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.

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.