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1958 Soviet Ballet Matchbox Labels

Galina Ulanova, Bakhchisarai Fountain. 1958 Soviet Ballet Matchbox Labels

Galina Ulanova (8 January 1910 – 21 March 1998) in “Bakhchisarai Fountain”. 1958 Soviet Ballet Matchbox Labels

1958 Soviet Ballet Matchbox Labels
Balabanovo experimental factory in Kaluga region issued in 1958 a series of matchbox labels on the theme of Soviet ballet. Labels with images of outstanding ballerinas of the 20th century – Olga Lepeshinskaya, Galina Ulanova, Marina Semyonova, Marianna Bogolyubskaya, Sulamith Messerer, Anatoly Kuznetsov, Vladimir Preobrazhensky, Asaf Messerer, Michael Gabovich, and other famous Soviet ballet dancers. The inscriptions on the labels are in French, as in 1958, gift sets of matches were shown on various subjects in the Soviet pavilion at the World Exhibition in Brussels.

Olga Lepeshinskaya (15 September 1916 - 20 December 2008) and Vladimir Preobrajenski (1912 - 1981) in Primavera by Sergey Rachmaninov

Olga Lepeshinskaya (15 September 1916 – 20 December 2008) and Vladimir Preobrajenski (1912 – 1981) in Primavera by Sergey Rachmaninov

1958 Soviet Ballet Matchbox Labels