Swap-bot Time: March 30, 2020 12:10 pm


Date Joined: September 25, 2009
Last Online: March 30, 2020
Birthday: March 19, 1983
Country: Russian Federation
My postcard collection
We ♥ stickers! Facebook group
My sticker shop on Etsy
My vintage shop on Etsy

First things first

I've been a heavy snail mail swapper since late '90s, so I know my A's and B's around the post office. I know that mail to and from Russia is slow comparing to USA and Europe, but it's been improving over the years!

I'm a full time etsy seller, check my etsy shops:
→ SovietPostcards for vintage postcards and finds from Russia
→ RUstickershop for stickers from Russia

I'm looking for category sticker slam swappers! I prefer nice & neat booklets with challenging themes.

I also swap FBs (regular or n/n) and all sorts of bags. If you're my partner in an FB/bags swap, feel free to include extras to use up the shipping rate.

I love mail with real stamps!

Some things that I love are lilac gardens, old wooden houses, catching snowflakes on my mittens, having plants around my home, good grammar, polka dot blouses, wiggle dresses, cute stationery, when my home is filled with sunshine, robots, sitting on the windowsill, common sense, sleeping in, meadows, shooting film, my family, exchanging sarcastic remarks, hand lotions, reading, SNL, Hausmann buildings in Paris, flower markets, corner rounders.

p o s t с a r d s

I collect written & stamped Christmas postcards. My main focus are Soviet postcards (1930—1991), but I love all years, all countries. My favourite type of Christmas postcards are cute illustrated ones with birds, children, decorated houses etc. Please no religious cards for me. I'm also not a fan of vintage reprints.

※ My postcards collection ※

※ My postcards for trade ※

s t i c k e r s

If you love/swap/collect stickers, join this sticker group on Facebook!

My collections:

  • Suzy's Zoo
  • Sandylion square mods
  • Mrs Grossman's mods (half-strip or quarter-strip)
  • Susan Branch

I'd LOVE to trade for these brands of stickers! Please PM me if you have any to spare :) I have some for swap, too.

Other favourite subjects:

  • food
  • household objects
  • holidays (Christmas, Easter, Halloween, Thanksgiving etc.)
  • cute children
  • beautiful flowers, trees, leaves  
  • any cute illustrated stickers

I don't like puffy and 3D stickers.

Please don't send me:

  • cheap Chinese stickers
  • any other low-quality stickers

o t h e r s w a p s

Tea: I drink black and green teas. I prefer unflavoured or non-sweet flavours (thyme, mint). I also like blackcurrants and other berries. I don't care for cinnamon and vanilla and any sweet flavours. Usually I drink loose tea with fresh or dried herbs from the garden. I dried PLENTY of mint this summer so hopefully it will last me through the winter.

Food: I have no food allergies. I'm trying to maintain a healthy diet, but I'm also very curious to try foods from other countries. My boyfriend will eat anything I may not, so no limits there hahaha :)

I like local foods that are not available internationally. My favourite fruity flavours are banana, peach and strawberry.

Food dislikes: anything peppermint; liquorice; chewing candy; hard candy; coffee; seafood.

Items: I'm specifically looking for the following:

  1. Toy size mailbox models from different countries (I have Spain, UK and Macao)
  2. Cheburashka and Russian Doll Japanese kawaii items
  3. Everything Pettson and Findus (see my P&F postcard collection)

About Me

I'm 33 and my native language is Russian. After years of living in Moscow I decided I've had enough of it (freaking traffic jams!) and moved to a smaller, quieter and greener town. I'm hugely into all things Soviet. I do enjoy vintage things in general, esp. the 50s. New Year's Day is my favourite holiday. In Russia, we celebrate Christmas on January 7 and it's a purely religious holiday, NY's is the biggest holiday of the year. I don't mind you wishing me Merry Christmas though, I automatically translate it as "Happy New Year". :P


guinstar rated for 24 for 24 Mods on Sep 11, 2019
Comment: Thank you for the swap, Katya! I love them! 💜
matt319 rated for Random Christmas PC Swap on May 5, 2019
Comment: Thank you very much!!
NatACT rated for Happy Christmas Tea Time on Mar 26, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the FBs.
Comment: Thanks for the fat envelope! So happy to find you in here 😊❤!
gabism rated for Starter FBs - December on Feb 5, 2018
Comment: Thank you! You make such lovely FBs ❤
KandaceB rated for 2 sticker slams #4 on Feb 1, 2018
Comment: Thank you so much for the sticker books!!! Will work on them this weekend. I hope to have some for a personal swap to you soon!
joaj rated for Notepaper Swap on Jan 28, 2018
Comment: Thanks for the lovely selection of notepapers. They'll be put to good use!
draco rated for Another Excess Swap on Jan 26, 2018
Comment: thank you for the great swap. will sign and pass along
anotherfairytale rated for 5 sticker sheet swap 11-6 on Dec 25, 2017
Comment: thank you for the beautiful sticker sheets I love them so much
kittyhahahotbot rated for 10 FBs November 2017 on Dec 25, 2017
Comment: Thank you! Merry Christmas!
Ryleighsmom rated for U.P.S. Group: Merry Christmas! on Dec 25, 2017
Comment: Thank you! Merry Christmas! LOVE the card and stickers!
thevmatt rated for 5+ Friendship Books #6 on Dec 23, 2017
Comment: Thanks very much!! Thank you for using stamps too;)
Aladyjackson rated for 1 Goodie Bag October 2017 on Dec 14, 2017
Comment: Thank you so much Katya, I love swapping with you, you always send the coolest stuff and you always send a lot. I am so appreciative.
frenchd73 rated for Christmas Postcard on Dec 14, 2017
Comment: Thank you so much for the lovely Christmas pc, it really is beautiful!!!!
NiniJae rated for Sending Love With Christmas! on Dec 9, 2017
Comment: Hello Katya, Thank You so much for the cute card. I love it! She reminds me of Pippi Longstocking. I hope you have a lovely New Year!
Ydacha rated for Private Swaps with Kafekafe on Nov 29, 2017
Comment: Спасибо огромное за конвертик! Там столько хомячих поскроссерских запасов))) Супер! Надеюсь мой тоже скоро дберётся
HelenG6 rated for FB Swap #3 on Nov 21, 2017
Comment: Thank you for the great FBs!

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Rainydancer on Mar 30, 2020:

Welcome to Sunshine swaps!

NiniJae on Jan 17, 2018:

Hi Katya. I just received the extra card you sent for the "Sending Love with Christmas" swap. That was very nice of you. To be honest, I loved the postcard and never even noticed the "send in an envelope" in the instructions. Thanks very much. The card is very pretty and the tea looks delicious. Have a wonderful 2018. ~ Janine

kittyhahahotbot on Dec 25, 2017:

Lina279 on Oct 31, 2017:

Привет!Здорово встретить русских тут)))

OrigamiGrace on Jan 3, 2017:

From Cheap Postage Group!


XFoxgloveX on Nov 26, 2016:

If only we could mail ourselves! That would be much cheaper than airline tickets :)

XFoxgloveX on Nov 21, 2016:

I think your package might have arrived today! I received a notice from the postman that it needed to be signed for and I wasn't home but it said it was from Russia. If its yours, that arrived very quickly! I hope mine gets there soon xx

CrystalZ on Nov 2, 2016:

I received your two postcards this week thank you! The flamingo one fits well in my collection and the Jetoy one will be going up on my bulletin board once I make some space for it! :) I see now why you said it was Christmasy...I didn't notice the Christmas tree before lol. Perfect for the upcoming season though for sure! And I look forward to trying the tea you sent me soon too. Thanks for swapping with me!

TeaNi on Oct 30, 2016:

thank you for granting a wish for me with the assortment of pretty envelopes! It is so exiting to receive something from Russia- I love the stamps :)

simcoe54 on Oct 22, 2016:

Wow - I just received the postcards that you sent me for CPG: October Wishlist and I love them. They will all fit nicely in my collection. Thank you!!!

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