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Lenin on Top of an Armored Car, Centenary commemoration badge in silver and enamel, 1970.


Item# 33073

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Silver, enamels; measures 24.6 x 24.6 mm. Very nicely made badge showing Lenin addressing the crowds from the roof of an armored car during the Bolshevik Revolution - an iconic image repeated endlessly in movies, sculptures and paintings. On the background is the map of the USSR in appropriate red enamel. Shows "875" silver hallmark with Cyrillic "L" indicating Leningrad assay inspection, and maker mark "0 LYu" (Russkie Samotsvety workshop in Leningrad, 1970). In excellent condition.

The badge was issued as special favor to the distinguished Party members to celebrate the cente

Silver, enamels; measures 24.6 x 24.6 mm. Very nicely made badge showing Lenin addressing the crowds from the roof of an armored car during the Bolshevik Revolution - an iconic image repeated endlessly in movies, sculptures and paintings. On the background is the map of the USSR in appropriate red enamel. Shows "875" silver hallmark with Cyrillic "L" indicating Leningrad assay inspection, and maker mark "0 LYu" (Russkie Samotsvety workshop in Leningrad, 1970). In excellent condition.

The badge was issued as special favor to the distinguished Party members to celebrate the centenary of Lenin's birth; unlike numerous cheaply made znachki pins for the unwashed masses, it could not be purchased at a store or Soyuzpechat kiosk.
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