Charlie Chaplin Autograph. Hand-signed, early Photo
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Charlie Chaplin: Large, early portrait photo, signed at the lower margin: „Best Wishes Charlie Chaplin“.
The Autograph comes with a Certificate of Authenticity.
The photo is 7 x 10,3 inches ( 17,7 x 26,2 cm ) and mounted on cardboard. The signature is slightly smeared at a few spots, otherwise fine condition,
Sir Charles Spencer Chaplin, (1889 –1977), known as Charlie Chaplin, was an English comic actor and film director of the silent film era. He became one of the best-known film stars in the world before the end of the First World War.
His most famous role was that of The Tramp, which he first played in the Keystone comedy Kid Auto Races at Venice in 1914.
Chaplin was one of the most creative and influential personalities of the silent-film era. In 1999, the American Film Institute ranked Chaplin the 10th greatest male screen legend of all time.
China Qing Leisure Seal, Shou Shan with Landscape, by Pan Zhengwei 潘正炜
Nice, old Chinese seal made of yellow-brown Shou Shan – Stone from the later Qing-Dynasty. Engraving of a landscape scene with 2 scholars. The shades of the stone have been well used – impression of mist over the bridge. 4 characters as actual seal: Li Zi Suo Wan (李子所玩).
Carving with the name of the seal carver, the well known and important seal carver Pan Zhengwei ( 潘正炜 1821-1861).
10 scarce Posters Jimi Hendrix and others. Bill Graham 1968
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10 scarce Posters Jimi Hendrix and others. Bill Graham 1968.
Most desirable lot of 10 Pop posters from the late 1960s. (1967-1969) Bill Graham concerts, presented in San Francisco. Authentic posters, no reprints. App. 14 x 23,5 inches each poster.
The lot includes rarities like the Jimi Hendrix concert poster. All are very colorful and in typical POP era style with psychedelic influence in designs: The music bands announced are: Jimi Hendrix Experience, Iron Butterfly, Chuck Berry, Buffalo Springfield, Chamber Brothers, Richie Havens, The Yardbirds, Cicil Taylor, It’s a Beautiful Day, Vanilla Fudge, Steve Miller Band, Sonny Terry & Brownie Mc Ghee, Butterfield Bluesband, Creedence Clearwater Revival, Ten Years After, Canned Heat, Bo Didley, Big Brothers and The Holding Co, Santana and others.
Antique Japanese lacquer photo-album, well filled ( both sides front and reverse) with photos from the end of the 19th century.
Remarkable are the photos with Li Hongzhang or Li Hung-chang 李鸿章 (1823 – 1901), who was a leading statesman of the late Qing Empire. He quelled several major rebellions and served in important positions of the Imperial Court, including the premier viceroyalty of Zhili. In the 1860s he visited Germany, meeting Bismarck and Wilhelm II.
The other photos are mostly about this group of artists, who visited China and performed there. Some photos of military, ship crew and even a photo of Coatham Road Redcar (UK), probably the hometown of the group.
The album is 7,4 x 5,4 inches (18,7 x 13,4 cm). Folding album with one fold separated and another roughly repaired. The photos are mostly in good quality.
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