Monday, April 5, 2010

From Russia with love ...

I received another postcard and cover from Russia.

Spasiba, Karmanovsky :-)

The postcard with night scene at Hermitage museum above was affixed with stamps of Vancouver 2010 and new year celebration. Stamps were cancelled with new cancellation (from 2010) from the special post office inside the Hermitage.

The cover above has a minisheet and two "stamp-holders".

The minisheet was issued in commemoration of 150th anniversary of Anton Pavlovich Chekhov's birth. Anton Pavlovich Chekhov was born in Russia in 1860 and died in Germany in 1904. This Russian short story writer and playwright was a physician by profession. His short stories and plays made him famous in his lifetime, when he was recognised as one of the national glories of Russia.

The stamps show scenes from one of his best-known plays : The Seagull (Чайка, 10P) and two of his short stories : The Lady with the Dog (Дама с собачкой, 8.00) & The House with the Mezzanine (Дом с мезонином, 12P).

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