P O L A R

USSR (Soviet Union) and Russia Postage - Stamps
1918 - 2000

SETS, SOUVENIR SHEETS, SINGLE STAMPS


1918-1965    1966-2000

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

1932

             
 

390

410A

C34

50k car-rose, 2nd Intern. Polar Year

0,075

12,5

MNH, EF

 

391

411A

C35

1r green, 2nd Intern. Polar Year

0,075

12,5

MNH, EF

1934

             
 

448

466y

C49

80k, purple, Arctic cargo ship

0,200

14

MNH, EF

               
 

453

466x

C44

80k, purple, Arctic cargo ship

0,200

14

MNH, EF

1935

             
 

486

499A

C58

1k, red-orange, Captain V. Voronin

0,200

14

MNH, VF

 

487

500A

C59

3k, rose, Professor Otto Schmidt

0,200

14

MNH, VF

 

488

501A

C60

5k, emerald, A. Lapidevsky

0,200

14

MNH, VF

 

489

502A

C61

10k, brown, S. Levanevsky

0,200

14

MNH, VF

 

490

503A

C62

15k, black, M. Slepnev

0,150

14

MNH, VF

 

491

504A

C63

20k, lilac, I. Doronin

0,200

14

MNH, VF

 

492

505A

C64

25k, indigo, M. Vodopianov

0,050

14

MNH, VF

 

493

506A

C65

30k, green, V. Molokov

0,050

14

MNH, VF

 

494

507A

C66

40k, purple, N. Kamanin

0,100

14

MNH, VF

 

495

508A

C67

50k, ultra, leaving polar camp

0,100

14

MNH, VF

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

               
 

595

595

636

10k black-red, Aviators, flight route

2,900

12,5

MNH, EF

 

596

596

637

20k brown-red, Aviators, flight route

1,900

12,5

MNH, EF

 

597

597

638

40k brown-red, Aviators, flight route

1,100

12,5

MNH, EF

 

598

598

639

50k brown-red, Aviators, flight route

1,000

12,5

MNH, EF

               
 

599

599

640

10k claret, Aviators, flight route

2,800

12,5

MNH, EF

 

600

600

641

20k brown, Aviators, flight route

4,400

12,5

MNH, EF

 

601

601

642

50k violet, Aviators, flight route

2,000

12,5

MNH, EF

1938

             
 

602

614

643

10k brown-violet, Polar Expedition

2,500

12:12,5

MNH, EF

 

603

615

644

20k blue, Polar Expedition

3,000

12:12,5

MNH, EF

 

604

616

645

30k olive, Ivan Papanin and his Men

2,100

12,5

MNH, EF

 

605

617

646

50k ultra, Ivan Papanin and his Men

1,500

12,5

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

1949

             
 

1463

1407

C90

3r green, Plane over Arctic

1,000

12,5

MNH, EF

1950

             
 

1563

1513

1508

40k rose,  Bellingshausen, Lazarev

1,500

12,5

MNH, EF

 

1564

1514

1509

1r purple, Route of Expedition

1,500

12,5

MNH, EF

1952

             
 

1686

1634

1631

40k multicol, Sedov, Arctic explorer

1,000

12,5

MNH, EF

1955

             
 

1849

1789II

C95

1r red, overp. "North Pole- Moscow"

0,125

12:12,5

MNH, EF

 

1850

1790II

C96

2r red, overp. "North Pole- Moscow"

0,125

12:12,5

MNH, EF

               
 

1851

1791

1765

40k, multicol, "North Pole" camp

1,000

12,5:12

MNH, EF

 

1852

1792

1766

60k, multicol, "North Pole" camp

2,000

12,5:12

MNH, EF

 

1853

1793

1767

1r, multicol, Science observes

1,000

12,5:12

MNH, EF

1956

             
 

1893

1833

C97

1r multicol, Arctic Camp

2,000

12,5:12

MNH, EF

               
 

1956

1891

1884

40k slate-red, Soviet Antarctic bases

3,000

12:12,5

MNH, EF

1958

             
 

2171

2096

2077

60k blue, Bomb, globe, sputniks, ship

5,000

12,5:12

MNH, EF

               
 

2180

2105

2089

40k blue, Aurora borealis and camera

1,500

12:12,5

MNH, EF

               
 

2229

bl27

1767a

1r multi, Souvenir sheet of four, bear

0,200

12,5:12

MNH, EF

               
 

2271

2188

2162

40k multicol, Atomic Icebreaker

1,500

12,5

MNH, EF

1959

             
 

2354

2260

2234

40k ultra, Antarctic camp, penguin

2,500

12:12,5

MNH, EF

1961

             
 

2653

2570

2557

6k blue, Nansen, Polar explorer

5,000

11,5

MNH, EF

1962

             
 

2694

bl30

1767b

1r, Souvenir sheet of 4, Overprinted

0,060

12,5:12

MNH, EF

1963

             
 

2919

2801

2779

3k multicol, Map of Antarctica, ship

4,000

12,5:12

MNH, EF

 

2920

2802

2780

4k multicol, Map and trucks

4,000

12,5:12

MNH, EF

 

2921

2803

2781

6k multicol, Planes IL-18 and AN-10

4,000

12,5:12

MNH, EF

 

2922

2804

2782

12k multicol, Whaler and whales

3,000

12,5:12

MNH, EF

1964

             
 

3043

2916B

2907a

4k gray-black, Polar bear

1,000

Imperf.

MNH, EF

 

3050

2916A

2907

4k gray-black, Polar bear

4,000

12,5

MNH, EF

1965

             
 

3267

3125

3106

4k multicol, "Taimir" and "Vaigitch"

4,000

12,5:12

MNH, EF

 

3268

3126

3107

4k multicol, "Lenin" Icebreaker

4,000

12,5:12

MNH, EF

 

3269

3127

3108

6k multicol, Dickson settlement

3,000

12,5:12

MNH, EF

 

3270

3128

3109

10k multicol, "Vostok" and "Mirni"

4,000

11,5

MNH, EF

 

3271

3129

3110

16k multicol,Vostok south pole camp

3,000

12,5:12

MNH, EF

1918-1965    1966-2000

 

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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