M U S I C

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

1921

             
 

10

158x

183

250r, violet, Science and Arts

78,9

Imperf.

MNH, EF

 

10A

158y

183a

250r, violet, Science and Arts

---

Imperf.

MNH, EF

1929

             
 

312

363A

411

10k olive-brown, Young Bugler

0,400

12,5:12

MNH, EF

 

313

364A

412

14k slate, Young Bugler

0,500

12,5:12

MNH, EF

1940

             
 

746

758

789

15k green, Tchaikovsky Museum

1,000

12,5:12

MNH, EF

 

747

759

790

20k brown, Peter Tchaikovsky

1,000

12,5:12

MNH, EF

 

748

760

791

30k blue, Peter Tchaikovsky

1,000

12,5:12

MNH, EF

 

749

761

792

50k red-lilac, Tchaikovsky Museum

0,500

12,5:12

MNH, EF

 

750

762

793

60k red, Peter Tchaikovsky

0,500

12,5:12

MNH, EF

1944

             
 

915

918B

938a

30k gray, Rimski-Korsakov

0,500

Imperf.

MNH, EF

 

916

919B

939a

60k green, Rimski-Korsakov

0,600

Imperf.

MNH, EF

 

917

920B

940a

1r blue-green, Rimski-Korsakov

0,500

Imperf.

MNH, EF

 

918

921B

941a

3r purple, Rimski-Korsakov

0,500

Imperf.

MNH, EF

 

919

918A

938

30k gray, Rimski-Korsakov

7,000

12,5

MNH, EF

 

920

919A

939

60k green, Rimski-Korsakov

3,000

12,5

MNH, EF

 

921

920A

940

1r blue-green, Rimski-Korsakov

2,000

12,5

MNH, EF

 

922

921A

941

3r purple, Rimski-Korsakov

1,000

12,5

MNH, EF

1948

             
 

1320

1278

1287

60k ultra, Young trumpeter

0,400

12,5

MNH, EF

1950

             
 

1527

1477

1474

25k green, Opera and Ballet Theater

0,500

12,5

MNH, EF

               
 

1546

1497

1494

60k, blue, Opera & Ballet Theater

1,000

12,5

MNH, EF

               
 

1590

1538

1535

1r red, Opera and Ballet Theater

1,000

12,5

MNH, EF

1951

             
 

1600

1548

1586

20k, green, Opera & Ballet Theater

1,000

12,5

MNH, EF

               
 

1612

1560

1553

40k, multicolored, Bolshoi Theater

1,000

12,5

MNH, EF

 

1613

1561

1554

1r, multicolored, Russian Composers

1,000

12,5

MNH, EF

               
 

1643

1591

1585

40k gray, Composer V. Kalinnikov

1,000

12,5

MNH, EF

               
 

1644

1592

1584

40k brown, Composer A. Aliabiev

1,000

12,5

MNH, EF

               
 

1662

1611

1608

60k, black, Smetana Museum, Praga

1,000

12,5

MNH, EF

1954

             
 

1781

1725

1723

40k, multicol,  M.Glinka, Composer

2,000

12,5

MNH, EF

 

1782

1726

1724

60k, Pushkin, Zhukovsky, Glinka

2,000

12,5

MNH, EF

               
 

1799

1747

1745

40k claret, Anton Rubinstein

1,000

12,5

MNH, EF

1955

             
 

1843

1783

1758

40k red-brown, Liadov, composer

1,000

12,5:12

MNH, EF

1956

             
 

1944

1884

1879

40k, black-blue, W. Mozart

1,000

12,5

MNH, EF

1957

             
 

1979

1916

1907

40k red-sepia, Mikhail Glinka

2,000

12,5

MNH, EF

 

1980

1917

1908

1r multicol, Scene from Ivan Susanin

1,500

12,5

MNH, EF

               
 

2005

1941

1948

40k black, Balakirev, composer

1,000

12,5

MNH, EF

               
 

2103

2034

2023

40k black, Edvard Grieg composer

1,000

12,5:12

MNH, EF

1958

             
 

2129

2063A

2044

40k green, Tchaikovsky composer

3,000

12,5

MNH, EF

 

2130

2062A

2045

40k green-ultra, Swan Lake Ballet

3,000

12,5

MNH, EF

 

2131a

2061A

2046

1r emerald, Pianist and Violinist

3,000

12:12,5

MNH, EF

 

2132

2063B

2044a

40k green, Tchaikovsky composer

0,150

Imperf.

MNH, S

 

2133

2062B

2045a

40k green-ultra, Swan Lake Ballet

0,150

Imperf.

MNH, S

 

2134

2061B

2046a

1r emerald, Pianist and Violinist

0,150

Imperf.

MNH, S

               
 

2158

2087

2068

10k multi, Young Pioneer Bugler

2,000

12,5

MNH, EF

               
 

2162

2091A

2074

40k brown, Rimski -Korsakov

1,000

12,5:12

MNH, EF

1959

             
 

2311

2225

2195

40k gray-brown, J. Haydn, composer

2,000

12,5:12

MNH, EF

               
 

2390

2311

2283

40k multi, 1st Cavalry Army Anniv.

2,000

12,5:12

MNH, EF

1960

             
 

2422

2344

2323

40k ultra, R. Schumann, composer

3,000

12:12,5

MNH, EF

               
 

2505

2430

2406

40k brown, Frederic Chopin

1,500

12:11,5

MNH, EF

1961

             
 

2558

2466A

2459

4k red, Dancers, musician, singers

3,000

12,5:12

MNH, EF

               
 

2631

2545

2536

4k ocher, Franz Liszt, composer

2,000

12:11,5

MNH, EF

1962

             
 

2675

2588

2579

4k blue, Tchaikovsky, bust

4,000

11,5:12

MNH, EF

               
 

2768

2675

2664

4k ultra, Sajat Nova, Armenian poet

2,500

12:12,5

MNH, EF

1963

             
 

2878

2766

2745

4k black-red, Richard Wagner

2,500

11,5:12

MNH, EF

 

2879

2799

2745A

4k red-brown, Giuseppe Verdi

2,500

11,5:12

MNH, EF

1966

             
 

3367

3218

3207

4k red-black, Tchaikovsky monument

2,500

12,5

MNH, EF

 

3368

3219

3208

6k red-black, Peter Tchaikovsky

2,500

12,5

MNH, EF

 

3369

3220

3209

16k red-black, Tchaikovsky House

2,500

12,5

MNH, EF

1970

             
 

3949

3824

3795

10k pink, Beethoven, composer

3,000

12,5:12

MNH, EF

1971

             
 

4025

3908

3877

4k multicol, Spendiarov, composer

4,000

12:12,5

MNH, EF

               
 

4036

3910

3879

4k brown, Paliashvili, Composer

4,000

12:12,5

MNH, EF

               
 

4091

3973

3938

4k indigo-olive, Scriabin, Composer

3,600

12:12,5

MNH, EF

1973

             
 

4229

4115

4074

2k multicol, Painting by Tropinin

6,000

12:12,5

MNH, EF

               
 

4239

4127

4086

10k multicol, Latvian Song Festival

2,600

12:12,5

MNH, EF

1974

             
 

4356

4237

4201

6k multicol,Tchaikovsky competition

3,500

11,5

MNH, EF

1976

             
 

4558

4454

4421

10k yellow-blue, Bolshoi Theater

3,200

11,5

MNH, EF

               
 

4632

4526

4486

6k violet, Shostakovich, composer

3,500

12,5:12

MNH, EF

1979

             
 

4992

4873

B122

1r+50k gold, Concert Hall, Tbilisi

0,700

12:11,5

MNH, EF

 

4995

4877

B126

1r+50k gold, Opera Theater, Erevan

0,700

12:11,5

MNH, EF

1981

             
 

5180

5062

4931

4k purple, S. Prokofiev, composer

3,500

12,5:12

MNH, EF

1982

             
 

5285

5167

5036

4k brown, Soloviev-Sedoi, Composer

3,700

12,5:12

MNH, EF

1983

             
 

5377

5258

5128

4k multicol, Alexandrov, composer

5,000

12:12,5

MNH, EF

               
 

5394

5274

5144

4k brown, Khachaturian, composer

4,700

12,5:12

MNH, EF

               
 

5458

5338

5208

3k green, Children Musical Theater

4,300

12,5:12

MNH, EF

1984

             
 

5528

5407

5277

5k black, B. Asafiev, composer

3,600

12,5:12

MNH, EF

1985

             
 

5608

bl181

5346

50k black, Johann Bach, composer

1,100

12:11,5

MNH, EF

1986

             
 

5776

5655

5506

5k brown, A. Novikov, composer

2,800

12,5:12

MNH, EF

1988

             
 

5981

5863

B139

30+15k multicol, Painting by Belsky

2,900

12:12,5

MNH, EF

1989

             
 

6047

5928

5754

10k violet, Musorgsky, composer

2,000

11,5

MNH, EF

               
 

6097

5978

5795

5k multicol, Map, horn, letter, rose

3,100

12,5:12

MNH, EF

               
 

6113

5994

5818

10k blue,Russian musical instruments

2,700

12:11,5

MNH, EF

 

6114

5995

5820

10k brown, Ukrainian instruments

2,700

12:11,5

MNH, EF

 

6115

5996

5819

10k lemon, Byelorussian instruments

2,700

12:11,5

MNH, EF

 

6116

5997

5821

10k green, Uzbek instruments

2,700

12:11,5

MNH, EF

1990

             
 

6198

6078

5888

15k black, Tchaikovsky, composer

2,300

12,5:12

MNH, EF

               
 

6247

6128

5929

10k multi,Kazakh musical instrument

2,400

12:11,5

MNH, EF

 

6248

6126

5930

10k multi, Georgian instruments

2,400

12:11,5

MNH, EF

 

6249

6127

5931

10k multi, Azerbaijanian instruments

2,400

12:11,5

MNH, EF

 

6250

6129

5932

10k multi, Lithuanian instruments

2,400

12:11,5

MNH, EF

1991

             
 

6314

6191

5993

15k brown, Prokofiev, composer

2,300

12,5:12

MNH, EF

               
 

6372

6249

6047

10k red, Moldova musical instrument

2,400

12:11,5

MNH, EF

 

6373

6250

6048

10k green, Latvia instruments

2,400

12:11,5

MNH, EF

 

6374

6251

6049

10k lilac, Kirgiz instruments

2,400

12:11,5

MNH, EF

1992

             
 

6430

269

6099

10r multicol, Nutcrackers, russian

0,600

12,5:12

MNH, EF

 

6431

270

6100

10r multicol, Nutcrackers, german

0,600

12,5:12

MNH, EF

 

6432

271

6101

25r multicol, Ballet scene

0,600

12,5:12

MNH, EF

 

6433

272

6102

25r multicol, Nutcrackers, ballet

0,600

12,5:12

MNH, EF

1993

             
 

6444

283

6126

25r multicol, Marius Petipa

1,500

12,5:12

MNH, EF

 

6445

284

6127

25r multicol, Sleeping Beauty, ballet

1,500

12,5:12

MNH, EF

 

6446

285

6128

25r multicol, Swan Lake, ballet

1,500

12,5:12

MNH, EF

 

6447

286

6129

25r multicol, Raymonda, ballet

1,500

12,5:12

MNH, EF

1994

             
 

6520

359

6192

250r multicol, Rimsky-Korsakov

1,500

12,5:12

MNH, EF

 

6521

360

6193

250r multicol, "Golden Cockerel"

1,500

12,5:12

MNH, EF

 

6522

361

6194

250r multicol, "The Tzar's Bride"

1,500

12,5:12

MNH, EF

 

6523

362

6195

250r multicol, "The Snow Maiden"

1,500

12,5:12

MNH, EF

1995

             
 

6571

410

6241

500r multicol, Scheherazade, Ballet

0,700

12,5:12

MNH, EF

 

6572

411

6242

500r multicol, The Fire Bird, Ballet

0,700

12,5:12

MNH, EF

 

6573

412

6243

500r multicol, Petrouchka, Ballet

0,700

12,5:12

MNH, EF

1996

             
 

6689

530

6347a

750r multicol, Aleksander Gorsky

0,550

12,5:12

MNH, EF

 

6690

531

6347b

750r multicol, Don Quixote, Ballet

0,550

12,5:12

MNH, EF

 

6691

532

6347c

1500r multicol, Giselle, Ballet

0,550

12,5:12

MNH, EF

 

6692

533

6347d

1500r multicol, La Bayadere, Ballet

0,550

12,5:12

MNH, EF

1997

             
 

6719

560

6369

1000r multi, Shostakovich, composer

0,300

12:12,5

MNH, EF

               
 

6733

574v

6382

5000r brown, Music, Fine Arts

3,000

12:12,5

MNH, EF

               
 

6797

638v

6433

5r brown, Music, Fine Arts

0,100

12:12,5

MNH, EF

1999

             
 

6915

756

6542

2r multicol, Leonid Utesov

0,350

12:12,5

MNH, EF

 

6916

759

6545

2r multicol, Lidia Ruslanova

0,350

12:12,5

MNH, EF

 

6917

758

6544

2r multicol, Klavdia Shulzhenko

0,350

12:12,5

MNH, EF

 

6918

757

6543

2r multicol, Mark Bernes

0,350

12:12,5

MNH, EF

 

6919

760

6546

2r multicol, Bulat Okudzhava

0,350

12:12,5

MNH, EF

 

6920

761

6547

2r multicol, Vladimir Visotsky

0,350

12:12,5

MNH, EF

 

6921

763

6549

2r multicol, Igor Talkov

0,350

12:12,5

MNH, EF

 

6922

762

6548

2r multicol, Viktor Tsoi

0,350

12:12,5

MNH, EF

2000

             
 

7004

856

6606h

2r50k multi, Shostakovich, composer

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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