Shanghai World War II: Censored Cover from Shanghai to Denmark

Shanghai 1941: Censored Cover from Shanghai to Denmark

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Shanghai 1941: Cover from Shanghai to the Copenhagen, multicolor franking, 2 x SYS 30 Fen + martys 20 Fen, tied by bilingual Shanghai cancellation. Nazi censored, red Oberkommando der Wehrmacht strike.

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Pablo Picasso Autograph. Hand-signed Page of Book from 1964. CoA

Picasso Autograph. Pablo Picasso signed Page of Book 1964. CoA


Pablo Picasso Autograph

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Pablo Picasso: Hand-signed page, depicting „Jacqueline and Picasso“, from the book „Picasso: Women“, published in 1964. Only a limited number of the copies have been signed by Picasso.

The Autograph comes with a Certificate of Authenticity.

Signed: Picasso 64

23,5 x 30 cm. Good condition ( minor creasing at the very edges of margins left and right).

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David Niven Autograph. Hand-signed Portait Photo from 1974. CoA

David Niven Autograph. Hand-signed Portait Photo from 1974. CoA

David Niven Autograph

Desirable David Niven portrait-photo with dedication and signature.
The autograph comes in the original postal cover from 1974, sent from Chateau-d’Oex.

4,1 x 5,8 inches. Very fine condition.

The Autograph comes with a Certificate of Authenticity.

James David Graham Niven ( 1910 -1983), known as David Niven, was an English actor and novelist, best known for his roles as Phileas Fogg in Around the World in 80 Days and Sir Charles Litton, a.k.a. “the Phantom,” in The Pink Panther.

In 1967, he appeared as one of seven incarnations of “007” in the James Bond spoof Casino Royale. In fact, Niven had been Bond creator Ian Fleming’s first choice to play Bond in Dr. No. Casino Royale co-producer Charles K. Feldman said later that Fleming had written the book with Niven in mind, and therefore had sent a copy to Niven.

Niven was the only James Bond actor mentioned by name in the text of Fleming’s novels.

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Zino Davidoff Autograph on Photo, CoA

Zino Davidoff Autograph, Famous Cigar Producer. CoA

Zino Davidoff portrait photo with authentic signature.

The photo depicts Zino Davidoff in business suite with one of his famous cigars in hand.

From this family developed a brand which was to represent the essence of perfect enjoyment. Signed “Z. Davidoff” in very bold black pen.

9 x 12.4 cm, good condition.

Zino Davidoff was born in 1906 in Kiev, Russian Empire, present-day Ukraine to a Jewish family. He was the eldest of four children born to tobacco merchant, Henri Davidoff.

In 1970, Zino sold his small but highly successful tobacco shop in Geneva to the Max Oettinger Company. Zino stayed on as Davidoff’s ambassador until his death in 1994 at the age of 87.

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China: Antique Bronze, small Ding from the Qing Dynasty

China: Small antique Bronze, Ding. Qing Dynasty.

 

China: Attractive, small, 3-legged bronze, Ding. Warm, dark patina, minimal verdigris under the upper rim. The object is either from the early or Mid-Qing-Dynasty.

Diameter: 47 mm, Height: 40 mm, 60 gram. Minimal blemishes ( A small hole has been professionally restored, minor scratching at bottom ).

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Fritz Wunderlich Autograph on Fayer Photo CoA

Fritz Wunderlich Autograph on Photo CoA

Fritz Wunderlich autograph

 

Legendary tenor Fritz Wunderlich as Tamino. Photo by Fayer, hand-signed by Fritz Wunderlich with a quote of The Magic Flute: Ach wie herrlich. Herzlich Fritz Wunderlich.

The Autograph comes with a Certificate of Authenticity.

Size: 9 x 14 c. Good condition.

Friedrich “Fritz” Karl Otto Wunderlich (1930 – 1966) was a German lyric tenor, famed for his singing of the Mozart repertory and various lieder. He died in an accident when he was only 35.

Wunderlich achieved the highest distinction within the German repertory. Of special importance is a recording of Mozart’s The Magic Flute, conducted by Karl Böhm, in which Wunderlich gave a critically acclaimed performance as Prince Tamino, opposite baritone Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau in the role of Papageno. There is also a live performance of The Magic Flute recorded in 1960 at the Salzburg festival, and several recordings as Belmonte in Die Entführung aus dem Serail. Recordings also exist of lesser-known Mozart operas such as Zaide and La Finta Giardiniera.

Wunderlich’s crystal-clear voice, exquisite diction, and intelligent, restrained interpretation also led him to impressive renditions of the lieder cycles of Schubert and Schumann with pianist Hubert Giesen. His famous recording of Schumann’s Dichterliebe remains a gold standard of this genre. Many tenors since have emulated Wunderlich’s interpretation of this cycle.


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China Qing Leisure Seal, Shou Shan with Landscape, by Pan Zhengwei

China Qing Leisure Seal, Shou Shan with Landscape, by Pan Zhengwei 潘正炜

 

Nice, old Chinese seal made of yellow-brown Shou Shan – Stone from the later Qing-Dynasty. Engraving of a landscape scene with 2 scholars. The shades of the stone have been well used – impression of mist over the bridge. 4 characters as actual seal: Li Zi Suo Wan (李子所玩).

Carving with the name of the seal carver, the well known and important seal carver Pan Zhengwei ( 潘正炜 1821-1861).

潘正炜 (清)字季彤,号听颿楼主人,道光、咸丰(1821—1861年)间番禺(今广州)人。精鉴别,富收藏书、画。著听颿楼集贴、听颿楼书画记、听颿楼续刻书画记。印章有【季彤审定】(明清书画印鉴)

Old, very well carved stone in very fine condition.

2 x 1,0  x  1,5 inches (50 x 25 x 39 mm). 61 gram.

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Boris Christoff: Tinted Photo with Autograph and Dedication. CoA

Boris Christoff Autograph and Dedication on Photo. CoA

 

Boris Christoff, early tinted Photo with autograph and dedication from 1942

3,8 x 5,6 inches. Very fine condition.

The Autograph comes with a Certificate of Authenticity.

Boris Christoff (Bulgarian: Борис Христов (1914 -1993) was a Bulgarian opera singer, one of the greatest basses of the 20th century.

After several guest appearances and recitals in Austria in 1944 and 1945, Christoff returned to Italy in December 1945. He emerged as a worthy heir to the grand tradition of Slavonic basses as exemplified by Fyodor Stravinsky, Lev Sibiriakov, Vladimir Kastorsky, Feodor Chaliapin, Alexander Kipnis and Mark Reizen, among others. He sang mostly in Verdi and the Russian repertoire, although he also proved to be a refined performer of vocal chamber music.

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老 中国 照片 要卖. Impressive old China Photo, Cizhou City Wall

Impressive old China Photo, Cizhou City Wall

Atmospheric, old Chinese Photo of Cizhou (Hebei). The photo depicts the Cizhou city-Wall, the entrance-gate, baskets piled along the wall and men with a wheel-barrow.

The photo is from pre-1925.

5,8 x 4,2 inches. Fine condition.

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