Wilhelm Kienzl Autograph, hand written Album Page from 1908. COA

 

Wilhelm Kienzl Autograph, hand written Album Page from 1908. COA

 

Wilhelm Kienzl autograph
Wilhelm Kienzl autograph

Wilhem Kienzl: Album-page with a line from Evangelimann: „Selig sind, die Verfolgung leiden“, „Leben ist Streben“, date 1908 March 16th and his signatur: Dr. Wilh. Kienzl“

The Autograph comes with a Certificate of Authenticity.

11,1 x 18,6 cm, very good condition.

Wilhelm Kienzl (1857 – 1941) was an Austrian composer.

In 1894, he wrote his third and most famous opera, Der Evangelimann, but was unable to match its success with Don Quixote (1897). Only Der Kuhreigen (1911) reached a similar level of popularity, and that very briefly.

In 1917, Kienzl moved to Vienna, where his first wife, the Wagnerian soprano Lili Hoke, died in 1919, and he married Henny Bauer, the librettist of his three most recent operas, in 1921.

 


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Composer Carl Orff Autograph on Photo. CoA

Carl Orff Autograph on Photo. CoA

 

Carl Orff: b/w portrait photo (studio Fayer, Wien) hand-signed by Carl Orff in 1963.

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

Carl Orff (1895 -1982) was a 20th-century German composer, best known for his oratorio Carmina Burana (1937). In addition to his career as a composer, Orff developed an influential method of music education for children.

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Willy Brandt Nobel Prize Winner Autograph

Willy Brandt Autograph: Hand-signed Photo. CoA

 

Willy Brandt Portrait Photo, hand-signed.

3,5 x 5,5 inches (9 x 14 cm). Glue remnants at reverse.

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Willy Brandt, (1913 – 1992), was a German politician, Chancellor of West Germany 1969–1974, and leader of the Social Democratic Party of Germany (SPD) 1964–1987.

Brandt’s most important legacy was Ostpolitik, a policy aimed at improving relations with East Germany, Poland, and the Soviet Union. This policy caused considerable controversy in West Germany, but won Brandt the Nobel Peace Prize in 1971.

In 1974, Brandt resigned as Chancellor after Günter Guillaume, one of his closest aides, was exposed as an agent of the Stasi, the East German secret police.

 

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Donna Leon Autograph. Hand signed Photo. CoA

Donna Leon portrait photo, hand signed. The Autograph comes with a Certificate of Authenticity.

Donna Leon Autograph

7 x 5 inches, very fine condition. Scarce.

Donna Leon (born in 1942 in Montclair, New Jersey ) is an American author of a series of crime novels set in Venice and featuring the fictional hero Commissario Guido Brunetti.

Her crime novels are all situated in or near Venice. They are written in English and translated into many foreign languages, although not Italian. Friends in High Places won Crime Writers’ Association Silver Dagger in 2000.

Paul Getty Autograph on Photo and Card with Compliments

Paul Getty Autograph: Signed Photo, and Compliments. CoA


Paul Getty Autograph

Paul Getty Autograph

 

Paul Getty: Authentic signature on portrait photo. Along with this autograph comes the postal cover it was sent and a sheet: “ With the Compliments of J. Paul Getty, Sutton Place, Nr. Guildford, Surrey”.

The autographed photo is 3,5 x 5,5 inches. Fine condition.

The Autograph comes with a Certificate of Authenticity.

J. Paul Getty (1892-1976) Oil executive and was the son of an oil millionaire. Getty began buying and selling oil leases in Oklahoma in 1913. He acquired Pacific Western Oil Corp. in 1932 and soon gained control of several independent oil companies. He renamed his oil concern Getty Oil Co. in 1956. His most lucrative venture was a 60-year oil concession in Saudi Arabia.

He hit oil himself in 1916 and made his first million. Since a million dollars was some serious money in 1914, he was able to retire in luxury. After a couple years of living the life of the idle rich, he got back into the oil business. Both he and his father were very successful, and young J. Paul became even richer.

By the end of the 1920’s, his personal fortune had grown to more than three million dollars and J. Paul owned one third of Getty Oil Co. At his father’s death, J. Paul became president of of Getty Oil. During the 1930’s, he ventured into real estate and took control of Pacific Western Oil Corporation, a major oil company in California.

After World War II, J Paul Getty defied conventional wisdom and invested in the Middle East, buying oil rights in Saudi Arabia through deals with King Saud. This huge risk made him a billionaire, the richest man in the world.

He died at Sutton Place, his London estate, on June 6, 1976

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Ski Pioneer Matthias Zdarsky Autograph. Scarce. CoA

Matthias Zdarsky, Ski Pioneer. Scarce. CoA

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Matthias Zdarsky, card with autograph. Selfmade with magazine-snippet on cardboard, signed by Matthias Zdarsky.

3,5 x 5,5 inches. (9 x 14 cm). Fine condition.

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Mathias Zdarsky (1856 -1940) was an early ski pioneer and is considered one of the founders of modern Alpine skiing technique. He was probably Austria’s first ski instructor. He was also a teacher, painter and sculptor.

Inspired by Norway’s Fridtjof Nansen’s 1888 crossing of Greenland, he adapted skis for use on alpine terrain. In 1890 he developed a steel binding (the “Lilienfelder Stahlsohlenbindung”), which made steep mountain slopes and gate runs possible.

In January 1905, Zdarsky demonstrated the first steep downhill descent. To show the superiority of his ski technology, he skied the “Breite Ries” at Schneeberg, Austria. On 19 March 1905 he organized the first alpine ski race (on the Muckenkogel via Lilienfeld, Austria).

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Early Sammy Davies Jr. Autograph on Movie Still. CoA

Sammy Davis Junior: b/w movie still used to announce the TV premiere in Berlin on Aug. 3rd, 1974.
Signed Color Photo: Peace + Love Sammy Davis Jr.Size: 6,2 x 8,4 inches. The Autograph comes with a Certificate of Authenticity.

Samuel George Sammy Davis, Jr. (1925 –1990) was an American entertainer. He was a dancer, singer, multi-instrumentalist (vibraphone, trumpet, and drums), impressionist, comedian, convert to Judaism, and Emmy and Golden Globe-winning actor. He was a member of the 1960s Rat Pack, which was led by his old friend Frank Sinatra, and included fellow performers Dean Martin, Joey Bishop and Peter Lawford.

By age seven he had made his film debut in the Vitaphone short Rufus Jones for President (1933) opposite Ethel Waters.After army service during WWII, he was signed by Decca records in 1951 after a triumphant engagement at Ciro’s nightclub in Hollywood. By the mid-50s Davis’ career was in full swing.

In 1955 he made his feature film debut as Fletcher Henderson in The Benny Goodman Story. In Otto Preminger’s 1959 lavish film version of Porgy and Bess, he used his lithe, wiry body, snake-like grace and insinuating, seductive drawl to create an almost definitive portrayal of the drug dealer, Sportin’ Life……

Early Otto Klemperer Autograph. Hand-signed Photo Card. CoA

Early Otto Klemperer Autograph. Hand-signed Photo Card. CoA

Conductor Otto Klemperer: Portrait Photo as Photo-postcard (Photo: Mahrenholz, Berlin). Hand-signed by Otto Klemperer.

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Otto Klemperer (1885 – 1973) was a German-born conductor and composer. He is widely regarded as one of the leading conductors of the 20th century.

He enhanced his reputation as a champion of new music, playing a number of new works, including Leoš Janacek’s From the House of the Dead, Arnold Schoenberg’s Erwartung, Igor Stravinsky’s Oedipus Rex, and Paul Hindemith’s Cardillac.

In 1933, once the Nazi Party had reached power, Klemperer, who was Jewish, left Germany and moved to the United States. In the U.S. he was appointed Music Director of the Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra.

Following the end of World War II, Klemperer returned to Continental Europe to work at the Budapest Opera (1947-1950).

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Great Ronnie Petersen Autograph. CoA

Ronnie Peterson Autograph: Hand-signed. CoA

Ronnie Petersen: Great Autograph. STP March print with a photo of the famous racing star and a small portrait. It has been hand-signed by Petersen.
The Autograph comes with a Certificate of Authenticity.

Size: 8,4 x 3,8 inches. Very fine condition.

Bengt Ronnie Peterson, (1944 – 1978) was a Swedish racing driver.

After winning a number of karting titles, including two Swedish titles in 1963 and 1964, the Swede moved onto Formula Three where he won the prestigious Monaco Grand Prix Formula Three support race for the 1969 Grand Prix. Later that year he won the European Formula Three Championship and moved up into Formula One……………………..

Sven Hedin Autograph on Photo, signed twice

Sven Hedin Autograph. Photo signed twice

 

Sven Hedin: Portrait photo-postcard signed by Hedin twice, at front and at reverse.

4,1 x 5,9 inches (104 x 148 mm). Very fine condition.

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Sven Anders Hedin (1865 – 1952) was a Swedish geographer, topographer, explorer, photographer, and travel writer, as well as an illustrator of his own works. During four expeditions to Central Asia he discovered the Transhimalaya (once named the Hedin Range in his honor) and the sources of the Brahmaputra, Indus and Sutlej Rivers, Lake Lop Nur, and the remains of cities, grave sites and the Great Wall of China in the deserts of the Tarim Basin. The posthumous publication of his Central Asia atlas marked the conclusion of his life’s work.

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