WRITERS, POETS

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

SETS, SOUVENIR SHEETS, SINGLE STAMPS

 

1918-1956    1957-1964    1965-2000

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

1935

             
 

523

536B

577

3k black-violet, Leo Tolstoy, novelist

0,650

11

MNH, EF

 

524

537B

578

10k black-brown, Leo Tolstoy, writer

0,500

11

MNH, EF

 

525

538B

579

20k green-brown, Leo Tolstoy, writer

0,500

11

MNH, EF

1936

             
 

535

548A

589

10k rose, Dobrolubov, writer, critic

9,900

11

MNH, EF

1937

             
 

536

549Ax

590

10k brown, Alexander Pushkin, poet

7,500

12,5

MNH, EF

 

537

550Ax

591

20k green, Alexander Pushkin, poet

18,10

12,5

MNH, EF

 

538

551Ax

592

40k rose, Alexander Pushkin, poet

16,70

12,5

MNH, EF

 

539

552Ax

593

50k blue, Pushkin monument

0,980

12,5

MNH, EF

 

540

553Ax

594

80k carmine, Pushkin monument

6,200

12,5

MNH, EF

 

541

554Ax

595

1r green, Pushkin monument

0,810

12,5

MNH, EF

               
 

542

1bl

596

10+50k brown, Souvenir sheet of two

0,140

Imperf.

MNH, EF

1938

             
 

587

580

610

20k green, Shota Rustaveli

3,000

12,5

MNH, EF

1939

             
 

673

695

721

15k brown-black, Shevchenko, poet

0,300

12,5

MNH, EF

 

674

696

722

30k red-black, Shevchenko, poet

0,300

12,5

MNH, EF

 

675

697

723

60k green, Monument at Kharkov

0,200

12,5

MNH, EF

               
 

702

714

745

15k claret, Saltykov-Shchedrin

3,000

12,5:12

MNH, EF

 

703

715

746

30k green, Saltykov-Shchedrin

2,000

12,5:12

MNH, EF

 

704

716

747

45k olive, Saltykov-Shchedrin

2,000

12,5:12

MNH, EF

 

705

717

748

60k blue, Saltykov-Shchedrin

1,000

12,5:12

MNH, EF

               
 

714

726

757

15k indigo-sepia, Lermontov, poet

0,500

12,5

MNH, EF

 

715

727

758

30k green, Lermontov, poet

0,500

12,5

MNH, EF

 

716

728

759

45k red-indigo, Lermontov, poet

0,500

12,5

MNH, EF

               
 

717

729

760

15k green, Chernyshevski, critic

2,000

12,5:12

MNH, EF

 

718

730

761

30k violet, Chernyshevski, critic

2,000

12,5:12

MNH, EF

 

719

731

762

60k green, Chernyshevski, critic

2,000

12,5:12

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

               
 

733

745

776

15k red, Mayakovsky, poet

1,000

12,5

MNH, EF

 

734

746

777

30k brown, Mayakovsky, poet

2,000

12,5

MNH, EF

 

735

747

778

60k gray-blue, Mayakovsky, poet

1,000

12,5

MNH, EF

 

736

748

779

80k ultra, Mayakovsky, poet

0,500

12,5

MNH, EF

1941

             
 

817

819A

850

15k blue-green, Lermontov, Poet

3,000

12,5

MNH, EF

 

818

820A

851

30k violet, Lermontov, Poet

5,000

12,5

MNH, EF

1942

             
 

821

827

857

30k brown, Alisher Navoi, poet

3,000

12,5

MNH, EF

 

822

828

858

1r violet, Alisher Navoi, poet

1,000

12,5

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

               
 

869

881

905

30k orange, Mayakovsky, tank, plane

5,000

12,5

MNH, EF

 

870

882

906

60k blue, Mayakovsky, tank, plane

2,000

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

             
 

943

937

957

30k brown, Krylov, fable writer

5,000

12,5

MNH, EF

 

944

938

958

1r blue, Krylov, fable writer

2,000

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

               
 

1004

988

1009

30k brown, Alexander Herzen, author

3,000

12,5

MNH, EF

 

1005

989

1010

2r black, Alexander Herzen, author

1,000

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

               
 

1098

1076

1089

30k sepia, Nikolai Nekrasov, poet

5,000

12,5

MNH, EF

 

1099

1077

1090

60k brown, Nikolai Nekrasov, poet

2,000

12,5

MNH, EF

1947

             
 

1131

1109

1121

30k sepia, Alexander Pushkin, poet

4,000

12,5

MNH, EF

 

1132

1110

1122

50k green, Alexander Pushkin, poet

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

               
 

1261

1214

1224

30k brown, Belinski, literary critic

3,000

12,5

MNH, EF

 

1262

1215

1225

50k green, Belinski, literary critic

0,350

12,5

MNH, EF

 

1263

1216

1226

60k purple, Belinski, literary critic

1,000

12,5

MNH, EF

               
 

1315

1259

1275

40k purple, Abovian, armenian writer

1,000

12,5

MNH, EF

 

1316

1260

1276

50k green, Abovian, armenian writer

0,500

12,5

MNH, EF

1949

             
 

1422

1369

1388

40k green, Alexander Radishchev

1,500

12,5

MNH, EF

 

1423

1370

1389

1r gray, Alexander Radishchev

0,500

12,5

MNH, EF

               
 

1400

1348

1359

25k indigo-sepia, Pushkin as youth

1,000

12,5

MNH, EF

 

1401

1349

1360

40k brown-sepia, Pushkin, poet

1,000

12,5

MNH, EF

 

1402

1350

1361

40k red-violet, Pushkin reading poem

0,700

12,5

MNH, EF

 

1403

1351

1362

1r choc, Pushkin Museum, Boldino

0,500

12,5

MNH, EF

 

1404

1352

1363

2r brown, Pushkin reading poem

0,300

12,5

MNH, EF

 

1405

bl12

1360a

1r 80k brown, Souvenir sheet of four

0,100

Imperf.

MNH, EF

               
 

1441

1392

1404

40k brown, Ivan Nikitin, poet

1,500

12,5

MNH, EF

 

1442

1393

1405

1r blue, Ivan Nikitin, poet

0,500

12,5

MNH, EF

1951

             
 

1607

1555

1548

40k, brown, Dmitry Furmanov

2,000

12,5

MNH, EF

 

1608

1556

1549

1r, gray, D.Furmanov at Work

1,000

12,5

MNH, EF

1952

             
 

1674

1622

1619

40k sepia, Nikolai Gogol

1,000

12,5

MNH, EF

 

1675

1623

1620

60k multicol, Gogol and Belinski

1,000

12,5

MNH, EF

 

1676

1624

1621

1r multicol, Gogol and peasants

1,000

12,5

MNH, EF

               
 

1683

1632

1629

40k brown, Victor Hugo, writer

2,000

12,5

MNH, EF

               
 

1684

1631

1628

40k green, Novikov-Priboy and Ship

3,500

12,5

MNH, EF

               
 

1690

1638

1635

40k black, Zhukovski, poet

2,000

12,5

MNH, EF

               
 

1692

1640

1637

40k green, Ogarev, poet

2,000

12,5

MNH, EF

               
 

1693

1641

1638

40k brown, Uspenski, writer

0,500

12,5

MNH, EF

               
 

1696

1644

1642

40k brown-red, Radishchev, writer

1,000

12,5

MNH, EF

               
 

1708

1651

1648

40k gray-red, Odoyevski, poet

1,000

12,5

MNH, EF

               
 

1709

1652A

1649

40k green, Mamin-Sibiryak, writer

3,500

12,5

MNH, EF

1953

             
 

1719

1667

1665

40k gray-brown, V.Mayakovsky

1,000

12,5

MNH, EF

               
 

1720

1668

1664

40k brown, Chernishevski, writer

1,000

12,5

MNH, EF

               
 

1727

1675

1672

40k brown, Korolenko, writer

3,000

12,5

MNH, EF

               
 

1728

1676

1673

1r, brown, Write Leo Tolstoy

4,000

12,5

MNH, EF

               
 

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

               
 

1789

1727

1725

40k brown-red, Ostrovsky, writer

1,000

12,5

MNH, EF

               
 

1796

1740

1738

40k red-gray, Salomeja Neris, poet

1,000

12,5

MNH, EF

1955

             
 

1801

1748

1746

40k green, Garshin, writer

1,000

12,5

MNH, EF

               
 

1806

1752

1749

40k, violet, Pushkin, Mickiewicz

1,000

12,5

MNH, EF

               
 

1813

1759

1756

40k chocolate, Friedrich von Schiller

2,000

12,5

MNH, EF

               
 

1817

1763

1788

40k multi, Mayakovsky, poet

1,000

12:12,5

MNH, EF

1956

             
 

1867

1807A

1799

40k black-brown, Khachatur Abovian

2,000

12:12,5

MNH, EF

               
 

1895

1835

1825

40k violet, Arseniev, explorer, writer

0,500

12:12,5

MNH, EF

               
 

1902

1843

1833

40k olive-brown, Leskov, novelist

2,000

12:12,5

MNH, EF

 

1903

1844

1834

1r green-brown, Leskov, novelist

2,000

12:12,5

MNH, EF

               
 

1904

1842

1835

40k olive-brown, Blok, poet

1,000

12:12,5

MNH, EF

               
 

1926

1868A

1858

40k claret, Ivan Franko, writer

1,000

12,5

MNH, EF

 

1927

1904

1896

40k green, Ivan Franko, writer

2,000

12,5

MNH, EF

 

1928

1869A

1859

1r blue, Ivan Franko, writer

1,000

12,5

MNH, EF

               
 

1929

1870

1862

40k olive-brown, Lesya Ukrainka

1,000

12,5:12

MNH, EF

 

1930

1894

1886

40k green, Julia Zemaite, writer

1,000

12,5:12

MNH, EF

               
 

1932

1867

1861

40k, yell-brown, Poet Robert Burns

1,000

12:12,5

MNH, EF

               
 

1934

1872

1863

40k, multicol, Statue of Nestor

1,000

12:12,5

MNH, EF

 

1935

1873

1864

1r, multicol, Statue of Nestor

1,000

12:12,5

MNH, EF

               
 

1943

1885

1881

40k, green-olive, F. Dostoevsky

1,000

12,5

MNH, EF

 

1946

1888

1882

40k, brown, Genrik Ebsen

1,000

12,5

MNH, EF

 

1947

1886

1880

40k, violet, Genrikh Geyne

1,000

12,5

MNH, EF

 

1949

1890

1888

40k, gray, Bernard Show

1,000

12:12,5

MNH, EF

               
 

1966

1908

1898

40k red-brown, Lomonosov, writer

2,000

12,5:12

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

 

1970

1910

1901

40k brown-gray, Rustaveli, poet

2,000

12,5:12

MNH, EF

 

7006

858

6606j

4r multicol, Tvardovsky, poet

0,350

12,5:12

MNH, EF

 

7008

860

6606l

6r multi, Likhachev, literary critic

0,350

12,5:12

MNH, EF

1918-1956    1957-1964    1965-2000

 

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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