Haste Makes Waste

rasputin-stamp

Ordered from on high to issue a U.S. stamp honoring Vladimir Putin, the U.S.P.S. flew headlong into action but inadvertently responded with this 15-cent Rasputin commemorative instead. Saved from the flames, a few examples have survived, with Rasputin’s photo colorized by Russian artist Olga Shirnina, who signs her work “Color by Klimbim.”