C O S M O S

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

SETS, SOUVENIR SHEETS, SINGLE STAMPS

 

1918-1963    1964-1973    1974-1981    1982-2000

Issue year

Catalog   Number

Issue Description

Print run

Perf.

Notes

CPA

Michel

Scott

1964

             
 

2968

2862

2839

4k orange, Sun and Radar

6,000

11,5

MNH, EF

 

2969

2863

2840

6k orange-blue, Sun, Earth

6,000

11,5

MNH, EF

 

2970

2864

2841

10k blue-orange, Earth, Sun

6,000

11,5

MNH, EF

               
 

3009

2895B

2883a

4k red-green, First Soviet Sputniks

1,000

Imperf.

MNH, EF

 

3010

2896B

2884a

6k blue-red, "Mars-1" spacecraft

1,000

Imperf.

MNH, EF

 

3011

2897B

2889a

12k green, Gagarin and "Vostok-1"

1,000

Imperf.

MNH, EF

 

3012

2895A

2883

4k red-green, First Soviet Sputniks

5,500

11,5

MNH, EF

 

3013

2896A

2884

6k blue-red, "Mars-1" spacecraft

4,500

11,5

MNH, EF

 

3014

2897A

2889

12k green, Gagarin and "Vostok-1"

4,500

11,5

MNH, EF

               
 

3015

2898B

2887a

10k green-pink-fluor, N. Kibaltchitch

1,000

Imperf.

MNH, EF

 

3016

2900B

2886a

10k green-pink-fluor, K. Tsiolkovsky

1,000

Imperf.

MNH, EF

 

3017

2899B

2885a

10k green-pink-fluor, F. Tsander

1,000

Imperf.

MNH, EF

 

3018

2898A

2887

10k lilac-green, N. Kibaltchitch

3,000

11,5

MNH, EF

 

3019

2900Aa

2886

10k green-brown, K. Tsiolkovsky

3,000

11,5

MNH, EF

 

3020

2900Ab

2886b

10k green-pink-fluor, K. Tsiolkovsky

1,000

11,5

MNH, EF

 

3021

2899A

2885

10k green-pink, F. Tsander

3,000

11,5

MNH, EF

               
 

3089

bl34x

2930A

10k multi, Souvenir sheet of six

0,800

11,5:12

MNH, EF

 

3089a

bl34y

2930Aa

10k multi, Souvenir sheet of six

0,200

11,5:12

MNH, EF

               
 

3110

2965

2952

4k green-orange, Vladimir Korolev

3,000

11,5

MNH, EF

 

3111

2966

2954

4k green-orange, Feoktistov

3,000

11,5

MNH, EF

 

3112

2967

2953

4k green-orange, Egorov, physician

3,000

11,5

MNH, EF

 

3113

2968

2955

6k violet, Space ship "Voskhod" team

3,000

12,5:12

MNH, EF

 

3114

2969

2956

10k ultra, Spacecraft "Voskhod"

3,000

12,5:12

MNH, EF

 

3115

bl37

2957

50k red, Portraits of cosmonauts

0,500

Imperf.

MNH, EF

1965

             
  3174 3070 3043 6k magenta-silver, Pavel Belyayev 3,000 12:11,5 MNH, EF
  3175 3071 3044 6kpurple-silver, Alexei Leonov 3,000 12:11,5 MNH, EF
  3176 3032B 3015a 10k ultra, Leonov walking in space 1,000 Imperf. MNH, EF
  3177 3032A 3015 10k ultra, Leonov walking in space 2,500 12,5:12 MNH, EF
  3178 bl38 3016 1r multi, Souvenir sheet, Voskhod-2      
               
 

3186

3038

3019

4k green, Tsiolkovsky Monument

4,000

11,5

MNH, EF

 

3187

3039

3020

12k violet, "Sputnik" Monument

4,000

11,5

MNH, EF

 

3188

3040

3021

16k multicol, Space monument

4,000

11,5

MNH, EF

               
 

3189

3043

3022

20k black-red, Soviet Rockets start

0,500

12,5

MNH, EF

 

3190

3042

3023

20k black-red, Satellite, astronauts

0,500

12,5

MNH, EF

               
 

3207

bl39

3040

1r multi, Souvenir sheet, Radio

0,500

12

MNH, EF

               
 

3215

3076

3053

3k olive, Communication by space

4,000

12,5:12

MNH, EF

1966

             
 

3314

3180

3160

6k, blue-red, Overprinted in silver

0,500

12:12,5

MNH, EF

               
 

3315

3296

3274

10k black-silver, "Luna-9" flight

2,500

12,5

MNH, EF

 

3316

3297

3275

10k red-silver, Arms of USSR

2,500

12,5

MNH, EF

 

3317

3298

3276

10k black-silver, Moonscape's photo

2,500

12,5

MNH, EF

               
 

3347

3204

3192

10k gold-rose, Overprinted in red

0,700

Imperf.

MNH, EF

               
 

3348

3205

3193

10k multicol, Launching of Luna-10

2,800

12,5

MNH, EF

 

3349

3206

3194

12k multicol, "Luna-10" on Moon

2,500

12,5

MNH, EF

               
 

3350

3207

3195

10k multi, Molniya-1 satellite

4,000

12:12,5

MNH, EF

               
 

3378

3238

3223

6k ocher-brown, Dogs after flight

4,000

12:11,5

MNH, EF

 

3379

3239

3224

6k crime-silver, "Venus-3" flight

4,000

12:11,5

MNH, EF

 

3380

3240

3225

6k blue-brown, Luna-10, earth, moon

4,000

12:12,5

MNH, EF

 

3381

3311

3289

6k black-rose, Luna-11 moon probe

4,000

12:11,5

MNH, EF

 

3382

3312

3288

6k black-rose, Satellite Molniya-1

4,000

12:11,5

MNH, EF

               
 

3427

3496

3471

2k violet, Luna-9 landing on moon

9,990

12,5:12

MNH, EF

1967

             
 

3476

3336

3316

4k multicol, First Space walk

3,000

12,5

MNH, EF

 

3477

3337

3317

10k multicol, Rocket and Earth

3,000

12,5

MNH, EF

 

3478

3338

3318

16k multicol, Spaceship over moon

3,000

12,5

MNH, EF

               
 

3496

bl46

3333

30k multi, Sputnik Orbiting Earth

0,600

13:12,5

MNH, EF

               
 

3545

3403

3382

4k multicol, Space Station over moon

6,000

12:12,5

MNH, EF

 

3546

3404

3383

6k multicol, Explorers on the moon

4,000

12,5:12

MNH, EF

 

3547

3405

3384

10k multicol, Rocket flying to Stars

4,000

12:12,5

MNH, EF

 

3548

3406

3385

12k multicol, Red Sun Planet

3,000

12,5:12

MNH, EF

 

3549

3407

3386

16k multicol, UFO Satellites

3,000

12:12,5

MNH, EF

1968

             
 

3619

3477

3452

6k lilac, Link-up of Soviet Satellites

4,000

11,5

MNH, EF

               
 

3621

3480

3456

4k multi, First Space walk by Leonov

4,000

11,5

MNH, EF

 

3622

3481

3457

6k multi, Docking of Soviet satellites

4,000

11,5

MNH, EF

 

3623

3482

3458

10k multi, Exploration of Venus

4,000

11,5

MNH, EF

               
 

3697

bl53

3543

16k multi, Souvenir sheet of three

0,700

12

MNH, EF

               
 

3699

3574

3545

10k blue-red, Georgy Beregovoi

4,000

11,5

MNH, EF

1969

             
 

3724

3598bl

3571

50k brown, Flights of Soyuz-4 and 5

0,750

Imperf.

MNH, EF

               
 

3731

3606

3578

10k multicol, Sergei Korolev

7,000

12:12,5

MNH, EF

 

3732

3605

3580

10k multicol, "Vostok" on start pad

4,000

12:12,5

MNH, EF

 

3733

3607

3579

10k multicol, "Zond-2" over moon

4,000

12:12,5

MNH, EF

 

3734

3608bl

3581

80k multicol, Spaceship "Soyuz-3"

0,750

12,5:12

MNH, EF

               
 

3809

3682

3655

10k black-gold, Shonin and Kubasov

4,000

12,5:12

MNH, EF

 

3810

3683

3656

10k black-gold, Soviet Cosmonauts

4,000

12,5:12

MNH, EF

 

3811

3684

3657

10k black-gold, Shatalov and Elisyev

4,000

12,5:12

MNH, EF

               
 

3820

3694

3667

4k bister-red, Vennera-5 and 6, orbits

5,000

12:11,5

MNH, EF

 

3821

3695

3668

6k rose-black, Soviet Space Stations

4,000

12:11,5

MNH, EF

 

3822

3709

3682

10k multicol, Photograph of Earth

4,000

12:11,5

MNH, EF

 

3823

3710bl

3683

50k+50k multicol, Zond-6 and 7

0,700

Imperf.

MNH, EF

1970

             
 

3878

3748

3720

6k multi, Cosmonauts' emblem

5,000

11,5

MNH, EF

               
 

3907

3779

3748

10k multicol, "Soyuz-9" flight

4,000

11,5

MNH, EF

               
 

3950

bl66

3801

60k blue, Souvenir sheet of three

0,750

11,5:12

MNH, EF

 

3951

3838

3798

10k gray-blue, Luna-16

4,000

11,5

MNH, EF

 

3952

3839

3799

10k purple, Luna-16 leaving moon

4,000

11,5

MNH, EF

 

3953

3840

3800

10k blue, Capsule landing on earth

4,000

11,5

MNH, EF

1971

             
 

3986

3857

3834

10k violet-sepia, Luna-17 on Moon

4,500

11,5

MNH, EF

 

3987

3858

3835

12k blue-sepia, Ground control

4,500

11,5

MNH, EF

 

3988

3859

3836

12k blue-sepia, Lunokhod-1

4,600

11,5

MNH, EF

 

3989

3860

3837

16k violet-sepia, Lunokhod-1

4,000

11,5

MNH, EF

 

3990

Bl68

3837a

10k+12k+12K+16k Souvenir sheet

1,000

12:11,5

MNH, EF

               
 

3992

3867

3840

10k brown, Gagarin medal, Vostok

5,100

11,5

MNH, EF

 

3993

3868

3841

12k blue-brown, Space research

4,500

11,5

MNH, EF

 

3994

Bl69

3844

50k brown, Souvenir Sheet of fore

1,200

12,5:12

MNH, EF

               
 

4005

3885

3854

6k multicol, Geophysics Congress

4,000

11,5

MNH, EF

               
 

4060

3937

3904

4k lilac,In memory of Soyuz-11 team

4,200

11,5:12

MNH, EF

1972

             
 

4112

3997

3962

6k violet-silver, Orbital Station Salut

4,000

11,5:12

MNH, EF

 

4113

3996

3963

6k purple-silver, Mars-2 in flight

4,100

11,5:12

MNH, EF

 

4114

3998

3964

16k purple-silver, Mars-3 in flight

3,600

11,5:12

MNH, EF

               
 

4162

4042

4007

6k multicol, Sputnik-1, 1957

5,300

12,5:12

MNH, EF

 

4163

4043

4008

6k multicol, Launching of Vostok-1

5,000

12,5:12

MNH, EF

 

4164

4044

4009

6k multicol, Leonov in space

5,600

12,5:12

MNH, EF

 

4165

4066

4010

6k multicol, Lunokhod on Moon

5,600

12,5:12

MNH, EF

 

4166

4047

4011

6k multicol, Venera-7 descending

5,100

12,5:12

MNH, EF

 

4167

4045

4012

6k multicol, Mars-3 on Mars

5,300

12,5:12

MNH, EF

               
 

4196

4079

4044

6k claret-black, Venera-8, Parachute

4,200

11,5

MNH, EF

 

4197

bl82

4045

50k+50k claret-black,  Souvenir sheet

0,350

Imperf.

MNH, EF

1973

             
 

4225

4108

4070

6k brown-claret, Earth Satellite

4,200

11,5

MNH, EF

 

4226

4107

4071

6k multicol, Lunokhod-2 on Moon

4,300

11,5

MNH, EF

 

4227

bl85

4072

20k+20k+20k Souvenir sheet

0,900

12:11,5

MNH, EF

 

4228

bl86

4073

20k+20k+20k Souvenir sheet

0,900

12:11,5

MNH, EF

               
 

4241

bl89

4092

20k+20k+20k Souvenir sheet

1,000

12:11,5

MNH, EF

1918-1963    1964-1973    1974-1981    1982-2000

 

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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