Saturday, 4 May 2013

526 – A pin-up

Card no 526 - Nikolay 
The national costume of many countries! 
Country Card Sent From: Russia 
Place that Card Sender Lives: St. Petersburg 
Date Received: 30th April 2013 
Distance Travelled: 1,335 miles 
Time Taken: 12 days 
Postcrossing id – RU-1687981 

It's a little tricky to pin down an exact definition of a pin-up girl, but basically it's any actress or model whose mass produced images garner wide appeal. The pin-up itself is defined as a photograph or poster of a person considered to have glamorous qualities; a large photograph, as of a sexually attractive person,
suitable for pinning on a wall.

This stamp is one of a series of four, issued in September 2011,  depicting traditional head-dresses of Northern Russia.  this one is a girl’s headband, European Russia’s North, mid-19th Century.

This is the full set -

Man in a winter cap. European Russia’s North, end of XIX;
Girl’s headband. European Russia’s North, middle XIX;
Wimple. Pskov province, end of XIX;
Woman’s headdress. Archangelsk province, end of XIX-beginning of XX

1 comment:

  1. Ooh la la, love the pin-up postcard and I also really like the truck stamp.


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