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WILD CATS

Issue Item code Item type Face value Remarks
1935 3rd International Congress on Iranian Art and Archaeoloy in Leningrad SUN19350910 ST 0_05 1 Stamp 0.05 Lions
Wild Cat Art
"King Shapur II Hunting Lions on a Chariot"
4th c. silver dish
Vertical watermark
MI 528X
SUN19350910 ST 0_05 2 Stamp 0.05 Lions
Wild Cat Art
"King Shapur II Hunting Lions on a Chariot"
4th c. silver dish
Horizontal watermark
MI 528Y
SUN19350910 ST 0_10 1 Stamp 0.10 Lions
Wild Cat Art
"King Shapur II Hunting Lions on a Chariot"
4th c. silver dish
Vertical watermark
MI 529X
SUN19350910 ST 0_10 2 Stamp 0.10 Lions
Wild Cat Art
"King Shapur II Hunting Lions on a Chariot"
4th c. silver dish
Horizontal watermark
MI 529Y
SUN19350910 ST 0_15 1 Stamp 0.15 Lions
Wild Cat Art
"King Shapur II Hunting Lions on a Chariot"
4th c. silver dish
Vertical watermark
MI 530X
SUN19350910 ST 0_15 2 Stamp 0.15 Lions
Wild Cat Art
"King Shapur II Hunting Lions on a Chariot"
4th c. silver dish
Horizontal watermark
MI 530Y
SUN19350910 ST 0_35 1 Stamp 0.35 Lions
Wild Cat Art
"King Shapur II Hunting Lions on a Chariot"
4th c. silver dish
Vertical watermark
MI 530X
SUN19350910 ST 0_35 2 Stamp 0.35 Lions
Wild Cat Art
"King Shapur II Hunting Lions on a Chariot"
4th c. silver dish
Horizontal watermark
MI 530Y
1956 Authors of the Soviet Union SUN19561231 ST 0_40 5 Stamp 0.40 Tiger
Wild Cats in Literature
Wild Cat Art
Illustration by Irakly Toidze (1902-1985)
for "The Knight in a Tiger's Skin"
by Shota Rustaveli
Perf. 12.5:12
MI 1910A
SUN19561231 ST 0_40 6 Stamp 0.40 Tiger
Wild Cats in Literature
Wild Cat Art
Illustration by Irakly Toidze (1902-1985)
for "The Knight in a Tiger's Skin"
by Shota Rustaveli
Perf. 12.5
MI 1910C
1959 Animals IV SUN19591020 ST 0_25 1 Stamp 0.25 Tiger
Perf. all sides
MI 4677
SUN19591020 ST 0_25 2 Stamp 0.25 Tiger
Imperf. top
MI 4677Uo
SUN19591020 IMP 0_25 1 Imperforate stamp 0.25 Tiger
MI Unlisted
1963 Postal Stationary SUN19630000 PC 0_03 1
Address side
Pre-stamped Postcard 0.03 Siberian Tigers (on picture side)
Moscow Zoo
If you know the exact issue date for this postcard, please let us know
1964 Centenary of Moscow Zoo SUN19640529 ST 0_12 Stamp 0.12 Tiger
MI 2919A
SUN19640529 IMP 0_12 Imperforate stamp 0.12 Tiger
MI 2919B
1966 800th Anniversary of Shota Rustaveli SUN19660831 ST 0_03 Stamp 0.03 Tiger
Wild Cats in Literature
Wild Cat Art
Illustration by Irakly Toidze (1902-1985)
for "The Knight in a Tiger's Skin"
by Shota Rustaveli
MI 3258
SUN19660831 ST 0_06 Stamp 0.03 Tiger (skin)
Wild Cats in Literature
Wild Cat Art
Illustration by Irakly Toidze (1902-1985)
for "The Knight in a Tiger's Skin"
by Shota Rustaveli
MI 3260
SUN19660831 ST 0_50 Stamp 0.50 Tiger (skin)
Wild Cats in Literature
Wild Cat Art
Illustration by Irakly Toidze (1902-1985)
for "The Knight in a Tiger's Skin"
by Shota Rustaveli
Imperforate stamp from MS
MI 3261
SUN19660831 MS 0_50 Imperforate Miniature Sheet 0.50 Tiger (skin)
Wild Cats in Literature
Wild Cat Art
(on stamp and selvedge)
Illustration by Irakly Toidze (1902-1985)
for "The Knight in a Tiger's Skin"
by Shota Rustaveli
Single-stamp MS
MI B44
1967 Arolla Pine Chine Natural Reserve SUN19671014 ST 0_10 Stamp 0.10 Snow Leopard
MI 3400
1969 Belowesch Natural Preserve SUN19690910 ST 0_12 Stamp 0.12 Eurasian Lynx
MI 3670
1970 Sichote-Alin Nature Preserve SUN19700819 ST 0_20 Stamp 0.20 Siberian Tiger
MI 3791
SUN19780819 FDC 0_56 First Day Cover 0.56 Siberian Tiger (on one stamp)
1971 Happy New Year SUN19711200 PSE 0_04 1
Back
Pre-stamped Envelope 0.04 Lion
Zodiac Leo (on cachet)
"Happy New Year" - Father Frost with telescope and circle of Zodiac signs
Printed 26.10.71
Issued Dec 71(?)
If you know the exact date of issue for this item, please let us know.
1972 25th Anniversary of Indian Independence SUN19720727 ST 0_06 Stamp 0.06 Lions
Wild Cat Art
Lion Capital of Ashoka
MI 4031
1972 Happy New Year SUN19721200 PSE 0_04 1
Back
Pre-stamped Envelope 0.04 Lion
Zodiac Leo (on cachet)
"Happy New Year" - Christmas tree surrounded by Zodiac signs
Printed 26.10.72
Issued Dec 72(?)
If you know the exact date of issue for this item, please let us know.
1975 Soviet Philatelic Federation Postcard SUN1975 MISC PC
Address side
Postcard (unstamped) - Tiger
Postcard titled
"" ("Fauna of the USSR") showing
SUN19640529 IMP 0_12
and other stamps
1977 Postal Stationary SUN19770000 PSE 0_04 1
Back
Pre-stamped Envelope 0.04 Lion Statue
in front of the Verkhniye (Nikolayevskiye) Baths in Yessentuki, Russia
Printed 01.02.77
Issued ???? 1977
If you know the date of issue for this item, please let us know
SUN19770000 PSE 0_04 2
Back
Pre-stamped Envelope 0.04 Lion Statue
"XXX" in Tskhaltubo Georgia
Printed 07.06.77
Issued ???? 1977
If you know the date of issue for this item, please let us know
1977 400th Anniversary of the Birth of Peter Paul Rubens SUN19770624 ST 0_06 Stamp 0.06 Lion
Wild Cat Art
"Lion Hunt"
sketch by Peter Paul Rubens (1577-1640)
MI 4608
1977 Masterworks of Old Russian Culture I SUN19771012 ST 0_04 Stamp 0.04 Lion
Wild Cat Art
Bas-relief from the façade of
St. Demetrius Cathedral. XII c.
Vladimir, Russia
MI 4655
SUN19771012 ST 0_10 Stamp 0.10 Lion Head
Wild Cat Art
Doorknocker from the golden gate of
Cathedral of Nativity. XIII c.
Suzdal, Russia
MI 4657
SUN19771012 MS 0_68 Miniature Sheet 0.68 Lions
Bas-relief and Door-knocker
Wild Cat Art
MS with
SUN19771012 ST 0_04
SUN19771012 ST 0_10
and four other stamps from set
1977 30 Years of Indian Independence SUN19771214 ST 0_06 Stamp 0.06 Lions
Wild Cat Art
Lion Capital of Ashoka
MI 4677
1977 Poisonous Snakes and Mammals SUN19771216 ST 0_30 Stamp 0.30 Siberian Tiger
MI 4685
SUN19771216 FDC 0_30
FDC Inlay
First Day Cover 0.30 Siberian Tiger
(on stamp and cachet)
Single-stamp WWF FDC No. 70
1978 Zaporozhye Circus SUN19780727 PSE 0_04
Back
Pre-stamped Envelope 0.04 Tiger (on cachet)
Tiny stylized Tiger on Circus Logo
Printed 27.07.78
Issued ???? 1978
1978 International Union of Nature Protection Assembly SUN19780925 PC 0_04 Pre-stamped Postcard 0.04 Leopard (on cachet)
1978 Postal Stationary SUN19791205 PSE 0_04 Pre-stamped Envelope 0.04 Snow Leopard (drinking)
1979 60th Anniversary of the Soviet State Circus SUN19790918 PSE 0_04
Back
Pre-stamped Envelope 0.04 Lions
Printed 18.06.79
Issued 18 Sept 1979
SUN19780918 FDC 0_04 First Day Cover 0.04 Lions (on cachet)
First Day Cancelled PSE with or without stamp issued same day
1983 Kiev Zoo SUN1983 PSE 0_05 1
Back
Pre-stamped Envelope 0.05 Tiger
Printed 17.06.83
Issued ???? 1983
1984 120th Anniversary of Moscow Zoo SUN19840216 ST 0_04 Stamp 0.04 Snow Leopard
MI 5358
SUN19840216 IMP 0_04 Imperforate stamp 0.04 Snow Leopard
MI 5358U
SUN19840216 FDC 0_04
Back
First Day Cover 0.04 Snow Leopard (on stamp only)
SUN19840216 MC 0_04 Maximum Card 0.04 Snow Leopard
1985 Unstamped Postal Stationary SUN19850000 ENV PAN
Back
Un-stamped Envelope - Panther
Soviet Red Book
SUN19850000 ENV TIG
Back
Un-stamped Envelope - Siberian Tiger
Soviet Red Book
SUN19850000 ENV LEP
Back
Un-stamped Envelope - Leopard
Soviet Red Book
1985 Postal Stationary SUN19850000 PSE 0_05 1
Back
Pre-stamped Envelope 0.05 Cheetah (adult and cub)
Printed 29.04.85
Issued ???? (after 29.04 - before 25.12)
If you know the date of issue for this item, please let us know
1985 Endangered Species SUN19850815 ST 0_20 Stamp 0.20 Caracal
MI 5540
SUN19850815 ST 0_50 Stamp 0.50 Snow Leopard (stamp marked 'Leopard' in Russian)
Stamp from MS
MI 5542
SUN19850815 MS 0_50 Miniature sheet 0.50 Snow Leopard (on stamp only - stamp marked 'Leopard' in Russian)
Single-stamp MS
MI B185
SUN19850815 SH 1_60 Sheetlet 1.60 Caracal (on samps)
Eurasian Lynx
Cheetah
Tiger (on marginal labels)
WWF
MI Unnumbered sheetlet
SUN19850815 MC 0_20 Maximum Card 0.20 Caracal
SUN19850815 LB 2 Marginal label - Eurasian Lynx
Cheetah
First column top label from sheetlet
SUN19850815 LB 3 Marginal label - Tiger
Second column top label from sheetlet
1987 Postal Stationary SUN19870000 PSE 0_05 1
Back
Pre-stamped Envelope 0.05 Tiger Cub
Printed 09.10.86
Issued ???? 1987 (before 5 June)
If you know the issue date for this item, please let us know
1988 WWF Postal Stationary SUN19880000 PSE 0_05 1
Back
Pre-stamped Envelope 0.05 Siberian Tiger
WWF
PSE no 88121
Printed 26.02.88
Issued ???? 1988
If you know the issue date for this item, please let us know
1988 USSR Zoo Relief Fund SUN19881020 ST 20__10 3 Stamp 0.20 + 0.10 Eurasian Lynx
MI 5881
1988 Fountains of Peterhof SUN19881225 ST 0_05 Stamp 0.05 Lion Statue
Wild Cat Art
"Samson Fighting the Lion" (1735) by M. Kozlovsky, Peterhof, St. Petersburg
MI 5906
1989 125th Anniversary of Moscow Zoo SUN19890619 PSE 0_05 Pre-stamped Envelope 0.05 Manul
PSE no 89061
Printed 28.11.88
Issued 19.06.89
SUN19890619_21 PMK Commemorative Postmark - Manul
Moscow, 19 - 21 June 1989
1989 50th Anniversary of Tallin Zoo SUN19890720 ST 0_10 Stamp 0.10 Eurasian Lynx
MI 5977
SUN19890720 FDC 0_10 First Day Cover 0.10 Eurasian Lynx (on stamp, cachet and postmark)
SUN19890720 FDP First Day Postmark - Eurasian Lynx
1989 70th Anniversary of the Soviet State Circus SUN19890822 MS 0_30 Miniature Sheet 0.30 Unidentified Stylized Wild Cat (on selvedge)
SUN19890822 FDC 0_30 First Day Cover 0.30 Unidentified Stylized Wild Cat (on selvedge)
FDC with MS
1990 Postal Stationary SUN19900000 PSE 0_05 1
Back
Pre-stamped Envelope 0.05 Lion Statues
Lions Bridge in Leningrad (St. Petersburg)
PSE no 90470
Printed 17.05.90
Issued ???? 1990
If you know the issue date for this item, please let us know
1991 Birth Centenary of Osip Mandelshtam SUN19910104 PC 0_04 1 Pre-stamped Postcard 0.04 Lion (in stamp imprint)
Postcard no 4151
Printed 01.06.90
Issued 4 January 1991
1991 200th Anniversary of Moscow Zoological Museum SUN19911014 PSE 0_07
Back
Pre-stamped Envelope 0.07 Tiger
PSE no 136680
Printed 05.04.91
Issued 14.10.91
This is the last cat item issued by the USSR before dissolution 8 Dec 1991, i.e. with a time window of appx. 7 weeks for Soviet use. Use after this date should be listed under the respective countries
SUN19911014 FDC 0_07 First Day Cover 0.07 Tiger
(on cachet only)

List compiled by Geir Arveng with additional information from Greg Balagian, Veniamin Kramer and Jørgen
Kristiansen.
Latest update: 18 July 2011