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Glory to the Soviet Red Army! Via The Great Patriotic War

"The letters of Yakov Lazirovich Ashurov from Azerbaijan. He was born in Baku in 1924, joined up at the age of seventeen, was killed at Stalingrad in 1942. His letters to his parents survived in the Iranian Tat (Juhuri) language, related to Persian and Kurdish, of the Caucasian Mountain Jews  as well as in biblical Hebrew."

Triangular Letters - During war, people would send triangular folded letters, because of the envelope shortage. The kids can write letters to family / friends

Civil War envelope showing American flag.    Addressed to Mr. Thomas Price, Champaign City, Champaign Co., Ill.; bears 3 cent stamp; postmarked Paducah, Ky.    Part of Liljenquist Family Collection of Civil War Photographs .   Library of Congress

Civil War envelope showing American pennant. Thomas Price, Champaign City, Champaign Co. Part of Liljenquist Family Collection of Civil War Photographs . Library of Congress

Fourteen years into their marriage, the romantic spark was still very much ablaze as Ray sent Charles this charming collage of a love letter:

How Charles Eames Proposed to Ray Eames: His Disarming 1941 Handwritten Love Letter

How Charles Eames Proposed to Ray Eames: His Disarming 1941 Handwritten Love Letter – Brain Pickings

Vintage pin the rocket Pin from Soviet Union by SkyLynx on Etsy, $5.00

Vintage pin, the rocket CCCP Made in USSR. Circa: Material: aluminum with enamel.

berlioz, hector lettre autographe si | letters | sotheby's pf1513lot8q8p6en

berlioz, hector lettre autographe si | letters | sotheby's pf1513lot8q8p6en

During the Second World War, a shortage of postcards and envelopes on the front meant that Russian soldiers developed their own self-contained triangular letter.  They were never sealed, as they had to pass through censors before being delivered to their destination.

hrtbps: “ During the Second World War, a shortage of postcards and envelopes on the front meant that Russian soldiers developed their own self-contained triangular letter. They were never sealed, as.

Mongolia Republic. Air Mail. 1926 (3 Aug.) "Air Mail" envelope to Harbin on first flight "Verkhneudinsk - Urga" bearing Russia 1924 Air 20k. on 10r. carmine, 1925 Rebellion 3k. deep green and 7k. brown tied by good strikes of Verkhne Udinsk despatch c.d.s., the reverse with very fine strikes of Ulanbator (3.8) and Harbin (16.8) c.d.s. The envelope with three vertical creases as usual, but these were made before the adhesives applied.

Mongolia Republic. Air Mail. 1926 (3 Aug.) "Air Mail" envelope to Harbin on first flight "Verkhneudinsk - Urga" bearing Russia 1924 Air 20k. on 10r. carmine, 1925 Rebellion 3k. deep green and 7k. brown tied by good strikes of Verkhne Udinsk despatch c.d.s., the reverse with very fine strikes of Ulanbator (3.8) and Harbin (16.8) c.d.s. The envelope with three vertical creases as usual, but these were made before the adhesives applied.

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