Tsar Nicholas II, Mocking Card from WW1, Artist signed Lenhard

Tsar Nicholas II, Artist signed Mocking Card from WW1

1914, Lithographed, artist signed ( Lenhard ). The Tsar in uniform, flags of the Allied Countries all over his body. Scarce postcard in fine condition.

Nicholas II, the last Tsar of Russia (18951917), born near St Petersburg, Russia, the son of Alexander III.

His reign was marked by the alliance with France, an entente with Britain, a disastrous war with Japan (19045), and the establishment of the national assembly, or Duma (1906). He took command of the Russian armies against the Central Powers in 1915. Forced to abdicate at the Revolution, he was shot with his family at Yekaterinburg by the Red Guards.

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Korean War. Photo with Chinese Female Soldiers

Korean War. Photo with Chinese Female Soldiers

Chinese Female Soldiers marching with Korean Flag and Korean banners.
The photo is from app. 1951.

13,5 x 10,8 cm. Press photo with violet stamp in Russian and English: Hsinhua News Agency Peking, China No. 36996.

Bend at left side otherwise good condition.
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Ski Pioneer Matthias Zdarsky Autograph. Scarce. CoA

Matthias Zdarsky, Ski Pioneer. Scarce. CoA

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Matthias Zdarsky, card with autograph. Selfmade with magazine-snippet on cardboard, signed by Matthias Zdarsky.

3,5 x 5,5 inches. (9 x 14 cm). Fine condition.

The Autograph comes with a Certificate of Authenticity.

Mathias Zdarsky (1856 -1940) was an early ski pioneer and is considered one of the founders of modern Alpine skiing technique. He was probably Austria’s first ski instructor. He was also a teacher, painter and sculptor.

Inspired by Norway’s Fridtjof Nansen’s 1888 crossing of Greenland, he adapted skis for use on alpine terrain. In 1890 he developed a steel binding (the “Lilienfelder Stahlsohlenbindung”), which made steep mountain slopes and gate runs possible.

In January 1905, Zdarsky demonstrated the first steep downhill descent. To show the superiority of his ski technology, he skied the “Breite Ries” at Schneeberg, Austria. On 19 March 1905 he organized the first alpine ski race (on the Muckenkogel via Lilienfeld, Austria).

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Overlaid Snuff bottle with Dragon Fish, very decorative.

Most attractive overlaid Snuff bottle with Dragon Fish

Most attractive overlaid snuff bottle with Dragon-fish chasing small fish.

Subtle colors of black on green against white background. At the reverse is a flower motif and seals by the artist: Fu shan weng.
42 x 32 x 58 mm (without stopper). Metal stopper, very good condition.

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Imperial China: German Lager at Tongku. Scarce Vintage Postcard.

China, Tongku. German Lager. Vintage Postcard. Tsingtau, Tongku, app. 1900:

b/w postcard with view at the Lager of the German Forces.

Unused postcard in very fine condition.

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China Seal with Tiger and long Text as Side Inscription.

China Seal with Tiger and long Text as Side Inscription.

 

China, End of Qing Dynasty: Nice old seal with bas relief of a tiger as handle. Long text at front and reverse. Text with very small characters, written in Kaishu.

3 characters as actual seal, name of the studio of the artist.

0,9 x 0,4 x 3,1 inches (24 x 11 x 77 mm), 50 gram, fine condition.

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