Authentic Movie Poster Draft for The black Whale, 1934

Authentic Movie Poster Draft for The black Whale, 1934 – the famous movie ” The black Whale ” ( Zum schwarzen Walfisch ) by Fritz Wendhausen, starring Emil Jannings.

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Size: 11 x 9 in. ( complete item incl. margins, 7.7 x 5 in is the size of the graphic )

Scarce item. Artist signed SB 34

Artist Hans Sussenbeck was designer for posters, postcards, magazines. Monarchist before WWII, politically right during the Nazi regime and awarded with States honors afterwards. German actor Emil Jannings made his professional stage debut at 18. In 1906 he was invited to join Max Reinhardt’s theater in Berlin.

In 1927 Paramount signed him and he moved to Hollywood. Jannings won the very first Best Actor Academy Award for his first two American films, The Last Command (1928) and The Way of All Flesh (1927). Because of his thick German accent, the advent of sound ended his American career. He returned to Germany in 1929.

When the Nazis came to power in 1933, he was enlisted to participate in the state’s propaganda machine. At war’s end Jannings was blacklisted by the Allied authorities, and he never made another film. He died five years later, lonely and bitter. Fritz Wendhausen was a popular film director in the 1920-40s. His Peer Gynt, was rather an adaptation of of Ibsen’s motifs which presented ideology and propaganda of that time though.”

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1929: Switzerland. Scarce Courvoisier Postcard as Air Mail Entire – col7687

This is a postcard has been designed by Jules Courvoisier ( artist signed ) and has been issued for fundraising ( Schweizer Nationalspende ).

Courvoisier was famous as designer for posters. At the front side we see 2 boy scouts with the Swiss flag.

Courvoisier Postcard
Courvoisier Postcard

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Visiting the Viceroy from Jinan-Fu. Chinese Vintage postcard

Old China: Visiting the Viceroy from Jinan-Fu. Vintage postcard

 

 

Imperial China: b/w postcard „ Gouverneur Truppel (!) beim Vicekoenig in Tsinanfu”. (Governor’s delegation visiting the viceroy of Jinan-fu).

The image shows Chinese and western politicians and military men, the werstern are most probably Germans.

Unused postcard distributed by Johs. Geschke, Tsingtau.

Minor wear.

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Sports Medal: Decorative Bronze, 1930

Sports Medal: Decorative Bronze, 1930

Sports medal, decorative Bronze depicting 2 sportsmen, trying for the laurel wreath. They are depicted as naked, classical Creek athletes. The medal was awarded for the second best in a running competition.

The inscription at the back reads: “ II ÖPM 1930, 800m Lauf 2 P “. Size: 1.5 x 2 inches. Fine patina. Black spot at upper left side otherwise very fine condition.”

decorative Bronze depicting 2 sportsmen
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余任天 Yu Rentian Leisure Seal

Yu Rentian Leisure Seal

 

Attractive Shou-shan –stone seal, engraved by the seal carver 余任天 Yu Rentian.

Yu Rentian (1908-1984) was a very famous Chinese painter and one of the most important members of the Zhejiang-School.

A seal 4 characters are engraved: 洱海边上 Er hai bian shang (near the Er-river and the sea)

Side engraving with date (summer 1948) and name of the artist 戊子夏 任天.

16 x 16 x 40 mm, good condition.

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余任天( 1908 一1984 ) ,字天庐,浙江诸暨人,

是新浙派绘画的重要奠基者和代表人物之一,

浙江现代美术史上诗书画印兼擅的艺术大家。

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Ming Dynasty craquelled Brush Washer

Ming Dynasty Craquelle Brush Washer

 

Attractive Ming Dynasty brush washer , bluish-white glaze, craquelle effect.

Diameter 85 mm, height: 66 mm, good condition.

The metal-spoon is newer.

More Chinese Antiques: HERE

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Maria Jeritza Autograph along with Alfred Piccaver on Photo

Maria Jeritza and Alfred Piccaver Autographs. CoA

Maria Jeritza Autograph

Vintage photo-postcard depicting Maria Jeritza, Alfred Piccaver and Rudolf Hofbauer – and a dog.

Hand signed by Maria Jeritza and Alfred Piccaver.

The Autographs come with a Certificate of Authenticity.

8,8 x 13,4 cm, good condition.

Maria Jeritza (1887 – 1982) was a celebrated Czech soprano singer, long associated with the Vienna State Opera (1912–1935) and the Metropolitan Opera (1921–1932 and 1951).

Her sensational rise to fame and spectacular beauty and personality earned her the nickname “The Moravian Thunderbolt”.

On 16 November 1926, she starred in the title role of Puccini’s Turandot in its North American premiere at the Metropolitan, where she was as popular at the Metropolitan as in Vienna, especially as Tosca or Carmen.

More Autographs: HERE

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German Post in China – Kiautschou: 2 1/2 Dollar, MNH

German Post in China – Kiautschou: 2 Dollar, MNH

German Post in China

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“German Post in China- Kiautschou: 2 1/2 Dollar val as Michel Nr. 37, perf. 26:17 ( 1908 issue ), Mint, never hinged, corner piece. Clean and fresh, all teeth o.k.”

More Stamps from German Post in China HERE

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collect.at Antiques and unique Collectibles Misprint PRCh: Chinapex 1983.

Misprint Peoples Republic of China: Scott#1895 ( the stamp at the right ) with part of the center image missing. Unused, very fine condition. MNH”

Misprinted stamp

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Zubin Mehta Autograph. 8 x 10. CoA

Zubin Mehta Autograph on 8 x 10 Photo. CoA


Zubin Mehta Autograph

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Zubin Mehta Autograph. Color photo depicting this important conductor with his Hollywood Walk of Fame display in his hands.

The Autograph comes with a Certificate of Authenticity.

Zubin Mehta (born April 29, 1936) is an Indian conductor of western classical music. He is the Music Director for Life of the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra.

In 1995, Laureate of the Wolf Prize in Arts.In 1999, Mehta was presented the “Lifetime Achievement Peace and Tolerance Award” of the United Nations.

Mehta’s name is mentioned in the song “Billy the Mountain” on the 1972 album Just Another Band from L.A. by Frank Zappa and The Mothers of Invention.

More Classical Music Autographs HERE

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