KULJA. SINKIANG. Bond of 1000 sar/tael. red. Four small perforation holes at right border and also a little ink staining, all far from the printed part of the bond. The Muslims of Sinkiang, the westernmost region of China, have long aspired to independence from China. After a late summer revolt broke out in 1944, the independent Republic of Eastern Turkistan was proclaimed in Kulja with Soviet support. The Republic died in 1946 after a Soviet-inspired armistice between the Muslims and the Chinese Government. A very small number of proofs for bonds of a revolutionary Islamic republic in Chinese Turkestan, from 1945, have been seen. The bonds were apparently never issued. The different types seen were described in 'Scripophily' magazine, issues from 2000 to 2004. The proof shows soldiers marching to war. Extremely rare and wanted.
Themes: ARMS - MILITARY, GOVERNMENT BONDS
Startprice: € 2000