Antique Photo of Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II in Milan, Italy

Antique Photo: Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II in Milan, Italy

 

Most attractive antique photograph of the Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II in Milan, Italy.

Size: 9,8 x 7,4 is the actual photo, 13 x 9,8 is the photo including margins.

The photograph is from pre-1900 and in fine condition. The Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II is a covered double arcade formed of two glass-vaulted arcades at right angles intersecting in an octagon; it is prominently sited on the northern side of the Piazza del Duomo in Milan, and connects to the Piazza della Scala. Named after Vittorio Emanuele II, the first king of united Italy, it was originally designed in 1861 and built by Giuseppe Mengoni between 1865 and 1877.

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General Franco Autograph from 1937 on Photo. CoA

General Franco Autograph on Photo. CoA

General Franco autograph

Spanien 1937: b/w photo of General Franco plus side letter (typed and hand signed), plus Original-envelope (opened at 3 sides). Violet stamp of Franco office.

Francisco Franco y Bahamonde (1892 –1975) was a Spanish military leader who ruled as the dictator of Spain from 1939 until his death. He came to power during the Spanish Civil War while serving as the Generalísimo of the Nationalist faction.

Franco led the Nationalists to victory in the civil war and went on to become the longest-ruling dictator in European history.

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Chairman Mao: Scarce Porcelain Statue from the Cultural Revolution

Chairman Mao: Scarce Porcelain Statue from the Cultural Revolution

 

Peoples Republic of China: Authentic porcelain figure of Chairman Mao from the Cultural Revolution period. Glazed porcelain. It shows Mao Zedong in his typical dress, holding a hat and standing on a platform, decorated with pine tree.

We guarantee the authenticity of the object.

The statue stands 22,5 cm (8 inches) high and is without damage. Darker spots at the surface can be cleaned easily cleaned. ” 抬 196 ” – is engraved at the bottom.

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Postcard Austrian Legation in Peking. Special Cancellation

Peking Postcard Austrian Legation. Special Cancellation

Imperial China: Old color postcard with view at the building of the Austrian Consulate in Beijing.

1 Cent stamp with Lutai – cancellation. The same strike at reverse. Additional, scarce ( non-postal) cancellation of the Austro-Hungarian Legation „Legation Imperiale et Royale d’Autriche-Hongarie en Chine“.

Unused, fine condition.

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Der Taotai of Kashgar. Scarce China-Postcard

Der Taotai of Kashgar. Scarce China-Postcard

Old postcard depicting “The Taotai of Kashger (!)”. ( A Taotai was an official at the head of the civil and military affairs of a circuit, which consists of two or more fu, or territorial departments- in this case Kasghar).

The postcard was published in Japan. Inscription in English, Japanese and Chinese.

Brown toning of the upper margin otherwise fine condition. Unused, scarce.

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Albert Schweitzer Autograph 1952 Peace Nobel Price Winner

Albert Schweitzer Autograph Peace Nobel Price Winner

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Albert Schweitzer Autograph Peace Nobel Price Winner 1952

Authentic Albert Schweitzer autograph: Portrait photo-print with hand-written lines and signature.
The Autograph comes with a Certificate of Authenticity.

14,5 x 10,5 cm. At the upper margin at the back traces from glue can be found. The writing is slightly faded.

The text reads:

A mon table de Lambaréné à monsieur Antoine Fischer.
Albert Schweitzer. Lambaréné 2.1.1964

Albert Schweitzer (1875 – 1965) was a French-German theologian, organist, philosopher, and physician. He was born in the province of Alsace-Lorraine, at that time part of the German Empire, though he considered himself French and wrote mostly in French.

Schweitzer, a Lutheran, challenged both the secular view of Jesus as depicted by historical-critical methodology current at this time in certain academic circles, as well as the traditional Christian view. His contributions to the interpretation of Pauline Christianity are noteworthy because they concern the role of Paul’s mysticism of “being in Christ” as primary in importance rather than the secondary doctrine of Justification by Faith.

He received the 1952 Nobel Peace Prize for his philosophy of “Reverence for Life”, expressed in many ways, but most famously in founding and sustaining the Albert Schweitzer Hospital in Lambaréné, now in Gabon, west central Africa (then French Equatorial Africa). As a music scholar and organist, he studied the music of German composer Johann Sebastian Bach and influenced the Organ reform movement (Orgelbewegung).
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Emil Jannings Autograph. Signed Letter from 1947

Emil Jannings authentic signature: Typed letter on Emil Janning letter pad, hand-signed by Janning. Janning writes: „ Liebe Frau von Hartung!

Soeben erst erreicht mich die Nachricht von dem Hinscheiden des Herrn von Dressel. Ich weiß, daß Die Worte Sie nicht zu trösten vermögen, aber es ist mir ein Herzensbedürfnis Ihnen in aufrichtiger Anteilnahme die Hand zu drücken. Ich spreche Ihnen, auch im Namen meiner Frau Ruth, mein herzliches Beileid aus.

Ihr ergebener E. Jannings

( Jannings condoles Pia von Hartung after her partner von Dressere passed away. )

The letter is addressed to Pia von Hartung.

 

Emil Jannings Autograph

The Autograph comes with a Certificate of Authenticity.

Size: 7 x 8,5 inches. Fine condition. Horizontal centerfold.

Emil Jannings (1884 -1950) was a German actor and the first winner of the Academy Award for Best Actor. He won the 1928 Oscar for two films, The Way of All Flesh and The Last Command. He also starred in F. W. Murnau’s The Last Laugh, a film notable in silent cinema for its lack of title cards, and in the 1922 film version of Shakespeare’s Othello.

Besides The Last Laugh, Jannings worked with Murnau on two other films, playing the title character in Herr Tartüff and Mephistopheles in Faust.

During the Third Reich, he starred in several films which were intended to promote Nazism, particularly the Führerprinzip: Der Herrscher (“The Ruler” 1937), The Youth of Frederick the Great (1935), and The Dismissal of Bismarck (1942). Minister of Propaganda Joseph Goebbels named him “Artist of the State” in 1941. His involvement with the Nazis ended any chance he may have had for a comeback in the United States.

Jannings was one of the highest paid actors of his time.

Jannings died in 1950 in Strobl, Austria, of cancer at the age of 65. This letter was written at his place of death.

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Cultural Revolution China: Red Book, Lin Biao and Mao. Scarce

Cultural Revolution China: Red Book, Lin Biao and Mao. Scarce

 

Peoples Republic of China 1970: Red book, entitled „Document for studying political work” ( Zhengzhi gongzo xuexi wenjian). At the first pages are a portrait-photo of Mao Zedong and another one of Mao and Lin Biao.

3 x 4 inches. Complete, 135 pages, minor wear. Scarce booklet.

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Cultural Revolution China: Acupuncture Set. Scarce.

Cultural Revolution China: Acupuncture Set. Scarce.

 

China 1960-70s: Complete set of acupuncture-needles.

Small briefcase with zip-fastening and Mao Slogan at casing: „ Wei renmin fuwu. Mao Zedong” ( To serve the people. Mao Zedong)

3,9 x 6,1 inches. Fine condition.

 

 

Winifred Wagner and Wolfgang Wagner Autographs CoA

Authentic Winifred Wagner autograph on b/w portrait photo-postcard(signed 29. 09. 1979).

Additionally a Wolfgang Wagner photo with autograph (Bayreuth 2004?).

Additionally a short letter by the photographer (?), stating that Winifred Wagner otherwise didn’t give any autographs since end of World War II (which is not correct).

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The photos are approx. 10,5 x 14,5 cm (4 x 6 inches) and in good condition.

The Autographs of Winifred and Wolfgang Wagner come with Certificates of Authenticity.

Winifred Wagner (born Winifred Marjorie Williams; 23 June 1897 – 5 March 1980) was the English-born wife of Siegfried Wagner, the son of Richard Wagner, and ran the Bayreuth Festival after her husband’s death in 1930 until the end of World War II in 1945. She was a friend and supporter of Adolf Hitler (himself a Wagner enthusiast), and she and Hitler maintained a regular correspondence.