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All Items : Popular Collectibles : Memorabilia : Pre 1980 item #193193 (stock #C2249)
West Coast Trading Group
$25.00
This medium size Cultural Revolution Mao's plaque features Mao in Red Army uniform and hat. On the lower side of the plaque it has Mao's Words imprints. On the back side of the plaque it features the famous first Big Letter Post except, titled "Bomb the Commender Office". Size: 6.3" W by 8.6" T by 2.3" D.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Decorative Art : Pre 1940 item #101702 (stock #V2069)
West Coast Trading Group
$24.00
"My Dear" brand or otherwise known as "MeiLi" in Chinese (translates into "Beautiful") brand cigarette advertising poster features a modern lady smoking a long cigarette. "My Dear" brand, is product belonging to HuanChen Cigarette company, as evidenced by the company name printed on the left of the poster. Size: 31.5" long by 20.5" wide.
All Items : Popular Collectibles : Memorabilia : Political : Posters : Pre 1980 item #702308 (stock #C2887)
West Coast Trading Group
$95.00
Titled "Act in a Revolutionary Play, be a Revolutionary," this poster depicts a young girl getting dressed to play the lead character from the Red Lantern, a modern Peking Opera play created during the Cultural Revolution. China Art publishing house, 1973. 0.15 Yuan. 30" x 20".
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 : Popular Collectibles : Memorabilia : Political : Posters : Pre 1970 item #522817 (stock #C2793)
West Coast Trading Group
$59.00
This modern opera poster from the Cultural Revolution era is for a well known story called "the Legend of Red Lantern", referring to the story of an orphan of two communist party members's undercover work with several other pro communist party citizens. 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 : Decorative Art : Pre 1940 item #103122 (stock #V2077)
West Coast Trading Group
$24.00
This black and white movie advertisement poster features the most famous movie star of the time in Shanghai 1930. Her name is Butterfly Wu ("Hu Die" in putonghua romanization), and she was a true screen phenomenon. Born in Shanghai to a Cantonese family in 1908 (some sources say 1906), and raised in northern China, Butterfly was fluent in Mandarin and Cantonese, which proved a career boon when the Chinese motion pictures learned to talk.When Butterfly made her debut in 1924, though, the ci...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Decorative Art : Pre 1940 item #69680 (stock #V2027)
West Coast Trading Group
$24 SOLD
Zhou Xuan, the Marilyn Monroe of 1930 Shanghai, was a movie star and a pop singer. Her tragic early death elevated her status from a movie star to a legend. This vintage poster came from a magazine cover from her early days, In this poster, Zhou Xuan was still referred as a new rising star. Size: 31.5" long by 20.5" wide. For additional and detailed photos please visit our mirror site at http://www.zitantique.com/poster.html. Should you be interested, you may also place an order online at our m...
All Items : Popular Collectibles : Memorabilia : Political : Posters : Pre 1970 item #336330 (stock #C2540)
West Coast Trading Group
$59.00
"Must continue the Great Proletarian Cultural revolution to the end!" wood block print, shows the worker and the PLA soldier holding down a flag that says the above slogan and putting down the enemy class of capitalist roader, counterrevolutionaries, economy oriented theory, and those who want to destroy the great proletarian cultural revolution. Shen Yang military department, Feb 1969.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Hardstones : Pre 1970 item #305637 (stock #O2049)
West Coast Trading Group
$159 each / $275 pair - SOLD
Nephrite stone carving of a duck, with lotus pedal to be used as brush wash basin. 9” x 3.5” x 5”. 6 lbs. Matching pair, one facing left the other facing right.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Metalwork : Pre 1970 item #195851 (stock #B2011)
West Coast Trading Group
$12.00
This holiday season, give a gift that is both charming and meaningful. This 5 nesting turtles each carries a set of Chinese Fengshui stamps that says Good Fortune, Lucky, or Happiness. The nesting turtles are perfect usage as a paper weight or stamps to a holiday letter.
All Items : Popular Collectibles : Memorabilia : Political : Posters : Pre 1970 item #522612 (stock #C2776)
West Coast Trading Group
$89.00
Titled "Time is Money," this poster features the famous Canadian doctor Norman Bethune, Dr. Bai Qiuen, riding a horse, racing to rescue another patient. According to Wikipedia, the following was said about Dr. Bethune: "Bethune was an early proponent of universal health care, the success of which he observed during a visit to the Soviet Union. As a doctor in Montréal, Bethune frequently sought out the poor and gave them free medical care. As a thoracic surgeon, he travelled to Spain (1936-1937)...
All Items : Fine Art : Mixed Media : Contemporary item #426123 (stock #P2021)
West Coast Trading Group
$189.00
This is an original oil collage painting on canvas created by an up and coming Chinese Avant Garde artist W. Ju. Oil collage is an unusual medium for a typical Chinese painter, however this east meets west artwork has proven that there is boundary to art. 19" x 24".
All Items : Popular Collectibles : Memorabilia : Political : Posters : Pre 1980 item #702304 (stock #C2885)
West Coast Trading Group
$89.00
This original poster is titled "I am helping Grandpa with his new revolution." It shows a boy and a girl working a design print with a farmer. May 1974. Tianjin people's art publishing house.
All Items : Popular Collectibles : Memorabilia : Pre 1990 item #132560 (stock #C2156)
West Coast Trading Group
$59.00
This poster was often seen in the late 70s and early 80s in rural sides of China during each Chinese New Year. Many motifs were employed in this rather complex and vibrant painting. Ruyi, Peach, Fish and the fruit of “Buddha’s Hand”, are all symbols of Longevity. The chubby kid holding a peach while wearing a necklace that said “Live to be one hundred years” symbolizes longevity and was a quite popular image back then. Now with the obesity problem among Chinese children, this image h...
All Items : Popular Collectibles : Memorabilia : Pre 1980 item #133498 (stock #C2174)
West Coast Trading Group
$59.00
This Chinese propaganda poster features a chubby healthy Chinese kid playing a toy and putting pieces together. Titled "Step by Step", this non political themed poster was a reflection of changes in Chinese political atmosphere shortly after Chinese Cultural Revolution. Post Cultural Revolution, school education system was re-established, and kids are returning to school. There was an re-emphasis in school education and one child policy. The chubby kid image was one that advocated by the Chinese...
All Items : Popular Collectibles : Memorabilia : Pre 1990 item #135835 (stock #C2182)
West Coast Trading Group
$59.00
This is an elementary school poster featuring a kid with her doll. Titled "the loudspeaker sounds again".
All Items : Popular Collectibles : Memorabilia : Political : Posters : Pre 1980 item #932852 (stock #C2931)
West Coast Trading Group
$109.00
Titled "The People's Liberation Army and the People are as close as family", this original Chinese Cultural Revolution poster depicts a young PLA solider giving a little boy a haircut. Published by the People's Publishing house, and sold for 0.16 yuan, this 30" x 20" poster is a quintessential Chinese propaganda image that defined the role of the PLA army, which is to serve the people.
All Items : Popular Collectibles : Memorabilia : Pre 1990 item #189515 (stock #C2232)
West Coast Trading Group
$59.00
Titled "Learn to Count - 7," this educational poster features six kids helping an older woman who appears to be a veteran's family member. This poster didn't have a date stamp, however it indicated that this was used as first grade classroom educational material and published by TianJin publishing house. Judging by the theme of the poster this poster is likely from the early 1980's. Size: 30" by 21".