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All Items : Popular Collectibles : Memorabilia : Pre 1970 item #147425 (stock #C2207)
West Coast Trading Group
$79.00
This Cultural Revolution Color Ceramics depicts two vivacious "sent down" girls taking a break between farm field works. The communist party sent millions of school age kids to the farm land, as part of "re-education" program in the 60s and 70s. Many school age teenagers never returned home after the end of the Cultural Revolution. Certainly the image portrayed in this well designed color ceramics sculpture was the message carried out by the central government. Size: 10" tall by 5" deep by ...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Metalwork : Pre 1970 item #193908 (stock #B2001)
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$79.00
This beautiful bronze Chinese buddha is 7" W by 5.5" D by 10" T and weighs approx. 5 lbs. His hand stands in Buddhashramana mudra, known as the Gesture Beyond Misery (Buddha-Shramana Mudra) also called an ascetic’s Gesture of Renunciation.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Metalwork : Pre 1970 item #193950 (stock #B2003)
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$79.00
This Bronze Buddhist Statue is 7" Wide by 5.5" Deep by 11" Tall and is in his Gesture of Renunciation Mudra.
All Items : Popular Collectibles : Memorabilia : Pre 1970 item #297853 (stock #C2516)
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$79.00
These two 2-sided posters comes is a depiction of a well known movie made prior to Chinese Cultural Revolution called “Chang Yang Go”, it is a propaganda movie about a city woman finding love in the rural side by marrying a poor farmer, and convincing her mother to move to the rural side as well. This class educational poster was made in reference to Mao’s wish for city youth to go down to the rural sides and learn from the farmers and working with farmers side by side. Size: 30” by 21...
All Items : Popular Collectibles : Memorabilia : Political : Pre 1970 item #355322 (stock #C2610)
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$79.00
Ceramic Vase of Mao and Lin Biao. Also on the vase are images of the three proletarian class of citizens (PLA soldier, worker and farmer.) Slogan says "Revolution promotes production, work and preparation for war". 10" x 10" (diameter measured from the middle) x 13.5" H.
All Items : Popular Collectibles : Memorabilia : Political : Pre 1980 item #401851 (stock #C2691)
West Coast Trading Group
$79.00
This set of two records contain songs from the famous Revolutionary Peking Opera "Song of the Dragon River". It was adopted and performed by the "Song of the Dragon River" Group of Shanghai, with recording made in January 1972. Manufactured by China Recording company, Distributed by Guozi Shudian, China Publications Center. 33 1/3 RPM. 10". As evidenced by the stamps, this set of records belonged to a broadcasting office, these two records were likely used for broadcasting the songs to the compa...
All Items : Popular Collectibles : Memorabilia : Political : Posters : Pre 1980 item #542605 (stock #C2861)
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$79.00
This poster is named after the famous slogan of "Industry must learn from Da Qing", it shows a group of happy steel workers. In the background a female worker is recording test result. Ji Dong Nan area art creative group, Shanxi People's Publishing house, 1972. 0.10 Yuan.
All Items : Popular Collectibles : Memorabilia : Political : Posters : Pre 1980 item #818902 (stock #C2900)
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$79.00
The phrase of "Jian Ku Pu Su" which was first used to describe the red army soliders' condition and spirit during the Long March was used often by the Chinese government to educate the people on how to be overcome difficulities. Jian Ku Pu Su means "Difficulty, Bitterness, Simple and Humble". The government wanted people not to be excessive, to be recycling minded and not to be rid of things just because it's old or used. In this image, it shows a student sewing up an outfit. Jan 1978. Shanghai ...
All Items : Popular Collectibles : Memorabilia : Political : Posters : Pre 1980 item #818964 (stock #C2909)
West Coast Trading Group
$79.00
This poster has clearly seen better days on the wall of a health clinic, in a village. In the middle to late 70s, due to the overgrowth of Chinese population, the Chinese government implemented a mandatory "One Child" policy, which mandates all Chinese couples to only have one child per family. It started with Planned Parenthood with a softer tone. In this poster it shows happy peasant and a woman tractor driver and with calligraphy it described why it's important to "plan birth" carefully, whic...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Indian Subcontinent : Himalayas : Pre 1950 item #100006 (stock #T2005)
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$75.00
This carved Tibetan wooden jewelry box has complex carving and is meticulously well maintained.
All Items : Popular Collectibles : Memorabilia : Political : Posters : Pre 1990 item #818881 (stock #C2896)
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$75.00
A very keen indicator of China's open door policy was the transition of propaganda poster themes. This poster which was produced in 1980 shows a western world child and a Chinese child side by side, titled "the Friendship Flower Blossoms", this poster signified the transitional mood the Chinese government was in during the late 70s and early 80s. Published by Shanghai People's Art Publishing House. 30" x 21".
All Items : Popular Collectibles : Memorabilia : Political : Posters : Pre 2000 item #818889 (stock #C2897)
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$75.00
Titled "The motherland is with our heart", this Chinese educational propaganda poster was distributed to schools and other public places as propaganda materials for young children of China. In this poster it shows students holding Chinese traditional symbols like the red lantern and the Chinese communist flag. 1991. Shanghai People's Art publishing house. 58,500 copies were ever produced. 0.50 yuan.
All Items : Popular Collectibles : Memorabilia : Political : Posters : Pre 1990 item #818894 (stock #C2898)
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$75.00
Titled "Heroic stories are in our memories", this poster was one of the hero worship propaganda campaigns conducted by the Chinese government in the late 80s. In this poster, a young student is holding a diary and writing down stories of Chinese communist government's heroes and martyrs. Sichuan Art Publishing house, August 1987, 49,920 in print. 0.26 yuan. 30" x 21".
All Items : Popular Collectibles : Memorabilia : Political : Posters : Pre 1990 item #818898 (stock #C2899)
West Coast Trading Group
$75.00
A very popular phrase in the Chinese students' morale education is this - "Help Others are what makes me happy," this catch phrase was engrained in the Chinese children's mind, in that as part of the social education classes, students are required to conduct "Helping others" activities outside of school and report back to the teachers. Those Chinese pupils who demonstrated these abilities were rewarded. This poster shows a young pupil holding a number of umbrella in a stormy weather, implying th...
All Items : Popular Collectibles : Memorabilia : Political : Posters : Pre 1990 item #818905 (stock #C2901)
West Coast Trading Group
$75.00
It just goes to show you that even though China is considered one of the most polluted place on earth, it does not mean that the government does not want to change it. The effort to convert untamable land and hills into shades of green started many decades ago. This poster shows two young farmers planning trees, titled "Increase the speed of green movement for hills, must make yellow dragon into green dragon". This poster was produced by the Forestry Department, published by Chinese Environmenta...
All Items : Popular Collectibles : Memorabilia : Political : Posters : Pre 1980 item #818966 (stock #C2911)
West Coast Trading Group
$75.00
Titled "How to prevent airway diseases", this Chinese hygiene poster was used in medical offices with the intent to educate the masses on how to prevent spreadable diseases during the flu season. It shows northern Chinese in winter attires, with words describing that in the winter and spring which is flu season, people ought to be careful. Because it was still during the Cultural Revolution era, Mao's quotation were used to alert the priority is still "revolution and increase productivity". Chan...
All Items : Popular Collectibles : Memorabilia : Pre 1970 item #108281 (stock #C2070)
West Coast Trading Group
$70.00
Full length Mao's statue in bronze. This Cultural Revolution Memorabilia has seen its age, however still in decent shape. In this bronze statue, Mao is wearing the army general's full size coat, with one hand extended, as if he is interviewing his Cultural Revolution Army. Size: height 6.20", base width 1.18", base length 1.18".
All Items : Popular Collectibles : Memorabilia : Pre 1970 item #104894 (stock #C2056A)
West Coast Trading Group
$69.00
Size: 15" (height) by 7" (diameter). There are two small variations to this unusually shaped vase. As noted on the below photos, the Mao's Quotation printed on the neck of the vases are different.