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A Moment of Vintage Childhood

Mom and her daughter with doll pram


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Famous Moscow Olympic Mascots Vigri and Misha

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Misha (Russian: Миша), also known as Mishka (Russian: Мишка)  is the name of the Russian Bear mascot of the 1980 Moscow Olympic Games (the XXII Summer Olympics). He was designed by children’s books illustrator Victor Chizhikov.

The seal Vigri was the mascot for yachting event held in Tallinn, Estonia.


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Gorgeous Antique Dolls


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Toy Store on the 1950s

Магазин игрушек, 1950-е


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Little Girl and a Doll´s Tea Set in Estonia on 1960s

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Cute Vintage Nursery Wall Hanging

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Purchase: https://www.etsy.com/listing/150706285/soviet-vintage-cat-wall-hanging-nursery?ref=shop_home_active


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Children´s Biggest Dreams – to Become the Owner of the Bicycle

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Estonian girl riding her bicycle in the 1960s.


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Old Classy Children´s Pedal Cars

 Popularity was guaranteed with this car for a ride 🙂

History of pedal cars date back to 1890s, when their production was just behind the invention of the “real” automobile. Due to high price, pedal cars were available only to children of wealthy families and therefore were not very widespread toys. Pedal cars remained exclusive toys also on the first part of the 20th century due wars and economic recessions.

In the 1950s, pedal cars popularity grew largely due to the postwar economic boom. Newer models emulated even more the real cars, new features were added, such as headlights, signals, chain drive. During this period also other pedal toys were created, such as trucks and planes.

In the 1960s, pedal cars sales dropped again due children’s emerging interest in space exploration. Also, the new stricter safety requirements for toys made pedal cars more expensive to produce.

In Soviet era Estonia, a pedal car was the toy of dreams for almost every child. Pedal cars were often produced at the real car facturies. Some of which had a separate section for pedal models. For example, AZLK factory that manufactured Moskviches – both toys and real cars. Back on the 1980s, I was the lucky owner of dark green Moskvich, too 🙂

Today, pedal cars are mostly collectors items, as some copies are sold at auctions for thousands of dollars.

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Pictures from. http://englishrussia.com/2007/07/30/pedal-automobiles-the-dream-of-every-soviet-child/


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Vintage Doll Cеверяночка from Estonia with Original Clothing and Tag

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Available for purchase:  https://www.etsy.com/listing/164601471/vintage-doll-ceveranoka-soviet-doll-with?ref=shop_home_active


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Bringing Back Memories – My Childhood Doll Dishes

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A collection of yellow doll dishes from my childhood – kept for my daughter to play.

Manufactured by Estonian plastic homeware and toy factory Salvo.