Leningrad Column Pin

Leningrad Column Pin

Small metal & enamel pin of a stylized column, probably a famous Leningrad (St. Petersburg) landmark. Again, the pin appears much nicer in real life. On the back is a maker’s mark and the price – 18 kopeks. There is also some Cyrillic text, which I will attempt to transliterate: Rostralnaya Kolonna. I believe that is the name of the landmark. Size: 1.5 x 3.3 cm.

The metal is gold-colored, and the green enamel is translucent. This looks lovely in good light: bright and shining.

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Leningrad Equestrian Statue

Leningrad Equestrian Statue Pin

Istanbul St. Petersburg was Constantinople Leningrad.

Sorry about the crappy scan.

Another souvenir of my father’s trip to the Soviet Union. This is a glazed metal pin, perhaps tin, zinc or aluminum. 3 by 2.1 cm in size. The scan shows it as a slightly warmer color than it is: a slightly green gray. The manufacturer’s logo and the price are stamped on the back: 15 kopeks. I believe this is a statue of Peter the Great, Tsar and founder of St. Petersburg, a.k.a. Leningrad. The sculpted details of this pin are very fine.

The more I look at this one, the more I like it. Whoever sculpted the master did a great job.