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1926 USSR stamp featuring Leon Trotsky as a child
 

 

 

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English: According to a Usenet posting by Ann Mette Heindorff,
In 1926 the USSR issued 4 semi-postals in 2 designs (Sc. B48-B51). At the time the 20 Kopeck blue stamp was originally designed showing "Trotsky as a Child" (similar to the issued Lenin stamp). It was supposed to be a part of this set, but the stamp designer has used a photo of Trotsky's son, not Trotsky himself. Three months after the stamps' issuance Trotsky was expelled from the USSR by Stalin, and the stamp with "Lenin as a child" was substituted - a much safer choice!

According to the Russian sources, a portrait of the pioneer boy represents a son of a leader of the Children's Commission at the All-Russian Central Executive Committee. It's not "Trotsky as a Child". Details can be seen here:

  • Aloits, V. and M. Gleizer. Secret life of destroyed stamps. World's Collector, St. Petersburg, 1996, No. 1 (2). See the 4th paragraph.
  • Levitas, I. Ya. Either Seriously or Curiously: Philatelic Kaleidoscope. Moscow, Radio & Communication, 1991.
According to the Great Philatelic Dictionary (Moscow, 1988), the stamp was printed but had been never used for postal service. However, it was sold in Soviet stamp shops. See the dictionary article Pioneer.
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Date 2006-03-31 (original upload date)
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Author Original uploader was Psychonaut at en.wikipedia
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  • 2006-03-31 09:42 Psychonaut 152×186×8 (25093 bytes) According to [news:442aaa8c$0$38725$edfadb0f@dread12.news.tele.dk a Usenet posting by Ann Mette Heindorff], :In 1926 the USSR issued 4 semi-postals in 2 designs (Sc. B48-B51). At the time the 20 Kopeck blue stamp was originally designed showing "Trotsky

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