Rene Karl Wilhelm Johann Josef Maria Rilke Bohemian-Austrian poet and novelist – one of the most lyrically intense German-language poets
Autographed letter signed, one page (folded double-page), 6 x 7 inch, (Berlin), 1.09.1913, in German, written from “Hospiz des Westens” (hospice in the West) at the “Marburgerstrasse” to Burg actress Lia Rosen (1893-1981) – concerning a date for a museum visit, written (with a correction) and signed in black ink “Ihr Rilke”, mounted (removable) for display with a photograph, shows Rainer Maria Rilke in a close-up portrait (altogether 11,75 x 8,25 inch), with a mild horizontal letter folds – in nearly very fine condition. Accompanied by the original envelope with wax seal, addressed by Rilke, in very fine condition.
The Beatles English rock band – with members John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr, they became widely regarded as the foremost and most influential act of the rock era
Signed early Parlophone publicity postcard, shows the Beatles on the front page, 5,75 x 3,5 inch, signed and inscribed on the reverse in blue ballpoint ink “To Joan – Ringo Starr”,”Love to Joan – John – Lennon – xxx”, “To Joan – love Paul – McCartney – xxx” and “To Joan love from – George – Harrison”, attractively mounted (removable) for fine display with a photograph, shows The Beatles on stage (altogether 8,25 x 11,75 inch), with glue remnants along the left edge, a bend to the lower right corner, a tear (0,75 inch) to the lower edge, and mild stains – in fine to good condition.
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1932 CADILLAC V-16 SPECIAL PHAETON
In 1930, Cadillac stunned the automotive world with the introduction of its breathtaking new sixteen-cylinder models. Sales of the V8 and entry-level LaSalle models were strong in spite of economic hardships, and Cadillac was determined to show its competitors that it was, indeed the Standard of the World. Instantly, the V12 and especially the V16 models catapulted Cadillac to the top of the luxury class. An extraordinary array of coachwork options was available to satisfy the most discriminating buyer, and everything from the body to the engine bay was designed with beauty and elegance. The V12 and V16 engines shared many common components, but it was the V16 with its turbine like smoothness and unprecedented 175 horsepower output that grabbed the headlines.
Subtle changes were made for the 1932 models which included a longer wheelbase, new carburetors, a mechanical fuel pump, heavier axles and larger brakes. Also new for 1932 were adjustable shock absorbers operated from the dashboard to further tune the ride to satisfy passengers. All Cadillac transmissions were fitted with quiet operating helical-gear transmissions, eliminating the whine and crash of a straight-cut gearbox.
1932 marked the first time a series of Fisher bodies became available on the Sixteen. These included sedans, coupes, a roadster, a convertible coupe and three open phaetons. In fact, these were the only phaetons available on the Sixteen, and just six were built, a single standard phaeton with no division, two sport phaetons with a long rear cowl and passenger windshield, and three special phaetons with the short rear cowl. As for Fleetwood bodies, the range was curtailed somewhat. The 30 choices offered in 1930-31 had been reduced to 21, sedans, cabriolets, limousines and a single convertible coupe. The 1931 experience had no doubt tempered Cadillac’s expectations, and history validated the wisdom. At year’s end, just 296 Sixteens had been sold versus 1,709 V12s.
Bugatti was founded by Ettore Bugatti over a hundred years ago in 1909 in a place called Molsheim, France. Since then, the brand has developed a reputation for building some of the most exclusive and fast cars ever made. Still, the company has found themselves in financial stress during its storied history and has been passed through a multitude of owners.
Spectacular 1939 Bugatti
GEORGE WASHINGTON Washington handwrote and signed this document, showing that he paid 100 for his neighbor’s wheat, only five months after being selected to be a delegate at the Continental Congress. This document has his full name of “George Washington” instead of his more common signature of “G. Washington”, which makes it especially rare. Autograph document signed in text: “George Washington”. 1 page, 7¼x4¼. [Fairfax County, Virginia, 1774 December 23]. In Full: “Then Received from George Washington the Currt Sum of One hundred pounds in part payment for Wheat sold him by” to which the seller has signed: “Thomas Triplett”. Penned at top left (unknown hand, possibly Triplett’s): “Receivd Decr 23d 1774”. THOMAS TRIPLETT was a descendent of French Huguenots who came to America to escape religious persecution. Triplett grew wheat on his plantation in Fairfax County, not far from Washington’s Mount Vernon plantation. After his brother Lawrence’s widow died in 1761, George Washington became the outright owner of Mount Vernon and began to shift his farms over from the traditional tobacco crop to wheat, for which he built his own gristmill. His mill ground grain into flour. Five months before Washington purchased this wheat, on July 14, 1774, he was selected by Fairfax County to be a delegate to the first Virginia Convention, which met in Williamsburg in August. He then served as a member of the First Continental Congress in Philadelphia from September 5 to October 26, 1774, returning to the Second Continental Congress which convened on May 10, 1775. This document was written between the dates of the First and Second Continental Congresses. The Battles of Lexington and Concord were fought on April 19, 1775, beginning the Revolutionary War. On June 15, 1775, Washington was unanimously chosen as Commander in Chief of “all the forces raised or to be raised” and c… More information available.
Mick Jagger and Keith Richards on stage. 1972
Mick Jagger and Keith Richards on stage. 1972
Sir Michael Philip Jagger is an English singer-songwriter, musician, composer and actor who gained fame as the lead singer and one of the founder members of the Rolling Stones.
Keith Richards, sometimes credited as Keith Richard, is an English musician and songwriter, best known as a guitarist and founder member of the Rolling Stones.
The “Jaw Dropping” Paraiba Tourmaline measures 11.10 mm x 7.01 mm x 6.49 mm with the highly sought after VIVID Pastel Green-Blue Color and a Pear Brilliant Cut weighing 2.93 carats (Exact Carat Weight). There are also 60 natural untreated round brilliant accent diamonds totaling 0.58 carats set with the Paraiba Tourmaline in a classic double halo style.
A Gorgeous GIA CERTIFIED 3.51 carat estate cocktail ring featuring a BEYOND RARE – VS Clarity – Natural Paraiba Tourmaline set into SOLID PLATINUM and surrounded by Near Flawless sparkling accent diamonds. The “Jaw Dropping” Paraiba Tourmaline measures 11.10 mm x 7.01 mm x 6.49 mm with the highly sought after VIVID Pastel Green-Blue Color and a Pear Brilliant Cut weighing 2.93 carats (Exact Carat Weight). There are also 60 natural untreated round brilliant accent diamonds totaling 0.58 carats set with the Paraiba Tourmaline in a classic double halo style. These “Perfectly Clear” and Completely EYE CLEAN diamonds are graded at “VS1-SI1” Clarity with COLORLESS & NEAR COLORLESS “F-G” Color so you can be assured of the OUTSTANDING quality, excellent brilliance, flash, sparkle & fire. The ring measures 19.05 mm x 13.90 mm at the head and sits up 7.70 mm off the finger. All of the beautiful gemstones are 100% genuine totaling 3.51 carats and the ring is a U.S. size 7.00. The total ring weighs a HEAVY strong & sturdy 9.93 grams and is constructed of solid 950 PLATINUM with exceptional TOP QUALITY natural gems.