Postage Stamp - National icebreaker fleet - Icebreaker "Aleksandr Sibiryakov" - USSR 1977 - Michel 4614 - my hobby

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Postage Stamp - National icebreaker fleet - Icebreaker "Aleksandr Sibiryakov" - USSR 1977 - Michel 4614 - my hobby.

Greetings friends!

Yesterday, I completed the assembly of a series of postage stamps issued in the USSR in 1976, which shows us the icebreaker fleet of the late 19th century and early 20th century.

But, this series will not be complete if I do not continue the story, because, in 1977 and 1978, this series of postage stamps was continued.

Below, you will be able to see icebreakers and descriptions of postage stamps of all three series, as a single series, divided by year.

So, the 1977 series of postage stamps begins with a postage stamp worth 4 kopecks of the USSR, which depicts Icebreaker "Aleksandr Sibiryakov".

In my collection, only a canceled postage stamp, which is much cheaper than an uncanceled version, and I have something to work with, lol.

This icebreaker can be safely called a heroic ship that left an English shipyard in 1908 under the name "Bellaventure".

Only in 1916, it was bought by tsarist Russia and renamed "Aleksandr Sibiryakov".

This vessel took part in rescue operations and hunted for seals, in this, it was the record holder of its time.

Let's take a look at this postage stamp.

Description of the postage stamp:

Type: Postage Stamp.
Country: USSR.
Subject: Ice-брэкерс, Ships, History.
Series: National icebreaker fleet.
Name: Icebreaker "Aleksandr Sibiryakov".
Denomination of a postage stamp: 4 kopecks of the USSR.
Michel's catalog code: 4614.
Episode release date: July 27, 1977.
Perforation: frame 12¼ x 12.
Postage stamp size: 52 x 37 mm.
Circulation: 7 500 000.
Estimated price for a clean postage stamp: $ 0.12 - $ 0.66.
Estimated price for a canceled postage stamp: $ 0.06 - $ 0.12.
Photo: original from @barski collection.

Canceled postage stamp

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Previous postage stamps from this series 1976:

Type: Postage Stamp.
Country: USSR.
Subject: Ice-брэкерс, Ships, History.
Series: National icebreaker fleet.
Name: Icebreaker "Krasin".
Denomination of a postage stamp: 20 kopecks of the USSR.
Michel's catalog code: 4562.
Episode release date: December 22, 1976.
Perforation: frame 12¼ x 12.
Postage stamp size: 52 x 37 mm.
Circulation: 3 800 000.
Estimated price for a clean postage stamp: $ 0.12 - $ 0.36.
Estimated price for a canceled postage stamp: $ 0.2 - $ 0.12.
Photo: original from @barski collection.

Canceled postage stamp

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Type: Postage Stamp.
Country: USSR.
Subject: Ice-брэкерс, Ships, History.
Series: National icebreaker fleet.
Name: Icebreaker "Vladimir Ilich".
Denomination of a postage stamp: 16 kopecks of the USSR.
Michel's catalog code: 4561.
Episode release date: December 22, 1976.
Perforation: frame 12¼ x 12.
Postage stamp size: 37 x 52 mm.
Circulation: 4 300 000.
Estimated price for a clean postage stamp: $ 0.54 - $ 0.71.
Estimated price for a canceled postage stamp: $ 0.12 - $ 0.24.
Photo: original from @barski collection.

Canceled postage stamp

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Type: Postage Stamp.
Country: USSR.
Subject: Ice-брэкерс, Ships, History.
Series: National icebreaker fleet.
Name: Icebreaker "Fyodor Litke".
Denomination of a postage stamp: 10 kopecks of the USSR.
Michel's catalog code: 4560.
Episode release date: December 22, 1976.
Perforation: frame 12¼ x 12.
Postage stamp size: 52 x 37 mm.
Circulation: 5 000 000.
Estimated price for a clean postage stamp: $ 0.06 - $ 0.47.
Estimated price for a canceled postage stamp: $ 0.06 - $ 0.18.
Photo: original from @barski collection.

Canceled postage stamp

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Type: Postage Stamp.
Country: USSR.
Subject: Ice-брэкерс, Ships, History.
Series: National icebreaker fleet.
Name: Icebreaker "Ermak".
Denomination of a postage stamp: 4 kopecks of the USSR.
Michel's catalog code: 4559.
Episode release date: December 22, 1976.
Perforation: frame 12¼ x 12.
Postage stamp size: 37 x 52 mm.
Circulation: 5 900 000.
Estimated price for a clean postage stamp: $ 0.06 - $ 0.52.
Estimated price for a canceled postage stamp: $ 0.06 - $ 0.12.
Photo: original from @barski collection.

Canceled postage stamp

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Type: Postage Stamp.
Country: USSR.
Subject: Ice-брэкерс, Ships, History.
Series: National icebreaker fleet.
Name: Icebreaker "Pilot".
Denomination of a postage stamp: 4 kopecks of the USSR.
Michel's catalog code: 4558.
Episode release date: December 22, 1976.
Perforation: frame 12¼ x 12.
Postage stamp size: 52 x 37 mm.
Circulation: 6 500 000.
Estimated price for a clean postage stamp: $ 0.12 - $ 0.52.
Estimated price for a canceled postage stamp: $ 0.06 - $ 0.18.
Photo: original from @barski collection.

Canceled postage stamp

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Important!

  1. Please note that the cost of shipping postage stamps to other countries can be many times more expensive than the postage stamp itself, approximately $ 5.5.

  2. I see that it is not profitable to purchase one postage stamp if, suddenly, you need to replenish your collection. It is always more profitable to purchase the entire series, and, surplus, to change, or sell.

  3. If you decide to buy a postage stamp online, be careful. sometimes sellers use stock images. But this option is unacceptable. You need to see exactly the product that you are buying.

  4. If you are afraid that the postage stamp sellers will want to deceive you, you are doing the right thing, do not doubt it.

  5. To get started with this hobby, buy a good magnifying glass, tweezers with flat and thin edges and a stockbook for postage stamps, they will come in handy.

  6. When buying postage stamps, pay special attention to the back of the postage stamp. The adhesive layer must not be damaged.

  7. There is such an expression - How many people, so many opinions, this also applies to sellers of postage stamps. Each of them believes that his postage stamp is in perfect condition, but only you yourself can find the perfect postage stamp for yourself.

  8. Sometimes, a small, white scrap of paper with a round stamp on it and a number inscribed in the center circle can be a very valuable postage stamp from the days when postage stamps were not printed.

  9. The cost of a postage stamp is determined by supply and demand, but usually in catalogs you can see the estimated cost of a postage stamp in Pounds Sterling.

To be continued.

You can see the development of the story of my postage stamp collection on my Leofinance blog

I edited a photo in the program PhotoDirector, which I also installed on my smartphone.

Author @barski
Ukraine

For my publications, I do not use stock photographs, it is fundamentally important for me to use photographs that I have made with my own hands for publication and I can name them - authorial work.

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Thanks for sharing your collection, for me it is the beauty in the artwork, the history about the subject on stamps that attracts me. Also a reminder I have a shoe box full of stamps to quietly inspect one day....

@tipu curate

Thank you so much for your great comment! I am sure you will find a lot of interesting things there, and soon I think I will start buying stamps for Jahm coins, keep that in mind)) Have a great day!

Thanks will look out for Jahm coins, need to get into the box I have since no one in the house has looked at it in at least 40 years 😅