This features a stamp from the former Soviet Union. Chris Carney Johnson, one of our contributors from Atlanta, sent us a sizable collection of them. some months ago. Much like the question of whether it is OK to re-purpose the text of War and Peace, we had the same question about re-purposing the stamps. They are a piece of history. So we didn't use them for a few weeks while we mulled over whether we should or not. So this is the first appearance of one of them.
The use of certain materials is like a time line -- I remember who contributed what materials to us and when. As Pablo Picasso said, "Painting is just another way of keeping a diary". --Lola
from page 53-54, Volume 2 of original text
Pevear/Volokhonsky translation page 641-643