Price: 12.50 euro Size: 10.5cm./4.1inch. Weight: 177gr./6.2oz.
DDR Medal with the image of Karl Marx with his original box. Within the box there is a paper wich reads:”For good performance in the DSF knowledge competition, 1976″. The DSF was a German-Soviet Union friendship organisation.
Price: 96.00 euro
Bronze statue of Karl Marx. In very good condition. The inscription on the front says:”Proletarian Of All Nations Unite!”. The real statue stands in Moscow on the revolution Square and is made by Lev Kerbel.
Lev Efimovich Kerbel (1917-2003) was a sculptor of Soviet realist works. Kerbel’s creations included statues of Marx, Lenin, Yuri Gagarin, which were sent by Soviet Government as gifts to socialist and the Third World countries across the world. In the 1990s following the collapse of the socialist bloc many of his works of art were destroyed. However his enormous Karl Marx monument in Chemnitz, formerly Karl-Marx-Stadt, has been preserved as a cultural monument.
Kerbel was born to a Russian Jewish family in the village of Semyonovka in Russia (currently Ukraine) on the day that the Winter Palace in Petrograd was stormed by the Bolsheviks setting off the October Revolution.
During World War II, Kerbel helped build the defenses for the Battle of Moscow, then served in the Northern Fleet.
After the war, Kerbel’s career took off with a wide range of commissions. In 1958 he sculpted a statue in China that depicted a huge Soviet and an equally large Chinese worker hand in hand. When Soviet-Chinese relations foundered a few years later, the statue was torn down by a mob. While some people dismiss Kerbel’s works as a form of flat Communist propaganda, Kerbel himself said that he was always more interested in art than politics. Many people now view his few remaining statues with nostalgia, particularly in Chemnitz (formerly known as Karl Marx Stadt, where his bust of Karl Marx is referred to as ‘the head’.
One of Kerbel’s last works was the memorial to the crew of the Kursk submarine, inaugurated in Moscow in 2003.
Lev Kerbel with a smaller version of the Karl Marx Statue
Lev Kerbel working on his famous Karl Marx head wich is still in the city of Chemnitz
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.
Beautiful double bust of Karlx Marx and Lenin. This bust is duplicated and reproduced very much (even now) but this is original. It is made in the 60’s and got a signature of the maker, N. Tomsky, on the back.
Nikolai Tomsky (1900-1984) was a much decorated well know sculptor. The sculptor first came to attention with his memorial to Sergey Kirov, a heroic bronze with friezes around the base, for which he won the 1941 Stalin Prize.
Thereafter his career developed in an official direction; he would be eventually tasked to re-design Lenin’s own sarcophagus, produce Stalin’s bust at Stalin’s grave, and produce at least five major statues of Lenin throughout the Soviet Union. His distinctive red-granite Lenin stood in the Leninplatz of East Berlin from 1970 to 1992.
Nikolai Tomsky alongside his creations.
One of Tomsky’s most famous creation. A red granite Lenin on Leninplatz in East Berlin.
This is a recent made propaganda cloth from China showing Karl Marx. A beautiful big cloth. The cloth is well made with good colors. There are some folds from storage but this is easy to iron out and you will have a beautiful propaganda cloth.
Price: 45,00 euro.
Size: 81×56 cm. / 31.8×22 inch.
Karl Marx (1818-1883) was a philosopher, economist, sociologist, journalist and a revolutionary socialist. He is one of the foundators of socialism and communism. His most important and known work is The Communist Manifest and Das Kapital. The manifest was put together in collaboration with his friend and supporter Friedrich Engels. Even after Karl Marx’s death, Engels continued to publish works of Karl Marx.
Karl Marx’s ideas would become known as Marxism. In brief, Marxism stands for more equality between rich and poor people. He stated that the working class should rebel to make human rights equal.
Beautiful complete 7 pin set honouring 800 years Karl Marx City in the former DDR. In bakolite box with nice fancy interiour.
Originally this town was called Chemnitz and heavily bombarderd in WWII. From 1953-1990 it was called Karl Marx Stadt. After 1990 it was called Chemnitz again.
Compleet set of 7 pins, all in good condition. Great showpiece and collectors item. A nice piece straight from 1965.