Price: 37.50 euro
This wallpiece is very old. Very well could be from the 30’s or 40’s. On the top it says:”October Revolution”. Beneath that there is a image of the Aurora. A ship wich played a important part of the revolution of 1917.
The ship was made in 1903 and most of the crew joined the Bolshevics who were preparing a communist revolution led by Lenin in 1917. The ship was in Leningrad and fired the first shot of the revolution in the direction of the Winter Palace 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).
The Aurora in recent times.
Price: 40.00 euro
This shield was given to pilots for wishing a save flight. It is a coppershield on a wooden backboard showing Icarus and a airplane. Icarus being a patron saint for pilots.
In Greek mythology, Icarus is the son of the master craftsman Daedalus. Icarus and his father attempt to escape from Crete by means of wings that his father constructed from feathers and wax. Icarus’ father warns him first of complacency and then of hubris, asking that he fly neither too low nor too high, so the sea’s dampness would not clog his wings nor the sun’s heat melt them. Icarus ignored his father’s instructions not to fly too close to the sun; when the wax in his wings melted he tumbled out of the sky and fell into the sea where he drowned, sparking the idiom “don’t fly too close to the sun”.
Price: 20.00 euro
Thick metal plate showing a man and woman as a soldier. Typical Russian propaganda art. Nice piece.
Price: 60.00 euro.
This aluminum is from a KGB building. It has got 2 pins on the back of this heavy shield to secure it on a wall of monument.
KGB means: “Komitet Gosoedarstvennoj Bezopasnosti” or “Committee For State Security” and was the most important secret service of the Soviet Union. Established under this name in 1954 untill it’s break up in 1991. President Putin begun his carreer at the KGB in 1975.
KGB’s main purpose was foreign intelligence, counter-intelligence, operative-investigatory activities, guarding the State Border of the USSR, guarding the leadership of the Central Committee Of The Communist Party and the Soviet Government. It was one of the world’s most effective information gathering organization.
This wall piece is unique and will not been found again soon. Very rare.
The official KGB symbol.
Price: 25.00 euro.
Size: Size: 38×14 cm. / 15×5.5 inch.
Nice heavy solid bronze propaganda piece about the navy. Beautiful piece.