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It’s out! We’re happy to confirm that the Russian Postcrossing-themed stamp is now a reality!

Launching ceremonies were held in different cities throughout Russia, and groups of postcrossers came together to send their postcards with the special first day cancellation mark. Olga (aka Kelpie) attended a couple of these, and sent us some photos from the ceremony in Tomsk, where local postcrosser Anna (aka december_anne) did the honors and stamped the first postcard!

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Despite the freezing –20°C, there were so many people in attendance that the post office ran out of stamps in one hour! :) Can’t blame the postcrossers though — it’s a really cute stamp, and we can’t wait to see one in real life!

Russian Postcrossing stamp

Keep an eye on your mailbox… your next postcard from Russia might feature this special stamp!

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96 comments so far

andrea209, Germany
I really hope to get one - the stamp is gorgeous!!
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jeroenvberlo, Netherlands
Respect to the brave Russian Postcrossers who faced the bitter cold to get the new postcrossing stamp and be pioneers of sending it out into the world.
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jolo, Germany
BRAVISSIMI, che bello...
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riazkhan4880, India
It's a beautiful stamp and the cancellation is awesome. Cheers for Postcrossing and Russian Postal system. Please anybody from Russia send this to me. I would love it and send a beautiful thank you postcard in return. Another feather in the cap of Postcrossing community. Keep it up!!
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kelpie, Russia
I need to correct that -35°C was 2 days before, when we arrived in Tomsk. It was not so cold in cancellation day.
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martha66, Netherlands
looks great, hope to be one of the lucky people to receive a card with stamp.
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DorotheeB, Germany
Thanks so much for sharing the photos!
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Ejderha, Netherlands
Thank you for sharing this wonderful event. Oh, and that first day cancellation mark is so lovey!
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aberline, Australia
and http://www.postcrossing.com/postcards/AU-175435 features on the maxicard! congrats mrsa965!!!
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FelipeDuarte, Brazil
I want one! :)
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rosenbusch, Germany
I hope, I receive a postcard with the new stamp soon....
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Sunneva12, Norway
We'll have to wait and see... :-)
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idus, Germany
Well done local Postcrossers and Russia Post! :-)
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sedna, Germany
It's an amazing stamp, would love to receive it :).
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chrissybaby, Ireland
Great stamp - hope to see this in my mailbox :)
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curvy-ginger, Germany
Oh, great stamp! And thanks for sharing these pictures to us.
I hope, I will get a card with this little cutie :)
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radiofan, Austria
Such a lovely stamp and awesome cancellation mark! I HOPE so much that I'll be a lucky receiver one day!
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ffallon, United States of America
How wonderful! Congratulations, Postcrossing!
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itsmeraincrystal, Philippines
Congratulations! I'd love to get a postcard from Russia with this new stamp and postmark! ^_^ Happy Postcrossing!
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Nadio, France
really nice!! hope to see it in my mailbox
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DracuLaura, Germany
The last photo is beautiful!
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anilatavisha, Indonesia
nice.. please send me a postcard with this stamp for those who will send postcard to Indonesia. I really want it!!
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Hamburg127, Germany
The Polish Post issued a Postcrossing postcard (postl stationary) at the end of 2014. Think that not so many members know it.
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kraghavendrabhat, India
How nice.Would like to receive one.
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zwiebelbaguette, Germany
These are so nice! =D Well done russian post. :D
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-Laila, Netherlands
Great event! Lovely to see those pictures.
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juttertje, Netherlands
Congratulations! Hope to receive one.
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YiliLoh, Malaysia
The stamp is lovely! Wish to receive one! BTW, congrats for the event! :)
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LinZZa, Russia
Kelpie , спасибо, что наш клуб тут запостила!
Жалко, что не познакомились на гашении.
Как зовут твоего зверя?
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pucky, Netherlands
Marvellous event!
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EHW, Germany
Lovely stamp. Well done Russia! Прекрасный марка. Молодцы Россию!
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SpartakGirl, Russia
I sent 30 official cards with this cancellation))))
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Luziaceleste, Brazil
A perfect event to warm up hearts, all around the world! Congrats! looking forward to get one of those in a postacard ;)
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inki1963, Germany
I would love to get one of these stamps
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nisnoopy3, Malaysia
Congratulations to all Russian Postcrossers! What a wonderful day! Cute stamp with lovely cancellation! It's a historic moment! XD XD
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zomertje, Netherlands
What a great happening, hope the Netherlands get his own postcrossing stamp some day too. Congratulations to our Russian Postcrossers, hope to get one soon!!!
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Conelmate, Argentina
Lovely stamp!
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LoveToCook, Netherlands
We hope to get a wonderfull stamp some day
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rcornelison, United States of America
What a great story. Would love the usa to get one.
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lottemeis, Netherlands
So cool!
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kamikm, United States of America
Nice!! I hope I get one on a card!! Will definitely buy for my collection!!
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nugget, United States of America
Great stamp! I'd love to get one of those on a card.
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Lila20, Australia
It's a great design - maybe other countries will follow with Postcrossing stamps....
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Bonte, Russia
Yes. It was great day for Russian postcrossers. And I'm happy, that in Tomsk we had a first day postmark
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Nataloch_ka, Russia
I really was happy in this day! I was glad to send postcards all over the world with this stamp.
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ZenCat, United States of America
The stamp and special postmark are lovely! I hope to receive a postcard with this special stamp one day!
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Kat_44, United States of America
Very exciting!
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Sidolix, Germany
Great, now POSTCROSSING is much more liked !
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agnessiu, China
Blimy!What a beautiful stamps!!Hope I can have one!!
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indianfriendszone, India
My Finger crossed...
Waiting for such beautiful stamps on postcards :)
Awesome...
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ipuenktchen, Iran
lucky russian postcrossers!!!!!!!!!!!!!
and hopefully keeping my fingers crossed, that one of these beauties is on its way to meeeeeeeeeeeeeee, toooooooooooo!!?!
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Lenajan, Netherlands
Beautiful !!Fingers crossed and hope maybe I can have one !
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sumares, Puerto Rico
Hurray! I hope that other postal services will honor our favorite hobby with special postage stamps like Russia, Netherlands, Finland, Belarus, and Guernsey.
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Stasele, Netherlands
Congratulations / Pozdravljaju!
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Prima_Murasakibara, Germany
wow they run out fast!
Of course i would have bought tons of them too,if i would be in their shoes.
I especially love the heart shaped stamp on it!
its so incredible cute
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gustyte, Lithuania
Jeee! Ocen krasivyj! Bravo :)
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Lorie15, United States of America
Can't wait to get one!
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puddingha, Taiwan
It's really cool !
I also want to receive such a pretty card !
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Robin67, Austria
What fabulous treasures those cards with those super stamps and gorgeous postmarks are! :-)
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SaskiaL, Germany
I hope I get one!!
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ThePOSTCARDPerfect, United States of America
I hope to get a postcard with that stamp on it!!!
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cloverpinky, China
I want it :)
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pathetiquejazz, Russia
Last Friday I bought 90 of these stamps for postcrossers in Veliky Novgorod, and today at our meet-up 10 postcards were sent! :)
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moonlight24, United States of America
Amazing! Hope I get one of these in the mail. Awesome job Russia!
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xieyuquan, China
I want go to Russia!But I can't...
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Delphy2000, Germany
I like it! :)
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IleenElayne, Italy
I do hope to receive one of these Amazing stamps!!!! Happy postcrossing!!!!
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vivento, Belgium
We have received today that special edition card and stamp! )
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Purple-bear, Japan
What a wonderful surprised!:))
I received a very nice card with the lovely special stamp today!:))) I'm sooo happy!:)))

This sender,Natalia, you made my day!:))) Thank you sooo much!!!
Natalia, if you checked this comment, please message me! I'd like to send a thanks card to you!:)
This is a very HAPPY Postcrossing! Thanks again:)
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pucky, Netherlands
Yes, today I received my card!! I am very happy and grateful!!! Thanks a lot, Natalia! I have been at th Kremlin 24 years ago! And I agree with Purple-bear; let me know your address please, so I can send you a card as well!
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elvsch, Germany
...wonderful!!!!!
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fisherman, Ireland
Congratulations - I look forward to seeing these stamps soon in my incoming mail
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chrissybaby, Ireland
Wow I have received a lot of Russian cards today - and there were three (!!) cards with this new stamp and special cancellation. This truly made my day after a difficult day at work!
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BrilliantDisguise, Sweden
Thank you so much Natalia! My card arrived yesterday and made my day so much better. I had a long and hard day at work and wasn't home until 10 pm. What an awesome surprise to find your card in my mailbox!
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uniek, Indonesia
I would love to have it too ;)
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letheine, United Kingdom
I received a card today! It was sent by december_anne. :D It's nice to receive a little surprise.
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Leo9Ely, United Kingdom
Hooray,I am a lucky winner in this giveaway.
I was thrilled when I got home today from the English Language Café in Ely (UK) to find a card from Olga on my doormat. It has the new Russian stamp with the Postcrossing design plus the heart shaped cancellation. What is more, it has an "I love Postcrossing" sticker authenticating it as a First Day Cancellation. The Russian postmark confirms that it was posted on January 27th in Novosibirsk.
Thank you Olga. This card is definitely one of the nicest that I have received through Postcrossing.
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Ilmushka, Russia
Leo, so you're lucky I'm doubly you sent the card with SG postcrossing. :)
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Femmelot, Netherlands
Whoohoo! I've got the nice stamp too! It's really great, thank you so much!
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mairigold, United Kingdom
Anna (aka december_anne) Thank you ! X
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radiofan, Austria
Dear Anna (aka december_anne), I got your card today, thank you so very much!!!
As it hasn't got a card-ID I guess it is from the stamp launch, and I'm a lucky receiver, as I hoped to be :)
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KR68, Germany
Congratulations! The stamp is just wonderful :) I am one of the lucky winners and found a cute card with this great stamp and lovely heart-shaped cancellation from * Olga * today in the box!!! What a great surprise!!! Thank you so much! I
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Linda17, Netherlands
Yes I received this beautiful stamp on a wonderful postcrossing card from Olga today. I am very happy!!!
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Silverr, Canada
If anyone has this stamp or postcard please please I would absolutely love to swap for it!!! I can even send you stamps back with a postcard! Please, I'm so in love with it!!!!
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Silverr, Canada
I would just love one so much... does anyone have any left to send??? :( I will return it with a beautiful postcard and stamps from Canada!!!!
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Manu86, Germany
Thanks for the card and stamp. Arrived today.
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Penguin871, Germany
Dear Natalia,

Thank you so much for your nice postcard and the wonderful stamp. After a long, exhausting day at work it was a wonderful surprise when I turned your card around and saw the stamp! I never won something in a lottery before so this is extra special.
If you'd like to reeive a "Thank you" card please contact me if you read this!
Best wishes from Germany to Russia,
Jenny
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LacrimadiLuna, Italy
I got it! What a surprise :) Thanks Olga :)
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ZenCat, United States of America
Dear Anna, Thank you so much for the beautiful postcard with the Russian Postcrossing stamp and special postmark! It's a wonderful surprise to find in my mailbox!
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guise1201, United States of America
I got it today!!!! Thanks a lot Olga, stamp and heart shaped cancellation are gorgeous!!! Thanks again !
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nisforneville, United States of America
I got mine today from Olga. It's definitely a nice surprise! It is really a neat stamp. I usually don't win things, so that just makes it extra special! Thanks Olga!
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aberline, Australia
if you want to favourite a russian postcrossing stamp card:

https://www.postcrossing.com/postcards/RU-3408695
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Yulja_N, Russia
Who wants to get a postcard with a stamp and a stamp? Drop me a message
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Bowyum, Australia
I wonder how many post offices had a special postmark for the event? My wife just received one from Moscow - I am very jealous!
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BeMySwapOrPenPal, United States of America
I just received a card with this stamp on it. Love it!!
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BeckyS, United States of America
I just found one in my mailbox a couple of minutes ago :D
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