Fastening is on a safety pin. The method of painting is cold enamel.
The pin was made in the USSR in the late 1980s, and has never been reproduced.
The distinctive features of the rarity original pin are the manufacturer’s unique mark and stamped price on the back of the pin. In the Soviet Union due to the absence of the freewheeling economy, goods prices had been fixed for the whole country.
The text stamped on the back of the pin “TZ 20 K” means “Price 25 kopecks.” In modern Russia one van buy nothing for this sum.
The pin is a valuable collector’s item.
Dombai is a mountainous area in the basin of the Kuban River in the Northern Caucasus, Russia. From there, 40 mi (in a straight line) is both to the top of Elbrus and to the coast of the Black Sea shore. The southern boundary of Dombai is the Main Caucasian Ridge.
Dombai is called ‘the heart of the mountains’. It is surrounded by the slopes covered with coniferous(mainly silver fir) forests, emerald green alpine meadows, fast flowing rivers, waterfalls, glaciers and permanent snow. All these create the unique beauty of the area. Mountains surround the Dombai Glade from all sides. One of the highest peaks – Mount Dombai-Ulgen(The-Place-Where-the-Bison- Died) – 13,274 ft high, is covered with eternal snow and glaciers. In the foreground of the Glade is the spiky Peak Ine.