Sunday, 30 August 2015

Fish in the sea - Sunday Stamps II

I've gone fishing in Romania this week although all my fish may be found in wider surroundings.

Romania issue a set of 8 fish stamps on May 10 1964; here are five of them.

Romania - 1964
  • 5 bani - Scorpaena Porcus, the black scorpion fish. It's found in the Eastern Atlantic, the Mediterranean and the Black Sea.Normally around 6 inches it may be 15 inches long.
  • 10 bani - Blennius Pavo Risso, the comb tooth or peacock blenny also frequents the Eastern Atlantic, the Med and the Black Sea.
  • 50 bani - I'm sure you all recognise Hippocampus Hippocampus - the short nosed seahorse which is endemic to the Mediterranean and the North Atlantic.
Romania - 1964
  • 55 bani - Trigla Lucerna, the tub gunard is a bottom dwelling coastal fish found in the Med, the Atlantic, Black and Southern Baltic Seas,. It has a spiny armoured head and finger like pectoral fins used to walk along the bottom.
  • 1 lei - Huso Huso is the beluga or European sturgeon from the Caspian and the Black Sea. It has been heavily fished for its roe - beluga caviar.
The three stamps I don't have are the horse mackerel, the Russian sturgeon and the common sting ray.

If you are looking for more fishy stories just cross to the links at Sunday-stamps-ii-37.


Heleen said...

These are beautiful stamps! (and one year older than I am :-) )

I love the illustrations and colours, but I think the waves also fit with the postmarks. Don't know if the Romanian cancellation stamps show waves, too, but Dutch and some other countries' do.

VioletSky said...

oooh, I have those missing ones. will post for you all later today as I'm heading out and am already late.
It is a lovely set.

FinnBadger said...

Great set - hopefully you will be able to find the others in the future.

Jo said...

Puts one off swimming in the Med though doesn't it. I wouldn't like to encounter some of those fish. Interesting stamps.

Sheila @ A Postcard a Day said...

I love the sea-horses but the others look a bit scary to me.

Eva A. said...

This is an original set that I had never seen.