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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Early Sammy Davies Jr. Autograph on Movie Still. CoA

Sammy Davis Junior: b/w movie still used to announce the TV premiere in Berlin on Aug. 3rd, 1974.
Signed Color Photo: Peace + Love Sammy Davis Jr.Size: 6,2 x 8,4 inches. The Autograph comes with a Certificate of Authenticity.

Samuel George Sammy Davis, Jr. (1925 –1990) was an American entertainer. He was a dancer, singer, multi-instrumentalist (vibraphone, trumpet, and drums), impressionist, comedian, convert to Judaism, and Emmy and Golden Globe-winning actor. He was a member of the 1960s Rat Pack, which was led by his old friend Frank Sinatra, and included fellow performers Dean Martin, Joey Bishop and Peter Lawford.

By age seven he had made his film debut in the Vitaphone short Rufus Jones for President (1933) opposite Ethel Waters.After army service during WWII, he was signed by Decca records in 1951 after a triumphant engagement at Ciro’s nightclub in Hollywood. By the mid-50s Davis’ career was in full swing.

In 1955 he made his feature film debut as Fletcher Henderson in The Benny Goodman Story. In Otto Preminger’s 1959 lavish film version of Porgy and Bess, he used his lithe, wiry body, snake-like grace and insinuating, seductive drawl to create an almost definitive portrayal of the drug dealer, Sportin’ Life……

Great Ronnie Petersen Autograph. CoA

Ronnie Peterson Autograph: Hand-signed. CoA

Ronnie Petersen: Great Autograph. STP March print with a photo of the famous racing star and a small portrait. It has been hand-signed by Petersen.
The Autograph comes with a Certificate of Authenticity.

Size: 8,4 x 3,8 inches. Very fine condition.

Bengt Ronnie Peterson, (1944 – 1978) was a Swedish racing driver.

After winning a number of karting titles, including two Swedish titles in 1963 and 1964, the Swede moved onto Formula Three where he won the prestigious Monaco Grand Prix Formula Three support race for the 1969 Grand Prix. Later that year he won the European Formula Three Championship and moved up into Formula One……………………..

Sven Hedin Autograph on Photo, signed twice

Sven Hedin Autograph. Photo signed twice

 

Sven Hedin: Portrait photo-postcard signed by Hedin twice, at front and at reverse.

4,1 x 5,9 inches (104 x 148 mm). Very fine condition.

The Autograph comes with a Certificate of Authenticity.

Sven Anders Hedin (1865 – 1952) was a Swedish geographer, topographer, explorer, photographer, and travel writer, as well as an illustrator of his own works. During four expeditions to Central Asia he discovered the Transhimalaya (once named the Hedin Range in his honor) and the sources of the Brahmaputra, Indus and Sutlej Rivers, Lake Lop Nur, and the remains of cities, grave sites and the Great Wall of China in the deserts of the Tarim Basin. The posthumous publication of his Central Asia atlas marked the conclusion of his life’s work.

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Alfred Hrdlicka Autograph Folder and Foto CoA

Alfred Hrdlicka: Hand signed invitation of Ernst Hilger Gallery for an exhibition in 1998.

Additional folder for invitation to join his burial at Wiener Zentralfriedhof in 2009 (scarce).

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Additional photo print with a biography of the artist at reverse.

The Autograph comes with a Certificate of Authenticity.

The folders are ca. 21 x 15 cm, all in very good condition.

Alfred Hrdlicka (1928 – 2009) war ein österreichischer Bildhauer, Zeichner, Maler, Grafiker und Schriftsteller.

Alfred Hrdlicka (1928 – 2009) was an Austrian sculptor, draughtsman, painter and artist. His surname is sometimes written Hrdlička.

Hrdlicka studied painting until 1952 at the Akademie der bildenden Künste under Albert Paris Gütersloh and Josef Dobrowsky. Afterwards he studied sculpture until 1957 under Fritz Wotruba. In 1960 he had his first exhibition in Vienna; in 1964 he attained international attention as a representative of Austria at the Venice Biennale, Italy.

In 2008, his new religious work about the Apostles, Religion, Flesh and Power, attracted criticism about its homoerotic theme. The exhibition was housed in the museum of the St. Stephen’s Cathedral of Vienna. He taught many sculptors, such as Hans Sailer, Angela Laich and others.

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Autographs by Teresa Berganza and Luigi Alva, 1972. CoA

Teresa Berganza and Luigi Alva Autographs. Signed Photo. CoA

Teresa Berganza and Luigi Alva: b/w Real-photo ( Teatro Alla Scala photograph), signed on 3. 20. 1972 in Wien.

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The photo depicts Teresa Berganza, Luigi Alva and Fernand Corena.
5,5 x 4,1 inches (14,7 x 10,5 cm), fine condition.

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Leonard Bernstein Autograph on Photo CoA

Leonard Bernstein autograph: hand-signed b/w photograph (real photo as postcard).

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The Autographs comes with a Certificate of Authenticity.

Size: 9 x 14 cm, very good condition.

Leonard Bernstein (1918 – 1990) was an American composer, conductor, author, music lecturer, and pianist. He was among the first conductors born and educated in the US to receive worldwide acclaim.
His fame derived from his long tenure as the music director of the New York Philharmonic, from his conducting of concerts with most of the world’s leading orchestras, and from his music for West Side Story, Peter Pan, Candide, Wonderful Town, On the Town, On The Waterfront, his Mass, and a range of other compositions, including three symphonies and many shorter chamber and solo works.

Bernstein was the first conductor to give numerous television lectures on classical music, starting in 1954 and continuing until his death. He was a skilled pianist, often conducting piano concertos from the keyboard.

As a composer he wrote in many styles encompassing symphonic and orchestral music, ballet, film and theatre music, choral works, opera, chamber music and pieces for the piano.

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Brigitte Helm Autograph. Signed Ross Photo by Metropolis Actress. CoA

Brigitte Helm Autograph. Metropolis Actress. CoA

Brigitte Helm Autograph: Hand signed Photo from 1930s. CoA b/w portrait photo, published by Ross, hand-signed by Brigitte Helm.

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Size: 3,6 x 5,6 inches (9,2 x 14,71 cm), fine condition.

The Autograph comes with a Certificate of Authenticity.

Brigitte Eva Gisela Schittenhelm (1908 – 1996 ) was a German actress, most famous for her role as Maria in Fritz Lang’s 1927 silent film, Metropolis.

After Metropolis, which was her second film, Helm made over 30 other films, including talking pictures, before retiring in 1936.

Her other appearances include The Love of Jeanne Ney (1927), Alraune (1928), Gloria (1931), The Blue Danube (1932) and Gold (1934).

In 1935, angered by Nazi control of the German film industry, she moved to Switzerland where she later had 4 children with her second husband Dr. Hugo Kunheim, an industrialist. After her retirement from films she refused to grant any interviews concerning her film career.

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Henry Moore Autoghraph Hand-signed Photo CoA

Henry Moore b/w photo, hand-signed.

Size: 8,2 x 14 cm, very good condition.

The autograph comes with a certificate of authenticity.

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Henry Spencer Moore OM CH FBA (1986) was an English sculptor and artist. He was best known for his semi-abstract monumental bronze sculptures which are located around the world as public works of art.

His forms are usually abstractions of the human figure, typically depicting mother-and-child or reclining figures. Moore’s works are usually suggestive of the female body, apart from a phase in the 1950s when he sculpted family groups. His forms are generally pierced or contain hollow spaces. Many interpreters liken the undulating form of his reclining figures to the landscape and hills of his birthplace, Yorkshire.

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Queen Elizabeth II Autograph. Photo, co-signed Prince Philip. CoA

Queen Elizabeth Autograph. Hand signed Photo, co-signed Prince Philip. CoA

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Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip Wedding photo.
Hand-signed by both.

The Autograph comes with a Certificate of Authenticity.

Size: 9,5 x 12,3 cm (3,8 x 4,9 inches) Good condition.

Elizabeth II (Elizabeth Alexandra Mary; born 21 April 1926) is the constitutional monarch of 16 sovereign states known as the Commonwealth realms, and head of the 54-member Commonwealth of Nations. She is also head of state of the Crown Dependencies.

On her accession in 1952, she became Head of the Commonwealth and queen regnant of seven independent Commonwealth countries: the United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Pakistan, and Ceylon. Between 1956 and 1992, the number of her realms varied as territories gained independence and some realms became republics. Today, in addition to the first four aforementioned countries, Elizabeth is Queen of Jamaica, Barbados, the Bahamas, Grenada, Papua New Guinea, the Solomon Islands, Tuvalu, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Belize, Antigua and Barbuda, and Saint Kitts and Nevis.

Her reign of 60 years is the second longest for a British monarch; only Queen Victoria has reigned longer. Elizabeth’s Diamond Jubilee is being celebrated during 2012.

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