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Flag, Soviet Union / USSR (CCCP), original, 1980s


Original red Soviet Union flag with gold star, hammer and sickle
Synthetic material
± 79,0 x 160,0 cm

About this piece of art

Or actually... about this piece of history. This flag has different names: Flag of the Soviet Union, The Hammer and Sickle; The Red and Gold; The Red Banner. The original version was adopted in December 1922 and the altered, last, version was in use in 1955 until 26 December 1991. The design of the 1955 flag served as a basis for all Soviet republic flags.

Symbolism and design

Red honors the red flag of the Paris Commune of 1871 (a revolutionary government). Debates over the policies and outcome of the Commune had significant influence on the ideas of Marx and Engels, who described it as the first example of the dictatorship of the proletariat. The red star and hammer and sickle are symbols of communism and socialism.

Last picture: Official construction sheet for the State Flag of the USSR, 1955-1991, from Wikipedia.

Condition: B • Near Mint condition.

Regular price €65.00 EUR
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Condition guide

Our guide for grading, unless stated otherwise in the product description, is:
A • Mint condition. This items has almost no sign of use or handling.
B • Near Mint condition. Some signs of use.
C • Fine condition.
D • Fair condition. This item displays noticeable wear but is still presentable.
E • Poor condition. The item shows noticeable wear which is distracting; but this item is unique in some way.

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