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Thursday, December 27, 2012

Rome 1911 International Exhibition Postcard

Rome 1911 International Exhibition Postcard

Rome 1911 International Exhibition Postcard

Decorative, lithographed postcard "Rome 1911 International Exhibition Postcard". Contemporary and Retrospective Art, Music and Dramatic Art. Archaeology Italian Ethnography, Congress, Sport. 

The postcard depicts 3 eagles on an antique Italian column. Artist signed: Duilio Cambelotti 

Used in Austria in 1911, good condition 

Duilio Cambelotti (1876 – 1960) was a famous and important Italian artist, best known for his posters.

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Chairman Mao Zedong Photo from Exhibition.

Chairman Mao Photo from Exhibition.

Cultural Revolution Photo

China 1960-70ies. Authentic photo print, Mao Zedong .

6 x 8 inches. Fine condition.

This photo has been displayed in a kind of touring exhibition in several Chinese communities in Anhui province.

Monday, October 29, 2012

Zhu Qishi Vintage Seal. 朱其石印章

Zhu Qishi Vintage Seal

Chinese Seal by Zhu Qishi

Zhu Qishi: Vintage Seal, White stone, carved in 1924. 

As seal engraved are 6 characters: yi jiang feng yu chao sheng  一江风雨潮生. (The elements stir up the river). 

29 x 5 x 52 mm. Very well carved. Good condition. 

Side inscriptions with details. 

Zhu Qishi is most of all famous for his paintings.

Friday, October 19, 2012

Demetre Haralamb Chiparus Bronze Innocence

Demetre Haralamb Chiparus Bronze Standing Girl

Chiparus Bronze Innocence

"Innocence". Demetre Haralamb Chiparus Bronze, depicting a young girl in a short dress and crossed fingers, standing on a socket of black stone.

Earlier object – no new copy. Between the feet of the girl is a square badge: "L Art Bronze Qualite France".

It stands 13.5 inches high ( 35 cm), 1,96 kg. Minor knocks at the socket. Artist signed at the upper side of the bronze socket: D. H. Chiparus.

More: HERE

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Kainz Bronze Plaque by Hofner 1910

Kainz Bronze Plaque by Hofner 1910

Kainz Bronze Plaque
Hofner Bronze Plaque Josef Kainz

Decorative Art Nouveau bronze placque “Josef Kainz”. Kainz-bust at front side, kneeling man at reverse. Artist signed: O. Hofner Otto Hofner (1879 - 1946) was an important sculptor and medalist.

Diameter: 60 mm, warm patina, good condition.

Josef Gottfried Ignaz Kainz (2 January 1858 - 20 September 1910) was an Austrian actor of Hungarian birth. He was highly active in theatres in Austria and Germany from 1873–1910. Revered as one of the greatest actors of the German-speaking theatre, the city of Vienna annually bestowed a theatre award for outstanding acting performance named after him, the Kainz Medal, from 1958 to 1999 (replaced by the Nestroy Award in 2000).

 Offered HERE

Tuesday, October 02, 2012

Kaethe Kollwitz Artist Postcard Home Worker 1925

Kaethe Kollwitz Artist Postcard Home Worker 1925

risque photo

Kaethe Kollwitz: Artist Postcard entitled Heimarbeiterin (Home Worker) from 1925.

Published by A. v. der Becke in Berlin.

Unused, fine condition.

 More: HERE

Monday, September 24, 2012

Antique French Risque Photo, tinted

Tinted French Risque Photo

risque photo

Tinted b/w photo, depicting a pretty young lady, sitting in front of a chair, holding a mirror in her hand.

The photo is from France.

Size: 8,5 x 13,7 (3,4 x 5,4 inches), lower left corner knocked, otherwise good condition.

 More: HERE

Friday, September 14, 2012

Giants and Fairy Tale Revue. Vintage postcard

Giants and Fairy Tale Revue. Vintage postcard


Old European postcard from app. 1910: "Greetings from Krichels's Giants- and Fairytale-Revue".

German vintage advertising postcard for this polular Liliputan and Giants show. Unused, good condition. 

More: HERE

Thursday, August 30, 2012

Qing Dynasty Leisure Seal Fragrance of the Old 18 Ct

Qing Dynasty Leisure Seal

Antique Chinese leisure seal, beige-grey stone with 2 characters as actual seal: gu xiang 古香 - Fragrance of the Antique.

Artist signed 可亭 Ke Ting ( 羽倉可亭( Yu Cang Ke Ting ).

The artist lived from 1799 ~ 1887.

Long side inscription with dedication.
8 x 8 x 60 mm, very good condition.

More seals at: HERE

Monday, August 06, 2012

Giuseppe diStefano Autograph on tinted Photo

Giuseppe diStefano Autograph from 1964. CoA.

Dean Martin Autograph

Giuseppe diStefano: Hand-signed, tinted photo.

The Autograph comes with a Certificate of Authenticity. 

The photo is 14,9 x 18,9 cm (5,8 x 7,6 inches). Minor aging, still good condition.

Giuseppe Di Stefano (1921 –2008) was an Italian operatic tenor who sang professionally from the late 1940s until the early 1990s. He was known as the "Golden voice" or "The most beautiful voice", as the true successor of Beniamino Gigli. He was also known for his long-term performance and recording association and brief romantic episode with the soprano Maria Callas. Di Stefano made his operatic debut in 1946 in Reggio Emilia as Des Grieux in Massenet's Manon, the role with which he made his La Scala debut the following year.

More autographs HERE

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Dean Martin Autograph on Lobby Card 8 x 10 CoA

Dean Martin Autograph on 1985 Lobby Card 8 x 10 CoA

Dean Martin Autograph

Dean Martin Autograph on a 8 x 10 inches display photo by 20th Century Fox from 1985.

The Autograph comes with a Certificate of Authenticity.

 Dean Martin (born Dino Paul Crocetti; 1917 – 1995) was an American singer, film actor, television star and comedian. Martin's hit singles included "Memories Are Made of This", "That's Amore", "Everybody Loves Somebody", "You're Nobody till Somebody Loves You", "Sway", "Volare" and "Ain't That a Kick in the Head?".

Nicknamed the "King of Cool", he was one of the members of the "Rat Pack" and a major star in four areas of show business: concert stage/night clubs, recordings, motion pictures, and television.

More autographs:  HERE

Friday, June 22, 2012

Ferfried Prince von Hohenzollern signed Photo and Letter

Ferfried Prinz von Hohenzollern signed Photo and Letter. CoA

Prinz von Hohenzollern autograph Prinz von Hohenzollern letter

Ferfried Prinz von Hohenzollern: b/w Portrait-Photo hand-signed on 18.7. 1975 plus stationery from the same day short text, hand-signed.

The Autograph comes with a Certificate of Authenticity. Ferfried Maximilian Pius Meinrad Maria Hubert Michael Justinus Prince of Hohenzollern (1943) is a German marketing lawyer who has come to public attention as a result of his private life.

In 1971 Ferfried won the second 24-hour race at Nuerburgring with a BMW 1600 Alpina. After 36 years of absence from active racing, in 2007 he raced again for the private racing team Racing live, again in a BMW.

More such Autographs: HERE

Wednesday, June 06, 2012

Early Herbert von Karajan Photographs

Herbert von Karajan: 3 early Photographs

Herbert von Karajan photo Herbert von Karajan photo Herbert von Karajan photo

Conductor Herbert von Karajan: Three authentic early photographs of Herbert von Karajan, depicting this famous conductor with Indian musicians ( Punjab Photo Services, Delhi), Karajan with Fiorenza Cossotto (tinted photo, Theatro alla Scala) and another tinted photo by Teatro alla Scala.

2 are 11 x 14,5, one is 9 x 10,5 cm.

One has been trimmed, and there is some minor creasing, glue remnants at 2 and slight overall aging at reverse.

Friday, June 01, 2012

Washington Bells: Attractive Postcard with pretty Girls

The Washington Belles. Attractive vintage Postcard

Washington Belles Postcard

Most attractive from pre 1910:"Pretty girls, pretty girls everywhere, But the Washington Belles are claimed most fair".

The Washington Capitol can be seen at the bottom of the photo.
Unused, good condition. Raphael Tuck & Sons "Our Belles" No. 2735.

Friday, May 25, 2012

Lilian Gish Autograph and Postcard. CoA

Lilian Gish: Autograph and Postcard. CoA

Lilian Gish Autograph

Lilian Gish: Hand-signed photo (after a Ross postcard) and an authentic Ross Verlag Photo-postcard (Metro Goldwyn Mayer Pictures), unsigned.

The Autograph comes with a Certificate of Authenticity.

Lillian Diana Gish (1893 –1993) was an American stage, screen and television actress whose film acting career spanned 75 years, from 1912 to 1987. She was called "The First Lady of American Cinema".

She was a prominent film star of the 1910s and 1920s, particularly associated with the films of director D.W. Griffith, including her leading role in Griffith's seminal Birth of a Nation (1915). Her sound-era film appearances were sporadic, but included memorable roles in the controversial western Duel in the Sun (1946) and the offbeat thriller Night of the Hunter (1955). She did considerable television work from the early 1950s into the 1980s, and closed her career playing, for the first time, opposite Bette Davis in the 1987 film The Whales of August.

The American Film Institute (AFI) named Gish 17th among the greatest female stars of all time. She was awarded an Honorary Academy Award in 1971, and in 1984 she received an AFI Life Achievement Award.

More autographs: HERE

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Cultural Revolution Woodblock Graphics

Cultural Revolution Folder with Woodblock Graphics
Chinese Woodblock Graphics

Peoples Republic of China, Cultural Revolution: Scarcer, complete set of 14 sheets after woodblock-prints, commemorating the 40th anniversary of Hunan Peasant Upraise Reports.

Entitled:“ This is good, indeed“ 这是好得很 (Zhei shi haode hen).

The Set was published in Canton. The cover shows minor wear and a black spot at front, the sheetsarfe all in good condition.

15 x 10 cm. Mao Zedong Text at inner part of the sleeve.

Friday, April 06, 2012

Kerstin Meyer Autograph, Bayreuth 1964

Kerstin Meyer Autograph on Lauterwasser Photo Bayreuth 1964

Kerstin Meyer Autograph

Kerstin Meyer Autograph on a Bayreuth photo print, 1964, after a photo by Siegfried Lauterwasser. The Autograph comes with a Certificate of Authenticity.

Kerstin Margareta Meyer (born 1928) is a mezzo-soprano from Stockholm, Sweden. Meyer made her debut was at the Royal Swedish Opera in 1952 as Azucena in Verdi's Il trovatore. She has remained closely associated with that company, but also performed frequently with the Hamburg State Opera.

In 1960 she made her debut at Covent Garden as Didon in Les Troyens by Hector Berlioz, and later performed Octavian in Der Rosenkavalier by Richard Strauss and Clytemnestra in the same composer's Elektra. Her singing career has also included regular visits to other major opera houses of Europe and the U.S.A. and a number of concert tours to Australia, the Far East, and America.

More Autographs: HERE

Tuesday, April 03, 2012

Professor Dr. Heinrich von Bamberger CdV

Professor Heinrich von Bamberger Carte de Visite

Heinrich von Bamberger CdV

Heinrich von Bamberger (1822 - 1888) was an Austrian pathologist from Prague.

In 1847 he earned his doctorate from the University of Prague, and from 1851 to 1854 was a clinical assistant to Johann von Oppolzer (1808-1871) in Vienna. In 1854 he became professor of therapeutic pathology at the University of Wuerzburg, returning to the University of Vienna in 1872, where he succeeded Oppolzer as professor of special pathology and therapy.

He was father to internist Eugen von Bamberger (1858-1921). Professor Heinrich von Bamberger Carte de Visite. Authentic CdV in fine condition

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Billy Wilder Autograph

Billy Wilder Autograph on Photo with Jack Lemmon. CoA

Billy Wilder Autograph

Billy Wilder autograph on photo with Jack Lemmon. Hand-signed by Billy Wilder. 4 x 6 inches. Fine condition. The Autograph comes with a Certificate of Authenticity. Billy Wilder (1906-2002), nominated for 21 Academy Awards, winning in 1946 for Best Director and Best Screenplay "The Lost Weekend", 1951 for Best Writing "Sunset Blvd." and 1961 for Best Picture, Best Director and Best Writing "The Apartment".

Wilder holds a significant place in the history of Hollywood censorship for expanding the range of acceptable subject matter. He is responsible for two of the film noir era's most definitive films in Double Indemnity and Sunset Boulevard.

Along with Woody Allen and the Marx Brothers, he leads the list of films on the American Film Institute's list of 100 funniest American films with 5 films written and holds the honor of holding the top spot with Some Like it Hot.

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Brigitte Bardot Autograph on 8 x 11 Photo. CoA

Brigitte Bardot Autograph on 8 x 11 Photo. CoA

Brigitte Bardot Autograph

Brigitte Bardot Autograph on large, sweet photo. It shows the very young actress with braids.

The Autograph comes with a Certificate of Authenticity.

Size: 8,2 x 11,8 inches (21 x 29,6 cm), fine condition.

Brigitte Anne-Marie Bardot is a controversial former French fashion model, actress, singer and animal rights activist. She was one of the best-known sex symbols of the 1960s. Starting in 1969, Bardot's features became the official face of Marianne (who had previously been anonymous) to represent the liberty of France.

More Autographs: HERE

Friday, February 17, 2012

Josephine Baker Autograph. CoA

Josephine Baker Autograph. CoA

Josephine Baker autograph

Josephine Baker autograph on cardboard (deckle edged paper). The Autograph comes with a Certificate of Authenticity.

Size: 5,1 x 3,8 inches (13 x 9,5 cm). Fine condition.

Josephine Baker was the first African American female to star in a major motion picture, to integrate an American concert hall, and to become a world-famous entertainer. She is also noted for her contributions to the Civil Rights Movement in the United States (she was offered the unofficial leadership of the movement by Coretta Scott King in 1968 following Martin Luther King, Jr.'s assassination, but turned it down), for assisting the French Resistance during World War II.

She was the first American woman to receive full French military honors at her funeral, Baker locked up the streets of Paris one last time. She was interred at the Cimetière de Monaco in Monte Carlo.

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Guenter Grass Autograph

Guenter Grass Autograph on Artist Postcard. CoA

Guenter Grass Autograph

Guenter Grass: Autograph on a postcard with graphic by Grass, hand signed.

The Autograph comes with a Certificate of Authenticity.

Guenter Wilhelm Grass (born 1927) is a Nobel Prize-winning German author, poet, playwright, sculptor and artist.

He was born in the Free City of Danzig (now Poland). In 1945, he came as a refugee to West Germany, but in his fiction he frequently returns to the Danzig of his childhood.

He is best known for his first novel, The Tin Drum, a key text in European magic realism and the first part of his Danzig Trilogy. His works frequently have a left wing political dimension and Grass has been an active supporter of the Social Democratic Party of Germany.

In 2006, Grass admitted that he had been a member of the Waffen-SS.
More autographs HERE

Thursday, February 09, 2012

Lilian Harvey Autograph on sexy Photo. CoA

Actress Lilian Harvey Autograph on sexy Photo. CoA

Lilian Harvey Autograph

Very attractive photo of actress Lilian Harvey in ballet pose. No postcard. Size: 3,5 x 5,5 inches, fine condition. Lilian Harvey (Lilian Helen Muriel Pape) (1906 –1968), was a British-born German actress and singer.

In 1924, Lilian Harvey received her first role as the young Jewish girl "Ruth" in the film Der Fluch directed by Robert Land. Subsequently, she starred in many silent films. In 1925, she was cast in her first leading role in the film Leidenschaft.

 Because of her training as a singer, Harvey was able to pursue a successful acting career during the talkie era of the early 1930s. Her first movie with Willy Fritsch was Die keusche Susanne in 1926. Harvey and Fritsch became the "dream couple" of German movies in the early 1930's with the romantic love story Liebeswalzer. They starred in a total of 11 movies together, and Harvey was called the "sweetest girl in the world" by the press.

More autographs HERE

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Chinese Proclamation poster from 1959

China: Poster from the Period pre Cultural Revolution

China Poster

Authentic Chinese proclamation poster from 1959. Decorative design with riding warrior and big red flag. The poster is from the Public Security Bureau, Shanxi, Taigu County.

8 points list social statistics and crime prevention. 15,7 x 22 inches (38 x 54 cm). Folded, moderate aging.

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Poster for Spread by Arthur Thiele

Arthur Thiele designed Poster for Spread.

Arthur Thiele Poster

Cute vintage advertising for Zesy-Gold, a German company producing spread. The image depicts a little girl and by with their pets, a cat and a dachshund.

12,4 x 15,8 inches ( 31,3 x 40 cm). Cardboard, 2 small hole at top for hanging. Some wear (the white margins are darker from age, the print itself is quite clean).

Artist signed: Arthur Thiele.

Monday, January 23, 2012

Polyna Stoska Autograph

Polyna Stoska Autograph on Real Photo from 1952

Polyna Stoska Autograph

Polyna Stoska Autograph on a b/w portrait photo. The Autograph comes with a Certificate of Authenticity.

Real photo, signed in 1951. 3,4 x 5,4 inches (8,7 x 13,8 cm).

Polyna Stoska was an acclaimed singer of Kurt Weill songs.

More autographs: HERE

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Booklet 10. Communist Representative assembly, special

Cultural Revolution China: Book with Faces blackend

Cultural Revolution Book

Peoples Republic of China 1973. 中国共产党第十次全国代表大会文件汇编

Booklet with texts to the 10. Communist Representative assembly 13 pages photos, one detached, on 3 photos 2 faces are blackend. (Wang Hongwen 王洪文 2x, Yao Wenyuan  姚文元). Deng Xiaoping 's name 邓小平 has been crossed out on the list of the participants of the session. 3,7 x 5 inches (9,2 x 12,6 cm).

Minor wear of the cover, 92 pages.