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Mystery behind 1916 Rising/Chairman Mao poster

The poster is up for auction in London this week.

WHERE DID THIS poster come from?

Image reproduced with permission from Bloomsbury

Bloomsbury Auction house in London is selling the poster this week as part of a large lot of items entitled ‘Red China 1921 – 1976′.

The poster dates from 1970 and celebrates both the 54th anniversary of the 1916 Rising and the first anniversary of the ninth national congress of the Communist Party of China.

Neither Bloomsbury nor the collector who currently owns the image is completely sure where it came from, and it’s possible that it is one of a kind.

The poster is estimated to fetch between €1250 and €1870 at auction on Thursday.

H/T to MiseBogland

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