Price: 35.50 euro
Cigarette box Soldier with PPsH machine gun, Moscow, Shield, Industry, CCCP
There solid cigarette box with the border of the Soviet Union and the letters CCCP
On the back inscription. Farewell gift. The image on the case is not (hand) engraved but pressed with a die in a factory. There is space (in the shield) to engrave initials. In this specific case, the text was too big for the shield.
In many shops in the Soviet Union, usually near a souvenir shop, there were men who could decorate or personalize a gift with a kind of engraving. These craftsmen had a self-built electric tool, a kind of Dremel, with which they engraved with a cutter. The box is an example of this “art”. The text on the case reads:”To my friend Viktor in memory of the joint service in the ranks of the Soviet Army of Smolsky A.L. Chmelnytsky, 1983-1985″
Compulsory military service was a major, if not the greatest, event in the lives for many boys ages 18-20 (often from remote areas and villages). The friendships made during many difficulties and trials during this service often remained literally lifelong friendship.
Price: 45.00 euro
Cigarette case from the Soviet Union. Made to commemorate the defeat of Nazi Germany 40 years. This case is made in 1985 and shown on the case is the Order Of The patriotic War. This order was given to soldiers who preformed very good in the second world war but in 1985 very soldier who fought was awarded this medal.
Order Of The Patriotic War
Price: 22.50 euro
Cigarette case from the Soviet Union, with all their pride on it. featuring: Icebreaker Lenin, a Antonov airplane, the Gagarin rocket and a peace dove representing the MIR space station.
Price: 40.00 euro
Cigarette case from 1957, to celebrate 40 years of October Revolution in 1917. Made of gold coloured aluminium with it’s original elastics still inside. In very good condition.
Price: 32.50 euro
Cigarette case from 1967, to celebrate 50 years of October Revolution in 1917. Made of gold coloured aluminium with it’s original elastics still inside. In new state condition.
Price: 32.50 euro
Cigarette case from the Soviet Union. Made of chromed metal.
Price: 30.00 euro
Cigarette case with a image of the Aurora. Made of Aluminium. This ship was made in 1903 and most of the crew joined the Bolshevics who were preparing a communist revolution led by Lenin in 1917. This ship fired the first shot signalling the start of the October revolution.
In WWII the guns was taken off the ship to use it for the defence of Leningrad. After the war the Aurora was a navy training vessel and later, till this day, a museum located at St. Petersburg (formaly known as Leningrad).