B E A R S

USSR (Soviet Union) and Russia Postage - Stamps
1918 - 2000

SETS, SOUVENIR SHEETS, SINGLE STAMPS

 

Issue year

Catalog   Number

Issue Description

Print run

Perf.

Notes

CPA

Michel

Scott

1931

             
 

379

402B

C26

30k violet, Airship, icebreaker, bears

0,200

Imperf.

MNH, EF

 

380

403B

C27

35k green, Airship, icebreaker, bears

0,200

Imperf.

MNH, EF

 

381

404B

C28

1r black, Airship, icebreaker, bears

0,100

Imperf.

MNH, EF

 

382

405B

C29

2r ultra, Airship, icebreaker, bears

0,200

Imperf.

MNH, EF

               
 

383A

402C

C30

30k violet, Airship, icebreaker, bears

0,200

12:12,5

MNH, EF

 

384A

403C

C31

35k green, Airship, icebreaker, bears

0,200

12:12,5

MNH, EF

 

385A

404C

C32

1r black, Airship, icebreaker, bears

0,100

12:12,5

MNH, EF

 

386A

405C

C33

2r ultra, Airship, icebreaker, bears

0,100

12:12,5

MNH, EF

1935

             
 

495

508A

C67

50k, ultra, leaving polar camp

0,100

14

MNH, VF

1948

             
 

1266

1222

1232

60k, multicol, Bears in forest

1,000

12,5

MNH, EF

1957

             
 

1988

2028

1918

15k blue, Polar Bear

2,000

12,5:12

MNH, EF

               
 

1995

1930

1927

40k brown, Woodcarver, Moscow

1,000

12:12,5

MNH, EF

1958

             
 

2229

bl27

1767a

1r multi, Souvenir sheet of four, bear

0,200

12,5:12

MNH, EF

1961

             
 

2533

2481

2471

6k multi, The Peasant and bear

2,300

12,5

MNH, EF

               
 

2535

2448A

2429

1k multi, Brown Bear

2,800

12:12,5

MNH, EF

1962

             
 

2694

bl30

1767b

1r, Souvenir sheet of 4, Overprinted

0,060

12,5:12

MNH, EF

1964

             
 

3042

2915B

2906

2k tan-black, Giant panda

1,000

Imperf.

MNH, EF

 

3043

2916B

2907

4k gray-black, Polar bear

1,000

Imperf.

MNH, EF

1966

             
 

3374

3234

3219

6k rose-black, Bear, Map of Reserve

4,000

12,5:12

MNH, EF

1977

             
 

4787

4683

4631

16k multicol, Polar bear and cub

5,700

11,5:12

MNH, EF

1979

             
 

4967

4849

4753

2k multicol, Bogorodsk wood carving

8,200

12,5:12

MNH, EF

1980

             
 

5126

bl148

4877

1r multicol, 22nd Olympic Games

0,700

12:12,5

MNH, EF

1982

             
 

5314

5196

5065

15k multicol, Painting from Mstera

5,600

12,5:12

MNH, EF

1987

             
 

5815

5694

5541

5k multicol, Polar bears

5,700

11,5:12

MNH, EF

 

5816

5695

5542

10k multicol, Polar bears

4,500

11,5:12

MNH, EF

 

5817

5696

5543

20k multicol, Polar bears

3,300

11,5:12

MNH, EF

 

5818

5697

5544

35k multicol, Polar bears

3,200

11,5:12

MNH, EF

1988

             
 

5949

5831

5671

35k multicol, East Siberian husky

3,400

11,5:12

MNH, EF

               
 

5995

5877

B141

10+5k multicol, Bear

2,700

12,5:12

MNH, EF

1993

             
 

6510

352

6189

250r multi, Ailuropoda melanoleuca 

1,500

12,5:12

MNH, EF

 

6516

355

6184

250r multi, Phascolarctos cinereus

1,500

12,5:12

MNH, EF

1999

             
 

6862

703

6494

3r multicol, Bear hunting

0,300

11,5

MNH, EF

2000

             
 

6952

804

6576l

6r multi, Moscow Olympics, 1980

0,300

12,5:12

MNH, EF

 

Comments and Abbreviations

Stamps are referenced by CPA Stamp Catalog (Moscow, 1983), Michel (2002/2003) and Scott (2002/2003).
Stamp from set marked (*) my be available as single stamp.
CPA - "Souzpechat" Central Philatelic Agency under the Ministry of Communications of the USSR. CPA catalog numbering of 1918-1980 RSFSR and USSR postage-stamps are accepted in the Russia up to days ( have a look at V.Soloviev "1857-1991 Postage-Stamps of Russian and USSR. Catalog - Reference. 2002/2003 ".
The number of stamps printed (column Print run) is quoted in millions.
MNH - Mint never hinged
MLH - Mint lightly hinged
MH - mint hinged
F - fine stamp condition
VF - very fine stamp condition
EF - extremely fine stamp condition
S - superb, better than EF
SEC - Special Event Cancel
CTO - Cancelled to order
Imperf. - Imperforated stamp

 

 

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