Chinese Vintage Postcard Foot Binding. 缠足

Lily Foot. Foot-binding in China. Vintage Postcard app. 1900

Chinese b/w vintage postcard depicting a bound foot

Published by Denniston & Sullivan, Shanghai. Unused, very fine condition.

Foot binding was a custom practiced on young girls and women for approximately one thousand years in China, beginning in the 10th century and ending in the first half of 20th century.

To enable the size of the feet to be reduced, the toes on each foot were curled under, then pressed with great force downwards and squeezed into the sole of the foot until the toes break.

This was all carried out with no pain relief, causing the girl to experience severe pain. The broken toes were then held tightly against the sole of the foot. The foot was then drawn down straight with the leg and the arch forcibly broken.

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1902 Postcard Russian Officers in China

1902 Postcard Russian Officers in China

Russian Officers at Tianjin Station 1901 Boxer RebellionRussian Officers at Tianjin Station postcard

China, Boxer Rebellion Period. Vintage postcard with “Group of Russian officers at the station in Tientsin”.

A French 5 Centimes stamp is attached, tied by a “Tresor et Postes aux Armees Chine 8 Aout 1901”- strike.

Pre-cancelled, unused, scarce.

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The Eternal Jew – Der Ewige Jude Postcard

The Eternal Jew – Der Ewige Jude Postcard

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Anti – Semitic “Der Ewige Jude” Postcard. 1938 Vienna Exposition type, commemorative cancellation.

Very good condition.

This Viennese style has the “gold” shekels and “gold” map of greater Germany. This is the more rare and the more desirable of the two known styles. Lithograph 4 x 6 inches. DHM, Berlin Pk 96/416.

The movie Der ewige Jude ( ” The Eternal Jew ” ) is the most famous Nazi propaganda film. It was produced at the insistence of Nazi propaganda minister Joseph Goebbels.

The movie disses the Jews of Poland as corrupt, filthy, lazy, ugly, and perverse: they are denounced as alien people who would have taken over the world through their control of banking and commerce, yet which still would live like animals.

The exhibition which has been organized by the Nazis in 1937, was of virulent Anti Jewish content and was held in Munich ( November 8, 1937, and ended on January 31 1938 ), Wien ( August 2 through October 23, ) and Berlin ( November 12, 1938 through January 31, 1939 ).

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Vaclav Havel Autograph. Signed Photo. CoA

President Václav Havel: Portrait photo, hand-signed.

The Autograph comes with a Certificate of Authenticity. 4 x 6 inches, very fine condition.

Vaclav Havel Autograph
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Vaclav Havel, born 1936 in Prague was always very close to the intellectual and artist community in Czechoslovakia.

As an outcome of the Second World War Czechoslovakia fell under Soviet Russian and Communist domination in 1948 with serious effects on Havel’s family. Vaclav Havel worked as a laboratory technician and took night classes to finish high school. As he grew into manhood he showed signs of dissent against the Czech Communist authorities’ ongoing suppression of artistic and literary freedoms.

Havel was somewhat involved in the Prague Spring of 1968, an episode where Czech intellectuals enthusiastically supported moves, then being sponsored by Alexander Dubcek, for a liberalizing reform of the Czech Communist system.

A Soviet invasion of August 1968 suppressed the Prague Spring. Havel protested with the result that the authorities banned his works. The authorities offered him several opportunities to leave the country but he declined as he had decided to remain in Czechoslovakia and work for change holding the view that ‘the solution of this human situation does not lie in leaving it.’

In 1977 he helped orchestrate and produce Charter 77, a document supported by hundreds of Czech intellectuals, that demanding that Czech citizens be afforded basic human rights such as had seemed to be promised in the Helsinki Agreements…….

Bette Davis Autograph on Large Portrait Photograph CoA

Bette Davis Autograph

Bette Davis Autograph on photo

Attractive, antique Chinese mug from 18th century, Qing Dynasty, Qian Long era.

Bette Davis Autograph: Portrait photograph of this famous Actress, hand signed.

The Autograph comes with a Certificate of Authenticity.

Size: 8 x 10 inches, good condition.

Ruth Elizabeth “Bette” Davis (1908 – 1989) was an American actress of film, television and theater.
Regarded as one of the greatest actresses in Hollywood history, she was noted for her willingness to play unsympathetic, sardonic characters and was reputed for her performances in a range of film genres, from contemporary crime melodramas to historical and period films and occasional comedies, although her greatest successes were her roles in romantic dramas.

Diameter: 4 inches, height: 5 inches.

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Legendary 3 Tenors signed CD Sleeve. COA

3 Tenors signed CD Sleeve. COA

3 TenorsAutograph

The 3 Tenors, Luciano Pavarotti, Placido Domingo, Jose Carreras: Authentic signatures on a CD booklet page

The autographs come with a Certificate of Authenticity.

The Three Tenors is a name given to the Spanish singers Plaido Domingo, Jose Carreras and the Italian singer Luciano Pavarotti who sang in concert under this banner during the 1990s and early 2000s. The trio began their collaboration with a performance at the ancient Baths of Caracalla, Rome Italy, on July 7, 1990 ¨C the eve of the 1990 FIFA World Cup final.

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Scarce Snuff Bottle from the Cultural Revolution Period

Snuff Bottle from the Cultural Revolution Period. Inside painting

Chinese Snuff Bottle

Scarce Chinese snuff bottle from the Cultural Revolution period. Inside painting with revolutionary content and title 亚非人民情谊深 “The Friendly Feelings between Asian and African Peoples are deep ”.

People from Asian and African continent are painted all around.

Snuff bottles from the Cultural Revolution are hard to find.

55 x 30 x 77 mm, good condition.

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China Boxer Rebellion Postcard 1900

China Boxer Rebellion Postcard 1900

Vintage postcard from 1900 with portraits of General von Hoepfner, Major v. Madei, Major Christ and Major v. Kronheim.

Left and right of the portraits a German marine and a soldier with uniform for China can be found.

Used as postcard in 1900.

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Crown Prince William of Prussia Autograph and Letter CoA

Crown Prince William of Prussia Autograph and Letter CoA

Crown Prince Frederik William of Prussia: Authentic autograph on b/w portrait photo and side-letter. The side letter is from Major Louis Mueldner von Muelnheim, chief of cabinet of the Crown-prince.

Frederick William Victor Augustus Ernest (German: Friedrich Wilhelm Victor August Ernst) (1882 –1951) of the House of Hohenzollern was the last Crown Prince of the Kingdom of Prussia and the German Empire. He was colloquially known as William or Wilhelm throughout Europe.

The photo is 10,5 x 14,6 cm and in good condition, the letter has horizontal and vertical folds, the original cover has condition problems.

The Autograph comes with a Certificate of Authenticity.

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