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    Posted 6 years ago

    kivatinitz
    (291 items)

    I bought this for Sergio as a souvenir in Buenos Aires San Telmo market, to the only dealer that understood that my budget was small. I wanted something amusing, divertido, a curiosity. I have been there in a work travel for two days about four years ago and he remained at home with the children. When first the salesman showed me the article I do not adore it a deer horn, I do not like pieces that come from animals because you can speculate they were kill to take their antlers. Then he showed the little hole with the micro photography inside and that made grow my interest, so I pick it up. Sergio liked it a lot. I tried to find out similar postcards to the picture inside, it has 4 sightseeings of:
    zastlerhalde Feldberg http://www.delcampe.net/page/item/id,294756534,var,kk27344-Feldberg-Schwarzwald-Feldbergturm-Kat-Feldberg-Schwarzwald,language,F.html
    Bismarck denkmal http://www.akpool.co.uk/postcards/25028437-postcard-feldberg-im-schwarzwald-baden-wuerttemberg-das-bismarckdenkmal
    Feldberg turn 1500 m http://www.delcampe.net/page/item/id,294756564,var,kk27339-Feldberg-Schwarzwald-1495-m-ue-M-Kat-Feldberg-Schwarzwald,language,F.html
    Feldsee http://www.delcampe.net/page/item/id,294756582,var,kk27455-Titisee-Feldberg-Fliegeraufnahme-Kat-Titisee-Neustadt,language,F.html
    Wikipedia says that Feldbers is at 1,493 metres (4,898 ft) the Feldberg is the highest mountain in the Black Forest, and the highest in Germany outside of the Alps. The local municipality of Feldberg was named after the mountain. The nearest city is Freiburg im Breisgau. During the Cold War there were many antennas on a military tower at the summit, but these were removed some years ago. Today, there is a large TV / radio transmission mast, used by the regional broadcasting station, SWR (Southwest Broadcasting). In addition, the mountain is recognizable from its Bismarck Monument, in honor of the famous 19th-century chancellor of Germany, Otto von Bismarck. That confirmed that the article was German and that because of the buildings and type of photography immediately after the second war or during the war, the parents of my mother were the sole survivors of the Shoá, because came to Argentina before the WWII, thus having something of that period is emotional for me.
    The hole length of the stopper or shutter is 16 cm and it is three points. It is not easy find an old stopper like this on the web. Sergio put it on display in a Pepita Rindskopf vase I had not post yet. I had not find any with a Stanhope. I ignored all about Stanhope before posting this so I put some bibliography for others https://blog.etsy.com/en/2012/history-lesson-stanhope-pendants/ is an article by Jeni Sandberg very illustrative and http://www.mainemaritimemuseum.org/collection/notes-from-the-orlop/in-the-blink-of-eye-our-stanhope-viewers/ there is a lesson about how seeing through, mine seems of the same time of that.

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    Comments

    1. SEAN68 SEAN68, 6 years ago
      beautiful!!
    2. kivatinitz kivatinitz, 6 years ago
      thanks Sean, agh, jewels and tom for your interest
    3. vetraio50 vetraio50, 6 years ago
      Nice bottle too !!!!!
    4. racer4four racer4four, 6 years ago
      So interesting Kivanitz. So this was used as a spying object in WWII!
    5. kivatinitz kivatinitz, 6 years ago
      Thanks Sean, Vetraio and Racer4 for the comments, I do not think it was use for spying but sure it was a nice souvenir from Feldenberg, and the Papita Rindskpof vase is nice, I will post it shortly. Thanks for all the loves too to ho2, manikin, austrohugaro, tom, agh and jewels.
    6. blunderbuss2 blunderbuss2, 6 years ago
      By the way kivatinitz, antlers are shed every year & can be found lying around in the woods so this doesn't mean anything was killed by any means.
    7. kivatinitz kivatinitz, 6 years ago
      Thanks blunder. I am really an ignorant about deers and that sort of animals. Your commentary is a relief for me.
    8. Belltown Belltown, 6 years ago
      Nice post. You might enjoy our article on Stanhopes:
      http://www.collectorsweekly.com/articles/secrets-of-the-worlds-tiniest-photographs/
    9. SEAN68 SEAN68, 6 years ago
      your very welcome kivatinitz!!!
    10. kivatinitz kivatinitz, 6 years ago
      I do not know why I have did not seen the page befor belltown, thanks a lot
    11. kyratango kyratango, 6 years ago
      What a curiosity! I would not have notice the Stanhope if you haven't said...
      And the bottle is beautiful!
    12. kivatinitz kivatinitz, 6 years ago
      http://www.collectorsweekly.com/articles/secrets-of-the-worlds-tiniest-photographs/

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