M I N E R A L 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

1933

             
 

417

435

495

7k black-brown, Chechens, oil wells

0,200

12:12,5

MNH, EF

1934

             
 

445

463y

C46

10k, green, Oil wells

0,100

14

MNH, EF

               
 

450

463x

C41

10k, green, Oil wells

0,100

14

MNH, EF

1938

             
 

641

653

694

30k claret, Young miner

8,100

12,5:12

MNH, EF

1939

             
 

693

676IA

734

5k red, Miner

---

12:12,5

MNH, EF

1941

             
 

780

786

817

10k blue, Coal Miners

2,000

12,5:12

MNH, EF

               
 

799

805

837

30k purple, Kirghiz Miner

3,000

12,5

MNH, EF

1946

             
 

1083

1067

1076

10k green, Oil Derricks

3,000

12,5

MNH, EF

 

1084

1068

1077

15k brown, Miner, coal transportation

3,000

12,5

MNH, EF

1947

             
 

1103

1081

1087

30k green, Karpinsky, geologist

3,000

12,5

MNH, EF

 

1104

1082

1088

50k sepia, Karpinsky, geologist

1,000

12,5

MNH, EF

1948

             
 

1233

1189

1196

1r sepia, Steel mill, coal mine

1,000

12,5

MNH, EF

               
 

1247

1203

1214

5k sepia, Miner

---

12,5

MNH, EF

               
 

1294

1270

1282

60k, red, Oil field and tank cars

0,200

12,5

MNH, EF

 

1295

1271

1283

1r, green, Oil field and tank cars

1,000

12,5

MNH, EF

               
 

1296

1268

1280

30k, sepia, Coal Mine

0,350

12,5

MNH, EF

 

1297

1269

1281

60k, brown, Coal Mine

0,400

12,5

MNH, EF

               
 

1301

1236

1248

30k blue, Soviet Miners

2,000

12,5

MNH, EF

 

1302

1237

1249

60k purple, Scene in mine

1,000

12,5

MNH, EF

 

1303

1238

1250

1r green, Miner's badge

0,350

12,5

MNH, EF

1949

             
 

1379

1331

1343

15k black, Soviet Miner

---

12:12,5

MNH, EF

1957

             
 

2068

1998A

2001

40k, multicol, Soviet Miner

1,000

12:12,5

MNH, EF

 

2073

1998B

2001A

40k, multicol, Soviet Miner

0,100

Imperf.

MNH, EF

 

2076

bl23

2002a

40k multi, Souvenir sheet of three

0,100

Imperf.

MNH, EF

 

             
 

2083

2009

2007

40k multi, Azerbaijan, Oil Derricks

1,000

12:12,5

MNH, EF

 

2090

2008

2010

40k multi, Turkmen, Oil Derricks

1,000

12:12,5

MNH, EF

1958

             
 

2253

2161

2136

20k multi, Miner, Young workers

2,000

12:12,5

MNH, EF

1959

             
 

2349

2257

2253

40k blue-rose, Coal

2,000

12,5:12

MNH, EF

               
 

2360

2266

2237

20k multi, Students in the Moscow

2,000

12,5:12

MNH, EF

 

2361

2267

2238

40k multi, Miner and Steel worker

2,000

12,5:12

MNH, EF

1960

             
 

2475

2393

2381

40k multi, Miner, Farmer, Scientist

1,900

12,5

MNH, EF

1963

             
 

2831

2731

2712

4k lilac, Vernadski, Mineralogist

3,000

12,5:12

MNH, EF

 

2833

2807

2714

4k brown-red, Obrutchev, Geologist

3,000

11,5

MNH, EF

               
 

2950

2846

2824

2k brown-blue, Topaz

5,000

12,5

MNH, EF

 

2951

2847

2825

4k multicol, Jasper

4,000

12,5

MNH, EF

 

2952

2848

2826

6k red-purple, Amethyst

4,000

12,5

MNH, EF

 

2953

2849

2827

10k multicol, Emerald

3,000

12,5

MNH, EF

 

2954

2850

2828

12k multicol, Rhodonite

3,000

12,5

MNH, EF

 

2955

2851

2829

16k multicol, Malachite

3,000

12,5

MNH, EF

1966

             
 

3307

3176

3149

6k black, Crystallography Congress

4,000

11,5

MNH, EF

               
 

3343

3201

3189

4k multicol, A.Fersman, mineralogist

2,000

12,5:12

MNH, EF

1967

             
 

3473

3333

3310

6k orange, Mining Congress

4,000

11,5

MNH, EF

1968

             
 

3633

3491

3466

6k blue, Crystal, Congress emblem

4,000

11,5

MNH, EF

               
 

3681

3552

3527

4k multicol, Geologist and crystals

4,000

11,5

MNH, EF

 

3682

3553

3528

6k multicol, Geological apparatus

3,000

11,5

MNH, EF

 

3683

3554

3529

10k multicol, Oil derrick in the desert

3,000

11,5

MNH, EF

1969

             
 

3777

3649

3622

4k silver, Miners' Monument

5,000

11,5

MNH, EF

1971

             
 

4068

3952

3919

10k multicol, Diamond daffodils

4,600

11,5

MNH, EF

 

4069

3950

3918

10k multicol, Shakh Diamond

4,600

11,5

MNH, EF

 

4070

3951

3917

10k multicol, Diamond Brooch

4,600

11,5

MNH, EF

 

4071

3954

3920

20k multicol, Diamond Pendant

4,200

11,5

MNH, EF

 

4072

3953

3921

20k multicol, Diamond Rose

4,100

11,5

MNH, EF

 

4073

3955

3922

30k multicol, Diamond Pendant

3,800

11,5

MNH, EF

1972

             
 

4117

4063

3820

4k blue, Yakut Soviet Republic

3,600

12:12,5

MNH, EF

1973

             
 

4286

4169

4126

4k multicol, Mining Institute

3,000

11,5

MNH, EF

1974

             
 

4345

4231

4190

10k multicol, Crystal

4,100

11,5

MNH, EF

1978

             
 

4840

4736

4671

15k multicol, Crystal and Spaceship

5,400

12,5:12

MNH, EF

1981

             
 

5157

5039

4909

4k multicol, Gas plant, Urengoi

4,200

12:12,5

MNH, EF

 

5161

5043

4913

4k multicol, Coal mining, Ekibastus

4,400

12:12,5

MNH, EF

1982

             
 

5259

5141

5008

4k multicol, Chechen Republic

3,700

12:12,5

MNH, EF

 

5260

5142

5009

4k multicol, Yakut Republic

3,620

12:12,5

MNH, EF

1984

             
 

5526

5405

5275

5k multicol, Geological Congress

3,500

11,5

MNH, EF

               
 

5557

5436

5294

5k multi, Mining excavator

3,600

11,5

MNH, EF

1985

             
 

5664

5543

5395

5k multi, Stakhanov, Coal Miner

3,400

11,5

MNH, EF

2000

             
 

6993

845

6602

1r multi, Charoite, mineral

0,300

12:12,5

MNH, EF

 

6994

846

6603

2r multi, Hematite, mineral

0,300

12:12,5

MNH, EF

 

6995

847

6604

3r multi, Rock Crystals, mineral

0,300

12:12,5

MNH, EF

 

6996

848

6605

4r multi, Gold, mineral

0,300

12:12,5

MNH, EF

               
 

7022

874

6608l

4r multi, Mineral extracting

0,350

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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