CHRISTMAS

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

1962

             
 

2802

2686B

2681a

4k multi, Happy New Year !

0,500

Imperf.

MNH, EF

 

2803

2686A

2681

4k multi, Happy New Year !

2,500

12,5:12

MNH, EF

1963

             
 

2965

2838

2821

4k multi, Happy New 1964 Year !

2,000

11,5

MNH, EF

 

2966

2839

2822

6k multi, Happy New 1964 Year !

2,000

11,5

MNH, EF

 

2967

2837

2820

6k multi, Radio and TV tower

4,000

12:12,5

MNH, EF

1964

             
 

3147

2989

2969

4k multi, Happy New Year!

2,500

11,5

MNH, EF

1965

             
 

3303

3136

3115

4k black-silver, Kremlin, New Year

4,000

12:11,5

MNH, EF

1966

             
 

3441

3295

3273

4k multi, Radio-TV tower, satellite

4,000

12,5

MNH, EF

1967

             
 

3570

3430

3405

4k silver, Kremlin, Hotel Russia

4,000

11,5

MNH, EF

1968

             
 

3698

3571

3544

4k ultra-red, Happy New Year!

4,000

11,5

MNH, EF

1969

             
 

3836

3699

3672

4k blue-red, Happy New Year!

5,000

11,5

MNH, EF

1970

             
 

3934

3809

3780

6k multi, Spasski Tower, Fir branch

5,000

12:12,5

MNH, EF

1971

             
 

4045

3923

3890

10k red-gold, Troika and Kremlin

3,600

11,5

MNH, EF

1972

             
 

4180

4062

4024

6k multi, Kremlin and Snowflake

2,500

11,5

MNH, EF

1973

             
 

4290

4180

4134

6k multi, Spasski Tower, Kremlin

3,600

12:12,5

MNH, EF

1974

             
 

4406

4298

4261

4k multi, Spasski Tower Clock

3,4

12

MNH, EF

1975

             
 

4520

4418

4384

4k multi, Happy New Year!

4,000

12:12,5

MNH, EF

1976

             
 

4654

4550

4510

4k multi, Happy New Year!

3,400

12,5:12

MNH, EF

1977

             
 

4766

4661

4609

4k multi, Happy New Year, satellite

5,200

12:12,5

MNH, EF

1978

             
 

4923

4802

4714

4k blue-red, Kremlin, New Year

4,700

12:12,5

MNH, EF

1979

             
 

5016

4898

4792

4k multi, Mischa holding stamp

7,000

12:12,5

MNH, EF

1980

             
 

5138

5019

4889

4k multi, Happy New 1981 Year!

4,600

12,5:12

MNH, EF

1981

             
 

5249

5131

5000

4k multi, Happy New 1982 Year!

4,400

12,5:12

MNH, EF

1982

             
 

5354

5235

5104

4k multi, Happy New 1983 Year!

5,600

12:12,5

MNH, EF

1983

             
 

5457

5337

5207

5k multi, Happy New 1984 Year !

4,800

11,5

MNH, EF

1984

             
 

5580

5459

5317

4k multi, Kremlin, Happy New Year!

4,300

11,5

MNH, EF

1985

             
 

5679

5558

5409

5k multi, Happy New 1986 Year !

4,500

12,5:12

MNH, EF

1986

             
 

5785

5664

5515

5k multi, Kremlin towers, New Year

4,600

11,5

MNH, EF

1987

             
 

5894

5777

5621

5k multi, Kremlin, New Year 1988  

5,000

12:12,5

MNH, EF

1988

             
 

6005

5887

5718

5k multi, Happy New 1989 Year !

4,600

12,5:12

MNH, EF

1989

             
 

6138

6019

5832

5k multi, Happy New 1990 Year ! 

4,000

12

MNH, EF

1990

             
 

6274

6153

5953

5k multi, Happy New 1991 Year !

4,400

11,5

MNH, EF

1991

             
 

6376

6252

6050

7k multi, Happy New 1992 Year !

3,700

12:12,5

MNH, EF

1992

             
 

6438

277

6107

50k multi, Happy New 1993 Year !

3,300

12:12,5

MNH, EF

1993

             
 

6509

348

6182

25r multi, Happy New 1994 Year !

2,500

11,5:12

MNH, EF

1994

             
 

6569

408

6239

125r multi, Happy New 1995 Year !

0,800

12:11,5

MNH, EF

1995

             
 

6634

473

6295

500r multi, Christmas

0,500

12

MNH, EF

1996

             
 

6705

549

6357

1000r multi, Happy New 1997 Year !

0,400

12:11,5

MNH, EF

1998

             
 

6856

697

6488

1r multi, Happy New 1999 Year !

0,250

11,5

MNH, EF

1999

             
 

6924

776

6562a

1r 20k multi, Grandfather Frost

0,350

11,5:12

MNH, EF

 

6925

777

6562b

1r 20k multi, Happy New 2000 Year!

0,350

11,5:12

MNH, EF

2000

             
 

6926

779

6563

3r multi, Painting by Polenov

0,400

12

MNH, EF

 

6927

780

6564

3r multi, Painting by Kramskoy

0,400

12

MNH, EF

 

6928

781

6565

3r multi, Painting by Semiradsky

0,400

12

MNH, EF

 

6929

778

6566

3r multi, Painting by Nikolai Gay

0,400

12

MNH, EF

 

6930

bl27

6567

7r multi, Painting by Ivanov

0,400

12

MNH, EF

2000

             
 

7023

875

6609

2r multi, Happy New Millennium !

0,400

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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