USSR (Soviet Union) Postage - Stamps
1946 - 1950

MINT SETS, SINGLE STAMPS, SOUVENIR SHEETS

 

1946    1947    1948    1949    1950

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Issue year

Catalog   Number

Issue Description

Print run

Perf.

Notes

CPA

Michel

Scott

1948

             
 

1223

1179

1189

30k violet, Hermitage, Winter Palace

3,000

12,5

MNH, EF

 

1224

1180

1190

50k green, Peter I Monument

1,500

12,5

MNH, EF

 

1225

1181

1191

60k sepia, St. Peter and Paul fortress

1,500

12,5

MNH, EF

 

1226

1182

1192

1r violet, Smolny Institute

1,000

12,5

MNH, EF

               
 

1227

1183

1197

30k violet, Lenin's Mausoleum

3,000

12,5

MNH, EF

 

1228

1184

1198

60k gray-blue, Lenin's Mausoleum

3,500

12,5

MNH, EF

 

1229

1185

1199

60k deep yellow, Lenin

1,000

12,5

MNH, EF

               
 

1230

1186

1193

30k indigo, Government Building

3,000

12,5

MNH, EF

 

1231

1187

1194

50k violet, Dnieprostroy Dam

1,000

12,5

MNH, EF

 

1232

1188

1195

60k brown, Wheat field, granary

2,000

12,5

MNH, EF

 

1233

1189

1196

1r sepia, Steel mill, coal mine

1,000

12,5

MNH, EF

               
 

1234

1190

1201

30k brown, Vasili Surikov, painter

3,000

12,5

MNH, EF

 

1235

1191

1202

60k green, Vasili Surikov, painter

0,350

12,5

MNH, EF

               
 

1236

1200

1209

60k green, N. Schors

0,500

12,5

MNH, EF

 

1237

1199

1210

60k brown, V. Chapayev

0,500

12,5

MNH, EF

 

1238

1198

1211

60k violet, S. Lazho

0,500

12,5

MNH, EF

               
 

1239

1194

1205

30k, brown, Soviet Artillery

1,000

12,5

MNH, EF

 

1240

1195

1207

30k, violet-blue, Fliers and planes

1,000

12,5

MNH, EF

 

1241

1196

1206

30k, gray, Soviet sailor

1,000

12,5

MNH, EF

 

1242

1197

1208

60, red-brown, Soldiers at study

1,000

12,5

MNH, EF

               
 

1243

1192

1253A

15k blue, Slalom

2,000

12,5

MNH, EF

 

1244

1193

1254A

20k slate-blue, Motorcyclist

1,000

12,5

MNH, EF

               
 

1245

1201

1212

30k black, Marx and Engels

0,300

12,5

MNH, EF

 

1246

1202

1213

50k brown, Marx and Engels

0,350

12,5

MNH, EF

               
 

1247

1203

1214

5k sepia, Miner

---

12,5

MNH, EF

 

1248

1204

1215

10k violet, Marine

---

12,5

MNH, EF

 

1249

1205

1216

15k blue, Aviator

---

12,5

MNH, EF

 

1250

1206

1217

20k brown, Woman farmer

---

12,5

MNH, EF

 

1251

1207

1218

30k henna-brown, Arms of USSR

---

12,5

MNH, EF

 

1252

1209

1219

45k brown-violet, Scientist

---

12,5

MNH, EF

 

1253

1210

1220

50k blue, Spasski Tower

---

12,5

MNH, EF

 

1254

1211

1221

60k green, Soldier

---

12,5

MNH, EF

 

1255

1245II

1260

1r red, Spasski Tower

---

12:12,5

MNH, EF

               
 

1256

1212

1222

30k rose, May Day in Red Square

2,000

12,5

MNH, EF

 

1257

1213

1223

60k blue, May Day in Red Square

0,350

12,5

MNH, EF

               
 

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

               
 

1264

1220

1230

30k, green-violet, artist Ivan Shishkin

2,000

12,5

MNH, EF

 

1265

1221

1231

50k, multicol, Picture "Field of Rye"

1,000

12,5

MNH, EF

 

1266

1222

1232

60k, multicol, "Bears in a Forest"

1,000

12,5

MNH, EF

 

1267

1223

1233

1r, brown-black, artist Ivan Shishkin

0,350

12,5

MNH, EF

               
 

1268

1224

1234

15k, red-brown, Industrial expansion

0,350

12,5

MNH, EF

 

1269

1225

1235

30k, slate, Public Gathering

1,000

12,5

MNH, EF

 

1270

1226

1236

60k, brown, Industrial expansion

1,000

12,5

MNH, EF

               
 

1271

1227

1244

30k slate, Citizens of the USSR

1,000

12,5

MNH, EF

 

1272

1228

1245

60k black, Citizens of the USSR

0,350

12,5

MNH, EF

               
 

1273

1230

1237

30k, carmine, Sowing

2,000

12,5

MNH, EF

 

1274

1229

1238

30k, green, Gathering vegetables

2,000

12,5

MNH, EF

 

1275

1231

1239

45k, red, Baling cotton

1,000

12,5

MNH, EF

 

1276

1232

1240

50k, black, Sowing

0,350

12,5

MNH, EF

 

1277

1233

1241

60k, green, Harvesting grain

2,000

12,5

MNH, EF

 

1278

1234

1242

60k, green, Baling cotton

2,000

12,5

MNH, EF

 

1279

1235

1243

1r, purple, Gathering vegetables

0,350

12,5

MNH, EF

               
 

1280

1252

1261

30k, brown, Train

2,000

12,5

MNH, EF

 

1281

1253

1262

50k, green, Train

1,000

12,5

MNH, EF

 

1282

1254

1263

60k, blue, Auto & bus at intersection

0,350

12,5

MNH, EF

 

1283

1255

1264

1r, violet, Steamships at anchor

0,350

12,5

MNH, EF

               
 

1284

1256

1265

30k, gray, Horses

0,350

12,5

MNH, EF

 

1285

1257

1266

60k, green, Dairy farm

0,200

12,5

MNH, EF

 

1286

1258

1267

1r, brown, Horses

0,500

12,5

MNH, EF

               
 

1287

1262

1268

30k, purple, Pouring molten metal

0,200

12,5

MNH, EF

 

1288

1263

1269

50k, brown, Pouring molten metal

0,500

12,5

MNH, EF

 

1289

1266

1270

60k, carmine, Iron pipe manufacture

0,200

12,5

MNH, EF

 

1290

1267

1271

1r, blue, Iron pipe manufacture

1,000

12,5

MNH, EF

               
 

1291

1261

1272

30k, purple, Heavy machinery plant

0,200

12,5

MNH, EF

 

1292

1264

1273

50k, sepia,  Heavy machinery plant

0,500

12,5

MNH, EF

 

1293

1265

1274

60k, brown, Pump station interior

0,600

12,5

MNH, EF

               
 

1294

1270

1282

60k, red, Oil field and tank cars

0,200

12,5

MNH, EF

 

1295

1271

1283

1r, green, Oil field and tank cars

1,000

12,5

MNH, EF

               
 

1296

1268

1280

30k, sepia, Coal Mine

0,350

12,5

MNH, EF

 

1297

1269

1281

60k, brown, Coal Mine

0,400

12,5

MNH, EF

               
 

1298

1272

1277

30k, green, Farkhatz HE Station

0,350

12,5

MNH, EF

 

1299

1273

1278

60k, red, Zouiev HE Station

0,350

12,5

MNH, EF

 

1300

1274

1279

1r, red, Farkhatz HE Station

1,000

12,5

MNH, EF

               
 

1301

1236

1248

30k blue, Soviet Miners

2,000

12,5

MNH, EF

 

1302

1237

1249

60k purple, Scene in mine

1,000

12,5

MNH, EF

 

1303

1238

1250

1r green, Miner's badge

0,350

12,5

MNH, EF

               
 

1304

1239

1246

30k violet, Plane, Overprinted in red

0,200

12,5

MNH, EF

 

1305

1240

1247

1r ultra, Plane, Overprinted in red

0,200

12,5

MNH, EF

               
 

1306

1242

1252

30k green, Soviet Sailor

2,000

12,5

MNH, EF

 

1307

1243

1253

60k blue, Soviet Sailor

1,000

12,5

MNH, EF

               
 

1308

1241

1251

40k slate, Zhdanov, statesman

2,000

12,5

MNH, EF

               
 

1309

1246

1254

15k violet, Foot race

2,000

12,5

MNH, EF

 

1310

1247

1255

30k brown, Soccer

3,000

12,5

MNH, EF

 

1311

1248

1256

45k sepia, Motorboat race

1,000

12,5

MNH, EF

 

1312

1249

1257

50k blue, Diving

1,000

12,5

MNH, EF

               
 

1313

1250

1258

30k, sepia, Tankmen group

0,350

12,5

MNH, EF

 

1314

1251

1259

1r, rose, Tank parade in Moscow

0,700

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

               
 

1317

1275

1284

30k green, Flying model planes

2,000

12,5

MNH, EF

 

1318

1276

1286

45k  carmine, Pioneers saluting

0,350

12,5

MNH, EF

 

1319

1277

1285

45k violet, Marching pioneers

1,000

12,5

MNH, EF

 

1320

1278

1287

60k ultra, Pioneer bugler

0,400

12,5

MNH, EF

 

1321

1279

1288

1r blue, Pioneers at campfire

2,000

12,5

MNH, EF

               
 

1322

1280

1289

20k, violet-brown, Marching Youths

1,000

12,5

MNH, EF

 

1323

1281

1290

25k, rose, Farm Girl

1,000

12,5

MNH, EF

 

1324

1282

1291

40k, brown-red, Komsomol members

2,000

12,5

MNH, EF

 

1325

1283

1292

50k, blue-green, Students

1,000

12,5

MNH, EF

 

1326

1284

1293

1r, multicol, Flag and badges

0,350

12,5

MNH, EF

 

1327

1285

1294

2r, purple, Young steel-maker

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

               
 

1332

1290

1302

30k, blue, Artillery Salute

0,350

12,5

MNH, EF

 

1333

1291

1303

1r, rose-carmine, Artillery Salute

1,000

12,5

MNH, EF

               
 

1334

1292

1299

30k blue, House of Unions, Moscow

0,350

12,5

MNH, EF

 

1335

1293

1300

40k violet, Chess player's Badge

1,000

12,5

MNH, EF

 

1336

1294

1301

50k brown, House of Unions

0,500

12,5

MNH, EF

               
 

1337

1295

1304

40k brown, Stasov, Architect

2,000

12,5

MNH, EF

 

1338

1296

1305

1r sepia, Stasov, Architect

1,000

12,5

MNH, EF

               
 

1339

1298B

1307a

30k blue, Y. Sverdlov Monument

0,300

Imperf.

MNH, EF

 

1340

1299B

1308a

40k purple, Lenin st., Sverdlovsk

0,300

Imperf.

MNH, EF

 

1341

1300B

1309a

1r green, Y. Sverdlov Monument

0,300

Imperf.

MNH, EF

 

1342

1298A 

1307

30k blue, Y. Sverdlov Monument

0,350

12,5

MNH, EF

 

1343

1299A

1308

40k purple, Lenin st., Sverdlovsk

0,700

12,5

MNH, EF

 

1344

1300A

1309

1r green, Y. Sverdlov Monument

0,700

12,5

MNH, EF

               
 

1345

949b

1341A

2r violet,  Bogdan Chmielnicki Order

2,000

12,5

MNH, EF

 

1346

950b

1342A

3r red, Order of Victory

2,000

12,5

MNH, EF

1946    1947    1948    1949    1950

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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