King Juan Carlos and Queen Sofía of Spain. Signed Photo, 1974

King Juan Carlos I and Queen Sofía of Spain signed Photo, 1974

 

King Juan Carlos I and Queen Sofía of Spain: b/w portrait photo (5 x 7 in.,13 x 18 cm) on cardboard with Royal crown ( 19,5 x 27 cm), signed by both in 1974.

The Autographs come with a Certificate of Authenticity.

The autographs come with a side letter and in the original cover with a violet „Casa de S.A.R. El Principe de Easpana“ – cancellation.

King Juan Carlos successfully oversaw the transition of Spain from dictatorship to parliamentary democracy.

Juan Carlos married Sophia of Greece and Denmark in 1962. The couple have three children and eight grandchildren.

Queen Sofía of Spain is the wife of King Juan Carlos I of Spain. By birth, she is a Princess of Greece and Denmark.

According to the Spanish Constitution, the monarch is also instrumental in promoting Ibero-American relations, the “nations of its historical community”.

In this capacity, the King of Spain serves as the president of the Ibero-American States Organization, representing over 700,000,000 people in twenty-four member nations worldwide. In 2008 he was considered the most popular leader in all Ibero-America.

Queen Sofía of Spain is the wife of King Juan Carlos I of Spain. By birth, she is a Princess of Greece and Denmark.

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Portugal: Very scarce Misprinted Stamp on 1935 Cover

Red Cross, Portugal: Red Cross cover with a double imprinted stamp. Added is a sheet of an old stamp dealer, explaining the history of the stamp: ” These exceedingly rare stamps, there being but 50 of each used on cover in existence, …….”.

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Scarce cover in very good condition. Additional cancellation on flip side.

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Antique Snuff Box. Horn with Tortoiseshell and Metal Marquetry

Antique Snuff Box. Horn with Tortoiseshell and Metal Marquetry

antique Snuff box

European 18. -19th century snuff box made of horn. The cask cover with floral marquetry, using tortoiseshell – and metal-strips.

On one small side is a short crack (5mm), at the front size the horn shows minor aging, otherwise good condition.

Size: 8,8 x 4,0 x 2,6 cm (3,5 x 1,6 x 1 inches), 63 gram.

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Leni Riefenstahl Autograph on Foto Postcard CoA

Leni Riefenstahl photo-postcard (Taschen), depicting Leni as director during the filming 1940 (preparations for Tiefland).

The Autograph comes with a Certificate of Authenticity.

Size: 11 x 16 cm, very good condition.

Riefenstahl started to develop the script for Tiefland in 1934, with the movie being shot between 1940 and 1944. However, it was not completed by the end of World War II and was eventually finalized and released on February 11, 1954.

It was listed as the feature film with the longest production time in history by the Guinness Book of World Records. Despite this record being surpassed by The Thief and the Cobbler (with 30 years of production from 1964 to 1995), Tiefland still stands as the live action film with the longest production time.

 

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Rare Art Replica Vapheio Cup by by Emille Gillieron 19th Century

A rare art copy of a Vapheio cup, late 19th century, Emile Gillieron (Swiss, 1850 – 1924) marked “E. Gillieron Athens”. Reproduction of a Gold Vapheio Cup. Gilt copper-alloy electrotype.

The cup comes from the famous Dr. Walter Heihs collection and has the inventory nr. 522 marked at the bottom.

The National Gallery of Athens, where an entire gallery is devoted to Gillieron replicas of works from Greece’s Bronze Age, also contains this object.

Height of the cup: 7,4 cm, diameter 13,5 cm incl. handle. (3 inches by 5 1/4 in diameter).

rare art copy of a Vapheio cup

rare art copy of a Vapheio cup

rare art copy of a Vapheio cup

rare art copy of a Vapheio cup

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.

The Autograph comes with a Certificate of Authenticity.

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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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.

The Autograph comes with a Certificate of Authenticity.

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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Raphael Kirchner Art Nouveau Postcard Geisha. USA to Switzerland

Raphael Kirchner Art Nouveau Postcard Geisha. USA to Switzerland

Raphael Kirchner Art Nouveau postcard depicting an older Chinese gentleman accompanied by a Geisha.

Heavy writing on the postcard, minor wear.

Sent as postcard from New York to Neuchatel, Switzerland.

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