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Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Oskar Kokoschka Autograph

Oskar Kokoschka Autograph on Photo CoA

Oskar Kokoschka Autograph on Photo CoA

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Oskar Kokoschka 1966: Autograph and dedication on real-photodepicting Kokoschka lightening a cigarette.

At the reverse is a small sticker: O. Kokoschka Villeneuve Vaud/Suisse.

The Autograph comes with a Certificate of Authenticity. 14,7 x 10,4 cm, good condition.

Oskar Kokoschka (1886 – 21980) was an Austrian artist, poet and playwright best known for his intense expressionistic portraits and landscapes. Kokoschka had a passionate, often stormy affair with Alma Mahler. It began in 1912, shortly after the death of her four-year-old daughter Maria Mahler and her affair with Walter Gropius. After several years together, Alma rejected him, explaining that she was afraid of being too overcome with passion. Later then, deemed a degenerate by the Nazis, Kokoschka fled Austria in 1934 for Prague.

Kokoschka became a British citizen in 1946 and only in 1978 would regain Austrian citizenship. He traveled briefly to the United States in 1947 before settling in Switzerland, where he lived the rest of his life. He died in Montreux on 22 February 1980.

More Artists Autographs: HERE

Friday, April 01, 2016

Dalai Lama Autograph CoA. Hand signed Photo

Dalai Lama Autograph. CoA


Dalai Lama portrait photo, depicting the head of the Tibetans in his red robe. Hand signed by the Dalai lama with Tibetan characters.

The Autograph comes with a Certificate of Authenticity.

Size: 12,6 x 18,4 cm (5 x 7 1/3 inches), very good condition. The Dalai Lama is a monk of the Gelug or "Yellow Hat" school of Tibetan Buddhism, the newest of the schools of Tibetan Buddhism founded by Je Tsongkhapa. The 14th and current Dalai Lama is Tenzin Gyatso.

The Dalai Lama is considered to be the successor in a line of tulkus who are believed to be incarnations of Avalokiteśvara, the Bodhisattva of Compassion, called Chenrezig in Tibetan. The name is a combination of the Mongolic word dalai meaning "ocean" (being the translation of the Tibetan name, 'Gyatso') and the Tibetan word བླ་མ་ (bla-ma) meaning "guru, teacher, mentor". The Tibetan word "lama" corresponds to the better known Sanskrit word "guru".

More Autographs: HERE and HERE

Monday, March 14, 2016

Funny Postcard against Russia and China Boxer Rebellion

Mocking Postcard against Russia German Shippost 1901

Mocking Postcard against Russia and China Shippost 1901 
Mocking Postcard against Russia and China Shippost 1901
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Old lithographed postcard form the Boxer Rebellion Period. Caricature depicting Russia stumbling of the (Chinese) dragon, while the other super-powers are buy cutting their share from the dragon.

Sent as postcard by the Imperial German Marine. Kaiserlich Deutsche Marine Schiffspost No. 67 – cancellation. This steamer was called Sylvia. Altona arrival-strike, good condition, scarce.

More such Postcards: HERE

Tuesday, March 01, 2016

Raphael Kirchner Postcard Girl in Art Nouveau Summer Dress

Raphael Kirchner Postcard Girl in Art Nouveau Dress 1901

Raphael Kirchner Postcard Girl in Art Nouveau Dress 1901
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Decorative Art Nouveau postcard depicting a pretty young lady wearing a summer dress with decorative patterns. Artist signed: Raphael Kirchner

Published by Theo Stroefer's Kunstverlag, Nuremberg, Series 99 Nr. III Unused as postcard in Germany in 1901, good condition.

More Art Nouveau Postcards: HERE

Friday, February 26, 2016

Russian Tsar Nicholas II Romanov Postcard from 1902

Russian Tsar Nicholas II Vintage Postcard from 1902 Romanov

Russian Tsar Nicholas II Vintage Postcard from 1902 Romanov

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Silver bromine portrait postcard of Russian Tsar Nicholas II. Unused postcard with a line at front side: St. Die, 24 Sept. 1902. CA Good condition.

Nicholas II (Russian: Николай II, Николай Александрович Романов, tr. Nikolai II, Nikolai Alexandrovich Romanov ) (1868 – 1918) was the last Emperor of Russia, Grand Duke of Finland, and titular King of Poland. His official short title was by the Grace of God, Nicholas II, Emperor and Autocrat of All the Russias.

Like other Russian Emperors he is commonly known by the monarchical title Tsar (though Russia formally ended the Tsardom in 1721). He is known as Saint Nicholas the Passion-Bearer by the Russian Orthodox Church and has been referred to as Saint Nicholas the Martyr. Nicholas II abdicated following the February Revolution of 1917 during which he and his family were imprisoned first in the Alexander Palace at Tsarskoye Selo, then later in the Governor's Mansion in Tobolsk, and finally at the Ipatiev House in Yekaterinburg.

In the spring of 1918, Nicholas was handed over to the local Ural Soviet by commissar Vasily Yakovlev who was given a written receipt. Nicholas II, his wife, Alexandra Feodorovna, his son, Alexei Nikolaevich, his four daughters, Olga Nikolaevna, Tatiana Nikolaevna, Maria Nikolaevna and Anastasia Nikolaevna, the family's medical doctor, Evgeny Botkin, the Emperor's footman, Alexei Trupp, the Empress' maidservant, Anna Demidova, and the family's cook, Ivan Kharitonov, were executed in the same room by the Bolsheviks on the night of 16/17 July 1918.

More Postcards: HERE

Monday, February 01, 2016

Ruggiero Raimondi Autograph CoA

Ruggiero Raimondi Autograph CoA

Ruggiero Raimondi Autograph on Photo  

Ruggiero Raimondi b/w portrait photo with authentic signature in lower part of the photograph.

The Autograph comes with a Certificate of Authenticity.

8 x 14 cm, good condition.

Ruggero Raimondi (born 1941) is an Italian bass-baritone opera singer who has also appeared in motion pictures. Some of his most important roles have been King Philip in Verdi's Don Carlos; Fiesco; the title roles in Boris Godunov (including the Andrzej Żuławski film) and Attila; Silva; Escamillo in Bizet's Carmen (including the Francesco Rosi film, 1984, with Plácido Domingo and Julia Migenes); the title role in Don Giovanni (including the Joseph Losey film, 1979); Count Almaviva in The Marriage of Figaro; and Don Alfonso in Così fan tutte; the title role in Don Quichotte by Massenet; and Scarpia in a recording of Tosca produced by Ardermann and later filmed live from Rome, with Plácido Domingo and Catherine Malfitano, conducted by Zubin Mehta.

More Classical Music Autographs: HERE

Friday, January 29, 2016

Brigitte Bardot Autograph plus Extra. CoA

Brigitte Bardot Autograph and extra Postcard CoA

Brigitte Bardot Autograph
old Brigitte Bardot Autograph

Brigitte Bardot Autograph on photo (real photo) from the movie „Das Gänseblümchen wird entblättert“.

Additinonal, unsigned, postcard, depicting Bardot in the movie „Doktor Ahoi“. Great photo with Bardot and exiting vintage posters.

Both are 4 x 6 inches and in good condition. The Autograph comes with a Certificate of Authenticity.

 Brigitte Anne-Marie Bardot (born 1934) is a French former actress, singer and fashion model, who later became an animal rights activist. She was one of the best known sex symbols of the 1950s and 1960s and was widely referred to by her initials. Starting in 1969, Bardot became the official face of Marianne (who had previously been anonymous) to represent the liberty of France. Bardot retired from the entertainment industry in 1973.

During her career in show business, she starred in 47 films, performed in several musical shows and recorded over 60 songs. She was awarded the Legion of Honour in 1985 but refused to receive it. After her retirement, she established herself as an animal rights activist. During the 1990s, she generated controversy by criticizing immigration and Islam in France and has been fined five times for inciting racial hatred.

More Autograohs: HERE and HERE

Friday, January 22, 2016

Decorative Lithograph from 1898 with Orchids

Fine Chromo Lithograph from 1898 with Orchids 

Orchids Lithograph from 1898
Orchids Fine Chromo Lithograph

1898: Orchids. Attractive, decorative chromolithograph, depicting 9 different kinds of orchids. Very colorful litho. Size: 6,1 x 9,8 inches. good condition. Vivid colors.

Printed by Bibliographisches Institut Leipzig. Litho by Meyers Germany 1898.

Looks great when framed and makes a perfect gift.

More Chomo Lithographs: HERE

Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Old Singapore Postcard, Jugglers performing Mango Tree Trick

Singapore Vintage Postcard with Jugglers 1907


old Singapore Postcard 
old Singapore Postcard 

Singapore Vintage Postcard with Jugglers 1907 to Pola.

Attractive old Singapore postcard “Singapore. Jugglers, The famous growing Mango tree trick”.
The postcard depicts two men and a boy performing their tricks.
The postcard has been shipped to Pola, former Austria, in 1907. Good condition.

More old Singapore Postcards: HERE

Friday, January 08, 2016

Joan Sutherland Autograph on framed Photo CoA

Joan Sutherland Autograph CoA

Joan Sutherland Autograph
Joan Sutherland Autograph

Joan Sutherland portrait photo, mounted on cardboard, matted and framed. Hand signed by Joan Sutherland.

The autograph comes with a Certificate of Authenticity.

The photograph is 33 x 29,5 cm (9 x 12 inches), the frame is 38,5 x 45,5 cm (15,2 x 17,8 inches). The matting and the frame are not of great quality so the autograph can be sent without frame if requested.

Dame Joan Alston Sutherland, OM, AC, DBE (7 November 1926 – 10 October 2010)[1] was an Australian dramatic coloratura soprano noted for her contribution to the renaissance of the bel canto repertoire from the late 1950s through to the 1980s. One of the most remarkable female opera singers of the 20th century, she was dubbed La Stupenda by a La Fenice audience in 1960 after a performance of the title role in Handel's Alcina. Her friend Luciano Pavarotti once called Sutherland the "Voice of the Century"; Montserrat Caballé described the Australian's voice as being like "heaven".

More Autographs: HERE and HERE

Monday, January 04, 2016

Vietnam War Chinese Poster Anti USA

China Poster Vietnam War with Slogan by Zhou Ruizhang

China Poster Vietnam War 

China appr. 1970. Authentic small poster by 周瑞庄 Zhou Ruizhuang, depicting a soldier with four guns and more solders behind. 

Anti-USA text in the lower part: 越南南方人民越战越强-坚决打击美国侵略者直到胜利 (The Vietnamese people powerfully fight against the USA aggressor till victory)

13 x 18,4 cm, good condition.

More Chinese Ephemera: HERE

Thursday, December 10, 2015

Ludwig Hohlwein Aviation Postcard Preis der Lüfte

Exciting German Aviation Postcard by Ludwig Hohlwein

Ludwig Hohlwein postcard 

Very decorative and powerful, lithographed postcard by Ludwig Hohlwein. “Deutscher Rundflug 1925. B.Z. - Preis der Lüfte”.

The postcard depicts a man with wings (probably Daedalus from the Greek myth). The postcard has been used in Germany in 1938. Signed: Ludwig Hohlwein München. Good condition.

More such Postcards: HERE