The Moldavian Bull's Heads (Romanian: capul de bour, lit. "aurochs' head") are the first Romanian postage stamps, sold by Moldavia from July to October 1858. Released in four values, these stamps are renowned for their rarity. The second and third Romanian issues also feature the head of the aurochs, symbol of Moldavia—the former on its own and the latter, printed after the Union of the Principalities, alongside a representation of Wallachia.
On July 22, 1858, the first letters circulated, stamped with the famous "Cap de bour" ("Auroch's head"), considered as the first stamps of Moldavian (or Moldovan) and Romanian history. These postage stamps (4 stamps) were officially issued on July 1, 1858 while this region was still called the Principality of Moldavia, a historical area that covered present-day Moldova, eastern Romania and part of Ukraine, which was going to disappear a year later .... Read more..
This stamp was released to commemorate the 160th anniversary of the first postage stamp of the United Principalities of Moldavia and Wallachia, first used on July 22, 1858.
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