December 27, 2010

Vintage Russian Space Race Souvineer


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

2 comments:

1950's_atomic_ranch_house said...

I don't have to tell you, how much I love this stuff!

Days I still regret getting outbid on an original soviet Sputnik 'music box' that played nothing but the 'plink plink' sound Sputnik was supposed to have made, but had a cool metal model of Sputnik on top.

I stopped at a crazy high $165... That was already too high...

Sigh.

Space Commander said...

Isn't it a beauty? Much of the vintage Russian memorabilia has a bit of abstract-artsy.

The bidding on the vintage space-related goodies has gotten insane! I wouldn't be able to sleep at night spending that kind of money.

I'll just keep scanning the auctions for those 99 cent deals that others overlook, tyvm :D

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