Sunday, April 6, 2014

More colorful international stamps from Postcrossing exchanges

Here's another small collection of international stamps that have come to my mailbox in recent weeks from Postcrossing exchanges. And there are some links at the bottom of the post if you want to see even more.

Troitsko-Aleksandrovskaya Cotton Mill of Baranovs
This triangular Russia stamp was issued last July and is from a series titled "Arts and crafts of Russia — Shawls." There were four different stamps and each came in sets of four. Regarding this stamp, Marka states:
"Scarves and shawls of Baranovs’ Troitsko-Alexandrovsky manufactory can be traced back to 1846. The main space in the products is occupied by multicolored floral patterns. Red, being present in every element of the pattern, unites centerpiece, hem and background. Geometric and oriental (‘cucumber’) motifs are present on the scarves along with the floral patterns."
You can also see the other three stamps in this series on that Marka page.

Élysée Treaty commemorative
This stamp was issued jointly by Germany and France last year to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the signing of the Élysée Treaty between those two countries. There was also a commemorative coin issued jointly by the two countries. Read all about it in this news release.

Mystery stamp from China
OK, I'd love to know more about this one. Can anyone help with translation and/or tell me what the significance is of this stamp, which features what appears to be a junk.

Belarus celebrates Postrcrossing
I think it's pretty cool that Belarus issued a stamp to celebrate the Postcrossing phenomenon. And it's even cooler that I got one in the mail, courtesy of Tanya in Minsk. We definitely need to get the U.S. Post Office to do one of these, too.

Other posts featuring international stamps

1 comment:

  1. The Chinese text on the bottom right simply says "China Post".

    I too am trying to identify this stamp. Do update if you come across any further information.