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

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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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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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Hermann Hesse Autograph in a scarce Publikation from 1949. CoA

Hermann Hesse Autograph. Signature in a scarce Publication 1949. CoA

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Hermann Hesse Autograph from 1949: Private print of a booklet „An einen jungen Kuenstler“ (For a Young Artist).

The Autograph comes with a Certificate of Authenticity.

14,7 x 20,8 cm, 12 pages, clean inside, some aging at outside cover which can be easily cleaned, traces of vertical bend.

Hermann Hesse (1877 – 1962) was a German-Swiss poet, novelist, and painter. His best-known works include Steppenwolf, Siddhartha, and The Glass Bead Game, each of which explores an individual’s search for authenticity, self-knowledge and spirituality. In 1946, he received the Nobel Prize in Literature.

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Pagoda Anchorage in Fuzhou. Antique China Photo from 1903

Great Pagoda in Fuzhou. Antique China Photo from 1903

 

The Great Pagoda in Fuzhou. (Pagoda anchorage). Authentic, large original photograph from 1903.

View at the strand with junks, simple houses and the pagoda at the hill

21 x 15,4 cm, good condition.

Fuzhou; Cantonese: Foochow, is the capital and one of the largest cities in Fujian province, People’s Republic of China.

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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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