Russia and Eastern Europe

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Six postcards from the Allied landings in Vladivostok during the Russian Civil War. Rare.

Price: $300.00

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Collection of 25 photographic postcards of Albania during the Italian occupation. Shown are Vlona, Shkader, Tirana, Scutari.

Price: 250.00

t-otba021t-otba021a Archive of letters over a ten year period from a fascist officer named Lorenzo Botta to his fiancé Fernanda. He was with the fascist militia in Albania. They lived in Verona before the war and in the mid-30’s he volunteered to join the army and received his training in Mantua. He was assigned to the Blackshirt 13th Gruppo Battalion. He was then transferred to Albania where he was an officer with the Milizia Fascista Albanese and was responsible for recruiting and training local Albanians to fight. His was planning to marry and was promised a home of his own but then things changed and he had to put his plans on hold. There was an extended period of inactivity, during which times his views on fascism began to change and he became increasingly disillusioned with the cause.t-otba021b In 1945 he returned to Italy, first to Bari and then to Naples. He was arrested because of his fascist background and spent time in a concentration camp, for which there are some correspondence in the archive. Each letter is numbered by Fernanda so it is easy to track the chronology of the correspondence. There are over 473 letters in all. It is a story of the love between a young man and his fiancé he could not marry, throughout the period before, during, and shortly after the war. N

Price: $1200.00

t-pca247 World War 1 German humor postcard “Schlammbad in Polen”. N

Price: 30.00

t-pca246 Set of 8 large format humor postcards published in Prague in 1945. The theme is of the (short-lived) American occupation in Western Czechoslovakia. N

Price: 380.00

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t-pca245 Set of 6 postcards issued in the Czech language during World War 1 to 1935 in support of the Czech Legion. N

Price: 240.00

t-pca244 Group of 16 postcards designed and printed at the Wentworth Insitute in Boston. They were issued by the Czechoslovak Recruiting Office in New York, during World War 1. English and Czech language. One of the cards is from the same series but in Italian. N

Price:$640.00

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t-pca243 Set of 5 large format postcards produced in Czechoslovakia in 1945 commemorating the end of the war. Rare. N

Price: 250.00

t-pca242 Russian childrens book on the life of Lenin, published in Moscow in 1961.

Price: 120.00

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Collection of 15 early post-World War 1 Spanish confectionary cards on the Russian Revolution and subsequent Civil War. All described on back. N

Price: $300.00