Category: vintage

T. Yablonskaya “At Home With a Book”, 1956 (buy)

T. Yablonskaya “At Home With a Book”, 1956 (buy)

Badgers-shoemakers, postcard by V. Kotanov, 1976 (buy)

Badgers-shoemakers, postcard by V. Kotanov, 1976 (buy)

This little rainbow pin is the most popular pin in my shop. I…

This little rainbow pin is the most popular pin in my shop. I never got as many requests for any other item as I have for this pin. Unfortunately, the thing about vintage things is that their number is finite. 

I have two of these pins now, ready to ship. I also have a number of requests that is over two.

I’ve exhausted all my resources and I don’t know where to find any more of them. I will eventually (I hope!), but I don’t know when and where the chance strikes.

So because demand is greater than supply (and also because I’m broke after my European escapades) I decided to put them up on eBay for auction! 

If you want to have this lovely original 1975 Soviet enamel pin with a space rainbow – bid here!!! 🙂 https://www.ebay.com/itm/253895780685

(The first pin is up for 7 days, when it ends I’ll put the second one up.)

Photo by Isaac Tunkel, 1953Gender separation in Soviet schools…

Photo by Isaac Tunkel, 1953

Gender separation in Soviet schools was tested between 1943 and 1953 and cancelled in 1954.

Reindeer racing – traditional sport of the Nenets (indiginous…

Reindeer racing – traditional sport of the Nenets (indiginous people of Northern Arctic Russia). Postcard from 1953.

German tourist Inge Weidman travels on the Trans-Siberian…

German tourist Inge Weidman travels on the Trans-Siberian Express, 1965 (via)

I met quite a few foreign people who mentioned their dream of going on the Trans-Siberian railway from Moscow to Vladivostok. I’ve never met a single Russian person who’d done that or thought about doing that. 🙂

There are more pictures on the via link, check it out.

Souvenir Mishka postcard (buy here)

Souvenir Mishka postcard (buy here)

Squirrel postcard by V. Kotanov, 1976 (buy)

Squirrel postcard by V. Kotanov, 1976 (buy)

Two mushroom postcards by O. Zhivotkov, Ukraine 1960s (buy)

Two mushroom postcards by O. Zhivotkov, Ukraine 1960s (buy)

Early Soviet propaganda plates (via)Top: “Long live the world…

Early Soviet propaganda plates (via)

Top: “Long live the world revolution”, made in the Russian Empire in 1913, decorated in 1920 by Varvara Rukavishnikova.

Bottom: “Proletariat of all the world unite!”

made in the Russian Empire in 1913, decorated in 1921 by Rudolf Vild.