German War Ship Gefion Postcard Boxer Rebellion

German Steamer S. M. Gefion Trading Card Coffee. Boxer Rebellion

German Steamer Gefion postcard

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Decorative vintage postcard depicting the German WWI steamer Gefion. Portrait of Prince Heinrich.
Used as advertising postcard: “Thüringer Kaffee-Würze, feinste Kaffeeverbesserungsmittel”.
Unused postcard in very good condition.

Gefion initially served with the main German fleet and frequently escorted Kaiser Wilhelm II’s yacht Hohenzollern on trips to other European countries, including a state visit to Russia in 1897. In late 1897, Gefion was reassigned to the East Asia Squadron; she arrived there in May 1898.
The ship took part in the Battle of Taku Forts in June 1900 during the Boxer Rebellion in China.
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Chinese Snuff Bottle. Red Overlay. Qing Dynasty.

Chinese Snuff Bottle. Red Overlay. Qing Dynasty.

Chinese snuff bottle overlay

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Antique Chinese snuff bottle. Transparent glass with an overlay of ruby-red glass, carved in relief, with motives of scholars under pine trees, playing chess and reading a scroll.

Rather large object: 3,5 x 4,4 x 1,5 inches (88 x 110 x 35 mm). Very fine condition.

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Aquarium for Seawater Animals. Chromo Lithograph from 1902

Attractive chromolithograph depicting different kinds of animals in a seawater aquarium.

Size: 30,5 x 24,6 cm ( 9.5 x 12 inches), broad margins.

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Colorful lithograph, delicately executed.

Fishes, lobster, snails, sea cucumber, jellyfish and many others can be found.

Litho by Meyers Germany 1902.

Vertical center-fold, good condition.

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Dirigable Captive Balloon Authentic Photo from Trial Run

Authentic Captive Balloon Photo Trial Run

Captive Balloon Authentic Photo
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Original b/ photo of a trial rum with a dirigible captive balloon with 2 drivers in Friedrichshafen. The balloon just leaves the hangar and gets ready for the start.

Photograph by Presse-Photo GmbH Berlin.

16,6 x 12 cm (6,5 x 5 inches). Good condition.

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Antique Japanese Albumen Photos for sale

2 Japanese Girls. Tinted Albumen Photo

We have added a new venue: Antique Japanese Photos. We will be adding some 100 related photos in the near future. They will include works by Raimund Freiherr Stillfried von Rathenitz, Adolfo Farsari, Felice Beato, Kusakabe Kimbei, Ogawa Kazumasa and others.

Antique Japan Photograph: Albumen photo, thin paper, fixed on paper with small glue spots at he corners. The photo depicts two pretty, young Japanese girls in attractive Kimomo.

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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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Tsar Nicholas II, Mocking Card from WW1, Artist signed Lenhard

Tsar Nicholas II, Artist signed Mocking Card from WW1

1914, Lithographed, artist signed ( Lenhard ). The Tsar in uniform, flags of the Allied Countries all over his body. Scarce postcard in fine condition.

Nicholas II, the last Tsar of Russia (18951917), born near St Petersburg, Russia, the son of Alexander III.

His reign was marked by the alliance with France, an entente with Britain, a disastrous war with Japan (19045), and the establishment of the national assembly, or Duma (1906). He took command of the Russian armies against the Central Powers in 1915. Forced to abdicate at the Revolution, he was shot with his family at Yekaterinburg by the Red Guards.

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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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