Europa 2023 Peace – Romania-First Day Cover

“Peace – the highest value of humanity” is the motto of this year’s EUROPA stamp.

Since 1956, EUROPA stamps have been issued with a common motif or Europe-related theme. For 30 years, PostEurop has been the responsible organisation for issuing these stamps. In a design competition in which ideas from many countries were submitted, the design now executed by Post Luxembourg was chosen as the winner.

The drawing reproduced on the stamp made by Romania belongs to the graphic artist Mihai Criste. The concept brings together the image of the sunflower, symbol of Flower Power, representing the peace movement of the 1960s as a protest against the Vietnam War, and the universal messenger and symbol of peace: the dove. The yellow petals of the sunflower are personified as doves, which in a directed action extract the seeds of the flower to create the image of an earth globe. The bright yellow of the doves’ plumage symbolically emanates the light of the beneficent sun.

11L – EUROPA Motif 7.50L -Sunflower Print run Stamps -29,060 each

Romania issued a Miniature sheet containing two stamps on 09 May 2023. FDC is listed