Spanish Civil War /History
Rare set of 31 Civil War period childrens punch-out set of Republican and Falange military. Children would fold them so they could stand freely and they would play mock battles. Interesting in that in some cases the child who owned the set would scratch out any Falange insignia, indicating that his family was Republican. This set is in great condition and near complete. I have only seen individual pieces offered for sale and in terrible condition generally. T
Rare set of 22 Civil War period childrens punch-out set of Republican and Falange military. Children would fold them so they could stand freely and they would play mock battles. This set is in great condition. I have only seen individual pieces offered for sale and in terrible condition generally. T
Complete run of YO. This was a Republican childrens comic published in Barcelona in 1937 and ran to 1938. It was cancelled after 41 issues as the war closed in on Barcelona. As the war proceeded badly, stories about the war began appearing in the comics. Some stories were overtly about the struggle while other strips, such as Aventuras del Rey Filiz and Beba Usted un Poco Mas, were a more subtle swipe at the fascists. This is a complete unbound run.
Archive of correspondence from Jose Petit Colominas, who was with the 60th Division, 95th Brigade, 378th Battalion, 1st Company, Base 8a, C.C No. 18. He was also a partner in the firm Ribera y Aldoma S.A. There is two-way correspondence between his father, Jose Petit Colominas/Puig, brother Juan and sister, Conchita, all from 1938, while he was serving at the Front. The letters are from 1-20 pages long. Some highlights: poetry by the son while at the Front, the son sends ration coupons home to his father, some correspondence from the firm he is a partner in while away fighting at the Front. There are roughly 56 letters from Jose to his father, 30 letters from his father to him, 2 letters from his brother Juan, 2 letters to/from his sister Conchita, 5 letters from his friends to him, 3 letters to him from his company Ribera y Aldoma SA, and a manuscript diary he composed for artillery and morse code. Almost 100 items in total. T
Archive of correspondence from famed Barcelona political family Mas Yebra. 133 letters in all, all during the Civil war. There are two brothers fighting, one for the Nationalists and one for the Republic, and one sister. The letters are between each of them and their parents. The father, Adolfo Mas Yebra, was a famous politician. Juan Antonio is with an Engineering Corp and writes to his father from Leida as well as Puebla de Castro in 1937 and 1938 (45). Luis is a major in the Cavalry and writes from the front lines to his parents (19) and his wife, Montse (9) and sister Victoria (3). The sister Victoria receives correspondence from family and friends (23). There are letters to the father Adolfo, from Victoria (5) and others (13). There are 12 letters from the parents to Victoria and 2 letters from Adolfo to other people. There are 3 letters to Luis from friends and one letter from Victoria to her brother.
Note: Juan Adolfo Mas Yebra, born in Barcelona in 1850 and died there in 1942. From Els Governs de la Ciutat de Barcelona (1875-1930): Eleccions, Partits I Regidors. Diccionari Biografic by Celia Canellas Julia and Rosa Toran Belver, his biography is as follows: Advocat, secretari de la SA Tibidabo, creada per impulsar la urbanitzacio i construccio del parc. Propietari important a Sant Gervasi, a Cornella i a Fogars de Tordera. Vicepresident de la Comissio d'Eixample de l'Ajuntament, president de la Cambra Oficial de la Propietat Urbana (1940), vocal del Foment del Treball (1900), secretari de l'Ateneu Barcelones (1891) i de la Cambra de Comerc (1908). Col-laborador del Diario de Barcelona despres de la Guerra Civil. Fundador a Barcelona del Partit Conservador, de la Union Monarquica Nacional i de la Union Partiotica. R Distr. Universitat 1891. Conservador. He also wrote La Reforma de Barcelona, in 1898.