PENGUINS

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

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

1959

             
 

2354

2260

2234

40k ultra, Antarctic camp, penguin

2,500

12:12,5

MNH, EF

1963

             
 

2919

2801

2779

3k multicol, Map, Penguines, Ship

4,000

12,5:12

MNH, EF

1966

             
 

3318

3181

3162

10k silver-carmine, Ship, penguins

4,000

11,5

MNH, EF

1978

             
 

4846

4742

4679

1k multicol, Crested penguin

8,400

12,5:12

MNH, EF

 

4848

4744

4681

4k multicol, Emperor penguin

8,200

12:12,5

MNH, EF

1981

             
 

5148

5030

4899

15k multicol, Antarctic Map, ship

4,800

12,5:12

MNH, EF

1988

             
 

6021

5902

5731

30k blue, Map of Antarctic, penguins

7,500

12:11,5

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. 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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