Tuesday, October 12, 2010

From Russia With Love

This Russia map card came from mzk for the big groups midmonth RR. I'm actually not sure what the two photos are. In the middle is, of course, the Russian coat of arms, with its two main symbols a two-headed eagle, and a horseman slaying a dragon.

Four great stamps! This big one is textured and has a shiny gold frame. It is one of a set of five issued in 2002 commemorating Monasteries of Russian Orthodox Church. This one is the Pskov Cave Monastery of the Holy Assumption. The one on the bottom is the definitive showing a hare.

These two are from a 3-stamp set of 2009 representing regions of Russia. Left is Saratov Region, right is Chelyabinsk Region.

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