016

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First Day Cover Cachet: Traditional «Mărţişor» Talisman and Cherry Blossoms VALID: Private Production (Legally Compliant)
Michel Catalogue No. ? Euro Value (Unaddressed) 3.50
MoldovaStamps Catalogue No. 945 FDC2 Euro Value (Addressed) 4.00
Posta Moldovei Catalogue No. ?    
Philatelic Status VALID: Private Production (Legally Compliant)
№ 945 Zf2 FDC1 - Mărţişor - The Symbol of Spring 2016

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First Day Cover Cachet: Traditional «Mărţişor» Talisman and Cherry Blossoms VALID: Private Production (Legally Compliant)
Michel Catalogue No. ? Euro Value (Unaddressed) 3.50
MoldovaStamps Catalogue No. 945 Zf2 FDC1 Euro Value (Addressed) 4.00
Posta Moldovei Catalogue No. ?    
Philatelic Status VALID: Private Production (Legally Compliant)
№ 945-946 FDC2 - Mărţişor - The Symbol of Spring 2016

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First Day Cover Cachet: Traditional «Mărţişor» Talisman and Cherry Blossoms VALID: Private Production (Legally Compliant)
Michel Catalogue No. ? Euro Value (Unaddressed) 3.50
MoldovaStamps Catalogue No. 945-946 FDC2 Euro Value (Addressed) 4.00
Posta Moldovei Catalogue No. ?    
Philatelic Status VALID: Private Production (Legally Compliant)
№ 945-946 FDC3 - Mărţişor - The Symbol of Spring 2016

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First Day Cover Cachet: Traditional «Mărţişor» Talisman and Cherry Blossoms VALID: Private Production (Legally Compliant)
Michel Catalogue No. ? Euro Value (Unaddressed) 3.50
MoldovaStamps Catalogue No. 945-946 FDC3 Euro Value (Addressed) 4.00
Posta Moldovei Catalogue No. ?    
Philatelic Status VALID: Private Production (Legally Compliant)
№ 945-946 FDC4 - Mărţişor - The Symbol of Spring 2016

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First Day Cover Cachet: Traditional «Mărţişor» Talisman and Cherry Blossoms VALID: Private Production (Legally Compliant)
Michel Catalogue No. ? Euro Value (Unaddressed) 3.50
MoldovaStamps Catalogue No. 945-946 FDC4 Euro Value (Addressed) 4.00
Posta Moldovei Catalogue No. ?    
Philatelic Status VALID: Private Production (Legally Compliant)
№ 946 FDC1 - Mărţişor - The Symbol of Spring 2016

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First Day Cover Cachet: Traditional «Mărţişor» Talisman and Cherry Blossoms VALID: Private Production (Legally Compliant)
Michel Catalogue No. ? Euro Value (Unaddressed) 3.50
MoldovaStamps Catalogue No. 946 FDC1 Euro Value (Addressed) 4.00
Posta Moldovei Catalogue No. ?    
Philatelic Status VALID: Private Production (Legally Compliant)
№ 946 Zf2 FDC1 - Mărţişor - The Symbol of Spring 2016

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First Day Cover Cachet: Traditional «Mărţişor» Talisman and Cherry Blossoms VALID: Private Production (Legally Compliant)
Michel Catalogue No. ? Euro Value (Unaddressed) 3.50
MoldovaStamps Catalogue No. 946 Zf2 FDC1 Euro Value (Addressed) 4.00
Posta Moldovei Catalogue No. ?    
Philatelic Status VALID: Private Production (Legally Compliant)

Maximum Cards (MCs) for this Issue

№ 945 MC1 - Mărţişor - The Symbol of Spring 2016 Traditional «Mărţişor» Talisman First Day Cancellation | Mărţişor - The Symbol of Spring
VALID: Private Production (Legally Compliant) Traditional «Mărţişor» Talisman and Cherry Blossoms
First Day Cancellation
MoldovaStamps Catalogue No. 945 MC1
Cancellation Type First Day Cancellation
Philatelic Status VALID: Private Production (Legally Compliant)
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№ 945 MC2 - Mărţişor - The Symbol of Spring 2016 Traditional «Mărţişor» Talisman First Day Cancellation | Mărţişor - The Symbol of Spring
VALID: Private Production (Legally Compliant) Traditional «Mărţişor» Talisman
First Day Cancellation
MoldovaStamps Catalogue No. 945 MC2
Cancellation Type First Day Cancellation
Philatelic Status VALID: Private Production (Legally Compliant)
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№ 945 MC3 - Mărţişor - The Symbol of Spring 2016 Traditional «Mărţişor» Talisman First Day Cancellation | Mărţişor - The Symbol of Spring
VALID: Private Production (Legally Compliant) Snowdrops
First Day Cancellation
MoldovaStamps Catalogue No. 945 MC3
Cancellation Type First Day Cancellation
Philatelic Status VALID: Private Production (Legally Compliant)
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№ 945 MC4 - Mărţişor - The Symbol of Spring 2016 Traditional «Mărţişor» Talisman First Day Cancellation | International Music Festival «Mărţişor» - 50th Anniversary
VALID: Private Production (Legally Compliant) Snowdrops
First Day Cancellation
MoldovaStamps Catalogue No. 945 MC4
Cancellation Type First Day Cancellation
Philatelic Status VALID: Private Production (Legally Compliant)
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№ 945 MC6 - Mărţişor - The Symbol of Spring 2016 Traditional «Mărţişor» Talisman Special Commemorative Cancellation | Month of Forests
VALID: Private Production (Legally Compliant) Snowdrops
Special Commemorative Cancellation
MoldovaStamps Catalogue No. 945 MC6
Cancellation Type Special Commemorative Cancellation
Philatelic Status VALID: Private Production (Legally Compliant)
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№ 946 MC1 - Mărţişor - The Symbol of Spring 2016 Traditional «Mărţişor» Talisman First Day Cancellation | Mărţişor - The Symbol of Spring
VALID: Private Production (Legally Compliant) Traditional «Mărţişor» Talisman and Cherry Blossoms
First Day Cancellation
MoldovaStamps Catalogue No. 946 MC1
Cancellation Type First Day Cancellation
Philatelic Status VALID: Private Production (Legally Compliant)
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№ 946 MC2 - Mărţişor - The Symbol of Spring 2016 Traditional «Mărţişor» Talisman First Day Cancellation | Mărţişor - The Symbol of Spring
VALID: Private Production (Legally Compliant) Traditional «Mărţişor» Talisman
First Day Cancellation
MoldovaStamps Catalogue No. 946 MC2
Cancellation Type First Day Cancellation
Philatelic Status VALID: Private Production (Legally Compliant)
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№ 946 MC3 - Mărţişor - The Symbol of Spring 2016 Traditional «Mărţişor» Talisman First Day Cancellation | Mărţişor - The Symbol of Spring
VALID: Private Production (Legally Compliant) Snowdrops
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MoldovaStamps Catalogue No. 946 MC3
Cancellation Type First Day Cancellation
Philatelic Status VALID: Private Production (Legally Compliant)
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№ 946 MC4 - Mărţişor - The Symbol of Spring 2016 Traditional «Mărţişor» Talisman First Day Cancellation | International Music Festival «Mărţişor» - 50th Anniversary
VALID: Private Production (Legally Compliant) Traditional «Mărţişor» Talisman and Cherry Blossoms
First Day Cancellation
MoldovaStamps Catalogue No. 946 MC4
Cancellation Type First Day Cancellation
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First Day Cancellations (Postmarks) for this Issue

№ CF336 - Mărţişor - The Symbol of Spring 2016

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Michel Catalogue No. ?    
MoldovaStamps Catalogue No. CF336    
Posta Moldovei Catalogue No. SPZ 336    
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