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Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Grazia Deledda Autograph: Signed Photo, 1931. Nobel Price Winner

Grazia Deledda Autograph: Signed Photo, 1931. Nobel Price Winner
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Grazia Deledda Autograph and dedication on a b/w photo-postcard from 1931. Scarce.

The postcard has been sent to the editorial staff of the magazine „ Das interessante Blatt“ in Wien.

There are glue- and paper remnants at the backside as it had been pasted in an album, the front side is in very fine condition.

3,4 x 5,2 inches. The Autograph comes with a Certificate of Authenticity.

Grazia Deledda ( 1871 – 1936) was a Sardinian writer whose works won her a Nobel Prize for Literature in 1926.

Nell'azzurro, published by Trevisani in 1890 might be considered as her first work.

In 1903 she published Elias Portolu that confirmed her as a writer and started her work as a successful writer of novels and theatrical works: Cenere (1904), L'edera (1906), Sino al confine (1911), Colombo e sparvieri (1912), Canne al vento (1913), L'incendio nell'oliveto (1918), Il Dio dei venti (1922).

Cenere was the inspiration for a movie with the famous Italian actress Eleonora Duse.

Her work has been highly regarded by Luigi Capuana and Giovanni Verga plus some younger writers such as Enrico Thovez, Pietro Pancrazi and Renato Serra.

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Saturday, November 17, 2007

Giuseppe Taddei Autograph: Signed Photo, CoA.

Giuseppe Taddei: Real Photo ( Feyer, Wien ) with authentic signature of this important baritone.

The Autograph comes with a Certificate of Authenticity.

Size: 3,5 x 5,5 inches, slight wear only.

Giuseppe Taddei (born June 26, 1916) was an Italian baritone known for his work in Italian opera, particularly the works of Giuseppe Verdi, as well as for his work in Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's and Richard Wagner's operas.

Taddei was born in Genoa and studied and debuted in Rome, where he sang regularly for several years. After being conscripted into the army in 1942, he returned to his singing career in 1946, performing for two seasons at the Vienna State Opera. His specialization in Mozart came later in his career, where he was particularly well known for the roles of Leporello from Don Giovanni and Figaro from Le nozze di Figaro. He recorded these roles with EMI in London with the Philharmonia Orchestra and Carlo Maria Giulini.

Taddei's wonderful vocal longevity allowed him to continue recording into old age with notable examples of his art being the title role in Verdi's "Falstaff" with Herbert von Karajan in the 1980s.

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Monday, November 12, 2007

Giuseppe Patane Autograph: Signed 1978 in Wien.

Conductor Giuseppe Patanè autograph on b/w Real – Photo ( Photo de Rota, Trieste ), 4,1 x 5,9 inches.

The Autograph comes with a Certificate of Authenticity.

Giuseppe Patanè (born Naples, 1 January 1932, Italy - died Munich, 29 May 1989) was an Italian opera conductor.

He was the son of the conductor Franco Patanè (1908-1968) and studied in Naples, where he also made his debut in 1951. He died suddenly while conducting a performance of Il Barbiere di Siviglia at the Bavarian State Opera.

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Tuesday, November 06, 2007

Outstanding Japanese Vintage Art Deco Postcard. Litho.

Extremely decorative Japanese postcard from ca. 1915-20. Lithographed postcard depicting a Japanese seller carrying red boxes.

Authentic vintage postcard. Seikwado Mark, Shiba Tokyo.

Unused, very fine condition.

More Japanese Postcards: HERE

Sunday, October 14, 2007

John Woo Autograph. Signed Photo. CoA

John Woo Autograph: Nice, large photo by Stephen Vaughan, hand signed by John Woo in 1998.

10 x 8 inches. Very fine condition.

The Autograph comes with a Certificate of Authenticity.

John Woo Yu-Sen (Wú Yǔsēn, 1946) is an internationally and critically acclaimed Chinese film director and producer. Woo is widely known for his stylized movies which are renowned for their ballistic action sequences, Mexican stand-offs, and use of slow-motion.

He directed the notable Hong Kong action films, A Better Tomorrow, Hard Boiled, and The Killer. His English-language movies include Hard Target, Broken Arrow, Face/Off, and Mission: Impossible 2.

Woo has said he was shy and had difficulty speaking, but found making movies a way to explore his feelings and thinking and would "use movie as a language".

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Friday, September 28, 2007

Franz Salmhofer Autograph. Famus Austrian Composer signed Sheet.

Franz Salmhofer, signed sheet of music for „Lied an die Pompadour“. Dedicated to the famous Kammersaenger Rudolf Christ. Signed on December 31st, 1955.

9 x 12 inches, some aging, some foxing, vertical and horizontal centrefolds.

The Autograph comes with a Certificate of Authenticity.

Franz Salmhofer (1900 –1975) was a Austrian composer, conductor and poet.

From 1929 to 1945 Salmhofer served as Kapellmeister of the Burgtheater, from 1945 to 1954 he was director of the of Vienna State Opera and followed by the Vienna Volksoper from 1956 to 1963.

Salmhofer died at age 75 in the city of his birth, Vienna, Austria.

More Classical Music Autographs HERE

Sunday, September 09, 2007

German Club Concordia in China. Vintage Postcard 1908

We recently added quite a few old Chinese postcards such as this one:

Vintage colour postcard China: „ German Club „Concordia“, Tientsin“.

Frant view of the German Club in Tianjin. Sent as postcard from Tientsin via Siberia to Michelau in Germany. „Tientsin Deutsche Post 15. 7. 08 „ – cancellation.

Scarce, black „ Lazarett des Ostasiatischen Detatchements Briefstempel „ – cancellation. ( Military hospital of the East-Asian Detachment – Stamp ). Stamp dropped otherwise fine condition.

More Chinese Vintage Postcards HERE

Thursday, September 06, 2007

PR China: Folder with Cultural Revolution Stamps. 1998

Peoples Republic of China: Folder with all stamps form the time of the Cultural Revolution. ( „Wen“ – Series, Wen 1 up to Wen 20 ).

Published in 1998 to commemorate the 30th anniversary of the Cultural Revolution.

7,2 x 10,2 inches, 4 parts ( complete size 28.8 x 10,2 inches ).

More Chinese Stamps HERE

Friday, July 06, 2007

1993: Peoples Republic of China: Souvenir Sheet “ Commemorating the 100. Birthday of Comrade Mao Zedong „. Photo of Mao and Hua Guofeng.

1993: Peoples Republic of China: Souvenir Sheet “ Commemorating the 100. Birthday of Comrade Mao Zedong „. Photo of Mao and Hua Guofeng.

Edition: 5,000 sheets, issued by Yichang San Xia philately society.

5 x 3,5 inches. Mint, original Gum.

More Chinese Stamps: HERE

Thursday, June 14, 2007

Kurt Waldheim died. Here is one of his Photos with Autograph

Kurt Waldheim: Hand signed Color photo from the 1980s.

4 x 6 inches. Fine condition. ( Glue remnants at the corners of the back ).

The Autograph comes with a Certificate of Authenticity.

Kurt Josef Waldheim (born 1918) was an Austrian diplomat and conservative politician. He was Secretary-General of the United Nations from 1972 to 1981, and President of Austria from 1986 to 1992. He is the oldest former Secretary-General of the United Nations and the oldest former Austrian President to be still alive.

He served as First Secretary of the Legation in Paris from 1948, and in the Ministry for Foreign Affairs in Vienna from 1951 to 1956. In 1956 he was made Ambassador to Canada, returning to the Ministry in 1960, after which he became the Permanent Representative of Austria to the United Nations in 1964. For two years beginning in 1968, he was the Federal Minister for Foreign Affairs in Austria serving for the Austrian People's Party, before going back as Permanent Representative to the U.N. in 1970.

Waldheim had unsuccessfully sought election as President of Austria in 1971, but his second attempt on June 8, 1986, proved successful. 1986 also marked the beginning of what became known as the Waldheim Affair. Before the presidential elections, Alfred Worm, in the Austrian weekly news magazine Profil, revealed that there had been several omissions about Waldheim's life between 1938 and 1945 in Waldheim's recently-published autobiography.

During the controversy, Waldheim was defended by "nazi hunter" Simon Wiesenthal, who was severely criticized for this move.

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Friday, May 18, 2007

Guenther Brus Autograph: Signed Art Postcard

Guenther Brus Autograph: Artist postcard „ Schweigezeit“, 1979. ( Time of Silence, 1979 ). Signed at front side: „ Brus „.

4 x 6 in. Fine condition.

The Autograph comes with a Certificate of Authenticity.

Günter Brus (born in 1938, Styria) is an Austrian painter, graphic artist and writer. Co-founder in 1964 of Wiener Aktionismus (Viennese Actionism) together with Otto Muehl, Hermann Nitsch and Rudolf Schwarzkogler. He was sentenced to 6 months in prison after the "Kunst und Revolution" event at the University of Vienna in 1968, fled to Berlin with his family and returned to Austria in 1976.

Awarded the Grand Austrian State Prize in 1997.

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Tuesday, May 01, 2007

Romy Schneider Autograph: Authentic Signature. CoA

Romy Schneider hand written autograph. Signature with ink on a photo-postcard. The photo shows the young Romy in the movie „ Wenn der weisse Flieder wieder blueht“.

Size: 3,8 x 5 inches. ( The card has been trimmed to fit in frame). Fine condition.

The Autograph comes with a Certificate of Authenticity.

At the beginning of her career Romy Schneider, often called the Austrian Shirley Temple, starred in a series of successful comedies about young Austro-Hungarian Empress Elizabeth, better known as Sissi.

Then international productions followed: Luchino Visconti's Boccacio 70 (1962), Orson Welles' The Trial (1963).

After playing a prostitute in the big-budget war film The Victors (1963), Romy began her unrewarding Hollywood career. Settling in France in the 1960s, Romy became one of that country's most respected actresses, winning Cesar awards for her performances in L'Important C'est d'Aimer (1975) and L'Histoire Simple (1978).

In her last years, she was beset by several personal tragedies, including the accidental death of her 14-year-old son. She was on the road to emotional and professional recovery when, in May of 1982, Romy Schneider was found dead in her Paris apartment.

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Friday, April 27, 2007

Mstislav Rostropovich: Authentic Autograph

He left us today: Mstislav Rostropovich. Hand signed Autograph on cardboard.

8,5 x 5,5 inches. Very fine condition.

The Autograph comes with a Certificate of Authenticity.

Mstislav Leopoldovich Rostropovich (Russian: Мстисла́в Леопо́льдович Ростропо́вич, Mstislav Leopol'dovič Rostropo'vič, March 27, 1927 – April 27, 2007), affectionately known as "Slava," was a Russian cellist and conductor considered to be one of the greatest cellists ever.

Rostropovich was born in Baku, Azerbaijan, then part of the Soviet Union. From 1943 to 1948, he studied at the Moscow Conservatory, where he became professor of cello in 1956. He lived for the latter part of his life in self-imposed exile in Paris.

Rostropovich had been treated at a Moscow clinic in early 2007 for what was reported to be hepatic cirrhosis, or degeneration of the liver. At the time, rumors flew that he was dying, fed by his having been visited by Russian President Vladimir Putin. It later was discovered that Putin met Rostropovich to discuss details of a celebration the Kremlin was planning for March 27, 2007, Rostropovich's 80th birthday. The celebration took place and Rostropovich was reportedly in frail health.

The Itar-Tass news agency reported that Rostropovich died on April 27, 2007 in Moscow, after having been hospitalized in February of the same year for intestinal cancer. He was 80.

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Tuesday, April 17, 2007

Brigitte Helm Autograph. Metropolis Actress. CoA.

Certificate of Authenticity included.

Brigitte Helm became famous when she acted – along with Gustav Fröhlich – in Fritz Lang’s classic movie 'Metropolis'.

Brigitte Helm (March 17, 1908 – June 11, 1996) was a German actress. After Metropolis, Helm made over 30 films, including talking pictures, before retiring in 1936.

Her other appearances include The Love of Jeanne Ney (1927), Alraune (1928), Gloria (1931), The Blue Danube (1932) and Gold (1934).

In 1935, angered by Nazi control of the German film industry, she moved to Switzerland where she later had 4 children with her second husband Dr. Hugo Kunheim, an industrialist. After her retirement from films she refused to grant any interviews concerning her film career."

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Wednesday, January 31, 2007

Hermann Nitsch Autograph, signed, early colour photo.

Hermann Nitsch Autograph, signed, early colour photo.: "Hermann Nitsch: Autograph of controversial Austrian Artist.

Hermann Nitsch, long tome condemned for his painting and slaughtering orgies, using animal’ s blood for painting has finally become an Austrian “ States Artist “ and a talking subject for society - folks.

His works can be found in important collections all over the world and his designs for Theaters and Opera Houses, like the Wiener Staatsoper underline his status as accepted artist.

3,5 x 5 inches colour photo with authentic autograph.

Certificate of Authenticity included.

More autographs: HERE "

Wednesday, January 24, 2007

Adolf Frohner: Autograph on Postcard, Sculls, 1988

Today, unexpectedly, Adolf Frohner died. How sad! He was a great Austrian painter: Autograph on Postcard, Sculls, 1988: "Adolf Frohner Autograph: b/w postcard as invitation for the exhibition „Totenkoepfe“ ( Sculls ) in the Viennese Gallery Steinek in 1988.

Adolf Frohner was one of the most important painters of modern Austria. Very fine condition."

 More autographs: HERE

Friday, January 12, 2007

Russian Japanese War. Mocking Postcard Russians Antiques and unique Collectibles Russian Japanese War. Mocking Postcard Russians: "Russo Japanese War: Funny carricature postcard depicting a Japanese soldier eating „Russians“ ( play with the term “ Russian “ for this kind of preserved fish. Artist signed: Ferenchich.

Slight wear, used in Austria."

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