Austrian War Bonds Postcard published by Bank. Lithogrpah

Austrian War Bonds Postcard published by Bank

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Very attractive Austrian War Bonds postcard, issued by the Centralbank der Deutschen Sparkassen.

The postcard has been lithographed by the artist J. Sieber and shows a double-decker and a train over a bridge.

Very fine condition. Scarce Postcard.
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Authentic Jochen Rindt Autograph. CoA

Authentic Jochen Rindt Autograph. CoA

Jochen Rindt: b/w real photo (Professional Photo by H. P. Kumpa)

Jochen Rindt (1942-1970) World champion 1970, deceased 1970 during training for the Italian Grand Prix.

8,4 x 6,5 inches. Minor condition problems at edges.

The Autograph comes with a Certificate of Authenticity.

Jochen Rindt was born in Mainz, Germany, but after his parents were killed in a bombing raid in the Second World War, he moved to live with his grandparents in Graz, Austria, where he grew up and started motor racing.

Despite being very successful in Formula 2 (by winning for instance the 1964 London Trophy), Rindt kept on choosing the wrong F1 cars.

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Boxer Rebellion Cover Peking to Wien, 1901. 5 10 Pfennig

Boxer Rebellion Cover Peking to Wien, 1901.

5 and 10 Pfennig stzamps on Boxer Rebellion Letter 1901: Self made cover with German 5 + 10 Pfennig stamps, tied by 1901 May 5th – cancellations. Sent to Vienna, Austria, during the Boxer upraise in Beijing.

Clean and fresh cover, clear cancellation.

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Chinese Leisure Seal by Carver Wo Po, 吴朴印章

Chinese Leisure Seal by Carver Wo Po, 吴朴. Good Carving

Attractive Chinese seal, carved by the known seal-carver Wu Po, 吴朴篆刻

Engraved as actual seal are 6 characters, a famous slogan by Mao Zedong: 江山如此多矫, Jiang-shan ru zi duo jiao – This land is so rich in beauty. ).

Very well carved seal in high quality. Side carving with details to date and seal carver. Very fine condition.
0,7 x 0,7 x 2,4 inches (19 x 17 x 65 mm). 45 gram.

Wu Po, 1922 – 1966, from Shaoxing, Jiangxi. He became famous after he carved a well-known seal for Chairman Mao.

吴朴(1922 – 1966),字朴堂,号厚庵,浙江绍兴人。为王福庵侄女婿,篆刻师从王福庵。早年专师浙派,后以秦汉为法,旁及皖派。1963年,全国人大副委员长陈叔通推荐为毛泽东主席刻一方印。

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Arnold Schwarzenegger signed Conan Poster. CoA

Arnold Schwarzenegger: Conan Poster with Autograph. CoA.

Arnold Schwarzenegger: Early poster (from German Music Man magazine) with Schwarzenegger as Conan. Hand-signed by Schwarzenegger in Austria.

The Autograph comes with a Certificate of Authenticity.

Arnold Alois Schwarzenegger is an Austrian American bodybuilder, actor, model, businessman, and politician, who is currently serving as the 38th Governor of California.

Schwarzenegger’s breakthrough film was the sword-and-sorcery epic Conan the Barbarian in 1982, which was a box-office hit.

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Crown Prince William of Prussia Autograph and Letter CoA

Crown Prince William of Prussia Autograph and Letter CoA

Crown Prince Frederik William of Prussia: Authentic autograph on b/w portrait photo and side-letter. The side letter is from Major Louis Mueldner von Muelnheim, chief of cabinet of the Crown-prince.

Frederick William Victor Augustus Ernest (German: Friedrich Wilhelm Victor August Ernst) (1882 –1951) of the House of Hohenzollern was the last Crown Prince of the Kingdom of Prussia and the German Empire. He was colloquially known as William or Wilhelm throughout Europe.

The photo is 10,5 x 14,6 cm and in good condition, the letter has horizontal and vertical folds, the original cover has condition problems.

The Autograph comes with a Certificate of Authenticity.

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Mikhail Gorbachev Autograph on 6 x 8 Photo plus Cover

Mikhail Gorbachev Autograph and Cover from Moskow. CoA

Mikhail Gorbachev Autograph

Mikhail Gorbachev color photo, hand-signed.

The Autograph comes with a Certificate of Authenticity.

5,8 x 8 in. Creasing at right part oft he photo. The autograph comes in the original cover, sent as registered mail from Moscow to Vienna.

Mikhail Sergeyevich Gorbachev (Michail Sergejewitsch Gorbatschow ) is a former Soviet statesman, having served as General Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union from 1985 until 1991, and as the last head of state of the USSR, having served from 1988 until its collapse in 1991.

He was the only Soviet leader to have been born after the October Revolution of 1917. In 1989, he became the first Soviet leader to visit China since the Sino-Soviet split in the 1960s.

Gorbachev’s attempts at reform as well as summit conferences with United States President Ronald Reagan and his reorientation of Soviet strategic aims contributed to the end of the Cold War, ended the political supremacy of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union (CPSU), and led to the dissolution of the Soviet Union. He was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1990.

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Riots in Tianjin: Chinese Vintage Postcard 1912

China Vintage Postcard: Riots Tianjin. Revolution-Period

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Chinese vintage postcard, depicting a Tianjin street scene: „ Tientsin, Riot March 1912”.

Unused postcard with Lutai-cancellations at front and reverse. 1 cent coiling dragon stamp. Fine condition.

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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.”