The East is Red



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.

Immediately under the portrait is Wilhelm Pieck's name, describing him as the First President of the German Democratic Republic.

The poster measures 53cm (21 inches) x 75cm (30 inches). It has some small tears on the edges and some creasing as can be seen, although there are no tears or holes in the image itself. It was printed at the People's Fine Art Publishing House in August 1953.

Price: US $500

Item location: Delaware, USA

Postage & insurance to US lower 48: $10