C O S M O S

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

SETS, SOUVENIR SHEETS, SINGLE STAMPS

 

1918-1963    1964-1973    1974-1981    1982-2000

Issue year

Catalog   Number

Issue Description

Print run

Perf.

Notes

CPA

Michel

Scott

1951

             
 

1639

1577

1582

40k gray, Tsiolkovsky

1,000

12,5

MNH, EF

1957

             
 

2019

1992

1959

40k violet, Rocket leaving earth

1,000

12:12,5

MNH, EF

               
 

2061

1993

1991

40k blue, K. Tsiolkovsky and rockets

2,000

12:12,5

MNH, EF

               
 

2092

2026

2021

40k blue, Overprinted in black

0,115

12:12,5

MNH, EF

               
 

2093

2017

1992

40k indigo, Sputnik Circling Globe

3,000

12,5

MNH, EF

 

2094

2036

1993

40k blue, Sputnik Circling Globe

3,000

12,5

MNH, EF

               
 

2110

2042A

2032

20k black-rose, Greeting Sputnik-2

2,000

12,5:12

MNH, EF

 

2111

2043A

2033

40k black-green, Greeting Sputnik-2

2,000

12,5:12

MNH, EF

 

2112

2044A

2034

60k black-brown, Greeting Sputnik-2

5,000

12,5:12

MNH, EF

 

2113

2045A

2035

1r black-blue, Greeting Sputnik-2

2,000

12,5:12

MNH, EF

1958

             
 

2171

2096

2077

60k blue, Bomb, globe, sputniks, ship

5,000

12,5:12

MNH, EF

               
 

2176

2101

2083

40k multi, Sputnik-3 leaving Earth

5,000

12,5:12

MNH, EF

1959

             
 

2275

2192

2160

1r multi, Space rockets over Kremlin

2,000

12:12,5

MNH, EF

               
 

2305

2220

2188

40k ultra, Globe and route of Luna-1

3,000

12,5:12

MNH, EF

 

2306

2219

2187

40k rose, Globe and Luna-1

3,000

12,5:12

MNH, EF

               
 

2355

2261

2235

1r ultra, Rocket and Observatory

2,000

12:12,5

MNH, EF

               
 

2367

2273

2259

40k violet, Map of Luna-3  flight

2,000

12:12,5

MNH, EF

               
 

2375

2285

2267

40k red, Kremlin, Space flight map

2,000

12,5:12

MNH, EF

 

2376

2284

2266

40k blue-red, Moon, Earth, Rocket

2,000

12,5:12

MNH, EF

1960

             
 

2415

2336

2309

40k blue, Lunik-3, Far side of Moon

2,500

12:12,5

MNH, EF

 

2416

2337

2310

60k blue, Far side of the moon map

2,500

12:12,5

MNH, EF

               
 

2440

2357A

2350

40k blue, Sputnik-4 and Globe

2,500

12:12,5

MNH, EF

               
 

2473

2390

2383

40k purple, Sputnik-5 and dogs

2,000

12,5:12

MNH, EF

 

2474

2391

2384

1r blue, Sputnik-5 and dogs

2,200

12,5:12

MNH, EF

1961

             
 

2512

2436

2441

3k violet, Space rockets

---

12:12,5

MNH, EF

 

2520

2441

2442

3k violet, Space rockets

---

12:11,5

MNH, EF

               
 

2556

2468A

2456

6k blue-orange, Globe and rocket

5,000

11,5

MNH, EF

 

2557

2469A

2457

10k blue, Space probe fly to Venus

3,000

11,5

MNH, EF

               
 

2560

2473A

2463

3k blue, Yuri Gagarin

5,000

11,5

MNH, EF

 

2561

2474A

2464

6k blue-red, Kremlin, rockets, radar

3,000

12,5:12

MNH, EF

 

2562

2475A

2465

10k red-green, Rocket and Gagarin

3,000

12,5:12

MNH, EF

 

2563

2473B

2463a

3k blue, Yuri Gagarin

0,300

Imperf.

MNH, EF

 

2564

2474B

2464a

6k blue-red, Kremlin, rockets, radar

0,300

Imperf.

MNH, EF

 

2565

2475B

2465a

10k red-green, Rocket and Gagarin

0,300

Imperf.

MNH, EF

               
 

2587

2498

2492

4k blue-green, Dog Chernushka

3,500

11,5

MNH, EF

 

2588

2497

2491

2k violet, Dog Zvezdochka, sputnik

3,000

12,5

MNH, EF

               
 

2590

2500A

2495

6k green, Meteorological Map, rocket

2,300

12:12,5

MNH, EF

               
 

2603

2521A

2509

4k blue, Globe and cosmonaut

5,000

11,5

MNH, EF

 

2604

2522A

2510

6k brown, German Titov and Vostok

5,000

11,5

MNH, EF

 

2605

2521B

2509a

4k blue, Globe and cosmonaut

0,300

Impref.

MNH, EF

 

2606

2522B

2510a

6k brown, German Titov and Vostok

0,300

Imperf.

MNH, EF

               
 

2624

2540

2533

1r black-red, Rockets and Stars

0,050

12,5

MNH, EF

 

2625

2541

2534

1r black-red, Overprinted in red

0,250

12,5

MNH, EF

1962

             
 

2671

2587aB

2578a

10k multicol, blue label, Vostok-1

0,500

Imperf.

MNH, EF

 

2672

2587bB

2578Aa

10k multicol, lilac label, Vostok-1

0,500

Imperf.

MNH, EF

 

2673

2587aA

2578

10k multicol, blue label, Vostok-1

4,000

11:11,5

MNH, EF

 

2674

2587bA

2578A

10k multicol, lilac label, Vostok-1

4,000

11:11,5

MNH, EF

               
 

2679

2595

2586

6k black-blue, Cosmos-3,4 satellites

3,500

12,5:12

MNH, EF

               
 

2719

2632B

2622a

10k orange-blue, Vostok-2 and Globe

0,500

Imperf.

MNH, EF

 

2720

2633B

2623a

10k lilac-blue, Vostok-2 and Globe

0,500

Imperf.

MNH, EF

 

2721

2632A

2622

10k orange-blue, Vostok-2 and Globe

3,500

11,5

MNH, EF

 

2722

2633A

2623

10k lilac-blue, Vostok-2 and Globe

3,500

11,5

MNH, EF

               
 

2726

2634B

2627a

4k blue-red, Andrian Nikolaev

0,500

Imperf.

MNH, EF

 

2727

2635B

2628a

4k blue-red, Pavel Popovich

0,500

Imperf.

MNH, EF

 

2728

2636B

2629a

6k multicol, Cosmonauts in Space

0,500

Imperf.

MNH, EF

 

2729

2634A

2627

4k blue-red, Andrian Nikolaev

4,500

11,5

MNH, EF

 

2730

2635A

2628

4k blue-red, Pavel Popovich

4,500

11,5

MNH, EF

 

2731

2636A

2629

6k multicol, Cosmonauts in Space

4,500

12,5:12

MNH, EF

               
 

2753

2661

2653

10k multi, Sputnik and stars

4,000

12,5:12

MNH, EF

               
 

2762

2670B

2630a

6k blue, "To Space" Monument

0,500

Imperf.

MNH, EF

 

2763

2671B

2631a

10k  violet, "To Space" Monument

0,500

Imperf.

MNH, EF

 

2764

2670A

2630

6k blue, "To Space" Monument

4,500

11,5

MNH, EF

 

2765

2671A

2631

10k violet, "To Space" Monument

4,500

11,5

MNH, EF

               
 

2766

2672

2662

10k violet, Overprinted in violet

0,500

11,5

MNH, EF

 

2767

2676

2666

10k purple, Rocket, Earth, Mars

3,000

12,5:12

MNH, EF

               
 

2780

bl31A

2631Aa

1r blue, Souvenir sheet, Astronauts

0,150

Imperf.

MNH, EF

 

2781

bl31B

2631A

1r blue, Souvenir sheet, Astronauts

0,500

12,5

MNH, EF

1963

             
 

2850

2743B

2728a

6k black-red, "Luna-4" to the moon

0,500

Imperf.

MNH, EF

 

2851

2743A

2728

6k black-red, "Luna-4" to the moon

4,500

12:12,5

MNH, EF

               
 

2855

2747

2732a

10k black-rose, Sputnik and Earth

3,000

12,5:12

MNH, EF

 

2856

2749

2732b

10k rose-black, Vostok-1 and Moon

3,000

12,5:12

MNH, EF

 

2857

2751

2732c

10k black-red,  Rocket and Sun

3,000

12,5:12

MNH, EF

 

2858

2748

2732d

10k black-rose, Sputnik and Earth

3,000

12,5:12

MNH, EF

 

2859

2750

2732e

10k rose-black, Vostok-1 and Moon

3,000

12,5:12

MNH, EF

 

2860

2752

2732f

10k black-red,  Rocket and Sun

3,000

12,5:12

MNH, EF

               
 

2882

2769B

2751a

6k purple-brown, Valeri Bykovski

0,500

Imperf.

MNH, EF

 

2883

2770B

2750a

6k green, Valentina Tereshkova

0,500

Imperf.

MNH, EF

 

2884

2771B

2752a

10k blue-red, Symbolic monument

0,500

Imperf.

MNH, EF

 

2885

2769A

2751

6k purple-brown, Valeri Bykovski

2,500

12,5:12

MNH, EF

 

2886

2770A

2750

6k green, Valentina Tereshkova

2,500

12,5:12

MNH, EF

 

2887

2771A

2752

10k blue-red, Symbolic monument

2,500

12,5:12

MNH, EF

               
 

2888

2782A

2748

4k multicol, Valeri Bykovski

5,000

12:12,5

MNH, EF

 

2889

2783A

2749

4k multicol, Valentina Tereshkova

5,000

12:12,5

MNH, EF

 

2890

2784A

2753

10k multicol, Valentina Tereshkova

3,500

12:12,5

MNH, EF

 

2891

2784B

2753a

10k multicol, Valentina Tereshkova

0,500

Imperf.

MNH, EF

               
 

2956

2852

2830

10k red-gold, USSR Arms, Sputnik

6,000

12,5

MNH, EF

 

2957

2853

2831

10k red-gold, "Luna-1"

6,000

12,5

MNH, EF

 

2958

2854

2832

10k red-gold, Rocket around Moon

6,000

12,5

MNH, EF

 

2959

2855

2833

10k red-gold, First man in space

6,000

12,5

MNH, EF

 

2960

2856

2834

10k red-gold, Vostok-3,4

6,000

12,5

MNH, EF

 

2961

2857

2835

10k red-gold, First woman in space

6,000

12,5

MNH, EF

1918-1963    1964-1973    1974-1981    1982-2000

 

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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