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.

An overview of the cards with Latvian motif can be found in:
Bild- und Schmuckpostkarten mit Bezug zu Lettland als UdSSR-Ganzsachen / von Harry v. Hofmann
Hamburg : Harry v. Hofmann Verlag, 2014.
Based on this book by von Hofmann and my own collection, I have made a list:  downloaden as pdf.

This card is an old card, the oldest, with a Latvian motif.
The card is issued 17/VI 1954, and with the money reform the card get a stamp. From 1-1-1961: 10 old kopeken are 1 new kopeke. The stock picture cards with imprinted stamp of the miner get an overprint ‘From 1 januari 1961 [is] price of the card with stamp 4 Kop.’ (P249-P250 with overprint in box, and P256-P259 without box). The postcards with the Spasskitower as imprinted stamp -as these card- are also overprinted. Below the address side with imprinted stamp:
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.

 

The description of the picture – the Theatre in Riga- is only in Russian. Later cards have also a description in Latvian.

At the bottom of the card: the printing data in one line:

 

The coat of arms has a total of 16 ribbons and text in one line as points: so type IVC (in the Michel Ganzsachen-Katalog). The coat of arms: has left and right ribbobs and 1 ribbon at the bottom, with a text or a text only by dots indicated text.
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, on this card above
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”.

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:

Postal stationery cards with the Spasskitower
Stamp and type Address and
sender
Other Coat of
arms type
Printer MGK Sub Year
Spasski-tower I No lines only two pictures IV A —- P212 —- 1952
Spasski-tower II —- IV A —- P213 a, b 1952/ 53
—- IV B —- P214 a, b
Spasski-tower III printing address side: blue IV C —- P215 I, II, III
printing address side: green —- P216 I, II
Spasski-tower III Address 7 lines,
sender 2 lines
printing address side: blue IV A МОСК. ПЕЧ. Ф-КА
ГОЗНАКА
P217 IA, IB, IIA, IIB 1952/ 53
printing address side: blue IV C P218 I, II 1954
printing address side: green IV C P219A I, II, IV, V, VI 1953/ 56
milled border (from booklet) P219B I, II
Spasski-tower II —- IV B P220 I, II 1954/ 56
Spasski-tower III 1 picture (1954 and 1956) IV B М Т ИМ В. М. Г… P221 —-
Spasski-tower III Address 7 lines,
sender 2 lines
—- V B, green МОСК. ПЕЧ. Ф-КА
ГОЗНАКА
P222A —-
milled border V B, green P222B —- —-
Spasskitower II —- V B, green P223 —- —-
Spasski-tower III —- V B, red P224 —- —-
VI World Youth and students.. logo —- P225 I, II, III 1957

The card above has lines for address and sender, coat of arms IV C and printed in green: must be P219 A.
The sub-division:
I: Publication-number: A…
II: Publication-number: Ш…. and a.white to ‘vivid grey-yellow’ b. vivid brown cardboard
IV: Publication-number Ш……, with date and issue-year 1954.
V: Publication-number A…., with date and issue-year 1954
VI: Publication-number Ш, with date and issue-year 1955

The card above has as publication-number Ш 03009, with date 17/VII and issue-year 1954: P219A, IV.

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.
More about this: another site

1957
РИГА. В ГОРОДСКОМ ПАРКЕ,
(RIGA. V. GORODSKOM PARKE, Riga. In het stadspark)
Geen productienr
P224 IIa.

Kaart, uitgegeven 1957. Het stadspark in Riga.

De adreszijde van de kaart:

Kaart, uitgegeven 1957. Het stadspark in Riga.

1959
ЛАТВИЙСКАЯ ССР. КУРОРТ КЕМЕРИ [KURORT KEMERI]
БЕСЕДКА НА ОСТРОВЕ (Pergola op het eiland)

Kaart, uitgegeven 1959. Ķemeri.

Over Ķemeri:
Ķemeri, kuuroord sinds 1838 / Jan Kaptein. – In: HBG 2009 ; 55. – p. 4-14

De adreszijde van de kaart:

Kaart, uitgegeven 1959. Ķemeri.

Met stempel geldhervorming 1961. Met speciaal stempel 1963: 125 jaar

1961
LATVIJAS PSR.  RĪGAS JŪRMALA
Geen productienr
P285 III

Over Jūrmala:
De Baltische Riviera : deel 1/ Jan Kaptein. – In: HBG 2008 ; 53. – p. 4-16
Deel 2 In: HBG 2009 :54. – p. 4-23

Kaart, uitgegeven 1961. Jūrmala.

De adreszijde van de kaart:

Kaart, uitgegeven 1961. Jūrmala.

Op de adreszijde van deze kaart is -tweetalig- aangegeven: ‘LATVIJAS PSR. RĪGAS JŪRMALA’ . Ook de художник (=artiest) is hier vermeld.

Op de regel onderin zien we de drukgegevens.
De kaart is uitgegeven in 1961 en gedrukt in de МПФ ГОЗНАКА, de afkorting voor МОСКОВСКОЙ [MOSKOVSKOI] ПЕЧАТЉОЙ [PECHATNOI] ФАБРИКЕ [FABRIKE] ГОЗНАКА [GOSZNAKA], Moskou Druk fabriek Goznak.
Nummer 16084 is het nummer van de ЗАКАЗ [ZAKAZ], order.
Als ingedrukt zegel is een zegel gebruikt van de 10e serie permanente frankeerzegels, met het jaartal 1961: een startende raket.
In MGK 2004/05 worden vier types van dit ingedrukte zegel onderscheiden:
I Boekdruk (lijnen op achtergrond en maan met grotere afstand van elkaar)
II Offsetdruk (achtergrond en maan met de lijnen fijner)
III Offsetdruk (fijnere lijnen op de achtergrond, maan zonder lijnen)
IV Rasterdiepdruk (achtergrond en maan gerasterd)

Dit postwaardestuk met МПФ ГОЗНАКА en ingedrukt zegel Type II is in de Michel P 285, subnummer III (alleen het jaar, geen nummer beginnend met A in de drukgegevens).
Over de ansichtkaarten met ingedrukt zegel:Postwaardestukken uit de Sovjetperiode : ansichtkaarten / Jan Kaptein. – In: Het Baltische Gebied 2012 ; 60. p. 4-25.

Na de drukgegevens op de regel onderin is nog vermeld: ЦЕГА ХУДОЖЕСТВЕННОЙ КАРТЧКИ Р МАРКОЙ, Prijs van de artistieke kaadt met ingedrukte zegel. En dat was 4 kopeken.
In 1946 is Rīgas Jūrmala als 7th district toegevoegd aan Riga. Ķemeri en Sloka waren -en bleven- autonoom. In 1959 werd Jūrmala een stad, inclusief Ķemeri en Sloka.

6/I 1962
LATVIJAS PSR. RĪGA. PILSĒTAS PARKĀ.
A 01618
P285 II (34 streepjes)