Desktop made in the Soviet Union. The desktop is a part of the huge monument site on Mamayev Kurgan hill in Volgograd (formarly known as Stalingrad). The desktop is ceramic and on the back it reads:”The icy wind hit them in the face but they move forward”. Also on the back a brass plaque. This ornament was awarded to veterans who fought there with names of heroes and a colonel. Mamayev Kurgan is a dominant height overlooking the city of Volgograd (formerly Stalingrad) in Southern Russia. The name in Russian means “tumulus of Mamai”. The formation is dominated by a memorial complex commemorating the Battle of Stalingrad (August 1942 to February 1943). The battle, a hard-fought Soviet victory over Axis forces on the Eastern Front of World War II, turned into one of the bloodiest battles in human history.
Desktop made in the Soviet Union. This is an old Soviet statue made in the USSR. The figurine shows a blacksmith holding a hammer and forging a piece of metal. Under the anvil is a shield with a coat of arms belonging to the city of Tula, Russia. The city of Tula was traditionally a center of metalworking and crafts. During the turmoil of the early 20th century in Russia, Tula was a very important source of armaments and military equipment for the army. The text on the desktop reads:”The importance of Tula to the Republic is big” with Lenin’s signature behind it. The 3 shells and blacksmith are made of aluminum and stands on a plastic base. The original sticker is still on the bottom.
Desktop made in the Soviet Union. Made of aluminium with a bronze layer on it. The image is the Cathedral of the Annunciation, Moscow. The text on the back of the plate reads:”Cathedral of the Annunciation Moscow Kremlin Museum”. The Cathedral of the Annunciation is a Russian Orthodox church dedicated to the Annunciation of the Theotokos. It is located on the southwest side of Cathedral Square in the Moscow Kremlin in Russia, where it connects directly to the main building of the complex of the Grand Kremlin Palace, adjacent to the Palace of Facets. It was originally the personal chapel for the Muscovite tsars, and its abbot remained a personal confessor of the Russian royal family until the early 20th century. Now it also serves as a part of Moscow Kremlin Museums.
Beautiful desktop with Stalin. In very good condition. Signed on the front and numbered on the back. 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.
Military storage box book shape. Handmade storage box, very old, with the flag of the Soviet and the Hungarian People’s Republic on the lid, at the top a Soviet star. Lid, slightly crooked, is carved from 1 piece of wood and has inlaid pieces of wood and painted parts. Probably stood on an officer’s desk.
Desktop made in the Soviet Union with the image of Leo Tolstoy. Signed by the artist and numbered. Count Lev Nikolayevich Tolstoy (1828-1910), usually referred to in English as Leo Tolstoy, was a Russian writer who is regarded as one of the greatest authors of all time.He received nominations for the Nobel Prize in Literature every year from 1902 to 1906 and for the Nobel Peace Prize in 1901, 1902, and 1909. That he never won is a major controversy. Tolstoy died of pneumonia at Astapovo railway station, after a day’s train journey south.mThe station master took Tolstoy to his apartment, and his personal doctors arrived and gave him injections of morphine and camphor. The police tried to limit access to his funeral procession, but thousands of peasants lined the streets. According to some sources, Tolstoy spent the last hours of his life preaching love, non-violence, and Georgism to fellow passengers on the train.
Desktop made in the Soviet Union. This is an ornament in the form of a grenade from a cannon or tank. Not a real one and therefore no problem to own it or to send it. During the Cold War, Warsaw Pact era, senior officers from different countries visited each other. It was customary to bring a present. This is something like that. It says 1941-1945 and more text on the item which can not be translated by us. What makes it really special is that it is partly filled with earth. This could be blood-soaked soil from the battlefield, very gruesome but that’s how it used to be. Made of brass, beautiful patina, and wood. It is Hand made as a gift so unique.
RAHU-87 Tallinn Punane RET Radio. Works. Rare Estonia Russian tuner, Limited edition. Stationary transistor radio. Since 1987, the Tallinn factory has produced “Punane RET”. Turn on the receiver by turning the knob on top of the globe, which also doubles as a volume control. Searching for radio stations is done by rotating the globe on its axis. Speaker is at the bottom of the globe. It is MW on which little is broadcast today. A great desktop piece for your office or a unique piece of interior.
Desktop made in the Soviet Union with the image of a Lenin statue in the city of Kharkiv, Ukraine. The Statue of Lenin in Kharkiv was a sculpture monument to Vladimir Lenin, located in the Freedom Square, Kharkiv, Ukraine. It was the largest monument to Lenin in Ukraine, designed by Alexander Sidorenko after entering an open competition to design the monument in 1963, in the lead up to the anniversary of the October Revolution. On 28 September 2014, a pro-Ukrainian march and rally was held in Kharkiv under the slogan “Kharkiv is Ukraine” with the participation of about 5,000 people. After the pro-Ukrainian action, most of its participants (about 3,000) gathered in Freedom Square and began to demolish the monument to Lenin, which was attended by fighters of the Azov Battalion, activists of the Eastern Corps, Public Guard, Kharkiv Euromaidan, and Kharkiv Ultras.
Copper desktop with the image of Stalin. Very heavy. 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.
Tank is hand made of brass and has rubber caterpillar tires. Base is a column that consists of different parts that are soldered together and has a star and honorary wreath. The dome can turn. The T-54 and T-55 tanks are a series of Soviet main battle tanks introduced in the years following the Second World War. The first T-54 prototype was completed at Nizhny Tagil by the end of 1945. From the late 1950s, the T-54 eventually became the main tank for armoured units of the Soviet Army, armies of the Warsaw Pact countries, and many others. T-54s and T-55s have been involved in many of the world’s armed conflicts since their introduction.
Desktop ornament made in the Soviet Union with the image of Lenin. Made for commemorating the 100th. birthyear of Lenin. 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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: 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: 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: 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.
Price: 168.00 euro Size: 30x13cm./11.8×5.1inch. Weight: 3140gr./110oz.
Model of theSA-2 Surface-to-Air Missile. Handmade in the cold war era. Chrome-plated brass model on brass launch pad with a copper shield. The text on the shield reads:”Hungarian People’s Army OLP”. The whole stands on a marble base. Developed in the 1950s, SA-2 was the first effective Soviet surface-to-air missile. The missile caught the attention of the West when it was used to take down Gary Powers’ U-2 over the USSR in 1960. The Soviets began exporting it to many countries around the world in 1960.
Price: 123.00 euro Size: 33x23cm./12.9x9inch. Weight: 1866gr./65.8oz.
MiG-15 Officer smoker set. Polished plane with 3 cylinders, 2 of which serve as an ashtray and the other as a cigarette holder. The outer edge of the plinth is made of processed metal and the plate with ashtrays is made of Bakelite. Aircraft stands on a brass bracket and is a rare version, double cockpit. It is also exactly the type of plane where Yuri Gagarin (first human in space) crashed and died.
Price: 33.00 euro Size: 9.7×8.7cm./3.8×3.4inch. Weight: 56gr./1.9oz.
Handmade model Yakovlev Yak-3 Soviet Union WW2. The Yak-3 was a single-engine fighter aircraft of the Soviet Union during the Second World War. Plane is made of aluminum with a brass bracket on a lilac color hemisphere.
Price: 225.00 euro Size: 36x34cm./14.1×13.3inch. Weight: 2148gr./75oz.
Model Plane Jet Fighter Sukhoi 17. Clock is in a thick plexiglass block which has a painting on top of a runway.The Sukhoi is mounted on a plexiglass bracket to which the aircraft is screwed. Clock can also be placed on the other side, making it possible to take off the plane left or right. Jet can be rotated on the bracket to put it in any position. Unfortunately, the clock does not run.
Price: 105.00 euro Size: 20.5x14cm./8×5.5inch. Weight: 520gr./18.3oz.
Tank T-34 WWII honorary gift, old and handmade. Gift awarded to the best student during training to T-34 crew. Completely handmade. Tank is made of aluminum, just like the pedestal on which the tank stands. Base is made of oak with aluminum plate of honor. The picture says; “Honorary Student” Gun turret can rotate 360 degrees.
(195.21) Price: 195.00 euro Size: 37x32cm./14.5×12.5inch. Weight: 1553gr./54.7oz.
Monument to the Space Conquerors in Monino with a Sukhoi SU-9 plane. A monument to the conquerors of space in Monino, it is a large sculpture of the athlete flying into space. In his right hand he holds the first artificial terrestrial satellite. With an incredible leap, he moves into a lucid dream and builds a path to Space for all humanity. The monument was erected in 1962 on the square in front of the Officers Club in Monino. The monument was erected in honor of the opening of a new space age. A Sukhoi SU-9 on a hammer and sickle stand is a beautiful image. Statue is made of orange colored plastic. Base is made of black and clear plexiglass, just like the hammer and sikken bracket. Aircraft is made of aluminum. Sputnik is made of metal and plastic. Almost all Russian space explorers were also jet fighter pilots, artwork is a beautiful pairing of the 2 and once donated to a high-ranking officer. Age-related scratches, dents and damage.
Price: 135.00 euro Size: 14.5x12cm./5.7×4.7inch. Weight: 275gr./9.7oz.
Rare Sputnik Music box Propaganda piece, first satellite in space. Made of metal, aluminum, wood and plastic. The pedestal reads 4-10-1957 CCCP. If the gold-colored aluminum globe on the top of the foot is turned slightly, the melody will play, but can also be stopped by turning it back. Music box has been checked, adjusted and lubricated by a clockmaker, everything works perfectly.
Price: 35.00 euro Size: 7.5×4.9cm./2.9×1.9inch. Weight: 30gr./1oz.
First Satellite, Sputnik Propaganda piece, first satellite in space. Made of metal, aluminum and plastic base. On the Sputnik is a hammer and sickle. Gold colored aluminum globe part. The pedestal has the date 4-X-1959 CCCP.
Price: 27.00 euro Size: 7.5×4.9cm./2.9×1.9inch. Weight: 30gr./1oz.
Propaganda space desktop. The Boctok rocket with CCCP, a globe and the date of Gagarin’s first flight. First human in space. Made of metal, aluminum and a plastic base. Bostok is on the rocket. Gold colored aluminum globe part. The pedestal has the date 12-IX-1961 CCCP The bracket spells the letters CCCP.
Price: 47.00 euro Size: 20x18cm./7.8x7inch. Weight: 1530gr./54oz.
Saturn ink pot and pen holder made in 1967. Very beautiful. Made of gray marble inlaid with white marble (rings) Complete with jar and lid and inscription. This item was used once, see ink stains, so it was accually on somebody’s desk.
Price: 90.00 euro Size: 35×11.5cm./13.7×4.5inch. Weight: 1175gr./41.4oz.
A great desktop piece completely handmade in the mid 60’s from bakelite, red plastic plate and a piece of cut Plexiglass. On top an ebonite rocket. The whole thing is screwed together layer by layer. Unique item! The desktop is modelled from the enormous Conquerors Of Space monument in Moscow. The monument is a giant obelisk erected in Moscow in 1964 to celebrate achievements of the Soviet people in space exploration. It depicts a starting rocket that rises on its exhaust plume. The monument is 107 meters (351 feet) tall, has 77° incline, and is made of titanium. The Memorial Museum of Cosmonautics is located inside the base of the monument.
Price: 21.00 euro Size: 10cm./3.9inch. Weight: 224gr./7.9oz.
Desktop ornament with the image of Yuri Gagarin, first human in space. Yuri Gagarin became the first human in outer space when his Vostok spacecraft completed one orbit of the Earth on 12 April 1961 in the Vostok 1 mission. Gagarin became an international celebrity and was awarded many medals and titles, including Hero of the Soviet Union, his nation’s highest honour. Gagarin died in 1968 when the training jet he was piloting crashed.
Price: 81.00 euro Size: 26.5cm./10.4inch. Weight: 1712gr./60.3oz.
In perfect condition, metal, heavily chromed rocket on pedestal. Nice how the rocket reflected in the shiny pedestal. The bracket is attached to the base with a brass ball. Beautifully handmade item. Rocket and bracket can be unscrewed.
Plexiglas desktop from the Soviet Union. The desktop is modelled from the enormous Conquerors Of Space monument in Moscow. The monument is a giant obelisk erected in Moscow in 1964 to celebrate achievements of the Soviet people in space exploration. It depicts a starting rocket that rises on its exhaust plume. The monument is 107 meters (351 feet) tall, has 77° incline, and is made of titanium. The Memorial Museum of Cosmonautics is located inside the base of the monument.
Price: 85.00 euro Size: 12.5x10cm./4.9×3.9inch. Weight: 177gr./6.2oz.
Kholmogory bone carving is a traditional handicraft practiced in the villages of Kholmogorsky District, Arkhangelsk Oblast, in the north of Russia. The craft of bone carving was developed in the town of Kholmogory in the 17th century. It is first mentioned in connection with the fact that two Kholmogory sculptors, brothers Yevdokim and Semyon Sheshenin, were invited to work in the Kremlin arsenal, which carried out orders before the Tsar’s court. The craft reached its peak in the 18th century under the rule of Peter the Great. Craftsmen used walrus ivory, seal bones, and in rare cases even elephant and mammoth ivory. In the 18th century, carved boxes, bracelets, portrait frames and similar objects were very popular. In the second half of the 19th century, handicrafts declined and by the 1880s there were few sculptors left. The local authorities made an effort to save the handicrafts and in 1885 a masterclass in bone carving was opened in the village of Lomonosovo, close to Kholmogory. The class had to be closed in 1900 for lack of interest. The next attempt to revive the handicrafts was made in 1934, when the Central Executive Committee of the USSR passed a special decree on measures to develop the bone carving of Kholmogory. In 1937, the carved objects received acclaim at the 1937 World Fair in Paris. In the thirties and fifties, the main purpose of the handicraft was to serve the Soviet propaganda, and therefore the objects were carved in the style of the Stalin empire. Special item, presumably made of ivory on a black wooden trapezoid plinth, which is nicely decorated along the sides. It can be different types of ivory, see description above.
Price: 45.00 euro Size: 39.5cm./15.5inch. Weight: 1496gr./52.7oz.
LargeSoviet Union desk ornament donated to Colonel Avilov S.V. in 1977. The ornament is handmade from brass, aluminum, copper and plexiglass. On the ornament is written:” For Colonel Avilov S.V. on its 50th anniversary in recognition of thanks and respect from the personnel department “DA” 1977″. The “sun” above is made of brass and is attached to a faceted plexiglass plate which stands on an aluminum block. The plate shows a jet fighter, a passing sun and a flag.