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Playboy Magazine in Braille
Playboy Magazine in Braille

Playboy Magazine in Braille 2

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DC Batman Comic Book #222 Neal Adams Cover of The Beatles 1970 Key Issue

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Batman: “Here they come. One of them is dead…But which one?”
Robin: ” The clue is on their album cover!”

Batman Comic Book 222 Neal Adams Cover of The Beatles 1970 Key Issue

Epic Illustrated – A Marvel Magazine Fall 1980 – 1st Dreadstar Appearance

Epic Illustrated – A Marvel Magazine Fall 1980 3rd Issue (Vol 1, No 3) Paperback 1980 by James Starlin (Author), Archie Goodwin (Author), Roy Thomas (Author), Doug Moench (Author), Stan Lee (Editor) 98 pages; Some of the contents: The Dreaming City, Metamorphosis Odyssey: Vanth, Forest Magic by Archie Goodwin, Libido by Doug Moench and lots more; 1st Appearance of Dreadstar – Movie Optioned by Jim Starlin.



RARE NAZI AIRMAIL STAMP w SWASTIKA HINDENBURG STAMP & HINDENBURG POSTCARD 1936 2 RARE NAZI AIRMAIL STAMP w SWASTIKA HINDENBURG STAMP & HINDENBURG POSTCARD 1936This postcard was written by a passenger on the Hindenburg in 1936. He describes flying flying towards Ireland 2000 feet over the Atlantic Ocean.

“Imagine! Sunday morning and only a few hours from Ireland – 2000 ft. over the Atlantic
– A perfect trip – making a record – Thanks for your message.
– George”

Note the Nazi soaring eagle Nazi airmail stamp with swastika and the Hindenburg stamp.

Autographed Photographs of Ballerinas

Original Autographed Photo Ballerina Patricia Bowman Ballet Dancer  2
Original Autographed Photo of American Prima Ballerina Patricia Bowman.

Patricia Bowman, was a founding member of American Ballet Theater, a ballerina of the Radio City Music Hall and the first American ballerina to win critical acclaim and wide popularity as a classical and a musical-theater dancer.

Original Autographed Photo Melissa Hayden Ballet Dancer
Original Autographed Photo Ballerina Melissa Hayden Ballet Dancer – NYC Ballet

Canadian-born ballerina Melissa Hayden was a member of the New York City Ballet. She also danced with Ballet Theatre, Ballet Alicia Alonso and in the corps de ballet at New York’s Radio City Music Hall. She created major roles in George Balanchine’s “Divertimento No. 15”, “Agon”, “Stars and Stripes”, Episdoes”, and “Liebeslieder Walzer”

Gramophone Salon & Record Store – London 1927

Gramaphone Salon
Keith Prowse Programme 1927 London Theatre Movies Concerts

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Rare Original Signed Autographed Photograph of Violinist David Rubinoff with His Romanoff Stradivarius Violin

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Rare Original Signed Autographed Portrait Photograph Violinist David Rubinoff. A scarce unpublished original photograph of David Rubinoff (Dave Rubinoff)

Includes original mailing envelope with the return address:
Brooklyn Paramount Theatre
Brooklyn, New York

8″ x 10″ Photograph is by Roberts Boston

Photograph is Signed by David Rubinoff with gift inscription to lower left corner

In this photo Rubinoff is holding one of the most precious instruments in the world. A Stradivarius violin, which is insured for $100,000.
Satisfying a life-long ambition, Rubinoff aquired the “Strad” after searching for several years. He had tested many old and valuable violins, placed at his disposal by music dealers and collectors. but none were just right. The Rubinoff-Stradivarius, as it is known, sent him into raptures.
Made in 1731 by Antonio Stradivari in Cremona, Italy, the instrument in time passed into the hands of the Romanoffs, the reigning family of Russia until the revolution. It disappeared during that time of stress but turned up later in Paris in the possession of a former Russian prince who had taken the valuable instrument with him when he fled the country.
The violin bears the elaboratly engraved and bejeweled coat of arms of the Romanoff family as well as the identification mark of Stradivari and the date. The instroument is of a deep brownish-red lustre, perfecty formed and developed in all its intricate detail in a manner representative of the best work of the master.

is a phrase frought with magic in the musical affections of a whole nation, a phrase that radiates sheer tonal enchantment. The silken strains that emanate from Rubinoff’s two-century old Stradivarius, over which he glides with caressing nuances and his unique symphonic interpretations of popular music bring a welcome warmth and vigor to the concert platform. (The People’s Choice) is how the Chicago Herald & Examiner described this electrifying artist.

Rubinoff, the son of poor parents, was born in Russia on September 3, 1897. He had only his natural inclinations and his mother’s devotion to set him on the road to fame. He was five when his mother presented him with a special small-sized violin. Such was his aptitude that within two years he was reguarded as a prodigy.

In Poland, the immortal Victor Herbert saw and heard young Rubinoff, who by then had graduated with highest honor from the Royal Conservatory of Music at Warsaw and was so impressed by the boy violinist took him to Pittsburgh Pennsylvania and settled him in his home as his protegee. Through Herbert, Rubinoff met John Phillip Sousa and Will Rogers, who inspired him to devote his talent to the youth of our country. It was Rogers who encouraged him to lecture as well as play “If you get in trouble with that accent of yours” said the cowboy humorist, “Just play that fiddle. It hasn’t got an accent.”

Before long both the Capitol and Paramount Theaters in New York emblazened Rubinoff’s name on their marquees. Rudy Vallee, one of the shrewdest talent scouts of all time realized that radio was the medium that would bring Rubinoff’s talent the audience that deserved. Soon milliions of people were delighting to Rubinoff and his violin on such famed broadcasts as the Chase and Sanborn Hour, the Rexall, the Pebeco, and the Chevrolet programs. It might be noted incidentally that among those who responded to Rubinoff’s baton on these shows were such latterday giants of popular music as Benny Goodman, Artie Shaw, Tommy Dorsey, and the late Glenn Miller.

The Chicago Herald & Examiner did not dub Rubinoff The people’s Choice without good reason. Having heard him at an open-air concert in Grand Park that drew the largest audience in the annals of American concerts the Herald & Examiner concluded its front page acclaim by observing (He is a dynamic personality that sets audiences on fire!). George Frazier, Life Magazine’s brilliant entertainment editor echoed this view when he wrote Rubinoff is undoubtedly one of the handful of authentically great showmen now on earth.

Rubinoff also appeared in several films including:

Morning, Noon and Night (1933) – This Betty Boop cartoon, produced by Fleischer Studios and released by Paramount Pictures, includes a segment showing Rubinoff playing the violin

Parade of the Wooden Soldiers (1933) – Rubinoff appears as himself in this Betty Boop cartoon

Thanks a Million (1935) – Rubinoff appears as himself in this Hollywood film

You Can’t Have Everything (1937) – Rubinoff appears as himself in this Hollywood film