THE SOVIET PERIOD
POSTAL STATIONERY POSTCARDS
In the Soviet period, many postcards as postal stationary are issued. Also many cards have an image from the Baltic. These postcards are part of our collection area.
MGK (Michel Ganzsachen-Katalog) mention under P219A, subdivision IIa cards with picture. Here also the interesting card 'Lenin-Stalin-Mausoleum (5/VIII 1954)'. The picture of this card has above the mausoleum clearly indicated Lenin and Stalin.
This picture and all pictures below on this page, if not mentioned otherwise: scanned about 300 dpi. Then set right and cut out - noted the actual print size-, resized 25 % of this image and saved as jpg.
Original print size of this image: 14,867 x 10,575 cm (is something more as the postal item)
According MGK these type cards are 150 x 105 mm.
The imprinted stap, resized 50%.
The imprinted stamp exist in more types: on the mausoleum 1 or two lines: Lenin or Lenin and Stalin. On the stamp here you see >>> two lines, the indication for Lenin and Stalin.
There is also a difference in printing: Type I: Typography, only vertical lines in the tower (inscription on the mausoleum 1 line: Lenin).
Type II: Typography, only vertical lines in the tower (inscription on the mausoleum 2 lines: Lenin and Stalin).
Type III: Offset: vertical and horizontal lines in the tower (only inscription with 2 lines, Lenin and Stalin)
So this stamp is type III: offset.
Type IV: 16 ribbons (1946), the number of union republics
IVA with two line text
IVB also two-line, but points
IVC single line: points
TYPE V: 15 ribbons (1956), the Karelo-Finnish SSR in 1956 incorporated into the Russian SFSR VA with two line text
VB also two-line, but points
VC single line: points
The text: "Proletarians of all countries unite".
This coat of arms: 16 ribbons, text in one line as dots: type IV C
In the Michel Ganzsachen-Katalog (MGK) the postal stationery cards are classified according the series permanent postage stamps. In the 8th serie permanent postage stamps (1948-1960) are three stamps used for the postal stationery cards: the Spasskitower (mi. 1336), the coat of arms (mi. 1335) with and the miner (mi. 1331).
For cataloguing we need also the coat of arms types, mentioned above:
|Stamp and type||Address and
|Printer||MGK||Sub||Year||No lines||only two pictures||IV A||P212||1952||SarsKitower II||----||IV A||----td>P0q3||a, b!19=2/ 53 <.tr>|
|IV B||----) P214||a, b|
|Spasskitower III||printing addpess(sÚde: blue||IV0C||---= P215/td>||I, II, IAI|