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Auction Description for Dreweatts: Red China 1921 - 1976
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www.invaluable.com/dreweatts1759 for Live! Sales, or www.bloomsburyauctions.com

Red China 1921 - 1976

by Dreweatts & Bloomsbury


287 lots with images

October 4, 2012

Live Auction

Bloomsbury House

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London, W1S 1PP United Kingdom

Phone: +44 (0)207 495 9494

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Rare Photo Book with comic strip balloon dialogue

Lot 101: Rare Photo Book with comic strip balloon dialogue

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Description: Rare Photo Book with comic strip balloon dialogue from Huo Bao opera, 2 vol.only (of 3) in 1, [each one of 5000 copies], illustrated with stills by Lian Yi Studio based on a stage performance, 126 - [130-] 254pp., original coloured pictorial wrappers, wear to edges, Director: Huang ZuoLin; Playwright: Du Wei, etc., New Art Publishing House, Shanghai, 1953; First Branch of Colour Printing Factory, Shanghai, 16mo, 1953. ***At the beginning of the Korean War a patriotic movement of resisting the US and aiding Korea unfolded in China. As a response the Shanghai People's Arts Theatre mobilised more than 140 actors and performed this Huo Bao (a type of opera) for Resisting US and Assisting Korea. The purpose of this show was to expose the US cultural, economic and military aggression towards China. A play of 33 acts and 50 scenes such as this one was very rare on the stage at the time. In order to help readers understand US aggression the publisher compiled this photo book illustrated with stills from the stage performance..

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The Glory of Marxist-Leninist-Mao Zedong Thought

Lot 102: The Glory of Marxist-Leninist-Mao Zedong Thought

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Description: The Glory of Marxist-Leninist-Mao Zedong Thought shines over New China, poster showing Chairman Mao in brown uniform with a topographic rendition of New China behind him and a waving flag with portraits of the other great figures of communism, 768 x 1079 mm, some marginal creases, edge tears, by Zhou Cheng Lun. People's Art Publishing House (Beijing); Beijing XinHua Printing Factory, 1953.

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Chinese-Soviet Cooperation, poster reads: 'With

Lot 103: Chinese-Soviet Cooperation, poster reads: 'With

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Description: Chinese-Soviet Cooperation, poster reads: 'With the great help of the Soviet Union, We will try our best to realise the industrialisation of our country one step at a time', a Chinese official holds 'The Five Year Development Plan for the People's Republic of China', while a Russian official holds 'Plan for Developing and Redesigning 141 Factories for China' as they shake hands flanked by the two national flags, a factory complex in the background, first printing, 768 x 527 mm, minor soiling, handling creases, by Cai Zheng Hua, Eastern China Publishing House (Shanghai) 1953; Eastern China Printing Factory(Shanghai), 1953.

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Diagrams for the First National Economic

Lot 104: Diagrams for the First National Economic

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Description: Diagrams for the First National Economic Development Five-Year Plan, set of 24 sheets illustrating the economic development plans for the period 1953-1957 in the People's Republic of China, illustrated in diagrams, pictures, maps and pictographs, each sheet 260 x 368 mm, 1953.

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Fighting North and South & Five Love Pictures, two

Lot 105: Fighting North and South & Five Love Pictures, two

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Description: Fighting North and South & Five Love Pictures, two uncut picture sheets, each with 60 story cards, the first numbered with captions on the back, showing People's Liberation Army soldiers bravely battling against and defeating the Nationalist troops (Kuomintang), while the second (published by The Shanghai Mei Wen Paperwork Factory, Shanghai, circa 1950s) shows examples of 'love for the motherland, love for the people, love of labour, love of science and love of public property', illustrated with children several of whom are "Young Pioneers", 388 x 270 mm, untrimmed. DaHu Publishing House and DaLu Art printing factory, Shanghai, 1954.

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Jiang Jieshi (Chiang Kai-Shek) Selected Writings

Lot 106: Jiang Jieshi (Chiang Kai-Shek) Selected Writings

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Description: Jiang Jieshi (Chiang Kai-Shek) Selected Writings of President Chiang Kai-Shek, 5 vol., including speeches, articles and essays by Chiang Kai-Shek from June 1924 to September 1952 on philosophy, party administration, politics, military affairs and education (somewhat parallel to Mao's Selected Works published in Peking, 1951-1953), uniform printed grey paper wrappers, stain from ribbon ties, Central Committee, Taipei, Taiwan, 1952; Central Committee Cultural Relics Supply Department, Taipei, Taiwan, 1954; and 4 others, 8vo (9)

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Against Negligence and Carelessness, Enhance

Lot 107: Against Negligence and Carelessness, Enhance

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Description: Against Negligence and Carelessness, Enhance Political Vigilance, two-panel poster showing a wire-tapped spy trying to get information from a cadre while in a cafe, below is a caricature of Chiang Kai-Shek as a Nationalist officer listening, first printing 35,000 copies, 762 x 527 mm, stained, creased, edge tears and pinholes, by Tao Mou Ji, Shanghai People's Art Publishing House (Shanghai), 1955; Min Xi Printing Factory (Shanghai), 1955.

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We must liberate Taiwan, 15 works on Taiwan's

Lot 108: We must liberate Taiwan, 15 works on Taiwan's

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Description: We must liberate Taiwan, 15 works on Taiwan's geography and culture, and pamphlets against America's meddling in Taiwan, including 'Must Liberate Taiwan', 'America's Invasion of Taiwan', 'Attack JinMen Island at Night', 'History of America's Invasion of Taiwan', some ex-library copies, various publishers and printers, various bindings, 8vo, 1954-1955 (15)

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The Courageous Achievements of the People's

Lot 109: The Courageous Achievements of the People's

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Description: The Courageous Achievements of the People's Liberation Army, two photo-pictorial posters showing the achievements of the PLA in four periods: the birth of PLA and the land reform revolution (1927-1937), the anti-Japanese war (1937-1945), the people's Liberation war (1946-1950), modernisation and re-structure of the PLA (1951-55), includes early pictures of Mao and Zhu in the liberated territory, first printings, 533 x 775 mm, some soiling, vertical folds, edge tear, Shanghai People's Art Publishing House (Shanghai), 1955; Jing Hua First Printing Factory (Shanghai), 1955.

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Welcoming the World Democracy Youth Delegation,

Lot 110: Welcoming the World Democracy Youth Delegation,

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Description: Welcoming the World Democracy Youth Delegation, rare small poster depicting marching representatives of the World Democracy Youth Delegation from different countries, 375 x 518 mm, stained. Shanghai Pictorial Collective Publishing House (Shanghai), 1955; Cheng Zheng Tai Printing Factory (Shanghai), 1955.

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Original panoramic photograph, the Leaders of the

Lot 111: Original panoramic photograph, the Leaders of the

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Description: Original panoramic photograph, the Leaders of the Central Committee of the Chinese Communist Party receiving the scientists who participated in making the national long term science plan, in the front row there are Li Si Guang (geologist), Guo Mo Ruo, Zhou En Lai, Mao Ze Dong, Zhu De, Chen Yun, Lin Bo Qu, Deng Xiao Ping and Nie Rong Zhen, among others, gelatin silver print, 203 x 1187 mm, creased at centre, some staining, Da Bei Studio, 1956. ***In 1956 about 600 scientists from around the country spent over half a year in making the first science and technology development plan in Chinese history - "Summary for long term science and technology development plan from 1957 to 1967"..

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Soviet Union - Friend of the Working People of the

Lot 112: Soviet Union - Friend of the Working People of the

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Description: Soviet Union - Friend of the Working People of the World, original watercolour for a poster commemorating the 40th anniversary of the Russian Revolution and founding of the Soviet Union, showing a Russian youth holding out his hand to the world with the Kremlin Palace and St Basil's Cathedral behind him, this image was presented at the international 'Exhibition Fair for Graphic Arts from Socialist Countries' with exhibition label on the back, 1085 x 666 mm, creases and folds, vertical tear at top affecting face, by Luo Er Chun, together with the printed poster (13300 copies printed), 765 x 463 mm, creased with horizontal folds, framed, Beijing XinHua Printing Factory, ChaoHua Art Publishing House (Beijing), 1957 (2) ***Created by the artist Luo Er Chun who became famous because of this painting. He was born on April 10th, 1930 in Hunan province, graduated from Suzhou Art Institute, taught in the Central Art Academy, and became editor at the People's Art Publishing House..

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Logics of Pirates, 92 (of 100) prints supporting

Lot 113: Logics of Pirates, 92 (of 100) prints supporting

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Description: Logics of Pirates, 92 (of 100) prints supporting Middle Eastern and African peoples' fight against US and British Imperialism, with illustrations and captions, first leaf (map) seriously defective at right; and 4 books on China's support for African, Asian and Middle Eastern Countries' struggle against US, published by Current Affairs Magazine, folio, 1958 (5)

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Pictorial Pamphlet for Militia Training, first

Lot 114: Pictorial Pamphlet for Militia Training, first

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Description: Pictorial Pamphlet for Militia Training, first edition, illustrated with 25 colour photographs of weapons and how to fire a rifle (on 8pp) and 13pp colour maps including the route of the Long March, location of various military battles with the Nationalists, Community bases during the Japanese occupation, and a particularly poignant map showing "Taiwan, the beautiful abandoned island of its Motherland", [ii]21pp + [1] rear cover, original colour pictorial wrappers, compiled by the Battalion of Mechanism & Electronic Factory. Shanghai: DaYe Printing Factory for the Map Publishing House, sold by Xin Hua Book Store, 8vo, 1958.

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American Invaders Get Out of Lebanon, colour

Lot 115: American Invaders Get Out of Lebanon, colour

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Description: American Invaders Get Out of Lebanon, colour poster showing an American officer getting punched out of Lebanon by a giant fist, while the 'Sixth Fleet' warship is sinking, first printing, 530 x 702 mm, backed, upper part with restoration, by Ma San He, Hubei People's Publishing House (Wuhan, Hubei Province), 1958; Hankou Xinhua Printing Factory (Hankou, Hubei Province), 1958.

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Peace Must Triumph Over War, protesting against

Lot 116: Peace Must Triumph Over War, protesting against

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Description: Peace Must Triumph Over War, protesting against western intervention in the Middle East primarily by the Americans and British, "Invade Lebanon" and "Invade Jordan", as personified by two soldiers on stone plinths amid a red sea of turbulent waves with repeated words 'Opposition', 'Protest', 'Blame' and 'Scold', second printing, 527 x 375 mm, by Hua Jun Wu, vertical crease, stab holes for hanging at top and bottom, back pasted with cut-out propaganda designs and cartoons from the period. People's Art Publishing House (Beijing), 1958; Worker's Publishing House Printing Factory (Beijing), 1958.

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Four Children during the Great Leap Forward, two

Lot 117: Four Children during the Great Leap Forward, two

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Description: Four Children during the Great Leap Forward, two pairs of matching vintage plaster and painted ceramic sculptures showing children with giant melons and cabbage, also holding a sheaf of wheat ("Peace Year after Year") and a large golden carp ("Abundance Year after Year") - all icons of prosperity, tallest 165 mm high x 133 mm long, chips to boy with cabbage, 1958-1961 (4)

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Increase the Iron and Grain Production, Smash the

Lot 118: Increase the Iron and Grain Production, Smash the

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Description: Increase the Iron and Grain Production, Smash the American Wolf, poster depicting the combination of grain power and steel manufacture to produce a strong weapon to defeat the enemy, first printing, 1054 x 378 mm, edge tears, created by the Central Handicraft and Art Institute Collective, People's Art Publishing House (Beijing), 1958; Beijing People's Printing Factory (Beijing), 1958.

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Red Flag Diorama, mixed media diorama depicting an

Lot 119: Red Flag Diorama, mixed media diorama depicting an

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Description: Red Flag Diorama, mixed media diorama depicting an electric power plant beside a dam in painted wood, with a large flag in the foreground with three-dimensional portrait of Chairman Mao and "Red Flag" written on the banner, with cord tassel, 489 x 730 mm on larger board, framed and glazed in an elaborately carved shadow-box frame, c.1959.

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Commemorative photograph, panoramic gelatin silver

Lot 120: Commemorative photograph, panoramic gelatin silver

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Description: Commemorative photograph, panoramic gelatin silver print of Mao and high ranking officials receiving the People's Liberation Army on the 10th anniversary of the Founding of the PRC, 279 x 1930 mm, some browning and discolouration. Da Bei Studio, 1959. ***Chinese Communist Party Central Committee Chairman Mao Tse-Tung, Vice-Chairman Liu Shao Qi, Zhou En Lai, Zhu De, Lin Biao, Political Committee Member Peng Zhen, Marshals of People's Republic of China Liu Bo Cheng, He Long, Chen Yi, Luo Rong Huan and Ye Jian Ying receiving the representatives of the People's Liberation Army for National Day celebration on October 5th 1959 in Beijing..

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Plough the Soil Deep, Launch the Satellite High,

Lot 121: Plough the Soil Deep, Launch the Satellite High,

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Description: Plough the Soil Deep, Launch the Satellite High, three Great Leap Forward-themed posters with images of prosperity and abundance by Huang Jin, comprising: a) a multi-coloured woodblock showing babies holding a giant cotton flower, corn and string beans, 762 x 533 mm, 1959 b) 'Work hard to develop agricultural production'; 'Be dedicated to increasing the grain harvest', each one of 3300 copies printed, 375 x 546 mm, 1960, both from Hebei People's Art Publishing House (Shijiazhuang, Hebei Province); Beijing People's Printing Factory (Beijing) (3)

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Six cut-outs, group of six cut-outs, watercolour

Lot 122: Six cut-outs, group of six cut-outs, watercolour

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Description: Six cut-outs, group of six cut-outs, watercolour and pastel tableaux made of lawanit board depicting children, re-educated youth in the countryside, young pioneers, etc., various sizes, with stick supports and stands, some minor losses, c.1960-1965. ***Probably used as stage sets for school theatrical presentations, slogans on the cup, hat and shirt date these as propaganda for the Call to Youth to go to the countryside in the early 1960s..

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Sunday [Chores], watercolour on paper, depicting

Lot 123: Sunday [Chores], watercolour on paper, depicting

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Description: Sunday [Chores], watercolour on paper, depicting young pioneers who volunteer to come and help a military family at weekends, the paper banner pasted on the door declares 'Long Live Chairman Mao, Chairman Mao's Mercy is as Heavy as a Mountain', exhibited at the Art Works and Photograph Exhibition of 1975 in YanTaiDistrict (with label), 711 x 864 mm on larger paper, framed and glazed, by Liu Rui, c.1960. ***Young Pioneers began with the founding of the PRC and was the first stage for young citizens to begin their training before eventually becoming members of the Chinese Communist Party. Wearing the red scarf (a symbol representing a corner of the National Flag stained with the blood of Revolutionary martyrs) was a badge of honour..

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Taking Our Root Among the Masses, Never Change our

Lot 124: Taking Our Root Among the Masses, Never Change our

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Description: Taking Our Root Among the Masses, Never Change our True Colour, highly accomplished poster design in original watercolour gouache depicting two iron workers tending the furnace, a smelting scene in the background, with white paper cut-out character caption at foot, 730 x 1040 mm, matted and framed, late 1960s.

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Posters for Common Sense Protection against

Lot 125: Posters for Common Sense Protection against

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Description: Posters for Common Sense Protection against Atomic, Chemical and Bacterial Warfare, 11 (of 14) educational posters teaching people how to react and protect themselves against atomic, chemical and biological weapons, also showing the aftermath of an atomic explosion, how to properly clean oneself, a variety equipment to use after chemical warfare proliferation, etc., 539 x 775 mm, creased where folded, some tears at margins, corner pinholes, various repairs, Publishing Department of the General Staff Department of the People's Liberation Army (Beijing), 1960.

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Lin Biao Calligraphy by Lin Biao, calligraphy

Lot 126: Lin Biao Calligraphy by Lin Biao, calligraphy

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Description: Lin Biao Calligraphy by Lin Biao, calligraphy reads: 'Earnestly Strive for the better construction of the People's Liberation Army', with two red stamps impressed on verso: 'The Political Department of the Lan Zhou Military District of the People's Liberation Army', and 'The Revolutionary Committee of GanSu Province', executed on thin paper, mounted on paper with silk borders, 670 x 470 mm, on larger silk mount, some minor staining, 1960.

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For 61 Proletarian Brothers, two copies of the

Lot 127: For 61 Proletarian Brothers, two copies of the

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Description: For 61 Proletarian Brothers, two copies of the same cartoon book in different languages, illustrated on each page, including a fold-out at the end, original pictorial wrappers, Ethnic Publishing House, Beijing, 1960; JingHua printing factory, Beijing, 16mo, 1960. ***One in Uighur (limited to 7000 copies) the other in Kazakh (limited to 2500 copies) about the very well reported incident that happened on February 2nd, 1960, when 61 workers at a dam construction site were poisoned by a counter-revolutionary. The government then air-dropped medicines to rescue them in time; however while all the workers were saved, many had after-effects and died of other related diseases..

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Lenin (Vladimir Ilyich) 12 pamphlets of excerpts

Lot 128: Lenin (Vladimir Ilyich) 12 pamphlets of excerpts

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Description: Lenin (Vladimir Ilyich) 12 pamphlets of excerpts from various works by Lenin, published by the Foreign Languages Press, Beijing, including: Long Live Leninism, 1960; Lenin on the Struggle Against Revisionism, 1960; Imperialism, The Highest Stage of Capitalism. A Popular Outline, 1965; Lenin's Prediction on the Revolutionary Storms in the East, 1967, original wrappers, 8vo (12)

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Riboud (Marc) Three photographs, three gelatin

Lot 129: Riboud (Marc) Three photographs, three gelatin

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Description: Riboud (Marc) Three photographs, three gelatin silver prints, each with photographer's stamp on verso, including a candid Portrait of Chairman Mao taken in 1957, together with: 'Picture of the Peking Arts School' in the late 1950s and 'Out of the Past', a mid-1960s picture of Chinese farmers still working in the traditional ways, using an ox to plough and wearing straw raincoats, c.247 x 168 mm, Amsterdam, ABC Press, 1957-1965. ***Riboud was among the earliest Western photographers allowed access into China after the formation of the PRC..

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Porcelain Mao Bust in wooden shrine, fine

Lot 130: Porcelain Mao Bust in wooden shrine, fine

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Description: Porcelain Mao Bust in wooden shrine, fine porcelain bust of Chairman Mao with slogans at its base: 'Long Live the Great Teacher, Great Leader, Great Commander-in-chief, Great Helmsman Chairman Mao', housed in a wooden box with a surround incised 'Long Live Chairman Mao', back-sliding wooden door, inside painted with radiating sun, bust 254 mm high, overall shrine 397 mm high, c.1960. ***The box is also decorated with painted carved sunflowers and the five major landmarks of the revolutionary New China: Mao's homestead in Shaoshan, Hunan province; Jinggangshan, Jiangxi province (the first revolution base); the caves and pagoda of Yan'an, Shanxi province (the revolution base after the Long March); the site of the first National Congress of the Chinese Communist Party in Shanghai; and TianAnMen Gate Tower..

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Embroidered Picture: Great Hall of the People,

Lot 131: Embroidered Picture: Great Hall of the People,

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Description: Embroidered Picture: Great Hall of the People, pictorial textile handicraft needlework depicting the people's conference hall viewed at an angle - located to the west of Tiananmen square, Beijing. 397 x 571 mm, white shadow-box frame and protective screen backing on reverse, c.1960. ***The hall is where the National People's Congress is held and also where state leaders hold diplomatic meetings. It is one of the "Ten Great Constructions", completed in celebration of the 10th Anniversary of the founding of the PRC, built in just 10 months and considered among the largest hall structures in the world..

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Three Vintage Moving Alarm Clocks, table-top

Lot 132: Three Vintage Moving Alarm Clocks, table-top

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Description: Three Vintage Moving Alarm Clocks, table-top models manufactured by the Beijing Clock Factory, 'Long Live Chairman Mao', two in metal, one with the main character from Red Lantern revolutionary opera, the other with a crowd waving Little Red Books, the third in a wooden case with portraits of Mao and Lin Biao flanking a square central face with girls waving flowers, 114 mm and 170 mm high, wooden case 152 x 229 mm, 1960s (3)

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Two Commemorative Porcelain Jars with lids, pair

Lot 133: Two Commemorative Porcelain Jars with lids, pair

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Description: Two Commemorative Porcelain Jars with lids, pair of ovoid hand-painted covered jars created to celebrate the publication of volume four of Selected Works of Mao Tse-Tung (Chinese text) covering the third revolutionary war period, written on the lids: 'Four Volumes of Heroic Works', on the front together with the volumes pictured with red banners, a garland of flowers with a central sunflower decorating the lower ground: 'Selected Works of Mao Tse-Tung Volume Four', 'Four Volumes of Heroic Works'; additional script on the back adds 'Spread Their Thoughts Around the World', height with lid 286 mm, one tip of lid knob chipped, Jingdezhen, 1960.

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Three Propaganda Glass Jars, group of decorative

Lot 134: Three Propaganda Glass Jars, group of decorative

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Description: Three Propaganda Glass Jars, group of decorative bottles with tractor and propaganda slogans: (Green) 'Grasp Revolution, Promote Production', San Huang Factory; (Blue) 'Rely on Ourselves, Work Hard Despite Hardship'; (Brown) 'Grasp Revolution, Promote Production', height of tallest 292 mm, early to mid-1960s.

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Costume Designs for a Medical Propaganda Film,

Lot 135: Costume Designs for a Medical Propaganda Film,

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Description: Costume Designs for a Medical Propaganda Film, original ink and watercolour costume designs for the film 'Withered Tree Comes Back to Life After Spring', comprising ten character figures cut out and pasted down on paper to form leporello booklet, [11] ff. including cover, with manuscript titles and captions, thin 4to, 1961. ***This was the first educational medical film about the treatment and prevention of parasitic illness made by the Shanghai Sea Swallow Movie Production Company..

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Leaders of the Free World, original ink and

Lot 136: Leaders of the Free World, original ink and

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Description: Leaders of the Free World, original ink and watercolour cartoons on board showing American hypocrisy in various characters like caricaturing President John F Kennedy, from left to right with propaganda slogans underneath: 'Leader of the free world' is actually a military policeman; 'God of Peace' is the statue of liberty holding a missile: 'The New World War'; 'Heaven of Democracy' shows a judge holding the McCarran Act and Smill Bill; 'Equality for everyone' shows a member of the KKK "White Privilege Committee" holding a Nazi axe, etc. with the missile at the end, 228 x 711 mm, minor soiling, 1962.

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We Must Liberate Taiwan, poster with looming

Lot 137: We Must Liberate Taiwan, poster with looming

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Description: We Must Liberate Taiwan, poster with looming portraits of a worker, soldier and peasant holding the red flag and Mao's Selected Works over the Taiwan strait teeming with ships from a naval armada, jets overhead, 755 x 1054 mm, handling creases, edge tears mended, c.1962.

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Cuban Guerilla soldier burning the American flag,

Lot 138: Cuban Guerilla soldier burning the American flag,

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Description: Cuban Guerilla soldier burning the American flag, original watercolour showing a Cuban Communist fighter with his gun held high, burning flames in the background, with the destruction of an American flag to his left, 756 x 1057 mm, on two sheets joined, framed, some tears repaired, by Luo Er Chun, c.1962. ***The image reflects the tension between the USA and Cuba during this period with the continued fear of a US incursion - this attitude towards America was due to the unsuccessful US-sponsored invasion of Cuba (1961) known as the "Bay of Pigs" as well as the Cuban Missile Crisis the following year..

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Great Communist Fighter - Lei Feng, [i] 17pp. +

Lot 139: Great Communist Fighter - Lei Feng, [i] 17pp. +

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Description: Great Communist Fighter - Lei Feng, [i] 17pp. + folding coloured poster, loose, upper left corner of cover stained, 8vo, Shanghai People's Publishing House, c.1963; together with other Lei Feng memorabilia, including: calligraphic practicing manual with text based on Lei Feng's diary, 8 colour postcards and postal envelopes, a group of 29 numbered photographs, and others (small qty) ***Lei Feng (1940-1962) was a PLA soldier venerated as the ideal model hero by the Communist Party after Mao officially recognised his heroism, selflessness and good samaritan spirit. March 5th has been designated National "Learn from Comrade Lei Feng" day..

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Group of Paper Fans, 6 fans with propaganda

Lot 140: Group of Paper Fans, 6 fans with propaganda

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Description: Group of Paper Fans, 6 fans with propaganda pictures and slogans, including (1) Revolutionary Model Opera: Raise the Red Lantern, with Mao quotations on verso; (2) Images of Lei Feng, 'Learn from Comrade Lei Feng', 'People's Good Son'; (3) Propaganda: 'Learn from Da Zhai in Agriculture Production', 'Learn from Da Zhai People, Take Da Zhai Route', on verso 'Never Give up even if the weight of Mount Tai is bearing down on one' (with owner's name: He Ping); (4) Poultry advertisement: Medicine for chicken and other live stocks, Shanghai Meilindeng Chemical Company; (5) Commemorative: Nanjing Yantze River bridge, on verso 'A bridge will span the north and south, turning a deep chasm into a thoroughfare' and (6) a round fan dedicated to fire fighters saving public property, with quotation from Mao, average length (closed): 267 - 203 mm; round fan with bamboo handle 368 mm; some tears and repairs, 1963 - early 1970s.

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Be a Red Seed, Take Root, Sprout, Bloom and Bear

Lot 141: Be a Red Seed, Take Root, Sprout, Bloom and Bear

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Description: Be a Red Seed, Take Root, Sprout, Bloom and Bear Fruit wherever the Motherland needs us most, poster of a pretty peasant girl holding a couple of sheaves of wheat, a set of prominent power lines running diagonally above her, first printing 7,000 copies, 1070 x 752 mm, creases and folds, edge tears mended, by Ha Qing Wen, Shanghai People's Art Publishing House, 1963; Three One Printing Factory (Shanghai), 1963; and a hand-coloured woven silk, with the same image titled: 'Be Seeds of the Revolution!' - compliments from the Evergreen, a magazine for Chinese youth and students, 387 x 276 mm (2)

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White Haired Girl, rare coloured woodblock cartoon

Lot 142: White Haired Girl, rare coloured woodblock cartoon

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Description: White Haired Girl, rare coloured woodblock cartoon storyboard comprising 24 panels on three sheets depicting the revolutionary model opera 'The White Haired Girl', 539 x 781 mm, by Lin Tao, woodcut carved by Li Wan Zhang and Wang Fu Duo. Hebei province Xinhua Bookstore (Shijiazhuang, Hebei province), 1963; Hebei Wuqiang Painting Store (Wuqiang county, Hebei province), 1963. ***Printed in Wuqiang county which is famous for traditional woodcut prints, following Chairman Mao's instructions to use traditional art forms to serve the revolution and the people,.

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Prefer Military Uniform over Lady's Dress,

Lot 143: Prefer Military Uniform over Lady's Dress,

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Description: Prefer Military Uniform over Lady's Dress, coloured woodcut of a militia woman in her preferred outfit, with a gun by her side, 762 x 533 mm, printed on thin paper, painted by Zhao Xin Fang, woodcut carved by Jia Shi Hai. Hebei People's Art Publishing House (Shijiazhuang, Hebei Province), 1964; Hebei Province Wuqiang County Painting Collective Factory (Shijiazhuang, Hebei province), 1964. ***The stamp says: 'Militia Woman'; and caption translates: "You can forget rouge and make-up, I prefer my uniform",.

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Drive the New and Old Colonialists out of Africa,

Lot 144: Drive the New and Old Colonialists out of Africa,

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Description: Drive the New and Old Colonialists out of Africa, poster with central figure of an African man holding a rifle in one hand and broken chains in the other, a fire blazing behind with a mobilised people in the background, first printing, 730 x 533 mm, some handling creases, edge tears mended, by Wang Da Tong and Du Yong Jiao. People's Art Publishing House, Beijing Printing Factory, 1964.

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Congratulate the Vietnamese People's Victory in

Lot 145: Congratulate the Vietnamese People's Victory in

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Description: Congratulate the Vietnamese People's Victory in Defeating the Military Invasion of the US, colour poster depicting a victorious Vietcong soldier and his comrades-in-arms with firearms raised, a group of downed planes are depicted on left, first printing 15,000 copies, 533 x 775 mm, edge tears, repairs, from the archives of the printers with wider than usual margins on left and right sides, the former with 6 stab holes, by Yin Su Sheng. People's Art Publishing House (Beijing), 1964; People's Art Publishing House Printing Factory (Beijing), August 1964. ***The Bay of Tonkin incident which initiated the American involvement in the Vietnam war happened earlier in the month of August 1964..

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Earliest Poster Announcing the Start of the

Lot 146: Earliest Poster Announcing the Start of the

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Description: Earliest Poster Announcing the Start of the Vietnam War, very rare poster depicting a soldier, worker and peasant militia man denouncing America's aggression, the worker is grasping a copy of The People's Daily for 6 August with the headline: 'The PRC Government issues a statement that America's aggression towards Vietnam is an act of aggression towards China', 15000 copies printed, 533 x 771 mm, creased with repairs, by Yang XianRang, People's Art Publishing House (Beijing), 1964. ***On August 4, 1964, North Vietnamese torpedo boats were performing manoeuvres at about the same time American destroyers were conveying military intelligence to forces stationed in South Vietnam. The US sailors on board misunderstood what was happening and believed they were being attacked; they alerted Washington at which point President Johnson ordered air attacks in retaliation and asked the US Congress to pass the Gulf of Tonkin Resolution, a mandate that allowed continuous military action in Southeast Asia which lasted until April 30th, 1975..

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Mao Zedong [Mao Tse-Tung] Quotations of Chairman

Lot 147: Mao Zedong [Mao Tse-Tung] Quotations of Chairman

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Description: Mao Zedong [Mao Tse-Tung] Quotations of Chairman Mao, small book with a stamp on the first page "An Item to Hand Over" (only a small quantity were printed and military officers were requested to return this book so others could borrow it), 351pp. (in 5 divisions, 16 chapters, 64 sections), original cream-colour printed wrappers, cover stained, some red ink underlining of text, lettered on front wrapper and spine, 12mo, compiled and printed by the Political Department, Air Force Division of Shenyang Military Region, Shenyang, December 1963. ***This copy is dated five months before the official Little Red Book of May 1964, and this rare prototype for what eventually became the 1964 version with only 250pp has a type-set endorsement by Lin Biao (printed in red), no portrait of Mao, and 150 quotations (127 extracts by Mao and 23 by Lin Biao and the Central Military Commission, selected from newspaper transcripts). Chiefly unrecorded in most bibliographies due to its rarity and limited distribution, it is cited in Guo DongPeng's Outline for Cataloguing Mao Zedong's Works (Harbin 2006, p.71) identifying two different printings, each with 351 pp of text: an undated edition with no imprint ascribed to 1963 and this version. A later version was also printed in May 1964..

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Mao Zedong [Mao Tse-Tung] Quotations from Chairman

Lot 148: Mao Zedong [Mao Tse-Tung] Quotations from Chairman

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Description: Mao Zedong [Mao Tse-Tung] Quotations from Chairman Mao, 100pp., each page containing a single quotation from Mao's speeches or essays, of various lengths from one to seven lines of text + citation of its source, original printed paper wrappers (serving as the title page) with ink ownership signature at lower right corner, compiled and published by the Political and Propaganda Department of the Harbin Measuring and Cutting Tool Factory, Harbin, oblong 12mo, Jaunary, 1964. ***An unknown version of selected quotations by Chairman Mao compiled by a local branch of government workers and issued in advance of the formal collection of 250 pages and 30 chapters published later this same year, some quotes are not included in the first edition LRB issued for the PLA..

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Mao Zedong [Mao Tse-Tung] Quotations of Chairman

Lot 149: Mao Zedong [Mao Tse-Tung] Quotations of Chairman

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Description: Mao Zedong [Mao Tse-Tung] Quotations of Chairman Mao, 351pp (in 5 divisions, 16 chapters, 64 sections), original cream-coloured printed wrappers, with owner's name "Ren Zhongya" on title-page, errata slip laid inside, Political Division of 6573 Army, Shenyang, 12mo, May, 1964. ***Another prototype for what eventually became the 1964 public version, see lot 147. The endorsement by Lin Biao printed in red has small textual variations. Guo Dongpeng's Outline for Cataloging Mao Zedong's Works (Harbin 2006, p.71) identifies two earlier printings (1963) but does not mention this version, undoubtedly the final text adapted for the original first public edition..

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Mao Zedong [Mao Tse-Tung] Quotations of Chairman

Lot 150: Mao Zedong [Mao Tse-Tung] Quotations of Chairman

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Description: Mao Zedong [Mao Tse-Tung] Quotations of Chairman Mao, first edition, first issue binding in paper wrappers, with sepia-printed Mao portrait frontispiece, Lin Biao's endorsement leaf in black ink, uncorrected, text errors at pp.82/83 corrected, [iii,i]2, 2, 250pp., original printed cream paper wrappers with lettering in black and red background, slight wear, creasing to spine, compiled and printed by the Central Intelligence Bureau of the Chinese People's Liberation Army, Beijing, 12mo, May, 1964.

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