Austrian War Bonds Postcard published by Bank. Lithogrpah

Austrian War Bonds Postcard published by Bank

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Very attractive Austrian War Bonds postcard, issued by the Centralbank der Deutschen Sparkassen.

The postcard has been lithographed by the artist J. Sieber and shows a double-decker and a train over a bridge.

Very fine condition. Scarce Postcard.
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Joseph Stalin: Chinese Embroidery from the Cultural Revolution

Joseph Stalin Portrait: Strange piece from the time of the Cultural Revolution in China.

Embroidery ( silk ) from one of the most famous weaving mills in China, Hangzhou.

Joseph Stalin embroidery

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Size: 3,5 x 5 inches plus margins. The embroidery has been fixed in a frame so there are bends and some stains along the margin ( can be fixed by ironing it ).

Fine condition, quite scarce.

Josef Vissarionovich Dzhugashvili, Ioseb Besarionis Dze Jughashvili; Russian: Iosif Vissarionovich Dzhugashvili, (1878 –1953), better known by his adopted name, Joseph Stalin (alternatively transliterated Josef Stalin), was General Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union’s Central Committee from 1922 until his death in 1953. Stalin’s increasingly gained control of the Party from 1928 onwards and finally became the de facto party leader and the dictator of his country, in full control of the Soviet Union and its people. His crash programs of industrialization and collectivization in the 1930s and his campaigns of political repression cost the lives of millions of people. However it helped industrialize the Soviet Union making a Great power by 1931. By 1937 the Soviet Union had become the second largest industrial nation in the world.

Under Stalin’s leadership, the Soviet Union played the decisive role in the defeat of Nazi Germany in the Second World War (1939-45) more commonly know as The Great Patriotic War in Russia and post-Soviet republics and went on to achieve the status of superpower, expanding its territory to a size similar to that of the former Russian Empire excluding most of Finland, Poland and Alaska.

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Chinese Leisure seal by Chen Ruizhen – 陈瑞珍篆刻

Chinese Leisure seal by Chen Ruizhen

Chinese leisure seal by the artist Chen Ruizhen 陈瑞珍. Violet-grey stone with Foo lion as handle. As actual seal 8 characters haven been engraved, a quotation by Chairman Mao: bai hua qi fang bai jia zhenming 百花齐放百家争鸣 (let a hundred flowers bloom, a hundred schools of thought contend).

The seal has been carved in 1964. Side engraving with date and signature.

25 x 25 x 40 mm, good condition.

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Cultural Revolution Poster Print Learn From Daqing 学大庆精神

China, Cultural Revolution: Authentic print depicting a poster by Ha Qiongwen (哈琼文), The title of the poster is xue Daqing jingshen (学大庆精神) grasp the spirit of the Daqing workers.

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Size: c. 13 x 18 cm (5 x 7 ½ inches). A few pinholes at top otherwise very good condition.
The Daqing Oil Field (simplified Chinese: 大庆油田), formerly romanized as “Taching”, is the largest oil field in the People’s Republic of China, located between the Songhua river and Nen River in Heilongjiang province.

The fact that Mao Zedong promulgated his Supreme Directive, In industry, learn from Daqing, in the 1960s reflects how important a role Daqing has historically played in industry in China.

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War with China. Old Mocking Postcard, Boxer Rebellion

War with China. Old Mocking Postcard, Boxer Rebellion

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Vintage postcard “Der Krieg in China” (The War in China). The postcard depicts German ships, marines, a Chinese (Li Hong Zhang) and a satirical poem:

Li Hong Zhang, think twice,
don’t make us Germans angry,
’cause we Germans we can’t
take a joke – you will see!

Unused, light toning from age.

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Max von Schillings Autograph: Hand-signed Photo-card 1930.

Max von Schillings Autograph. Hand-signed Photo Card, 1930. CoA

Max von Schillings Portrait Photo-postcard from 1930.
The Autograph comes with a Certificate of Authenticity.

3,5 x 5,5 inches. Fine condition.
Max von Schillings (1868 –1933) was a German conductor, composer and theatre director. He was chief conductor at the Berlin State Opera from 1919 to 1925.
From 1918 to 1925, he succeeded Richard Strauss as intendant of the State Opera in Berlin. In the second half of this decade, he undertook concert tours which took him through Europe and to the USA.

Max von Schillings was an opponent of the Weimar Republic and a declared anti-Semite. The expulsion and exclusion of important Jewish and free-thinking artists from the Prussian Academy of the Arts began during his time as President – some artists affected were Kaethe Kollwitz, Heinrich Mann, Ricarda Huch, Alfred Doeblin, Thomas Mann, Max Liebermann, Alfons Paquet, Franz Werfel and Jakob Wassermann. He laid off Arnold Schoenberg from the teaching staff of the Academy, in contravention of Schoenberg’s contract and in 1933, he ordered Franz Schreker, the leader of masterclasses in composition at the Academy, into early retirement.

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Baldur von Schirach Autograph. Hand-signed Photo. CoA

Baldur von Schirach Autograph. Hand-signed Hoffmann Photo. CoA

Baldur von Schirach: b/w portrait-photo of the Reich-Governor. Photo by Hoffmann, hand-signed.

The Autograph comes with a Certificate of Authenticity.
3,5 x 5,5 inches, very fine condition.

Baldur Benedikt von Schirach (1907 –1974) was a Nazi youth leader later convicted of being a war criminal. Schirach was the head of the Hitler-Jugend (HJ, Hitler Youth) and Gauleiter and Reichsstatthalter (“Reich Governor”) of Vienna.

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China Boxer Rebellion: Scarce Mocking-Postcard. 1900.

China Boxer Rebellion: Scarce Mocking-Postcard. 1900.

Boxer Upraise in China: Litho postcard depicting German Marines as they beat up Chinese. At the upper right corner is a portrait of Klemens Freiherr von Ketteler, who has been assassinated in Beijing in June 1900 – the beginning of the Boxer Rebellion.

Very fine condition. Used as postcard in Germany in 1900.

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