10. Communist Currency, Cloth and Paper, rare early textile currency issued by the ChuanShan Province Soviet China, on top: ‘The Proletarian Class of the World Unite!’; stamped: ‘The Finance and Budget Department of ChuanShan Province, Soviet Republic of China, Only for use and exchange in the market, Any duplication of workers and farmers currency is Forbidden’; on verso: the number 3 in the center for “3 Chuan” denomination, with words ‘Develop Economy, Increase Production’; and 5 substitute tickets for paper currency issued by the Red Defence Army of Soviet China, 1930.
est. £1000 – £1500
The capital of the ChuanShan Province of Soviet China was set in TongJiang county, Sichuan Province in February 1933. The province included 5 counties and one city, and had a population of over one million. The capital oversaw local land reform, condemned landlords, organised militia, and issued local currency etc.