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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David Niven Autograph. Hand-signed Portait Photo from 1974. CoA

David Niven Autograph. Hand-signed Portait Photo from 1974. CoA

David Niven Autograph

Desirable David Niven portrait-photo with dedication and signature.
The autograph comes in the original postal cover from 1974, sent from Chateau-d’Oex.

4,1 x 5,8 inches. Very fine condition.

The Autograph comes with a Certificate of Authenticity.

James David Graham Niven ( 1910 -1983), known as David Niven, was an English actor and novelist, best known for his roles as Phileas Fogg in Around the World in 80 Days and Sir Charles Litton, a.k.a. “the Phantom,” in The Pink Panther.

In 1967, he appeared as one of seven incarnations of “007” in the James Bond spoof Casino Royale. In fact, Niven had been Bond creator Ian Fleming’s first choice to play Bond in Dr. No. Casino Royale co-producer Charles K. Feldman said later that Fleming had written the book with Niven in mind, and therefore had sent a copy to Niven.

Niven was the only James Bond actor mentioned by name in the text of Fleming’s novels.

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Chinese vintage Seal with decorative Design

Chinese vintage Seal with decorative Design

Old Chinese Seal from the beginning of the Republic-period. Very decorative carving of the 4 sides with a poem (?) in traditional Zhuan-shu-style.

Name of the seal carver as side inscription.

As actual seal 4 characters are engraved: Fan yu dang zhi.

0,9 x 0,9 x 2,5 inches (23 x 23 x 64 mm), 85 gram. Fine condition.
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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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Japanese Post in Tianjin: Scarce Cancellation on Postcard

Old China, Tientsin: Tinted postcard with nice street view at the Japanese Concession. Tram, Rickshaw, police-man…

Tientsin Tinted postcard Tientsin postcard

Franked with a 1 Sen stamp with China – imprint. Scarce cancellation ( phantasy strike ? ) .

Sent by a soldier of the 16th regiment of the Infanterie Coloniale, Arsenal de l’ Est , sent to Graz in Austria.

Very fine condition.

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Yuan Songnian Fan Painting with Landscape – 袁松年扇面

Yuan Songnian Fan Painting with Landscape from 1948

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Atmospheric landscape painting on a fan by the important Chinese painter Yuan Songnian (1895-1966).

Mounted, 67,5 x 40 cm. Wear at the margins, the fan itself is clean with no faults – just normal aging.

Yuan Songnian was member of the “Hai-Pai” (Shanghai-school), graduated at the St. John’s University, was teacher at the Academy in Shanghai, and leading member of the Shanghai Artist’s Association.

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袁松年(1895 – 1966)又名十,字鹤文。广东番禺人。海派山水画名家。毕业于圣约

翰大学。曾任上海中国画院画师,中国美术家协会上海分会会员,上海文史馆馆员,

黄浦区政协委员.

Antique Chinese Brush Container made of Bamboo

Antique Chinese Brush Container made of Bamboo

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bamboo brush pot
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Very decorative, antique Chinese brush container made of bamboo.

Deeply carved at front side, depicting stems of bamboo.

At the reverse Iris and a calligraphy have been carved. Artist signed.

Height: 17,3 cm, Diameter: 13,3 cm. Quite light: 377 gram (old bamboo brush pots are light).

This brush container is from the beginning of last century.

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Kulangsu Amoy Panorama Postcard threepart, CTO

Kulangsu Amoy Panorama Postcard threepart, CTO

Scarce, tripartite Chinese vintage postcard: Kilangsu-Amoy Full view. Franked with 2 stamps, one cancelled to order, tied by a bilingual Amoy 1922 – cancellation.

Unused, good condition, minor aging at left and right side.

Postcard after a photo by Ying Fong.

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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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Chinese Vintage Postcard with Prisoners and Western Soldiers

Chinese Prisoners and Western Soldiers. Vintage Postcard

Old Chinese postcard with 2 Chinese prisoners in Kangs and 6 western soldiers.
3 overprinted stamps.

From Shanghai to Tianjin to Poiters in France. Clear cancellations, good condition.

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