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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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……………………..

Paul Hindemith Autograph, signed Libretto, CoA.

Paul Hindemith Autograph, Mathis der Maler, signed Libretto. CoA

Paul Hindemith: Hand-signed libretto for Mathis der Maler, published in 1935.

The Autograph comes with a Certificate of Authenticity.13 x 19,7 cm, 56 pages, complete, good condition.

Paul Hindemith (1895 – 1963) was a German composer, violist, violinist, teacher and conductor.

Notable compositions include his song cycle Das Marienleben and opera Mathis der Maler.

In 1940, Hindemith emigrated to the United States. At the same time that he was codifying his musical language, his teaching and compositions began to be affected by his theories, according to critics like Ernest Ansermet. Once in the U.S. he taught primarily at Yale University where he had such notable students as Lukas Foss, Graham George, Norman Dello Joio, Mel Powell, Yehudi Wyner, Harold Shapero, Hans Otte, Ruth Schonthal, Leonard Sarason, and Oscar-winning film director George Roy Hill.

During this time he also gave the Charles Eliot Norton Lectures at Harvard, from which the book A Composer’s World was extracted (Hindemith 1952). Hindemith had a long friendship with Erich Katz, whose own compositions were influenced by him.He became an American citizen in 1946, but returned to Europe in 1953, living in Zürich and teaching at the university there. Towards the end of his life he began to conduct more, and made numerous recordings, mostly of his own music.

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Jochen Rindt Autograph on early Photo. CoA

Jochen Rindt Autograph. Hand- signed early Photo. CoA

Jochen Rindt: b/w real photo, hand-signed.

4 x 5,9 inches. Mounted on cardboard, fine condition.
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Jochen Rindt (1942-1970) World champion 1970, deceased 1970 during training for the Italian Grand Prix.
Jochen Rindt was born in Mainz, Germany, but after his parents were killed in a bombing raid in the Second World War, he moved to live with his grandparents in Graz, Austria, where he grew up and started motor racing.
Despite being very successful in Formula 2 (by winning for instance the 1964 London Trophy), Rindt kept on choosing the wrong F1 cars.

 

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Authentic Jochen Rindt Autograph. CoA

Authentic Jochen Rindt Autograph. CoA

Jochen Rindt: b/w real photo (Professional Photo by H. P. Kumpa)

Jochen Rindt (1942-1970) World champion 1970, deceased 1970 during training for the Italian Grand Prix.

8,4 x 6,5 inches. Minor condition problems at edges.

The Autograph comes with a Certificate of Authenticity.

Jochen Rindt was born in Mainz, Germany, but after his parents were killed in a bombing raid in the Second World War, he moved to live with his grandparents in Graz, Austria, where he grew up and started motor racing.

Despite being very successful in Formula 2 (by winning for instance the 1964 London Trophy), Rindt kept on choosing the wrong F1 cars.

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Sports Medal: Decorative Bronze, 1930

Sports Medal: Decorative Bronze, 1930

Sports medal, decorative Bronze depicting 2 sportsmen, trying for the laurel wreath. They are depicted as naked, classical Creek athletes. The medal was awarded for the second best in a running competition.

The inscription at the back reads: “ II ÖPM 1930, 800m Lauf 2 P “. Size: 1.5 x 2 inches. Fine patina. Black spot at upper left side otherwise very fine condition.”

decorative Bronze depicting 2 sportsmen
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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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Hermann Hesse Autograph in a scarce Publikation from 1949. CoA

Hermann Hesse Autograph. Signature in a scarce Publication 1949. CoA

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Hermann Hesse Autograph from 1949: Private print of a booklet „An einen jungen Kuenstler“ (For a Young Artist).

The Autograph comes with a Certificate of Authenticity.

14,7 x 20,8 cm, 12 pages, clean inside, some aging at outside cover which can be easily cleaned, traces of vertical bend.

Hermann Hesse (1877 – 1962) was a German-Swiss poet, novelist, and painter. His best-known works include Steppenwolf, Siddhartha, and The Glass Bead Game, each of which explores an individual’s search for authenticity, self-knowledge and spirituality. In 1946, he received the Nobel Prize in Literature.

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