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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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Franco, Francisco (1892-1975)

Signed photograph

Dictator of Spain from 1939 to his death in 1975. Coming from a military background, he became the youngest general in Europe in the 1920s. Vintage signed photograph, 3.5 x 5.5 inch, n.p., n.d. Signed in black ink by Franco. Photo by Jalon Angel, Zaragoza. Mounted on cardboard, minor stains, else good 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), 7.5 x 9.0 inch. Berlin, 1748 December 14. To the Count of Köstritz. In French, in parts: “... Vous étes touche des nouvelles preuves que je viens de vous donner de ma bonne volanté les aveux de votre reconnaissance et de votre sensibilite me sont une preuve de votre zele ...” 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 - written on the day of the peace of Hubertusburg

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., 7.5 x 9.0 inch. Leipzig, 1763 February 15. To the Count of Köstritz regarding a request from Reuss and written on the day of the peace of Hubertusburg, on which Prussia and Austria ended the Seven Years War. In French: “…vous penetreréz aisement, que dans ces moments, où tant d’autres aiffaires de consequence m’occupent, Je ne saurois point me distraire par d’autres arrangements qui regardent l’interieur de Mon païs, ainsi qu’il faut que vous prenniéz patience puisqu’à ce que Je serai de retour à Berlin, et que J’aurai le loisir d’arranger tou ceci…” Mailing folds, slightly discolored, small hole, 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, 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)

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) + Göring, Emmy (1893-1973)

Photograph signed by both

German politician, military leader and leading member of the Nazi Party (NSDAP). Emmy Göring -German actress and the second wife of Luftwaffe Commander-in-Chief Hermann Göring. She served as Adolf Hitler's hostess at many state functions and thereby staked a claim to the title of "First Lady of the Third Reich". Signed photograph “Göring” by Herman Göring and additional signed “Emmy Göring” by Emmy Göring. Postcard photograph (Film, Foto Verlag, Berlin), 4.25 x 6.0 inch, n.p., n.d., black and white image of Arno Breker’s work “Berufung” (1941). Signed in dark ink by Hermann and Emmy Göring. Excellent condition, rare signed by both. Arno Breker (1900-1991) was a German architect and sculptor who is best known for his public works in Nazi Germany. 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 “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 “… who loved me a lot”

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. Autograph letter signed “Mata Hari”. 3 pages, on two adjoining sheets, 5.75 x 7.5 inch, Nieuwe Uitleg 16, La Haye letterhead, annotated in pencil, March 14, 1916. In French, Mata Hari writes to "Mon Cher Consul." In full (translated): "I would be very grateful if you could organize my papers anyway. Please read the letter attached that I received last night as you can see. I could still see my friend (male) and have the costume made that I need to dance Mrs. Bangeville's minuet. Also, please have the letter sent to Jean Le Franc whom I fear wounded or dead and who loved me a lot. I did not receive any news from him for six weeks. And "last not least" (in English in the text) here is the novel. Kind regards with all my thanks in return." Minor stains on first page, else fine condition. A courtesan as well as a dancer, Mata Hari amassed an impressive catalog of lovers, including high-ranking military officers and political figures from both France and Germany. When she sent this letter, she was still a great star, reflected in her reference to having a friend complete a costume needed "to dance Mrs. Bangeville's minuet." Her cavorting with Jean Le Franc, perhaps a French military officer, is also of note, though her proclamation that she fears him "wounded or dead and who loved me a lot" appears sincere…and not linked to her espionage. With the outbreak of World War I, these relationships immediately made her suspicious to French intelligence, which reportedly put her under surveillance. The circumstances of Mata Hari's alleged spying activities during the war were and remain unclear: It was said that, while in the Netherlands in 1916, she was offered cash by a German consul to report back information obtained on her next visit to France. When British intelligence discovered details of this arrangement, they passed them on to their counterparts in France; Mata Hari was arrested in Paris in February 1917. A rarely seen and immensely desirable letter by one of the most intriguing figures of World War I.

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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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Hitler, Adolf (1889-1945)

Signed photograph as Reich Chancellor

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. Signed postcard photograph “Adolf Hitler”. 3.5 x 5.5 inch, n.p., n.d., signed in ink, Photo Hoffmann Munich. Two small stains, 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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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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John Paul II., Pope (1920-2005)

Typed letter signed

Born Karol Józef Wojtyła. Pope from 1978 to 2005. He is widely known to Catholics as Saint John Paul the Great. Typed letter signed “+ Karol card. Wojtyla”. 1p., 8.25 x 11.75 inch. Krakow, 1975 October 4. On Metropolita Krakowski stationery. In Polish, in full: “Drogi Ksieze Janie! Otrzymalem teksty pytan i odpowiedzi w chwili wyjazdu na wizytacje. Pytania sa inteligentne, ale nazbyt 'ciekawe', ida za daleko. Odpowiedzi - z koniecznosci - dyplomatyczne, a wiec wymijajace z Polski nie sfinalizujemy tego. Mysle, ze jesli warto im 'dac wywiad', to juz podejmujac sprawy nieco gruntowniej. Moze zreszta sie myle. W kazdym razie bardzo dziekuje za propozycje i serdecznie pozdrawiam.” Translated: “Dear Prince Janie! I received questions and answers at the time of my visit. Questions are smart, but too 'interesting', too far. Responses - of necessity - diplomatic, and so evading from Poland we do not finalize this. I think if it is worth giving them an interview then they are already doing things a little bit more thoroughly. Maybe I'm wrong. Anyway thank you very much for the suggestions and cordially.” Mailing folds, paper clip impression, else good condition.

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John Paul II., Pope (1920-2005)

Typed document signed - shortly before he was elected Pope

Born Karol Józef Wojtyła. Pope from 1978 to 2005. He is widely known to Catholics as Saint John Paul the Great. Typed document signed “+ Karol card. Wojtyla”. 1p., 8.25 x 6.0 inch. Krakow, 1978 June 10. On “Kuri Metropolitalna” letterhead, fine blind embossed seal at the bottom and signed shortly before he was elected Pope, his papacy began 1978, October 16. In Polish, in full: “Czcigodny Ksieze Proboszczu Uprzejmie zawiadamiam, ze Ks Adam Szostak na moje polecenie bedzie prowadzil rekolekcje wakacyjne Sluzby Liturgicznej w Waksmundzie od 3.8 do 19.08.1978.W zwiazku z tym prosze Ksiedza Proboszcza, by czas prowadzenia rekolekcji ni byl wliczany w urlop ksiedza rekolekcjonisty.” Translated: “Venerable Pastor I would like to inform you that Adam Adam Szostak will be conducting the holiday retreat of the Liturgical Service in Waksmundzie from August 3 to August 19, 1978. In connection with this, please visit the Rector's Office for the time of retreat.“ Mailing fold, else fine condition.

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John Paul II., Pope (1920-2005)

Typed document signed - shortly before he was elected Pope

Born Karol Józef Wojtyła. Pope from 1978 to 2005. He is widely known to Catholics as Saint John Paul the Great. Typed document signed “+ Karol card. Wojtyla”. 1p., 8.25 x 6.0 inch. Krakow, 1978 June 10. On “Kuri Metropolitalna” letterhead, fine blind embossed seal at the bottom and signed shortly before he was elected Pope, his papacy began 1978, October 16. In Polish, in full: “Czcigodny Ksieze Proboszczu Uprzejmie zawiadamiam, ze Ks Andrzej Trzop na moje polecenie bedzie prowadzil rekolekcje wakacyjne Sluzby Liturgicznej w Krzeszowie od 3.8 do 19.08.1978.W zwiazku z tym prosze Ksiedza Proboszcza, by czas prowadzenia rekolekcji ni byl wliczany w urlop ksiedza rekolekcjonisty.” Translated: “Venerable Pastor I would like to inform you that Adam Adam Szostak will be conducting the holiday retreat of the Liturgical Service in Krzeszowie from August 3 to August 19, 1978. In connection with this, please visit the Rector's Office for the time of retreat.“ Mailing fold, else fine condition.

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