December 27, 2010
Oh my... just look at this will you!
A vintage space race ceramic space statuette, one of those dreamy items you see from Russia that make you wonder why our country hadn't come up with first. It's always interesting to me to see the similarities and the different tangents our two countries took in memorializing our passion for space travel. This particular piece is commorating the successful launch of Vostok 2 back in August 1961.
This would be absolutely amazing in the den with the other vintage space collectibles. And for only $250? Well I do love the look of this one, but I'm not about to start pulling my savings out from under the bed mattress just yet, even for this spiffy space ashtray.
Why is it Russian space souvenirs have to be so darned expensive anyway? :P
See the listing on eBay: 1960s VINTAGE RUSSIAN PORCELAIN SOUVENIR SPACE PROGRAM