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USSR Stamps

Definitives of 1929-1932


The USSR stamps of 1929 to 1932 feature a new series of definitive stamps and two new pictorial Ruble-denomination definitive stamps.

WMK 170
Greek Border & Rosettes


The fourteen definitive USSR stamps shown above were issued between 1929 and 1932.  The stamps are all typographed on paper with WMK 170, except for the 14 K. denomination, which is unwatermarked.

The symbolic and portrait designs, in their order of appearance, are as follows:

  • Factory Worker (Female)
  • Peasant
  • Farm Worker (Female)
  • Soldier
  • Worker, Soldier, Peasant
  • Factory Worker (Male)
  • Vladimir Lenin

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

  • 01 K.  (1929 - Sc. #413) - Orange.
  • 02 K.  (1929 - Sc. #414) - Yellow Green.
  • 03 K.  (1929 - Sc. #415) - Blue.
  • 04 K.  (1929 - Sc. #416) - Claret.
  • 05 K.  (1929 - Sc. #417) - Orange Brown.
  • 07 K.  (1929 - Sc. #418) - Scarlet.
  • 10 K.  (1929 - Sc. #419) - Olive Green.
  • 14 K.  (1929 - Sc. #420) - Indigo.
  • 15 K.  (1930 - Sc. #421) - Dark Olive Green.
  • 20 K.  (1929 - Sc. #422) - Green.
  • 30 K.  (1929 - Sc. #423) - Dark Violet.
  • 50 K.  (1929 - Sc. #424) - Deep Brown.
  • 70 K.  (1930 - Sc. #425) - Dark Red.
  • 80 K.  (1931 - Sc. #426) - Red Brown.

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

  • 01 K.  (1929 - Sc. #413a) - Orange.
  • 05 K.  (1929 - Sc. #417a) - Orange Brown.
  • 10 K.  (1929 - Sc. #419a) - Olive Green.
  • 14 K.  (1929 - Sc. #420a) - Indigo.
  • 20 K.  (1929 - Sc. #422a) - Green.

The catalog attributes, for stamps that are perforated 14 x 14 1/2, are as follows:

  • 01 K.  (1929 - Sc. #413b) - Orange.
  • 03 K.  (1929 - Sc. #415a) - Blue.

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

  • 01 K.  (1931 - Sc. #456) - Orange.
  • 02 K.  (1931 - Sc. #457) - Yellow Green.
  • 03 K.  (1931 - Sc. #458) - Blue.
  • 04 K.  (1932 - Sc. #459) - Claret.
  • 05 K.  (1931 - Sc. #460) - Orange Brown.
  • 10 K.  (1932 - Sc. #462) - Olive Green.
  • 15 K.  (1932 - Sc. #464) - Dark Olive Green.
  • 30 K.  (1931 - Sc. #466) - Dull Violet.

The imperforate definitive stamps were only available through the philatelic bureau.


 
The two pictorial definitive Ruble-denomination USSR stamps shown above were issued between 1930 and 1932.  Both stamps are photogravure.

The two designs feature the Telegraph Office in Moscow and the Lenin Hydroelectric Power Station on the Volkhov River.

The catalog attributes, for stamps that are printed on paper with the lozenges watermark - WMK 169 and perforated 10 1/2, are as follows:

  • 01 R.  (1930 - Sc. #436) - Deep Blue.

The catalog attributes, for stamps that are printed on paper with the Greek border and rosettes watermark - WMK 170 and perforated 10 1/2, are as follows:

  • 03 R.  (1930 - Sc. #437) - Yellow Green & Black Brown.

The catalog attributes, for stamps that are printed on paper with the Greek border and rosettes watermark - WMK 170 and imperforate, are as follows:

  • 01 R.  (1932 - Sc. #467) - Dark Blue.

The imperforate stamp was only available through the philatelic bureau.

The catalog attributes, for stamps that are printed on paper with the Greek border and rosettes watermark - WMK 170 and perforated 12 x 12 1/2, are as follows:

  • 01 R.  (1932 - Sc. #469) - Dark Blue.




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