USSR (Soviet Union) Postage - Stamps
1951 - 1955

MINT SETS, SINGLE STAMPS, SOUVENIR SHEETS


1951-1952    1953-1955

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Issue year

Catalog   Number

Issue Description

Print run

Perf.

Notes

CPA

Michel

Scott

1953

             
 

1716

1664

1661

40k, multicolored, Vladimir Lenin

2,000

12,5

MNH, EF

               
 

1717

1665

1662

40k, multicol, Stalin Peace Medal

2,000

12,5

MNH, EF

               
 

1718

1666

1663

40k brown, Kuibishev, statesman

1,000

12,5

MNH, EF

               
 

1719

1667

1665

40k gray-red, V.Mayakovsky

1,000

12,5

MNH, EF

               
 

1720

1668

1664

40k brown, Chernishevski, writer

1,000

12,5

MNH, EF

               
 

1721

1673

1670

40k multicol, Tsymlanskaja Dam

2,000

12,5

MNH, EF

 

1722

1669

1666

40k multicol, Lock N9 Volga Canal

2,000

12,5

MNH, EF

 

1723

1670

1667

40k multicol, Lock N13

2,000

12,5

MNH, EF

 

1724

1671

1668

40k multicol, Lock N15

2,000

12,5

MNH, EF

 

1725

1672

1669

40k multicol, Light House on Volga

2,000

12,5

MNH, EF

 

1726

1674

1671

1r multicol, M.S."J. Stalin" in canal

2,000

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

               
 

1731

1679

1676

40k, multicol, Nationalities of USSR

1,000

12,5

MNH, EF

 

1732

1680

1677

60k, multicol, Lenin and Stalin

1,000

12,5

MNH, EF

               
 

1733

1681

1678

40k, multicol, Lenin and his writings

1,000

12,5

MNH, EF

 

1734

1690

1679

1r, brown-red, Lenin facing left

2,000

12,5

MNH, EF

               
 

1735

1682

1680

40k brown-black, Lenin Statue

5,000

12,5

MNH, EF

 

1736

1683

1681

40k violet-brown, Admiralty building

9,990

12,5

MNH, EF

 

1737

1685

1685

1r green-pink, Smolny Institute

8,000

12,5

MNH, EF

 

1738

1684

1684

1r brown-blue, Peter I Statue

5,000

12,5

MNH, EF

               
 

1739

1686

1682

40k brown-pink, Lenin Statue

5,000

12,5

MNH, EF

 

1740

1687

1683

40k brown-black, Admiralty building

5,000

12,5

MNH, EF

 

1741

1688

1687

1r brown-blue , Smolny Institute

5,000

12,5

MNH, EF

 

1742

1689

1686

1r violet, Peter I Statue

5,000

12,5

MNH, EF

               
 

1743

1691

1688

40k green-brown, Young Pioneers

9,990

12,5:12

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

             
 

1746

1694

1692

40k, red-gray, Kremlin view

1,000

12,5

MNH, EF

               
 

1747

1695A

1693

1r, gray-viol-brown, Valeri Chkalov

1,000

12,5

MNH, EF

               
 

1748

1700

1698

40k, multicol, Lenin among students

1,000

12,5

MNH, EF

 

1749

1699

1697

40k, multicol, Lenin among workers

1,000

12,5

MNH, EF

 

1750

1697

1695

40k, multicol, Lenin in Smolny

1,000

12,5

MNH, EF

 

1751

1696

1694

40k, multicol, Vladimir Lenin

1,000

12,5

MNH, EF

 

1752

1698

1696

40k, multicol, Lenin's own home

1,000

12,5

MNH, EF

               
 

1753

1701

1699

40k, brown, Joseph Stalin

2,000

12,5:12

MNH, EF

               
 

1754

1709

1709

2r, red overprint, Ukraine & Russia

1,000

12,5

MNH, EF

               
 

1755

1703

1704

40k red-brown, Shevchenko statue

3,000

12,5

MNH, EF

 

1756

1702

1700

40k red, Supreme Soviet Buildings

3,000

12,5

MNH, EF

 

1757

1704

1702

40k red-brown, Opera Theatre, Kiev

3,000

12,5

MNH, EF

 

1758

1705

1701

40k ultra, University building, Kiev

3,000

12,5

MNH, EF

 

1759

1722

1703

40k brown, Academy of Science

3,000

12,5

MNH, EF

 

1760

1706

1705

60k multi, Chmielnitcki statue, Kiev

3,000

12,5

MNH, EF

 

1761

1708

1708

1r multi, Reunion with Russia

3,000

12,5

MNH, EF

 

1762

1707

1706

1r multi, Flags of Russia and Ukraine

3,000

12,5

MNH, EF

 

1763

1723

1707

1r multi, Shevchenko statue, Kanev

3,000

12,5

MNH, EF

               
 

1764

1714

1710

40k blue-black, Sailboat race

2,000

12,5

MNH, EF

 

1765

1713

1712

40k blue-black, Swimming

2,000

12,5

MNH, EF

 

1766

1712

1713

40k brown, Cyclists

2,000

12,5

MNH, EF

 

1767

1710

1711

40k gray-black, Hurdling

2,000

12,5

MNH, EF

 

1768

1711

1714

40k brown, Running

2,000

12,5

MNH, EF

 

1769

1715

1715

1r blue-black, Skier

2,000

12,5

MNH, EF

 

1770

1716

1716

1r blue-black, Mountain climbing

2,000

12,5

MNH, EF

 

1771

1717

1717

1r brown, Basketball

2,000

12,5

MNH, EF

               
 

1772

1720

1720

40k green, Hydroelectric station

1,000

12,5

MNH, EF

 

1773

1719

1719

40k brown, Potato planting

3,000

12,5

MNH, EF

 

1774

1718

1718

40k blue-gray, Cattle

1,000

12,5

MNH, EF

 

1775

1743

1740

40k multi, Cultivating flax

1,000

12,5

MNH, EF

 

1776

1742

1741

40k multi, Tractor plowing field

2,000

12,5

MNH, EF

 

1777

1741

1739

40k multi, Vegetables and Garden

2,000

12,5

MNH, EF

 

1778

1744

1742

40k multi, Loading ensilage

2,000

12,5

MNH, EF

               
 

1779

1724

1722

40k, black-blue, Pulkov Observatory

1,500

12,5

MNH, EF

               
 

1780

1721

1721

40k green-brown, Anton Chekhov

2,000

12,5

MNH, EF

               
 

1781

1725

1723

40k, multicol,  M.Glinka, Composer

2,000

12,5

MNH, EF

 

1782

1726

1724

60k, Pushkin, Zhukovsky, Glinka

2,000

12,5

MNH, EF

               
 

1789

1727

1725

40k brown-red, Ostrovsky, writer

1,000

12,5

MNH, EF

               
 

1790

1728

1726

40k blue, Monument to Sunken Ships

1,000

12,5

MNH, EF

 

1791

1729

1727

60k brown, Defenders of Sevastopol

1,000

12,5

MNH, EF

 

1792

1730

1728

1r brown, Admiral P. Nakhimov

1,000

12,5

MNH, EF

               
 

1793

1737

1735

1r, red, Marx, Engels, Lenin, Stalin

3,000

12,5

MNH, EF

               
 

1794

1738

1736

40k blue, Kazan University building

1,000

12,5

MNH, EF

 

1795

1739

1737

60k claret, Kazan University building

1,000

12,5

MNH, EF

               
 

1796

1740

1738

40k red-gray, Salomeja Neris, poet

1,000

12,5

MNH, EF

               
 

1797

1745

1743

40k rose-brown, Josef Stalin

3,000

12,5

MNH, EF

 

1798

1746

1744

1r blue, Josef Stalin

3,000

12,5

MNH, EF

               
 

1799

1747

1745

40k claret, Anton Rubinstein

1,000

12,5

MNH, EF

1955

             
 

1800

1749A

C92

2r black-green, Plane over Taiga

2,000

12:12,5

MNH, EF

               
 

1801

1748

1746

40k green, Garshin, writer

1,000

12,5

MNH, EF

               
 

1802

1750

1747

40k multi, Repair works on rails

3,000

12,5

MNH, EF

 

1803

bl15I

1747a

40k multi, Souvenir sheet of four

0,350

12,5:12

MNH, EF

 

1804

bl15II

1747b

40k multi, Souvenir sheet of four

0,150

12,5:12

MNH, EF

               
 

1806

1752

1749

40k, violet, Pushkin, Mickiewicz

1,000

12,5

MNH, EF

 

1807

1753

1750

40k, violet, Brothers in Arms

1,000

12,5

MNH, EF

 

1808

1754

1752

1r, multicol, Copernicus by Matejko

1,000

12,5

MNH, EF

 

1809

1755

1751

1r, red, gray, Palace of Culture

1,000

12,5

MNH, EF

               
 

1810

1756

1753

60k, multicol, Lenin at Shushinskoe

1,000

12,5

MNH, EF

 

1811

1757

1755

1r, multicol, Lenin and Krupskaya

1,000

12,5

MNH, EF

 

1812

1758

1754

1r, multicol, Lenin at Printing House

1,000

12,5

MNH, EF

               
 

1813

1759

1756

40k chocolate, Friedrich von Schiller

2,000

12,5

MNH, EF

               
 

1814

1760

C91

1r multicol, Plane over Far East

3,000

12:12,5

MNH, EF

 

1815

1761

C94

2r blue, Plane over Globe, Map

2,000

12,5

MNH, EF

 

1816

1762

C93

2r chocolate, Plane over Globe, Map

2,000

12,5

MNH, EF

               
 

1817

1763

1788

40k multi, Mayakovsky, poet

1,000

12:12,5

MNH, EF

               
 

1818

1764

1770

40k multi, Russian Federation

2,000

12,5

MNH, EF

 

1819

1767

1778

40k multi, Ukrainian Pavilion

2,000

12,5

MNH, EF

 

1820

1765

1772

40k multi, Byelorussia Pavilion

2,000

12,5

MNH, EF

 

1821

1773

1777

40k multi, Uzbek Pavilion

2,000

12,5

MNH, EF

 

1822

1769

1779

40k multi, Kazakh Pavilion

2,000

12,5

MNH, EF

 

1823

1768

1774

40k multi, Georgian Pavilion

2,000

12,5

MNH, EF

 

1824

1775

1773

40k multi, Azerbaijan Pavilion

2,000

12,5

MNH, EF

 

1825

1777

1785

40k multi, Lithuanian Pavilion

2,000

12,5

MNH, EF

 

1826

1774

1782

40k multi, Moldavian Pavilion

2,000

12,5

MNH, EF

 

1827

1776

1784

40k multi, Latvian Pavilion

2,000

12,5

MNH, EF

 

1828

1772

1780

40k multi, Kirgiz Pavalion

2,000

12,5

MNH, EF

 

1829

1771

1771

40k multi, Tadzhik Pavilion

2,000

12,5

MNH, EF

 

1830

1766

1775

40k multi, Armenian Pavilion

2,000

12,5

MNH, EF

 

1831

1770

1776

40k multi, Turkmen Pavilion

2,000

12,5

MNH, EF

 

1832

1779

1783

40k multi, Estonian Pavilion

2,000

12,5

MNH, EF

 

1833

1778

1781

40k multi, Karelo-Finnish Pavilion

2,000

12,5

MNH, EF

 

1834

bl16

1770a

40k multi, Sheet of 4, Russia

0.100

12,5:12

MNH, EF

 

1835

bl18

1778a

40k multi, Sheet of 4, Ukraine

0.100

12,5:12

MNH, EF

 

1836

bl17

1772a

40k multi, Sheet of 4, Byelorussia

0.100

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

               
 

1841

1782A

1757

1r multi, Painting by Venezianov

1,000

12,5

MNH, EF

 

1842

bl14

1757a

1r multi, Souvenir sheet of four

0,200

12,5:12

MNH, EF

               
 

1843

1783

1758

40k red-brown, Liadov, composer

1,000

12,5:12

MNH, EF

               
 

1844

1784

1759

40k ultra, A. Popov, radio inventor

1,000

12:12,5

MNH, EF

 

1845

1785

1760

1r brown, A. Popov, radio inventor

1,000

12:12,5

MNH, EF

               
 

1846

1786

1761

40k, multicol, Vladimir Lenin

1,000

12,5

MNH, EF

 

1847

1787

1762

40k, multicol, Storming in Petrograd

1,000

12,5

MNH, EF

 

1848

1788

1763

1r, multicol, Lenin among delegates

1,000

12,5

MNH, EF

               
 

1849

1789II

C95

1r, red overp. "North Pole- Moscow"

0,125

12:12,5

MNH, EF

 

1850

1790II

C96

2r, red, overp. "North Pole- Moscow"

0,125

12:12,5

MNH, EF

               
 

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

               
 

1854

1794

1764

40k multicol, Magnitogorsk

1,000

12,5

MNH, EF

               
 

1855

1795

1768

40k multi, Fedor Shubin, sculptor

0,500

12,5

MNH, EF

 

1856

1796

1769

1r multi, Fedor Shubin, sculptor

1,000

12,5

MNH, EF

1951-1952    1953-1955

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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