1980s Soviet metal pin of colorful hot air balloon. There is a legend that in 1731, a Russian inventor Kryakutnoy (Крякутной) ascended in the sky in a hot air balloon, 50 years before the Montgolfier brothers. However, modern scientists consider it to be a fiction and claim the Montgolfier brothers to be the only real inventors with their balloon demonstrated in 1783
3.2 x 3.8 cm
items may come with minor flaws due to pre-loved wear. we are advocates of buying used and hope you can appreciate this unique piece and its character. items are pre-cleaned if needed and any major flaws will try to be noted.