Soviet Philatelist

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Soviet Philatelist
(Soviet Collector)
Cover of the Soviet Collector's January 1925 issue showing a photo from the 1st Congress of the All-Russian Society of Philatelists
Cover of the Soviet Collector's January 1925 issue showing a photo from the 1st Congress of the All-Russian Society of Philatelists
Editor-in-ChiefKazimir Dunin-Barkovsky (1928–1932)
EditorV. A. Bessonov (Soviet Collector)[a]
Former editors
Editors
Feodor Chuchin (1922–1928)
Piotr Butkevich (1928–1932)
Albert Danzig (1928–1932)
Categoriesphilately
Frequencymonthly
Circulation2000 (in 1922)
PublisherFeodor Chuchin
FounderFeodor Chuchin
Year founded1922 (1922)
First issueSeptember 1922 (1922-09)
Final issue
— Number
December 1932
Vol. 11, No. 12
CompanyOrganisation of the Commissioner for Philately and Scripophily, All-Russian Society of Philatelists
CountryUSSR
Based inMoscow
LanguageRussian
OCLC number497315537

Soviet Philatelist or Sovetskii Filatelist[b] was a Soviet central philatelic magazine published in 1922–1932.[1] In 1925 and in 1928–1932, its name was changed to Soviet Collector or Sovetskii Kollektsioner.[c][2]

Early Soviet periodicals for collectors (top to bottom): Russian Collector, North Correspondence (2 issues), Crimean Collector, and Soviet Philatelist

History[change | change source]

By 1922, shortly after the Civil War, a number of magazines and pamphlets for collectors appeared in Soviet Russia:

  • Russkii Kollektsioner (Russian Collector), published in Novocherkassk,
  • Priural'skii Kollektsioner (Ural Collector),
  • Krymskii Kollektsioner (Crimean Collector), etc.[2]

However, centralisation of collectors' organisations and periodicals was wanted:

...Instead of dissipating our forces, wouldn't it be better to rally all Russian collectors around one banner, the outline of which is already sufficiently drawn, and produce monthly handbooks containing articles of a serious nature? This rather than subsisting on themes such as "all possible stamps of Tibet," or some such? This is an important question, and as far as the journal we are contemplating is concerned, its external and internal appearance should be more pleasing than Krymskii Kollektsioner (Crimean Collector).

—from Russkii Kollektsioner, 1922, "On the First Issue of Priural'skii Kollektsioner",
cited in Filateliya SSSR, 1985, No. 9.[2]

By 1924, these local magazines eventually closed down. In September 1922, the new magazine, Soviet Philatelist, first saw print in Moscow.[2] Its founder and editor was F. G. Chuchin, Commissioner for Philately and Scripophily.[3]

In 1925, the magazine name was changed to Sovetskii Kollektsioner. The magazine was published biweekly. It was edited by V. A. Bessonov at that time.[2]

In 1926 three magazines, Sovetskii Filatelist, Sovetskii Kollektsioner and Radio de Filintern, were combined. They began to be published under one cover. Their individual lineal numeration was preserved. The last combined issue came out in December 1927.[2]

In the first half of 1928, the cover of the combined issues was only under one title, Sovetskii Filatelist. In July 1928, the magazine was renamed to Sovetskii Kollektsioner. It was published by the Soviet Philatelic Association and the All-Russian Society of Philatelists. The last issue appeared in December 1932.[1][2]

History of publishing Soviet Philatelist (Soviet Collector)
Title Year Start Issue End Issue
No. (lineal No.) Date No. (lineal No.) Date
Sovetskii Filatelist 1922 1 9/1922 4 12/1922
1923 1 1/1923 12 12/1923
1924 1 (17) 1/1924 11/12 (27/28) 12/1924
Name change to:
Sovetskii Kollektsioner 1925 1 (29) 1/1925 23/24 (51/52) 12/1925
Combination of three magazines published under one cover:
Sovetskii Filatelist 1926 1 (53) 1/1926 12 (64) 12/1926
1927 1 (65) 1/1927 12 (76) 12/1927
Sovetskii Kollektsioner 1926 1 (25) 1/1926 12 (36) 12/1926
1927 1 (37) 1/1927 12 (48) 12/1927
Radio de Filintern 1926 1 (13) 1/1926 12 (24) 12/1926
1927 1 (25) 1/1927 12 (36) 12/1927
Name change to (still three unique magazines, just one masthead):
Sovetskii Filatelist 1928 1 (77) 1/1928 6 (82) 6/1928
Name change to:
Sovetskii Kollektsioner
1928 1 (83) 7/1928 6 (88) 12/1928
1929 1 (89/91) 1–3/1929 10/12 (98–100) 10–12/1929
1930 1 (101) 1/1930 12 (112) 12/1930
1931 1 (113) 1/1931 12 (124) 12/1931
1932 1 (125) 1/1932 10/12 (134/136) 10–12/1932
Evolution of the magazine (left to right): Soviet Philatelist (1928), three-part issue (1926), and Soviet Collector (1928 and 1931)

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Notes[change | change source]

  1. When it was published under one cover of the three-part magazine.
  2. Russian: Советский филателист.
  3. Russian: Советский коллекционер.

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 Manykina, V. (2015-02-23). "Philately in Russia, Part 2". Russia-IC: Culture & Arts: Manners, Customs and Traditions. Russia-InfoCentre; Guarant-InfoCentre. Archived from the original on 2015-05-15. Retrieved 2015-05-15.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 2.6 Polchaninov, R. (1986). Translated by G. Shalimoff and D. Skipton. "From the history of philately in the USSR". Rossica: Journal of the Rossica Society of Russian Philately 108–109: 46-52. ISSN 0035-8363. http://ufdc.ufl.edu/UF00020235/00045/49j. Retrieved 2015-05-15. "[Reprinted from 'Novoye Russkoye Slovo', New York, 27 July 1986, in the column 'Collector's Corner']".  Archived from the original on 2015-05-15.
  3. Прохоров, А. М., гл. ред., ed. (1978). "Чучин Фёдор Григорьевич" [Chuchin, Fedor Grigor’evich]. Большая советская энциклопедия: в 30 т. (1970–1979) [The Great Soviet Encyclopedia] (in Russian; English translation). 29 (Чаган — Экс-ле-Бен) (3rd ed.). М.: Советская энциклопедия. Archived from the original on 2015-05-15. Retrieved 2015-05-15.CS1 maint: multiple names: editors list (link) CS1 maint: unrecognized language (link)

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