Military, Propaganda and Award Flags
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Red Banner with Soviet State Emblem, extremely early, 1923-29 issue. In Burgundy velvet with gold fringe, approx. 5'x3.5'. An extremely impressive flag remarkably well-preserved for its age.
Soviet Air Force flag, in natural silk, circa late 1960s- early 1970s. Scarce early flag in excellent condition.
Award banner to a best military unit, circa 1970s Military style star with hammer and sickle emblem and embroidered motto "For Our Soviet Motherland!" Size 5 1/3' by 4 1/4'.
Award Banner to a Food Processing Factory in Rostov Region issued for outstanding results in the 9th Five-Year Plan. Unlike many other such prize flags that were "transferrable" - i.e. passed from one foremost factory, farm or labor team to another based on most recent results - this banner was issued only once and then retained by the enterprise as permanent trophy. The reference to the 9th Five-Year Plan makes it certain that it was issued within a narrow timeframe from late 1975 - 76. In good condition.
Large Award Banner to a team of workers for best labor results, circa 1970s. In scarlet velvet, measures nearly 6' x 4.5'. An interesting "generic" inscription without the reference to a particular industry or enterprise. Features nicely embroidered portrait of Lenin and Soviet national emblem.
Award Banner to a Team of Workers for Winning an All-Union Socialist Competition in Agriculture in 1973. In red velvet with embroidered portrait of Lenin and inscription, measures approx. 5 ½ ' x 4 ¼". A very uncommon flag with the year clearly identified and issued on high, all-Union level as opposed to local authorities. In excellent condition.
Uniface Award Banner to a Winner of Socialist Competition, 55" x 43", circa 1970s. In red silk with nicely embroidered inscription and portrait of Lenin. Very good condition.
Award Banner for Best Results in Labor issued by the Trade Union of the Tsentrosoyuz (Central Union of Consumer Cooperatives of the USSR), circa 1970s-80s. In red silk with gold fringe; features embroidered Tsentrosoyuz emblem and portrait of Lenin. A very uncommon flag in excellent condition.
Young Pioneer Organizational flag embroidered with both Lenin's and Stalin's names, circa 1940s - early 1950s, Cotton with heavy silk embroidery, 45" long and 35" wide.
Young Pioneer Organizational flag in almost unused condition showing an embroidered version of the early membership badge, C the late 1950s. 45" long and 35" wide.
Flag of the Octoberist Organization, circa 1980s. In unissued condition.
Propaganda flag with portraits of Stalin and Lenin, 1948-1955. Features professionally executed hand-embroidered artwork on both sides. The unusual extra attachment loops seem to indicate that the flag was designed to attach to a frame rather than flagpole, possibly for a moving display at parade. In excellent condition.
Large Propaganda Banner in heavy velvet, circa 1980s. Splendid quality piece with hand-made embroidery and applique artwork. Very good to excellent condition.
National Flag of Azerbaijan Soviet Socialist Republic, circa 1980s. In nylon, standard 6'x3' size. In excellent condition.
National Flag of the Kazakh Soviet Socialist Republic, circa 1980s issue in synthetic silk. Made during the Soviet era when Kazakhstan was still a part of the USSR. Excellent condition.
National Flag of the Tajikistan Soviet Socialist Republic, dated 1989. In synthetic silk. Comes with attached original paper tag of a factory in Kiev, Ukraine.
National Flag of the Turkmen Soviet Socialist Republic, dated 1988. In nylon. Includes original paper tag of a factory in Moscow. Excellent condition.
National Flag of the Uzbek Soviet Socialist Republic, circa 1980s issue in synthetic silk. Excellent condition.
DOSAAF Paramilitary Organization Award Pennant in velvet, circa 1950s-60s . Shows colorful emblem of the "Volunteer Society to Support Army, Aviation and Navy" organization.
Small Pennant to a Best Labor Team, circa 1960s-70s. In red silk with gold fringe. An unusual piece with two tassels and embroidered red star. Excellent condition.
Honor Pennant of a Work Team of Communist Labor, 1970s-80s. Large and impressive piece in silk with unusual double-sided artwork. In near mint condition.
Uniface Pennant with Lenin's portrait, awarded to a best labor team, 1970s-80s. A larger, 1.5' x 2' version in very good to excellent condition.
Medium size Uniface Pennant with Lenin's portrait, awarded to a best labor team, 1970s-80s. In excellent condition, far better than usual.
Trumpet Banner of the Young Pioneer League, 1970s-80s. An uncommon item in very good to excellent condition.
Award Pennant issued to a Best Octoberist Organization Group (Small Unit), circa 1980s. In excellent condition. A very uncommon Communist Youth item!
Gold Tassels and Cord Once Used on an Award or Propaganda Banner, circa 1960s-80s. In very good to excellent condition.
Order of Suvorov, 3rd cl. streamers for a military unit flag, circa 1960s-80s. In excellent condition.
Order of Bogdan Khmelnitsky, 1st cl. streamers for a military unit flag, circa 1960s-80s. In excellent condition. An exceptionally rare unit award: out of 323 Order of Bogdan Khmelnitsky 1st cl. ever awarded, just 10 were issued to military units. In excellent condition but showing evidence of light use, not an unissued example.
Order of Bogdan Khmelnitsky, 2nd cl. streamers for a military unit flag, circa 1960s-80s. In excellent condition.
Order of Bogdan Khmelnitsky, 3rd cl. streamers for a military unit flag, circa 1960s-80s. In excellent condition. A very uncommon unit award: only 216 were awarded, far smaller number than units awarded with the 2nd class of the same decoration.
Flagpole finial in nickel-plated steel, with hammer and sickle emblem, circa 1970s-80s. Pattern used with almost all Soviet military flags.
Flagpole Finial in bronze-plated steel, circa late 1940s - early 50s. Rare maker-marked piece in very good condition.