Category: old postcards

“Over the Black Sea”, art by Soviet cosmonaut Alexey…

“Over the Black Sea”, art by Soviet cosmonaut Alexey Leonov (the one that performed the space walk), postcard published in 1970

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October Revolution Day postcard by  P. Grigoryantz (1966)Buy…

October Revolution Day postcard by 

P. Grigoryantz (1966)

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Illustration for Alexei Tolstoy’s The Golden Key, artist…

Illustration for Alexei Tolstoy’s The Golden Key, artist Aminadav Kanevsky (1955)

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Valentina Tereshkova postcard, 1963Buy…

Valentina Tereshkova postcard, 1963

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Alexander Deyneka “Joy of Life” (1944), postcard published in…

Alexander Deyneka “Joy of Life” (1944), postcard published in 1967

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Two mini-notecards with Russian traditional style art by Yury…

Two mini-notecards with Russian traditional style art by Yury Vasnetsov, vintage 1980s

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Antique Russian Maslenitsa postcards from 1900s-1910s (thanks…

Antique Russian Maslenitsa postcards from 1900s-1910s (thanks Yury Kombolin)

The last one is interesting. It shows Father Maslenitsa (Масленичный дед) riding a flying pancake, holding a buffoon head baton in one hand and a barrel of beer in the other, a pretty lady by his side. Maslenitsa was a bacchanal type celebration esp. back in the day, with its excessive eating, drinking, loud carnivals, horse sleigh riding etc.

Now, Father Maslenitsa is a forgotten character.

Set of 10 postcards with illustrations for Ivan Krylov fables,…

Set of 10 postcards with illustrations for Ivan Krylov fables, illustrated by M. Taranov (1956)

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Baby deer postcard by V. Frolov, 1956Buy in my…

Baby deer postcard by V. Frolov, 1956

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Turkmen cuisine postcard set (1976)In my…

Turkmen cuisine postcard set (1976)

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