Saturday, August 31, 2013

Centenary of the Russian Postage Stamp

This is a recent postcard picturing one of two 1958 Soviet miniature sheets issued to commemorate the Centenary of the Russian postage stamp. История почты is Postal history. Here the two sheets are shown together:


Here are some larger images of the two 10 kopeks stamps (Source:,_1958). The first one is a Prince's scribe (15th century); the second is a messenger (16th century).

I found a nice Russian Postal Shop in English ( that has many postcards available for sale, including the one I have. The minimum order is 20 euros. The site seems to be oriented toward Postcrossing members--it has a page About Postcrossing,

This is a post for Sunday Stamps at Viridian's Postcard Blog


  1. I have so many Russian stamps but my lack of understanding of the Cyrillic characters prevents me from appreciating them more. I guess I should just put more effort into translating them, like you who's always so diligent in doing so!

  2. I kept coming across this set when I was looking for information on the one I posted. So, it is is neat to see it here again!

  3. I'm glad you showed the two larger images which really highlight the colours and printing.

  4. Lovely! I'll have to check out that site. I also note Lenin and Stalin make an appearance. Thank you for joining us.

  5. I wonder if he is playing the Posthorn Gallop. The enlargements have given us a treat.

  6. They are real works of Art.& evoke a very distinct sense of "Russianness".Its odd, we usual think of the Soviet Era being rather drab ,but these are anything but that!


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