Mao Zedong & International Friends
Playing cards celebrating the Chinese leader and statesman Chairman Mao /Mao Zedong. Each card has a photo of Mao Zedong in a relaxed pose with notable International personalities, giving the impression that he was a friendly person. The foreign policy of the People’s Republic of China during the Maoist era attempted to present a broad united front to the world. The cards are all surrounded by a red kitschy border and four indices, with captions in Chinese and a date; the latest date is 1974. The reverse shows Mao reading a letter against a bright sun.
Member since March 02, 2012
I have adored playing cards since before I was seven years old, and was brought up on packs of Waddington's No 1. As a child I was fascinated by the pictures of the court cards.
Over the next fifty years I was seduced by the artwork in Piatnik's packs and became a collector of playing cards.
Seeking more information about various unidentified packs I discovered the World of Playing Cards website and became an enthusiastic contributor researching and documenting different packs of cards.
I describe my self as a playing card archaeologist, using detective work to identify and date obscure packs of cards discovered in old houses, flea markets and car boot sales.
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