All for Postcard Collectors in Russia
This WEB-site contains the information for Russian and foreign
postcard collectors who are interesting in contacts with Russian Collectors.
You can see here the information about subject (collection) postcards.
The size of collection postcards are 10,5x15 cm or 9x14 cm.
Some words about the history of postcards
Do you know that:
- The first postage stamp was printed in Great Britain in 1840 and the first
postal cards, which were called later as postcards were printed in Austria in 1869;
- The first postal cards-postcards were printed in Russia in 1870-s. They were simple
forms without any ornaments or illustrations;
- One of the first publishing houses in Russia - Art Publishing House
of Evgeninskaya Community of the medical nurses of Red Cross (Community of Saint
Evgenia) printed the first postcards with illustrations in 1897. They used the
drawings of Russian painter Nikolai Karazin;
- The first postcards with the reproductions of the pictures which were printed
by Art museums, appeared in Russia in 1925-1926.
How many postcards do you have?
- There is the museum of Postcard in Szerencs town in Hungary. There are about
650 thousands of exhibits;