- Four receipts from the late 1960s
- Michael Schoenhals
- Courtesy of Michael Schoenhals. Felix Boecking, Zhaodong Wang, and Michael Schoenhals (translation).
Translation of receipts top down, left to right:
Receipt 1: #0044, 27th December 1967
On this day received from: Xianghe County Chengguan Arts and Crafts Production
In exchange for 50 kgs of aluminium sheets @ Y 3.60/kg
The sum of one hundred and eighty (180) RMB.
Added in different handwriting: one hundred and eighty RMB in cash 10th April, 1968.
Receipt 2: Xianghe county standardized invoice, 29th November 1967
Buyer: No 3 Beijing Municipal Works Corporation
Product: five-pointed star commemorative badges
Quantity: 500 pcs @ 0.08 RMB/piece
The sum of: 40 RMB
Total amount: Forty RMB
Comment added: Bars [i.e. with the words ”Serve the people” on them] not included
Receipt 3: Invoice, 16th January 1968, No 3 Beijing Municipal Works Corporation
Five-pointed star [badges]: 6,150 pcs @ 0.08 RMB/piece, the sum of 492 RMB
Military bars [i.e. with the words 'Serve the people' on them]: 1,000 pcs @ 0.04 RMB/piece, the sum of 40 RMB
Fighting self-interest and repudiating revisionism [-bars]: 450 pcs @ 0.1 RMB/piece, the sum of 45 RMB
Grand total of: 577 (Five hundred and seventy-seven) RMB
Receipt 4: Invoice, 22nd January 1968, No 3 Beijing Municipal Works Corporation [written in abbreviated form here]
Fighting self-interest [and repudiating revisionism] star [-badges]: 500 @ 0.1RMB/piece, the sum of 50 RMB,
Five-pointed star [badges]: 500 @0.08/piece the sum of 40 RMB,
Horizontal bars: 500 @0.04 RMB/piece, the sum of 20 RMB,
Grand total of: 110 (One hundred and ten) RMB
With thanks to Michael Schoenhals and Zhaodong Wang for their help with this translation.