non-commercial site, dedicated to Romania as seen through its stamps. The
site not only shows nice Romanian stamps, but tries to
introduce you to this country, to its original culture, its wonderful
landscapes and its friendly people. You can find here pages dedicated to
Romanian history, thematic collection, postal history and to
many other subjects. I hope that you will appreciate the quality
of the images too.
This site is intended for you, a person who wishes to know more about Romania. It was created and
is permanently updated by Victor Manta, a Swiss stamp collector. You can benefit from
his experience, because he lived many years in Romania and has a large
knowledge of country's culture,
language, history, literature, and also its stamps, which he collects since childhood.
A long years fan of Romanian topical stamps, he is especially
interested in the relationship between the images on Romanian stamps
and the tormented history of Romanian people, and by the art and
culture in Romania.
Victor Manta is a former member of the Association of Romanian Philatelists and of the Union of Swiss Philatelic Associations. In 1997 Mr. Manta founded PASIC (Paintings and Arts on Stamps Internet Club), counting at time over 700 members from 70 countries, and affiliated since 1999 with the American Topical Association. This club is quite popular worldwide, and especially in Romanian philatelic circles, which is reflected by the fact that the second largest participation at PASIC comes from Romania.
Unfortunately, Mr. Manta hasn't found the time to sufficiently publicize the present site, and also to consistently translate it into Romanian.
Mr. Victor Manta is also the founder of the Philatelic Webmasters Organization , and of the Topical Stamps Club on Yahoo, each of them counting over 200 members. His Arts on Stamps site, that includes a large chapter on Romanian art, was internationally awarded, among others by the International Philatelic Association (FIP).
In the year 2002 this site was awarded the "3-Star Award" by the International Philatelic Association (FIP), at the PhilaKorea Philatelic Exhibition in Seoul.
Please use the menu displayed in the left frame in order to visit this site. Thank you for your interest in the interesting and often challenging Romanian philately!