Champions of Wildlife SI

Champions of Wildlife

Over time, Romfilatelia created numerous stamps dedicated to animals, both wild and domestic, these projects having an educational role and also promoting the national and international fauna. The stamp thus became a means of communication, having as common denominator the image it reproduces and its impact on the viewer. The first postage stamp issue of 2015 therefore resumes one of the most popular philatelic topics, namely fauna, thus introducing into circulation the Champions of wildlife, project created in a graphic and artistic manner, which stands out through the execution technique and the rich colors of the stamps and the whole concept.

The four stamps of the issue illustrate wild animals that distinguish themselves by records and performances which make them stick out among other mammals and introduce them successfully in the did you know category:

- The springbok (Antidorcas marsupialis) is reproduced on the stamp with the face value of lei 3.60. Did you know this animal can leap up in length to 15 m and can reach speeds of up to 90 km/h?

- On the stamp with the face value of lei 4.30 is illustrated the puma or the mountain lion (Puma concolor). Regarding the did you know category, we notice that the puma is a champion for the longest vertical jump of about 5 m and is able to jump from a height of 18 m.

- The stamp with the face value of lei 8.10 depicts the biggest member of the dolphin family – the killer whale (Orcinus orca). Did you know the name of killer whale is due to the animal’s strong jaws and 50 long sharp teeth?

- On the stamp with the face value of lei 9.10 is represented the cheetah (Acinonyx jubatus). Did you know the cheetah is the fastest land animal? It impresses with its running speed, being able to reach a maximum of 112 km/h, and 100 km/h in just 3 seconds. Besides, this animal is not only the fastest feline on Earth, but also the best sprinter of the animal kingdom.

The issue is completed by a first day cover, and as page composition were used the sheet of 32 stamps and the block of 4 stamps.

Technical Details

Issue Date: 16.01.2015
Designer: Walter Riess
Process: Offset
Colours: 4 Colours
Size: Stamp 48 x 33 mm, miniature sheet 116 x 86 mm
Values: 3.60 Lei, 4.30 Lei, 8.10 Lei, 9.10 Lei
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