Original China Photo destroyed Old Summer Palace 圓明園

Original China Photo destroyed Old Summer Palace

Authentic, old photo with view at the ruins of Yuan Ming Yuan, the Old Summer Palace, 圓明園.

The photo is from 1902.

21 x 15,5 cm, good condition, no reproduction but original.

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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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Russo Japanese War Mocking Postcard, 1904

Mocking Postcard from Russo Japanese War 1904

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Russian-Japanese War: Decorative mocking postcard with Russian and Japanese boats, naval battle with Russian marines winning.

Used as postcard in 1904, Prague cancellation.

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Imperial Austria Postcard: Emperor Franz Josef attacked by Bull. Scarce Mocking Postcard

WWI Emperor Franz Josef Mocking Postcard Corrida Motif

WWI: Corrida de Toros. Per carta amico non lasciarti infilzare.

Lithographed mocking postcard depicting a torrero and Austrian Emperor Francis Josef, hit by a bull.
Artist signed. Unused, good condition.

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Old China: Jinan Fu Main Street. Vintage Postcard 1907.

Old China: Jinan Fu Main Street. Vintage Postcard 1907

Impressive old postcard ” Tsinanfu, Hauptstrasse”. The postcard depicts a crowded street, heading to the city-gate.

The postcard was sent Tsingtau ( Qingdao ) to a well known addressee, Mrs. Marie Baron Werner in Wien.

Sent via Siberia, fine condition.

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Anna Pavlova Autograph. Russian Prima Ballerina

Anna Pavlova Autograph. Russian Prima Ballerina

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Anna Pavlova postcard with the famous Russian dancer as „Dying Swan“ in Tchaikovsky’s ballet Swan Sea. The postcard comes for a well know collection.

The Autograph comes with a Certificate of Authenticity.

Anna Pavlovna (Matveyevna) Pavlova (Russian: Анна Павловна (Матвеевна) Павлова; (also Pawlowa 1881 – 1931) was a Russian prima ballerina of the late 19th and the early 20th centuries. She was a principal artist of the Imperial Russian Ballet and the Ballets Russes of Sergei Diaghilev. Pavlova is most recognized for the creation of the role The Dying Swan and, with her own company, became the first ballerina to tour ballet around the world.

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China 1905: German Infantry Vintage Postcard. Army Cachet

German Infantry in China. Vintage Postcard

Germany, China 1905: b/w postcard, depicting German infantry on horses.

Tianjin Postcard with violet „2. (Berittene) Kompanie, 2. Ostas. Inftr. Regts“ – square cachet .
Tientsin to Neu-Ruppin 1905.

Minor wear.

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Chinese vintage Seal by Xi Ke, 息柯

Chinese vintage Seal with Yue Fei Quotation

Chinese vintage seal

Chinese vintage seal by the known seal carver Xi Ke, 息柯印章. Grey Shou Shan stone.

Engraved are 4 characters, a quotation of the famous Chinese General Yue Fei – 岳飞: Zhuan huai ji lie (my strong bosom bears intense power – 壮怀激烈).

Decorative side engraving with the 4 seal characters in Li-Shu style and details. 1956 (by) Xi Ke. 息柯.

24 x 14 x 55 mm. 47 gram. Very fine condition.

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Dirigable Captive Balloon Authentic Photo from Trial Run

Authentic Captive Balloon Photo Trial Run

Captive Balloon Authentic Photo
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Original b/ photo of a trial rum with a dirigible captive balloon with 2 drivers in Friedrichshafen. The balloon just leaves the hangar and gets ready for the start.

Photograph by Presse-Photo GmbH Berlin.

16,6 x 12 cm (6,5 x 5 inches). Good condition.

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