T H E A T R E

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

1932

             
 

392

412

470

15k brown, Maxim Gorki, writer

0,200

12,5:12

MNH, EF

 

393

413

471

35k ultra, Maxim Gorki, writer

0,100

12,5:12

MNH, EF

1937

             
 

543

558A

597

3k violet, Tchaikovsky Concert Hall

0,650

12,5

MNH, EF

 

545

560A

599

10k brown, Tchaikovsky Concert hall

0,620

12,5

MNH, EF

 

547

562A

601

20k olive, Red Army Theater

0,420

12,5

MNH, EF

 

550

565A

604

50k brown, Red Army Theater

0,200

12,5

MNH, EF

1940

             
 

720

732

763

10k green, Chekhov, playwright

2,000

12,5:12

MNH, EF

 

721

733

764

15k ultra, Chekhov, playwright

2,000

12,5:12

MNH, EF

 

722

734

765

20k violet, Chekhov, playwright

2,000

12,5:12

MNH, EF

 

723

735

766

30k brown, Chekhov, playwright

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

 

750

762

793

60k red, Peter Tchaikovsky

0,500

12,5:12

MNH, EF

1943

             
 

858

870

895

30k green, Maxim Gorki, writer

5,000

12,5

MNH, EF

 

859

871

896

60k slate-black, Maxim Gorki, writer

3,000

12,5

MNH, EF

               
 

871

883

909

30k green, Writer Ivan Turgenev

5,000

12,5

MNH, EF

 

872

884

910

60k purple, Writer Ivan Turgenev

2,000

12,5

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

1945

             
 

958

946

966

30k green, Griboedov, poet

7,000

12,5

MNH, EF

 

959

947

967

60k brown, poet

3,000

12,5

MNH, EF

1946

             
 

1053

1045

1047

30k brown, Maxim Gorki, writer

5,000

12,5

MNH, EF

 

1054

1046

1048

60k green, Maxim Gorki, writer

5,000

12,5

MNH, EF

               
 

1073

1057

1060

10k sepia, Bolshoi Theater, Moscow

3,000

12,5

MNH, EF

 

1075

1059

1062

20k brown, Sverdlov Squere

3,000

12,5

MNH, EF

1947

             
 

1159

1121

1128

20k brown, Overprinted in red

1,000

12,5

MNH, EF

               
 

1208

1174B

1178a

60k brown, Stalingrad, new theatre

0,600

Imperf.

MNH, EF

 

1219

1174A

1178

60k brown, Stalingrad, new theatre

1,000

12,5

MNH, EF

1948

             
 

1258

1217

1227

30k, green, Playwright A. Ostrovsky

3,000

12,5

MNH, EF

 

1259

1218

1228

60k, brown, Portrait of A. Ostrovsky

2,000

12,5

MNH, EF

 

1260

1219

1229

1r, violet, Portrait of A. Ostrovsky

0,350

12,5

MNH, EF

               
 

1328

1286

1295

40k blue, Stage of Moscow Theater

2,000

12,5

MNH, EF

 

1329

1287

1296

1r violet, Building of Theater

2,000

12,5

MNH, EF

1949

             
 

1449

1394

1400

40k green, Maly (Little) Theater

1,000

12,5

MNH, EF

 

1450

1395

1401

50k red, Famous Actors

1,000

12,5

MNH, EF

 

1451

1396

1402

1r brown, Famous Actors

0,500

12,5

MNH, EF

1950

             
 

1485

1433

1430

25k gray, State Theater, Tashkent

0,500

12,5

MNH, EF

               
 

1527

1477

1474

25k green, Opera and Ballet Theater

0,500

12,5

MNH, EF

               
 

1534

1482

1479

50k red-orange, Gorky Theater

1,000

12,5

MNH, EF

               
 

1546

1497

1494

60k, blue, Opera & Ballet Theater

1,000

12,5

MNH, EF

               
 

1554

1505

1502

50k, blue, Estonia Theater

0,500

12,5

MNH, EF

               
 

1574

1520

1517

1r, gray, G. Sundukian

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

               
 

1605

1553

1546

40k Ulan Bator State 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

1953

             
 

1744

1692A

1690

40k claret, Griboedov, writer

2,000

12,5

MNH, EF

 

1745

1693A

1691

1r black-green, Griboedov, writer

2,000

12,5

MNH, EF

1954

             
 

1780

1721

1721

40k green-brown, Anton Chekhov

2,000

12,5

MNH, EF

1955

             
 

1813

1759

1756

40k chocolate, Friedrich von Schiller

2,000

12,5

MNH, EF

1956

             
 

1905

1846

1837

40k brown-rose, Fedotova, actress

1,000

12,5:12

MNH, EF

               
 

1943

1885

1881

40k, green-olive, F. Dostoevsky

1,000

12,5

MNH, EF

 

1944

1884

1879

40k, black-blue, W. Mozart

1,000

12,5

MNH, EF

 

1946

1888

1882

40k, brown, Genrik Ebsen

1,000

12,5

MNH, EF

 

1949

1890

1888

40k, gray, Bernard Show

1,000

12:12,5

MNH, EF

               
 

1967

1909

1899

40k gray-brown, Pushkin, poet

2,000

12,5:12

MNH, EF

 

1968

1911

1897

40k blue-brown, Leo Tolstoy, writer

2,000

12,5:12

MNH, EF

 

1969

1907

1900

40k black-carmine, Gorki, writer

2,000

12,5:12

MNH, EF

               
 

1971

1906

1904

40k multi, Fedor Volkov, Theatre

1,000

12,5:12

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

               
 

2105

2038A

2026

40k brown-violet, Ermolova, actress

1,000

12,5

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, EF

 

2133

2062B

2045a

40k green-ultra, Swan Lake Ballet

0,150

Imperf.

MNH, EF

 

2134

2061B

2046a

1r emerald, Pianist and Violinist

0,150

Imperf.

MNH, EF

               
 

2136

2065A

2048

40k multi, Maxim Gorki, writer

2,000

12,5:12

MNH, EF

               
 

2148

2075

2062

40k blue, Carlo Goldoni, dramatist

2,000

12,5:12

MNH, EF

               
 

2162

2091A

2074

40k brown, Rimski -Korsakov

1,000

12,5:12

MNH, EF

               
 

2262

2173

2146

40k blue, Kuan Han-Ching, dramatist

1,500

12,5:12

MNH, EF

               
 

2269

2186

2152

40k gray, Duse, Italian actress

1,000

12,5:12

MNH, EF

1959

             
 

2322

2238

2207

25k blue, Pushkin, Leningrad

2,000

12,5:12

MNH, EF

 

2323

2298

2208

60k green, Maxim Gorki, Moscow

2,000

12,5:12

MNH, EF

 

2324

2239

2209

1r ultra, Tchaikovsky, Moscow

2,000

12,5:12

MNH, EF

1960

             
 

2391

2312

2297

20k red-gray, Chekhov, dramatist

2,500

12:12,5

MNH, EF

 

2392

2313

2298

40k brown, Chekhov's home in Yalta

1,500

12:12,5

MNH, EF

               
 

2395

2316

2299

40k chocolate, Komissarzhevskaya

1,500

12,5:12

MNH, EF

1962

             
 

2681

2592

2588

6k blue, Charles Dickens, writer

3,000

12,5:12

MNH, EF

1963

             
 

2804

2710

2695

4k green, Stanislavski, producer

2,000

12,5

MNH, EF

 

2805

2829

2813

4k brown, Schepkin, actor

3.000

12:12,5

MNH, EF

 

2806

2859

2814

4k brown, Durov, circus actor

4,000

12:12,5

MNH, EF

               
 

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

1964

             
 

3028

2904

2891

10k gray-brown,  Shakespeare

4,000

11,5

MNH, EF

1965

             
 

3209

3069

3042

6k green, Bolshoi Theatre, Moscow

4,000

11,5

MNH, EF

               
 

3226

3083

3058

6k olive, Shaliapin, singer

3,000

12,5

MNH, EF

1966

             
 

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

1968

             
 

3615

3475

3450

4k olive-brown, Maxim Gorki

4,000

12:12,5

MNH, EF

               
 

3673

3542

3523

4k green, Ivan Turgenev, writer

3,500

12:12,5

MNH, EF

1969

             
 

3758

3630

3603

6k multi, Ballet dancers

4,000

12:12,5

MNH, EF

1970

             
 

3938

3813

3784

6k multi, "Swan Lake", Ballet

5,000

12:11,5

MNH, EF

1971

             
 

4062

3940

3907

10k brown-yellow, Boris Shchukin

4,200

12,5:12

MNH, EF

 

4063

3939

3906

10k red-brown, Vakhtangov

3,900

12,5:12

MNH, EF

 

4064

3941

3908

10k red-ocher, Ruben Simonov

3,800

12,5:12

MNH, EF

1972

             
 

4115

3999

3966

10k brown, Sobinov, opera singer

2,800

12,5:12

MNH, EF

               
 

4129

4012

3977

4k multicol, Portrait of Volkov, actor

7,500

12:12,5

MNH, EF

               
 

4168

4048

4013

4k slate, Mardzhanishvili, producer

2,900

12:12,5

MNH, EF

1973

             
 

4198

4103

4067

6k violet-red, Theater curtain, mask

2,800

11,5

MNH, EF

               
 

4213

4094

4058

10k red-indigo, Mayakovsky Theater

3,200

11,5

MNH, EF

 

4214

4095

4059

10k red-gray, Mossovet Theater

3,100

11,5

MNH, EF

               
 

4216

4106

4069

4k multicol, Ostrovsky, dramatist

4,900

12:12,5

MNH, EF

 

4217

4097

4057

10k multicol, Chaliapin, opera singer

4,200

12:12,5

MNH, EF

1974

             
 

4324

4215

4174

6k orange, Azerbaijan Theater

3,100

11,5

MNH, EF

               
 

4361

4247

4211

10k yellow-red, Moscow Art Theater

3,200

12:12,5

MNH, EF

               
 

4393

4284

4246

4k red-gold, Maly Theatre, Moscow

3,400

11,5

MNH, EF

1975

             
 

4529

4427

4393

4k multicol, Sundukian, dramatist

4,100

12:12,5

MNH, EF

1976

             
 

4542

4440

4406

4k multicol, M. Saltykov-Shchedrin

7,000

12:12,5

MNH, EF

               
 

4558

4454

4421

10k yellow-blue, Bolshoi Theater

3,200

11,5

MNH, EF

               
 

4577

4472

4439

4k multi, Trenev, Playwright

3,800

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

1981

             
 

5218

5100

4969

6k multicol, Leningrad  Theater

3,500

11,5

MNH, EF

1982

             
 

5341

5222

5091

10k multicol, Bolshoi Theater

5,300

11,5:12

MNH, EF

1983

             
 

5391

5272

5142

4k multicol, Kirov Opera & Ballet

5,300

11,5:12

MNH, EF

               
 

5412

5292

5162

5k multicol, Vakhtangov, produser

3,500

11,5

MNH, EF

               
 

5458

5338

5208

3k green, Children Musical Theater

4,300

12,5:12

MNH, EF

1989

             
 

6103

5984

5802

1k multi, Durov, clown and trainer

6,000

12

MNH, EF

 

6104

5985

5803

3k multi, Rumyantsev, clown

5,500

12

MNH, EF

 

6105

5986

5804

4k multi, Filatov, bear trainer

5,700

12

MNH, EF

 

6106

5987

5805

5k multi, Kio, magician

5,200

12

MNH, EF

 

6107

5988

5806

10k multi, Lazarenko, acrobat, clown

4,100

12

MNH, EF

 

6108

bl209

5807

30k multi, Souvenir sheet, Circus

1,100

12:12,5

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

             
 

6570

409

6240

250r sepia, Griboedov, dramatist

0,700

11,5

MNH, EF

               
 

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

             
 

6656

495

6317

750r multicol, Tram "X" series, 1931

0,550

11,5:11

MNH, EF

               
 

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

1998

             
 

6816

657

6452

1r 50k multi, Theatre of Arts

0,250

12:12,5

MNH, EF

2000

             
 

6997

849

6606a

30k multi, Seasons of Russian Ballet

0,350

12,5:12

MNH, EF

 

7000

852

6606d

1r 30k multi, Maxim Gorky, writer

0,350

12,5:12

MNH, EF

 

7003

855

6606g

2r multi, Meyerhold, Stanislavsky

0,350

12,5:12

MNH, EF

 

7005

857

6606i

3r multicol, Ulanova, Ballet danser

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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