Art Nouveau Sculpture by Marie Louise Sarre, Resistance

Scarce Marie Louise Sarre sculpture from the beginning of last century. Artist signed ML which refers to Marie Louise Sarre.

Size: 8,5 x 6,5 x 3 inches.

The sculpture is in very fine condition with no faults.

Marie Louise Sarre sculpture
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Size: 8,5 x 6,5 x 3 inches.

Marie-Louise Sarre lived in Berlin before World War II. Her friends called her “Puppi,” meaning “small doll” in German. She didn’t have much of a doll when she became active in the German resistance against Hitler. In the summer of 1944 she was involved in a scheme to secure the support of none other than Heinrich Himmler in a plan to assassinate Hitler.

After the failed coup attempt of July 20, 1944, she and many others were arrested and imprisoned by the Gestapo. She managed to escape and fled to Ascona, Switzerland, where she lived until her death at age 95, in 1999.

Her father was Friedrich Sarre, the first director of the Department of Islamic Art at the Kaiser Friedrich Museum (today’s Bode Museum) in Berlin. Her maternal grandfather was Carl Humann, the discoverer and excavator of the Pergamum Altar in Turkey in the 1880s.

Her father also was member of The Solf Circle (German: Solf-Kreis) which was an informal gathering of German intellectuals involved in the resistance against Nazi Germany. Most members were arrested and executed after attending a tea party held near Heidelberg on September 10, 1943, at the residence of Elisabeth von Thadden. The group’s downfall also ultimately led to the demise of the Abwehr in February 1944.

The Eternal Jew – Der Ewige Jude Postcard

The Eternal Jew – Der Ewige Jude Postcard

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Anti – Semitic “Der Ewige Jude” Postcard. 1938 Vienna Exposition type, commemorative cancellation.

Very good condition.

This Viennese style has the “gold” shekels and “gold” map of greater Germany. This is the more rare and the more desirable of the two known styles. Lithograph 4 x 6 inches. DHM, Berlin Pk 96/416.

The movie Der ewige Jude ( ” The Eternal Jew ” ) is the most famous Nazi propaganda film. It was produced at the insistence of Nazi propaganda minister Joseph Goebbels.

The movie disses the Jews of Poland as corrupt, filthy, lazy, ugly, and perverse: they are denounced as alien people who would have taken over the world through their control of banking and commerce, yet which still would live like animals.

The exhibition which has been organized by the Nazis in 1937, was of virulent Anti Jewish content and was held in Munich ( November 8, 1937, and ended on January 31 1938 ), Wien ( August 2 through October 23, ) and Berlin ( November 12, 1938 through January 31, 1939 ).

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Jochen Rindt Autograph on early Photo. CoA

Jochen Rindt Autograph. Hand- signed early Photo. CoA

Jochen Rindt: b/w real photo, hand-signed.

4 x 5,9 inches. Mounted on cardboard, fine condition.
The Autograph comes with a Certificate of Authenticity.

Jochen Rindt (1942-1970) World champion 1970, deceased 1970 during training for the Italian Grand Prix.
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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Vaclav Havel Autograph. Signed Photo. CoA

President Václav Havel: Portrait photo, hand-signed.

The Autograph comes with a Certificate of Authenticity. 4 x 6 inches, very fine condition.

Vaclav Havel Autograph
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Vaclav Havel, born 1936 in Prague was always very close to the intellectual and artist community in Czechoslovakia.

As an outcome of the Second World War Czechoslovakia fell under Soviet Russian and Communist domination in 1948 with serious effects on Havel’s family. Vaclav Havel worked as a laboratory technician and took night classes to finish high school. As he grew into manhood he showed signs of dissent against the Czech Communist authorities’ ongoing suppression of artistic and literary freedoms.

Havel was somewhat involved in the Prague Spring of 1968, an episode where Czech intellectuals enthusiastically supported moves, then being sponsored by Alexander Dubcek, for a liberalizing reform of the Czech Communist system.

A Soviet invasion of August 1968 suppressed the Prague Spring. Havel protested with the result that the authorities banned his works. The authorities offered him several opportunities to leave the country but he declined as he had decided to remain in Czechoslovakia and work for change holding the view that ‘the solution of this human situation does not lie in leaving it.’

In 1977 he helped orchestrate and produce Charter 77, a document supported by hundreds of Czech intellectuals, that demanding that Czech citizens be afforded basic human rights such as had seemed to be promised in the Helsinki Agreements…….

Conrad Veidt Autograph (Casablanca Actor) on old Ross Photo

Conrad Veidt Autograph on old Ross Photo. CoA

 

Conrad Veidt autograph on Ross photo postcard.

The photo shows Veidt in a smoking with cigarette. It was signed in the 1930s.

The Autograph comes with a Certificate of Authenticity.

3,6 x 5,6 inches. Fine condition.

Born Hans Walter Conrad Weidt in Potsdam, Germany. In the 27 years between 1916 and his death, he managed to act in well over 100 movies, some of them classics. His starring role in The Man Who Laughs (1928) was the inspiration for Batman’s greatest enemy, The Joker. Veidt appeared in Das Land ohne Frauen (1929), Germany’s first talking picture.

Veidt, who was married to a Jewish woman and considered himself a Jew, was known to have anti-Nazi beliefs, and he fled Germany in 1933 with his life in danger. Settling in Britain he continued making films, notably three with director Michael Powell: The Spy in Black (1939), Contraband (1940) and The Thief of Bagdad (1940). He later moved to Hollywood, and starred as the Nazi Major Heinrich Strasser in Casablanca (1942).

He died of a heart attack a year later, while playing golf in Los Angeles.

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Elizabeth Taylor dies at 79. Here is an old Autograph by her when she was young.

Elizabeth Taylor dies at 79. Autograph. Hand signed. CoA

Liz Taylor Autograph

 

Elisabeth Taylor autograph: Early signature, ink on photo postcard.
The Autograph comes with a Certificate of Authenticity.

Size: 3,5 x 5,5 inches. Fine condition.

Dame Elizabeth Rosemond Taylor DBE ( 1932 – 2011) was an iconic two-time Academy Award-winning British-American actress.

Her trademark were her violet eyes framed by a double row of eyelashes. Known for her acting skills and the depth of her personality along with her beauty, she is considered one of the great actresses of Hollywood’s golden years, as well as a larger-than-life celebrity.

The American Film Institute named Taylor among the Greatest Female Stars of All Time, ranking at No. 7.

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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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