O P E R A

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

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

1947

             
 

1159

1121

1128

20k brown, Overprinted in red

1,000

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

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

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

               
 

2046

1977

1978

1r blue, Bolshoi Theatre

2,000

12,5

MNH, EF

1958

             
 

2129

2063A

2044

40k green, Tchaikovsky composer

3,000

12,5

MNH, EF

 

2132

2063B

2044a

40k green, Tchaikovsky composer

0,150

Imperf.

MNH, S

               
 

2162

2091A

2074

40k brown, Rimski -Korsakov

1,000

12,5:12

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

1965

             
 

3226

3083

3058

6k olive, Shaliapin, singer

3,000

12,5

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

               
 

3412

3277

3253

4k ocher, Scene from opera Nargiz

5,500

11,5

MNH, EF

 

3413

3278

3254

4k green, Scene from opera Kerogli

5,500

11,5

MNH, EF

1972

             
 

4115

3999

3966

10k brown, Sobinov, opera singer

2,800

12,5:12

MNH, EF

1973

             
 

4217

4097

4057

10k multicol, Chaliapin, opera singer

4,200

12:12,5

MNH, EF

1976

             
 

4558

4454

4421

10k yellow-blue, Bolshoi Theater

3,200

11,5

MNH, EF

1978

             
 

4826

4722

4649

1k multicol, Tilip, Bolshoi Theater

8,500

12,5:12

MNH, EF

1979

             
 

4995

4877

B126

1r+50k gold, Opera Theater, Erevan

0,700

12:11,5

MNH, EF

1980

             
 

5065

4939

4818

4k blue, Georg Ots, Estonian singer

4,900

12,5:12

MNH, EF

1983

             
 

5391

5272

5142

4k multicol, Kirov Opera & Ballet

5,300

11,5:12

MNH, EF

1989

             
 

6047

5928

5754

10k violet, Musorgsky, composer

2,000

11,5

MNH, EF

1990

             
 

6198

6078

5888

15k black, Tchaikovsky, composer

2,300

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

 

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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