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All Items : Popular Collectibles : Memorabilia : Pre 1960 item #262645 (stock #C2380)
West Coast Trading Group
$35.00
Titled Sail the Sea Requires a Helmsman, this poster depicts Mao working with a fishwoman from GuanDong province. This poster was created in 1958 in memory of Mao visiting GangDong Fishing industry's musuem on April 30th, 1958. On the bottom of the poster it was Lin Biao's writing, which says the following: "Sail the great sea needs a helmsman, Revolution requires Mao's theory". As evidenced in the photo, there is minor wear and tear due to aging. Size: 14" by 21".
All Items : Popular Collectibles : Memorabilia : Pre 1960 item #263255 (stock #C2441)
West Coast Trading Group
$150.00
This rare poster features the Revolution Commender office's main characters: This poster features Mao, Lin Biao, Jiang Qing (Madam Mao), Kang Sheng, Chen Bo Da, and Zhou En Lai. The poster consists of a picture cut out of these people on the top of Tiananmen square, interviewing the Revolution Army. Each person played an integral part during the Cultural Revolution and many were later considered traitors by Mao and others were sentences to prison after the end of the Cultural Revolution. The onl...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Decorative Art : Pre 1960 item #285161 (stock #V2105)
West Coast Trading Group
$120.00
This set of post cards consists of 80 different 1930s Shanghai advertising poster images. $2 / each, with minimum purchase of 10 poster cards. $120 for the set of 80. Sizes: 4.5" by 7" / each.
All Items : Popular Collectibles : Memorabilia : Political : Posters : Pre 1960 item #345434 (stock #C2559)
West Coast Trading Group
$300.00
This 1952 poster was created by Hu Delin. It has a very different flair to the style than the Cultural Revolution era posters, Mao’s cult personality is developing though it has not been the entire theme of the poster. In this poster, PLA soldiers are seen holding Mao’s Thoughts book and a text book called “literature book”. Published by PLA art publishing house in 1952, it was printed by Beijing Art Printing Company. Total print run: 120,000. Old Chinese Characters were used as the sim...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Furnishings : Garden : Statuary : Pre 1960 item #350122 (stock #S1344)
West Coast Trading Group
$269.00
Hand Painted medicine Buddha in stone composite. Beautifully painted face and rope, it's in red and gold tones. Medicine Buddha is Buddha Gautama, who often called himself the healer of suffering inthe world, and Dharma was the medicine. Japanese people favored Medicine Buddha over other types of Buddha and often built shrine to worship this healer. Excellent piece for garden or home. Perfect for outdoor setting or indoor decor. Size: 10" x 5" x 18". approx. 60 lbs.
All Items : Popular Collectibles : Memorabilia : Political : Pre 1960 item #363666 (stock #C2626)
West Coast Trading Group
$295.00
This post Chinese revolution peace announcement notebook was sold from a Beijing Retail company in the fourth quarter of 1952. Mao's picture was featured in this notebook, as well as his quote "Love your country, love your people, love the work, treasure the countries properties". Another imprints says "Protect the Peace is every person's responsibility", other announcements and quotations from Asian and Pacific Islands Peace Summit meeting. The notebook was used to capture notes taken from pres...
All Items : Popular Collectibles : Memorabilia : Political : Pre 1960 item #365412 (stock #C2632)
West Coast Trading Group
$295.00
Titled “The pinnacle of the socialism in Chinese Rural Side”, these rare three volume books was developed by Chinese Communist Party Central Office in 1956 in Beijing. Owned by Jia Shu Ying, It was printed using the traditional Chinese character format, and read from right to left, and the sentences were vertically displayed in the old fashioned manner. A rare first edition, it was published in January 1956, amidst the Hundred Flowers Campaign, part of Three Flags campaign, which the Great ...
All Items : Popular Collectibles : Memorabilia : Political : Pre 1960 item #365519 (stock #C2636B)
West Coast Trading Group
$69.00
Political items were used for the purpose of exchanging vows or setting up dates during Cultural Revolution, since personal feelings should never be revealed and emotions were only reserved for the sake of "revolution". This was the case for this "China Diary" book, which was actually given to a couple as wedding present on Feburary 10th, 1956. This notebook, which was actually supposed to be a diary book, was used to record meeting minutes taken place in Qing Hai province, which is a province n...
All Items : Popular Collectibles : Memorabilia : Pre 1960 item #366500 (stock #C2637)
West Coast Trading Group
$500.00
Titled "Soviet Union is our best friend", this rare set of 6 independent posters feature a variety of black and white photos of Soviet's participation in building a Communist China, many are photos that were banned after Soviet-China split in the 1950s. The poster also featured a photo of Soviet establishing dimplatic relations with China in 1949. Detailed descriptions of Soviet's help in building a new china was written in the traditional Chinese character format. An Shan steel company was used...
All Items : Popular Collectibles : Memorabilia : Political : Pre 1960 item #367823 (stock #C2648)
West Coast Trading Group
$49.00
Poster is titled "People's Commune is Good", and shows farmers and peasants celebrating the establishment of People's Commune, which was one of the campaigns in the 1950s. In the background, flags were showing with the sign of "Long live to People's Commune." Wood block print, 1958.
All Items : Popular Collectibles : Memorabilia : Political : Posters : Pre 1960 item #522815 (stock #C2792)
West Coast Trading Group
$59 - SOLD
This modern opera poster from the Cultural Revolution era is for a well known story called "Taken the Tiger Mountain by Strategy", referring to the story of one PLA soldier strategically penetrate a Nationalist Party regiment. This is one of the eight Modern Revolutionary Peking Opera movie posters. Produced by China Movie Production Company, October 1967. 0.08 Yuan.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Furnishings : Garden : Statuary : Pre 1960 item #655888 (stock #S1385)
West Coast Trading Group
$309.00
This beautiful hand carved stone Buddhist Monk statue is measured 8.5" wide and 16" tall. This piece came from our three-piece collection which was obtained from HeBei region of China. Gilded statues are often signs of that the piece came from a temple, the golden paint would have been re-applied on a regular basis to show respect to the Buddha. The Chinese Buddhists believed Buddha and his deciphers often wear golden leaved clothing. Shipping weight: 45 lbs.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Metalwork : Pre 1960 item #773822 (stock #B2057)
West Coast Trading Group
$259.00
Cast Iron Gilt Buddha sitting in meditation pose on lotus pedals while holding a lotus. The lotus may be shown with eight petals, symbolic of the Noble Eightfold path. Lotus flowers were associated with purity and spiritual perfection. Intricate details Size: 8.5" by 6.5" by 13.5". Weight: 18 lbs.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Metalwork : Pre 1960 item #889627 (stock #M2095)
West Coast Trading Group
$249.00
Lovely Guan Yin bust in cast iron. 4" x 8.5" x10" tall. shippable weight" ~ 15 lbs.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Furnishings : Garden : Statuary : Pre 1960 item #889633 (stock #S1409)
West Coast Trading Group
$89.00
This beautiful hand carved marble stone guan yin head is a great office decor piece which evokes a very unique zen element. 3.5" X 3.5" x 5.5"
All Items : Popular Collectibles : Memorabilia : Political : Posters : Pre 1960 item #933018 (stock #C2934)
West Coast Trading Group
$1,095.00
Perhaps one of the rarest posters from the Communist China, this poster from 1956 in both Chinese and Tibetan shows Mao Ze Dong and Dali Lama, along with other Tibetan leaders meeting and gathering in Beijing, created from a photo taken during their meeting. China took control of Tibet in 1950s, Dali Lama went into exile since then. A very determined Communist China set up government in Tibet and started its occupation of Tibet in 1950s. This very timely and possibly one of the very few images o...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Decorative Art : Pre 1960 item #942258 (stock #O2051)
West Coast Trading Group
$229.00
This stone carving of a mystical creature was found in the Shannxi region - featuring a fertility goddess riding on top of another creature which appears to be kneeling down. Style of this statue is believed to be resembling an ancient form of praying for fertility in northwestern China. This statue is measured 9" tall, 2" deep. Hand carved in black soap stone.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Indian Subcontinent : Himalayas : Pre 1950 item #99998 (stock #T2004)
West Coast Trading Group
$59.00
Tibetan folk art - Mask. This interesting piece of wall hanging is a typical image in Tibetan culture. This wooden mask was hand painted and hand carved. 9" x 6".