USSR (Soviet Union) Postage - Stamps
1936 - 1940

MINT SETS, SINGLE STAMPS, SOUVENIR SHEETS

 

1936-1938    1939-1940

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Issue year

Catalog   Number

Issue Description

Print run

Perf.

Notes

CPA

Michel

Scott

1939

             
 

653

665

706

10k brown, Gorki Street, Moscow

1,600

12,5:12

MNH, EF

 

654

666

707

20k green, Council House

2,100

12,5:12

MNH, EF

 

655

667

708

30k brown-violet, Lenin Library

1,600

12,5:12

MNH, EF

 

656

668

709

40k blue, Crimea Bridge

1,000

12,5:12

MNH, EF

 

657

669

710

50k red-brown, Moscvoretsky Bridge

1,100

12,5:12

MNH, EF

 

658

670

711

80k olive, Khimki River Station

0,840

12,5:12

MNH, EF

 

659

671

712

1r blue, Dynamo Subway Station

0,825

12:12,5

MNH, EF

               
 

660

690

718

15k green, Paulina Osipenko, aviator

3,100

12,5

MNH, EF

 

661

691

719

30k brown, Marina Raskova, aviator

4,100

12,5

MNH, EF

 

662

692

720

60k red, Grizodubova, aviator

3,100

12,5

MNH, EF

               
 

670

687

620

3r green, Lenin, Party leader

2,000

12:12,5

MNH, EF

 

671

688

621

5r red-brown, Lenin, Party leader

1,000

12:12,5

MNH, EF

 

672

689

622

10r indigo, Lenin, Party leader

1,000

12:12,5

MNH, EF

               
 

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

               
 

676

699

724

10k rose-pink, Milkmaid with Cow

3,000

12,5

MNH, EF

 

677

700

725

15k brown, Tractor-plow at work

3,000

12,5

MNH, EF

 

678

701

726

20k black, Shepherd tending sheep

2,000

12,5

MNH, EF

 

679

703

728

30k orange, Fair Emblem

3,000

12,5

MNH, EF

 

680

702

727

30k purple, Fair pavilion

3,000

12,5

MNH, EF

 

681

704

729

45k green, Turkmen picking cotton

3,000

12,5

MNH, EF

 

682

705

730

50k red, Drove of horses

2,000

12,5

MNH, EF

 

683

706

731

60k purple, Horticulture

2,000

12,5

MNH, EF

 

684

707

732

80k violet, Sugar-beet growing

2,000

12,5

MNH, EF

 

685

708

733

1r blue, Hunter with Polar foxes

1,500

12,5

MNH, EF

               
 

686

709

C76

10k red, plane,overprinted in carmine

0,500

12:12,5

MNH, EF

 

687

710

C76A

30k blue, Parachutes, overprinted red

0,500

12,5:12

MNH, EF

 

688

711

C76B

40k green, Plane, overprinted brown

0,400

12:12,5

MNH, EF

 

689

712

C76C

50k violet, Balloon, overprinted red

0,400

12,5:12

MNH, EF

 

690

713

C76D

1r brown, Plane, overprinted in blue

0,200

12:12,5

MNH, EF

               
 

702

714

745

15k claret, Saltykov-Shchedrin writer

3,000

12,5:12

MNH, EF

 

703

715

746

30k green, Saltykov-Shchedrin writer

2,000

12,5:12

MNH, EF

 

704

716

747

45k olive, Saltykov-Shchedrin writer

2,000

12,5:12

MNH, EF

 

705

717

748

60k blue, Saltykov-Shchedrin writer

1,000

12,5:12

MNH, EF

               
 

706

718

749

5k brown, Sanatorium, Kislovodsk

0,500

12,5

MNH, EF

 

707

719

750

10k carmine, Sanatorium, Sochi

0,500

12,5

MNH, EF

 

708

720

751

15k green, Sanatorium, Sochi

0,500

12,5

MNH, EF

 

709

721

752

20k green, Rest home, New Afon

0,500

12,5

MNH, EF

 

710

722

753

30k black, Clinical Institute, Sochi

0,500

12,5

MNH, EF

 

711

723

754

50k gray-black, Sanatorium, Sochi

0,500

12,5

MNH, EF

 

712

724

755

60k violet, Rest home, Sukhumi

0,300

12,5

MNH, EF

 

713

725

756

80k red, Sanatorium, Sochi

0,300

12,5

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

               
 

724

736

767

10k rose, Welcome to Red Army

0,500

12,5

MNH, EF

 

725

737

768

30k green, Welcoming tank crew

0,500

12,5

MNH, EF

 

726

738

769

50k gray, Soldier giving newspapers

0,500

12,5

MNH, EF

 

727

739

770

60k indigo, Soldier giving newspaper

0,300

12,5

MNH, EF

 

728

740

771

1r red, Crowd waving soviet tanks

0,200

12,5

MNH, EF

               
 

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, Vadygin 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

               
 

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

               
 

737

749

780

10k indigo, Agricultural Academy

0,500

12,5

MNH, EF

 

738

750

781

15k purple, Timiryazev at work

0,500

12,5

MNH, EF

 

739

751

782

30k brown, Portrait of Timiryazev

0,500

12,5

MNH, EF

 

740

752

783

60k green, Monument in Moscow

0,300

12,5

MNH, EF

               
 

741

753

784

15k carmine, Relay Race

1,000

12,5

MNH, EF

 

742

754

785

30k sepia, Sportswomen marching

1,000

12,5

MNH, EF

 

743

755

786

50k black-blue, Sport badge

0,700

12,5

MNH, EF

 

744

756

787

60k blue, Skier

0,700

12,5

MNH, EF

 

745

757

788

1r green, Throwing the grenade

0,500

12,5

MNH, EF

               
 

746

758

789

15k green, Tchaikovsky Museum

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

 

749

761

792

50k red-lilac, Tchaikovsky Museum

0,500

12,5:12

MNH, EF

 

750

762

793

60k red, Peter Tchaikovsky

0,500

12,5:12

MNH, EF

               
 

751

763

794

10k multi, Volga Provinces Pavilion

2,000

12,5

MNH, EF

 

752

764

795

15k multi, Far East Pavilion

2,000

12,5

MNH, EF

 

753

766

797

30k multi, Central Regions Pavilion

2,000

12,5

MNH, EF

 

754

765

796

30k multi, Leningrad and Norhteast

2,000

12,5

MNH, EF

 

755

767

798

30k multi, Ukrainian Pavilion

2,000

12,5

MNH, EF

 

756

768

799

30k multi, Byelorussian Pavilion

2,000

12,5

MNH, EF

 

757

775

803

30k multi, Uzbek Pavilion

2,000

12,5

MNH, EF

 

758

777

807

30k multi, Kazakh Pavilion

2,000

12,5

MNH, EF

 

759

770

801

30k multi, Georgian Pavilion

2,000

12,5

MNH, EF

 

760

771

800

30k multi, Azerbaijan Pavilion

2,000

12,5

MNH, EF

 

761

769

806

30k multi, Kirghiz Pavilion

2,000

12,5

MNH, EF

 

762

774

805

30k multi, Tadzhik Pavilion

2,000

12,5

MNH, EF

 

763

772

802

30k multi, Armenian Pavilion

2,000

12,5

MNH, EF

 

764

773

804

30k multi, Turkmen Pavilion

2,000

12,5

MNH, EF

 

765

776

808

30k multi, Karelian-Finnish Pavilion

2,000

12,5

MNH, EF

 

766

778

809

50k multi, Main Pavilion

1,000

12,5

MNH, EF

 

767

779

810

60k multi, Mechanization Pavilion

1,000

12,5

MNH, EF

               
 

768

780B

811

10k green, Monument to Red Army

0,500

Imperf.

MNH, EF

 

769

781B

812

15k orange, Grenade thrower

0,500

Imperf.

MNH, EF

 

770

782B

813

30k brown, Frunze, Map of operation

0,500

Imperf.

MNH, EF

 

771

783B

814

50k violet, Crossing of Sivash

0,500

Imperf.

MNH, EF

 

772

784B

815

60k indigo, Frunze's headquarter

0,500

Imperf.

MNH, EF

 

773

785B

816

1r gray, Victorious soldier

0,300

Imperf.

MNH, EF

 

774

780A

811a

10k green, Monument to Red Army

1,000

12,5

MNH, EF

 

775

781A

812a

15k orange, Grenade thrower

1,000

12,5

MNH, EF

 

776

782A

813a

30k brown, Frunze, Map of operation

1,000

12,5

MNH, EF

 

777

783A

814a

50k violet, Crossing of Sivash

0,500

12,5

MNH, EF

 

778

784A

815a

60k indigo, Frunze's headquarter

0,500

12,5

MNH, EF

 

779

785A

816a

1r gray, Victorious soldier

0,500

12,5

MNH, EF

1936-1938    1939-1940

 

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. 2003/2004 ".
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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