• December 25th, 2012

    Christmas stamps from Order of Malta

    Order of Malta issued two Christmas stamp booklets. The first one illustrates the Iconography of the Magi by Niccolo Carlone called “Procession of the Magi to Bethlehem”. The original painting is exposed in Cappella dei Mercanti, Turin, Italy. The booklet reproduces the painting in its entirety, in the original frame. The €2.00 stamps illustrates the figures of bystanders and the €2,20 stamp shows ...
  • December 21st, 2012

    Christianity and Heraldry: Romania - Order of Malta joint stamp issue

    On the anniversary of eight decades of diplomatic relations between Romania and the Sovereign Military Order of Malta, Romfilatelia jointly with the Sovereign Order of Malta introduced into circulation the joint stamp issue dedicated to this event. The stamp of this joint issue illustrates as a Romanian heraldic element, a detail of a seal from 15th century, belonging to the ruler Mircea cel Batra ...