Price: 2.50 euro.
Beautiful fridge magnet with the most important figures in the history of Communism. An iconic piece of propaganda. Only availible on Propagandaworld!
Price: 45.00 euro
3 porcelain medal set in the orginal box from the DDR. In great condition.
Medal 1 is Karl Marx (1818-1883) was a German thinker and philosopher. He created the workers movement. His most important work is Das Kapital and the Communist Manifest. Bassicly he was the inventor of communism. His work and thoughts are called Marxism. Lenin was a strong believer of Marxism when he was turning Russia into the first communist state after the October Revolution in 1917. Friedrich Engels was his lifetime friend and was supporting Karl financially and publiced many of Karl Marx writings after the death of Karl.
Medal 2 is Friedrich Engels (1820–1895). He was a German philosopher, historian, communist, social scientist, sociologist, journalist and businessman. His father was an owner of large textile factories in England.
Engels developed what is now known as Marxist theory together with Karl Marx and in 1845 he published The Condition of the Working Class in England, based on personal observations and research in English cities. In 1848, Engels co-authored The Communist Manifesto with Marx and also authored and co-authored (primarily with Marx) many other works. Later, Engels supported Marx financially, allowing him to do research and write Das Kapital. After Marx’s death, Engels edited the second and third volumes of Das Kapital. Additionally, Engels organised Marx’s notes on the Theories of Surplus Value, which were later published as the “fourth volume” of Das Kapital. In 1884, he published The Origin of the Family, Private Property and the State on the basis of Marx’s ethnographic research.
Medal 3 Lenin’s original name was Vladimir Iljitsj Oeljanov. He lived from 1870-1924. He was a revolutionairy and the first leader of the Soviet Union.
His political and social ideas, known as Leninism, was based on the social ideas of Karl Marx, called Marxism. After the october revolution in 1917 he was the first leader of the Soviet Union and put in place the first communist party and the first communist state in the world. His supporters were called the Bolsheviks and they were led by Stalin. In the early 20’s Lenin had a series of strokes on wich he died in 1924. After losing is ability to speak.
Lenin’s body was embalmed to preserve it for long term public display in the Red Square mausoleum. During this process, Lenin’s brain was removed. Lenin’s body is still on display.
It is assumed that Lenin’s alias was chosen from the river Lena. One of the longest river in the world.
Price: 650.00 euro
Very big DDR carpet with portraits of Lenin, Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels. Made in sandcolored background and red flags on the sides, The brown main border is decorated with the state coat of arms of the DDR, the red star and hammer and sickle. At the top there are loops for wall mounting.
Most of the DDR carpets was made in the DDR but some were made in Turkey and shipped to the DDR. Like this one. This unusually big carpet was probably hung in government buildings.
The carpet is in perfect condition with no damages and was bought in the 70’s and taken to the Netherlands. And afer 40 years now for sale.
It is been known that another version of this carpet the heads are looking the other way (left). This carpet the heads are looking right and is more rarer.
Price: 350.00 euro
Karl Marx Das kapital.
Band I 1903 Fifth Pressing
Band II 1893 2nd. Pressing
Band III-I 1894 1st. Pressing
Band III-II 1894 1st. Pressing
The cover on some of the books have got some damage/are used as you can see on the pictures. The pages inside the books are good and well preserved.
Das Kapital, also called Capital. A Critique of Political Economy (in German: Das Kapital. Kritik der politischen Oekonomie) was first published in 1867 by Karl Marx.
Capital, Volume I (1867) was published in Marx’s lifetime, but he died in 1883 before completing the manuscripts for Capital, Volume II (1885) and Capital, Volume III (1894) which friend and collaborator Friedrich Engels edited and published as the work of Marx. The first translated publication of Das Kapital was in Imperial Russia in March 1872. It was the first foreign publication and the English edition appeared in 1887. Despite Tsarist censorship proscribing “the harmful doctrines of socialism and communism”, the Russian censors considered Das Kapital as a “strictly scientific work” of political economy, the content of which did not apply to monarchic Russia, where “capitalist exploitation” had never occurred and was officially dismissed, given “that very few people in Russia will read it, and even fewer will understand it”. Nonetheless, Marx acknowledged that Russia was the country where Das Kapital “was read and valued more than anywhere”. For instance, the Russian edition was the fastest selling as 3,000 copies were sold in one year while the German edition took five years to sell 1,000, therefore the Russian translation sold fifteen times faster than the German original.