Price: 1.50 euro
This pin is about the Interkosmos space program. This pin is probably issued in 1980 when Cuban Arnaldo Tamayo Mendez travelled into orbit in the Interkosmos space program. As a member of the crew of Soyuz 38 he was the first Cuban citizen and the first person of African heritage in space. Together with Yuri Romanenko from the Soviet Union.
He has been honored by the Cuban Government for being the first Cuban, the first Caribbean, and the first Latin American to go into orbit. He was awarded the titles of Hero of the Republic of Cuba and the Order of Playa Giron. He also is a recipient of the Hero of the Soviet Union award.
Interkosmos was a Soviet space program, designed to help the Soviet Union’s allies with manned and unmanned space missions.
The program included the allied east European nations of the Warsaw Pact and other socialist nations like Afghanistan, Cuba, Mongolia, and Vietnam. In addition, pro Soviet nations such as India and Syria participated, and even France and Austria, despite them being capitalist nations.
Arnaldo Tamayo Mendez
Arnaldo Tamayo Mendez and Yuri Romanenko
Arnaldo Tamayo Mendez and Yuri Romanenko after their space flight
Price: 50.00 euro.
This is a Che Guevara watch with the most iconic photo from the cold war era.
Che Guevara’s real name was Ernesto Guevara (1928-1967). He was an Argentinian Marxist, physician, revolutionary and a Cuban guerilla warfare leader. As a young medical student, Guevara traveled throughout South America by bike and was radicalized by the poverty, hunger, and disease he witnessed.
Later he took part in Fidel Castro’s succesfull revolution in Cuba in 1959. In 1966 he left Cuba to spread revolution in other country’s like Congo and Bolivia were he died. In 1967 he got arrested by a CIA conducted militairy operation in Bolivia and was executed one day later.
In 1997 his body was brought back to Cuba were he was put in a mausoleum, just like Lenin, Mao and Kim Il Sung. He is most famous for his picture what was taken in 1960 by Alberto Korda when he was at a memorial service of a cargoship that blew up in Cuba with lots of deaths. One of the most iconic picture of all time.
His nickname “Che” can losely be translated as friend or pal and is used in Latin America to attract somebody’s attention.
The clock is in a new state and in perfect working order with very little or no marks.
Che Guavara picture taken by Alberto Korda.
Che Guavara during a speech in Algiers.