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This listing is for the exact box shown in the photos.

This is an unusual find -- and I've looked long and hard and so far haven't been able to find another one like it. Vintage black plastic trinket box has an aged ivory colored plastic molding of the Ukrainian poet and political activist Taras Shevchenko attached onto the lid. The poet's name is inscribed in the plastic ribbon under the bust of his head.

Taras Shevchenko lived from 1814-1861 and was considered the founder of modern Ukrainian literature. He was a political and public figure who is a national hero of the Ukraine. I'm wondering if this box was made in the 1960's to commemorate a century after his death.

Box is lined with red flocked paper and has a Ukrainian trademark stamped in the lid. The box measures just under 5.0 inches across and is 1.75 inches high. It is strong and opens and closes smoothly. It does have an aged feel to it -- no chips or cracks, but it has some scuffing, especially on the bottom and looks to have been well used. It has plenty of use left in it. It needs a light cleaning, but I'll leave that up to you.

Own a little piece of Ukrainian national and cultural history.

SJK VINTAGE: A section in my shop that I've created to satisfy my love of treasure hunting for vintage jewelry. All items in this section are clean, but used, second-hand jewelry. I research to the best of my ability to ensure that items fit the vintage requirement of being at least 20 years old.

I live in a non-smoking/pet-free home and ship within three business days of receipt of payment.


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Items that can be shipped in an envelope that is 2cm or less thick can ship at my stitch marker shipping rate. Items that require packaging thicker than 2cm will ship at my basic shipping rates for yarn.

If you buy jewelry alongside of yarn, I can combine these together easily to get you a much better rate.

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SJK VINTAGE -- Taras Shevchenko Souvenir Trinket Box, Ukrainian Poet and Activist (1960's-70's)


  • Vintage item from the 1960s
  • Materials: plastic, paper
  • Ships worldwide from Vancouver, Canada
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