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BKS 00361

Rare CHINESE Award for Meritorious Service - Mao, Lin

This is a most extraordinary award booklet for Meritorious Service in the Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA), 4th Field Army, awarded on August 1, 1950 - the anniversary of the PLA, and less than one year after Chairman Mao declared the establishment of the People's Republic in 1949.

The hardcover award booklet contains several outstanding features. In addition to a young looking Chairman Mao Tse-Tung, there are portraits of General Zhu De and General Lin Biao, who also contributed calligraphy in their own handwriting. The attached photograph of the young solider who received this award has been embossed with a steel seal showing amazing detail.

Price: US $295 SOLD                                         more....

Location: Beijing, China

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BKS 505

People's Militia Training Maps and Book, 1958

Officially entitled, "People's Militia Training Maps and Book", this was published in November 1958 as a militia training guide and 'education' manual. This was the first edition. As the scanned pages show, color was used on all the inside pages, unusual for most books of the time. The book explains in graphic details how to fire one of 3 rifles (7.62mm, 6.5mm, and 7.9mm) from a variety of positions, including a section on urban warfare.  

Price: US $145                          more....

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BKS 00550

Chinese World Atlas

This is a very nice book of world and area maps printed in China. Each map is printed on a single piece of paper and then folded, so there is no distortion, and each page is only printed on one side.

Price: US $15                                       more....  

Location: Beijing, China