Vlad the Impaler (in Romanian, Vlad Țepeș) was a known ruler of mediaeval Wallachia, whose cold-blooded cruelty inspired Bram Stoker‘s “Dracula“. Though the vampirism of Vlad the Impaler is rather a matter of mythology and cult literature alike, his image remains as the arch-vampire.
Though one would say that vampires in general, and Dracula in particular, are not a common thing to see on stamps, we’ve gathered below all known stamps from this topic. Enjoy!
Ireland issued twice Dracula-themed stamps. The first time in 1997, which meant the centenary of Bram Stoker‘s “Dracula“, originally published in 1897.
The second time, it was in 2012, to mark the centenary of the death of Bram Stoker.