C H E S 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

1948

             
 

1334

1292

1299

30k blue, House of Unions, Moscow

0,350

12,5

MNH, EF

 

1335

1293

1300

40k violet, Chess player's Badge

1,000

12,5

MNH, EF

 

1336

1294

1301

50k brown, House of Unions

0,500

12,5

MNH, EF

1958

             
 

2226

2137

2107

40k black, Chigorin, chess player

1,000

12,5:12

MNH, EF

1963

             
 

2872

2763B

2742a

4k multicol, King and Pawn

0,500

Imperf.

MNH, EF

 

2873

2764B

2743a

6k multicol, Queen and bishop

0,500

Imperf.

MNH, EF

 

2874

2765B

2744a

16k multicol, Rook and knight

0,500

Imperf.

MNH, EF

 

2875

2763A

2742

4k multicol, King and Pawn

3,000

11,5

MNH, EF

 

2876

2764A

2743

6k multicol, Queen and bishop

3,000

11,5

MNH, EF

 

2877

2765A

2744

16k multicol, Rook and knight

3,000

11,5

MNH, EF

1966

             
 

3357

3225

3215

6k brown-white, Chess, gold medal

5,000

11,5

MNH, EF

 

3361

bl43

3232

10+10+10+10k multi, Souvenir sheet

0,500

11,5

MNH, EF

1977

             
 

4682

4578

4551

6k multicol, Chess Championship

5,300

11,5

MNH, EF

1982

             
 

5327

5209

5080

6k multicol, World Chess Champion.

5,400

11,5

MNH, EF

 

5328

5210

5079

6k multicol, World Chess Champion.

5,400

11,5

MNH, EF

 

5329

5215

5084

6k multicol, Overprinted in gold

1,200

11,5

MNH, EF

1984

             
 

5552

5431

5291

15k multicol, Chess Championship

3,000

11,5

MNH, EF

 

5553

5432

5290

15k multicol, Chess Championship

3,000

11,5

MNH, EF

1985

             
 

5667

5545

5398

10k multi, Karpov-Kasparov match

3,300

11,5

MNH, EF

1991

             
 

6284

6163

5964

15k brown, P.Keres, Chess Master

1,800

11,5

MNH, EF

2000

             
 

6950

802

6576j

4r multi, Botvinnik, chess champion 

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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