Joint-stock company “Marka” (JSC “Marka”) publishes and distributes signs of postal payment - postage stamps, artistic labeled envelopes, postcards, telegraphic forms. The list of products also includes postcards, stamp sets, booklets.
The history of “Marka” JSC
The history of “Marka” JSC begins in 1857, when the Stamp Expedition was founded and the Circular of the Postal Department “On the Introduction of Postage Stamps for General Use” was published, then the first stamps went on sale in some provinces, and on January 1, 1858, they began official application for the payment of simple written correspondence in Russia. The manufacture of postage signs was carried out by the State Securities Procurement Expedition (now - Goznak JSC). Goznak JSC and is now a partner of Marka JSC for the production of labeled products.
The products of Marka JSC reflect the multinational state structure of the Russian Federation, the cultural and historical heritage of the peoples living on its territory, the main events of domestic and international life, the achievements of mankind in all areas of knowledge, the rich fauna and flora of our country. "Extremely important is given to both product design in terms of artistic performance and the introduction of the latest printing technologies."
JSC “Marka” is entrusted with the manufacture of special postmarks with the original external design: drawing and additional commemorative text.
One of the important activities of Marka JSC is the implementation of joint postal issues with various countries. Such projects contribute to the development of interest in collectors from other countries in Russian postage stamps, as well as the creation of a favorable image of Russia in the international arena. To date, joint issues of postage stamps have been carried out with Australia, the USA, Sweden, Finland, Denmark, Switzerland, China, Cyprus, Belgium, North Korea, Romania, the Republic of Cuba, the Republic of Bulgaria and other countries.
Postage miniatures created by Marka JSC take prizes at world and international competitions, as well as major philatelic exhibitions and forums.
Over the years
"Marka" JSC publishes the popular monthly Philately magazine with the Appendix, in which readers are introduced to all the news of the philatelic world. The Philately Magazine won the highest awards in the literary class at many World Philatelic Exhibitions.
In his activity
JSC “Marka” maintains close contacts with its foreign partners involved in the publication of stamps, exports and imports philatelic products.
The active position of the enterprise and its participation in international forums and exhibitions devoted to issues of publishing postage stamps and philately in general, became the basis for its participation in the work of international organizations. Marka JSC participates in the Governing Body of the International Association of Catalog Publishers, as well as in the World Association for the Development of Philately, operating within the framework of the Universal Postal Union.
One of the priority areas in the activities of JSC “Marka” is the development of philately. In this regard, work is coordinated with the Union of Philatelists of Russia and its regional branches.
In addition, since 2012, the Russian Federation has been the chairman of the World Association for the Development of Philately (WARF). This event is evidence that the entire world community has recognized Russia as a leader in this field. For several years, Russia has been organizing all the activities of the WARF - holding conferences, round tables, meetings of working groups, exhibitions of postal administrations.
Products of JSC «Marka» can be purchased:
- in all post offices of the — «Russian Post»
- on the website of JSC «Marka»
- and in salons "Collector" in Russian Federation: