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JULY, 2015

GROUPS OF TWO SOVIET ERA CHILDREN'S JOURNALS

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Zateinik
(SOCIAL ENTERTAINER)




This Soviet era children's journal was published monthly by Molodaia gvardiia beginning in 1923 and running through 1941. Then from 1946-1953.

Rich in variety and content, these issues contained songs, dances, games, drawings, puzzles, poetry, stories, plays and informative articles. The 1940 - #3 issue was devoted almost entirely to Mayakovsky's poetry.

Offered here are 56 issues in all: 9 from 1929; 4 from 1930; 3 each from 1931 and 1932; 16 from 1933; 7 from 1934; 1 from each of 1935 and 1937; 2 from 1936; and 10 from 1940. $3,500.

Pioner
(PIONEER)




















The illustrated children's journal, "Pioner", was published in Moscow (then under the banner of Molodaia gvardiia) starting as a monthly in 1924 and published as a monthly again from 1936 (to present). Pioner was published semi-monthly from 1925-1929 and 1932-1935. 36 issues were published in each of 1930 and 1931.
 
Offered here are 101 issues spanning the years from 1927 through 1960 (9 issues from 1960). Years 1955 and 1956 are complete. Though there are few issues in some years and none in others, each of the decades is represented in the group. As the years progressed, the artistic style evolved from Revolutionary to the fullest expression of Cold War, Socialist Realism. $4,800.
 
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