Shanghai Opium smoker. Old, authentic Chinese photo

China: Opium Smoker. Old Photo

Old China Photo with Opium Smoker.

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Shanghai Opium smoker. Old, authentic Chinese photo, depicting a Chinese man on a bed, smoking Opium.

This is an original photo from the early 1920s.

6,5 x 45,8 inches (16,5 x 12 cm). Fixed on thin cardboard at the upper 2 corners.

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Chinese Leisure Seal by Lou Xinhu 楼辛壶篆刻

Chinese Leisure Seal by Lou Xinhu

 

Small Chinese Leisure seal by the artist Lou Xinhu 楼辛壶 (1881 – 1950), who most of all was famous for his paintings.

As actual seal 5 characters have been carved: 人生行轩耳 rensheng xing xuan er (hard to translate, basically: life conducts you to end up on a carriage [old type of curtained carriage] with ears [means: no privacy, everyone can hear you] ).
Side-engraving with signature of the artist.

16 x 16 x 44 mm, good condition.

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collect.at Antiques and unique Collectibles Sun Yat Sen 2 Dollar stamp sheet. 40 Stamps. MNH

collect.at Antiques and unique Collectibles Sun Yat Sen 2 Dollar stamp sheet. 40 Stamps. MNH:.

Sun Yatsen, 2 $ Scott#377, Michel# 317c, printed at Dah Tung. Part of sheet. 40 stamps.

MNH. Very fine condition, fresh paper and gum.

Chinese Stamps
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Riots in Tianjin: Chinese Vintage Postcard 1912

China Vintage Postcard: Riots Tianjin. Revolution-Period

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Chinese vintage postcard, depicting a Tianjin street scene: „ Tientsin, Riot March 1912”.

Unused postcard with Lutai-cancellations at front and reverse. 1 cent coiling dragon stamp. Fine condition.

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Scarce Postcard by Friedrich Schiff. Chinese Juggler Girl

Scarce Postcard by Friedrich Schiff. Chinese Juggler Girl

 

Chinese vintage postcard after a cartoon by Friedrich Schiff, an Austrian Jew who lived in Shanghai during the 1930s and 40s.
In 1930 Schiff visited Shanghai and ended up living there for 14 years,until 1947 when he moved to Buenos Aires.

His amusing caricatures of the city’s inhabitants, from beggars and expats to sailors and sing-song girls became famous world wide.

The Viennese Friedrich Schiff society (oegcf. Prof. Gerd Kaminski) has a huge collection of his paintings, drawings and cartoons and set up a permanent exhibition of his works.

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Gold Loan Certificate of the Republic of China 27th year, 1938

Gold Loan Certificate of the Republic of China 1938


Chinese Gold Bond 1938

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Gold Loan Certificate of the Republic of China, with all Coupons, 1938

China 1938: 27th Year Gold Loan of the Republic of China (1938) for US-$ 10, #772486, 27.3 x 17.1 cm (13.5 x10.5 inches), buff, brown, green, red, black, vertical fold, Chinese Revenue Stamp, text in English and Chinese, all coupons. Dark blue strike: 華僑 (Overseses Chinese).

Very fine condition.

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Old Chinese Photo. Coolies at Work. app. 1925

Old Chinese Photo. Coolies at Work. app. 1925

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Attractive, old, Chinese Photo depicting Chinese coolies as they saw through wooden trunks. app. 1925

5,8 x 4,1 inches (146 x 105 mm). Minor paper remnants for album at the reverse, Fine condition.

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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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China Bronze Seals: Set of 12 Zodiac Signs

China Bronze Seals: Set of 12 Zodiac Signs

Chinese Seals: Complete Set of 12 zodiac signs in bronze. The cast seals have different characters as actual seals, all carved by hand, which is rather difficult to do.

The seals are from the beginning of last century. Warm patina with some spots of green rust.

Size each: 0,6 x 0,6 x 0,9 each ( 14 x 14 x 25 mm) app. 20-23 gram.

Scarce set in fine condition.

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