Price: 2.50 euro
For sale at http://www.propagandaworld.org
Mao Zedong pin. Made in the 1960’s. The needle on the back is gone. This pin once belonged to Mrs. Koomen. In the 1960’s and early 1970’s Mrs. Koomen (who was Dutch) lived in Canada and began to trade in Chinese artificial flowers and later Chinese antiques. She often went to China and was a welcome guest. As the story goes she was one of the first Western woman to meet Mao Zedong. Her brother Theo Koomen was a well known Dutch sports reporter who tragiclly died in a car accident in 1984. On the pictures there is a news article about Mrs. Koomen and a inventation for a fireworks show on her husband’s name.