P O L A R

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

SETS, SOUVENIR SHEETS, SINGLE STAMPS


1918-1965    1966-2000

Issue year

Catalog   Number

Issue Description

Print run

Perf.

Notes

CPA

Michel

Scott

1966

             
 

3318

3181

3162

10k silver-carmine, Ship, penguins

4,000

11,5

MNH, EF

 

3319

3182

3163

10k blue-silver, Map of Antarctica

4,000

11,5

MNH, EF

 

3320

3183

3164

10k silver-blue, Snocat  tractors

4,000

11,5

MNH, EF

               
 

3346

3291

3192

4k blue, O.Shmidt, Arctic explorer

2,000

12,5:12

MNH, EF

1967

             
 

3534

3386

3371

2k brown-blue, Arctic Blue Fox

4,000

11,5

MNH, EF

1970

             
 

3852

3727

3699

4k multicol, Map of Antarctic, ships

5,000

11,5

MNH, EF

 

3853

3728

3700

16k multi, Map of Antarctic camps

4,000

11,5

MNH, EF

1971

             
 

4010

3890

3859

6k black-ultra, Map of Antarctica

4,000

11,5

MNH, EF

               
 

4040

3916

3885

12k silver, Walrus

4,100

11,5

MNH, EF

 

4041

3917

3886

14k silver, Ribbon seals

4,100

11,5

MNH, EF

1972

             
 

4146

4026

3991

6k violet-blue, Amundsen, "Norway"

2,600

11,5

MNH, EF

1973

             
 

4236

4123

4084

4k blue-olive, Krenkel, polar explorer

3,200

11,5

MNH, EF

1976

             
 

4662

4558

4532

4k multicol, Icebreaker "Pilot"

6,500

12,5:12

MNH, EF

 

4663

4559

4533

6k multicol, Icebreaker "Ermak"

5,900

12:12,5

MNH, EF

 

4664

4560

4534

10k multicol, Icebreaker "Litke"

5,000

12,5:12

MNH, EF

 

4665

4561

4535

16k multicol, "Vladimir Ilich"

4,300

12:12,5

MNH, EF

 

4666

4562

4536

20k multicol, Icebreaker "Krassin"

3,800

12,5:12

MNH, EF

1977

             
 

4675

4571

4541

4k multicol, Sedov and "St. Foka"

4,000

11,5

MNH, EF

               
 

4718

4614

4579

4k multicol, Icebreaker "Sibiryakov"

7,500

12,5:12

MNH, EF

 

4719

4615

4580

6k multicol, Icebreaker "Sedov"

6,900

12,5:12

MNH, EF

 

4720

4616

4581

10k multicol, Isebreaker "Sadko"

6,200

12,5:12

MNH, EF

 

4721

4617

4582

12k multicol, Icebreaker "Dezhnev"

6,000

12,5:12

MNH, EF

 

4722

4618

4583

14k multicol, Icebreaker "Siberia"

4,200

12,5:12

MNH, EF

 

4723

4619

4584

16k multicol, Icebreaker "Lena"

4,000

12,5:12

MNH, EF

 

4724

4620

4585

20k multi, Icebreaker "Amguyema"

3,800

12,5:12

MNH, EF

               
 

4745

bl120

4586

50k multicol, Icebreaker Arctica

0,500

12,5:12

MNH, EF

1977

             
 

4787

4683

4631

16k multicol, Polar bear and cub

5,700

11,5:12

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

 

4849

4745

4682

6k multicol, Whiteblooded pikes

7,300

12:12,5

MNH, EF

 

4850

4746

4683

10k multicol, Sea elephant

6,700

12,5:12

MNH, EF

               
 

4925

4804

4721

4k multicol,Icebreaker "Pronchishev"

7,300

11,5:12

MNH, EF

 

4926

4805

4722

6k multicol, Icebreaker "Belousov"

6,000

12:11,5

MNH, EF

 

4927

4806

4723

10k multicol, Icebreaker "Moscow"

5,200

11,5:12

MNH, EF

 

4928

4807

4724

12k multicol, Icebreaker "Makarov"

4,500

11,5:12

MNH, EF

 

4929

4808

4725

16k multicol, Icebreaker "Lenin"

4,400

12:11,5

MNH, EF

 

4930

4809

4726

20k multicol, Icebreaker "Arctica"

3,900

11,5:12

MNH, EF

1979

             
 

5031

bl142

4805

50k multicol, North Pole expedition

2,000

11,5:12

MNH, EF

1980

             
 

5086

4968

4838

2k multicol, Silver Fox

9,600

12:12,5

MNH, EF

 

5087

4969

4839

4k multicol, Polar Fox

9,000

12,5:12

MNH, EF

               
 

5132

5014

4883

4k multicol, Ship "Mikhail Somov"

7,400

12:11,5

MNH, EF

1981

             
 

5146

5028

4897

4k multicol, Soviet base "Mirny"

6,400

12,5:12

MNH, EF

 

5147

5029

4898

6k multicol, Earth station, rocket

5,400

12,5:12

MNH, EF

 

5148

5030

4899

15k multicol, Antarctic Map, ship

4,800

12,5:12

MNH, EF

               
 

5210

5092

4961

15k multicol, Icebreaker "Maligin"

4,000

11,5:12

MNH, EF

1982

             
 

5309

5191

5060

20k multi, Space Polar monitoring

5,400

12,5:12

MNH, EF

1984

             
 

5496

5376

5246

6k multicol, "Cheluskin" and Map

4,500

11,5:12

MNH, EF

 

5497

5377

5247

15k multicol, Shipwreck

3,200

11,5:12

MNH, EF

 

5498

5378

5248

45k multicol, Rescue, plans

3,000

11,5:12

MNH, EF

               
 

5549

5428Iv

5287

2r black-gray, Arctic, Icebreaker

5,000

12,5:12

MNH, EF

1986

             
 

5766

5646

5496

5k multi, Icebreaker "Vladivostok"

2,850

11,5

MNH, EF

 

5767

5647

5497

10k multi, Research Ship "Somov"

2,850

11,5

MNH, EF

 

5768

bl189

5498

50k multicol, "Somov" trapped in ice

0,800

12:11,5

MNH, EF

 

5769

5645

5499

4k multicol, Overprinted in black

0,800

12:11,5

MNH, EF

1987

             
 

5815

5694

5541

5k multicol, Polar bears

5,700

11,5:12

MNH, EF

 

5816

5695

5542

10k multicol, Polar bears

4,500

11,5:12

MNH, EF

 

5817

5696

5543

20k multicol, Polar bears

3,300

11,5:12

MNH, EF

 

5818

5697

5544

35k multicol, Polar bears

3,200

11,5:12

MNH, EF

1988

             
 

5953

5835

5675

35k multicol, Transarctic expedition

2,400

11,5

MNH, EF

               
 

6000

5882

5713

20k multicol, North Pole Expedition

2,500

12,5:12

MNH, EF

               
 

6021

5902

5731

30k blue, Map of Antarctic, penguins

7,500

12:11,5

MNH, EF

1989

             
 

6041

5922

5748

10k multicol, Arctic deer protection

4,500

12,5:12

MNH, EF

1990

             
 

6215

6095

5902

5k multicol, Scientists in Antarctic

2,100

12:12,5

MNH, EF

 

6216

6096

5903

50k multicol, Antarctic fauna: Krill

2,100

12:12,5

MNH, EF

 

6217

bl213

5903a

5+50k multicol, Antarctic Research

0,900

12:12,5

MNH, EF

1992

             
 

6391a

5428B

6016b

2r gray, Icebreaker, Arctic Map

3,800

Imperf.

MNH, EF

2000

             
 

6936

788

6571

2r multicol,Samoilovich, Map, Ship

0,300

12:12,5

MNH, EF

 

6937

789

6572

2r multi, Vise, Map, ship, polar base

0,300

12:12,5

MNH, EF

 

6938

790

6573

2r multicol, Somov, plane, ship, map

0,300

12:12,5

MNH, EF

 

6939

791

6574

2r multicol, Gordienko, plane, ship

0,300

12:12,5

MNH, EF

 

6940

792

6575

2r multi, Treshnikov, plane, map

0,300

12:12,5

MNH, EF

1918-1965    1966-2000

 

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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