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    Presentation to Soviet Space Dignitary Vasily Savinsky from Mirniy. A modernistic metal rocket model (overall height 12") and townscape mounted on an odd-shaped wooden base of 11.5" x 4" with an engraved plaque. The engraving reads (translated): "To the Lieutenant-Colonel Savinsky V.V. from soldiers of the North. December 3, 1981. City of Mirniy". This city is the location of the Plesetsk Cosmodrome which began as the world's first operational ICBM base in 1959. During the Cuban Missile Crisis in 1961, missiles there were armed with nuclear warheads aimed at New York, Washington, Los Angeles, and Chicago. Fine condition.

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    Auction Dates
    October, 2009
    8th Thursday
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