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USSR Stamps

Commemoratives of 1929-1931


The commemorative USSR stamps issued between 1929 and 1931 honored important contemporary events and anniversaries.



The two commemorative USSR stamps shown above were issued on August 18, 1929 to publicize the First All-Soviet Assembly of Pioneers.

The designs feature a Bugler Sounding Assembly.

The catalog attributes, for stamps that are perforated 12 1/2 x 12, are as follows:

  • 10 K.  (1929 - Sc. #411) - Olive Brown.
  • 14 K.  (1929 - Sc. #412) - Slate.

The catalog attributes, for stamps that are perforated 10 1/2, are as follows:

  • 10 K.  (1929 - Sc. #411a) - Olive Brown.

The catalog attributes, for stamps that are perforated 12 1/2 x 12 x 10 1/2 x 12, are as follows:

  • 10 K.  (1929 - Sc. #411b) - Olive Brown.
  • 14 K.  (1929 - Sc. #412a) - Slate.

The Vladimir Lenin All-Union Pioneer Association was a Communist youth organization for children between the ages of 10 to 15.  Similar to the Scouting organizations of the Western World, children learned social skills and attended publicly funded Summer camps.  Pioneer Palaces were built, which served as community centers, providing education and athletic events.  Founded in 1922, the Pioneer Association had grown to two million members by 1926.



The four pictorial USSR stamps shown above were issued in November 1929 as publicity for greater industrial production.

The designs are as follows:

  • 05 K. - Allegory of industry.
  • 10 K. - Tractors coming off the assembly line.
  • 20 K. - Iron furnace, with inscription "MORE METAL MORE MACHINES".
  • 28 K. - Blast furnace and chart of anticipated iron production.

The catalog attributes are as follows:

  • 05 K.  (1929 - Sc. #427) - Orange Brown.
  • 10 K.  (1929 - Sc. #428) - Olive Green.
  • 20 K.  (1929 - Sc. #429) - Dull Green.
  • 28 K.  (1929 - Sc. #430) - Violet Black.



The four commemorative USSR stamps shown above were issued in February 1930 to celebrate the 10th Anniversary of the Red Army 1st Calvary.

The designs are as follows:

  • 02 K. - Red Calvary in a Polish town after a battle.
  • 05 K. - Calvary charge.
  • 10 K. - Staff Officers of the 1st Calvary.
  • 14 K. - Plan of action for the 1st Calvary.

The catalog attributes are as follows:

  • 02 K.  (1930 - Sc. #431) - Yellow Green.
  • 05 K.  (1930 - Sc. #432) - Light Brown.
  • 10 K.  (1930 - Sc. #433) - Olive Gray.
  • 14 K.  (1930 - Sc. #434) - Indigo & Red.



The 10 Kopeck denomination pictorial stamp shown above was issued on August 15, 1930 to publicize the Educational Exhibition, held in Leningrad from July 1 to August 15, 1930.

The design features students preparing a newspaper.

The catalog attributes are:

  • 10 K.  (1930 - Sc. #435) - Olive Green.



The three commemorative USSR stamps shown above were issued in 1930 and 1931 to celebrate the 25th Anniversary of the Revolution of 1905.

The designs are as follows:

  • 03 K. - Battleship Potemkin.
  • 05 K. - Presnya barricade.
  • 10 K. - Moscow barricades.

The catalog attributes, for stamps that are perforated, are as follows:

  • 03 K.  (1930 - Sc. #438) - Red.
  • 05 K.  (1930 - Sc. #439) - Blue.
  • 10 K.  (1930 - Sc. #440) - Dark Green & Red.

The catalog attributes, for stamps that are imperforate, are as follows:

  • 03 K.  (1931 - Sc. #452) - Red.
  • 05 K.  (1931 - Sc. #453) - Blue.
  • 10 K.  (1931 - Sc. #454) - Dark Green & Red.





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