Happy Birthday Nadia – Romania 2021.
A Star is Born! (Newsweek, August 2nd, 1976)
On the occasion of her birthday, as a sign of respect, admiration and gratitude to Nadia Comaneci, the world champion of women’s gymnastics, Romfilatelia dedicates to her the postage stamps issue “Happy Birthday, Nadia!”.
The issue consists of a stamp, with the face value of Lei 9, an imperforated souvenir sheet, with the face value of Lei 31.50 and a First Day Cover.
On the stamp of the souvenir sheet is depicted a sequence from a beam exercise performed by Nadia Comaneci and on the First Day Cover are illustrated stamps and souvenir sheets dedicated, over time, to the famous sportswoman.
This philatelic project is an opportunity to relive the excitement of the 1976 Summer Olympics in Montreal, when a girl originating from the lands of Moldova became an international star.
For Romania and Romanians everywhere, Nadia belongs to the national heritage, her name being associated with Romania more than any other. The appreciation and admiration for the special merits she had throughout her sports career went around the world, remaining in the souls of all Romanians everywhere.
Romfilatelia thanks Mrs. Nadia Comaneci and the Nadia Comaneci Foundation in Romania for the documentary and photographic support granted in the development of this postage stamps issue.
She won Five Olympic Golds in the 1976 Montreal and 1980 Moscow Olympics. First Gymnast to be awrded a Perfect 10 at Montreal Olympics. A Star at 15 Years of Age.