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

SETS, SOUVENIR SHEETS, SINGLE STAMPS


1918-1968    1969-2000

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

1925

             
 

227A

298D

326a

3k, brown, Academy of Sciences

1,000

12,5:12

MNH, EF

 

228

299A

327a

15k, green, Academy of Sciences

0,750

12,5

MNH, EF

               
 

229

300

328

7k blue, Popov, Radio Pioneer

3,000

13,5

MNH, EF

 

230

301

329

14k green, Popov, Radio Pioneer

2,000

13,5

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

1945

             
 

976

963

987

30k blue, Soviet Academy of Science

2,000

12,5

MNH, EF

 

977

964

988

2r black, Academy in Leningrad

2,000

12,5

MNH, EF

               
 

978

965

989

30k blue, Popov and his Invention

2,000

12,5

MNH, EF

 

979

966

990

60k red, Popov and his Invention

2,000

12,5

MNH, EF

 

980

967

991

1r brown, Alexander Popov

1,000

12,5

MNH, EF

               
 

1006

990

1011

30k brown, Ilya Mechnikov

3,500

12,5

MNH, EF

 

1007

991

1012

1r green-black, Ilya Mechnikov

1,500

12,5

MNH, EF

1948

             
 

1252

1209

1219

45k brown-violet, Scientist

---

12,5

MNH, EF

1949

             
 

1357

1311

1320

40k, red-brown, Mikhail Lomonosov

3,000

12,5

MNH, EF

 

1358

1312

1321

50k, green, Mikhail Lomonosov

1,000

12,5

MNH, EF

 

1359

1313

1322

1r, ultra, Lomonosov Museum

1,000

12,5

MNH, EF

               
 

1395

1345

1352

40k, purple, Alexander Popov

2,000

12,5

MNH, EF

 

1396

1346

1353

50k, brown, A.Popov and S.Makarov

0,500

12,5

MNH, EF

 

1397

1347

1354

1r, blue-green, Alexander Popov

0,500

12,5

MNH, EF

               
 

1398

1339

1348

25k, green, Soil scientist V.Williams

2,000

12,5

MNH, EF

 

1399

1340

1349

50k, brown, Soil scientist V.Williams

1,000

12,5

MNH, EF

               
 

1406

1353

1357

40k gray, Ivan Michurin

1,500

12,5

MNH, EF

 

1407

1354

1358

1r green, Ivan Michurin

0,500

12,5

MNH, EF

               
 

1435

1381

1390

40k brown, Ivan Pavlov

1,500

12,5

MNH, EF

 

1436

1382

1391

1r gray, Ivan Pavlov

0,500

12,5

MNH, EF

1950

             
 

1528

1478

1475

40k brown, Academy of Science

2,000

12,5

MNH, EF

               
 

1548

1499

1496

2r sepia,  Academy of Science

2,000

12,5

MNH, EF

               
 

1549

1500

1497

25k, blue, Academy of Science

1,000

12,5

MNH, EF

1954

             
 

1759

1722

1703

40k brown, Academy of Science

3,000

12,5

MNH, EF

1955

             
 

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

               
 

1837

1780A

1786

40k multi, Lomonosov University

2,000

12,5:12

MNH, EF

 

1838

1781A

1787

1r multi, Lomonosov University

2,000

12,5:12

MNH, EF

 

1839

bl19

1786a

40k multi, Souvenir sheet of four

0,200

12,5:12

MNH, EF

 

1840

bl20

1787a

1r multi, Souvenir sheet of four

0,200

12,5:12

MNH, EF

1956

             
 

1862

1802

1794

25k multicol, Atomic Power Station

1,000

12,5:12

MNH, EF

 

1863

1803

1795

60k multicol, Atomic reactor

1,000

12,5:12

MNH, EF

 

1864

1804

1796

1r multicol, Atomic Power Station

1,000

12,5:12

MNH, EF

1957

             
 

1978

1915

1906

40k gray, Dmitri Mendeleev

2,000

12:12,5

MNH, EF

               
 

2017

1961

1957

40k brown-blue, Telescope

1,000

12:12,5

MNH, EF

 

2018

1985

1958

40k indigo, Comet and observatory

1,000

12:12,5

MNH, EF

 

2019

1992

1959

40k violet, Rocket leaving earth

1,000

12:12,5

MNH, EF

               
 

2092

2026

2021

40k blue, Overprinted in black

0,115

12:12,5

MNH, EF

               
 

2093

2017

1992

40k indigo, Sputnik Circling Globe

3,000

12,5

MNH, EF

 

2094

2036

1993

40k blue, Sputnik Circling Globe

3,000

12,5

MNH, EF

1958

             
 

2179

2103A

2090

40k blue-green, Schooner "Zarja"

1,500

12:12,5

MNH, EF

 

2180

2105

2089

40k blue, Aurora borealis and camera

1,500

12:12,5

MNH, EF

 

2181

2104

2091

40k ultra, Weather balloon and radar

1,500

12:12,5

MNH, EF

1959

             
 

2287

2206

2179

40k multi, Popov, radio, icebreaker

2,000

12:12,5

MNH, EF

 

2288

2207

2180

60k multi, Soviet broadcasting

2,000

12:12,5

MNH, EF

               
 

2352

2259

2232

10k blue-green, Glacier survey

2,500

12:12,5

MNH, EF

 

2353

2277

2233

25k blue-red, Research ship "Vityaz"

2,500

12:12,5

MNH, EF

 

2354

2260

2234

40k ultra, Antarctic camp, penguin

2,500

12:12,5

MNH, EF

 

2355

2261

2235

1r ultra, Rocket and Observatory

2,000

12:12,5

MNH, EF

1961

             
 

2560

2473A

2463

3k blue, Yuri Gagarin

5,000

11,5

MNH, EF

 

2561

2474A

2464

6k blue-red, Kremlin, rockets, radar

3,000

12,5:12

MNH, EF

 

2562

2475A

2465

10k red-green, Rocket and Gagarin

3,000

12,5:12

MNH, EF

 

2563

2473B

2463a

3k blue, Yuri Gagarin

0,300

Imperf.

MNH, EF

 

2564

2474B

2464a

6k blue-red, Kremlin, rockets, radar

0,300

Imperf.

MNH, EF

 

2565

2475B

2465a

10k red-green, Rocket and Gagarin

0,300

Imperf.

MNH, EF

               
 

2590

2500A

2495

6k green, Meteorological Map, rocket

2,300

12:12,5

MNH, EF

               
 

2601

2510

2508

6k multi, Biochemistry Congress

2,300

12,5:12

MNH, EF

               
 

2639

2550

2544

4k green-brown, Lomonosov Statue

2,500

11,5:12

MNH, EF

 

2640

2551

2545

6k green-black, Lomonosov at work

3,000

11,5:12

MNH, EF

 

2641

2552

2546

10k brown, Birthplace and Academy

2,000

12:11,5

MNH, EF

               
 

2713

2626

2617

6k green-red, Cancer Congress

3,000

12,5

MNH, EF

1963

             
 

2956

2852

2830

10k red-gold, USSR Arms, Sputnik

6,000

12,5

MNH, EF

 

2957

2853

2831

10k red-gold, "Luna-1"

6,000

12,5

MNH, EF

 

2958

2854

2832

10k red-gold, Rocket around Moon

6,000

12,5

MNH, EF

 

2959

2855

2833

10k red-gold, First man in space

6,000

12,5

MNH, EF

 

2960

2856

2834

10k red-gold, Vostok-3,4

6,000

12,5

MNH, EF

 

2961

2857

2835

10k red-gold, First woman in space

6,000

12,5

MNH, EF

1964

             
 

3138

3001

2980

4k green, Academy of Science library

3,000

12,5

MNH, EF

1965

             
 

3218

3079

3056

4k rose-black, Symbols of Chemistry

4,000

11,5

MNH, EF

               
 

3245

3101

3085

16k rose-violet, Science Research 

4,000

12:11,5

MNH, EF

1966

             
 

3306

3175

3147

6k blue, Congress of Microbiology

4,000

11,5

MNH, EF

 

3307

3176

3149

6k black, Crystallography Congress

4,000

11,5

MNH, EF

 

3308

3177

3148

6k gray, Poultry Raising Congress

4,000

11,5

MNH, EF

 

3309

3186

3150

6k blue, Oceanography Congress

4,000

11,5

MNH, EF

 

3310

3246

3151

6k brown, Mathematician Congress

4,000

11,5

MNH, EF

               
 

3315

3296

3274

10k black-silver, "Luna-9" flight

2,500

12,5

MNH, EF

 

3316

3297

3275

10k red-silver, Arms of USSR

2,500

12,5

MNH, EF

 

3317

3298

3276

10k black-silver, Moonscape's photo

2,500

12,5

MNH, EF

1967

             
 

3472

3332

3309

6k ultra, Congress on standardization

4,000

11,5

MNH, EF

 

3473

3333

3310

6k orange, Mining Congress

4,000

11,5

MNH, EF

               
 

3577

3438

3417

4k violet, Scientific Progress

4,000

12,5:12

MNH, EF

1968

             
 

3631

3494

3469

6k rose-black, Study of volatile oils

4,000

11,5

MNH, EF

 

3632

3492

3467

6k orange, World Power Congress

4,000

11,5

MNH, EF

 

3633

3491

3466

6k blue, Crystal, Congress emblem

4,000

11,5

MNH, EF

 

3634

3493

3468

6k brown, Entomological Congress

4,000

11,5

MNH, EF

               
 

3661

3532

3507

4k lilac, Chemistry  Institute

4,000

11,5

MNH, EF

               
 

3680

3551

3526

4k blue, Radio Laboratory, Novgorod

4,000

11,5

MNH, EF

1918-1968    1969-2000

 

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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