Unpacking boxes still untouched in the attic, I feel bounced around the world and decades like the Super Ball I found in the backyard. It's dizzying and overwhelming. Except for being left behind in the house together, these items don't seem related to each other...
Like this issue of VOKS from Russia...the All-Union Society of Cultural Relations with Foreign Countries. I don't know much about this organization or the connection with the house. In the timeline of things, this could be Stalin & Trotsky or Stalin & Krushchev. Either of these name combinations sounds like a maker of fine Russian leather goods...in the case of the latter, shoes would certainly be appropriate.
Paper of the Main Communications of Italy? A map.
Old Coin Exhibitions...I believe that this one was from 1956 and involved members of the Chicago Coin Club...
Perugia in Italy...oh, for a villa right now!
And the mysterious "White House" trinket box...where was this produced? And for what event?
p.s. Alice at ThatRabbitGirl posted about a delightful site called "Ephemera Now"...very fun stuff. We've said it before...we love librarians.