B I R D S

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

SETS, SOUVENIR SHEETS, SINGLE STAMPS

 

1918-1978    1979-2000

Issue year

Catalog   Number

Issue Description

Print run

Perf.

Notes

CPA

Michel

Scott

1943

             
 

858

870

895

30k green, Maxim Gorki, petrel

5,000

12,5

MNH, EF

 

859

871

896

60k slate-black, Maxim Gorki, petrel

3,000

12,5

MNH, EF

1949

             
 

1354

1306

1311

40k violet, Hot Spring, Eagle

2,000

12,5

MNH, EF

1950

             
 

1563

1513

1508

40k,  F. Bellingshausen, M. Lazarev

1,500

12,5

MNH, EF

 

1564

1514

1509

1r, purple, Route of Expedition

1,500

12,5

MNH, EF

1956

             
 

1908

1848

1839

40k multicol, Picture by Savrasov

1,000

12,5

MNH, EF

               
 

1956

1891

1884

40k slate-red, Soviet Antarctic bases

3,000

12:12,5

MNH, EF

1957

             
 

1986

2027

1916

10k brown, Gray partridge

2,000

12:12,5

MNH, EF

 

1987

1924

1917

15k brown, Black Grouse

2,000

12,5:12

MNH, EF

 

1991

1926

1921

30k olive-green, Mallard

2,000

12,5:12

MNH, EF

               
 

2040

1948B

1913

40k, multicol, Festival emblem, dove

0,015

Imperf.

MNH, EF

 

2041

1922B

1914

60k, multicol, Festival emblem, dove

0,015

Imperf.

MNH, EF

               
 

2051

1981

1981

40k blue-brown, Globe and Dove

1,000

12:12,5

MNH, EF

 

2052

1982

1982

1r violet-brown, Globe and Dove

1,000

12:12,5

MNH, EF

               
 

2059

1990

1985

40k blue, Carrier pigeon and Globes

2,000

12:12,5

MNH, EF

 

2060

1991

1986

60k lilac, Carrier pigeon and Globes

2,000

12:12,5

MNH, EF

1958

             
 

2133

2062B

2045a

40k green-ultra, Swan Lake Ballet

0,150

Imperf.

MNH, S

               
 

2153

2080

2064

40k blue, Globe and Dove

2,000

12,5:12

MNH, EF

 

2154

2081

2065

60k ultra, Globe and Dove

2,000

12,5:12

MNH, EF

1959

             
 

2294

2213

2178B

40k brown-violet, Aksakov

1,500

12,5

MNH, EF

               
 

2329

2309

2218

60k green, Hazel hen

2,000

12,5

MNH, EF

 

2330

2310

2219

1r blue, Mute swan

2,000

12,5:12

MNH, EF

               
 

2354

2260

2234

40k ultra, Antarctic camp, penguin

2,500

12:12,5

MNH, EF

1961

             
 

2530

2524

2468

1k multi, The Geese and the Swans

3,200

12,5

MNH, EF

 

2532

2480

2470

4k multi, The Hunchbacked Horse

2,800

12,5

MNH, EF

1962

             
 

2790

2688

2683

3k multi, Rose-colored Starlings

4,000

11,5

MNH, EF

 

2791

2689

2684

4k multi, Red-breasted geese

4,000

11,5

MNH, EF

 

2792

2690

2685

6k multi, Snow geese

4,000

11,5

MNH, EF

 

2793

2691

2686

10k multi, White storks

4,000

11,5

MNH, EF

 

2794

2692

2687

16k multi, Greater flamingos

4,000

11,5

MNH, EF

1964

             
 

3045

2918B

2909a

10k gray-black, Pelican

1,000

Imperf.

MNH, EF

 

3047

2920B

2911a

16k ultra-yellow, Lammergeier

1,000

Imperf.

MNH, EF

 

3052

2918A

2909

10k gray-black, Pelican

4,000

12,5

MNH, EF

 

3054

2920A

2911

16k ultra-yellow, Lammergeier

3,000

12:12,5

MNH, EF

1965

             
 

3283

3146

3124

1k gray-green, Buzzard

4,000

12:12,5

MNH, EF

 

3284

3147

3125

2k brown, Kestrel

4,000

12:12,5

MNH, EF

 

3285

3148

3126

3k green-black, Tawny eagle

4,000

12:12,5

MNH, EF

 

3286

3149

3127

4k gray-brown, Red kite

4,000

12:12,5

MNH, EF

 

3287

3150

3128

10k violet-brown, Peregrine falcon

3,000

12:12,5

MNH, EF

 

3288

3151

3129

12k blue-black, Golden eagle

2,500

12,5:12

MNH, EF

 

3289

3152

3130

14k gray-black, Lammergeier

3,000

12,5:12

MNH, EF

 

3290

3153

3131

16k red-brown, Gyrfalcon

3,000

12:12,5

MNH, EF

1966

             
 

3308

3177

3148

6k gray, Poultry Raising Congress

4,000

11,5

MNH, EF

               
 

3318

3181

3162

10k silver-carmine, Ship, penguins

4,000

11,5

MNH, EF

               
 

3433

3502

3477

16k violet-blue, Woman with dove

2,000

12,5:12

MNH, EF

               
 

3452

3310

3287

16k multicol, Kuril Islands

3,000

12,5

MNH, EF

1968

             
 

3674

3546

3518

4k multi, Purple gallinule and lotus

4,000

12,5:12

MNH, EF

 

3675

3548

3519

6k multi, Great white egrets

3,000

12:12,5

MNH, EF

 

3676

3550

3522

10k multi, Spoonbill and glossy ibis

3,000

12,5:12

MNH, EF

 

3678

3547

3520

6k multi, Ostrich, golden pheasant

3,000

12:12,5

MNH, EF

1969

             
 

3794

3667

3640

4k multicol, Black Stork

6,000

11,5

MNH, EF

1972

             
 

4092

3974

3939

4k green, Bering' s Cormorant

5,300

11,5

MNH, EF

 

4093

3975

3940

6k pink-black, Ross gull

4,800

11,5

MNH, EF

 

4094

3976

3941

10k blue-brown, Barnacle geese

4,500

11,5

MNH, EF

 

4095

3977

3942

12k multi, Spectacled eiders

4,000

11,5

MNH, EF

 

4096

3978

3943

16k ultra-red, Mediterranean gull

4,000

11,5

MNH, EF

               
 

4193

bl81

4042

50k multicol, Painting by Rylov

1,000

12,5:12

MNH, EF

1973

             
 

4250

4139

4095

4k multicol, Caucasian snowcock

6,600

11,5

MNH, EF

1974

             
 

4343

4229

4188

4k multicol, Rainbow, Swallow

4,800

11,5

MNH, EF

               
 

4415

4304

4265

14k multicol, Painting by Metsu

5,300

12:12,5

MNH, EF

1975

             
 

4482

4379

4346

10k multicol, Sea duck, Arctic Sea

6,600

11,5

MNH, EF

               
 

4497

4395

4361

1k multicol, Shown

8,700

12,5:12

MNH, EF

 

4500

4398

4364

10k multicol, Old squaw

6,300

12,5:12

MNH, EF

1976

             
 

4611

4506

4465

1k multicol, Squacco Heron

6,600

12:12,5

MNH, EF

 

4612

4507

4466

3k multicol, Arctic loon

6,500

12:12,5

MNH, EF

 

4613

4508

4467

4k multicol, European coot

5,600

12:12,5

MNH, EF

 

4614

4509

4468

6k multicol, Atlantic puffin

4,700

12:12,5

MNH, EF

 

4615

4510

4469

10k multicol, Slender-billed gull

4,400

12:12,5

MNH, EF

               
 

4629

4523

4483

12k multicol, Painting from Palekh

5,000

12,5:12

MNH, EF

1978

             
 

4846

4742

4679

1k multicol, Crested penguin

8,400

12,5:12

MNH, EF

 

4847

4743

4680

3k multicol, Whitewinged Petrel

8,300

12:12,5

MNH, EF

 

4848

4744

4681

4k multicol, Emperor penguin

8,200

12:12,5

MNH, EF

1918-1978    1979-2000

 

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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