Carpathian stag – Spanish ibex, in a Romanian-Spanish joint issue of postage stamps
Romfilatelia introduces into circulation a joint issue of Romania-Spain postal stamps „Mountain Fauna”, depicting two representative animals for the Romanian-Hispanic mountains – the Carpathian stag and the Spanish ibex.
The joint isue, launched to mark the good relations between the two countries in the field of philately, consists of two postage stamps, both with a nominal value of 3.10 lei per envelope, a „first day” envelope and a philatelic cardboard, Romfilatelia announced in a release.
The special issue trait is represented by a philatelic album, made in a limited edition of 500 copies and equipped with a block of two stamps of the issue and the „first day” envelope, with in folio gold and silver graphics, with stamps of both countries.
The Romanian-Spanish relations have witnessed a gradual evolution in time, the first bilateral contacts dating back to the 15th century. Over time, representative bodies were set up to mark the relations between the two countries: The Legation of the Kingdom of Spain in Bucharest, Romania’s Legation in Spain, The Consulate General of Romania in Spain, but also honorary consulates in several cities such as Valencia, Cadiz, Bilbao, Cartagena, Madrid, Las Palmas, Malaga and San Sebastian.
Although discontinued in 1946, the Romanian-Hispanic relations were re-launched in 1967, when an Accord on the setting up of consular and commercial representations in the two capitals was signed, going that, in 1977, the diplomatic missions of the two countries to be elevated to the rank of embassy, reads Romfilatelia release.