Sunday, December 1, 2013

oversize stamps

It can be hard to tell just how large or small a stamp actually is from a photo on a screen.
Take this one from the 2011 series of headdresses of the Russian north which could be any size enlarged 
and this one beside the much smaller 2009 Kremlin series

(Personally, I think the Kremlins could have benefited from being just a bit larger)
I didn't find much description on the Russian postal website other than 'girl in head band' and 'man in winter hat'. 

see other oversized stamps here


  1. What size are each of those Sanna? (I'm going to call you that from now on. Instead of Violet :-)

    1. the man's hat stamp, with the extra bit on the side. is about 2" x 2" (the extra bit is ⅝" across) and each Kremlin is about 1½" x ¾"

  2. I like the blue colour of the stamp. The size is impressive.

  3. Yes, I had the same difficulty with trying to demonstrate the size of a stamp, especially as Blogger converts them all to a standard small, medium or large.

  4. The blue background is lovely, it really makes the stamp! I wouldn't mind the Kremlin stamp being larger.

  5. Ooo, Pretty. But who's Sanna?

  6. Ooh lovely someone has left the border on one of the stamps. I've had the woman's headdress one so at the time found out from somewhere that it was a late 19th century headdress from Arkhangelsk province probably more familiar to you and me as Archangel. I like that headdress series.

  7. Headdresses of the Russian North? That makes me unaccountably happy.

  8. I'm back--to be a bit obnoxious. Occasionally, I'm posting to a password-protected blog; I've realized I need to write about my teaching life sometimes, and so that's where I'm posting.

    Anyhow, if you have any interest in reading such stuff, here's the latest post (the password for this one is: topics)


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