Item CPC/1/M/116 - Hail the New Year

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CPC/1/M/116

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Hail the New Year

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  • Oct 1962 (Creation)

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929

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An old man writes couplets to celebrate the new year or Spring Festival (春节). He's currounded by children wearing highly decorative clothes. A mixture of modern and traditional symbolism, for example, the banner celebrates people's communes (人民公社), while the character on the square paper is a tradtional symbol of good fortune and happiness (福). Firecrackers are below the table, and a girl holds an elaborate lantern.
Price: 0.18 Yuan
Serial number: T8117. 图656
Edition: 1962年10月第一版 1963年8月第四次印刷 300,001 -450,000 

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Access is subject to signing the Regulations for Access form, unless the records are restricted under the Data Protection Act 2018 or under exemptions in the Freedom of Information Act 2000.

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  • Chinese

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780mm x 535mm

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