Become our sponsor and display your banner here
Results 1 to 4 of 4

Soviet tea mug help

Article about: Hi everyone, I need your expert opinions on these. I recently acquired a number of what I was told are original Soviet WW2 tea mugs. Only one of them is marked on the bottom and the other tw

  1. #1

    Default Soviet tea mug help

    Hi everyone,

    I need your expert opinions on these. I recently acquired a number of what I was told are original Soviet WW2 tea mugs. Only one of them is marked on the bottom and the other two are unmarked. the one on the right looks to be in mint condition, so I would guess it might be a modern reproduction or perhaps something that was nicked from an old picnic basket. Also, I enclosed what I was told was either a soldiers shaving bowl or soup bowl. It's a decent size, so I would have to guess it's a soup bowl, but I'm unsure of the vintage or even if it is a military item. The fellow I got it from told me he found it in his grandfather's house in the Ukraine that was occupied during the war by Soviet troops, but that doesn't mean they would have left such pristine soup bowls behind. Anyway, if the cups and bowl turn out to be fakes or otherwise, I won't be terribly upset, I didn't pay all that much for them and they can be used for reenacting. Your thoughts?

    Many thanks!
    Tim D
    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	IMG_1606 001.jpg 
Views:	71 
Size:	261.6 KB 
ID:	221401
    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	IMG_1609 004.jpg 
Views:	53 
Size:	152.9 KB 
ID:	221402
    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	IMG_1608 003.jpg 
Views:	55 
Size:	254.4 KB 
ID:	221403
    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	IMG_1607 002.jpg 
Views:	51 
Size:	245.5 KB 
ID:	221404
    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	IMG_1611 005.jpg 
Views:	54 
Size:	199.6 KB 
ID:	221406

  2. # ADS
    Circuit advertisement
    Join Date
    Always
    Location
    Advertising world
    P
    Many
     

  3. #2

    Default Re: Soviet tea mug help

    Hi Tim, these are modern IMO and are still made today in Russia. We bought green/white mugs out of Russia, brand new, just like the wartime issue ones for a couple of £'s..

    Cheers, Ade.

  4. #3

    Default Re: Soviet tea mug help

    Thanks Ade! So I take it these are passable for living history purposes then? I suspected they might have been post war. What do you make of the markings on the bottom? Never seen that before.......

  5. #4

    Default Re: Soviet tea mug help

    Hi Tim, they will do fine.

    Not seen that particular mark before, not that that means much though.

    I have seen some with Leningrad makers marks, like those seen in the post war M40 helmets.

    Cheers, Ade.

Similar Threads

  1. Is this a Soviet Dog Tag?

    In Uniforms and Insignia of the RKKA, Red Army, & Soviet Army
    06-04-2011, 09:31 AM
  2. Soviet Fur Hat Era help please

    In Headgear and Steel Helmets of the RKKA, Red Army, & Soviet Army
    01-07-2011, 06:16 PM
  3. German Trophee: Soviet mapcase belonged to Soviet tankman

    In Equipment, Accessories, & Personal Items
    04-10-2010, 12:49 PM
  4. German Trophee: Soviet mapcase belonged to Soviet tankman

    In Field Equipment And Accessories of the Third Reich
    04-06-2010, 03:02 PM
  5. Is this a soviet WW2 cap??

    In Headgear and Steel Helmets of the RKKA, Red Army, & Soviet Army
    10-14-2009, 09:57 PM

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •