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Good news from Moldova, the most recent country to issue a Postcrossing-themed stamp!

Isn’t it a cute one? We love how the postcards zoom all around the world, taking a happy Moldovan postcrosser with them.

The stamp was drawn by Lilian Iaţco, and 120,000 stamps have been printed, as well as postcards and first-day covers to mark the occasion. Sadly, we believe these will only be available in local post offices for now, as Moldova Post doesn’t have a philatelic online shop yet.

As is becoming a tradition, a meetup is taking place today to celebrate the launch of the stamp and use the cancellation mark made for the occasion. The event will take place in Chisinau’s Central Post Office, which might be familiar to some from last year’s event that brought together Moldovan and Romanian postcrossers.

We look forward to seeing this new stamp make its way around the world on many future postcards!

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78 comments so far

linku, Germany
GREAT!!!
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fluffandfur, Indonesia
The stamp is beautiful and so is the cancellation mark.
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tu-zi, Russia
Looks very nice!
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ned44440, Ireland
I love it. The heart shaped balloons are great. I hope to get one of these stamps on an official postcard sometime.
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postcrossingyhdistys, Finland
So wonderful! 💖 Congratulations, Moldova! 🇲🇩
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Justsophie, Germany
A really beatiful stamp. I think everyone would be happy to receive a postcard, with such a beatiful and well drawned stamp. :-)
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Bublina007, Czech Republic
Super! Nice!
I wish this postage stamp and a card from Moldova 😋
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ydnic, United States of America
Beautiful and congratulations to the lucky Postcrossers who will receive this stamp!
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wels19602012, Germany
A BEAUTIFUL STAMP FROM MOLDOVA.GRATULATION! MANY GREETINGS FROM GERMANY.
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rinadutoit, South Africa
I am from South Africa. Is there any postcrosser in Moldova that would be prepared to send me one of these special stamps? They are stunning!!!!
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Bartovx, Poland
Beauty stamp 🇵🇱❤️🇲🇩
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leelee21, France
superbe timbre.
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fisherman, Ireland
Looking forward to seeing one on a postcard - Lovely stamp
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Kriana, Hungary
Lovely ♥
I wish I would get a postcard with this stamp. :)
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werewegian, United Kingdom
Lovely stamp. Hope to get one of these soon!
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mihneaR, Romania
I am so proud of this stamp! I can say: I did it :) adventure started last year, together with Elyna333 (Olga), in our first common meetup, and today we really celebrate Postcrossing phenomena! Special thanks to Moldova Post!! ♥
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MovSannA, Netherlands
Very lovely stamp, plus cancellation mark, you can honestly be proud of it, Moldovan Postcrossers! I seriously miss the Dutch Postcrossing stamps, don't understand why they aren't made/sold anymore.
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studier, United Kingdom
This is a very lovely stamp. Well done Moldova!!!!
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martha66, Netherlands
Great stamp, lovely design. I too miss the Dutch ones, they were so wonderful and interesting. Pity!!!
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VeganLove, Czech Republic
Does anyone know if the stamp can be bought online (and where)? Thank you!
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josephvm, India
Wow. Anyone from Moldova who's interested in swapping with me (India), please message me.
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ruanainyc, United States of America
This is wonderful news.
Postcrossings has done more to bring the world together that the United Nations!
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lafeeiulia, Spain
By the way...Do you know, that there is an International Moldovan Philatelic Society - promoting world-wide awareness of Moldova, her history and culture, through the medium of philately? If no, I'll tell you, that project "MoldovaStamps" is one of the most popular philatelic web sites in the world. Dig! :)
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Iside82, Italy
Hurray!
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lafeeiulia, Spain
Actually, there are lots of places where you can buy stamps of RM, online, right now. Feel free to check a long list of sellers at http://www.moldovastamps.org/ro/info-dealer-directory.asp.
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lafeeiulia, Spain
I must say, that this first postcrosser stamp of Moldova, issued for to this reunion, reprezents one of the most important figures of modern children literature - Guguță, created by our great-taught writer Spiridon Vangheli.
In 1974 he received the International Distinction Andersen for one of his books about Guguță.
This little man was and is a friend to all children in Moldova - because everyone has heard or read at least one story about Guguță. And now, Guguţă traveling on the globe with postcards on this new Postcrossing stamp... from Moldova! :))
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Fireblossom, Germany
This is amazing! I would love to get one of this wonderful stamps for my collection :)
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Sfander, Canada
I wish you could hear me clapping my hands together...Well done Moldova....It's a beautiful stamp and cancellation mark...Well done!!! I hope to be a lucky recipient one day soon.
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sutan, Indonesia
This is awesome! Beautifully illustrated stamp and good cancellation marking. Well done, Moldova!
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aerobear, United States of America
Wonderful! Such a happy design, beautiful stamp and cancellation mark. Cheers to Moldova for celebrating this international hobby!
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lena_ukraine, Ukraine
wow, it's so beautiful and cute! Ukraine congratulates Moldova!
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Angeldreamer, United States of America
Beautiful stamp!
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zomertje, Netherlands
Wauw, what a beautiful stamp this is, hope I will become one soon!!!!
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mounten, Italy
Congratulation Moldova a very original Postcrossing stamp ciao from Italy.
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Diogo83, Portugal
Very nice stamp. Love it. Hope to get one for my collection.
Happy postcrossing to everyone.
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vlada_123, Russia
Nice stamp! Very original postage stamp. Especially good idea balls in the form of hearts.
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HM, Netherlands
Great design!

I wish at least half of the 120,000 stamps will be used on postcrossing cards!
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mapcardcollector, United Kingdom
We'll done to the Moldovan postcrossers. It was a great launch event and nice meet-up. I was very happy to take part.
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nm_rockhound, United States of America
The odds of getting a postcard from Moldova is about slim to none.
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MONTANA33, France
Superbe timbre!!!
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Monica4, Belgium
Nice stamp, in Belgium we can ask to made them too
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Abdusabir, Russia
Прекрасный дизайн, классная марка!!! Молодцы Молдова!!! 📫✉👍
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mysweetlife63, United States of America
Love it!!
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quirkylady79, United States of America
Yay Moldova! Job well done! It's beautiful!
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goalgoalbob, China
It's a wonderful news!
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MerlinM, Germany
A beautiful stamp. Though the chance is small I hope to receive on Moldavian Postcrossing stamp
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harrickson, United States of America
Lovely!
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maverick10, Hong Kong
Really nice stamp 👍
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Gerda-RD, Netherlands
A nice stamp! And now hoping on a card from Moldova with this stamp. I'm going to ask for it in my profile. Maybe it helps.
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triplightly, United States of America
Well Done Moldova! A beautiful stamp for wonderful people!
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NIDUSKA, Finland
REALLY NICE STAMP
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rosenbusch, Germany
I love this stamp.....
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geminiscp, Portugal
sooooo PRETTY!!!!!!!! :)
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MurzelMagMail, Germany
I love it. So bad that my chances of getting one are kind of slim. Pleeease, Postcrossing Goddess, match me with a stamp smart moldovian. 🙏
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PostcardsFromCLE, United States of America
How fun! I really wish the U.S. would issue a special Postcrossing stamp!
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sams1977, Brazil
Anyone here collect stamps? If you are interested in Brazil stamps, talk to me.
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luxuliang, China
wonderful!!
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mikebond, France
You can watch this TV report about the meeting by Moldovan broadcaster ProTV: http://mobi.protv.md/stiri/social/in-lume-digitalizata-mai-exista-si-cei-care-comunica-prin-scrisori---2286641.html . I think it is very well done! Congratulations to our Romanian and Moldovan friends, and to the Moldovan post!
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Elisabeth_, Austria
What a wonderful stamp! ♥
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ned44440, Ireland
That is a wonderful piece of TV footage not that I could understand a word 😁 but I could understand the feelings and the emotions. It is great to see a lot of happiness and positivity 🙋 . I hope some of it comes my way in the form of a postcard and the beautiful stamp 🙏.
Well done to all concerned. You look like you all had a great meeting.
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Happy-HU, Hungary
Beautyful stamp 👍👍👍
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Luciano, Brazil
Nice stamp! Congratulations!
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Mrbill, United States of America
I agree that this is a beautiful stamp and it is so wonderful that yet another country is recognizing Postcrossing. But - - with only 644 Moldovan Postcrossing members as of this messaging and 49,035 total cards sent, this stamp will definitely be uncommon to see (properly used) in most parts of the world.
I've been a Postcrossing member for 2-1/2 years and have yet to either receive or send a card to Moldova. I have received from Andorra and Viet Nam however :-)
To those who want a USA Postcrossing stamp, you can write a letter to:

Citizens Stamp Advisory Committee
475 L'Enfant Plaza SW, Room 3300
Washington DC 20260-3501

This office in the U S Postal Service makes the decision as to which subjects are "worthy" of having a stamp issued. When writing your letter state some statistics to back up your request. For example, the number of USA Postcrossing members (now 67,078) and the number of cards sent (currently over 4.9 million) by Postcrossing members. Also, that many overseas members are tired of the same old round stamps that commemorate nothing. How about a series of international rate stamps that show off America's scenic and historic wonders. Sure we have these at the domestic rate but for international mail, NOTHING!!!
Use these ideas but please WRITE LETTERS so that our voice may be heard.
Best Wishes!
Bill Luckett
P O Box 38
Stephenson VA 22656-0038 USA
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shieru, Russia
This postcrossing stamp is really beautiful, as well as its idea is amazing too! Almost always our postcards have their trip by air, so that's so true. :D And balloons are nothing more than inspiration and beauty, giving us good memories, so maybe the postcards here are all the same, treasures we keep in our hearts, not boxes.
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wouter64, Netherlands
Lovely stamp. Thank you Moldova!
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betslets, United States of America
It's a GREAT Stamp! And it would absolutely make a WONDERFUL postcard, too. (How about a combination Postcard with matching Postcrossing stamp) Bravo Moldova and "Hello Again" to MihneaR for sending me a World Post Day card.
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kamikm, United States of America
What a beautiful stamp!! I can only hope I get one!!
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_samy_, India
Can someone send me one?! :O Soooo pretty
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anindya19688, India
wow! very nice stamp...
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Lario, France
Trés beau
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Flippie, Canada
Congratulations, I love the Stamp. I hope that it someday arrived on a nice card from one of you in my mailbox.
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dougmv214, United States of America
What a magnanimous philatelic masterpiece. I wish someone would mail me a postcard with that stamp on it or any:

Doug Vail
750 PR 5525
Point, TX, USA
75472
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manbol, India
Very nice stamp. Love it. Congratulations Moldovian Postcrossers. I am from India and collect Postcrossing stamps, if any Postcrossers or Stamp Collectors interested in an exchange of these stamps contact me at mansoorblr@gmail.com
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radiofan, Austria
What a lovely stamp! Congratulations to Moldovian Postcrossers!
I hope to get one some day :)
Dear Moldovian Postcrossers, buy a lot of those, and send, send send ;)
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Mosshumla, Sweden
Oh, that stamp is adorable! I so much hope to receive it on a postcard one day!
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Tatiana_1, Moldova
Superb!
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ljming0518, China
Nice stamp! Congratulations!
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Staluol, Russia
Hello! I need this mint stamp for my collection. I have russian mint PC stamp for swap. Собираю чистые посткросс-марки, давайте меняться! =)
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