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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.

1958 Soviet Ballet Matchbox Labels

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

Olga Lepeshinskaya (15 September 1916 - 20 December 2008) in Don Quixote

Olga Lepeshinskaya (15 September 1916 – 20 December 2008) in Don Quixote

USSR ballet dancers Marina Semyonova (12 June 1908 – 9 June 2010) and Aleksandr Tsarman (July 6, 1873 — January 28, 1939) in the ballet 'Raymonda'

USSR ballet dancers Marina Semyonova (12 June 1908 – 9 June 2010) and Aleksandr Tsarman (July 6, 1873 — January 28, 1939) in the ballet ‘Raymonda’

Sulamith Messerer (August 27, 1908, Moscow - June 3, 2004, London) in Don Quixote

Sulamith Messerer (August 27, 1908, Moscow – June 3, 2004, London) in Don Quixote

Galina Ulanova (8 January 1910 – 21 March 1998) and Pyotr Gusev (1904—1987) in Bakhchisarai Fountain

Galina Ulanova (8 January 1910 – 21 March 1998) and Pyotr Gusev (1904—1987) in Bakhchisarai Fountain

1958 Soviet Ballet Matchbox Labels. Galina Ulanova (8 January 1910 – 21 March 1998) and Konstantin Sergeyev (March 5, 1910 - April 1, 1992) in Swan Lake

1958 Soviet Ballet Matchbox Labels. Galina Ulanova (8 January 1910 – 21 March 1998) and Konstantin Sergeyev (March 5, 1910 – April 1, 1992) in Swan Lake

USSR ballet dancers Marina Semyonova (12 June 1908 – 9 June 2010) and Mikhail Gabovich (1905 - 1965) in The Nutcracker by Tchaikovsky

USSR ballet dancers Marina Semyonova (12 June 1908 – 9 June 2010) and Mikhail Gabovich (1905 – 1965) in The Nutcracker by Tchaikovsky

Marianna Bogolyubskaya (13 March 1919 - August 27, 2013, Moscow) and Anatoly Kuznetsov (April 1, 1918, Moscow - March 4, 1976) in Bakhchisarai Fountain

Marianna Bogolyubskaya (13 March 1919 – August 27, 2013, Moscow) and Anatoly Kuznetsov (April 1, 1918, Moscow – March 4, 1976) in Bakhchisarai Fountain

Olga Lepeshinskaya (15 September 1916 - 20 December 2008) and Asaf Messerer (November 19, 1903 - March 7, 1992) in La Valse by Maurice Ravel

Olga Lepeshinskaya (15 September 1916 – 20 December 2008) and Asaf Messerer (November 19, 1903 – March 7, 1992) in La Valse by Maurice Ravel

Galina Ulanova (8 January 1910 – 21 March 1998) and Vladimir Preobrazhensky (1912 - 1981). Elegie

Galina Ulanova (8 January 1910 – 21 March 1998) and Vladimir Preobrazhensky (1912 – 1981). Elegie

Lyudmila Cherkasova (December 14, 1917, Moscow - 17 October 1992) in Sleeping Beauty

Lyudmila Cherkasova (December 14, 1917, Moscow – 17 October 1992) in Sleeping Beauty

Nelly Nikitina, A Zaitsev. Chopin Etude

Nelly Nikitina, Alexander Zaitsev. Chopin Etude

Olga Lepeshinskaya (15 September 1916 - 20 December 2008) and Asaf Messerer (November 19, 1903 - March 7, 1992) in Don Quixote

Olga Lepeshinskaya (15 September 1916 – 20 December 2008) and Asaf Messerer (November 19, 1903 – March 7, 1992) in Don Quixote

Olga Lepeshinskaya (15 September 1916 - 20 December 2008) and Asaf Messerer (November 19, 1903 - March 7, 1992) in The Nutcracker

Olga Lepeshinskaya (15 September 1916 – 20 December 2008) and Asaf Messerer (November 19, 1903 – March 7, 1992) in The Nutcracker

Vladimir Preobrazhensky (1912 - 1981) in the Faust

Vladimir Preobrazhensky (1912 – 1981) in the Faust

Matchbox labels on the theme of ballet issued in USSR in different years:

USSR ballet. Matchbox labels of 1970

USSR ballet. Matchbox labels of 1970

Soviet Ballet Matchbox Labels

Soviet Ballet Matchbox Labels, 1963