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Map of Karelia (1940)

By |February 6th, 2016|

This map shows Karelia, as part of the Finnish areas ceded to Soviet Russia in 1940.

Giants of Russian Literature: Dostoyevsky on Stamps

By |November 29th, 2015|

Dostoyevsky is a major figure in world literature on account of his exploration of characters’ psychology across four monumental novels.

Soviet Communications (1965)

By |July 27th, 2013|

This article from "The Children's Picture Atlas in Colour" (1965) contains much of interest for postal historians and especially airmail enthusiasts.


By |March 30th, 2013|

Astrophilately was born soon after the launch of the first ever earth orbiting satellite, the Soviet Union’s Sputnik on 4th October 1957, reached its peak during the Apollo mission years 1969—1972 when it was very near the top of the thematic interest lists and continues to engage and fascinate thousands of collectors all over the world. Vostok Gagarin Hungary 1962 Mercury Project USA 1962 Gemini Programme Bulgaria 1967 Astronomy observatories Italy 1968 &

Railway Systems of the World (1957)

By |January 31st, 2013|

The following article was first published in the "Oxford Junior Encyclopaedia" (1957) and is a sound introduction to the various different railway systems around the world at the time.

Trans-Siberia Express Railway Map (1903)

By |January 16th, 2009|