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Fang Yi (1916-1997)

Very rare signature (Vice Premier of China)

Chinese Communist revolutionary, diplomat, and high-ranking politician. As a military leader, he participated in the Second Sino-Japanese War and the Chinese Civil War. After the founding of the People's Republic of China in 1949, he served as Vice Governor of Fujian, Vice Mayor of Shanghai, economic representative at the Chinese embassy in North Vietnam, President of the Chinese Academy of Science, and Vice Premier of China. He was also a member of the Politburo of the Communist Party of China. Rare signature and date, 2.5 x 4.5 inch piece of paper (album-page), 1978 Oct. 11. Signed and dated by Fang Yi in dark black ink, small newspaper photo  and name mounted below his signature. Fine condition. Autographs of Fang Yi are very rare and nearly impossible to find.

 

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Foch, Ferdinand (1851-1929)

Signature matted with photograph

French general, Marshal of France, Great Britain and Poland and the Supreme Allied Commander during the final year of the First World War. Album page signed “F. Foch” and dated in his hand. 1p., 5.0 x 3.0 inch, n.p., September 1919. Signed and dated in dark black ink. Handsomely matted in gray with a photograph of Foch to an overall of 7.75 x 11.75 inch. Both items removable affixed with photo corners. Album page has minor handling wear, else fine condition.

 

 

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Frederick II. – The Great (1712-1786)

Letter signed

King of Prussia from 1740 until his death. His political prowess and enlightened attitudes toward religion, learning, and the humanities earned him the sobriquet “Frederick the Great”. Letter signed “Federic”. 1p. (double-page), 7.25 x 9.0 inch. Potsdam, 1764 April 27. To the Count of Köstritz. In French: “C'est avec bien du plaisier que de vous accorde la permission, que vous me demandez par votre letter de 26 de ce mois, de vous rendre a Brandenbourg, pour y prendre possession de la prebende que vous avez acquise.” Mailing folds, handling wear, else good condition. Henry IX. Reuss, Count of Köstritz (1711-1780) earned a degree in Law and Political Sciences. Through his family connections he met with the future King Frederick II. of Prussia. From 1762 to 1769, he was Royal Prussian Postmaster General and Chief of the postal system. He later rose to become directing minister, top civil servant and close personal advisor to Frederick the Great.

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Frederick II. – The Great (1712-1786)

Letter signed

King of Prussia from 1740 until his death. His political prowess and enlightened attitudes toward religion, learning, and the humanities earned him the sobriquet “Frederick the Great”. Letter signed “Friedrich”. 1p. (double-page), 7.5 x 9.0 inch. Berlin, 1764 August 18. To the Count of Köstritz regarding a receipt over “1.000. Stück Fried d'or” (currency) for Count v. Reuss (Quittung über 1.000. Stück Fried. d´or für den Grafen v. Reuss). In German: “Se.(ine) Königl. Majestät in Preußen haben allergnädigsten… bescheinigen Friedung den richtigen Empfang … jenigen für Tausend Stück neuen Friederichs d´or, so den Grafen v. Reuss zu höchst derselben … Gründen … abschließend Zeit.” Mailing folds, slightly discolored, else good condition. Henry IX. Reuss, Count of Köstritz (1711-1780) earned a degree in Law and Political Sciences. Through his family connections he met with the future King Frederick II. of Prussia. From 1762 to 1769, he was Royal Prussian Postmaster General and Chief of the postal system. He later rose to become directing minister, top civil servant and close personal advisor to Frederick the Great.

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Frederick II. – The Great (1712-1786)

Letter signed

King of Prussia from 1740 until his death. His political prowess and enlightened attitudes toward religion, learning, and the humanities earned him the sobriquet “Frederick the Great”. Letter signed “Federic”. 1p. (double-page), 7.25 x 9.0 inch. Potsdam, 1775 June 24. To the Count of Köstritz. In French: “Je vous par votre rapport de 23 de ce mois le deces de Baron de Pöttnitz c'est un chambellan deplus au Diable.” Mailing folds, else good condition. Henry IX. Reuss, Count of Köstritz (1711-1780) earned a degree in Law and Political Sciences. Through his family connections he met with the future King Frederick II. of Prussia. From 1762 to 1769, he was Royal Prussian Postmaster General and Chief of the postal system. He later rose to become directing minister, top civil servant and close personal advisor to Frederick the Great.

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Frick, Wilhelm (1877-1946)

Signed H. Hoffmann photograph

Prominent German politician of the NSDAP, who served as Reich Minister of the Interior in the Hitler Cabinet from 1933 to 1943. After World War II. he was tried and convicted of war crimes at the Nuremberg Trials and executed by hanging. Signed photograph “Frick”. 3.5 x 5.5 inch, n.p., n.d., signed in dark ink. Photo by Photo Hoffmann, Munich. Slightly discolored, handling wear, else good condition. Note: We reject Nazism in any form! Nevertheless we offer autographs of this kind, because it is an important part of the history of the 20th Century. To the extent applicable to those affected by German law, particularly § 86a StGB, historical and military items from or relating to the period and personalities of the German Third Reich are offered for only purposes of education and research regarding historical events and military history.  Clients who purchase such items agree that they will not use them for propaganda or other purposes that would be punishable under § 86a StGB.

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Gaddafi, Muammar (1942-2011)

Signed photograph in presentation folder

Known as Colonel Gaddafi. A Libyan revolutionary and politician, and ruler of Libya for 42 years. Fine signed color photograph in his original folder. 6.5 x 8.75 inch, n.p. (Tripoli), n.d. (1979 February 19). Signed by Gaddafi in red felt-tip pen. Accompanied by the original transmittal letter from the “Revolution Leaders’s Bureau” and the original transmittal envelope. Minor handling wear, else good condition.

 

 

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Gaulle, Charles de (1890-1970)

Rare signed photograph WW II.

French general and statesman who led the Free French Forces during World War II. He later founded the French Fifth Republic in 1958 and served as its first president from 1959 to 1969. Rare vintage signed photograph “C. de Gaulle”. 6.75 x 9.0 inch mount with a fine glossy 6.25 x 8.25 inch black and white photograph. Signed in dark blue ink, n.p., n.d. Half length portrait in uniform, about 1942/ 1943. A similar photo was taken in 1942 and it is very likely that this photo was signed during WW II. Photo and mount with small bends, handling wear, else good condition.

 

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Gaulle, Charles de (1890-1970)

Rare autograph letter signed

French general and statesman who led the Free French Forces during World War II. He later founded the French Fifth Republic in 1958 and served as its first president from 1959 to 1969. Rare autograph letter signed “C.de Gaulle”. 1p., 5.25 x 8.25 inch, on his personal embossed “LE GÉNÉRAL DE GAULLE” letterhead, (Paris), (19)63 September 12. Written in French in dark blue ink. Charles de Gaulle confirms receipt of a check for 19,440.60 f received by its Publisher for the publication "Les Mémoires de Guerre", published September 1, 1963. Slightly discolored, mailing fold, else good condition.

 

 

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Gaulle, Charles de (1890-1970)

Rare autograph letter signed

French general and statesman who led the Free French Forces during World War II. He later founded the French Fifth Republic in 1958 and served as its first president from 1959 to 1969. Rare autograph letter signed “C.de Gaulle”. 1p., 5.25 x 8.25 inch, on his personal embossed “LE GÉNÉRAL DE GAULLE” letterhead, (Paris), (19)63 December 22. Written in dark blue ink and addressed to “Crédit du Nord in Haubourdin”. Charles de Gaulle confirms receipt of a check. In French, in full: “J’ai bien reçu le chèque de 2.020 f que vous m’avez adressé de la part de M. Léon Coustenoble à Santes. Croyez, Monsieur, à ma considération distinguee.” Translated: “I have received the check for 2,020 f that you sent me from Mr. Léon Coustenoble in Santes.” Accompanied by the original mailing envelope. Mailing fold, else excellent condition.

 

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Gaulle, Charles de (1890-1970)

Fine content typed letter signed to Paul Valéry’s wife

French general and statesman who led the Free French Forces during World War II. He later founded the French Fifth Republic in 1958 and served as its first president from 1959 to 1969. Fine typed letter signed “C.de Gaulle”. 1p., 8.25 x 10.5 inch, on his personal embossed “LE GÉNÉRAL DE GAULLE” letterhead as Président de la République. Paris, 1959 January 29. Signed in dark blue ink and addressed to Madam J.P. Valery in Paris (Jeannine Gobillard 1877-1970), wife of the famous French poet Paul Valéry (1871-1945). The letter in French, in full: “Vous avez bien voulu m’exprimer vos sentiments de confiance et de réconfort devant le renouveau francais. En associant à ce témoignage la grande mémoire de Paul Valéry, vous lui avez denné un prix tout special, à mes yeux. Laissez-moi vous en remercier. Veuillez agréer, Madame, mes hommages respectueux.” Translated: “You were kind enough to express your feelings of confidence and comfort to me in the face of the French renewal. By associating the great memory of Paul Valéry with this testimony, you have given him a very special price, in my eyes. Let me thank you for that. Please accept, Madam, my respects.” Mailing folds, else fine condition. Paul Valery married Jeannine Gobillard in 1900. Also included is a printed and unsigned invitation card for Madam Valery at Palais de l’Elysée 1967 December 7.

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Gaulle, Charles de (1890-1970)

Card signed + autographs of V. Auriol, L. Blum, G. Bidault

French general and statesman who led the Free French Forces during World War II. He later founded the French Fifth Republic in 1958 and served as its first president from 1959 to 1969. Card signed “C.G.” and additional salutation in de Gaulle’s hand. 3.25 x 2.5 inch, Paris January 17, 1949. Together with the original mailing envelope. Also included is a card signed by the first President of the fourth French republic Vincent Auriol (1884-1966), Prime Minister Leon Blum (1872-1950) and Prime Minister Georges Bidault (1899-1983). Fine condition.

 

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Göring, Hermann (1893-1946)

Signed photograph

German politician, military leader and leading member of the Nazi Party (NSDAP). Signed photograph “Göring”. 4.25 x 6.0 inch, black and white photograph of Göring in uniform, signed in blue ink. Photo Hoffmann, Munich printed on verso. Fine condition. Note: We reject Nazism in any form! Nevertheless we offer autographs of this kind, because it is an important part of the history of the 20th Century. To the extent applicable to those affected by German law, particularly § 86a StGB, historical and military items from or relating to the period and personalities of the German Third Reich are offered for only purposes of education and research regarding historical events and military history.  Clients who purchase such items agree that they will not use them for propaganda or other purposes that would be punishable under § 86a StGB.

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Göring, Hermann (1893-1946)

Signed photograph

German politician, military leader and leading member of the Nazi Party (NSDAP). Signed photograph “Hermann Göring”. 6.0 x 4.25 inch, black and white photograph of a smiling Göring, signed in black ink. Photo by Bazzoli, San Remo, blind embossed in lower left edge. Fine condition. Note: We reject Nazism in any form! Nevertheless we offer autographs of this kind, because it is an important part of the history of the 20th Century. To the extent applicable to those affected by German law, particularly § 86a StGB, historical and military items from or relating to the period and personalities of the German Third Reich are offered for only purposes of education and research regarding historical events and military history.  Clients who purchase such items agree that they will not use them for propaganda or other purposes that would be punishable under § 86a StGB.

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Guevara, Ernesto "Che" (1928-1967)

Rare document signed as minister of industries

Argentine Marxist revolutionary, physician, author, guerrilla leader, diplomat, military theorist and a major figure of the Cuban Revolution. Captured during a 1967 campaign in Bolivia, he was executed on the following day and instantly attained status as a martyr and one of the most revered and influential political revolutionaries of the 20th century. Partly-printed document signed “Che”. 1p., 8.25 x 12.75 inch, September 15, 1964. Cuban Ministry of Industries vacation request document, approved at the conclusion by Guevara. In very good condition, with folds, creasing and tears to the edges. Che's signature is clear and unaffected. Guevara was at the very top of Castro’s government when this document was signed, serving not only as minister of industries but as president of the Cuban National Bank. Despite his high status, the activist in Guevara disliked his official duties - leading him to dismissively and diminutively sign solely as "Che" in his governmental capacities.

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Hari, Mata (1876-1917)

Scarce autograph letter signed to her Lover during WW I.

Dutch-born dancer, born Margaretha Geertruida Zelle, whose renown as a performer was permanently overshadowed by her activities as an Axis spy during World War I., which led to her execution by firing squad at the age of 41. Scarce autograph letter signed “Marquerite”. 2 pages, 8.5 x 11.0 inch, Victoria Hotel, Amsterdam stationery, with a fine elaborate Art Nouveau style monogram in cobalt blue at top, n.p. (Amsterdam), n.y. (late 1914). Mata Hari writes to her lover, the young and then unknown artist Piet van der Hem, whose portrait of Mata Hari hangs in the Fries Museum. An unusual pairing for the femme fatale, known for her alliances with wealthy and aristocratic men. Though undated, letter is likely from late 1914, during World War I. but before Mata Hari was recruited by the French to spy on Germany. She writes from the Victoria Hotel in Amsterdam, where she lived in WW I. neutral Netherlands after fleeing Berlin at the start of the war. Written in French, in full: “Mon cher Piet / Tres occupeé, Je dois aller encore à la Haye tout à l’heure. Je rentre ce soir versle 6 ou 7 hrs - Je dineral en haut. dans ma chambre. Vouler vous venir causer un peu avec moi a 9 hrs? Nous pouvons prendre un wisky soda quelquepart Je t’embrasse Ta Marquerite”. Translated: ''My dear Piet / Very busy. I have to go to The Hague again later. I'm going home tonight at 6 or 7 pm - I'll dine in a hurry in my room. Want to come and talk to me a little at 9 pm? We can take a whisky soda somewhere. Kisses / your / Marquerite''. Mailing folds, some foxing, overall in very good condition. Piet van der Hem (1885-1961) was a Dutch painter. Letter comes from the estate of van der Hem's lawyer, to whom it was given as payment for legal services.

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Harrison, Caroline Scott (1832-1892)

Scarce signed Executive Mansion card

Wife of United States President Benjamin Harrison (1833-1901). Scarce signed Executive Mansion card “Caroline Scott Harrison”. Card, 4.50 x 2.75 inch, n.p., n.d. Executive Mansion, Washington in blue embossed upper right corner, signed in dark black ink. Minor handling wear, mounting residue on verso, else good condition. Keyes/ Koschal in their fine book “The History of Collecting Executive Mansion White House and The White House cards” mention that signed Executive Mansion cards of First Lady Caroline Scott Harrison can be considered quite scarce.

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Hess, Rudolf (1894-1987)

Typed letter signed with rare full signature

A prominent politician in Nazi Germany. Appointed Deputy Führer to Adolf Hitler in 1933, he served in this position until 1941, when he flew solo to Scotland in an attempt to negotiate peace with the United Kingdom during World War II. Typed letter signed “Rudolf Hess”. 1p, 8.75 x 7.5 inch, on his personal “Rudolf Hess München Harlaching” stationery. Munich, 1934 January 16. Signed in dark black ink by Hess with a rare full signature. Addressed to Lieselotte Kreisel-Kaestle, wife of the art historian Heinrich Kreisel (1898-1975). In German, in full: „Infolge sehr vieler Post recht nachträglich danke ich Ihnen für Ihre seinerzeitigen  Glückwünsche, über die ich mich in Erinnerung an das Zusammensein Ende des Kriegs und in der ersten Kampfzeit hinterher herzlich freute. Ich hoffe, dass doch bald einmal die längst gehegte Absicht verwirklicht werden kann, Sie und die Ihren bei uns zu sehen.“ Translated: „As a result of a great deal of mail, I thank you very much for your congratulations at the time, which I gladly rejoiced in remembrance of the end of the war together and in the first fight time. I hope that soon the long-cherished intention of seeing you and yours with us can be realized.” Heinrich Kreisel was museum director (Ludwig II. - Museum Herrenchiemsee) and general curator of the Bavarian State Office for the Preservation of Monuments. He wrote the book "Munich" in 1934. Mailing folds, else fine condition. Note: We reject Nazism in any form! Nevertheless we offer autographs of this kind, because it is an important part of the history of the 20th Century. To the extent applicable to those affected by German law, particularly § 86a StGB, historical and military items from or relating to the period and personalities of the German Third Reich are offered for only purposes of education and research regarding historical events and military history.  Clients who purchase such items agree that they will not use them for propaganda or other purposes that would be punishable under § 86a StGB.

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Heuss, Theodor (1884-1963)

Letter archive (two autograph and five typed letter signed)

Liberal German politician who served as the first President of the Federal Republic of Germany (then West Germany) from 1949 to 1959. Excellent letter archive, two autograph letter signed and five typed letter signed. All on “Theodor Heuss” stationery, 8.25 x 11.75 inch, fine laid paper. Addressed to Mrs. Marga Stempel in Oberems/ Taunus and to Mr. Hans G. Stempel in Frankfurt. Dated (1) 1949 December 28, (2) 1951 December 27, (3) 1953 March 30, (4) 1954 March 8, (5) 1958 December 25, (6) 1959 February 18, (7) 1959 February 19. Mailing folds, handling wear, else fine condition.

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Heuss, Theodor (1884-1963)

Uncommon autograph letter signed

Liberal German politician who served as the first President of the Federal Republic of Germany (then West Germany) from 1949 to 1959. Autograph letter signed “Theodor Heuss”. 1p., 6.0 x 8.25 inch, Berlin-Lichtenfelde, 1933 July 16. To “Liebe Frau Möricke”. Untranslated letter in German. Minor handling wear, else fine.

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Hindenburg, Paul von (1847-1934)

Uncommon autograph letter signed “Your old grandfather”

Prussian-German field marshal, statesman, and politician, he served as the second President of Germany from 1925 to 1934. Autograph letter signed “Hindenburg”. 1p., 8.75 x 11.25 inch, Berlin, (19)28 July 3. Addressed to his granddaughter “Frau von Brockhusen in Gross Jüstin/ Bezirk Stettin”. In German, in full: “ “Liebe Klara! Vielen Dank für das wohlgelungene Bild, mit dem du mir eine rechte Freude gemacht hast. Das liebe Kind sieht nett und gesund aus. Gott lasse es so weitergedeihen! Hier geht es gut. … ist frisch und munter, und der kleine hat sich wohl eingebürgert. Seine Schwestern sind sehr stolz auf ihn. Sehr recht, daß du die Musik weiter cultiviren willst. Ich bedauere, daß ich es nicht gethan habe. Auch in Neudeck steht das Getreide bis jetzt gut. Hoffentlich haben wir alle eine gute Ernte. Herzliche Grüße von Haus zu Haus. In Liebe dein alter Großvater“. Accompanied by the original mailing envelope addressed in Hindenburg’s hand. Also included is a fine postcard photograph of Hindenburg with a PRINTED aphorism and signature. Mailing folds, else fine condition.

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Hindenburg, Paul von (1847-1934)

Autograph letter signed

Prussian-German field marshal, statesman, and politician, he served as the second President of Germany from 1925 to 1934. Autograph letter signed “v. Hindenburg”. 1p., 5.5 x 8.5 inch, Magdeburg 1903 September 15. To General Alexander von Linsingen (1850-1935). In German, in full: "Verehrter Herr v. Linsingen! Auf Ihr Schreiben vom 21.8.03 erwidere ich Ihnen nach Rücksprache mit dem Herrn Corps-Intendanten ergebenst, daß Ihre Wünsche unter Voraussetzung einer entsprechenden Conduite nach Möglichkeit berücksichtigt werden sollen.". Mailing fold, some stains from the not dried ink, else fine condition.

 

 

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Hitler, Adolf (1889-1945)

Rare autograph letter signed to his housekeeper

Austrian-born German politician who was the leader of the Nazi Party (German: Nationalsozialistische Deutsche Arbeiterpartei - NSDAP). He was chancellor of Germany from 1933 to 1945 and Führer (leader) of Nazi Germany from 1934 to 1945. Autograph letter signed “Adolf Hitler”. 1 page, card, 5.5 x 3.5 inch, n.p., 1932 February 2. A fine autograph letter signed less than a year before he became chancellor (1933 January 30). In German, In full: “Liebe Frau Endres! Anbei Ihr Gehalt (200 M) und der Lohn für die Anna! (Krankenkasse!) - Herzlich Adolf Hitler". Translated: „Mrs. Endres! Enclosed your salary (200M) and the wages for Anna! (Health insurance!) - Cordially Adolf Hitler ". Hitler knew Elsa Endres from his favorite Munich restaurant, "Osteria Bavaria", where she worked as a cook. After his half-sister Angela Raubal was released as housekeeper at the Berghof in 1935, Elsa Endres took over the housekeeping. Two words slightly smudged, else fine condition. Rare! Note: We reject Nazism in any form! Nevertheless we offer autographs of this kind, because it is an important part of the history of the 20th Century. To the extent applicable to those affected by German law, particularly § 86a StGB, historical and military items from or relating to the period and personalities of the German Third Reich are offered for only purposes of education and research regarding historical events and military history. Clients who purchase such items agree that they will not use them for propaganda or other purposes that would be punishable under § 86a StGB.

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Hoepner, Erich (1886-1944)

Rare document signed (Partisan Operation Valkyrie)

German general during World War II. An early proponent of mechanisation and armoured warfare, he was a Wehrmacht army corps commander at the beginning of the war, leading his troops during the invasion of Poland and the Battle of France. He was implicated in the failed 20 July plot against Adolf Hitler (Operation Valkyrie) and executed in 1944. Document signed “Hoepner”. 1p., 8.25 x 11.75 inch, Berlin, 1939 October 31, signed in copier-pen. Appointment for Heinz Feuerstake. Horizontal fold, punch holes, handling wear. else good condition. Rare autograph! Note: We reject Nazism in any form! Nevertheless we offer autographs of this kind, because it is an important part of the history of the 20th Century. To the extent applicable to those affected by German law, particularly § 86a StGB, historical and military items from or relating to the period and personalities of the German Third Reich are offered for only purposes of education and research regarding historical events and military history. Clients who purchase such items agree that they will not use them for propaganda or other purposes that would be punishable under § 86a StGB.

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Hussein, Saddam (1937-2006)

Important document signed

The fifth President of Iraq, serving in this capacity from 16 July 1979 until 9 April 2003. Document signed. 1p., 8.0 x 11.0 inch, n.p. (Baghdad), 1980 May 18, blind embossed national coat of arms at the top. Signed in red ink by Hussein as President of the Bath-Party. The document deals with the affiliation of a city that wants to belong to the district of Mossul. A German translation is included. Slightly discolored, else good condition.

 

 

 

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