China 1912: Short Stamp Set. First President, mint

China Republic,1912: Short Stamp Set. First President, mint

China Republic stamp set

Republic of China 1912: Honouring the 1st president of the republic, Yuan Shi-kai. Short stamp set 1 Cent up to 1 Dollar. Scott# 190 – 199 ( less 198, 200, 201 ).

Fine lot – some stamps have original gum ( also the 1 $ val. )

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Imperial China Postal Card, 1 Cent. Scarce French Variety.

Imperial China 1 Cent Postcard, Scarce French Variety.

Imperial China: Postal card with 1 Cent imprint„Chinese Imperial Post“. Scarce French variety „Chine. Carte Postale Avec Response Payee“ – imprint at reverse.

The front page shows an old scholar with his pupil.

Unused, moderate aging, no tears or creasing.

More Imperial China Postal History: HERE

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Chinese Girls, Authentic aAntique China Photo from Studio

Qingdao, Jiaozhou, Two Girls in Photo Studio

 

Authentic b/w vintage photo of 2 girls with Lily-feet and traditional dresses.

Photograph from a photo studio, appr. 1905.
Small tear at right side has been professionally restored.
10 x 14, 5 cm.

More old Chinese Photos: HERE

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Chinese Pair of Seals by Ma Gongyu 马公愚篆刻

Chinese Pair of Seals by Ma Gongyu 马公愚篆刻

 

Attractive pair of leisure seals by the seal carver Ma Gongyu 马公愚 (1890 – 1969).

Foo lions as handles, side engraving with signature: Ma Gongyu.

As actual seals 12 characters have been engraved: 聊浮遥以相羊 and  聊浮游以道遥  liao fu yao yi xiang yang (and) liao fu you yi dao yao. (just floating it looks like a goat in the distance – just floating and swimming like a path in the distance).

Each one is 20 x 20 x 50 mm, good condition.

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Ginger Rogers Photo with her Autograph.

Ginger Rogers: Authentic Autograph from 1991 on b/w photograph.The Autograph comes with a Certificate of Authenticity. 4 x 5,8 inches, fine condition.

Ginger Rogers (1911 – 1995) was an Academy Award-winning American film and stage actress, dancer and singer.

In a film career spanning 50 years, she made a total of 73 films, and is now principally celebrated for her role as Fred Astaire’s romantic interest and dancing partner in a series of ten Hollywood musical films that revolutionized the genre. She’s also among the list, ranking #14, on AFI’s
100 Years… 100 Stars.=

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Chinese Leisure Seal by Weng Danian, 翁大年

Chinese Leisure Seal by Weng Danian. Qing Tian Stone.

China, Qing Dynasty: Attractive seal, dark Qing Tian stone, 青田, with a pair of quails and a Lotus leave as handle. Engraved are 2 characters: 素风 Su Feng (White Wind).

The seal was carved by the famous calligrapher and seal carver 叔均 Shu Jun, better known by his artist name 翁大年 Weng Da Nian (1811-1890).

0,8 x 0,8 x 2,7 inches (20 x 20 x 67 mm), 65 gram, very fine condition.

作者简介:翁大年(1811~1890),初名鸿,字叔钧,又字叔均,号陶斋,江苏吴江人。清代篆刻家。精考证,篆刻取法秦汉,结体工致妥帖。侧款作小楷,颇有韵致.

More antique Chinese Seals: HERE

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Decorative Chinese Plate from End of Qing to early Republic.

Decorative Chinese Plate Qing to Republic.

Decorative Chinese Plate Qing Dynasty
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Decorative chines plate from end of Qing period – begin f Republic period.

Blue-green fond with multi-color ornaments, enameled paint. Flowers, berries, pomegranate and butterflies.

Blue bottom mark.

Diameter: 22,7 cm, thin hairline (only view-able at reverse) otherwise good condition. No chips.

More antique Chinese Porcelain: HERE

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Scarce Korea Postcard of Destroyed South Gate.

b/w vintage postcard from South Korea depicting a tram and workers in front of the South gate.

vintage postcard from South Korea

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Unused, very fine condition.

The Southgate, Namdaemun, made of wood and stone with a two-tiered, pagoda-shaped tiled roof, was completed in 1398 and served as the main southern entrance to Seoul, which was then a walled city. It was the oldest wooden structure in Seoul, an iconic reminder of old Korea in this modern Asian city, the capital of South Korea, and a major tourist attraction. The site is surrounded by a bustling commercial district. Lately, homeless people had sought shelter there.

The gate survived the Chinese and Japanese invasions that devastated the city. It was repaired several times, most recently after the Korean War of 1950 to 1953. When the South Korean government cataloged its national treasures in 1962, it gave the gate the No. 1 ranking.

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Authentic Art Nouveau Drawing by Austrian Artist. The Kiss.

Most decorative, authentic drawing from ca. 1910. It depicts a female and a male angel, kissing while they fly.

 

art nouveau drawing
the kiss art nouveau drawing

The artist was Austrian. The drawing is signed at the very right margin but not very clear.

Size of the whole sheet ( drawing + margins ): 15 x 7,2 inches.

Size if the actual drawing: 11 x 3,5 inches.

Slight overall aging, bend at upper part ( can be covered if matted ) some foxing at margins, some satins at margins, some corrections in the drawing ( e.g. left foot ) made by the artist.

It looks great when matted and framed and would make a perfect gift for many occasions.

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Bob Geldof Autograph: 8 x 10. CoA

Bob Geldof hand signed b/w photograph ( Photo credit: Karen Korn ).

Bob Geldof Autograph

Size: 8 x 10 inches, very fine condition.

The Autograph comes with a Certificate of Authenticity.

Robert Freerick Xenon Geldof, KBE, known as Bob Geldof (born 1951), is an Irish singer, songwriter, actor and political activist. In 1975 Geldof became the lead singer of the band The Boomtown Rats, a rock group closely linked with the punk movement. In the year of 1978, The Boomtown Rats had their first No. 1 single in the UK with “Rat Trap”, which was the first New Wave chart-topper in that country.

In 1979, the group shot to international fame with their second UK No. 1, “I Don’t Like Mondays”.This was equally successful, as well as controversial; Geldof wrote it in the aftermath of Brenda Ann Spencer’s attempted massacre at an elementary school across the street from her house in San Diego, California, at the beginning of 1979.

On the 31 March 2005, Geldof and Ure announced the Live 8 project, to raise awareness of issues that burden Africa, such as government debt, trade barriers, and AIDS issues. Geldof organised six concerts with U2, Elton John, Pink Floyd, The Who, Madonna, Paul McCartney, Duran, Brian Wilson, Crosby Stills & Nash, Bon Jovi, Linkin Park, Dave Matthews, Stevie Wonder, Neil Young, Bryan Adams, Deep Purple and many more. Pink Floyd’s performance in London was its first since 1981 to include original bassist, Roger Waters.

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