1902 Postcard Russian Officers in China

1902 Postcard Russian Officers in China

Russian Officers at Tianjin Station 1901 Boxer RebellionRussian Officers at Tianjin Station postcard

China, Boxer Rebellion Period. Vintage postcard with “Group of Russian officers at the station in Tientsin”.

A French 5 Centimes stamp is attached, tied by a “Tresor et Postes aux Armees Chine 8 Aout 1901”- strike.

Pre-cancelled, unused, scarce.

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Scarce Korea Postcard of Destroyed South Gate.

b/w vintage postcard from South Korea depicting a tram and workers in front of the South gate.

vintage postcard from South Korea

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Unused, very fine condition.

The Southgate, Namdaemun, made of wood and stone with a two-tiered, pagoda-shaped tiled roof, was completed in 1398 and served as the main southern entrance to Seoul, which was then a walled city. It was the oldest wooden structure in Seoul, an iconic reminder of old Korea in this modern Asian city, the capital of South Korea, and a major tourist attraction. The site is surrounded by a bustling commercial district. Lately, homeless people had sought shelter there.

The gate survived the Chinese and Japanese invasions that devastated the city. It was repaired several times, most recently after the Korean War of 1950 to 1953. When the South Korean government cataloged its national treasures in 1962, it gave the gate the No. 1 ranking.

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Old Japanese Albumen Photo: Bell of Kammakura. app. 1885

Old Japan Albumen Photo, Bell of Kammakura. app. 1885

Old Japan: Large albumen photo, depicting the famous Bell of Kamakura. Antique Japanese albumen Photo, tinted, thin paper, fixed on paper with small glue spots at he corners.

Size: 7.8 x 10,4 inches. Fine condition, app. 1885.

The bell from the Kamakura Hongaku-ji Temple, built in 1410, initially belonged to a temple from Chiba Prefecture, but one day, Nisshutsu, the chief priest from Hongaku-ji Temple, won a religious debate with the priests from Chiba and, as a prize, he received the bell.

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Kurt Waldheim Autograph

Kurt Waldheim: Hand signed Color photo from the 1980s.

4 x 6 inches. Fine condition. ( Glue remnants at the corners of the back ).

The Autograph comes with a Certificate of Authenticity.

 

Kurt Waldheim Autograph

Kurt Josef Waldheim (born 1918) was an Austrian diplomat and conservative politician. He was Secretary-General of the United Nations from 1972 to 1981, and President of Austria from 1986 to 1992.

He served as First Secretary of the Legation in Paris from 1948, and in the Ministry for Foreign Affairs in Vienna from 1951 to 1956. In 1956 he was made Ambassador to Canada, returning to the Ministry in 1960, after which he became the Permanent Representative of Austria to the United Nations in 1964. For two years beginning in 1968, he was the Federal Minister for Foreign Affairs in Austria serving for the Austrian People’s Party, before going back as Permanent Representative to the U.N. in 1970.

Waldheim had unsuccessfully sought election as President of Austria in 1971, but his second attempt on June 8, 1986, proved successful. 1986 also marked the beginning of what became known as the Waldheim Affair. Before the presidential elections, Alfred Worm, in the Austrian weekly news magazine Profil, revealed that there had been several omissions about Waldheim’s life between 1938 and 1945 in Waldheim’s recently-published autobiography.

During the controversy, Waldheim was defended by “nazi hunter” Simon Wiesenthal, who was severely criticized for this move.

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China Boxer Rebellion Postcard 1900

China Boxer Rebellion Postcard 1900

Vintage postcard from 1900 with portraits of General von Hoepfner, Major v. Madei, Major Christ and Major v. Kronheim.

Left and right of the portraits a German marine and a soldier with uniform for China can be found.

Used as postcard in 1900.

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Hawaii Insula. Antique Etching with Dancers. 18. Ct

Hawaii Insula. Antique Etching with Dancers. 18. Ct

Hawaiian male and female dancers. Antique etching from early 19. Century. The graphic depicts a semi nude tattooed man, a female dancer and 2 people watching.
Size: 8,9 x 5,5 inches ( 22 x 14 cm). Some aging at the margins, a few stains, pinholes at the upper margin – invisible if matted and framed.

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Jules Massenet Autograph. CoA

Jules Massenet Autograph: Signed Postcard, 1902. CoA

Jules Massenet Autograph

Jules Massenet Autograph. Portrait postcard (Photo Boyer, Paris) with keys at upper left, signed Wien 24 May 1902.

The Autograph comes with a Certificate of Authenticity.

Jules Emile Frederic Massenet (1842 –1912) was a French composer best known for his operas. His compositions were very popular in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, and he ranks as one of the greatest melodists of his era. Soon after his death, Massenet’s style went out of fashion, and many of his operas fell into almost total oblivion. Apart from Manon and Werther, his works were rarely performed. However, since the mid-1970s, many operas of his such as Thaïs and Esclarmonde have undergone periodic revivals.

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Willy Brandt, Nobel Peace Prize Winner Autograph. CoA

Nobel Prize Winner Willy Brandt Autograph.

Willy Brandt 1913 – 1992, fled from the Nazis form Lübeck to Oslo, devoted his work to fight Nazism.

1937: Went to Spain to work as political observer and representative of humanitarian organizations.

1938: Expatriated by Nazi regime.

Was captured in 1940, but not identified by Hitler’s regime and managed to flee to Norway, later Sweden.

1945-1946: Worked as correspondent.

1948: Started his political career, working for the Social Democratic Party.

1964-1987: Chairman of the Social Democratic Party of Germany ( SPD ).

1966-1969: Worked as Foreign Minister and Vice-Chancellor.

1969-1974: Became Chancellor of the Federal Republic of Germany.

1971: Awarded the Nobel Peace Prize.

1976-1992: President of the Socialist International.

1987-1992 Honorary Chairman of the SDP.

Photo Postcard: 4.1 x 5.8

Stains of glue at the corners of the back, otherwise very fine condition.

Willy Brandt Autograph

American Peoples. Impressive, ancient Chromo Lithograph 1898

Indians: Most decorative, ancient Chromo Lithograph, 1898

 

Most decorative old chromo lithograph depicting 33 Indian Ethnic groups like Blackfeet Indians, Tikuna, Pueblo Indian, Eskimos, Mexican Indians, Indians from South American countries, Sioux, Apaches and many more.
Though older than 100 years the colors of this chromo lithograph look extremely fresh and vivid.

Artist signed G. Mützel. Vertical centerfold.

The graphic has been published by Meyers, Germany, in 1898. Size: 10 in. x 12 in. Fine condition. It looks great when matted and framed.

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Old Shanghai Postcard Iltis Memorial 1899

Old Shanghai Postcard sent To Germany in 1899

old Shanghai postcard
old Shanghai postcard
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Old Chinese postcard: “Unveiling of the Iltis Monument”. The postcard depicts the monument with 2 German marines.

Franked with a pair of 5 Pfennig overprinted stamps. Shanghai Deutsche Post 17/4 1899 – cancellation.

Sent as postcard to Freising in Bavaria. Lower left corner creased otherwise good condition.

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