Sputnik desktop ornament made in the Soviet Union. Looks like it is made of brass and chromed. Handmade. Sputnik 1 was the first artificial Earth satellite. The Soviet Union launched it in 1957, orbiting for three weeks before its batteries died, then silently for two more months before falling back into the atmosphere. Its radio signal was easily detectable even by radio amateurs, and its orbit made its flight path cover virtually the entire inhabited Earth. The satellite triggered the Space Race. The launch was the beginning of a new era of political, military, technological, and scientific developments.
Hungarian desktop made of a goose egg! Found in Hungary, a blacksmith proved his skills by decorating an eggshell with ornaments without breaking it. The more ornaments the better the craftsman was. This egg is full, it can’t take any more and everything is secured with small rivets. Probably inspired by Fabrice eggs. Donated in 1970, which was also the 100th. birthyear of Lenin. The egg is broken at the bottom, but in this way you can see that it is a real egg. When it is on the table the egg can rotate on its pedestal. Above and below a horseshoe for good luck, 2 shields with “NyV” and “k 1970”. Great item that was made in the socialist time and probably therefore a lot of tools on the egg.
The 6th World Festival of Youth and Students was held from July 28 to August 5, 1957 in Moscow, the capital of the then Union of Soviet Socialist Republics. The festival attracted 34,000 people from 130 countries. This became possible after the political changes initiated by Nikita Khrushchev, the succesor after Stalin. Quite rare desk or shelf ornament made of aluminum.
Hungarian desktop made in 1969. Robert Bereny was commissioned for At Arms! At Arms! of the Propaganda Department of the People’s Commissariat for Education in May 1919. Its task was to design a poster encouraging young men to enlist in the Red Army as the state prepared for a military campaign against the Czechoslovak and Romanian advance. Berény tried to capture the enthusiasm and urgency in a screaming figure, a sailor. His mouth is wide open and his face distorted into one big cry in his left hand he holds up a red flag his right hand into a fist. In 1969 a gigantic bronze statue of this was made for the 50th anniversary of the Soviet Union. The plaque is made of cast iron and rests on a clear lacquered, sloping beechwood pedestal, which is covered with green fabric underneath. It is 63 years old but looks great, like new.
Mao Zedong in a glass desktop. Mao Zedong (1893-1976) was leader of communist China for decades. He made major transformations in China, most known are the Cultural Revolution (removal of kapitalist elements) and The Great Leap Forward (the industrialization of China). One of Moa’s most trusted man, Lin Biao, collected quotations of Mao and published them wich would become known as The Red Book. Lin Biao was a chinese general and politician who commanded the troops in the Korean war. Later he got into a power struggle with Mao and he died in a planecrash.
Plexiglass desktop made in the Soviet Union with the image of Lenin modeled from a existing statue. Lenin’s original name was Vladimir Iljitsj Oeljanov. He lived from 1870-1924. He was a revolutionairy and the first leader of the Soviet Union. His political and social ideas, known as Leninism, was based on the social ideas of Karl Marx, called Marxism. After the october revolution in 1917 he was the first leader of the Soviet Union and put in place the first communist party and the first communist state in the world. His supporters were called the Bolsheviks. In the early 20’s Lenin had a series of strokes on wich he died in 1924. After losing is ability to speak. Lenin’s body was embalmed to preserve it for long term public display in the Red Square mausoleum. During this process, Lenin’s brain was removed. Lenin’s body is still on display. It is assumed that Lenin’s alias was chosen from the river Lena. One of the longest river in the world.
Plexiglass desktop made in the Soviet Union. On the left there is the Vostok rocket who carried Yuri Gagarin into space, being the first human to do that. Beneath Yuri Gagarin there is the medal Hero of the Soviet Union. The highest distinction one could get in the Soviet Union. The text on the base reads:”12 April 1961″ the date Gagarin flew into space.
Rocket desktop made in the Soviet Union during the cold war era. Very decorative. The bracket fits perfectly on the base plate. Rocket and bracket are made of aluminum which is hammer-painted. The base is made of bakelite. The rocket can be screwed apart into 3 parts.
Miners desk ornament, very heavy. Could have been on a desk of a miner’s director. The plaque is signed and is made on a (probably) stone with much iron in it, due to it’s weight. The plaque is bolted on the stone.
Miners desk ornament illuminated with drillbore ashtray and lamp. Drill, lamp and ashtray are chromed and everything is on a black wooden pedestal which is covered by a bakelite plate. Works on a battery and light is a normal bicycle light.
Russian commemorative ornament or gift in 1969. Made from ebonite stainless steel and plexiglass, can be dismantled in 3 parts Column represents the raw material, iron ore, with a gigantic container that transported the material to and from the ovens.
High quality made miner’s drill from times that luckily are no longer. Very large. The drill is made of aluminum, the tip is made of steel just like the air hose. Completely on an oak oval base. Hose, drill drill and pedestal can be separated. Beautiful and unique piece.
Desktop made in the DDR, 1970, for celebrating the 100th. birthday of Lenin. The text on the plate reads:”100th. birthday on 22 april 1970″. Lenin’s original name was Vladimir Iljitsj Oeljanov. He lived from 1870-1924. He was a revolutionairy and the first leader of the Soviet Union. His political and social ideas, known as Leninism, was based on the social ideas of Karl Marx, called Marxism. After the october revolution in 1917 he was the first leader of the Soviet Union and put in place the first communist party and the first communist state in the world. His supporters were called the Bolsheviks. In the early 20’s Lenin had a series of strokes on wich he died in 1924. After losing is ability to speak. Lenin’s body was embalmed to preserve it for long term public display in the Red Square mausoleum. During this process, Lenin’s brain was removed. Lenin’s body is still on display. It is assumed that Lenin’s alias was chosen from the river Lena. One of the longest river in the world.
Russian commemorative ornament 1945. Photos of this monument are not to be found, it looks like they want to erase it from the history books. You can only find on an old postcard with pictures of this monument. The moment has been demolished. A model like this of the monument is so rare, you will not be able to find it on the internet. It was a beautiful monument in real life and now only as a model Undamaged and completely good with star and year 1945, made from aluminum.
Hungarian desktop. Metal model version of the Soviet liberation monument of the Second World War. The 29-meter-high monument is made of 414 cubic meters of concrete and inaugurated in 1970, Lenin’s birthday. More than 20,000 people came to the ceremony to see the finished work with their own eyes. Front and back have the year 1945, the year of the liberation.
Price: 89.00 euro Size case: 37.5×25.5cm./14.7x10inch. Size plaque: 29×17.5cm./11.4×6.8inch. Weight: 1495gr./52.7oz. For sale at http://www.propagandaworld.org
Buchenwald concentration camp ceramic memorial plaque made in the DDR. Modelled to the Buchenwald monument of Fritz Cremer. This large plaque is very moving with two holes at the back to hang and display. The back shows the double sword logo of Meissen and the manufacturer’s names Bettger Steinzeug. In it’s original case. Buchenwald was a Nazi concentration camp established on Ettersberg hill near Weimar, Germany, in July 1937. It was one of the first and the largest of the concentration camps within Germany’s 1937 borders. Many actual or suspected communists were among the first internees. Prisoners came from all over Europe and the Soviet Union; Jews, Poles and other Slavs, the mentally ill and physically disabled, political prisoners, Romani people, Freemasons, and prisoners of war. There were also ordinary criminals and sexual “deviants”. All prisoners worked primarily as forced labor in local factories. The insufficient food and poor conditions, as well as deliberate executions, led to 56,545 deaths at Buchenwald of the 280,000 prisoners who passed through the camp. The camp gained notoriety when it was liberated by the United States Army in April 1945; Allied commander Dwight D. Eisenhower visited one of its subcamps.
Hungarian desktop as a WWII memorial. Made as a thank you to the Red Army for freeing Hungary. Star is made of brass, column of a hard plastic. The base is made of hardwood with steel rods. On top of the stairs, a Soviet and Hungarian flag wich are devided with a hammer and sickle. In very good condition.
Soviet Union desktop with the image of Karl Marx. The base is made of plastic and the front is made of aluminium. Karl Marx (1818-1883) was a German thinker and philosopher. He created the workers movement. His most important work is Das Kapital and the Communist Manifest. Bassicly he was the inventor of communism. His work and thoughts are called Marxism. Lenin was a strong believer of Marxism when he was turning Russia into the first communist state after the October Revolution in 1917. Friedrich Engels was his lifetime friend and was supporting Karl financially and publiced many of Karl Marx writings after the death of Karl.
Soviet Union desktop with the image of Tchaikovsky. The desktop is made of bakelite. Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky (1840-1893) was a Russian composer of the Romantic period. He was the first Russian composer whose music would make a lasting impression internationally. He was honored in 1884 by Tsar Alexander III and awarded a lifetime pension. Although musically precocious, Tchaikovsky was educated for a career as a civil servant. There was scant opportunity for a musical career in Russia at the time and no system of public music education. When an opportunity for such an education arose, he entered the nascent Saint Petersburg Conservatory, from which he graduated in 1865. The formal Western-oriented teaching that he received there set him apart from composers of the contemporary nationalist movement.
Wooden desktop with aluminium image and plate. The text on the plate reads:”30 years NVA team winners”. The NVA was formed in 1956 to succeed the Kasernierte Volkspolizei (Barracked People’s Police) and influenced by the Soviet Army, becoming one of the Warsaw Pact militaries opposing NATO during the Cold War. The majority of NATO officers rated the NVA the best military in the Warsaw Pact based on discipline, thoroughness of training, and the quality of officer leadership. The NVA did not see significant combat but participated in the Warsaw Pact invasion of Czechoslovakia in 1968, deployed military advisors to communist governments in other countries, and manned the Berlin Wall where they were responsible for numerous deaths. The NVA was dissolved in 1990 and its facilities and equipment were handed over to the Bundeswehr (the armed forces of West Germany), which also absorbed most of its personnel below the rank of non-commissioned officer.
Very heavy Che Guevara desktop made in 1978. Made from marble and stone. With signature of the maker. Ernesto “Che” Guevara (1928-1967) was an Argentine Marxist revolutionary, physician, author, guerrilla leader, diplomat, and military theorist. A major figure of the Cuban Revolution, his stylized visage has become a ubiquitous countercultural symbol of rebellion and global insignia in popular culture. As a young medical student, Guevara traveled throughout South America and was radicalized by the poverty, hunger, and disease he witnessed. His desire to help overturn what he saw as the capitalist exploitation of Latin America by the United States. prompted his involvement in Guatemala’s social reforms. Later in Mexico City, Guevara met Raúl and Fidel Castro, joined their 26th of July Movement, and sailed to Cuba aboard the yacht Granma with the intention of overthrowing U.S.-backed Cuban dictator Fulgencio Batista. Guevara soon rose to prominence among the insurgents, was promoted to second in command and played a pivotal role in the victorious two-year guerrilla campaign that deposed the Batista regime.
Mao Zedong porcelain desktop. Beautiful made. Mao Zedong (1893-1976) was leader of communist China for decades. He made major transformations in China, most known are the Cultural Revolution (removal of kapitalist elements) and The Great Leap Forward (the industrialization of China). One of Moa’s most trusted man, Lin Biao, collected quotations of Mao and published them wich would become known as The Red Book. Lin Biao was a chinese general and politician who commanded the troops in the Korean war. Later he got into a power struggle with Mao and he died in a planecrash.
Soviet Union desktop ashtray made of porcelain. The text on the rocket reads:”Vostok-4″. Vostok 3 and Vostok 4 were launched a day apart in 1962 on trajectories that brought the spacecraft within approximately 6.5 km (4.0 mi) of one another. The cosmonauts aboard the two capsules also communicated with each other via radio, the first ship-to-ship communications in space. These missions marked the first time that more than one crewed spacecraft was in orbit at the same time, giving Soviet mission controllers the opportunity to learn to manage this scenario. During the first day in orbit of Vostok 3, the cosmonaut unstrapped himself from his seat and became the first spacefarer to float freely in conditions of microgravity in space. The mission led Western observers to speculate that the Soviets must already have spacecraft capable of in-orbit maneuvering. Official press releases made no mention that the Vostok spacecraft lacked this ability or that the two Vostoks were able to attain such close approach due to their extremely precise launches.
Price: 44.00 euro Size: 10.5cm./4.1inch. Weight: 266gr./9.3oz.
Soviet eternal calendar. The calendar made of aluminum with images of Moscow and Stalingrad. It is complete, even the 6 cards with the months on both sides. Days you turn around at the bottom with a black button. Everything works perfectly.
Price: 39.00 euro Size: 9.5cm./3.7inch. Weight: 76gr./2.6oz.
Stalin plate for use as a desktop. 1950’s image of Stalin that can be standing or hanging. Image of Stalin is made of brass with an iron back, clicking together. Nice patina but could also be shined to a high gloss. Stalin was born in Georgia in 1878 under the name Josef Vissarionovich Djugashvili . When he was in his 30’s he took the name Stalin wich means “man of steel”. He joined the militant wing of the Bolsheviks led by Lenin. In order to fund the Bolsheviks he took part in several bank robbery’s. When Lenin died in 1924 he took control and became leader of the Sovjet Union (founded in 1922 by Lenin). In 1942 Nazi Germany invaded the Sovet Union and gained much ground until they reached Moscow. Stalin refused to leave Moscow and after the battle of Stalingrad Stalins army’s defeated the germans until they reached Berlin. In 1953 he died ending his leadership.
Price: 149.00 euro Size plane: 39.5x16cm./15.5×6.2inch. Weight: 1033gr./36.4oz.
Handmade model of the Soviet Mig-21 jet fighter. Fully armed with drop tank and pitot pipe. Made of solid aluminum. Fighter jet stands on a chrome bracket that stands on a wooden base and is connected to an aluminum disc. Can be rotated around the bracket and can be placed in any desired position.
Price: 136.00 euro Size tank: 23×8.2cm./9×3.2inch. Weight: 1621gr./57.1oz.
Handmade model of a Soviet tank T-54A. Brass tank on acrylic pedestal. The brass tank is almost completely bolted together. Dome can rotate. Pedestal consists of 2 thick blocks of acrylic, the lower facet of which is cut with a kind of diamond-like acrylic stone. The tank can be removed from the pedestal.
Price: 194.00 euro Size: 46cm./18.1inch. Weight: 1290gr./45.5oz.
Soviet submarine Project 641 Foxtrot class handmade. The Soviet Navy’s Project 641 Foxtrot diesel electric attack submarine, often referred to as the Red Fleet, was the largest non-nuclear submarine. the submarine is made of ebonite with 24 brass parts and stands on beautifully shaped Plexiglas with a thick aluminum base plate covered with fabric on the bottom. Pedestal is already a piece of art in itself. 2 strips of white plastic are incorporated in the nose, the rudder can move behind. Submarine can be removed from the pedestal.
Hungarian desktop from the cold war era. On one side fists with the red book, the other side fists with a flag and the text:”For a socialist future” At the top of the block an inlaid brass, awarded in 1979 after 40 years of members of the Communist Party. The medal can be turned so one could choose wich side was facing.
Price: 46.00 euro Size: 12.5×9.5cm./4.9×3.7inch. Weight: 255gr./8.9oz.
Porcelain Tsar Bell, stamped and numbered. The Tsar Bell is the biggest bell ever made but It has never been in working order, suspended, or rung. It weighs 201,924 kilograms (445,166 lb.), with a height of 6.14 metres (20.1 ft.) and diameter of 6.6 metres (22 ft.), and thickness of up to 61 centimetres (24 inch.). When the bell was made, a major fire broke out at the Kremlin in May 1737. Guards threw cold water on it, causing eleven cracks, and a huge 10,432.6 kilograms (23,000 lb) slab to break off. The fire burned through the wooden supports, and the damaged bell fell back into its casting pit. The Tsar Bell remained in its pit for almost a century. Unsuccessful attempts to raise it were made in 1792 and 1819. Napoleon Bonaparte, during his occupation of Moscow in 1812, considered removing it as a trophy to France, but was unable to do so, due to its size and weight. It was finally successfully raised in the summer of 1836 by the French architect Auguste de Montferrand and placed on a stone pedestal. The broken slab alone is nearly three times larger than the world’s largest bell hung for full circle ringing, the tenor bell at Liverpool Cathedral.
Price: 42.00 euro Size: 22×16.5cm./8.6×6.4inch. Weight: 822gr./28.9oz.
Left-handed blacksmith image CCCP Desktop souvenir. Made in the USSR 1977. The smith is poured from a non-magnetic metal. Base is bakelite or a hard plastic. In honor of the weapon production for the Soviet Union. Pens are not at the sale but are only for illustration.
Price: 97.50 euro Size: 31cm./12.2inch. Weight: 255gr./8.9oz.
Space age rocket. The rocket is taking off with the exhaust plume behind it. Monument with Gagarin rocket on top. Handmade in the early space age, around 1965. Rocket and bracket are made of brass which is chromed. The whole stands on a wooden pedestal that slopes up at the front and slopes back down again and is covered with felt on the bottom. Great vintage look.
Price: 165.00 euro Size: 35.5cm./13.9inch. Weight: 533gr./18.8oz.
Handmade in the 1960’s/1970’s from aluminum. Rocket stands on a copper fire column which is mounted on a plexiglass plate. The middle part is open-worked and can also be removed from it. Soyuz is a spacecraft designed for the Soviet space program by the Korolev Design Bureau in the 1960s. The Soyuz succeeded the Voskhod spacecraft and was originally built as part of the Soviet manned lunar programs. The Soyuz spacecraft is launched on a Soyuz rocket from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan.
Price: 87.00 euro Size: 19.8x14cm./7.7×5.5inch. Weight: 652gr./22.9oz.
Made of chrome-plated brass, with chrome wear. This is the type that flew for the Hungarian Air Force, Hungary was Germany’s ally during WW2. Pedestal appears to be made of aircraft aluminum and aircraft can be screwed off. Special aircraft that you will not easily encounter as a handmade model.
Price: 188.00 euro Size: 22.5x24cm./8.8×9.4inch. Weight: 1712gr./60.3oz.
What a great set this is, when you see a trench art model of a Polikarpov I-16. It is entirely made of aluminum, Lighter is not tested, appears to be made of stainless steel. Ashtrays have glass at the bottom with a photo behind it which can be easily changed with 2 screws at the bottom. The model contains 2 pistons which again fit perfectly in 2 curves in the base. Beautiful desk ornament that has taken a lot of work and has a high finish.
Price: 32.50 euro Size: 15×11.5cm./5.9×4.5inch. Weight: 66gr./2.3oz.
Very old model of the B-29 Superfortress. The Boeing B-29 Superfortress, an American bomber that was used in World War II in the fight against Japan. Among other things, this type of bomber was used to drop the first atomic bomb over Hiroshima on August 6, 1945; this bomber is called the “Enola Gay”. Three days later another atomic bomb was dropped with this type of bomber, this time over Nagasaki.
Price: 84.00 euro Size: 19.5x14cm./7.6×5.5inch. Weight: 502gr./17.7oz.
Warning, the plane is sold without the standard. Heinkel He-111 chrome plated brass with antenna wire Heinkel He 111 was a bomber that was used by the German Luftwaffe during the Spanish Civil War and the Second World War and served on all fronts. It was the backbone of the German bomber fleet.
Price: 31.00 euro Size: 10.5x10cm./4.1×3.9inch. Weight: 41gr./1.4oz.
Warning, we sell this plane without the standard. Supermarine Spitfire was a british yacht plane. The device was taken into production in 1938 by Supermarine Division, Vickers Armstrong Ltd. The device was deployed throughout the Second World War by the Allies, mainly by the RAF.
Price: 36.00 euro Size: 24.5×19.5cm./9.6×7.6inch. Weight: 220gr./7.7oz.
Model plane of the Tupolev Tu-134, made sometime in the cold war era. Polished aluminium. The Tupolev Tu-134 (NATO reporting name: Crusty) is a twin-engined, narrow-body, jet airliner built in the Soviet Union from 1966 to 1989. The original version featured a glazed-nose design and, like certain other Russian airliners (including its sister model the Tu-154), it can operate from unpaved airfields. The number in active service is decreasing because of operational safety concerns and noise restrictions. The model has seen long-term service with some 42 countries, with some European airlines having scheduled as many as 12 daily takeoffs and landings per plane. In addition to regular passenger service, it has also been used in various air force, army and navy support roles; for pilot and navigator training; and for aviation research and test projects. In recent years, a number of Tu-134s have been converted for use as VIP transports and business jets. A total of 854 Tu-134s were built of all versions (including test bed examples) with Aeroflot as the largest user; by 1995, the Tu-134 had carried 360 million passengers for that airline.
Price: 84.50 euro Size: 27.5x23cm./10.8x9inch. Weight: 1300gr./45oz.
Model of the North American B-45 Tornado airplane. Airplane on black marble pedestal. This is an old solid aluminum model, made in the cold war era, that can be picked up from his bracket. The North American B-45 “Tornado” was a four-engine, light bomber that was produced almost immediately after the Second World War. The plane was the first all-jet bomber built for the newly established United States Air Force and turned out to be a transition plane, built in small numbers and with relatively little operational success.
Price: 84.00 euro Size: 23.5×10.5inch./9.2×4.1inch. Weight: 214gr./7.5oz.
Model of an airplane bomb hitting the ground. Made at some time in the cold war era and more then likely in one of the eastern bloc country’s. Found in Hungary. Made of thin aluminum or plastic or a combination of the 2. Pedestal is made of different colors of wood which gives a very nice effect 1 wing in ring is loose but not noticeable.
Price: 60.00 euro Size: 15x10cm./5.9×3.9inch. Weight: 200gr./7oz.
Atomic cruise missile on display. Made in the cold war era, more than likely in one of the eastern bloc country’s. Found in Hungary. Complete with fences around it. Rocket bracket poles and chains and the whole stands on a wooden base which is covered with fabric at the bottom. Bracket is riveted to the rocket and pedestal.
Price: 188.00 euro Size: 51.5×31.5cm./20.2×12.4inch. Size rocket: 44cm./17.3inch. Weight: 6700gr./236oz.
Metal chrome rocket installation that can rotate on its axis. Rear part can be lifted up. Rocket can be removed from the launch installation and also the lower part can be removed from the legs. Unfortunately 1 wing is gone under the rocket which is hardly noticeable. The plate is wood veneer, the dark part is an image of Hungary where these missiles were standing against the Western threat. Very impressive size with a considerable weight. The S-75 NATO reporting name SA-2 Guideline is a Soviet-designed high-altitude air defense system built around a command-guided surface-to-air missile. After its initial deployment in 1957, it became one of the most widely used air defense systems in history. It scored the first destruction of an enemy aircraft by shooting down a Taiwanese Martin RB-57D Canberra over China on October 7, 1959. At the time, this success was attributed to Chinese fighter planes in order to keep the S-75 program secret.
Price: 215.00 euro Size: 31.5x18cm./12.4x7inch. Weight: 1146gr./40oz.
Super cool handmade airplane model of a MiG-25, made entirely of aluminum with ebonite nose and exhaust. Pedestal has an airplane wing shape and is also made oblique, very beautiful. There is an inscription in the pedestal.
Price: 88.00 euro Size ship with flag on top: 29x24cm./11.4×9.4inch. Weight: 448gr./15.8oz. Size ship with inscription: 29×20.5cm./11.4x8inch. Weight: 465gr./16.4oz.
2 handmade desktop ships. Probably a gift to someone. One ship has got a inscription at the base. Chrome-plated metal ships. Both ships appear to have been made by the same artist. They are made of metal which is chromed. The inside of the sails and masts are painted. 1 ship stands on a plexiglass base with inscription, the other on a bakelite base. Both ships need some love but are in good condition.