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Pink Lenin lapel pins?

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Defected to the U.S.S.R.: 23 Sep 2012, 20:19
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Post 23 Sep 2012, 20:27
Hi,

I have been collecting a particular Lenin lapel pin that was created in the 1960s or 70s. It features a left-facing portrait of Lenin designed by Nikolai Sokolov. Some of them have a silver ring around the edge, some do not. All of the profiles are silver in color and embossed with a plastic dome over each. The plastic on these varies from very very pale lavender to pale pink to hot pink.

I am curious if anyone knows anything about these pins. Why are they pink? One collector told me it was for variation from red. Another told me that it was a manufacturing error and the red dye faded.

Any information would be wonderful. For instance, where were they produced?

Also, if anyone can point me to scholarship or literature on Soviet lapel pins I would greatly appreciate it.

I can post a link to an image of one if anyone is interested.

Thank you!
Angela
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Defected to the U.S.S.R.: 30 Mar 2010, 01:20
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Post 23 Sep 2012, 22:52
Sure. Post a picture or a link to the picture.
I'm curious now and there are some people here who know about some of those sorts of things.

Welcome to SE by the way.
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Defected to the U.S.S.R.: 23 Sep 2012, 20:19
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New Comrade (Say hi & be nice to me!)
Post 23 Sep 2012, 23:17
Hi,

Thank you for your reply.

Here are some of the examples from what I have:
https://docs.google.com/document/pub?id ... kjXVL-2IS0

Angela
Loz
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Defected to the U.S.S.R.: 06 Dec 2009, 23:17
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Post 27 Sep 2012, 15:57
I really have no idea but if you type советские значки каталог in Google you will find Russian sites about Soviet pins and some catalogues of these pins, medals and so on.
The first site that comes up might be useful to you...
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Defected to the U.S.S.R.: 25 Jul 2017, 11:45
New Comrade (Say hi & be nice to me!)
Post 25 Jul 2017, 11:51
Loz wrote:
I really have no idea but if you type советские значки каталог in Google you will find Russian sites about Soviet pins and some catalogues of these pins, medals and so on.
The first site that comes up might be useful to you...



Hello,

I agree with you.
I am looking for metal lapel pins online so can you please suggest me from where I can buy them??
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