14 September 2018

Russian Lighthouses

This hand-painted lighthouse, sent by 7-years old Sofia (Russia), was one of the latest pieces of mail I received in my former mailbox, in Morocco. It took more than two months to arrive, so I think I was very lucky to get them before moving. 

As you can see on the back (and on the front!), the postcard suffered a sort of battle with the postal machines... And it won!

Eleven cancellations I counted, that almost hide those interesting stamps!

Stamp commemorating the 100th anniversary of Icebreaker Krassin, now a museum ship. The stamp was issued on 31 March 2017.

Khersones lighthouse, on the outskirts of the Crimean port city of Sevastopol. Stamp issued by Russia on 29 September 2016.


  1. Such a great drawing! (And the postmark in front is an original postal addition tmo)

  2. Bel envoi,dommage que l'agent de la poste russe se soit acharné avec le timbre à date !

    1. Et... oui. Mais je l'aime quand même.

    2. Bien-sur ! Surtout lorsque l'expéditeur met autant d'attention dans son envoi ,on ne peut qu'y être sensible !

  3. It is a pity that the Russian postal workers are so zealous in their business.


Thank you for coming. All your comments make me extremely happy.