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Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Old Vietnam Khmer Siam Postcard. River Scene

Indo-China, Cambodia, Siam: b/w vintage postcard with view at native huts along a river and kids in a boat.

French Inscription: „ A. T. 107 – Voyage aux Monuments Khmers. Coin d’Arroyo à Siem-Reap“.
Unused, very fine condition.

MORE such postcards from Indochina.

Sunday, December 06, 2009

Japanese Albumen Photo with Pine Tree. 1880s

Old Japan: Pine tree at Kinkakuji. Impressive tree with a stand on shape of a boat.

Decorative, antique Japanese Albumen Photo, tinted, thin paper, fixed on paper with small glue spots at he corners.

Size: 11 x 8,7 inches. Fine condition, app. 1885.

Photo by Baron Raimund von Stillfried.

More antique Photos from Japan and Korea HERE

Tuesday, December 01, 2009

Indochina Postcard. Meo-Tribe Members. Tonkin to Prague, 1913

Indochina, Tonkin, Caobang: b/w vintage postcard depicting a group of local Miao people „Groupe de Mans meo. Marche de Mo-Xat“.

10 Centimes stamp with Annam-Tonkin 1913 - cancellation. Sent to Prague. Very fine condition.

MORE such postcards from Indochina and Vietnam

Monday, November 30, 2009

Brigitte Bardot Lot of 3: 2 authentic Autographs

Great, small lot of 3 items by Brigitte Bardot:

1) Color photo, depicting Bardot in pantsuit of the 60s. (The photo has been repoducend and signed later).

Authentic autograph. 5 x 7 inches.

2) Early, hand-made card with magazine-snippet. Signed by Brigitte Bardot in the early 1970ies.
3) Postcard of the young, sexy Bardot. There is a chance that this is NO authentic autograph but a autopen. It could be an original but the quality of the signature has characteristics of an autopen ( it might be just the glossy surface and the ink which leave this impression).

All 3 are in fine condition. More autographs: HERE

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Elisabeth Gruemmer Autograph. CoA

Elisabeth Gruemmer: Electrola Records discography print hand-signed by Gruemmer.

The Autograph comes with a Certificate of Authenticity.

3,5 x 5,5 inches, fine condition ( slight creases at the upper left corner).

Elisabeth Schilz Gruemmer (1911 –1986) was an acclaimed German operatic lyric soprano.

Elisabeth started to take singing lessons, von Karajan cast her as the first flower maiden in a performance of Wagner's Parsifal. She went on to perform in Duisburg and Prague.

She performed in all the major opera houses in Europe and the United States, restricting herself to a small number of roles, primarily sung in German. She was also active in song recitals and concert performances, particularly of Brahms' German Requiem.

More autographs: HERE

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Russian Japanese War, Postcard seeing off Soldiers. 1904

Russian Japanese War, tinted postcard „ To see off troop for Russia". Japanese ladies seeing off the soldiers in a train.

Sent 1904 Tianjin to Lauban in Germany. Stamps missing otherwise fine condition.

More Russo-Japanese War Objects: HERE

Friday, August 28, 2009

Tsingtao. Old Advertising Postcard The Grand Hotels.

China, Qingdao: Vintage advertising postcard, b/w, depicting the Strand Hotel and Grand Hotel plus annexes.

„The Brighton of the East" imprint at the reverse: „The Grand Hotels Ltd. Grand Hotel, Annex & Strand Hotel. Tsitgtao (!) N. China".

Unused, fine condition.

More Qingdao postcards HERE

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

China vintage Postcard Caravan at Great Wall in Peking.

Peking 1910: b/w postcard depicting a caravan with camels at the Great Wall in Beijing.

Sent 1910 from Peking via Siberia to Wien. Stamp dropped. Bilingual Peking-cancellation and French Post in China-strike. Fine condition.

More Chinese Vintage Postcards HERE

Friday, August 07, 2009

Old Peking: Zhong Hua Gate. Vintage Postcard

Old tinted Peking-Postcard: „The Tsunhowamen Peking". ( mistakes in transcription ).

Published in Japan.

Unused, fine condition.

More Chinese Vintage Postcards HERE

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Zeppelin LZ127: Ticket and Photo

Zeppelin b/w Photo depicting the landing of the airship Graf Zeppelin L.Z.127 ( violet cancellation at reverse ) and authentic ticket for the Luftschiffbau Zeppelin GmbH Friedrichshafen.

Both items are authentic and from the 1930s.

More Zeppelin Collectibles: HERE

Thursday, July 09, 2009

Chinese Military. Chinese vintage Postcard with Advertising

Old China Postcard: Chinese Military. The postcard depicts Chinese soldiers from app. 1900.

There is an advertising at the reverse side for Medol, a remedy for scabies „Medol by William Pearson, Hamburg.

A few minor aging spots at the reverse, otherwise fine condition.

More Chinese Vintage Postcards HERE

Tuesday, June 09, 2009

Qing Dynasty Seal in Shape of Bamboo

Attractive, old Chinese seal from the end of the Qing - beginning of Republic period. It is most probably a Furong-stone.

Engraved are 2 characters „ting yun", which means: the clouds stopped.

The artist name can be found at the side carving.

The stone almost looks like Jade and has a niche shape.

1,5 x 0,6 x 2,2 inches. 60 gram. Fine condition.

 More Chinese Seals: HERE

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Sweet,antique Chinese Shoes. Embroidery, Silk.

Beautiful pair of children's shoes, hand-made, decorative, silk und cotton. The soles are hand made too. Flower motifs and symbols of luck and long life have been stitched on.

Used, minor wear ( one shoe cannot be closed and there is some abrasion at the heels ).

5 x 2 x 1,5 inches.

More Chinese Antiques: HERE

Friday, April 10, 2009

Luciano Pavarotti Autograph. COA

Portrait-Photo Luciano Pavarotti ( Photo by Fayer, Wien) with authentic signature by Pavarotti.

5,8 x 4 inches, very fine condition.

The Autograph comes with a Certificate of Authenticity.

Luciano Pavarotti, Cavaliere di Gran Croce (1935 -2007) was an Italian operatic tenor, who also crossed over into popular music. He was one of the most commercially successful tenors of all time. He was one of "The Three Tenors" and became well known for his televised concerts and media appearances. Pavarotti was also noted for his charity work benefiting refugees, the Red Cross and other causes.

More autographs: HERE

Tuesday, April 07, 2009

Bette Davies Autograph on 8 x 10 Photo. CoA

Bette Davies: b/w photo with hand written signature by Bette Davies.
8 x 10 inches. Fine condition.

The Autograph comes with a Certificate of Authenticity.

Ruth Elizabeth "Bette" Davis (1908 -1989) was an American actress of film, television and theatre. Noted for her willingness to play unsympathetic characters, she was highly regarded for her performances in a range of film genres; from contemporary crime melodramas to historical and period films and occasional comedies, though her greatest successes were her roles in romantic dramas.

More autographs: HERE

Friday, February 27, 2009

Nigel Mansell Autograph: Hand-signed Portrait Photo. CoA

Nigel Mansell: Portrait Photo with authentic signature.

4 x 6 inches. Very fine condition.

The Autograph comes with a Certificate of Authenticity.

Nigel Ernest James Mansell OBE is a British racing driver from England who won both the Formula One World Championship (1992) and CART World Series (1993). He is the only person in history to hold both titles simultaneously, and was the first person to win the CART title in his debut season. During the early nineties, Mansell was commonly known, by the British media especially, as Our Nige.

With a career in Formula One, spanned 15 seasons, Mansell remains the most successful British Formula One driver of all-time in terms of race wins and is fourth overall on the Formula One race winners list behind Michael Schumacher, Alain Prost, and Ayrton Senna.

As of 2008, he is the most recent inductee to the International Motorsports Hall of Fame from a country other than the US, having been inducted in 2005.

More autographs: HERE

Sunday, February 01, 2009

Bernhard Goetzke Autograph. Hand-signed Ross Photo-Postcard. CoA

Bernhard Goetze Autograph: Ross photo, studio Hanni Schwarz, dedication and autogrph with fountain pen.

The Autograph comes with a Certificate of Authenticity.

Bernhard Goetzke (1884 -1964), was a German film actor. He appeared in 130 films between 1917 and 1961.

He was born in Danzig (then part of Germany, now Gda?sk, Poland) and died in Berlin.

Hes probably biggest success was as Death in Fritz Langs Destiny (originally Waery Death, 1921 ). Further successful movies were Alraune (1930), Dreyfus (1930), The Mountain Eagle (1926), Gli ultimi giorni di Pompei (1926), Dr. Mabuse the Gambler (1922).

More autographs: HERE