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Red China 1921 - 1976

by Dreweatts & Bloomsbury


287 lots with images

October 4, 2012

Live Auction

Bloomsbury House

24 Maddox Street

London, W1S 1PP United Kingdom

Phone: +44 (0)207 495 9494

Fax: +44 (0)207 495 9499

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Mao Zedong [Mao Tse-Tung] Quotations of Chairman

Lot 151: Mao Zedong [Mao Tse-Tung] Quotations of Chairman

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Description: Mao Zedong [Mao Tse-Tung] Quotations of Chairman Mao, first edition, Lin Biao's uncorrected calligraphic endorsement printed in brown ink and with pp.82/83 textual error uncorrected, printed errata slip preserved in the back pocket, [iii, i]2, 2, 250pp., red vinyl plastic covers (preceded a few weeks by those in paper wrappers, all texts printed simultaneously), compiled and printed by the Central Intelligence Bureau of the Chinese People's Liberation Army, Beijing, 12mo, May, 1964. ***A fine, complete copy. Lin Biao's endorsement reads "Everyone should study the Chairman's writings, Follow his Teachings, Act According to his Instructions and be Chairman Mao's Good Soldier"..

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Mao Zedong [Mao Tse-Tung] Quotations of Chairman

Lot 152: Mao Zedong [Mao Tse-Tung] Quotations of Chairman

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Description: Mao Zedong [Mao Tse-Tung] Quotations of Chairman Mao, first complete edition (i.e. third edition) of Mao's final text, [vii] 3, 2, 270 [1] pp., altogether 33 chapters extending text to 270pp plus colophon, owner's inscription 'Xu Yang', printed on cream paper, original wrappers with lettering in black on red background, quite worn, repairs to spine, compiled and printed by the Central Intelligence Bureau of the Chinese People's Liberation Army, Beijing, August 1965; and another copy, first complete edition, this in red vinyl plastic covers, compiled by the General Political Department of the People's Liberation Army, printed by the People's Liberation Army 2207 Factory, August 1965, 12mo (2) ***First edition thus enlarged which became the final version and basis for all subsequent printings and translations. On the final leaf are three stamps for visiting historic sight pilgrimage during the Cultural Revolution. Second mentioned with printing error in Lin Biao's inscription, with a quality assurance slip, checked by examiner no. 12, 'If there is any missing page, blank page or printing errors, please bring the book to our factory at 9 Bai Wan Zhuang Road Beijing'. This is a very rare version where Lin Biao's endorsement leaf repeats the error previously found only in the 1964 first printing; the first mentioned (in printed paper wrappers) has the error corrected..

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Mao Zedong [Mao Tse-Tung] Selected Works, 5 vol.,

Lot 153: Mao Zedong [Mao Tse-Tung] Selected Works, 5 vol.,

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Description: Mao Zedong [Mao Tse-Tung] Selected Works, 5 vol., uniformly bound in cream paper, stitched, each fascicule in blue cloth chemise with clasps, People's Publishing House (Beijing), based on the official edition of January 1964; China Book Store Shanghai Printing Factory, 1965, vol. 5 was produced later, People's Publishing House (Beijing), 1977, Shanghai China Printing Factory, 1977, 4to ***Rare privately printed version created in the classical style of vertical printed texts in columns on fine paper for presentation to high dignitaries and officers of the CCP; no copies were available for general sale..

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Mao Zedong [Mao Tse-Tung] Selected Works, in

Lot 154: Mao Zedong [Mao Tse-Tung] Selected Works, in

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Description: Mao Zedong [Mao Tse-Tung] Selected Works, in Braille, 4 vol., vol.2-3 red gilt-lettered wrappers with star, vol.1 and 4 in tan paper wrappers, printed in red, covers soiled and rubbed, internally generally clean, The Monthly Magazine for the Blind Editorial Office of the Chinese Blind, Deaf and Dumb Association (Beijing), 1965; Braille Printing Factory of the Chinese Blind, Deaf and Dumb Association (Beijing), large 4to, 1965.

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Mao Zedong [Mao Tse-Tung] Comrade Mao's Works On

Lot 155: Mao Zedong [Mao Tse-Tung] Comrade Mao's Works On

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Description: Mao Zedong [Mao Tse-Tung] Comrade Mao's Works On Class Struggle, Dictatorship and Public Security, edited and enlarged version of a book that may never have been produced, composed of five sections: Class, class contradiction and class struggle; Two contradictions of different natures; People's democratic dictatorship; Lines, principles and policies of the public security work; Political work, 277ff. numbered in various sequences but complete, pages 4-5 pasted down at the corners with several specimen pages set in book form, the others with pasted sections all uniformly laid down on brown paper, often extensively revised and changed, some manuscript annotations added by an unknown hand (presumably the editing staff), unbound, some edges a bit frayed or chipped, occasional tears but no textual loss, compiled and printed by the Ministry of Public Security, Beijing, 4to, 1965. ***Evidence of how carefully the words of Chairman Mao are reviewed, compressed, expanded and revised. At the top left corner of the title page is a red chop meaning Classified and manuscript notes on the front cover read "Please type two copies of samples; Keep the layout (format) of the original script"..

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Model Cadre - Jiao Yu Lu, embroidered tapestry of

Lot 156: Model Cadre - Jiao Yu Lu, embroidered tapestry of

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Description: Model Cadre - Jiao Yu Lu, embroidered tapestry of various coloured cotton threads of model cadre Jiao Yu Lu convincing commune farmers to fight against dust-storms by planting trees, 720 x 1187 mm, in very good condition, mounted with cotton borders, c.1965; and a book Stories about Uncle Jiao published by the Chinese Children Publishing House in May 1966. ***Jiao joined the party in 1946 and was elected Party Secretary of Lan Kao county in the early 1960s. Despite suffering from lung cancer he was devoted to leading farmers to change the hostile natural environment of the area and he worked to increase local grain production. After he died in 1964 he was named model cadre by Chairman Mao who went on to interview his son and daughter in 1966. Many films were made based on his life story..

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Film Exhibition Poster for the 20th Anniversary of

Lot 157: Film Exhibition Poster for the 20th Anniversary of

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Description: Film Exhibition Poster for the 20th Anniversary of the Great Victory in the Anti-Japanese War, a victorious soldier stands straddling two bunkers with raised rifle and holding a red flag, 1054 x 710 mm, horizontal creases where folded, edge tears repaired. Cultural Department of People's Republic of China, 1965.

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Selling Coal, original gouache, ink and

Lot 158: Selling Coal, original gouache, ink and

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Description: Selling Coal, original gouache, ink and watercolour on paper of an active street scene with people in front of stores, a poster wall and vendors, also showing people helping each other buying coal at the market, slogans on the wall include 'Serve the People', 'Learn from Comrade Lei Feng', done in the style of China's famous folk art tradition, artist stamp 'Hong Cong Qiang' at lower left corner, 333 x 1146 mm, with some staining, flaking and loss to surface colours and creases where previously folded; matted and framed, by Hong Cong Qiang, c.1965.

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Support the Vietnamese People, poster in black and

Lot 159: Support the Vietnamese People, poster in black and

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Description: Support the Vietnamese People, poster in black and red showing a worker, PLA soldier and militia woman, in the background are people of the world protesting against the US with banners and slogans: 'Opposition to US aggression against the Democratic Republic of Vietnam', 'Down with the American Invader', 'Long Live the Unity of China and Vietnam', 'Down with American Imperialism', 'Get Out of Vietnam', 'Support the Vietnamese People', one of 5000 copies, 517 x 724 mm, Tianjin Art Publishing House, 1965; Tianjin Art Publishing House Printing Factory, 1965.

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Vietnamese People and Soldiers Shoot well,

Lot 160: Vietnamese People and Soldiers Shoot well,

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Description: Vietnamese People and Soldiers Shoot well, accurately and ruthlessly, poster showing camouflaged Vietnamese soldiers shooting at enemy aircraft from a jungle clearing, 1060 x 758 mm, horizontal crease at central axis, edges stained, tears repaired, by Ha Qiong Wen, Shanghai People's Art Publishing House, 1965, Zhong Hua Bookstore Shanghai Printing Factory, 1965.

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The Vietnamese People and Army shoot very well,

Lot 161: The Vietnamese People and Army shoot very well,

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Description: The Vietnamese People and Army shoot very well, poster showing the capable arms of the Vietnamese shooting from land and sea, 533 x 768 mm, by Zhang Bi Wu, Shanghai People's Art Publishing House, 1965; Hua Yi Printing Factory (Shanghai), 1965.

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Support for the Vietnamese troops, poster

Lot 162: Support for the Vietnamese troops, poster

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Description: Support for the Vietnamese troops, poster featuring a central figure of a Vietcong soldier, his comrades in the background atop a captured aeroplane, and caption reads: 'People from South Vietnam fight even more courageously and resolutely attack the American Invaders until victory', first printing, 1060 x 768 mm, creased, edge tears affecting imprint, by Zhou Rui Zhuang, Shanghai People's Art Publishing House, 1965.

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American Imperialist Get Out of South Vietnam!,

Lot 163: American Imperialist Get Out of South Vietnam!,

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Description: American Imperialist Get Out of South Vietnam!, poster featuring a Vietnamese soldier and two militia women poised for an offensive, 1063 x 743 mm, handling creases, edge tears repaired, by Ha Qiong Wen. Shanghai People's Art Publishing House, 1963, Zhonghua Bookstore Shanghai Printing Factory, 1965.

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Down with the American Bandits, poster featuring a

Lot 164: Down with the American Bandits, poster featuring a

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Description: Down with the American Bandits, poster featuring a defiant Vietnamese soldier with his gun raised, in the background the Vietnamese using Anti-aircraft guns shooting down American planes, one of 5000 copies, 727 x 502 mm, in very good condition, by Sun Shi Tao, Tianjin Art Publishing House, 1965; Tianjin Art Publishing House Printing factory, 1965.

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American Imperialists Must Be Defeated, poster

Lot 165: American Imperialists Must Be Defeated, poster

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Description: American Imperialists Must Be Defeated, poster showing a jubilant Vietnamese militia woman with the defeat of the invading American troops depicted below, 1066 x 768 mm, handling creases, edge stains and tears repaired, by Ha Qiong Wen, Shanghai People's Art Publishing House, 1965, Shanghai First Printing Factory, 1965. ***An original printing often facsimiled with out-of-focus design..

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Be Prepared for Battle, poster calling to arms all

Lot 166: Be Prepared for Battle, poster calling to arms all

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Description: Be Prepared for Battle, poster calling to arms all the military and militia, first printing, 775 x 1054 mm, stained at bottom, creases and edge tears, by Zhou Rui Zhuang. Shanghai People's Art Publishing House, 1965, Hua Yi Printing Factory (Shanghai), 1965.

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Resolutely Support the American People's

Lot 167: Resolutely Support the American People's

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Description: Resolutely Support the American People's Opposition to the US Imperialist Invasion of Vietnam, poster depicting a black American leading a crowd of men and women together with a Russian worker and a Lenin-like figure, holding placards with slogans such as 'Stop Johnson's War', 'We must not Fight Our Brothers', 'US Get Out of Vietnam', with the US Senate building in the background, intended for an export audience, first printing, 1060 x 768 mm, handling creases and where folded, some edge tears repaired, by Cao You Wei and Meng Guang, Shanghai People's Art Publishing House, Shanghai First Printing Factory, 1966.

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Large Half-Bust Statue of Chairman Mao, large

Lot 168: Large Half-Bust Statue of Chairman Mao, large

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Description: Large Half-Bust Statue of Chairman Mao, large moulded bust of Mao in white plaster, incised at front of base: 'Wishing Chairman Mao Long Life', 1092 mm high, lower left corner chipped, c.1966. ***This size bust of Mao was usually situated in halls or entrances of schools or government buildings, or utilised for small gatherings or ceremonies..

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Steel Mould for Mao Badge, heavy steel stamp mould

Lot 169: Steel Mould for Mao Badge, heavy steel stamp mould

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Description: Steel Mould for Mao Badge, heavy steel stamp mould with portrait of Chairman Mao radiating rays of the sun, for piston-driven stamping press, diameter 95 mm, 67 mm high, c. late 1966. ***Red Badges were mostly produced during the Cultural Revolution period and became iconic with the Little Red Book, the designs becoming more elaborate and varied as the revolution progressed..

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Watercolour portrait of Chairman Mao, vintage

Lot 170: Watercolour portrait of Chairman Mao, vintage

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Description: Watercolour portrait of Chairman Mao, vintage original watercolour drawing of Chairman Mao wearing a green military jacket and a Red Guard armband waving to the rallying crowd with a sea of red flags atop Tiananmen Gate Tower, replicating his announcement of 18th August 1966 which began the Cultural Revolution, 581 x 479 mm, several old repairs, slight chipping at edges, tears repaired, c.1966.

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Capital Major Street-Naming Plan, extremely rare

Lot 171: Capital Major Street-Naming Plan, extremely rare

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Description: Capital Major Street-Naming Plan, extremely rare broadside, double-sided sheet with street map diagram on one side and the list of names on the other, 394 x 559 mm, creased where folded, minor edge tears, Street Names Reorganising Office (Beijing), 1966. ***Third draft for renaming the major streets in Beijing with revolutionary terms, such as: 'The Great Leap Forward Road', 'Workers' Road', 'Red Guard Street', 'Support the Army Road' etc. This plan was implemented around the whole country, and even today one can find some streets in Chinese cities with revolutionary names..

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Manuscript Note from a printer of the Little Red

Lot 172: Manuscript Note from a printer of the Little Red

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Description: Manuscript Note from a printer of the Little Red Book on correcting errors, manuscript notes in ink by the printing factory manager Wang Shi Hua requesting comrades who are in charge of checking printing errors in the English and French translations to double check whether the old errors have been corrected and to please sign their names on the first page of each printed sample, [2] ff, folded; together with: Quotations of Chairman Mao Tse-Tung/Citations du President Mao Tse-Toung, first editions, first printings of "Quotations" in English and in French, embossed red vinyl covers, Foreign Press Publishing House (Beijing), 1966, 8vo (3)

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Mao Zedong [Mao Tse-Tung] Rare Group of Hebrew

Lot 173: Mao Zedong [Mao Tse-Tung] Rare Group of Hebrew

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Description: Mao Zedong [Mao Tse-Tung] Rare Group of Hebrew Translations, three versions of the Little Red Book all translated the same year, comprising: Imrot Hayoshev Rosh Mao Tse-Tung - (Sayings of Chairman Mao [in Hebrew]), translated by Y. Lewitte, first Hebrew translation, first and only printing, portrait of Mao inset in front cover, Tel Aviv, Traklin, 1967; Koh Amar Mao (Thus Spoke Mao [in Hebrew]), translated by Z. Shomron, with seven photographic illustrations (on 6 pages), Tel Aviv, Asia, 1967; Mimishnato Shel Mao Tse-Tung (From the Doctrine of Mao Tse-Tung [in Hebrew]), translated by U. Rapp, paper jacket wrappers (with outline Mao portrait) in black and red, Tel-Aviv, Amikam, 1967; and Snow (Edgar) The Other Side of the River, Red China Today, [in Hebrew], Tel-Aviv, 1966, 8vo (4)

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Picture of Group of Devils, three rare

Lot 174: Picture of Group of Devils, three rare

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Description: Picture of Group of Devils, three rare photographic posters from the early period of the Cultural Revolution showing public condemnation and criticism of reactionaries, revisionists and anti-revolutionaries, including some headmasters, heads of departments, party secretaries and high officials, comprising: 1) Beijing Mayor Pengzhen, former vice-premier Luo Rui Qing, 2) Picture of 100 Uglies, Beijing; and 3) Destroy Shanghai Mayor's Office, Down with the Anti-Revolutionary Revisionists!, 746 x 514 to 787 x 539 mm, creased, backed, some soiling, Tianjin Physique Commune Tianjin, 1967-69. ***The Red Guards who eventually gained power, themselves became symbols of the old establishment and therefore enemies of the revolution..

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Ugly Treacherous Crimes of Tao Zhu in politics and

Lot 175: Ugly Treacherous Crimes of Tao Zhu in politics and

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Description: Ugly Treacherous Crimes of Tao Zhu in politics and law & The Yanan Torch, two broadsheet posters criticising Tao Zhu and outlining his treachery - 'Revival of Capitalism', 'Building his own independent kingdom', 'Controlling population', 'Attempted smuggling to Hong Kong' etc., also includes banners portraying Deng, Liu Xiaoqi and Chiang Kai-Shek, 533 x 390 mm., Guangzhou Academy of Fine Arts (Guang Zhou, Guang Dong Province), c.1967. ***Tao Zhu was Governor of Guangdong province in 1955, elected vice-premier in 1965, and died of cancer in 1969..

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The Upheaval In Hong Kong, rare photo book of the

Lot 176: The Upheaval In Hong Kong, rare photo book of the

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Description: The Upheaval In Hong Kong, rare photo book of the invasion of Hong Kong, text in English and Chinese, illustrations, unpaginated, stiff printed wrappers in red and tan, in excellent condition. edited and printed by Ta Kung Pao, Hong Kong, oblong 4to, 1967. ***Photographic illustrations tracing the history of oppression in Hong Kong, showing atrocities against striking workers and protesting students, Hong Kong patriots resorting to Chairman Mao's work as their ideological weapon, the support from mainland China and from the international community..

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Raging Tide of Anti-British Imperialism, profusely

Lot 177: Raging Tide of Anti-British Imperialism, profusely

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Description: Raging Tide of Anti-British Imperialism, profusely illustrated photo book chronicling the conflict between capital and labour (May 1967) through the mass demonstration in Hong Kong celebrating Chinese National Day with the support of the Revolutionary Rebel Committee, Bank of China, Shanghai Branch and the Red Guard Shanghai Revolutionary Rebels Committee, [iv] 36pp., original pictorial wrappers, soiled and rubbed, Shanghai, Editorial Office of Shanghai Hong Kong Struggle Against Persecution Materials, small 4to, 1967. ***Under the influence of the Cultural Revolution in mainland China, with anti-British sentiments and 'Against Outrages' as the main slogans, leftists organised protesters to paste large character posters and stage demonstrations, which eventually developed into a riot..

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Propaganda against Liu Shao Qi and Deng Xiao Ping,

Lot 178: Propaganda against Liu Shao Qi and Deng Xiao Ping,

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Description: Propaganda against Liu Shao Qi and Deng Xiao Ping, multi-coloured silk-screen poster reading 'The Shanxi Province Completely Smashing the Anti-Revolution Revisionist Route of Liu Shao Qi and Deng Xiao Ping Exhibition' and depicting Red Guards forging ahead under the flag of Chairman Mao with the support of soldiers, peasants and workers waving Mao's Selected Works, while at the bottom right corner are caricatures of Liu and Deng cowering, 543 x 787 mm, tear on left patched, otherwise a fine example, c.1967.

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Speeches by the Leaders of the Central Committee,

Lot 179: Speeches by the Leaders of the Central Committee,

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Description: Speeches by the Leaders of the Central Committee, September 26th, 1967, live recordings of speeches of the leaders of the Central Committee including Jiang Qing, Zhou En Lai, Cheng Bo Da, Kang Sheng, Yang Cheng Wu, Zhang Chun Qiao, etc. when they would receive the military and local cadres, Red Guards from HeNan and HuBei provinces for political studies in Beijing, inside the paper cover is Mao's quotation 'Fight Privatisation and Criticise Revisionism', square 4to album in red cloth-backed paper wrappers containing Four 33-1/3 LP vinyl records, in original cloth and glass-covered presentation box, 1967.

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Will risk everything to pull Liu Shaoqi and Deng

Lot 180: Will risk everything to pull Liu Shaoqi and Deng

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Description: Will risk everything to pull Liu Shaoqi and Deng Xiaoping off their horse, and 3 other posters condemning Liu Shaoqi and Deng Xiaoping 'the reactionary, anti-revolution, capitalist'; 2) poster with a quotation from Mao's Poem Qin Yuan Chun 'Pointing to our mountains and rivers, Setting people on fire with our words'; 3) poster titled 'I Support You'; 4) poster for the Workers' Convention for completely smashing the Anti-revolutionary Revisionist Route of Liu Shaoqi and Deng Xiaoping, issued by its Organising Committee (Beijing), 1967, similar measurements c.539 x 762 mm, some creases, otherwise very good, Long Live the Red Guards Conference Organising Committee, c.1967 (4)

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13th National Congress of the CPC for the Air

Lot 181: 13th National Congress of the CPC for the Air

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Description: 13th National Congress of the CPC for the Air Force, The Great Leader Chairman Mao, his close battle companion Vice-Chairman Lin Biao, with Zhou En Lai, Chen Bo Da, Kang Sheng, Li Fu Chun, Jiang Qing, Zhang Chun Qiao, Qi Ben Shu, Yao Wen Yuan, and other dignitaries receiving comrades attending the 13th National Congress of the Communist Party Committee of the Air Force, group photograph in the People's Hall, gelatin silver print, 210 x 892 mm. Da Bei Studio, 1967.

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Long Live Chairman Mao, The Red Sun in the Heart

Lot 182: Long Live Chairman Mao, The Red Sun in the Heart

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Description: Long Live Chairman Mao, The Red Sun in the Heart of Revolutionary People, large colour full-length photographic portrait of Chairman Mao strolling along Beidaihe beach, mounted on lawanit particle board, 1320 x 965mm, most likely used as a prop for demonstrations or parades, People's Art Publishing House (Beijing); Beijing Guanghua Wood Factory, c.1967-68. ***Beidaihe was a popular recreation spot and a favourite summer retreat of Chairman Mao, who in 1954 admired the area and remarked "The sun, sea and air of Beidaihe is the most attractive", and he has been depicted many times walking along the beach..

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Chairman Mao is the Redest Red Sun in our Hearts,

Lot 183: Chairman Mao is the Redest Red Sun in our Hearts,

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Description: Chairman Mao is the Redest Red Sun in our Hearts, mixed-media painting utilising feathers, fabric and printed pictures, showing different ethnic girls making portraits of Chairman Mao and dancing admiringly around them, based on a poster design by Wu Xingqing, stamped lower right: 'Long Live Chairman Mao', presented in a shadow-box frame and glazed, 500 x 895 mm, 1967; together with the printed poster, 'We love Chairman Mao' painted by Wu Xingqing, 556 x 762 mm. Shanghai People's Art Publishing House, 1960, Mass Rubber Printing Factory (Shanghai), 1963 (2)

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Group of Revolutionary enamelware, comprising 10

Lot 184: Group of Revolutionary enamelware, comprising 10

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Description: Group of Revolutionary enamelware, comprising 10 pieces: 2 trays, 2 plates, 1 basin and 5 cups, decorated with pictures and slogans: Sunrise at Shaoshan - Mao's hometown (Tianjin Enamel Factory, 1969); 'Learn from Daqing Spirit', (Shenyang Enamel Factory); The Red Detachment of Women (Inner-Mongolian Enamel Factory, 1970); 'The East is Red' (Inner-Mongolian Enamel Factory, 1970); 'Three Articles by Mao' (1967), 'Serve the People', 'In Memory of Dr Bethune', 'The Old Man Moves Mountains', etc. diameter of trays and plates 400 and 318 mm, height of basin 113 mm, height of largest cups 120 mm, c.1967-70 (10)

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Mementos from American Wreckage in Vietnam, group

Lot 185: Mementos from American Wreckage in Vietnam, group

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Description: Mementos from American Wreckage in Vietnam, group of 7 cast aluminium commemorative plaques with profile portrait of Mao in relief made from salvaged aluminium from wreckage taken from downed enemy aircraft over Vietnam, but made in China, usually with slogans or wishing Chairman Mao long life, or 'Long Live the Communist Party'; 'Sailing the sea depends on the helmsman, Carrying on Revolution Depends on Mao Tse-Tung's Thoughts', supporting Vietnam and 'Serve the People'; on the backs "Souvenir for Supporting Vietnam" and sometimes with a date, silvered metal plaques, largest 232 x 130 mm, smallest height 114 mm, 1967 (7) ***Although America's direct participation with the active fighting in Vietnam essentially began with the Bay of Tonkin incident of 4th August 1964, the creation of these souvenir plaques began in about 1965 and lasted until 1968/early 1969. Sometimes these plaques identify the location where the plane wreckage fell and/or a specific date; other times the recording of details are less precise..

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'East Is Red' Violin, violin and bow in original

Lot 186: 'East Is Red' Violin, violin and bow in original

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Description: 'East Is Red' Violin, violin and bow in original plain cloth case with leather handle and metal clasps, printed on the pictorial paper lining inside the case: 'We make harp, piano, violin, accordion, harmonica', the bottom paper lining with instructional information, length of violin 590 mm, length of case 787 mm, with piece of wax for the bow in compartment on left, case worn and stained, North-East Music Instruments Factory (Liaoning Province, Yingkou), c.1967.

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The Red Lantern, two panels of felt images on

Lot 187: The Red Lantern, two panels of felt images on

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Description: The Red Lantern, two panels of felt images on paper with scenes and characters from the revolutionary model opera 'The Red Lantern', with slogan on top 'Highest Instruction: We must make literature and art become an essential part of the whole revolutionary machine, the powerful weapon to unite and educate people, attack and destroy our enemies', 264 x 749 mm, some soiling, handling creases, c.1967.

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Commemorative Photographs, 10 gelatin silver

Lot 188: Commemorative Photographs, 10 gelatin silver

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Description: Commemorative Photographs, 10 gelatin silver prints showing mass parade celebrating the founding of the XuZhou City Revolutionary Committee, militias, young students and workers celebrating the founding of the XuZhou Revolutionary Committee, carrying Mao's photograph, statues and 'quotations' on their decorated truck-floats 'Wish Chairman Mao Long Long Life', 'Resolutely Support the XuZhou City Revolutionary Committee', 'Warmly Celebrate the Founding of the XuZhou City Revolutionary Committee', each 254 x 305 mm, Xu Zhou, Zhe Jiang Province, c.1967. ***XuZhou is one of the earliest places where the Revolutionary Committee was formed. Despite people's happy celebration in these photographs, a year later because of different cliques of Red Guards competing for power, the conflict quickly escalated into armed battles on the streets, where many people lost their lives..

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We must fight against the violence of the

Lot 189: We must fight against the violence of the

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Description: We must fight against the violence of the capitalist class with our violent revolution, original watercolour with wash showing workers protesting, holding a slogan board: 'We must fight against the violence of the capitalist class with our violent revolution' and waving Mao's Selected Works, with a cut-out window for changing captions/portrait, 394 x 498 mm, some soiling, creases, c.1967.

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Jim Dine (American, 1935) Drag - Johnson and Mao,

Lot 190: Jim Dine (American, 1935) Drag - Johnson and Mao,

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Description: Jim Dine (American, 1935) Drag - Johnson and Mao, Chairman Mao portraits, photo-etching with colour stencil on Saunders mould-made paper, with Krefelder Kunstmuseum label verso, 870 x 1220 mm, matted and framed, signed, dated and numbered in pencil on upper left margin, 51/53. Editions Alecto, London, 1967. ***Jim Dine's most overtly Political Pop Art Print depicting two world leaders and adversaries at the time as transvestites (Johnson embroiled in the Vietnam War and Mao at the onset of his Cultural Revolution - vehemently opposed to the ongoing war in southeast Asia),.

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Joanna Beall (American, 1935-1997) Mao Emblem,

Lot 191: Joanna Beall (American, 1935-1997) Mao Emblem,

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Description: Joanna Beall (American, 1935-1997) Mao Emblem, coloured etching with circular portrait of Mao within the circular yin-yang symbol in black and red, titled, numbered, signed and dated lower margin, numbered 4/15, 495 x 489 mm ,1967; together with an exhibition poster forming the portrait image of Mao by countless and nameless figures for Hans-Georg Rauch dessins gravures, Paris, 1973; with "The Death of the 5-cent Postal Card" 6-part postcards stamped cancellation, Flushing, NY, 1971; the combined cards form Rauch's image of Mao. ***Beall was H. C. Westermann's second wife..

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Salvador Dalí (Spanish, 1904-1989) Poèmes de

Lot 192: Salvador Dalí (Spanish, 1904-1989) Poèmes de

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Description: Salvador Dalí (Spanish, 1904-1989) Poèmes de Mao-Tse-Toung, complete suite of eight hand-coloured etchings on Arches paper, embossed with Dali's signature at bottom right and each print signed in pencil by the artist at lower right, with limitation number pencilled at lower left (#10/150), each 238 x 187 mm on larger hand-made paper; together with the printed book, number 157 of 229 copies, this on white Arches, signed and dated by Dali on colophon, in publisher's grey cloth clamshell box, Argillet, Paris, 1967.

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Impenetrable Defence of Copper Wall and Iron

Lot 193: Impenetrable Defence of Copper Wall and Iron

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Description: Impenetrable Defence of Copper Wall and Iron Bastion, Be Indomitable, commemorative porcelain painting of Mao with his peasant militia (from ShanXi area), mobilising them and showing gratitude for their support after the Yan'an campaign, opening measurement 558 x 1092 mm within a lacquered wooden frame, overall size 724 x 1282 mm, Creation Group of Jingdezhen Art Porcelain Factory, 1968.

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Mao with Revolutionary Army in Jinggangshan,

Lot 194: Mao with Revolutionary Army in Jinggangshan,

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Description: Mao with Revolutionary Army in Jinggangshan, painting which commemorates the historical event in 1927 when Mao together with his 1000 men retreated to Jinggangshan Mountain after the unsuccessful Autumn Harvest Uprising in Changsha with the 'First Regiment of the First Division, Chinese Workers and Peasants Revolutionary Army' (the seed that eventually became the People's Liberation Army) to found his grassroots Soviet China, overall 1490 x 1630 mm, c.1968.

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Cultural Revolution cigarettes and matches,

Lot 195: Cultural Revolution cigarettes and matches,

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Description: Cultural Revolution cigarettes and matches, collaboration brand cigarettes made by Two Huhehaote Tobacco Company with a red guard and re-educated young farmer on the packaging; together with eight pictorial propaganda match boxes, complete with sticks inside, with captions and slogans: 'Convert the entire population into militia to defend the motherland', Beijing match factory; 'Botou brand', 'Rely on Ourselves, Work Hard, Build the Motherland with Thrift', packs measure 70 x 60 x 22 mm, matchboxes 44 x 35 x 16 mm; and Mango Brand Cigarettes made by Henan Province Xinzheng Tobacco company, Virginia type, (both unopened), 1968-72.

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Group of 5 Propaganda Porcelain Bowls and 2

Lot 196: Group of 5 Propaganda Porcelain Bowls and 2

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Description: Group of 5 Propaganda Porcelain Bowls and 2 Saucers, 1) Green bowl: 'the People, only the People are the Driving Force for creating World History'; 2) 'Strengthen Mao Tse-Tung Thoughts', Hunan Province Zijiang Porcelain Factory 1968; 3) 'Never forget World Revolution after a Great Harvest', Hunan province Zijiang Porcelain Factory, 1973; 4) 'People's Commune is Good', 'Great Harvest' 1966, owner's name Yechu, Yiyang Zijiang Porcelain Factory; 5) 'Sailing the sea depends on the helmsman, Carrying on Revolution depends on Mao Tse-Tung's Thoughts', Hunan Zijiang Porcelain Factory, 1969; 6) 'East Is Red'; 7) Soldier, worker and intellectual youth holding Mao's Selected Works (7)

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Group of 7 Model Opera Figures, rare vintage

Lot 197: Group of 7 Model Opera Figures, rare vintage

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Description: Group of 7 Model Opera Figures, rare vintage figurines in moulded plaster, each statuette in its well-known operatic/dramatic pose, representing characters from various Revolutionary Model Operas: Red Lantern, White Haired Girl, Red Detachment of Women, Taking Tiger Mountain by Strategy and Shajiabang, tallest figurine 254 mm high, shortest figurine190 mm high, aside from minor chips and a few repairs, in very good condition, 1968-72 (7) ***The creation of the Revolutionary Operas was the brainchild of Mao's wife Jiang Qing. The main characters in each of the eight "Model Operas" were Proletarian and the themes pro-Masses. During the Cultural Revolution, the ideas and sentiments were copied across all areas of the arts, and the indoctrination was made mandatory for all..

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Glass Mango Shrine, original green mango relic

Lot 198: Glass Mango Shrine, original green mango relic

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Description: Glass Mango Shrine, original green mango relic from the early years of the Cultural Revolution - made of wax, on its original glass cradle, housed in a clear glass dome reliquary with red enamel decorative lettering, on its original round green moulded glass base, mango length 139 mm, dome and base 267 mm high, diameter of base 203 mm, c.1968. ***The cult of the Mango was a short-lived phenomenon sparked by re-gifting of mangoes from Pakistan originally given to Chairman Mao but afterwards presented to the Worker-Peasant Propaganda Teams which had tried to maintain peace between rival Red Guards at Qinghua University. The imagery of mangoes was in vogue for about a year and regularly used in utilitarian artifacts. They became so revered and venerated that during National Day (October 1st) celebrations in 1968, a statue of Mao was followed by an entire float of mangoes paraded in Tiananmen Square..

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Sculpture of a Revolutionary Hero, fibreglass

Lot 199: Sculpture of a Revolutionary Hero, fibreglass

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Description: Sculpture of a Revolutionary Hero, fibreglass sculpture of a Chinese intellectual/revolutionary on a rectangular base, his hands clenched, dressed in traditional Mao suit, a coat hanging from his right shoulder, with dark "bronze" patina, 540 mm high, minor restoration to finger, head and shoulder and corner of clothing, c. 1968.

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Sailing the Seas depends on the Helmsman, Carrying

Lot 200: Sailing the Seas depends on the Helmsman, Carrying

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Description: Sailing the Seas depends on the Helmsman, Carrying on Revolution depends on Mao Tse-Tung's Thoughts, highly important and iconic three-panel poster depicting a portrait of Chairman Mao in dark green PLA uniform, in the background is TianAnMen tower, Mao's childhood home, YenAn and JiaXing where the first national congress for the Chinese Communist Party was held, while the Chinese flag flies at full mast, 1092 x 762 mm, extending to 2210 mm when assembled, except for horizontal folds, handling creases and edge tears, in fine condition, collectively created by the Central Art and Handicraft Institute (Beijing), 1968.

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