Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Japanese Soldiers with Canon. Photo from War against Russia.

Russian Japanese War, 1904-05. Real photo with 6 soldiers and a canon.

Very sharp photo, thin photo-paper, 5,5 x 4 inches. Fine condition.

Authentic photo from the Russian-Japanese War in 1904-05. No reproduction.

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Tuesday, November 06, 2007

1902: Grapes. Antique Chromolithograph

1902: 12 x 9,5 inches chromo lithograph depicting 6 sorts of grapes. It looks very decorative and makes a wonderful gift for wine lovers.

The lithograph has been printed by Bibliographisches Institut Leipzig.

Litho by Meyers Germany 1898.

Vertical centrefold. Broad margins, fine condition.

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Saturday, November 03, 2007

Wilma Banky Autograph: Old Ross Photo. Original Signature, CoA

Vilma Banky and Rudolph Valentino. Ross photo ( United Artists ) with Original-Signature by Vilma Banky, blue ink.

Vilma Bánky (1898 - 1991) was a Hungarian-born American silent film actress, although the early part of her acting career began in Budapest, spreading to France, Austria, and Germany.

She appeared opposite silent greats Rudolph Valentino in The Eagle (1925) and The Son of the Sheik (1926) and Ronald Colman in a series of fantastic love stories, including The Dark Angel and The Winning of Barbara Worth.

Signed in Austria. The Autograph comes with a Certificate of Authenticity.

Size: 3,5 x 5,5 inches. Fine condition.

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Sunday, October 14, 2007

Uniforms. 167 Images of antique Uniforms. 2 Chromo Lithographs from 1902

Very decorative, antique chromolithograph with pre WW1 uniforms. Plate 1 shows uniforms of German soldiers and Marines. Plate 2 shows uniforms from Non-German countries.

List of the uniforms attached ( in German ).

Printed by Meyers in 1902. Vertical centrefold, fine condition, lively colours. They look great when famed and make a nice gift.

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Friday, September 28, 2007

Artefacts of Indians: Antique Chromo Lithograph from 1902

Decorative old chromolithograph depicting 34 kinds of artefacts, produced by Indians: War flute of the Sioux, pipe of the Blackfeet Indians, tomahawk, shingle, quiver, pot of the Pueblos, spear, arrows, neckband, adornment and others.

Size: 6,2 x 9,5 inches,

Published by Meyers, litho by Bibliographisches Institut Leipzig.

Colourful, fine condition.

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Sunday, September 23, 2007

Art Nouveau Medal Musikfreunde. Design A. Hartig

Jugendstil Bronze: Exceptional decorative Art Nouveau plaque, designed by Anton Hartig.

„ To commemorate the 100th anniversary of the K. K. Society of Music Friends in Wien = founded in 1812. „ ( Zur Erinnerung an den 100 jaehrigen Bestand – K. K. Gesellschaft der Musikfreunde in Wien = Gegruendet 1812 )

A Singer with a harp, girls with a Laurel twig, the Saint Stephan’s Cathedral are to be found on one side. A swan sitting on a harp at the other side. Scarce Medal.

Artist signiert: A. Hartig. Diameter: 3 inches. Weight: 164 Gram.

( Please consider that postage and insurance are included in the price ).

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Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Vintage Greeting Postcard with Postmann

Decorative, old greeting postcard, Saint’s Day. A postman holds a bag which can be opened and shows a leporello with 10 greetings.


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Saturday, August 04, 2007

Max Lorenz Autograph: Artist signed Litho Portrait 1941

Max Lorenz Autograph: Artist signed Litho Portrait of Tenor Max Lorenz. Dedication and signature Max Lorenz 1941.

The Autograph comes with a Certificate of Authenticity.

Pinholes at the corners, slight aging.

8.5 x 11 inches.

Max Lorenz (born Max Suelzenfuss, 1901 - 1975) - German Heldentenor, famous for Wagner roles.

Lorenz became a principal tenor at Dresden in 1928, and made his first recordings in 1927. From 1933 he was at the Berlin Staatsoper, appearing also at the Metropolitan (from 1931), Bayreuth (from 1933, and again in 1952 and 1954), Covent Garden (1934 and 1937) and in many other houses in Europe and the USA. He became a member of the Vienna Staatsoper in 1937, appearing at many Salzburg.

Lorenz was for almost three decades a prominent Wagnerian tenor, celebrated as Tristan, Siegfried and Walther in particular; he was also a notable Othello, Bacchus and Herod.

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Friday, July 06, 2007

Tibet, China. Qing Dynasty. Gilded Bronze of Tsongkhapa.

Tibet, China. Qing Dynasty. Gilded Bronze of Tsongkhapa.

3 x 4,2 x 2 inches. 236 gram. It has the original cover of the socket, authentic content as it has never been opened.

The gilding is slightly hackneyed, small parts have been painted ( later ? ). No missing parts or other faults to be mentioned.

He is depicted with his hands in the position known as dharmachakramudra which means turning the wheel of the law.

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Saturday, May 19, 2007

Zhang Zuolin: Large Photo 1928. Very Scarce. 张作霖照片

Zhang Zuolin Photo. Portrait photo with Facsimile signature of this important politician and war lord.

Old photo from the 1930s in perfect shape: 9 x 11,5 inches. No creasing or tears.

Zhāng Zuòlín (张作霖 pinyin: Zhāng Zuòlín, Wade-Giles: Chang Tso-lin) (according to some accounts born in 1873 in Haicheng county in southern Fengtian province, assassinated on 4 June 1928 in Shenyang, although often 21 June is being cited as the official date of his death), nicknamed the "Old Marshal", "Rain Marshal" (or "Mukden Tiger", was one of the major warlords of China in the early 20th century. He was the warlord of Manchuria from 1916 to 1928, and at one time ruled an enormous area of north China.

After the disastrous defeat of 1922 Zhang had reorganized Fengtian Army, started a training program and had bought new equipment like mobile radios and machine guns. In the autumn of 1924 fighting broke out again in Central China and Zhang saw an opportunity to capture North China and Beijing and become head of the Central Government. While most other warlord armies fought along the Yangtze River, Zhang attacked North China. The Second Zhili-Fengtian War had begun. In a surprise move a Zhili commander, Feng Yuxiang, toppled Cao Kun and took control of Beijing.

He shared power with Zhang and both appointed the same Duan Qirui he had ousted in 1920. By August 1925 the Fengtian Army controlled four large provinces within the Great Wall (Zhili, where Beijing was located, but not Beijing itself, Shandong, Jiangsu, and Anhui). One unit even marched as far south as the city of Shanghai. But the military situation was so unstable, that Sun Chuanfang, a Zhili clique warlord whose sphere of influence extended along the Yangzi, managed to push back the Fengtian Army again. By November Zhang held only a small corner of North China including a corridor connecting Beijing with Manchuria. Attacks on Beijing continued into the spring of 1926.
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Friday, May 18, 2007

An Execution in China. Vintage Postcard. Scarce Cancellations.

b/w vintage postcard with 2 horrible scenes of an execution in old China. German Post in China – Peking cancellation.

Sent to Mr. Knorr, a German Oboist who served in the German 4th Company of the 3rd Sea Battalion in Qingdao.

Scarce „ Stab der Gesandtschafts Schutzwache Briefstempel „ strikes on flip and flap side. ( Staff of the Embassy Security Unit Stamp).

Fine condition.

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Thursday, April 26, 2007

Russo Japanese War: Tinted Postcard from 1904

collect.at Antiques and unique Collectibles Russo Japanese War: Tinted Postcard from 1904: "Russian Japanese War: Tinted vintage postcard depicting the battle at Kiu Lien Chang on April 30th – May 1st in 1904.

Unused, fine condition.

The Japanese 12th Division crossed the Yalu in force at Su-ku-chin and begins advancing on the Russian left flank. Japanese batteries near Wiju annihilated the Russian artillery in front of the main Japanese force on the Yalu and forbid the Russian. The Russians lost 2,700 out of 14,000 soldiers, the Japanese 1,036 out of 42,400.

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Thursday, April 19, 2007

Art Nouveau Postcard with Kids, playing. Litho.

We added a few decorative postcards like this one:

collect.at Antiques and unique Collectibles Art Nouveau Postcard with Kids, playing. Litho.:

Decorative Art Nouveau postcard from Austria. Lithograph.

Unused. Very fine condition.

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Thursday, February 01, 2007

Franco Corelli Autograph. Signed Photo. CoA.

collect.at Antiques and unique Collectibles Franco Corelli Autograph. Signed Photo. CoA.:

Franco Corelli in Ernani. b/w photo with authentic signature by Corelli.

The Autograph comes with a Certifcate of Authenticity.

Size: 4 x 6 inches. Fine condition.

Franco Corelli, 1921 – 2003, was born in Ancona, Italy. Corelli was only 30 years old when he won the Maggio Musicale competition in Florence. That same year, he made his debut as Don Jose in 'Carmen' at Spoleto.

Hundreds of singing engagements followed as Corelli appeared at the Teatro alla Scala in Milan, The Royal Opera in London and the Metropolitan Opera House in New York. The Met was his favorite venue; he performed there every season from 1961 to 1976.

Corelli sang with many of opera's greatest voices, including Maria Callas and Birgit Nilsson. A handsome man, he was often cast as the romantic lead in 'Don Carlo,' 'Aida' and ' La Boheme.'

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Thursday, January 04, 2007

Mario del Monaco Autograph on Photo. CoA.

collect.at Antiques and unique Collectibles Mario del Monaco Autograph on Photo. CoA.: "
Mario del Monaco Autograph on Photo. CoA.

Mario del Monaco autograph from the 1970s. Signed b/w photo ( as Othello ), 4 x 6 inches.

The Autograph comes with a Certificate of Authenticity. Very fine condition.

Mario del Monaco (1915 - 1982) was an Italian tenor and is regarded as one of the loudest tenors of the 20th Century. He graduated from the Rossini Conservatory at Pesaro, where he first met and sang with Renata Tebaldi.

His main career began with his debut on December 31, 1940, as Pinkerton at the Puccini Theater in Milan. and he retired in 1975. He was famous for his role of Verdi's Otello which he first tackled in 1950 and kept refining through his career.

He was buried in his Otello costume. He was partnered with Tebaldi in a long series of Verdi and Puccini operas recorded for Decca.

He was handsome and powerful, a natural actor with perfect idiomatic phrasing and a ringing voice, the 'Brass Bull of Milan.'"

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