1940s-1950s Young Pioneer Organizational flag Embroidered with both Lenin's and Stalin's names.
45" long and 35" wide. In red cotton with embroidery and gold colored fringe. Shows the early version of the Young Pioneers membership badge , and embroidered motto "Be Ready for the Cause of the Party of Lenin and Stalin". Reverse is blank.
Good overall condition. The embroidery is worn in places but has not come loose from the supporting fabric. (Our studio lights altered the color of the banner to a raspberry hue - both the front and back of the actual flag are conventionally scarlet.)
While it is not possible to date this specific flag to the war years, its design appeals to many history buffs because it closely resembles some of the captured Soviet flags seen in any number of German army and Waffen SS snapshots.