Saturday, December 31, 2011

1965 Russian Stamps on New Year Postcard

This Russian New Year postcard was issued in 1965 for New Year 1966. It has pictures of three stamps issued in 1965

The top stamp shows Lt. Col. Alexei Leonov taking movies in space. On 18 March 1965 he was the first man to conduct a space walk.

The center stamp with the hockey player was first issued in 1963. It was overprinted when the Soviets won the 1965 World Ice Hockey Championships. The overprint is below the hockey stick.

The bottom stamp shows the Kremlin and was issued on November 16, 1965 for New Year 1966. The Moscow Kremlin is a historic fortified complex that includes four palaces, four cathedrals and the enclosing Kremlin Wall with Kremlin towers.

Below is an enlargement of the picture of the New Year stamp. Like the postcard, the stamp says "С Новым годом" (Happy New Year).

I am participating in Sunday Stamps at Viridian's Postcard Blog


  1. Lovely, esp. the last stamp. The design is so 1965! thank you for participating.

  2. I turned up a Russia stamp as well. Clear designs like the one you show always stand out.

  3. Congratulations on having found a New Year stamp, especially on a New Year card too.

    A very happy 2012 to you!

  4. I went back to the 60s for my stamps too. Love the space walk, the Moscow Kremlin always transposes well.

  5. Lovely postcards and stamps. Happy New Year to you!

  6. Great stamps!

    Happy New Year to you and your family :D

  7. Fantastic stamps. And thanks for the walk-thru. I'm really digging the illustration style on the astronaut, top stamp.

  8. OMG!!
    I just know I have this russian stamp somewhere... Where to look now?

    Happy New Year!!


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