Frank Zappa Autograph Signed Photo CoA + Autograph of his Daughter Moon Zappa

Desirable, hand signed photo by the music genius Frank Zappa. (Photo: Teve Schapiro). Emi photo. Additional autograph of his daughter Moon Zappa.

The Autographs come with Certificates of Authenticity.

Size: 12,6 x 17,8 cm, very good condition.

Frank Vincent Zappa (1940 – 1993) was an American musician, activist and filmmaker. His work was characterized by nonconformity, free-form improvisation, sound experiments, musical virtuosity, and satire of American culture.

In a career spanning more than 30 years, Zappa composed rock, pop, jazz, jazz fusion, orchestral and musique concrète works, and produced almost all of the 60-plus albums that he released with his band the Mothers of Invention and as a solo artist. Zappa also directed feature-length films and music videos, and designed album covers. He is considered one of the most innovative and stylistically diverse rock musicians of his generation.

Qing Dynasty, 1829: Ivory Seal, delicate Carving.

Qing Dynasty, 1829: Ivory Seal, delicate Carving of a Poem.

Attractive, antique China seal made of ivory. The actual seal print consists of 2 characters, Da Ji ( ultimate luck ).

A poem is engraved in very delicate, small „xing-shu” – script, as well as the name of the artist, Zhang Heng. Furthermore details to the period it has been carved: Dao Guang (1821 und 1850) in the year 1829.

12 x 45 mm, very fine condition, warm flair.

At the other side of the seal we find a landscape engraved.

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Imperial China Hukuang Railways Gold Bond from 1911

Imperial Chinese Government Hukuang Railways Gold Bond

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Imperial Chinese Government Hukuang Railways Gold Bond from 1911.
Decorative stock certificate from the Imperial Chinese Government, 5% Hukuang Railways Sinking Fund Gold Loan for £20.

Vignette of a locomotive and ornate border around it, biggest part of coupons still exist.

Issued by Banque De L’Chine in Paris.

Horizontal center-fold, very fine condition (in terms of scripohily). Clean and vivid colors. It stands out when framed.

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Composer Carl Orff Autograph on Photo. CoA

Carl Orff Autograph on Photo. CoA

 

Carl Orff: b/w portrait photo (studio Fayer, Wien) hand-signed by Carl Orff in 1963.

The Autograph comes with a Certificate of Authenticity.

3,3 x 5,5 inches, fine condition.

Carl Orff (1895 -1982) was a 20th-century German composer, best known for his oratorio Carmina Burana (1937). In addition to his career as a composer, Orff developed an influential method of music education for children.

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Paul Getty Autograph on Photo and Card with Compliments

Paul Getty Autograph: Signed Photo, and Compliments. CoA


Paul Getty Autograph

Paul Getty Autograph

 

Paul Getty: Authentic signature on portrait photo. Along with this autograph comes the postal cover it was sent and a sheet: “ With the Compliments of J. Paul Getty, Sutton Place, Nr. Guildford, Surrey”.

The autographed photo is 3,5 x 5,5 inches. Fine condition.

The Autograph comes with a Certificate of Authenticity.

J. Paul Getty (1892-1976) Oil executive and was the son of an oil millionaire. Getty began buying and selling oil leases in Oklahoma in 1913. He acquired Pacific Western Oil Corp. in 1932 and soon gained control of several independent oil companies. He renamed his oil concern Getty Oil Co. in 1956. His most lucrative venture was a 60-year oil concession in Saudi Arabia.

He hit oil himself in 1916 and made his first million. Since a million dollars was some serious money in 1914, he was able to retire in luxury. After a couple years of living the life of the idle rich, he got back into the oil business. Both he and his father were very successful, and young J. Paul became even richer.

By the end of the 1920’s, his personal fortune had grown to more than three million dollars and J. Paul owned one third of Getty Oil Co. At his father’s death, J. Paul became president of of Getty Oil. During the 1930’s, he ventured into real estate and took control of Pacific Western Oil Corporation, a major oil company in California.

After World War II, J Paul Getty defied conventional wisdom and invested in the Middle East, buying oil rights in Saudi Arabia through deals with King Saud. This huge risk made him a billionaire, the richest man in the world.

He died at Sutton Place, his London estate, on June 6, 1976

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Korean War. Photo with Chinese Female Soldiers

Korean War. Photo with Chinese Female Soldiers

Chinese Female Soldiers marching with Korean Flag and Korean banners.
The photo is from app. 1951.

13,5 x 10,8 cm. Press photo with violet stamp in Russian and English: Hsinhua News Agency Peking, China No. 36996.

Bend at left side otherwise good condition.
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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 Otto Klemperer Autograph. Hand-signed Photo Card. CoA

Early Otto Klemperer Autograph. Hand-signed Photo Card. CoA

Conductor Otto Klemperer: Portrait Photo as Photo-postcard (Photo: Mahrenholz, Berlin). Hand-signed by Otto Klemperer.

The Autograph comes with a Certificate of Authenticity.

Otto Klemperer (1885 – 1973) was a German-born conductor and composer. He is widely regarded as one of the leading conductors of the 20th century.

He enhanced his reputation as a champion of new music, playing a number of new works, including Leoš Janacek’s From the House of the Dead, Arnold Schoenberg’s Erwartung, Igor Stravinsky’s Oedipus Rex, and Paul Hindemith’s Cardillac.

In 1933, once the Nazi Party had reached power, Klemperer, who was Jewish, left Germany and moved to the United States. In the U.S. he was appointed Music Director of the Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra.

Following the end of World War II, Klemperer returned to Continental Europe to work at the Budapest Opera (1947-1950).

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