I'm unsure of the date for this poster. While researching it, I saw references to the 1930s, but I also saw references to it being a replica reproduction of an original Chinese advertisement poster from the 1930s. Of the couple of posters that I saw that stated they were reproductions, they all had about the same asking price (around $40), so that makes me think it is a reproduction. Regardless, it appears to be a very collectible item.
If it is a reproduction, it was made to look old. It was made with a very light yellowing sheen. There is a 1/4 inch metal strip at the top and at the bottom also made to appear as if they are slightly rusted with age. The poster measures 20 by 30.5 inches.
I purchased it at an estate sale. The seller said it was her mothers. She said she can remember when she was a little girl she went with her mother to an art show. Her mother purchased two posters, this one and another one with a pair of semi nude Shanghai girls appearing to be getting dressed. (That second poster will be in a separate listing). She said that would have been in the mid to late 1970s. She said she is certain that her mother never displayed it. It has remained in its mailing tube for many years. Looking closely, I would have to agree that it's never been framed, hung, or displayed in any way. It's in excellent condition.
The can goods that you see in the photo are not included. They were there to hold the poster while photos were taken. (You'd be surprised how many people think the weights are part of the listing).
The poster will be mailed via USPS First Class Mail parcel. It will be rolled and in a mailing tube. It will be insured. Since the insurance is for the protection of us both, I split that cost with the buyer. Buyer to pay $5.95 delivery costs. Mailing is from Arizona.
I gladly combine shipping on multiple items purchased, as long as all items will fit into a single box. It is best if possible to contact me first to let me know which items you'll be purchasing so that I can adjust the shipping charges, otherwise at checkout you will be charged the full shipping fee for each item. Should that happen, and if appropriate to do so, I refund a portion of those charges.
INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING depends on the country. Buyer must contact seller for shipping quote before making purchase. Seller reserves the right to void any transactions where contact has not been made prior to purchasing.
All items in my listings come from either estate or garage sales and auctions. I do not know if they came from homes where smoking or pets were present. All items are sold in the same condition as when I received them.