GEOGRAPHY

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

1938

             
 

583

584

625

10k grab-black, Route to North Pole

5,100

12,5:12

MNH, EF

 

584

585

626

20k blue-gray, Route to North Pole

7,500

12,5:12

MNH, EF

 

585

586

627

40k green-car, Soviet flag at Pole

5,100

12,5:12

MNH, EF

 

586

587

628

80k rose-car, Soviet flag at Pole

6,000

12,5:12

MNH, EF

1940

             
 

729

741

772

15k green, Ice-breaker "Stalin"

1,000

12:12,5

MNH, EF

 

730

742

773

30k purple, Ice-breaker "Sedov"

1,000

12:12,5

MNH, EF

 

731

743

774

50k brown, Vadigin and Papanin

0,500

12:12,5

MNH, EF

 

732

744

775

1r ultra, Map of drift , crew members

0,300

12:12,5

MNH, EF

1943

             
 

854

856

886

30k blue, Mount St. Elias, Alaska

9,990

12,5

MNH, EF

 

855

857

887

60k green, Bering Sea and ship

2,000

12,5

MNH, EF

 

856

858

888

1r green, Mount St. Elias, Alaska

2,000

12,5

MNH, EF

 

857

859

889

2r brown, Bering Sea and ship

2,000

12,5

MNH, EF

1947

             
 

1110

1088

1094

20k violet, F.Litke and Sailing vessel

2,000

12,5

MNH, EF

 

1111

1089

1095

20k sepia, F.Litke and Sailing vessel

2,000

12,5

MNH, EF

 

1112

1090

1096

60k brown, N.Przewalski, mare, foal

1,000

12,5

MNH, EF

 

1113

1091

1097

60k sepia, N.Przewalski, mare, foal

1,000

12,5

MNH, EF

1949

             
 

1364

1316

1323

40k, green-olive, Cape Dezhnev

1,500

12,5

MNH, EF

 

1365

1317

1324

1r, gray, Map and Dezhnev's ship

1,000

12,5

MNH, EF

1950

             
 

1563

1513

1508

40k,  F. Bellingshausen, M. Lazarev

1,500

12,5

MNH, EF

 

1564

1514

1509

1r, purple, Route of Expedition

1,500

12,5

MNH, EF

1951

             
 

1627

1583

1572

40k purple, Krasheninnikov

1,000

12,5

MNH, EF

 

1632

1585

1578

40k red, Miklukho-Maklai

1,000

12,5

MNH, EF

 

1642

1590

1571

40k orange, Kozlov, ethnographer

1,000

12,5

MNH, EF

1952

             
 

1670

1618

1615

1r, sepia, P. Semenov-Tianshanski

1,000

12,5

MNH, EF

               
 

1686

1634

1631

40k, multicol, Sedov, Arctic explorer

1,000

12,5

MNH, EF

1956

             
 

1895

1835

1825

40k violet, Arseniev, explorer, writer

0,500

12:12,5

MNH, EF

               
 

1964

1903

1893

40k ultra, Y. Shokalski, geographer

1,000

12,5:12

MNH, EF

1957

             
 

1977

1914

1905

40k brown-blue, Bering and Map

1,000

12,5:12

MNH, EF

1966

             
 

3346

3291

3192

4k blue, O.Shmidt, Arctic explorer

2,000

12,5:12

MNH, EF

               
 

3411

3276

3252

4k multi, Monument, map, ship

3,000

11,5

MNH, EF

               
 

3446

3304

3281

1k multicol, Bering's ship and Map

4,000

12,5

MNH, EF

 

3447

3305

3282

2k multicol, Medny Island and map

4,000

12,5

MNH, EF

 

3448

3306

3283

4k multicol, Petropavlovsk harbor

3,000

12,5

MNH, EF

 

3449

3307

3284

6k multicol, Geyser, Kamchatka

3,000

12,5

MNH, EF

 

3450

3308

3285

10k multicol, Avachinskaya Bay

3,000

12,5

MNH, EF

 

3451

3309

3286

12k multicol, Fur seals, Bering Island

3,000

12,5

MNH, EF

 

3452

3310

3287

16k multicol, Kuril Islands

3,000

12,5

MNH, EF

1970

             
 

3852

3727

3699

4k multicol, Map of Antarctic, ships

5,000

11,5

MNH, EF

 

3853

3728

3700

16k multi, Map of Antarctic camps

4,000

11,5

MNH, EF

               
 

3857

3732

3704

6k brown, Geographical Society, map

5,000

11,5

MNH, EF

1972

             
 

4146

4026

3991

6k violet-blue, Amundsen, "Norway"

2,600

11,5

MNH, EF

1977

             
 

4675

4571

4541

4k multicol, Sedov and "St. Foka"

4,000

11,5

MNH, EF

1979

             
 

5031

bl142

4805

50k multicol, North Pole expedition

2,000

11,5:12

MNH, EF

1981

             
 

5173

5055

4924

4k blue, Vitus Bering, navigator

3,800

12:12,5

MNH, EF

1991

             
 

6302

6181

5971

20k multi, Shelekhov, Alaska, ship

2,500

12:11,5

MNH, EF

 

6303

6182

5972

30k multi, Baranov, Russian America

2,200

12:11,5

MNH, EF

 

6304

6183

5973

50k multi, Kuskov, Fort Ross founder

1,900

12:11,5

MNH, EF

               
 

6344

6221

6020

30k multi, Sailing ship, Map

1,900

12:11,5

MNH, EF

 

6345

6222

6019

30k multi, Bering voyage to Alaska

1,900

12:11,5

MNH, EF

1992

             
 

6391

bl3

6075

3r multicol, Ship, Columbus

0,900

12:11,5

MNH, EF

               
 

6409

248

6087

55k multi, Zagoskin, Alaska-Yukon

2,600

11,5

MNH, EF

 

6410

249

6088

70k multicol, Miklukho-Maklai

2,600

11,5

MNH, EF

 

6411

250

6089

1r multicol, Langsdorf, Brazil

2,600

11,5

MNH, EF

1994

             
 

6565

404

6235

250r multi, Golovin, Map, Ship

0,800

12:11,5

MNH, EF

 

6566

405

6236

250r multi, Kruzenshtern, Map, ship

0,800

12:11,5

MNH, EF

 

6567

406

6237

250r multi, Wrangel, Map, ship

0,800

12:11,5

MNH, EF

 

6568

407

6238

250r multi, Litke, Map, Ship

0,800

12:11,5

MNH, EF

2000

             
 

6936

788

6571

2r multicol,Samoilovich, Map, Ship

0,300

12:12,5

MNH, EF

 

6937

789

6572

2r multi, Vise, Map, ship, polar base

0,300

12:12,5

MNH, EF

 

6938

790

6573

2r multicol, Somov, plane, ship, map

0,300

12:12,5

MNH, EF

 

6939

791

6574

2r multicol, Gordienko, plane, ship

0,300

12:12,5

MNH, EF

 

6940

792

6575

2r multi, Treshnikov, plane, map

0,300

12:12,5

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. 2003/2004 ".
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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