Postcrossing as the most up-to-date hobby… One new bright stamp released by Rusmarka

April 2nd, 2016

Postcrossing is an interesting and educational hobby that helps find new friends, tell about one's native country, get to know culture of other countries, learn foreign languages and collect postcards and stamps. Every year many postal services release interesting philatelic items to popularize it and Rusmarka is not an exception. invites our readers to appreciate this original newly issued stamp.

The idea of the project belongs to Paulo Magalhães and Ana Campos, programmer students from Portugal. In 2005, they created rules to exchange postcards and made a website with Surprise in your mailbox! motto. As at the start of 2016, more than 600,000 people from 200 countries have registered in the project, and the thirty millionth postcard depicting a skyscraper was received on 2 June 2015. Postcrossing enjoys huge popularity in Russia (more than 60,000 participants), as well as in Taiwan, United States, Germany and China.

Additionally, FSUE PTC "Marka" has manufactured an illustrated cover with a stamp sheet and a first day cover with cancellation (Moscow) inside.