Lot 8040: Konstantin Tsiolkovsky Miniature Monument

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RR Auction

2017-03-23 15:51:44

Lot 8040

Exceptional circa 1950s die cast model of the Russian rocket scientist Konstantin Tsiolkovsky posing triumphantly beside a large metal rocket, standing 14.5? tall with a 4.25 x 4 base bearing raised Cyrillic text. The original monument was designed by sculptor Faidish Krandiyevsky, and unveiled in 1957 in Tsiolkovsky's hometown of Kaluga to commemorate the centenary of the scientist's birthday. In fine condition.

Estimate: $200-400

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