Paavo Nurmi Autograph. Legendary Gold Medal Runner. CoA

Paavo Nurmi Autograph. Legendary Gold Medal Runner. CoA

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Legendary Finnish runner Paavo Nurmi: Authentic autograph on self made card. Hand signed in 1952.

The Autograph comes with a Certificate of Authenticity.

Size: 4,1 x 5,8 inches. Fine condition. Mounted on cardboard.

Paavo Johannes Nurmi (1897 – 1973) was a Finnish runner. Born in Turku, he was known as one of the “Flying Finns”; a term given to him, Hannes Kolehmainen, Ville Ritola and others for their distinction in running.

During the 1920s, Nurmi was the best middle and long distance runner in the world, setting world records at distances between 1500 m and 20 km.

Nurmi won a total of nine gold and three silver medals in the 12 events in which he competed at the Olympic Games from 1920 to 1928. In 1932, Nurmi was unable to compete at the Olympics, as he had received money for his running and was thus considered a professional.

 

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Willy Brandt, Nobel Peace Prize Winner Autograph. CoA

Nobel Prize Winner Willy Brandt Autograph.

Willy Brandt 1913 – 1992, fled from the Nazis form Lübeck to Oslo, devoted his work to fight Nazism.

1937: Went to Spain to work as political observer and representative of humanitarian organizations.

1938: Expatriated by Nazi regime.

Was captured in 1940, but not identified by Hitler’s regime and managed to flee to Norway, later Sweden.

1945-1946: Worked as correspondent.

1948: Started his political career, working for the Social Democratic Party.

1964-1987: Chairman of the Social Democratic Party of Germany ( SPD ).

1966-1969: Worked as Foreign Minister and Vice-Chancellor.

1969-1974: Became Chancellor of the Federal Republic of Germany.

1971: Awarded the Nobel Peace Prize.

1976-1992: President of the Socialist International.

1987-1992 Honorary Chairman of the SDP.

Photo Postcard: 4.1 x 5.8

Stains of glue at the corners of the back, otherwise very fine condition.

Willy Brandt Autograph

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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Hugo Eckener Zeppelin Engineer Autograph CoA

Hugo Eckener Zeppelin Airship Builder Signature on Photo. COA


Hugo Eckner autograph

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Hugo Eckener Autograph on Zeppelin Foto postcard (Luftschiffswerft Friedrichshafen a. B. LZ 126 – Amerikaschiff).

Signed at front-side.

The Autograph comes with a Certificate of Authenticity.

14,6 x 9,8 cm. Moderate use.

Dr. Hugo Eckener (1868 – 1954) was the manager of the Luftschiffbau Zeppelin during the inter-war years, and also the commander of the famous Graf Zeppelin for most of its record-setting flights, including the first airship flight around the world, making him the most successful airship commander in history.

He was also responsible for the construction of the most successful type of airships of all time. An anti-Nazi who was invited to campaign as a moderate in the German presidential elections, he was blacklisted by that regime and eventually sidelined.

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Fritz Gruenbaum Autograph. Early Postcard to his Parents

Fritz Gruenbaum Autograph. Postcard to his Parents.

Fritz Gruenbaum Autograph

Fritz Gruenbaum: b/w postcard sent from Abbazia to Bruenn to his parents.

Text at front side, addressed to Wilhelm Gruenbaum, Bruenn, Linhartgasse 6.

Abbazia, 8. 4. 98 – cancellation. Fine condition.

The Autograph comes with a Certificate of Authenticity.

Fritz Gruenbaum (1880 – 1941, died at the Dachau concentration camp, Germany) was an Austrian Jewish cabaret artist, operetta and pop song writer, director, actor and master of ceremonies.

A star was dedicated to him on the Walk of Fame of cabaret. He is buried at Vienna Central Cemetery, Old Israelite Part, Gate 1.

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Korean Emperor Gwangmu 고종. Vintage Postcard. Scarce. 光武帝

The Emperor of Korea. Vintage Postcard

Emperor Korea Postcard

 

Korean b/w vintage postcard depicting the Emperor of Korea ( Empaier (!) of Korea).

Published in Japan. Fine condition.

Gojong proclaimed the Korean Empire in 1897 to justify its independence from tributary status of China. He tried to promote the ultimately unsuccessful Gwangmu Reform.

The Japanese military consistently attained victory in the Russo-Japanese War (1904–1905). Following the Protectorate Treaty of 1905 between Korea and Japan, which stripped Korea of its rights as an independent nation, he sent representatives to the Hague Peace Convention of 1907 in order to try to re-assert his sovereignty over Korea. Although the Korean representatives were blocked by the Japanese delegates, they did not give up, and later held interviews with newspapers.

One representative warned forebodingly of Japanese ambitions in Asia: “The United States does not realize what Japan’s policy in the Far East is and what it portends for the American people. The Japanese adopted a policy that in the end will give her complete control over commerce and industry in the Far East. Japan is bitter against the United States and against Great Britain. If the United States does not watch Japan closely she will force the Americans and the English out of the Far East.”

As a result, Gojong was forced to abdicate by the Japanese and Gojong’s son, Sunjong succeed to the throne.

Gojong (Hangul: 고종; Hanja: 高宗; RR: Gojong; MR: Kojong), the Emperor Gwangmu (Hangul: 광무제; Hanja: 光武帝; RR: Gwangmuje; MR: Kwangmuje)

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Zino Davidoff Autograph on Photo, CoA

Zino Davidoff Autograph, Famous Cigar Producer. CoA

Zino Davidoff portrait photo with authentic signature.

The photo depicts Zino Davidoff in business suite with one of his famous cigars in hand.

From this family developed a brand which was to represent the essence of perfect enjoyment. Signed “Z. Davidoff” in very bold black pen.

9 x 12.4 cm, good condition.

Zino Davidoff was born in 1906 in Kiev, Russian Empire, present-day Ukraine to a Jewish family. He was the eldest of four children born to tobacco merchant, Henri Davidoff.

In 1970, Zino sold his small but highly successful tobacco shop in Geneva to the Max Oettinger Company. Zino stayed on as Davidoff’s ambassador until his death in 1994 at the age of 87.

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