Lot 25: Early Mao Badge, on the front is a relief
October 4, 2012
London, United KingdomLive Auction
Description: Early Mao Badge, on the front is a relief 'Portrait of Chairman Mao'; on the back 'Chairman Mao, Made by Ping Shun Xia Village, Promote Production' with the five-pointed star emblem with hammer and sickle of the Red Army; diameter 30 mm, some rubbing and surface wear, with u-shaped loop on top, c.1938-1947. ***Rare early Chairman Mao badge, hand-made by soldiers in the liberated region allegedly using the metal from discarded toothpaste tubes;.