WWII PROPAGANDA: Штьік. Сатирический сборник Штьік. Сатирический сборник. К XXIV годовщине PKKA [Št’іk. Satiričeskij sbornik. K XXIV godovshchine PKKA- / Dagger. Satirical Magazine. At the 24th Anniversary of the Red Army].
A magnificent rare magazine with anti-Nazi caricatures by Abkhazian artists, printed in red, green, and black, was issued during WWII in Sukhumi.
Author: Союз советских художников Aбхазии [Sojuz sovetskih hudožnikov Abhazii / Union of Soviet Artists of Abkhazia].
Place and Year: Sukhumi, Abkhazia (Georgia): February 1942.
Technique: 4°, 16 pp. full page illustrations printed in red, green and black, stapled (Very Good, wrappers slightly dusty, soft folds in margins).
This highly decorative satirical magazine with full size caricatures, printed in green, black and red only, was published in 1942, the year of the Battle of Caucasus and just before the Battle of Stalingrad.
The Russian army, here always marked with red colour, is shown overpowering, tricking and beating up somehow ridiculous looking Germans.
This is a superb example of WWII Russian propaganda and printing in provincial centers.
According to the imprint on p. 2 the magazine was printed in 3000 examples.
We could not trace any other examples of the magazines on the market nor in institutions worldwide.