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Russian die-cast badge Training Ship c1965
These rare die-cast white metal (probably aluminium alloy) badges with black foxing,
or coloured lacquer was officially issued in the USSR to extol the excellence and
success of the Russian Merchant Fleet for their 50th anniversary 1918-1968. The crew
training ship depicted was also used, I was told, as one of the ships to carry nuclear
missiles to Fidel Castro’s Cuba through the American sea blockade in 1960.
It is in very good condition and has been an important part of my collection for
the past 36 years.
Russian die-cast badge
This rare die-cast white metal badge with white, blue and red enamel was officially
issued in the USSR to extol the virtues and successes of the Soviet Union’s Space
Craft journey to the moon on the 14th November 1959. It is in good condition, with
a fully working clasp. It has been one of the star attraction of my collection for
the past 36 years in which time I have never seen another one like it.
This is rare die-cast white metal badge with light-blue enamelling. It was officially
issued in the USSR to extol the excellence and successes of the Soviet Union and
to commemorate their 50th anniversary 1918-1968. This badge depicts a kneeling athlete
controlling a rampant horse.