Sunday 20 November 2011

Moscow metro and other forms of transport

I've seen various postcards and pictures of the metro stations in Moscow and they all seem so beautiful.  According to the person who sent this one to me, though, they don't make them like this any more.  It's the Novoslobodskaya metro station, dating from 1952 and decorated with stained glass panels.  The panels are lit from inside and surrounded with brass edging.  At the far end is the "Peace throughout the World" mosaic, also shown in the left inset.

The card came with a stamp of another form of transport, a golden carriage.

The scan doesn't do it justice because the carriage is actually shiny and golden.  It shows the carriage made in Berlin that Friedrich II of Prussia presented to Empress Elizabeth.  The stamp was produced as part of a road transportation series.  Most splendid transportation!

As I was looking out this postcard and stamp, I came across two other carriages on stamps.

This from Japan was issued in 1976 to commemorate the Emperor's golden jubilee and shows the Coronation Coach.

Finally from the USA, a stamp commemorating 200 years of the postal service.  It would have originally been one of a block of 4, the others showing rail, air, and what I think represents space.

This is a post for Sunday Stamps, now hosted by Violet Sky at "See it on a Postcard!"


  1. Great stamps. Thakks for participating!

  2. Beautiful metro--it looks like a church.

  3. Stained glass panels in a metro station? Beautiful

  4. Being form Fort Worth, TX I have always been interesting in subways-my favorite part of London was the Underground-everyone should one.

    The stage coach looks a little more familiar.

  5. I love stained glass but I’ve never seen it in this context before.

  6. I have always wanted to see the Moscow metro stations.

  7. That's an exotic station. Your carriage stamps had me searching my collection to see what I had - just a few but none like yours.

  8. Aren't those amazing. I'm not surprised they don't make them like that anymore.


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