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USSR Postage stamps by Vasily Zavyalov

USSR Postage stamps by Vasily Zavyalov. 1938 March. 20th anniversary of the Red Army and Navy of the USSR

USSR Postage stamps by Vasily Zavyalov. 1938 March. 20th anniversary of the Red Army and Navy of the USSR

USSR Postage stamps by Vasily Zavyalov

Soviet Russian painter, graphic artist Vasily Zavyalov (14 August 1906 – July 31, 1972) was one of the first creators of postage stamps of the USSR, Honored Artist of the RSFSR. He is the author of more than 600 postage stamps. “Lenin Mausoleum” – the first USSR Postage stamps by Vasily Zavyalov (1925). Vasily Zavyalov studied at the Art School at the Sytin printing-house, school engravers at “Goznak” factory, where he worked for many years. His first stamps with the image of the wooden mausoleum of Lenin were published in 1925 as part of the release, “The first anniversary of the death of Lenin.”

1925. Mausoleum of Lenin. Work of V. Zavyalov and R. Zarinsh

1925. Mausoleum of Lenin. Work of V. Zavyalov and R. Zarinsh

In 1950 in the Gorbunov House of Culture in Moscow was held an exhibition of Vladimir Zavyalov, where were exhibited the original stamps he created in eight thematic sections: the revolutionaries, politics, literature, art, history, sports, the economy, anniversaries.

25 January 1935. The rescue of Chelyuskinites. OY Schmidt, Head of the expedition

25 January 1935. The rescue of Chelyuskinites. OY Schmidt, Head of the expedition

But due to an error in the stamp “The Meeting of Ministers of Communications of the socialist countries in Moscow” (the colors of the flag of Czechoslovakia were overturned), Zavyalov was not awarded the title of the Honored artist of the RSFSR in 1958. He was given this title only ten years later.

25 January 1935. The rescue of Chelyuskinites. The abandoned camp

25 January 1935. The rescue of Chelyuskinites. The abandoned camp

His sons Lev (born January 23, 1932) And Alexander (born 1946) also became painters, authors of stamps.

25 January 1935. The rescue of Chelyuskinites. The captain of the steamer Chelyuskin V.I.Voro

25 January 1935. The rescue of Chelyuskinites. The captain of the steamer Chelyuskin V.I.Voro

USSR Postage stamps by Vasily Zavyalov

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