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Vintage original 3.5 x 5.25 in. German Ross-Verlag postcard depicting the Austrian-born silent film actor and director, OLAF FJORD.


He is depicted in an interior studio publicity shot wearing a tuxedo while posing in front of a dark backdrop. It was signed in black ink by Olaf Fjord in, we believe, 1926 (see "Provenance" below), the year in which he appeared in two silent films. Printed by the renowned Ross-Verlag company of Berlin, Germany, it was posted in the German mail and the cancellation date is June 22, 1926 (it also makes reference to the Zeppelin Eckener). It is in very fine condition.
Provenance: We purchased a collection of two albums of vintage original German postcards from a rare book dealer at an antiquarian book fair in Pasadena, California. Approximately half of the postcards were signed by the respective personalities and the ones that were dated by the actors are all dated "1926." We were informed by the dealer that these photographs came from a film collector in Germany who acquired the postcards at the time they were issued and then had them signed by the respective actors when he met them in person. 


*"Olaf Fjord was born on August 3, 1897 in Graz, Austria. He was an actor and director, known for Pan (1937), Ludwig II. (1922) and Tarakanova (1930). He died on April 19, 1945 in Vienna, Austria.
*(source: IMDb)


Ross-Verlag in Berlin was a German publishing house specialized in photographs and photo postcards of artists. The owner of the company was Heinrich Ross (b. 10 August 1870; d. after 1954 as emigrant in the USA).



OLAF FJORD (1926) German Ross-Verlag Postcard 01 Signed By Olaf Fjord

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