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Sunday, December 26, 2010

Rupert Davis Autogramm. Actor of Simmenon's Maigret . CoA

Rupert Davis Portrait Photo as superintendant Maigret , hand signiert.

The Autograph comes with a Certificate of Authenticity.

Rupert Davies (1916 – 1976) was a British actor. He remains best known for playing the title role in the BBC's 1960s television adaptation of Maigret, based on the Maigret novels written by Georges Simenon.

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Thursday, December 23, 2010

Peter Sellers Autograph. CoA

Peter Sellers: b/w postcard (Photo by Louis Goldman) with a hand signed magazine snippet pasted on.

The Autograph comes with a Certificate of Authenticity.

6 x 4,2 inches

152 x 108 mm, gute Erhaltung.

Richard Henry Sellers (1925 –1980), known as Peter Sellers, was a British comedian and actor best known as Chief Inspector Clouseau in The Pink Panther film series, for his roles in Dr. Strangelove, as Clare Quilty in the original 1962 screen version of Lolita, and as the man-child, Chance the gardener, in his penultimate film, Being There.

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Monday, December 20, 2010

Stirling Moss Letter and Trading Card. CoA

Stirling Moss: Stirling Moss Limited letter from 1985, signed by Sterling Moss. Additional b/w card, depicting Moss in his Mercedes-Benz W 196 and Portrait. Also hand-signed by Sterling Moss.

Both are in fine condition.

The Autographs come with a Certificate of Authenticity.

Sir Stirling Craufurd Moss, OBE (born 17 September 1929 in London) is a former racing driver from England. His success in a variety of categories placed him among the world's elite – he is often called "the greatest driver never to win the World Championship".

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Thursday, December 09, 2010

Leni Riefenstahl Autograph on early Photo. CoA

Leni Riefenstahl: Early b/w portrait photo, hand-signed by Leni Riefenstahl.

The Autograph comes with a Certificate of Authenticity.

3,5 x 5,5 inches, very fine condition.

Helene Bertha Amalie "Leni" Riefenstahl (1902 - 2003) was a German film director, actress and dancer widely noted for her aesthetics and innovations as a filmmaker. Her most famous film was Triumph des Willens (Triumph of the Will), a propaganda film made at the 1934 Nuremberg congress of the Nazi Party.

Riefenstahl's prominence in the Third Reich along with her personal friendship with Adolf Hitler thwarted her film career following Germany's defeat in World War II, after which she was arrested but released without any charges.

Triumph of the Will gave Riefenstahl instant and lasting international fame, as well as infamy. Although she directed only eight films, just two of which received significant coverage outside of Germany, Riefenstahl was widely known all her life. The propaganda value of her films made during the 1930s repels most modern commentators but many film histories cite the aesthetics as outstanding.

The Economist wrote that Triumph of the Will "sealed her reputation as the greatest female filmmaker of the 20th century".

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Wednesday, October 27, 2010

W.W.II.: 4 Passes with Soldbuch and Wehrpass. 1 Person

W.W.II.: Fur documents, identifications, for one solder of WW2 from Austria: Soldbuch, Wehrpass, Reisepass and Arbeitsbuch.

Many entries in Wehrpass and Soldbuch, inclusive present by the Fuehrer.
Strong wear of the Soldbuch, as usual, but no pages missing or tears.

Interesting lot, since all the passes belonged to one person.

 More WW2 items: HERE

Tuesday, October 05, 2010

Old Qingdao Postcard. Watch at Kiautschou

2. WK. 1915: Decorative postcard, depicting a German marine on a vessel near Qingdao.
Artist signed, patriotic slogan.

Used as fieldpost from a Russian cavalry division.

K.D. Feld-Postexped. Cavall.-Div. 2416 - cancellation.

Fine condition.

More Qingdao postcards HERE

Sunday, October 03, 2010

Seeteufel Felix Graf Luckner Autograph on Postcard. CoA

Earl Felix Luckner b/w portrait postcard with authentic signature by Earl Luckner, hand-signed.

3,6 x 5,6 inches, very fine condition.

The Autograph comes with a Certificate of Authenticity.

Felix Graf von Luckner (1881 -1966) was a German nobleman, navy officer, author and noted sailor who earned the epithet Der Seeteufel (the Sea-Devil) -- and his crew that of Die Piraten des Kaisers (the Emperor's Pirates) -- for his exploits in command of the sailing commerce raider SMS Seeadler (Sea Eagle) in 1916-1917.

It was his habit of successfully waging war without any casualties that made him a hero and a legend on both sides.

He was the great-grandson of Nicolas Luckner, Marshal of France and commander-in-chief of the French Army of the Rhine.

During the Second World War, Hitler tried to use him for propaganda purposes, though, as a Mason, he was not in one of the Nazi's favoured groups of people. Luckner refused to renounce his membership of the Masons or the various honorary citizenships granted in the US, and consequently he suffered by having his bank account frozen. In 1943, he saved the life of a Jewish woman, Rose Janson, whom he provided with a passport he found on a bombsite, and who subsequently managed to escape to the US via a neutral country.

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Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Japanese Woodblock: Advertising Postcard, Hotel in Kyoto

Japan, Kyoto: Japanese vintage postcard, made from a color woodblock print for the use as advertising postcard. Depicted is the entrance to the Hotel Kyoyamato in Kyoto.

Very decorative, unused, fine condition.

 More Japanese Postcards: HERE

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Max Schmeling Autograph, Birthday 80. CoA

Authentic Max Schmeling autograph on Philswiss edition from 1985. Size: 7.1 x 10.4 inches. Very fine condition.

The autograph comes with a Certificate of Authenticity.

Max Schmeling (1905-2005) became World Heavyweight Champion in 1930. In 1932 Schmeling scored a twelfth round knockout of the previously undefeated Joe Louis in 1936. 2 years later Joe Louis knocked out Schmeling in the first round - after 124 seconds.

Despite his supposed associations with nazism, used for propaganda to smear him as a Nazi villain, it became known long after the Second World War that Schmeling had risked his own life to save the lives of two Jewish children in 1938.

He remains a sporting legend in Germany today, and he also helped his friend Joe Louis later in life.

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Sunday, September 05, 2010

1924: Steamer Balaton Field Post, Postcard with Ships

Ungarn 1924: Temesreszlet color postcard with ships, pier and view at town.

Red „Dampfer Balaton der K. u. K. Kriegsmarine“ and violet Katonal Ellenoerzo – cancellation.
Sent as field post, very fine condition.

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Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Teresa Berganza and Luigi Alva Autographs. Signed Photo. CoA

Teresa Berganza and Luigi Alva: b/w Real-photo ( Teatro Alla Scala photograph), signed on 3. 20. 1972 in Wien.

The Autograph comes with a Certificate of Authenticity.

The photo depicts Teresa Berganza, Luigi Alva and Fernand Corena.

5,5 x 4,1 inches (14,7 x 10,5 cm), fine condition.

 More Classical Music Autographs: HERE

Wednesday, August 04, 2010

Silvius Magnago Autograph: Signed Photo and Side Letter, 1975

Silvius Magnago Portrait Photo, hand-signed by Silvius Magnago. Additional side letter with shorthand signature and the authentic envelope.

The Autograph comes with a Certificate of Authenticity.

Silvius Magnago (1914 –2010) was an Italian politician.

Magnano was born in Meran. He was a trained lawyer, and lived all his life in Bolzano. He was chairman of the South Tyrolean People's Party (1957–1991) and Governor of Alto Adige/South Tyrol (1960–1989).

He died in Bolzano on May 25, 2010.

More history autographs: HERE

Thursday, July 29, 2010

Berit Lindholm Autograph. Hand-signed Photo. CoA

Berit Lindholm: b/w Photo-print with Berit Lindholm as Isolde, hand-signed.

The Autograph comes with a Certificate of Authenticity.

The Swedish soprano Berit Lindholm debuted 1963 in Stockholm in Le nozze di Figaro, 1966 as Chrysothemis in Elektra. She was a highly acclaimed singer, especially in Bayreuth, 1967 – 74.

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Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Robert Stolz Autograph: Hand-signed Eurodisc Card

Robert Stolz Autograph on Eurodisc Portrait-trading card, discography at reverse.

5 x 8,4 inches (12,5 x 21,2 cm), fine condition.

The Autograph comes with a Certificate of Authenticity.

Robert Elisabeth Stolz (1880 –1975) was an Austrian songwriter and conductor as well as a composer of operettas and film music.

The rise of Nazi Germany and the Anschluss, and he moved first to Zuerich and then to Paris, where in 1939 he was interned as an enemy alien. With the help of friends he was released and in 1940 made his way to New York.

In America, Stolz achieved fame with his concerts of Viennese music, starting with "A Night in Vienna" at Carnegie Hall. As a result, he received many invitations to compose music for shows and films, and he received two Academy Awards nominations: "Waltzing in the Clouds" was nominated for Best Original Song in 1941, and his score for It Happened Tomorrow was nominated for Best Dramatic or Comedy Picture Score in 1945.

In 1946 Stolz returned to Vienna, where he lived for the rest of his life. In the 1960s and 1970s he made a number of recordings of operettas by composers such as Johann Strauss, Franz Lehár, Emmerich Kálmán, and Leo Fall, whom he had known previously.

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Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Shirley Mac Laine Autograph. CoA

Attractive Shirley Mac Laine Photo ( in „ The Trouble with Harry “, Paramount Photo, Real Photography). With dedication and authentic signature.

The Autograph comes with a Certificate of Authenticity.

4,1 x 5,8 inches (105 x 147 mm ), very fine condition.

Shirley MacLaine is an American film and theater actress, dancer, activist, and author, well-known for her beliefs in new age spirituality and reincarnation. She has written a large number of autobiographical works, many dealing with her spiritual beliefs as well as her Hollywood career. In 1983, she won the Academy Award for Best Actress for her role in Terms of Endearment. She is the elder sister of actor Warren Beatty.

MacLaine made her debut in the Alfred Hitchcock film The Trouble with Harry (1955), for which she won the Golden Globe Award for New Star Of The Year - Actress.

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Wednesday, June 23, 2010

2 Mao Zedong Postcards from the Cultural Revolution

2 different Mao Zedong portrait postcards, glossy photo paper, 4,2 x 5,8 inches (10,5 x 15 cm), minor aging ( no bends or tears ), both unused.

Famous motives with revolutionary slogans, but rather uncommon as this type of postcards.

More Cultural Revolution Ephemera HERE

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Cricketground in Singapore: Vintage Postcard with Spectators

Singapore: b/w vintage photo-postcard from app. 1900 „Cricketground Singapore“.

The photo depicts hundreds of visitors to a cricket game.
Unused, very fine condition.

More Singapore Postcards: HERE

Tuesday, June 08, 2010

Laurence Olivier: Authentic Autograph on Postcard

Laurence Olivier: b/w postcard, 3.5 x 5.5 inches. Paper remnants at the corner of the flip side, otherwise fine condition.

The Autograph comes with a Certificate of Authenticity.

Laurence Kerr Olivier, Baron Olivier, (1907 –1989) was an English actor, director, and producer. He was one of the most famous and revered British actors of the 20th century, along with his contemporaries Sir John Gielgud, Dame Peggy Ashcroft, Sir Ralph Richardson. He married Jill Esmond, Vivien Leigh and Joan Plowright......

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Tuesday, June 01, 2010

Leslie Caron Autograph: Hand-signed Photo. CoA

Leslie Caron: Nice b/w portrait photo of the young Caron, hand-signed.

The Autograph comes with a Certificate of Authenticity.

3,5 x 5,5 inches, very fine condition.

Leslie Claire Margaret Caron is a French film actress and dancer, who appeared in 45 films between 1951 and 2003. Caron is best known for the musical films An American in Paris (1951), Lili (1953), Daddy Long Legs (1955), Gigi (1958), and for the non-musical films Fanny (1961), The L-Shaped Room (1962), and Father Goose (1964).

She received two Academy Award nominations for Best Actress. She speaks French and English. She is one of the few dancers or actresses that can say they have danced with Gene Kelly, Fred Astaire, Mikhail Baryshnikov, and Rudolf Nureyev.

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Saturday, May 29, 2010

Francis Lederer Autograph. Signed Ross Photo. CoA

Francis Lederer: b/w portrait photo by Ross Verlag, hand signed. Left part of the signature slightly smeared.

The Autograph comes with a Certificate of Authenticity.

3,5 x 5,5 inches.

Francis Lederer (1899 - 2000) was an (originally Austrian-Czech) American film and stage actor.

In 1931, Lederer was in London to perform on stage in Volpone and the next year in Autumn Crocus, which he then performed on Broadway where it played for 210 performances in 1932 and 1933. He also performed the play in Los Angeles. His performances attracted attention and film offers from Hollywood. With the deteriorating political situation in Europe, Lederer decided to stay in the United States. He became a U.S. citizen in 1939.........

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Friday, May 28, 2010

Jane Fonda Autograph. Signed Photo. CoA

Jane Fonda: Exciting color-portrait photo, hand signed.

The Autograph comes with a Certificate of Authenticity.

Jane Fonda is an American actress, writer, political activist, former fashion model, and fitness guru. She rose to fame in the 1960s with films such as Barbarella and Cat Ballou. She has won two Academy Awards and received several other awards and nominations. After 15 years of retirement, she returned to film in 2005 with Monster in Law followed by Georgia Rule two years later. She also produced and starred in several exercise videos released between 1982 and 1995.

Fonda has been an activist for many political causes, one of the most notable and controversial of which was her opposition to the Vietnam War. She has also protested the Iraq War and violence against women. She describes herself as a liberal and a feminist. Since 2001, Fonda has been a Christian. She published an autobiography in 2005.

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Monday, May 17, 2010

China, Cultural Revolution: 6 Calendars with Illustrations

Six Chinese pocket calendars from the Cultural Revolution and later: 1969, 1971-73, 78-79.

Each booklet has app. 80 pages. In the earlier calendars are more propaganda entries, Mao quotations, Lin Biao calligraphy, peasant calendar. 2 calendars have entries by hand.

2,8 x 4 inches (7 x 10 cm). Minor wear, no tears.

More Cultural Revolution Ephemera HERE

Thursday, April 08, 2010

Imperial China Postcard from 1909: Yangze Gorges.

Imperial China: Scarce postcard with view at one of the Yangze-gorges: „ Hei-Shih-Tan, The Black Rocks Rapid, Upper Yangtse“.

Franked with a 2 Cents Temple of Heaven stamp ( one missing), Sechuan – cancellations, Hankow-, Peking-transitional strikes. Sent to Hildesheim in Germany.

More Chinese Vintage Postcards HERE

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Early Zeppelin Mail, Card from 1912. Sieger Nr. 10.

Zeppelin Mail Germany, Frankfurt Flug Post Karte, Sieger Nr. 10, 4. OF.

10 Pfg air mail + 5 Pfennig-Germania stamp. Offenbach 13. 6. 1912 – cancellations. Sent Offenbach to Frankfurt. Minor bend at lower right corner, clean and fresh appearance.

More Zeppelin Collectibles: HERE

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Japan, China: Decorative Military Postcard, Manchuria, Censored.

Decorative Color postcard with Chinese ladies an boy. Used as military postcard in Manchuria. Red Military-strike, blue Censor-mark.

Text in Japanese. Very fine condition.

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Friday, March 19, 2010

Mao Tse Tong Badge. Unusual large Porcelain plaque. Jing De Zhen

Peoples Republic of China, Cultural Revolution period: Authentic Mao Zedong pin made of porcelain. Unusual large, scarcer plaque from the Jing De Zhen manufactory (they were the exclusive porcelain supplier for the Imperial Chinese Court).

Revolutionary slogan at the reverse and Jing De Zhen factory imprint.

Diameter 110 mm (4,4 inches), fine condition.

More Mao Badges: HERE

Friday, March 12, 2010

Olivia de Havilland Autograph. CoA

Olivia de Havilland: Card with biography at the reverse and authentic signatures at the front.

5,1 x 7 inches. Fine condition.

The Autograph comes with a Certificate of Authenticity.

Olivia Mary de Havilland (born 1916) is a two-time Academy Award-winning actress. She is the sister of actress Joan Fontaine, also an Academy Award winner.

Along with Luise Rainer and Joan Fontaine, de Havilland is one of the last surviving female stars from Hollywood of the 1930s. She is also the last living lead from the Hollywood classic Gone with the Wind.

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Sunday, February 28, 2010

Heros Wien Advertising Postcard. Scarce.

Heros Wien Advertising Postcard. Scarce.

Decorative advertising postcard: HEROS Industriefoerderungs AG., Wien VIII., Langegasse 63. (The company produced metal houseware, oven, washing machines, bath tubes….).

List of their goods can be found at the reverse. Used as postcard in 1922. Fine condition.

More Advertising Postcards HERE

Saturday, February 20, 2010

Chinese Photo, South China. Boat-Coolie. 1925

Chinese Photo from South China, 1925: 2 Chinese, half naked, pulling a boat river-up.

6 x 4,2 inches. Small black paper remnants for album at reverse, otherwise fine condition.

More old Chinese photos: HERE

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Concentration Camp Terezin. Album with 24 Photos

W.W.II.: Theresienstadt concentration camp: Album with 24 photos from the lager. Die Photos have been issued in Theresienstadt ( Vydal: Pamatnik narodniho utrpeni v Terezine). The have been taken after World War 2 but are vintage, no reprints. All have been trimmed to fit in an album.

Each on is 4,5 x 3,5 inches ( 11,5 x 8 cm ).

The last 4 pages are with Czech handwriting. The photos are clean, not creased. The album itself is not gem but o.k.

More WW2 History Objects and Documents HERE

Friday, January 08, 2010

Antique Austrian Postcards: Lower Austria

We have added a new lane, offering vintage postcards from lower Austria.
We listed quite scarce ones like: