WRITERS, POETS

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

SETS, SOUVENIR SHEETS, SINGLE STAMPS

 

1918-1956    1957-1964    1965-2000

Issue year

Catalog   Number

Issue Description

Print run

Perf.

Notes

CPA

Michel

Scott

1957

             
 

1972

1913A

1903

40k indigo-olive, Lermontov, poet

2,000

12,5:12

MNH, EF

 

1973

1912A

1902

40k violet, Belinski, literary critic

2,000

12,5:12

MNH, EF

 

1974

1942C

1960

40k multi, Folksinger

2,000

12,5:12

MNH, EF

 

1975

1957

1962

40k orange, Chernyshevski, writer

2,000

12,5:12

MNH, EF

 

1976

1956

1961

40k green-brown, Shevchenko, writer

2,000

12,5:12

MNH, EF

               
 

2013

1959A

1946

40k multi, Henry Fielding, novelist

1,000

12:12,5

MNH, EF

               
 

2016

1960

1861A

40k ultra-brown, Burns, poet

1,000

12,5

MNH, EF

               
 

2043

1973

1974

40k gray, Yanka Kupala, poet

2,000

12,5

MNH, EF

               
 

2054

1983

1880

40k blue-green, Jean Beranger, poet

1,000

12:12,5

MNH, EF

               
 

2106

2039

1954

40k gray, Yakub Kolos, poet

1,000

12,5

MNH, EF

1958

             
 

2117

2052A

2031

40k brown-olive, Alexey Tolstoi

2,000

12:12,5

MNH, EF

 

2118

2141

2112

40k brown, Saltykov-Shchedrin

1,000

12:12,5

MNH, EF

               
 

2126

2058

2038

40k sepia, Sharents, armenian poet

1,000

12,5

MNH, EF

 

2127

2059

2036

40k black, Longfellow, american poet

1,500

12,5

MNH, EF

 

2128

2060

2037

40k black, William Blake, artist, poet

1,500

12,5

MNH, EF

               
 

2136

2065A

2048

40k multi, Maxim Gorki, writer

2,000

12,5:12

MNH, EF

               
 

2156

2083

2066

40k black, Chavchavadze, writer

2,000

12,5:12

MNH, EF

               
 

2177

2100

2084

40k rose-buff, Aini, Tadzhik writer

1,200

12:12,5

MNH, EF

               
 

2230

2144

2114

40k gray, Kapnist, writer

1,000

12,5:12

MNH, EF

               
 

2247

2155

2113

40k multi, Rudagi, persian poet

1,500

12,5:12

MNH, EF

               
 

2261

2172

2144

40k multi, Sergei Esenin, poet

1,500

12,5

MNH, EF

               
 

2262

2173

2146

40k blue, Kuan Han-Ching, dramatist

1,500

12,5:12

MNH, EF

               
 

2264

2181

2153

40k brown, John Milton, poet

1,000

12,5:12

MNH, EF

               
 

2266

2185

2155

40k brown, Fuzuli, Azerbaijan poet

1,000

12,5:12

MNH, EF

1959

             
 

2281

2199

2164

40k chocolate, Shalom Aleichem

1,500

12,5:12

MNH, EF

               
 

2283

2203

2174

40k, ultra, red overprint, R.Burns

0,100

12,5

MNH, EF

               
 

2284

2202

2172

40k brown, Selma Lagerlef, writer

1,000

12,5:12

MNH, EF

               
 

2285

2204

2173

40k brown, Zwirka, lithuanian writer

2,000

12,5:12

MNH, EF

               
 

2289

2210

2178

40k bister-brown, Ivan Krylov

1,500

12,5

MNH, EF

 

2290

2208

2175

40k black-violet, Griboedov

1,500

12,5

MNH, EF

 

2291

2209

2176

40k violet-brown, Ostrovski

1,500

12,5

MNH, EF

 

2292

2211

2177

40k slate-brown, Anton Chekhov

1,500

12,5

MNH, EF

 

2293

2212

2178A

40k gray-ocher, Nikolai Gogol

1,500

12,5

MNH, EF

 

2294

2213

2178B

40k brown-violet, Aksakov

1,500

12,5

MNH, EF

 

2295

2254

2178C

40k violet-black, Koltzov, poet

1,500

12,5

MNH, EF

               
 

2296

2214

2189

40k blue, Saadi, Persian poet

2,000

12:12,5

MNH, EF

               
 

2297

2215

2190

40k rose-black, Orbeliani, writer

2,000

12,5:12

MNH, EF

               
 

2321

2237

2206

20k violet, Mayakovsky, Moscow

2,000

12,5:12

MNH, EF

 

2322

2238

2207

25k blue, Pushkin, Leningrad

2,000

12,5:12

MNH, EF

 

2323

2298

2208

60k green, Maxim Gorki, Moscow

2,000

12,5:12

MNH, EF

               
 

2334

2247

2221

40k black, Musa Djalil, Tartar poet

1,500

12,5:12

MNH, EF

               
 

2364

2270

2241

40k brown, Makhtumkuli, writer

1,500

12,5:12

MNH, EF

               
 

2377

2286

2268

20k gray, Sandor Petephy, poet

2,000

12:12,5

MNH, EF

1960

             
 

2391

2312

2297

20k red-gray, Chekhov, dramatist

2,500

12:12,5

MNH, EF

 

2392

2313

2298

40k brown, Chekhov's home in Yalta

1,500

12:12,5

MNH, EF

               
 

2442

2359

2351

40k brown, Kosta Hetagurov, poet

1,500

12,5

MNH, EF

               
 

2489

2413

2391

20k violet-brown, Leo Tolstoy

2,800

12:12,5

MNH, EF

 

2490

2414

2392

40k blue-brown, Yasnaya Polyana

2,000

12:12,5

MNH, EF

 

2491

2415

2393

60k claret-sepia, Leo Tolstoy

1,900

12,5:12

MNH, EF

               
 

2503

2427

2403

40k, brown-orange, Mark Twain

2,000

12,5:12

MNH, S

               
 

2509

2433

2405

40k black, Zeretely, poet

1,000

12,5:12

MNH, EF

               
 

2548

2460A

2450

3k violet, Shevchenko Birthplace

3,000

12,5:12

MNH, EF

 

2549

2461A

2452

6k green-brown, Shevchenko

3,000

12,5:12

MNH, EF

               
 

2570

2477

2467

6k maroon, R. Tagore, Indian poet

2,000

11,5:12

MNH, EF

               
 

2589

2499

2493

4k carmine, Belinski, literary critic

2,000

11,5:12

MNH, EF

               
 

2597

2509

2502

4k brown, Pshavela, poet

2,000

11,5:12

MNH, EF

               
 

2602

2511

2507

4k blue, Estonian national saga

2,000

12,5:12

MNH, EF

               
 

2650

2565

2555

4k claret, Pumpurs, Latvian poet

2,100

12:11,5

MNH, EF

1962

             
 

2656

2573

2560

4k brown, Pushkin 125th Death Ann.

5,000

12,5:12

MNH, EF

               
 

2670

2584

2575

4k ultra, Herzen, Political writer

4,000

12:12,5

MNH, EF

               
 

2681

2592

2588

6k blue, Charles Dickens, writer

3,000

12,5:12

MNH, EF

 

2682

2593

2589

6k lilac, Jean Rousseau, writer

3,000

11,5:12

MNH, EF

               
 

2695

2606

2601

4k brown, Mesrob Mashtoz

3,000

12,5:12

MNH, EF

               
 

2696

2609

2602

4k brown, Goncharov, novelist

3,000

12,5:12

MNH, EF

               
 

2712

2624

2615

4k brown, Byelorussian poets

3,000

12,5:12

MNH, EF

               
 

2714

2625II

2616

4k brown, Alepker Sabir, poet

3,000

11,5

MNH, EF

               
 

2735

2643

2635

6k yellow-brown, O. Henry, writer

2,000

12:11,5

MNH, EF

               
 

2737

2645

2637

4k ultra, Denis Davidov and partisans

3,000

12,5:12

MNH, EF

               
 

2754

2662

2654

4k green, Akhundov, poet

2,000

12,5:12

MNH, EF

               
 

2768

2675

2664

4k ultra, Sajat Nova, Armenian poet

2,500

12:12,5

MNH, EF

               
 

2785

2684

2680

4k multi, Arcadi Gaidar, writer

2,500

11,5:12

MNH, EF

 

2786

2685

2679

4k multi, Makarenko, teacher, writer

2,500

11,5:12

MNH, EF

1963

             
 

2807

2711

2696

4k brown, Serafimovich, writer

2,500

11,5

MNH, EF

 

2808

2753

2735

4k brown, Demian Bednii, poet

2,500

12,5

MNH, EF

 

2809

2808

2786

4k brown, Gleb Uspensky, writer

3,000

11,5

MNH, EF

 

2810

2833

2787

4k green, Ogarev, political writer

2,500

11,5

MNH, EF

 

2811

2834

2788

4k brown, Brusov, poet

2,500

11,5

MNH, EF

 

2812

2840

2789

4k brown, Gladkov, writer

2,500

12,5

MNH, EF

               
 

2837

2734

2719

4k ultra, Blaumanis, Latvian writer

2,000

12,5:12

MNH, EF

 

2838

2800

2777

4k violet, Eristavi, Georgian writer

2,500

11,5:12

MNH, EF

 

2839

2817

2802

4k rose, Kobylyanskaya, novelist

3,000

11,5:12

MNH, EF

               
 

2864

2757

2740

4k black, Jaroslav Hasek, writer

2,500

11,5:12

MNH, EF

               
 

2905

2781A

2756

4k red-brown, Mayakovsky, poet

3,000

12,5

MNH, EF

               
 

2925

2809

2784

4k blue, Denis Diderot, philosopher

3,000

11,5

MNH, EF

1964

             
 

2971

2865

2842

4k green, Donaltius, Lithuanian poet

2,000

12:12,5

MNH, EF

               
 

2995

2875

2852

3k violet, Overprinted in red

0,500

12:12,5

MNH, EF

 

2996

2876

2854

4k green, Shevchenko statue, Kiev

3,000

12:12,5

MNH, EF

 

2997

2877

2853

4k magenta, Shevchenko statue

1,000

12:12,5

MNH, EF

 

2998

2879

2856

6k indigo, Shevchenko, self-portret

3,000

12:12,5

MNH, EF

 

2999

2878

2855

6k brown-red, Shevchenko

1,000

12:12,5

MNH, EF

 

3000

2880

2857

10k brown, Shevchenko, by Repin

3,000

12:12,5

MNH, EF

 

3001

2881

2858

10k violet, Shevchenko, by Repin

1,000

12:12,5

MNH, EF

               
 

3028

2904

2891

10k gray-brown,  Shakespeare

4,000

11,5

MNH, EF

               
 

3032

2912

2897

4k orange, Arkadi Gaidar, writer

3,000

12,5:12

MNH, EF

 

3033

2957

2897A

4k brown, Nikolai Ostrovsky, writer

2,500

12,5:12

MNH, EF

               
 

3034

2909

2894

4k multi, Gulia, Abkhazian poet

2,500

12:11,5

MNH, EF

 

3035

2910

2895

4k multi, Nijazi, Uzbekian poet

2,500

12:11,5

MNH, EF

 

3036

2911

2896

4k multi, Seifullin, Kazakian poet

2,500

12:11,5

MNH, EF

 

3037

2971

2897

4k multi, Kotsybinsky, writer

2,500

12:11,5

MNH, EF

 

3038

2956

2898

4k multi, Nazaryan, Armenian writer

2,500

12:11,5

MNH, EF

 

3039

2982

2899

4k multi, Satylganov, Kirghiz poet

2,500

12:11,5

MNH, EF

               
 

3105

2972

2948

4k violet, Lermontov Birthplace

2,500

12:12,5

MNH, EF

 

3106

2973

2949

6k black, Mikhail Lermontov

2,500

12:12,5

MNH, EF

 

3107

2974

2950

10k brown, Lermontov and Belinski

2,500

12:12,5

MNH, EF

 

7008

860

6606l

6r multi, Likhachev, literary critic

0,350

12,5:12

MNH, EF

1918-1956    1957-1964    1965-2000

 

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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