Historical figures are frequent guests on standard stamps. However, Joseph Stalin was not one of them; he decided to continue the Lenin tradition and not appear on all letters. His photo was not printed on standard stamps right up to his 70th anniversary in 1949. After that, Stamps Joseph Stalin appeared in large numbers. Prior to that, his portraits were only in collector's publications, which notified about important events in the country. For example, Stamps Second World War. Joseph Stalin on stamps were created of all over the world; they were issued both in Albania and China.