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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.

More autographs: HERE

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.

 More shippost: HERE