Bag of "Baby Lenin" Pins

Bag of "Baby Lenin" Pins

Postby theCryptofishist » Wed Sep 05, 2012 8:53 pm

About 20 in a small ziplock bag. At eplaya meet 'n' greet.
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Re: Bag of "Baby Lenin" Pins

Postby AntiM » Sun Sep 23, 2012 5:38 am

Oddly, I have two pins just like that, given to us by an Israeli journalist on Tuesday evening, 4:30 plaza. He said they were Soviet Boy Scouts. Just playadipity.
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Re: Bag of "Baby Lenin" Pins

Postby theCryptofishist » Sun Sep 23, 2012 9:27 am

I think they were used/distributed by the Young Pioneers...
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Re: Bag of "Baby Lenin" Pins

Postby AntiM » Sun Sep 23, 2012 10:28 am

Scouts, Pioneers, I am easily confused.
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Re: Bag of "Baby Lenin" Pins

Postby theCryptofishist » Sun Sep 23, 2012 12:14 pm

Oh, I think the Young Pioneers were the Soviet answer to the Boy Scouts, much as the Hitlerjungend were Nazi Germany's. And I don't know if I'd trust an Israeli journalist to know the difference, although at a guess, his (her?) parents emigrated from there. Or the grandparents.

And I'm not making any remarks about scouting in general being a fine way to teach hateful conformity across the generations. Perhaps because I don't want to ruffle Bob's feathers....
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Re: Bag of "Baby Lenin" Pins

Postby AntiM » Sun Sep 23, 2012 4:37 pm

His parents, he was quite proud of it. I think I have that right. Chance encounter, that's what stuck in my memory.
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Re: Bag of "Baby Lenin" Pins

Postby theCryptofishist » Sun Sep 23, 2012 8:03 pm

Seems completely plausible.

Not that I have any special knowledge on the subject.
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Re: Bag of "Baby Lenin" Pins

Postby bobalou » Tue Oct 16, 2012 1:14 pm

Sorry, nothing to add to the discussion except, "this is not in the lost and found database."

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Re: Bag of "Baby Lenin" Pins

Postby theCryptofishist » Tue Oct 16, 2012 2:31 pm

True. they were just hidden and I found them over a week ago.
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Re: Bag of "Baby Lenin" Pins

Postby Savannah » Tue Oct 16, 2012 2:35 pm

Yay. :)
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