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Chiang Kai-Shek (1887-1975)

Signed photograph in mint condition

Chinese political and military leader who served as the leader of the Republic of China between 1928 and 1975. Desirable matte-finish head-and-shoulders signed photo. Black and white, 3.75 x 5.75 inch, n.p., n.d., signed in dark black ink in Chinese. Reverse bears a Hu Chnng Hsien photographer’s stamp. Excellent mint condition.

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Furtwängler, Wilhelm (1886-1954)

Signed Grammophon postcard photograph

Highly regarded German conductor and composer. Signed photograph “Wilhelm Furtwängler”. Postcard, 4.25 x 5.75 inch, n.p., n.d. (about 1920). Grammophon postcard printed “Wilhelm Furtwängler nur auf “Grammophon” - “Die Stimme seines Herrn”. Black and white half-length portrait of a younger Furtwängler. Signed in dark black ink. Minor handling wear, else good condition, with a dark fine signature.

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Elizabeth II., Queen (1926)

Excellent document signed co-signed by Anthony Eden

Queen of the United Kingdom since 1952. Rare royal document signed “Elizabeth R” and countersigned by Prime Minister Anthony Eden (1897-1977) as Foreign Secretary “Anthony Eden”. 1p., 21.25 x 16.25 inch, Court of Saint James, 1953 February 16. Fine embossed seal of the Queen in the top left corner. Signed in dark black ink by the Queen and Anthony Eden. Appointing "Harry Jones, Esquire, Officer of Our Most Excellent Order of the British Empire, to be an Officer of the Sixth Grade of Branch A of Our Foreign Service at any of Our Diplomatic or Consular Establishments abroad or in the Department of Our Principal Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs …". Central horizontal and vertical fold, minor water stain along central fold, light yellowing to margins. Uncommon document with a rare combination of signatures.

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Wagner, Richard (1813-1883)

Autograph note signed

German composer, theater director and conductor who is primarily known for his operas especially “The Ring of the Nibelung”. Autograph note signed “RW.” Card, 4.5 x 2.75 inch, no place, no date. Handwritten note requesting copies of the Bayreuth papers. In German, in full: “Liebster Freund! Bitte um ein paar Exemplare der ‚Bayreuther Blätter‘ die, wie ich soeben höre, bei Ihnen angekommen sein sollen. Ihr RW“. Accompanied by a printed form letter from Wagner, dated 1876 April 3. To bandmaster Carl Eckert in Berlin indicating that "there is no demonstrative dress rehearsal of our ‘Tristan’” and sending thanks for expressing "unabashed appreciation for the execution of my difficult score." Card with a small rusty paperclip impression to the top edge, letter has mailing folds, also a rusty paperclip impression and minor handling wear. A fine and affordable priced pair. "Bayreuther Blätter" - a German magazine in the spirit of Richard Wagner.

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Hauptmann, Gerhart (1862-1946)

Typed letter signed by the Nobel prize winner

German dramatist and novelist. He is counted among the most important promoters of literary naturalism, though he integrated other styles into his work as well. He received the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1912. Typed letter signed “Mit hochachtungsvollem Gruss Gerhart Hauptmann”. 1p., 8.5 x 10.75 inch, Sestri Levante, 1931 January 21. To an unnamed recipient regarding an invitation. In German, in full: "Es tut mir unendlich leid, dem sechzigsten Concordia-Ball nicht beiwohnen zu können, da ich mir die Reise von hier in den nördlichen Winter leider nicht zumuten kann und außerdem bald nach Sizilien zu gehen vorhabe. Bleibt mir also nichts übrig, als Ihnen vielmals für die freundliche Einladung zu danken!" Mailing folds, else fine.

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Curie, Marie (1867-1934)

Card signed and matted with photograph

Polish and naturalized-French physicist and chemist who conducted pioneering research on radioactivity. She was the first woman to win a Nobel Prize, the first person and the only woman to win the Nobel Prize twice and the only person to win the Nobel Prize in two scientific fields. Card signed “M. Curie” and additional in her hand “24 rue de la Glacière à Paris”. Card, 5.0 x 3.25 inch, (Paris), n.d. Excellent signed in dark black ink. Handsomely matted in gray with a photograph of Curie to an overall of 7.75 x 11.75 inch. Fine display and excellent signature. On July 26, 1895, Marie and Pierre Curie married and moved into a three-room apartment on Rue de la Glacière in Paris.

 

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Napoleon I. (1769-1821)

Excellent letter signed (issuing an order in Italy)

Napoléon Bonaparte was a French military and political leader who rose to prominence during the French Revolution and its associated wars. Interesting letter signed “Nap”. 2 pages, 8.0 x 12.25 inch, Milan, 1805 May 27 (Milan 7 Prairial an 13). On the top left corner a four line note in secretary hand: “Renvoyè au Minstre de la Guerre pour autoriser le General (Jean-Antoine) Verdier à tenir un detachement de cinquante hommes dans ce port. Milan 7 prairial an 13.” And signed in Napoleon’s hand with his typical “Nap” in dark black ink. Translated: “Sent to the Ministry of War to authorize General (Jean-Antoine) Verdier to hold a detachment of fifty men in this port”. The note is on an interesting letter from Claude-Joseph-Parfait Derville-Maléchard, diplomat and chargé d'affaires under Napoleon (1774-1842). Autograph letter signed “Derville-Malèchard”. 2 pages, 8.0 x 12.25 inch, black wax seal, Milan, 1805 May 25 (Milan 5 Prairial an 13). As “Ministre plénipotaire” of Lucca (1803-1806) to Louis Alexandre Berthier (1753-1815) Minister of War and Marshal of France. The letter in French, in part: “L’occupation et la défense des cotes de la Mediterranée, qui, depuis Vado jusques à Livourne, embrassent le littoral des Etas de Génes, royaume d’Italie et de Toscane, viennent d’etre confiées aux troupes francaises. Il est probable que le petit port de Viareggio, qui est compris dans cette ligne militaire, n’aura pas fixè l’attention de Sa Majesté, vu le peu d’étendue et d’importance de la cote Lucquoise. J’ai l’honneur de faire remarquer à Votre Excellence que la mer entre Massa et Livourne forme une anse circulaire dont le port de Viareggio est le centre …” He then describes the favorable meteorological and strategic position of the port of Viareggio and proposes that the fort of the city be manned with 50 men. Emperor Napoleon issued the appropriate order with the four line note as described above. With a further marginal note and initial signature by the Minister of War: "M'général pour présenter les Ordres d'exécution. Mal. B.”. Mailing folds, black wax seal with two small holes, else good condition.

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Hesse, Hermann (1877-1962)

Personal content typed letter signed

German-Swiss poet, novelist, and painter. His best-known works include Steppenwolf, Siddhartha, and The Glass Bead Game, each of which explores an individual's search for authenticity, self-knowledge and spirituality. In 1946, he received the Nobel Prize in Literature. Typed letter signed “H Hesse”. 1p., (recto and verso), printed page from his diary “Aus dem Tagebuch des Jahres 1920 von Hermann Hesse”. N.p., n.d., addressed to Werner Boeck, Barsighausen bei Hannover. In full: “Da schicke ich Ihnen einen Gegengruß. Ihre Gedichte kann ich nicht beurteilen, ich bin ein kranker alter Mann und seit Jahr und Tag immerzu mit ganz unliterarischen Pflichten und Lasten überbürdet; die Spürkraft eines Kritikers muß feiner und wacher sein als die meine es heute noch ist. Aber ich habe aus Brief und Versen doch eine Vorstellung von Ihnen bekommen, und gebe Ihnen Ihren Gruß von Herzen zurück“. Signed in pencil by Hesse. Fold, corner wear, punch holes, else fine condition.

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Schliemann, Heinrich (1822-1890)

Autograph letter signed

German businessman and a pioneer of field archaeology. He was an advocate of the historical reality of places mentioned in the works of Homer. Schliemann was an archaeological excavator of Hissarlik, now presumed to be the site of Troy. Autograph letter signed “H. Schliemann”. 1p., 4.25 x 2.0 inch (visible), n.p., n.d. Addressed to the French-German Assyriologist Jules Oppert (1825-1905). In French, in full: “Mon cher Monsieur Oppert … - je vous prier de en écrire quelques mots en response a la letter incluse?” Translated: “May I ask you to write a few words in response to the letter included?“ Handsomely matted in green with a photo of Schliemann (printed signature) to an overall of 8.25 x 11.75 inch. Excellent condition.

 

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Edison, Thomas (1847-1931)

Excellent umbrella signature on a German postcard

American inventor and businessman. He developed many devices that greatly influenced life around the world, including the phonograph, the motion picture camera, and a long-lasting, practical electric light bulb. Excellent postcard signed “Thomas A Edison”. Postcard, 3.5 x 5.5 inch, n.p. (Dresden), n.d. (1911). Signed in dark black ink with his typical umbrella kick. The card shows the Hotel Bellevue in Dresden. Postcard has an excellent history and provenance, on verso is a handwritten note in ink signed by “Friedrich Oeser”. In German, in full: “Dresden, September 1911 Umstehend die eigenhändige Unterschrift von Thomas A. Edison, die er gelegentlich seines Besuchs in Deutschland in Jahre 1911 und zwar im September in Dresden in seinem Auto vor Hotel-Bellevue gab. Untergerichtswirt Friedrich Oeser“. Translated: “Dresden, September 1911 Nearby the handwritten signature of Thomas A. Edison, which he gave during his visit to Germany in 1911 and in September in Dresden in his car in front of Hotel-Bellevue. Untergerichtswirt Friedrich Oeser ”. Thomas Edison’s first child was Marion Estelle Edison (1873–1965). In 1895 she married Oscar Oeser in Dresden, Germany. Friedrich Oeser was the brother of Oscar Oeser and wrote the note regarding the signature on verso. Edison visited Europe in 1911 and during his European tour he showed a keen interest in Germany and its products. Among other things, he visited the hygiene exhibition in Dresden. Fine condition.

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Hitler, Adolf (1889-1945)

Typed letter signed “only three months before Operation Valkyrie”

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. Typed letter signed “Adolf Hitler”. 1p., 8.25 x 11.75 inch. Embossed “Der Führer und Reichskanzler” stationery, Führer Hauptquartier, 1944 April 22. Signed in dark ink. Addressed to the major of the city of Weiler in Germany. In German, in full: „Für die guten Wüsche, die Sie mir zu meinem Geburtstag freundlichst übermittelt haben, danke ich Ihnen herzlich. Mit Deutschem Gruß!“ Translated: „Thank you very much for the best wishes that you kindly conveyed to me for my birthday. With German greetings!" The middle part of the letter is printed, place, date and recipient is filled in by a typewriter. Mailing fold, minor handling wear, else fine condition. On 20 July 1944, only about three month after this letter, Claus von Stauffenberg and other conspirators attempted to assassinate Adolf Hitler - known as Operation Valkyrie. 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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Wagner, Richard (1813-1883)

Typed letter signed concerning the Bayreuth Festival

German composer, theater director and conductor who is primarily known for his operas especially “The Ring of the Nibelung”. Typed letter signed “Richard Wagner”. 1 page, 8.75 x 10.75 inch, Bayreuth, 1876 April 6, signed by Wagner in dark ink. A fine printed circular letter concerning the Bayreuth Festival, in German, in part (translated): "As a result of the agreement that exists between us, which assures me of your valued participation in the orchestra of the Bayreuth Bühnenfestspiele during this year's rehearsals and performances, I hereby allow myself to send you the detailed rehearsal plan…You will see from this plan that I will occupy your presence for the full three months." Mailing folds, else in fine condition. Since its opening in 1876, the Bayreuth Festival has been a socio-cultural phenomenon. The inauguration took place on 13 August 1876 just a few months after this letter was written Uncommon circular letter with excellent signature.

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Ibsen, Henrik (1828-1906)

Bookpage signed from a book of his own library matted with photograph

Norwegian playwright, poet and theatre director. Bookpage signed “Henrik Ibsen”. 1p., 4.75 x 3.5 inch (visible), n.p., n.d. (about 1894). Ibsen signs an August Strindberg (1849-1912) book: “August Strindberg - Die Beichte eines Thoren”. Second edition, Budapest, Carl Grill 1894. The bookpage is folded in the middle and glued together over the years. The book was probably part of Ibsen’s own library with his ownership ink signature at the top and the page was later removed. Minor bends, slightly discolored, handling and corner wear, else good condition. Handsomely matted in gray with a paper photograph of Ibsen to an overall of 7.75 x 11.75 inch. Both items removable affixed with photo corners. Uncommon!

 

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Björnson, Björnstjerne (1832-1910)

Excellent album page signed (Nobel Prize Literature)

Norwegian writer who received the 1903 Nobel Prize in Literature. Album page signed “Björnst. Björnson”. Album page, 8.25 x 5.25 inch, Rome, 1908 April 24. Signed and dated in Björnson’s hand. Diagonal bend, minor mounting residue on verso, else good condition.

 

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Brahms, Johannes (1833-1897)

Autograph note on his personal visiting card

German composer, pianist, conductor of the Romantic period and one of the greatest composers of all time. Autograph note unsigned, on his personal visiting card, 3.75 x 2.25 inch, n.p. (Vienna), n.d. Imprinted on the front: "Johannes Brahms, IV. Karlsgasse 4”, dark black ink. Handwritten note in German: “verbindlichst dankend a.(auch) sich auf die späteren Abendstunden des 18ten freuend Ihr ergebener ./.“ Translated: „Thank you very much, also looking forward to the late evening hours of the 18th, your devoted ./.“. In very fine condition.

 

 

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Kipling, Rudyard (1865-1936)

Verse signed

English journalist, short-story writer, poet and novelist. Most famous for “The Jungle Book“. He was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature (1907), making him the first English-language writer to receive the prize. Verse signed “Rudyard Kipling”. 9.0 x 1.0 inch, n.p., 1929 March 17. Additional in Kipling’s hand: “France beloved of every god that loves + serves mankind!” Slightly discolored, diagonal bend, else good condition. Handsomely matted in gray with a photograph of Kipling to an overall of 11.75 x 7.75 inch. Both items removable affixed with photo corners. Beautiful presented!

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Borglum, Gutzon (1867-1941)

Typed letter signed “A-MEN”

John Gutzon de la Mothe Borglum was a Danish-American artist and sculptor famous for creating the monumental presidents' heads at Mount Rushmore, South Dakota. Typed letter signed “Gutzon Borglum”. 1p., 6.0 x 8.0 inch, personal letterhead, 1917 January 31. Brief letter to John A. Stewart, in full: "A-MEN, to all you say I add amen, and then some." In fine condition, with light show-through from four pieces of mounting tape on the reverse.

 

 

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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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Einstein, Albert (1879-1955)

Typed letter signed regarding the German Jews

A German-born theoretical physicist. He developed the general theory of relativity, one of the two pillars of modern physics. Best known for his mass-energy equivalence formula E = mc2 - "the world's most famous equation”. Received the 1921 Nobel Prize in Physics. Typed Letter Signed "A. Einstein". 1p., thin paper, 8.5 x 11.0 inch, Princeton, N.J. 1952 October 8. A fine letter recommending Professor Paul Rosenstein's autobiography. In German, translated: "Professor Paul Rosenstein has given me an insight into the content of his autobiographical book. The episodes and circumstances outlined in it are, in my opinion, a rather considerable contribution to the cultural history of Germany and the German Jews in this century. It is the work of an unbiased, understanding and benevolent man." Paul Rosenstein (1875-1964) a well established German-Jewish urologist and head of the surgical department of the Berlin Jewish Hospital until 1938, fled Nazi Germany and emigrated to Brazil (Rio de Janeiro) in 1940. His autobiography „Narben bleiben zurück: Die Lebenserinnerungen des grossen jüdischen Chirurgen“ was published in Germany in 1954. Einstein's recommendation was printed and loosely inserted into the first edition. Mailing folds, handling wear, else good condition.

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Sartre, Jean-Paul (1905-1980)

Excellent signed photograph

French philosopher, playwright, novelist, political activist, biographer and literary critic. Excellent signed photograph “JPSartre”. Inscribed in blue ink in Sartre’s hand “A Monsieur Henri Foucher homage sincere de JP Sartre 12.12.46”. 3.0 x 4.0 inch bookpage photo attached on thin cardboard to an overall of 6.0 x 8.5 inch. Fine condition.

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Paderewski, Ignacy Jan (1860-1941)

Autograph letter signed

Polish pianist and composer, politician and spokesman for Polish independence. Autograph letter signed I.J. Paderewski”. 2 pages, bifolium, 4.5 x 5.25 inch, London, 1893 November 21. To an unknown honored lady. In German, in full: “Hochverehrtes Fräulein, Es thut mir herzlich Leid, daß ich mich bei Ihnen, für ihren zu freundlichen und schönen lebhaften Brief, nicht bedanken konnte. Ich bin auf Reisen gewesen und jeden Tag habe ich gespielt. Ich bitte mich also gütigst entschuldigen zu wollen. Hoffentlich wird Ihnen die Zeit erlauben morgen abend ins Concert zu kommen. Ich erlaube mir Ihnen zwei Billetts zu schicken und ich brauche Ihnen nicht zu sagen, wie ich mich freuen würde, wenn Sie kommen könnten. Mit den Ausdrucke meiner aufrichtigsten Hochachtung verbleibe ich Ihr ergebenster.“ Ink stain, else good condition.

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Zweig, Stefan (1881-1942)

Signed card matted with photograph

Austrian novelist, playwright, journalist and biographer. At the height of his literary career, in the 1920s and 1930s, he was one of the most widely translated and most popular writers in the world. Card signed “Stefan Zweig 14. I 1912”. Card, 3.75 x 2.25 inch, n.p., 1912 January 14. Signed with his typical purple ink. Signature is removable affixed with photo corners and handsomely matted in gray with a paper photograph of Zweig to an overall of 7.75 x 11.75 inch. In fine condition.

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Pius X., Pope (1834-1914)

Signed photograph with fine handwritten blessing

Born Giuseppe Melchiorre Sarto served as pope from 1903 until his death in 1914. Known for his conservative, anti-modernist philosophies, he became, in 1954, the first pope to be elevated to sainthood since Pius V. in 1712. Signed photograph “Juxta preces peramanter in Domino. (According to our loving prayers in the Lord.) Pius PP. X”. 4.0 x 5.5 inch photograph on original 8.75 x 12.0 inch photographers mount, n.p. (Roma), 1914 July 12. Only some weeks before his death, written and signed in black ink below his image, photographer stamp “G. Felici, Roma” lower right corner. Apostolic blessing in Spanish for Alvaro Munoz Roca Tallada with a fine handwritten blessing. Good condition.

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Bernhardt, Sarah (1844-1923)

Autograph note signed

French stage and early film actress. Autograph note signed “Sarah Bernhardt 1893”. Black bordered mourning card, 4.25 x 2.75 inch, n.p., 1893, embossed monogram upper left corner. A fine handwritten note regarding a financial matter “… faites credits …”. Vertical fold, else fine condition.

 

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Hitchcock, Alfred (1899-1980)

Card signed

English film director and producer. He is one of the most influential and extensively studied filmmakers in the history of cinema and known as "the Master of Suspense". Card signed “Alfred Hitchcock”. 7.5 x 4.0 inch, n.p., n.d., embossed printed Alfred Hitchcock at the top and signed in black felt-tip pen, probably later in life. Two paper photos of Hitchcock attached. Fine condition.

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Charles VI. (1685-1740)

Document signed

Holy Roman Emperor and ruler of the Austrian Habsburg Monarchy from 1711 until his death, succeeding his elder brother, Joseph I. He unsuccessfully claimed the throne of Spain following the death of his relative, Charles II. In 1708, he married Elisabeth Christine of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel, by whom he had his four children: Leopold Johann (who died in infancy), Maria Theresa (the last direct Habsburg sovereign), Maria Anna (Governess of the Austrian Netherlands), and Maria Amalia (who also died in infancy). Part of a document signed “Carl VI.” 1p., 7.5 x 11.25 inch, Vienna, 1719 October 11. In German, parts: “… bey Uns vorkommende Beschwärde deren Städte- und Märckt verursacht wurden/ ein anders Remedium vor Hand zunehmen…”. Countersigned by the Court Chancellor Ludwig Wenzel von Sinzendorf (1671-1742). Slightly uneven trimmed, else good condition.

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Ludendorff, Erich (1865-1937)

Typed letter signed

German general, victor of Liège and of the Battle of Tannenberg. From August 1916 his appointment as Quartermaster general made him joint head, with Paul von Hindenburg, and chief engineer behind the management of Germany's effort in World War I until his resignation in October 1918. Typed letter signed in pencil “Ludendorff”. 1p., 8.75 x 5.75 inch, Munich, 1932 April 18. To an unknown Ms. Bühler. In German, in full: “Ihr Brief vom 15. war mir eine aufrichtige Freude. Ich weiß, wie schwer es ist, unter den heutigen Verhältnissen seine Meinung zu äußern und das schätze ich auch voll in meinen Kampf ein. Nur erwarte ich von jedem Anhänger ein treues, unermüdliches stilles Wirken.“ Translated: “Your letter of the 15th was a real pleasure for me. I know how difficult it is to express one's opinion under today's conditions and I fully appreciate that in my struggle. I expect only a loyal, tireless, quiet work from every follower.” Mailing fold, minor handling wear, else good condition. “Deutschvolk” was the name of a German ethno-religious association and founded in March 1930 by Mathilde and Erich Ludendorff.

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Ludendorff, Erich (1865-1937)

Typed letter signed

German general, victor of Liège and of the Battle of Tannenberg. From August 1916 his appointment as Quartermaster general made him joint head, with Paul von Hindenburg, and chief engineer behind the management of Germany's effort in World War I until his resignation in October 1918. Typed letter signed in pencil “Ludendorff”. 1p., 8.75 x 5.5 inch, Tutzing, 1932 September 24. To an unknown Ms. Bühler. In German, in full: “Ich nehme Sie gern ins Deutschvolk auf und bin überzeugt, daß Sie, soweit es Ihnen möglich ist, für unsere große Idee werbend auftreten werden.“ Translated: “I am happy to accept you into the Deutschvolk and I am convinced that you will, as far as you can, advertise our great idea." Mailing fold, minor handling wear, else good condition. “Deutschvolk” was the name of a German ethno-religious association and founded in March 1930 by Mathilde and Erich Ludendorff.

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Pahlavi, Mohammad Reza (1919-1980)

Signed photograph

The last Shah (King) of the Imperial State of Iran from 16 September 1941 until his overthrow in the Iranian Revolution on 11 February 1979. Due to his status as the last Shah of Iran, he is often known as simply the Shah. Vintage glossy black and white signed photograph “M. R. Pahlavi”. 5.0 x 7.5 inch, n.p., n.d. Head and shoulders portrait signed in black ink. Also included is a color 4.0 x 5.75 inch signed photograph of Soraya Esfandiary-Bakhtiary (1932-2001) - the queen consort of Iran as the second wife of Shah Mohammad Reza Pahlavi, whom she married in 1951. Handling wear, else fine condition.

 

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Darwin, Charles (1809-1882)

Rare hand addressed and signed envelope

English naturalist, geologist and biologist, best known for his contributions to the science of evolution. Rare hand addressed and signed envelope panel “C. Darwin”. 5.0 x 2.75 inch, London May 1 (18)76 (postmark). Addressed by Darwin to the Lord Mayor of London "Lord Mayor, Mansion House, EC" and signed in the lower left corner. In very good to fine condition, with light creasing and soiling, and several tiny pin holes.

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Rizzi, James (1950-2011)

Hand drawn self portrait signed

American pop artist. Fine hand drawn self portrait signed “James Rizzi 95”. 1p., 8.25 x 9.5 inch, thin cardboard, n.p., 1995. Self portrait drawn by Rizzi with a felt-tip pen. Bookpage photo of Rizzi attached. Slightly uneven trimmed, mounting residue on verso, else fine condition.

 

 

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Bergman, Ingrid (1915-1982)

Vintage signed photograph

Swedish actress who starred in a variety of European and American films. She won three Academy Awards and is ranked as the fourth greatest female star of American cinema of all time by the American Film Institute. Beautiful vintage glossy signed photograph. 5.0 x 6.5 inch, n.p., n.d. Signed in blue ink “Ingrid Bergman”. Photo by Warner Bros. as stamped on verso. Handling wear, else good condition.

 

 

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Bergman, Ingrid (1915-1982)

Fine signed photograph

Swedish actress who starred in a variety of European and American films. She won three Academy Awards and is ranked as the fourth greatest female star of American cinema of all time by the American Film Institute. Fine signed photograph “Ingrid Bergman”. Additional inscribed in blue ink with a greeting in French in Bergman’s hand to a “Mo. Foucher”. 5.0 x 7.0 inch bookpage photo attached on thin cardboard to an overall of 6.0 x 8.5 inch. Dated in ballpoint-pen in another hand “26/ mai 57”. Good condition.

 

 

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Frederick III. (1831-1888)

Autograph note as Emperor during the 99 days

Frederick III. was German Emperor and King of Prussia for 99 days in 1888, the Year of the Three Emperors. Friedrich Wilhelm Nikolaus Karl, known informally as Fritz, was the only son of Emperor William I. and was raised in his family's tradition of military service. Although celebrated as a young man for his leadership and successes during the Second Schleswig, Austro-Prussian and Franco-Prussian wars. One of the conversation slips of the terminally ill emperor, written during the 99 days. Autograph note unsigned „1 ½ Stunden nach Tisch fest eingeschlafen“. 1p., 4.5 x 4.0 inch, June 1888, written in pencil. Mounted on a thin sheet with information about the Emperor and the autograph. Uneven lower edge, small repaired tear, else good condition. Frederick III. autographs during the 99 days are exceedingly rare.

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Hillary, Edmund (1919-2008)

Mt. Everest content autograph letter signed & signed photograph

Sir Edmund Percival Hillary was a New Zealand mountaineer, explorer, and philanthropist. On 29 May 1953, Hillary and Sherpa mountaineer Tenzing Norgay became the first climbers confirmed to have reached the summit of Mount Everest. Fantastic content autograph letter signed “Ed Hillary”. 1p., 8.25 x 11.75 inch, on his personal Sir Edmund Hillary stationery, (Auckland), 1997 May 19. The letter in full: “Dear Katrin, when Tenzing and I reached the summit of Mt Everest I had a great feeling of satisfaction. Many people had tried before without success - now Tenzing and I were finally on the summit of the World.” Also included is a fine 4.0 x 6.0 inch photograph signed “Ed Hillary” and the original mailing envelope, addressed in Hillary’s hand. Letter has mailing folds, otherwise fine condition, photo is in excellent condition. A letter of excellent content!

Price: $ 1,325 / € 1.050

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Toscanini, Arturo (1867-1957)

Signed photograph

Italian conductor, known for his dynamic interpretations of Beethoven, Verdi and Wagner. Fine paper photograph “Arturo Toscanini 6-3-1937”. 5.5 x 9.0 inch, n.p. (Rotterdam), 1937 March 6. Black and white chest up portrait probably removed from a book or program. Minor mounting residue at the top on verso, else good condition. Toscanini had conducted the Residentie-Orkest that day in Rotterdam.

Price: $ 590 / € 475

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Suu Kyi, Aung San (1945)

Large signed photograph

Burmese politician, diplomat, author and a 1991 Nobel Peace Prize laureate. Excellent large glossy color photograph signed “Aung San Suu Kyi”. 7.0 x 9.25 inch, n.p., August 2019, signed in blue ink upper left corner. Photo has on the back the imprint "Press and Information Office of the Federal Government, Berlin”.  Accompanied by the original transmittal letter from the “Embassy of the Republic of the Union of Myanmar, Berlin” regarding the photograph, dated 2019 August 20. In parts: “I have the pleasure to enclose herewith the photo with the signature of her Excellency Daw Aung San Suu Kyi…”. Fine condition and surely one of the best signed photos of Aung San Suu Kyi you can hope to find, especially with this fine provenance.

Price: $ 1,425 / € 1.150

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Schratt, Katharina (1853-1940)

Signed photograph

Austrian actress who became "the uncrowned Empress of Austria" as a confidante of Emperor Franz Joseph. Signed postcard photograph “Grüße von Semmering Kathi Schratt, März 1898”. Verlag C. Lederman jun., Wien I. Signed in purple ink, postmark Vienna. Mounted on thin cardboard, handling wear, else good condition.

Price: $ 750 / € 600

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Stresemann, Gustav (1878-1929)

Rare autograph letter signed

German politician and statesman who served as Chancellor in 1923 and Foreign Minister 1923–1929, during the Weimar Republic. He was co-laureate of the Nobel Peace Prize in 1926. Autograph letter signed “Dr. Stresemann“. 1p., 5.5 x 8.5 inch. Berlin 1908, December 2. To Josef Adolf Bondy, editor of “Neue Revue” regarding a manuscript. In German: “Beifolgend sende ich Ihnen das Manuscript meines Vortrages über Industrie und Reichsfinanzreform, bitte jedoch mir vor Veröffentlichung (un)bedingt einen Correkturabzug zuzusenden (nach Berlin N.W. Reichstag)“. Mailing fold, slightly discolored, punch holes, else good condition.

 

 

Price: $ 845 / € 650

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Strauss, Richard (1864-1949)

Large signed photograph inscribed to his housekeeper

Leading German composer of the late Romantic and early modern eras. He is known for his operas, which include “Der Rosenkavalier” and “Salome”. Strauss was also a prominent conductor throughout Germany and Austria. Large signed photograph "Dr Richard Strauss". 6.5 x 8.0 inch black and white photograph on 7.25 x 9.25 inch photographers mount, Garmisch, 1937 September 1. Inscribed in black ink below his image in German to his housekeeper “Unserer lieben Anna Glossner in wärmster Anerkennung 25jähriger treuer Dienste dankbar ergeben“. Slightly trimmed, else good condition. Anna Glossner (died 1944) had been Richard Strauss's housekeeper since 1912.

Price:  $ 1,150 / € 890

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Dali, Salvador (1904-1989)

Color engraving signed “Nu aux Violettes” (Artist's Proof)

Prominent Spanish surrealist. Engraving signed “Dali”. 19.75 x 26.0 inch (sheet) and 14.5 x 20.75 inch (print). A fine print titled “Nu aux Violettes (Nude with Veils)” from the set titled “Visions de Quevedo”. The set was published by EGI (Paris), Jean-Paul Loup (Paris) and Börjeson (Sweden) in 1975. The print is marked “E.A. (Epreuve d'artiste/ Artist’s Proof)” on Arches watermarked paper. Signed by Dali in pencil in the lower right margin. Official Catalog of the Graphic Works of Salvador Dali, catalog no. OI 75-5 (E). Minor handling and corner wear, else fine condition. Accompanied by a Certificate of Authenticity signed by Frank Hunter from The Salvador Dali Archives, the leading Dali expert.

Price: $ 2,350 / € 1.850

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Dali, Salvador (1904-1989)

Engraving signed “Tristan le Fou” (Artist's Proof)

Prominent Spanish surrealist. Engraving signed “Dali”. 20.0 x 26.0 inch (sheet) and 10.5 x 16.0 inch (print). A fine print titled “Tristan le Fou (Mad Tristan)” from the set titled “Tristan et Iseult”. The set was published in four language editions: English (Leon Amiel, New York), German (Orangerie Verlag. Köln), French (Éditions Oeuvres Graphiques Contemporaines, Paris) and Italian (unknown publisher) in 1970. The print is marked “E.A. (Epreuve d'artiste/ Artist’s Proof)” on Japon paper. Signed by Dali in pencil in the lower right margin. Official Catalog of the Graphic Works of Salvador Dali, catalog no. OI 70-10 (S). Minor handling and corner wear, else fine condition. Accompanied by a Certificate of Authenticity signed by Frank Hunter from The Salvador Dali Archives, the leading Dali expert.

Price: $ 2,350 / € 1.850

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Churchill, Winston S. (1874-1965)

Typed letter signed as Prime Minister

Sir Winston Leonard Spencer-Churchill was a British politician, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from 1940 to 1945 and again from 1951 to 1955. Widely regarded as one of the greatest wartime leaders of the 20th century. Fine typed letter signed “Winston S. Churchill”. 1 page, 7.5 x 9.5 inch, 1952 July 24, on Prime Minster, 10. Downing Street, Whitehall letterhead with embossed coat of arms and address in black. Addressed to Henry A. Price, Esq., M.P. In full: “Dear Price, Thank you for your letter of July 22. I understand that the Board of Trade looked into the matter further and that the Secretary for Overseas Trade attended the function yesterday afternoon.” Mailing folds, handling wear, signature slightly blurred, else fine.

Price: $ 2,535 / € 1.950

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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.

Price: $ 430 / € 330

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Rachmaninoff, Sergei (1873-1943)

Excellent card signed

Russian composer, pianist and conductor. Rachmaninoff is widely considered one of the finest pianists of his day and, as a composer, one of the last great representatives of Romanticism in Russian classical music. Card signed and inscribed “To J. Marechal Brown S. Rachmaninoff 1941”.  Card, 4.25 x 3.25 inch, n.p., 1941. Signed in dark black ink. Minor handling wear, else fine condition.

 

Price: $ 860 / € 690

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Cleveland, Grover (1837-1908) & Cleveland, Frances (1864-1947)

Signed photographs AS PRESIDENT/ FIRST LADY

22. and 24. President of the United States and First Lady. Vintage pair of signed cabinet card photographs AS PRESIDENT "Grover Cleveland Dec. 30, 1896." in Grover Cleveland’s hand and probably AS FIRST LADY "Frances F. Cleveland" in Frances F. Cleveland’s hand. About 4.25 x 6.0 inch, n.p. (Washington). Copyright by C.M. Bell the famous Washington D.C. photographer. Both photos have wear along the edges, slightly trimmed, but still a nice pair and Grover Cleveland is rather uncommon in signed photos.

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Philip, Prince (1921-2021)

Signed photograph

Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, husband of Queen Elizabeth II. Handsome vintage matte-finish signed photograph “Philip ‘Ajax 1956’”. A fine 6.0 x 8.0 inch portrait of Prince Philip in uniform, affixed to its original 7.0 x 9.75 inch mount, signed on the mount in fountain pen. Minor handling wear, else fine condition.

Price: $ 1,235 / € 950

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John XXIII., Pope (1881-1963)

Signed photograph

Born Angelo Giuseppe Roncalli. Bishop of Rome and hence head of the Catholic Church and sovereign of the Vatican City State from 28 October 1958 to his death in 1963. Vintage glossy signed photograph “Joannes p.p. XXIII 1-IV-(1)962”. 4.0 x 5.75 inch color photograph mounted on a 7.0 x 10.25 inch high quality paper, n.p. (Rome), 1962 April 1. Signed by fountain pen in black ink, on verso you can see the pressure of the pen. Photograph was removed from the book “Pensieri E Discorsi, Angelo Giuseppe Card. Roncalli”, 1962. Photo with minor stains, slightly discolored and wavy, else fine condition. Uncommon and fine signed photograph as Pope.

 

Price: $ 1,825 / € 1.450

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Byrd, Richard E. (1888-1957)

Typed letter signed

American naval officer, aviator and explorer. Typed letter signed “R.E. Byrd”. 1p., 8.5 x 11.0 inch, Boston, 1928 April 30. On his Byrd Antarctic Expedition letterhead. Letter to Rev. Leo Leonard Twinem. In full: “I want to thank you for the privilege you have extended to me in adding my name to your organization of boys in your church. I am glad to be one of them. Will you please tell the boys of this organization that I am pleased that they stand for such high things – courage, humility and devotion to purpose, and that I send each of them my best wishes. At your convenience I should like to have a list of the members of this organization and their addresses.” Mailing folds, handling wear and minor paper clip stain, else good condition.

Price: $ 350 / € 270

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Jackson, Andrew (1767-1845)

Autograph letter signed AS PRESIDENT

7. President of the United States. Third-person autograph letter signed as president, signed within the text "The President". 1p., both sides, 5.0 x 8.0 inch, no date but circa early 1831. Letter addressed to "Secretary of the Treasury" Samuel D. Ingham. In full: “The President with his respects to the Secretary of the Treasury, will thank him at as early a day or his convenience will permit to furnish him with a statement of the receipts into the Treasury for the fiscal year of 1830, & with the expenditures. The amount of principle & interest of the Public debt paid in 1830 - and whether any & if any what further provisions may be necessary for the better security of the revenue against smuggling - whether any, & if any, what changes would be beneficial on the credit system of duties - whether any additional ware Houses are necessary for Deposits of Foreign merchandise, to give greater security to the collection of our revenue, with any other information he may conceive it would be proper to be communicated to Congress at their next session”. With some light staining, else fine condition.

Price: $ 1,650 / € 1.270

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Wilhelm I., King (1797-1888)

Autograph letter signed re: visit of Queen Victoria at Garrison Church Potsdam

King of Prussia from 1861 and first Emperor of Germany from 1871 until his death in 1888. Fine content autograph letter signed. 3 pages, bifolium, 5.25 x 8.5 inch, Schloss (Castle) Babelsberg, 1858 August 15. As Prince Regent to Pastor Emil Hering the minister of the Garrison Church in Potsdam. The Emperor informs his correspondent that the Queen of England will be attending the services at the Garrison Church today and continues to provide instructions to the Pastor. In German, in full: “Die Königin von England wird heute am Gottesdienst in der Garnison Kirche teilnehmen. Derselbe nimmt seinen ganz gewöhnlichen vorschriftsmäßigen Verlauf ebenso die Predigt. Nur ein Lithurgisches Gebeth ist nach dem Gebeth für unsere Königin, ungefähr folgendes Gebeth für die Königin von England einzuschieben, daß vor dem Gebeth für mich: ‚Seegne die erhabene Königin von England + Ihren Gemahl, die du gnädigst hergeführt hast + die wir in unserer Mitte sehen. Seegne die schöne und beglückende Familienvereinigung beider Königshäuser die du uns in diesen Tagen sichtlich vorführst, jetzt und in aller Zukunft‘“. An den Geistlichen welcher heute den Gottesdienst in der Garnisonskirche abhält.“ Translated: “The Queen of England will attend the Services at the Garrison Church today. These services take their ordinary course in due form, also does the sermon, only the Litany Prayers after the Prayer for the Queen there is to be inserted a prayer in about the following form for the Queen of England, and that before the prayer for me. ‘Bless the illustrious Queen of England and her Prince-Consort, whom You have led to us in Your Grace and who are now present amidst us. Bless the beautiful and happiness-giving family union of both the Royal Houses, which you have shown to us, now and in all the future’''. Accompanied by the original envelope hand addressed by the Emperor. Also including an autograph letter signed by Pastor E. Hering. 2 pages, 5.0 x 8.0 inch, New York, 1891 December 10. To C. F. Gunther in Chicago, discussing the sale of the letter by Wilhelm I. and stating, in part: “I am willing to sell it at a reasonable price. What such price is, is a little difficult to state. You are right: the Emperor wrote in his long life many letters. But my letter is of another character; it is not a private one, but official, written by him as Highest Bishop of the Prussian State Church; therefore a proof of his consciousness of this dignity and power, because only the Evangelical Oberkirchenrath has the right to change the official Liturgy; second: my letter is a valuable proof for his tender and fine regard for the Queen of England, third: a proof of his piety, which moved him to implore our Lord for his blessings for that most important marriage, and implore openly in the Holy Service of the congregation…. These remarks, I suppose, will be valuable for your sale of the letter, and I would never sell it, but for my bitter want of help, as my mission work here gives me a trifling of income.” The integral leaf bears Hering's autograph statement of provenance, signed alongside a circular blind embossed seal, and stating, in part: “I was at that time Assistant Preacher at the Imperial Court Chapel in Potsdam and had to preach Sunday, August 15th 1858, wherefore I received the letter directly from the Prince Regent by a mounted livery servant...The genuineness of the above letter of William I cannot therefore be called into question”. Some light overall age wear, minor staining, and a few slight traces of former mounting, else good condition. Queen Victoria and Prince Albert visited their eldest daughter, Victoria, Princess Royal, in Germany in August 1858. It was the first time Queen Victoria had seen her daughter since her wedding and subsequent move to Germany earlier that year. The Queen and Prince Consort stayed with the pregnant Princess Royal at Babelsberg Palace in Potsdam until 28th August when they left for Cologne.

Price: $ 1,680 / € 1.350

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Khrushchev, Nikita (1894-1971)

Typed letter signed co-signed by L. Kaganovich

Nikita Sergeyevich Khrushchev led the Soviet Union during part of the Cold War. He served as First Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union from 1953 to 1964, and as Chairman of the Council of Ministers, or Premier, from 1958 to 1964. Khrushchev was responsible for the partial de-Stalinization of the Soviet Union, for backing the progress of the early Soviet space program, and for several relatively liberal reforms in areas of domestic policy. Typed letter signed “N. Khrushchev”. 1p., 7.0 x 10.25 inch, signed in green ink, Voroshilovograd, October 1947. To comrades Secretary and Chairman of the regional executive committee of the Communist Party of Ukraine, Gayev and Oreshko respectively, in Cyrillic. Khrushchev, in his capacity as Chairman of the Council of Ministers of the Ukranian Communist Party, states in part: “Your response telegram was received. The measures you have outlined to ensure the accomplishment of the task are insufficient”. Khrushchev further says “In order to raise state grain procurements, you need to take more specific measures district by district, and collective farm one by one in each district. Pay special attention to the following districts: Evsugsky, Lozno-Aleksandrovsky, Novoaidarsky, Svatovsky, Troitsky”. And before concluding states “In this very last period of state grain procurements, do not let yourself and people be discouraged. Ensure a truly Bolshevistic behaviour in the struggle for a complete and successful completion of the state grain procurement plan by Ukraine.” Also signed at the base by Lazar Kaganovich (1893-1991) in purple ink, Secretary of the Ukranian Communist party. Slightly trimmed, else good condition.

Price: $ 1,675/ € 1.290

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Ben-Gurion, David (1886-1973)

Signed photograph

Primary founder and the first Prime Minister of Israel. Black and white signed photograph “D. Ben-Gurion”. 5.0 x 3.5 inch, n.p., n.d., signed in blue ink. Fine condition.

 

 

Price: $ 585 / € 450

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