Price: 310.00 euro
Size pole: 175cm./68.8inch.
Size flag: 120x90cm./47.2×35.4inch.
For sale at http://www.propagandaworld.org
Flag made in Hungary Young Pioneer Movement. Original flag, flagstick Point, flagstick and 36 shields The Hungarian Communist Youth League, KISZ in Hungarian, was a communist youth movement in the Hungarian People’s Republic affiliated with the ruling Socialist Workers’ Party. It was founded on March 21, 1957 on the anniversary of the 1919 declaration of the Hungarian Soviet Republic after the outbreak of the Hungarian Revolution of 1956.
It claimed to represent all the country’s youth and sought to educate youth politically and oversee both political and some social activities for them. KISZ was the main source of new members for the party. The organizational framework paralleled that of the Hungarian Socialist Workers’ Party.
The flag belonged to the Hungarian pioneers who greeted each other with ‘Előre!’ (forward). Pioneers visited each other to exchange ideas, to play sports and to talk, it was a very socialist time. During such a visit, they took their flag with them for parades and processions and received a shield from the visited association that was placed on the flagpole. After a visit, the flag was hung up again in the association building. It is impossible to find a complete set. After the departure of the Russians, much was destroyed or taken apart. The flag has a beautiful depiction of 2 stylistic heads of young people and is reminiscent of the image of Worker and Kolkhoz Woman in Moscow. Everything is heavily embroidered and the flag appears to be silk and is sewn together from different colors of fabric, nothing is printed. Flag has 2 sides with a thick intermediate layer which gives it a luxurious feel. Flag point is made of gold lacquered aluminum. Stick is made of wood with brass, copper or bronze shields, a total of 36 pieces that are also very sought after in Eastern Europe. This is a one off so unique item, there is no 2nd of it. Of course the flag has stains, wear spots, etc. but certainly for its age and that it was always taken on trips to other cities, provinces or countries in very good condition.