The Rossica Society publishes two journals per year, the first in the Spring and the next in the Fall.
The journal consists of scholarly articles focused on all aspects of Russian philately that may include information on the pre-stamp days of Russia, Imperial postage, prison mail, World War correspondence, or the postage of post-Soviet states. The fascinating and sometimes incredibly confusing history of Russia, the Soviet Union, and post-Soviet states make our hobby a most interesting one!
Added on 2018-11-30
Summary: The exhibit is the first attempt to summarize the postal history of Kazan and Kazan province from the pre-adhesive period and to 10/25/1917. This region, with the exception of a few small notes, was not actually studied before. Here are presented, bo...See the Exhibit
Added on 2018-10-14
Summary: The German attack at the USSR the 22nd of June 1941 was the start of history's biggest and bloodiest conflict. The exhibit will show the postal censorship that was introduced as a result of the war after the attack the 22nd of June 1941 until the end...See the Exhibit
by Gary Combs
Below are illustrated two parcel cards from Samara to Warsaw. Both concern items sent to soldiers. What is interesting is that two offices within the same town post used different cancellers and registration labels on the same date. The control numbers in manuscript (upper left) are 2267/2 and 2269/2 and the hand stamped control numbers (lower to the right) are 1108 and 1110.
The first card uses a cross-date device with serial number 1. The second card is from the 13th section with no serial letter.
The 2nd Kontora of the 5th Dispatch Office in Warsaw, serial 8, handled both cards on the same day. One was delivered on 24 February and one received a notice on 5 March. One is not signed by the postal person who handled it and the other is signed.