Exhibit: Prisoners of the Great War Send Home Picture Postcards
A new exhibit: Prisoners of the Great War Send Home Picture Postcards, by Dr Alexander Kolchinski is available in the RVG! This exhibit explores an unusual phenomenon: relatively abundant picture postcards (PPCs) in the mail of the prisoners of the Great War (1914 - 1918). The imagery of these postcards conveyed additional meanings to the correspondence of POWs and provides important primary evidence of human conditions of the prisoners in warring countries.
The Cavendish Auction (http://www.cavendish-auctions.com/the-francois-piat-dewavrin-crimean-war/) offers a striking collection of Crimean War mail. There are just a few items of Russian postal history, lots of British mail, but overall amazing.
The Rossica Identification Service (RIS)
Rossica has introduced a new identification service, free to members, and a minimal $5 fee for non-members. This is not an opinion of authenticity service,
but is offered to help collectors tap the vast wealth of knowledge at the Society to help identify items in their collection that might be difficult to identify.
There is a link at the bottom of the Rossica home page, or you can access it at this link: http://www.rossica.org/ris.php.
The Samovar - Rossica's Discussion Forum
The Samovar is the Rossica Society's discussion forum, where all things philatelically Russia and related are discussed. Every forum except the Society Forum is
available for viewing by the general public. Visitors that wish to participate in our forum discussions must register first.
The Rossica Virtual Gallery (RVG)
Ever since the early 1980s, the Rossica Society would preserve information and material contained in its members' exhibits, and make that information
available to members through photocopies (usually black-and-white) or CDs/DVDs. Today, the Rossica Society is pleased to share our award-winning
exhibits to the public through our digital forum, The Rossica Society Virtual Gallery, or RVG. We have more than 34 exhibits digitized, and available
for viewing on a computer.