The Samovar

Online catalog

RSFSR - 4/7/2007 at 10:03

I obtained this from jlechtanski's post ...

Quite interesting ...

jlechtanski - 4/7/2007 at 10:11

This page is part of the Russian Postal History On-Line web site of the Worldwide Society of Russian Philately. The main page is here:

Gary - 4/7/2007 at 10:41

And I thought I saw RSFSR's name on the membership list for the WSRP? ;)

RSFSR - 4/10/2007 at 06:41

I believe that this catalog has been significantly enhanced since I last looked at it. I thought it was worth bringing to the attention of the Samovar readers.

It would be interesting if we had the ability to update this ... it is currently at the level of Scott so few, if any, varieties are shown.

achlenov - 4/10/2007 at 12:04

Very interesting! This is extremely useful, especially the current prices! One question to Anatoly K, are these his sale or buy prices? Or just averaged market prices? I wish he frequented this forum...

Gary - 4/10/2007 at 12:22

I believe all Anatoly does is provide the URL and the information comes from Mr. Naryshkin, but could be mistaken.

New Issues information submitted by D.G.Naryshkin, (Member of IFSDA and Russian Stamp Dealers' Association)
Postal address: PO BOX 12, Minsk 92, BY-220092, Belarus,
Tel/Fax +375-17-251-94-22 e-mail

achlenov - 4/11/2007 at 00:40

I wasn't asking about the new issues, but rather about Anatoly's prices for the 30-s and 40-s. The pricing for these items seems to be of a lot of interest to Rossica members...

Gary - 4/11/2007 at 10:23

From Anatoly Kiryushkin,


In fact all the site contents are made by Dmitry ( I just maintain techical matters of the site ). As far as I know Dmitry is very close with Michel ( they use his information for the catalogue and Dmitry can use their valuation for the site - evem for new issues he knows their system to value new issues and therefore he can state "Michel" prices for those stamps which are still not kisted )

For some varieties and unlisted stamps Dmitry has a different opinion and states those values which He thinks reflect real market values. So all the values are just guide

Best wishes,

achlenov - 4/11/2007 at 17:16

Does Dmitry visit our Samovar?

Gary - 4/11/2007 at 17:17

Ask him. He as an email address.

mvarfolo - 4/11/2007 at 19:23

Looks like a nice effort. Didn't check everything, but what I checked - those were all Michel prices.
By the way - if you scan German ebay, you can often find Michel USSR specialized for a VERY reasonable price.
IMHO, a paper catalog is still much easier to use than anything electronic.


achlenov - 4/12/2007 at 12:21

Thanks! Could you please drop me a line when you see one? I would really appreciate it! Anatoly C

RSFSR - 4/12/2007 at 17:50

The link is as follows:

German Ebay Link

The 'normal' price for the catalogs are as follows:
2005/6 - 69 Euros
2007 - 128 Euros

Shipping is 10 Euros for snail (very snail) mail.

I was disappointed in the lack of detail - for example there is nothing at all on the various printings (rasters) of the 1940's issues ....

The 2007 might be better, I purchased the 2005/6.

There are a few varieties that are mentioned and the presentation is pretty good.

It is possible to get the catalog for less, I have seen it sell for 30 or so Euros ...

RSFSR - 4/12/2007 at 17:53

Correction - 148 Euros for the new edition.

achlenov - 4/12/2007 at 18:37

Thanks, Ged! For "rastry" you would probably need a Russian catalog ;)

RSFSR - 4/12/2007 at 20:54

Actually Weinbrecht's catalog is probably the best I have seen todate. It is extremely detailed regarding varieties and printings.

achlenov - 4/13/2007 at 04:35

Interesting! Could you please provide more details about the Weinbrecht's catalog? Thanks! Anatoly

IvoSteijn - 4/13/2007 at 11:43

It's a loose-leaf catalog, in German, with a lot of extra information that you won't find in regular catalogs. Excellent effort. I have a copy that I'm not using, so if you want it, it's yours.

achlenov - 4/13/2007 at 11:58

Thanks, Ivo!!! When do I come by to pick it up? ;)