Get 2 Ukraine War First Day Covers Commemorating Explosion of Crimean Bridge
On October 8, 2022, there was an explosion on in the infamous Crimean Bridge, destroying two sections of the roadway connecting Russia and Crimea. As of late November 2022, it was unknown who was responsible for the explosion (though there are many theories), but it was a victory for Ukraine, nonetheless. This is because Russia illegally annexed Crimea from Ukraine in 2014 and then built a bridge connecting it to Russia.
This is your chance to two limited-edition First Day Covesr with the stamp Ukraine released on Russia's Unity Day. The stamp pictures Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet as they appeared in the movie Titanic. This symbolized the idea that Russia thought their bridge "unsinkable," but, just like the infamous ship, these claims proved untrue. Both covers include artistic cachets and First Day of Issue Cancellations, and one includes an interesting story on the back in English and Ukrainian.
Here's the story on the back:
"The illegally built Crimean bridge so far connects the temporarily occupied Ukrainian Crimean Peninsula with Russia. Since the full-scale war initiated by Russia on February 24, 2022, the bridge has been actively used by teh occupiers to reinforce their army.
The October 8, 2022 explosion on the Crimean Bridge, which partially destroyed the bridge, debunked the myth of its incredible durability and protection.
Ukrainian artist Yurii Shapoval's fantasy about the inevitable fate of the bridge across the Kerch Strait is embodied in the sketch for the postage stamp 'The Crimean Bridge encore!'. Apart fromt he main subject, the stamp contains several interesting details and hints: a cigarette butt in the hand of the heroine, as a symbol of the fact that the occupants often suffer from smoking in forbidden places; an enemy passenger car flying into the abyss, losing its looted property, among which is even a washing machine; the Bayraktar, flying 'accidentally' over the bridge; a broken enemy tank, which was crossed by the occupants to the front in a column."