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PIC 00246

Vintage Chairman Mao Wood Block Print

A most stunning and fantastic original block print poster of Chairman Mao! The craftsmanship by the artist who created the wood block is clearly evident with each of the hundreds of hand carved lines which truly bring Chairman Mao to life. Once framed, it will have a tremendous presence in any room.

Price: US $1800                                        more....

Location: Delaware, USA

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PIC 00245

Early Chairman Mao Poster

This is a very early poster from 1951 of a young looking Chairman Mao. The image is pure iconic Mao Tse-Tung.

Price: US $400                                         more....

Location: Delaware, USA

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PIC 00216

Pre-Cultural Revolution Poster, 1960

This is an early poster and simply stunning with the graphics and colors shown, and extremely interesting when placed in historical context.

Price: US $1000                                      more....

Location: Delaware, USA

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PIC 00149

Cultural Revolution Poster

This is an amazing poster from the Cultural Revolution depicting a model worker in the new China, actually driving a tractor rather than using oxen to plow his field and holding aloft a copy of Chairman Mao's quotations. The other main images in the background are factories also of the new China.

Price: US $850                                          more....

Location: Delaware, USA

PIC 00198

Vintage Cultural Revolution Poster

This poster of two soldiers from the People's Liberation Army has fantastic imagery and is a very unusual scene. It is titled, 'Armored Horses, Strong Cavalry in the Snow Storm'.

Price: US $500                                        more....

Location: Delaware, USA

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PIC 00333

Thriving Motherland Poster

With every new year, the People's Republic never failed to take advantage of the opportunity to extol its virtues, which usually results in great propaganda images as this poster demonstrates.

Price: US $275                                       more....  

Location: Delaware, USA

PIC 00259

Three Defenses Cultural Revolution Poster

This poster's imagery is stunning with the PLA soldier instructing the citizen militia to defend against nuclear, chemical and biological attack. The background shows one PLA soldier in a protective suit with gas mask, another in a suit with a first aid bag.

Price: US $400                                           more....

Location: Delaware, USA  

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PIC 00148

Cultural Revolution Military Propaganda Poster

This is a very nice example of what was being produced during the Cultural Revolution. The title of the poster is 'Hero Huang Jiguang', who was elevated into 'Hero' status during the Cultural Revolution.

Price: US $250                                       more....  

Location: Delaware, USA

PIC 00315

Cultural Revolution Aerial Defense Poster Set, 1970

This set of posters is a fantastic example demonstrating Chinese fear (or paranoia) about being attacked. Entitle the "Aerial Defense Demonstration Wall Map", there are 21 large posers showing various defensive measures for civilian structures, industry, and military responses.

Price: US $700                                          more....

Location: Delaware, USA

PIC 00173

Cultural Revolution Propaganda Poster

This is a very nice example of what was being produced during the Cultural Revolution. This was perhaps even the inspiration for the contemporary CR woodblock print we are offering this month!

Price: US $250                                       more....  

Location: Delaware, USA

PIC 00152

Cultural Revolution Military Propaganda Poster

This is a very nice example of what was being produced during the Cultural Revolution. The title of the poster is 'Field Training Will Make Our Red Heart Follow Chairman Mao Forever'.

Price: US $300                                       more....  

Location: Delaware, USA

PIC 00364

Woman Soldiers Poster

This is great scene with female soldiers giving instruction and an artillery piece.

Price: US $225                                           more....

Location: Delaware, USA  

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PIC 00354

Family Planning Poster

This is a poster with a message that grown into one of the most infamous policies of the Chinese government.

Price: US $300                                           more....

Location: Delaware, USA  

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PIC 00363

Military Training Cultural Revolution Poster

This is a visually stunning from the early 1970's is entitled, 'Submit to Rigorous Military Training'.

Price: US $375                                           more....

Location: Delaware, USA  

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PIC 00373

Class Struggle/Revolutionary Action Poster, 1965

This is an unusual poster with 2 distinct images on the same page, albeit with common Communist/Revolutionary themes to tie them together.

Price: US $250                                         more....

Location: Delaware, USA

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PIC 00129

Cultural Revolution Ship Poster

This cultural revolution poster presents the stunning image of the finishing touches being put to a ship, namely the bright gold star on a red background, and appropriately entitled "Sparkling Gold Star".

Price: US $125                                       more....  

Location: Delaware, USA

PIC 00174

Chairman Mao - Hua Guofeng Poster

This is nice example of posters produced at the end of the Cultural Revolution. This particular attempt was to give Hua Guofeng legitimacy as Chairman Mao's appointed successor, following Mao's death in September 1976.

Price: US $200                                      more....

Location: Delaware, USA

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PIC 00199

Post-Cultural Revolution Defense Poster

Cultural Revolutionary imagery continued to be used long after the Cultural Revolution was over. This poster, in 4 languages, is one such poster, and has appropriate accompanying title, 'Iron Bastion - Joint Defence by the Army and the People'.

Price: US $175                                           more....

Location: Delaware, USA  

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PIC 00332

Cultural Revolution Motherland Defense Poster

Securing the Motherland has long been a priority of the Chinese government, and whether any threat is real or perceived, they have continually highlighted this with posters during the Cultural Revolution, such as this one, 'Heighten Our Vigilance, Defend the Mother Country'.

Price: US $275                                          more....

Location: Delaware, USA

PIC 00256

Chinese Production Poster

The Cultural Revolution caused a drastic reduction in production of much needed items - this poster from 1972 tries to encourage workers to, "Produce More Chemical Fertilizer, Support Agriculture".

Price: US $250                                       more....  

Location: Delaware, USA

PIC 00331

Very Rare Vinyl Chairman Mao Poster

This is a very unusual, very rare vinyl poster from the Cultural Revolution.

The quotation from Chairman Mao is, "The force at the core leading our cause forward is the Chinese Communist Party. The theoretical basis guiding our thinking is Marxism-Leninism.".

Price: US $125                                           more....

Location: Delaware, USA  

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PIC 00247

Inner Mongolian Anniversary Poster Set

The Inner Mongolian region of China has been given the rather misleading title, The Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region. Perpetuating this misnomer, this poster set celebrates the 30th anniversary of The Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region in 1977.

Price: US $275                                         more....

Location: Delaware, USA

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PIC 00231

White Haired Girl Block Prints x 6

This is an exceptional collection of posters from the White Haired Girl Opera that was popular during the Cultural Revolution.

Price: US $350                                       more....  

Location: Delaware, USA

PIC 00376

Collection of Cultural Revolution Opera Prints

This collection of prints brings together images from arguably the two most famous operas of the Cultural Revolution - The White Haired Girl and The Red Detachment of Women.

Price: US $300 SOLD                                          more....

Location: Delaware, USA

PIC 00195

Chairman Mao Essay Posters

This is a great set of 4 posters that reproduce four of the most famous essays of Chairman Mao: Combat Liberalism, In Memory of Norman Bethune, Serve The People, and The Foolish Old Man Who Removed the Mountains.  

Price: US $100                          more....

Location: Delaware, USA

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PIC 00316

North Korean Leader Kim Il Sung

The Chinese and the North Koreans share a kinship of communism reaching back more than 50 years. Therefore, it is only natural they would honor Kim Il Sung with his own poster.

Price: US $250                                         more....

Location: Delaware, USA

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PIC 00355

Rare and Early East German Leader Wilhelm Pieck Poster, 1953

This poster of first post-war East German leader Wilhelm Pieck is all at once rare, unique and very early, having been printed in 1953.

The Chinese printed a variety of posters to honor their overseas comrades-in-arms and this example is one of the earliest and perhaps the only one of Wilhelm Pieck, who died in 1960.

Price: US $500                                           more....

Location: Delaware, USA  

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PIC 00156

Anti-American Vietnam Propaganda Posters, 1965

This is a great set of posters produced by the PLA Pictorial unit to publicize what the Americans where doing in Vietnam and the heroic efforts of the Vietnamese to resist and unite the south and north of Vietnam.

Price: US $250                                      more....

Location: Delaware, USA

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PIC 00207

Vietnamese Glorious Armed Struggle Poster Set

This set of posters is a very early example of Chinese support for their communist brothers in Vietnam in their fight against the United States.

Price: US $275                                         more....

Location: Delaware, USA

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PIC 00191

Militia Training Poster Set

This set of 'People's Militia Military Training Hanging Pictures' gives basic instructions to citizen militia, covering such areas as target practice, proper grenade throwing techniques, making and laying mines, tank identification and vulnerabilities, aircraft and their markings (China, US, USSR, Mongolia, Japan, Taiwan, India), anti-aircraft firing techniques, and methods to bring down parachutes.

Price: US $225                                         more....

Location: Delaware, USA

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PIC 00201

Very Early Vietnam War Poster, 1964

This Chinese poster is to support their communist brothers in Vietnam against American aggression. Titled, 'South Vietnamese People's Anti-US Patriotic Struggle Map', it shows statistics of among other things, American wounded and killed from 1962 to 1964, and protests during the same period against the Americans.

Price: US $400                                         more....

Location: Delaware, USA

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PIC 00242

Cultural Revolution Poster Set

This is an interesting set of 12 small posters from 1969 entitled, 'Never Forget Class Struggle' and the particular circumstance in Tianjin (a major city near Beijing).

Price: US $150                                       more....  

Location: Delaware, USA

PIC 00170

Cultural Revolution Poster Set, 1969

This is very nice set of posters entitled, 'Support the Army, Cherish the People'.

Price: US $150                                      more....

Location: Delaware, USA

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PIC 00137

Cultural Revolution Atomic/Chemical/Biochemical Protection Poster Set

This is an amazing set of posters from the Cultural Revolution, produced by the Red Cross entitled, 'Air Defense Atomic, Chemical, and Biochemical Weapon Protection'.

Price: US $275                                       more....  

Location: Delaware, USA

PIC 00188

Collection of 6 Cultural Revolution Pictures

These posters are interesting in that they show several scenes that the average Chinese citizen could never have imagined in the late 1970's - modern living quarters, efficient new factories, huge skyscrapers and modern medical facilities. Although not a complete set, these are a great reminder of the period.

Price: US $125 SOLD                                      more....

Location: Beijing, China

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PIC 00164

Collection of Small Cultural Revolution Posters

This collection of 8 small posters clearly conveys different aspects of life during the Cultural Revolution, all having devotion to Chairman Mao as a common theme.

Price: US $75 SOLD                                           more....

Location: Delaware, USA  

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PIC 00180

Contemporary Cultural Revolutionary Woodblock Print

This is a very nice example of what is being produced by Chinese artists some 40 years after the height of the Cultural Revolution. This is a limited edition print.

Price: US $125                                       more....  

Location: Delaware, USA

PIC 00181

Contemporary Cultural Revolutionary Woodblock Print

This is a very nice example of what is being produced by Chinese artists some 40 years after the height of the Cultural Revolution. This is a limited edition print.

Price: US $75                                       more....  

Location: Delaware, USA