The Museum of Romanian Records is perhaps better known to the public for its incredible collections of trivets, corkscrews, and vintage cameras. However, its philatelic section is spectacular. It is spread out in 800 giant custom-made frames, in which 50,000 philatelic items are on permanent display, including:
- A collection of 2,200 letters and postal documents from 1389 CE until the end of WWI.
- 1,000 military censored postcards and envelopes from the 1877 Independence War until the 1957 Communist camps.
- 20,000 postage stamps, from the “Bull’s Head” (1858) until today, FDCs, foreign posts in Romania etc.
- 15,000 postal stationery items from 1873 until today.
- 600 aviation-themed envelopes: first flights, zeppelins, ballon post etc.
- 5,000 proofs, essays, errors, varieties, forgeries, and more.
- Collections and exhibits of revenue stamps from Princely Stamp, 1856, to special funds.
- 32 showcases narrating the history of F.I.P. from 1930: exhibition medals, catalogues, prizes, palmares booklets, pins, diplomas etc.
While you are in Romania, make plans to visit the museum. It is located in the heart of Bucharest.