Sunday 24 August 2014

Solovetsky Islands

This card of Solovetsky Monastery arrived recently with part of a mini-sheet of stamps showing points of interest on the Solovetsky Islands, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.  The islands are in the White Sea to the north west of Russia.

The full sheet which is made to look as though the stamps were printed on a parchment map, can be seen here.  I can remember making maps of that sort when I was at school, maybe a history lesson or to illustrate Treasure Island.

There was another stamp too, this one showing Petropavlovskiy Sobor, the Peter and Paul Cathedral  in St Petersburg:

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


  1. That is a beautiful mini sheet. I can't help thinking it must be very cold up most of the year in the White Sea area.

  2. The sheet does remind me of a "treasure map."

  3. Another new place for my education. Loved the stamp too.

  4. Well, I must say I never heard of the White Sea!! I'm only familiar with the Black Sea. Wonderful card and stamps.


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